February 2008 Off-Road Products - New ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2008
Your project is nearly complete but you are still wondering who to call to replace your tired and worn-out factory grille. LMC Truck has just released its new Special Edition Grille, which is a blend of OEM and custom design to achieve unique and timeless styling for the '73-'87 Chevy/GMC truck. The rugged, automotive-grade-thermoplastic, all-chrome grille is injection-molded so there are no longer worries associated with traditional aluminum billet grilles. No bent or warped bars, no dull finish, and no cumbersome brackets or mounting hardware. Go from stock to style in minutes with this unique, easy-to-install grille assembly. Bolts onto stock locations on most applications; comes with mounting instructions and new mounting hardware. Finish off the look with a polished billet bow-tie emblem. Chevrolet and GMC emblems are available, sold separately.
For more information, contact: LMC Truck, (800) 562-8782, www.lmctruck.com.
Shocking product advances are rare in automotive lighting these days, but the new PIAA Shock Lamp - an ultradurable, integrated HID lamp for off-road and racing applications - surely qualifies as just such an advance. The PIAA RS800 HID Shock Lamp promises to change the way off-road racers think about HID lighting, as it offers advanced PIAA HID technology - proven at international motorsports events such as the Rolex Daytona 24-Hour Sports Car Race and the World Rally circuit - in a unique, virtually indestructible package. The new lamp features a housing made of a high-impact polyamide material, with additional glass-fiber reinforcement at the mounting base. The hard clearcoated lens is formed from unbreakable polycarbonate. Inside, the long-range HID firepower comes via a PIAA 12-volt D2S 35W HID bulb enhanced by a computer-designed, HID multisurface reflector.
For more information, contact: PIAA Corp., (503) 489-6666, www.piaa.com.
Hydraulic bumpstops have taken the off-road world by storm over the past few years. One of the companies at the forefront of this new technology is Light Racing. Light Racing's JounceShock is a patent-pending new form of bump shock that will maximize the capacity and performance of your suspension. This nitrogen-charged secondary shock adds unlimited compression damping and controlled rebound to your vehicle's suspension. The JounceShock is 6 inches long by 3-1/4 inches in diameter, which allows for installation in relatively tight spots, and it will work with both stock and lifted suspensions. The JounceShock is also available in custom applications and offers the same features such as being externally adjustable for compression and rebound, fully rebuildable, and nitrogen- and oil-fill adjustable, and it includes everything you need for installation.
For more information, contact: Light Racing, (209) 966-4172, www.lightracing.com.
A great deal of off-road enthusiasts use their off-road vehicle for hunting and trekking into the unknown. There are many times when you need a secure, lockable compartment to keep firearms and other personal belongings safe. The Security Box from Truckaccessoryguy.com is a great choice for carrying these items in your vehicle, RV, toy hauler, or any place you need to secure something worth keeping. Originally designed around concealed firearm carrying laws, this lockbox is one of the most secure methods of transportable storage available on the market. The main box is completely lockable and secured outside of the mounting sleeve. The mounting sleeve was designed to fit either under a seat or in the console of most trucks, cars, and SUVs. When out riding your ATV in the woods or in the desert, lock your wallet, jewelry, or anything you value in the box in your truck, toy hauler, or trailer's toolbox. The box is 10 inches long, 8-1/2 inches wide, and 3 inches tall.
For more information, contact:Truck Accessory Guy, (866) 798-8400, www.truckaccessoryguy.com.
Out of the box, your new '07 Jeep JK is trailworthy. However, if your passion is to push to the extreme or you're just looking to turn your ride into a true head-turner, look no further than the new Pro Comp 4-inch Stage II X Flex suspension system. This complete bolt-on system comes with all the necessary components for top-level performance. Replacement lower control arms are manufactured from CNC-formed, laser-cut, 3/16-inch-thick A36 steel plate with 1/8-inch-thick gusset plates for unyielding durability and come equipped with rebuildable high-angle rod ends and long-lasting polyurethane bushings. Adjustable-length front upper arms are included to optimize alignment specifications. Other features include a heavy-duty, adjustable front track bar constructed from 4130N chrome-moly and an adjustable rear track-bar bracket for proper axle alignment. Front sway-bar disconnects, rear sway-bar links, extended front bumpstops, billet rear bumpstop spacers, offset brake-line relocation brackets, vehicle-specific front and rear coil springs, and adjustable, MX6 monotube, gas-pressurized shocks finish the package and provide an outstanding ride. Systems are available with ES9000 twin-tube gas shocks.
For more information, contact:Pro Comp Suspension, (800) 776-0767, www.explorerprocomp.com.
Off Road Solutions (ORS) is proud to announce its new front bumper for '84-'88 Toyota pickups and '86-'89 4Runners. The new ORS bumper maximizes ground clearance and approach angle while providing functionality and good looks without excessive weight. The main bumper architecture is built from 1/4-inch plate and 1.75-inch, 0.120-wall DOM tube. Recovery points and a mounting plate that accepts most common winches are standard features, while 2-inch LED turn signals and an additional grille hoop are optional. Bumpers come in bare metal, ready for paint. No welding is required for installation.
For more information, contact:Off Road Solutions, (303) 278-6267, www.offroadsolutions.com.
The new Ford Super Duty has jumped far ahead of its predecessors. Everything from a new turbo system, new suspension design, and even upgraded creature comforts keep it a top-tier truck. BDS Suspension wants to make your new Ford even better with its four new 6-inch lift kits for both gas and diesel '08 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 4WD pickups. The standard 6-inch kits are available in rear block or rear leaf-spring designs. The box kit includes two new radius-arm drop brackets to put the stock radius arm back at factory angle, maintaining your stock driving characteristics. The kit also comes with a new steering stabilizer, antisway-bar drop brackets, a dropped pitman arm for steering-angle correction, a track-bar relocation bracket to properly center your axle and bumpstop extension. Choose the rear 5-inch block kit for a rear that is slightly lower than the front giving the pickup the "prerunner" look. The rear leaf-spring design is for those who want their truck level to slightly tail-high.
The new 6-inch four-link systems are also available with your choice of a rear block kit or rear leaf-spring design. This system will give you 10 inches of wheel travel with less than 1 degree of caster change. This means control in the steering wheel over rough terrain. The stability in the steering wheel is noticeable even under normal driving conditions. In addition to four beefy control arms, these kits come with new four-link frame-mounting brackets. These aren't a drop-down bracket: They actually replace the stock mounting system. Don't worry, no welding is required.
For more information, contact:BDS Suspension Co., (517) 279-2135, www.bds-suspension.com.