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Off Road 4x4 Parts - 4x Products

Posted in Product Reviews on January 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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Fear No Trail
Strength and performance are must-have features for any suspension system, especially when half the life of your trail rig is spent in the dirt. Superlift may have just what you're looking for in its new Jeep TJ 4- and 6-inch RockRunner long-arm lift kits. Both kits center on high-articulation link arms at each corner, providing exceptional clearance, full steering, and incredible suspension flex. The RockRunner arms feature internal swivels that out-travel Heim ends; steel-encased rubber bushings at certain link mounting points ensure bind-free articulation, vibration damping, extended service life, and noise-free operation. They bolt directly to the TJ axles (optional longer female swivel ends increase wheelbase by 1, 2, or 3 inches). The system's arms anchor to a two-piece skidpan assembly. Lift comes from taller-than-stock coil springs. Base RockRunner kits also include compression-travel-control components, threaded-style sway-bar quick-disconnects, and adjustable track bars with mounting brackets. Additional components included in the 6-inch kit include rear sway-bar disconnects, a dropped pitman arm, and extended-length braided-steel brake hoses.For more information, contact: Superlift Suspension Systems, (888) 299-4692, www.superlift.com.

Save Your Shocks for the Rocks
Have you installed a CV-type driveshaft on your Wrangler TJ and suffer from interference between your shocks and axlehousing? Check out these new rear shock extensions from JKS Mfg. that relocate the lower rear shock mounts away from the axlehousing. The additional clearance provides plenty of room for the shock absorbers to be installed without any interference. The rear shock extensions are just as effective on applications with extreme suspension travel, where the axlehousing rotates in response to excessive droop. Installation is simple and no welding is required, as the bolt-on extensions fit securely on the factory shock mounts. Anticorrosive mounting hardware is provided, and a durable powdercoat finish is applied for long-lasting protection.For more information, contact: JKS Mfg., (308) 762-6949, www.jksmfg.com.

No More Dropped Tools
If you're like us, you get tired of trying to find the right adapter for the job. To help remedy this inconvenience, Mac Tools now offers new 1/2-inch-to-3/8-inch and 3/8-inch-to-1/2-inch Locking Universal Adapters. If difficult angles and hard-to-reach fasteners are the problem, then the new Locking Universal Adapters are the solution. These adapters boast a locking collar that holds sockets firmly in place and allows for quick release when finished with the job. The universal design permits access into tight areas with 360 degrees of swivel action. In addition, the Mac Tools Locking Universal Adapters feature a high-polish, chrome-plated finish for long-lasting corrosion protection.For more information, contact: Mac Tools, (800) 622-8665, www.mactools.com.

Keep Your Focus
Have you ever purchased off-road floodlights and eventually wished you would have purchased pencil-beam lights instead? Well, with the new Vision X HID 6503 In-Focus light, you can have the best of both worlds. The light adjusts from flood to pencil and back again as conditions change, all from within the cab with the flick of a switch. You can rig up multiple lights to be daisy-chained and controlled off of one switch, allowing for easier use and installation. Utilizing the housing from the existing HID 6500 series, the In-Focus accommodates the same accessories and features the same performance and durability you have come to expect from Vision X.For more information, contact: Vision X Motor Sports, (800) 994-4460, www.visionxoffroad.com.

Give 'Em the Claw
Do you always find yourself pulling your friends out of trouble? If so, you may want to check out the new Tiger Claw hitch. The new hitch is CNC-machined from a solid bar of alloy, making it one of the strongest hitch products available. It has a 3/4-inch shackle and a tow rating of 10,000 pounds.For more information, contact: Tiger Industrial, (714) 545-5707, www.tigerhitch.com.

Out With the Old, In With the New
If you own a Jeep CJ, you've probably come across the numerous lift kits still utilizing 30-year-old bracket designs and spacers. Rusty's Off-Road decided it was time to build a CJ kit that relieves your Jeep of stiff and bumpy rides. The company's new kit provides 3 inches of lift and the improves ride and handling over the stock suspension. The kit offers a flat axle-seat area, antifriction pads to reduce friction at the leaf tips, and tapered leaf ends. The leaves are also shot-peened to reduce stress. In addition to the four leaf springs, the kit comes with front and rear U-bolts and a set of Rusty's hydro shocks. All parts are backed by Rusty's limited lifetime warranty and are manufactured in North America.For more information, contact: Rusty's Off-Road Products, (256) 442-0607, www.rustysoffroad.com.

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