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March 2009 Off-Road Hardware - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on March 1, 2009
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Maximize Your Fuel Flow
BD Diesel Performance's new Flow-Max lift pump has been designed to deliver ample fuel flow for more than 600 hp, yet is more compact, quieter, and durable than competitive products. The Flow-Max features a hard anodized aluminum body and proven gerotor design and is capable of providing 150 gallons per hour at 10 psi and up to 165 gallons per hour at full flow. This is an ideal replacement for a stock pump, which can fail even at the stock horsepower level and cause damage to the injection pump. The Flow-Max mounts to the frame using vibration isolators, and the kit includes all necessary hoses and mounting hardware.
BD Diesel Performance(800) 887-5030www.dieselperformance.com

Make Your Motor Last
Changing your motor oil is a miniscule expense compared to replacing a worn-out engine. The latest API specifications have reduced zinc-phosphorous levels in motor oil, leaving many engine enthusiasts concerned about wear protection. Valvoline's answer to their concerns is SynPower Full Synthetic motor oil: the only leading synthetic that's formulated with longer-lasting anti-wear chemistry. SynPower's chemistry retains zinc-phosphorous longer, which is critical to preventing wear on metal engine parts. Metal-to-metal contact is prevented, thus adding life to your engine.
Valvolinewww.valvoline.com/synpower

Stop the Rattles
D-rings are great additions to heavy-duty bumpers, but often begin to rattle in rough terrain. If rattling D-rings are annoying to you, and they are to us, check out Daystar's new D-ring isolators. Made from durable polyurethane, the D-ring isolators are designed to snap into place on standard 3/4-inch D-rings. Daystar D-ring isolators are available in red, yellow, blue, or black and are sold in pairs.
Daystar Products(800) 595-7659www.daystarweb.com

Priced Right Lift Height
Rough Country's new '05-'07 4WD Ford Super Duty 6-inch radius drop suspension lift kit is easy to install and priced at just under $800. This kit includes all the components needed to lift the truck 6 inches. Stock ride quality is retained. The system includes Rough Country's luxury ride coil springs, which are gas- or diesel-engine specific and match the OEM spring rates. A heavy-duty track bar re-location bracket is included, as is a dropped pitman arm. Drop brackets for the stock radius arms maintain stock caster angles for smooth and predictable handling. There are three options for the steering stabilizer. The first is to use the stock stabilizer with the supplied Rough Country relocation bracket. The second is to use a single Rough Country stabilizer with the RC brackets. The third is to use Rough Country's dual stabilizers, which is recommended when using the maximum recommended tire size of 37 inches.
Rough Country Suspension Products(800) 222-7023www.roughcountry.com

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Synthetic Is Better For Power Steering Fluid, Too
Power steering fluid has a service life, just as with any other automotive fluid. Wear particles can accumulate in the fluid and break down its protective qualities. More than likely, you've never changed your power steering fluid. It probably needs changing. You're a candidate for Amsoil's new synthetic power steering fluid.

Amsoil is well-known for its high-quality motor oil, and now that same quality has been released in Amsoil's new synthetic power steering fluid. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity in cold temperatures, yet resists thermal breakdown to maintain its maximum protection in high temperatures. Amsoil's synthetic power steering fluid delivers cooler operating temperatures and quieter operation, as well as better lubricity at start-up in cold temperatures. The fluid meets or exceeds motor vehicle specifications for use in GM, Chrysler, Acura/Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Saab, Subaru, and Audi applications. It is available in 16-ounce bottles, 5-gallon buckets, and 55-gallon drums.
Amsoil(800) 777-8491www.amsoil.com

Grim Reaper Grippers
GBC motorsports introduces the Grim Reaper UTV tire, with an 8-ply rating to withstand the punishment dished out by heavier side-bi-sides. The 8-ply construction gives the Grim Reaper a load-carrying capacity of 1,120 pounds. The unique tread design combined with radial construction gives Grim Reaper users excellent traction and a smooth ride.
Greenball Tires(800) 946-9412www.greenball.com

Low-Profile Rhino Lights
Plus 1 Accessories offers a low-profile light bar for the Yamaha Rhino. Low-profile lets the Rhino clear overhead trail obstacles and fit more easily in enclosed trailers. Plus 1 offers low-profile light bars for front or rear. The 6061 T-6 aluminum light bars house PIAA 55-watt Xtreme White Plus blue halogen lights, which are rated at a 110-watt output to brighten up dark dunes and trails. The Plus 1 Accessories Rhino light bars come complete with billet aluminum mounts, all hardware, a complete wiring harness that includes relays, and easy installation instructions.
Plus 1 Accessories(916) 797-6042www.plus1accessories.com

Bolt-On High-End Dodge Performance
Spirit Racing and the Spirkoff family are well-known in the desert racing world, and now they have added Spirson Off-Road to the Spirit Racing family. Spirson Off-Road's latest suspension systems fit 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 4x4 trucks. Working closely with King Shocks, Spirson has developed three systems for these trucks: 3-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch. Each system uses custom-designed King coilover shocks with custom valving. The King shocks bolt to the chassis using patent-pending hardware. Sprison upper and lower control arms are included with the systems, as are all-new steering components and a King steering stabilizer with custom aluminum mounting brackets. No welding is required to install these systems. The 8-inch system provides 12 inches of wheel travel and clears 39-inch tires.
Spirson Off-Road(619) 988-0924www.spirsonoffroad.com

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Better Tacoma Travel
DMZ Fab and Race Prep's spring-under conversion for the '05 and newer Tacoma 4x4 and 6-lug Prerunner will dramatically increase overall rear suspension travel, and introduce bump travel that's impossible to achieve with the stock spring-over suspension configuration. On-and-off-road ride quality is much better than stock. The kit includes custom Deaver leaf springs, fabricated spring mounts and shackles, spring and shackle bushings, and grade-8 bolts. Some welding and fabrication is required to install the DMZ spring-under conversion.
DMZ Fab and Race Prep(951) 371-8500www.dmzfab.com

AFE For The Duramax
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) now offers its Stage 2 sealed air intake system for the 2001-2004 GM Duramax LB7 with the 6.6L V-8 engine. The aFe Stage 2 system uses specially-designed intake tubes to maximize air velocity and improve horsepower, torque, fuel efficiency, and throttle response. The durable, roto-molded plastic box blocks out engine heat and installs into the factory mounting locations. The Stage 2 system includes a black powder-coated diamond-plate cover to keep engine noise out and add an aggressive style. The aFe includes the patented Pro-Guard 7 filter which uses five layers of progressive cotton media in addition to two layers of synthetic media, combining to produce maximum filtration.
Advanced Flow Engineering (AFE)(951) 493-7147www.afepower.com

Dragonfire Power For The Teryx
Dragonfire Racing's Teryx 750 80 hp motor kit for the Kawasaki Teryx includes true 11.5:1 pistons with stage two cams. According to Dragonfire, most off-the-shelf pistons that claim 11.5:1 are only 10.5:1 and will not make the torque required to run the DFR custom ground cam. The DFR kit is a direct drop-in replacement for existing parts and includes pistons, rings, pins, clips, cams, and valve springs. There is a core charge on the DFR cams. To maximize your horsepower gains, the Dragonfire Racing Teryx intake, DFR ignition, and DFR dual exhaust are recommended. The DFR Teryx clutch kit must be installed for proper clutching.
Dragonfire Racing(800) 708-9803www.dragonfireracing.com

Economical And Effective
Owners of 2009 Dodge Ram 2WD and 4WD pickups who want to clear larger tires would do well to consider Performance Accessories' 5-inch Premium Lift System. Combining a three-inch body lift with a two-inch leveling system nets clearance enough to run 35-inch tires, and retains a factory ride. The Premium Lift System costs a fraction of most suspension lift systems and comes with reinforced body lift spacers, grade-8 hardware, leveling spacers, and all other parts necessary for a complete installation.
Performance Accessories(928) 636-7080www.p-a-g.net

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