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Off Road Products And Hardware - Off-Road Hardware

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2009
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Trinity Racing's New Yamaha Rhino 700 Ultimate Performance Kit
Trinity's new Rhino 700 Ultimate Performance Kit gives your Rhino a 62-mph-plus top speed with tons of torque to pull you and your friends, and it does it using 91-octane pump gas. This kit was developed using extensive testing both on the track and on the dyno.

The kit is very complete, and there's a long list of components. Trinity Racing's Rhino 700 Ultimate Performance kit includes a brand-new 734cc cylinder, a pro-ported cylinder head featuring 1mm oversized valves, a heavy-duty valve spring kit with titanium valve stem retainers, a machined clutch sheave, a Stage 3 camshaft, a JE 10.75:1 forged piston, a Dynatek digital ignition, a Trinity Stage IV fuel management controller, and a complete top-end gasket set.
For more information, contact:
Trinity Racing
(909) 373-1337
www.trinityracing.com

Power Up Your Power Stroke
Advanced Flow engineering (aFe Filters), announces the release of its new BladeRunner intake manifold with the new MDV (Multiple Directional Vane) technology for the '05-'07 Ford Super Duty Trucks with the 6.0L V-8 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel.

The BladeRunner intake manifold uses new MDV (Multiple Directional Vane) technology, which smoothes out and directs the intake charge for minimum pressure loss providing maximum performance and airflow. The BladeRunner intake also includes 2 pre-tapped ports on the backside, which provides easy and clean gauge installation and other auxiliary input options. The Power Stroke BladeRunner is constructed of A356-T6 aluminum construction with stainless steel hardware for easy installation, durability and high boost pressures.

In recent testing the BladeRunner produced 4hp and 12 lb-ft of torque at 1,900 rpm while increasing air flow by 59 percent over the stock intake.
For more information, contact:
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe)
(951) 493-7100
www.aFepower.com

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Need A Destination?
Adler Publishing has just released a new Trails Series of guidebooks. At a handy 6x9-inch size, Adler's Trails Series is compact enough to easily fit in a glove compartment or door pocket. Eighteen volumes are available, covering trails in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. The three volumes pictured, California Trails South Coast Region, Central Mountains Region, and Desert Region, cover the areas closest to our SoCal base of operations, so we're sure to get good use out of them. Inside, the content covers not only the turn-by-turn route directions, but also highlights local human history and natural features with bite-sized sidebars and full-color photos. GPS coordinates are included, as are difficulty ratings, local contact information, and odometer readings. Equipment lists and advice about off-road driving techniques are also part of the Trails Series guidebooks. Highly recommended.
For more information, contact:
Adler Publishing
(800) 660-5107
www.adlerpublishing.com

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Pro Comp Lifts the Newest Dodge Ram
The highly anticipated 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD DS trucks have landed at dealerships across the country sporting a new multilink rear coil spring suspension. Pro Comp is proud to be the first manufacturer to have 6-inch performance suspension systems available for these hot new trucks.

Pro Comp's engineering team designed these new systems that maximize the handling and performance benefits of the new multi-link system without compromising the factory Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Reputed as the smoothest riding lift systems ever engineered for the Dodge 1500 truck, these 6-inch systems feature high-strength extended steering knuckles and one-piece cross members that install easily and maintain proper CV axle angles. New precision-engineered height-adjustable spacer and rear control arm bracket system assures an OE quality ride and allows for added personalization of vehicle stance.

Stage II systems feature MX2.75C Motorsport Series coilover front shocks and MX6 mono-tube 6 position adjustable rear shocks for optimum on-and-off-road performance and handling. Stage I systems feature front strut spacers and ES9000 rear shock absorbers.

Lift allows the use of up to 37x12.50 tires on 18x9 or 20x9 wheel with 5-inch backspacing.
For more information, contact:
Pro Comp Motorsports
(619) 216-1444
www.procompmotorsports.com

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Stay Cool In The Heat
Made from crushed volcanic rock, Lava Wrap has all the same benefits as an exhaust wrap with improved durability and a slick carbon-fiber appearance. Lava Wrap is 20 percent stronger than fiberglass wraps, giving it a prolonged life and greater durability. Lava Wrap withstands 1,200 degrees F continuously and 2,000 degrees F intermittently. Lava Wrap is easy to install, reduces under-hood temperatures, and protects other engine components from exhaust heat.

Like Lava Wrap, Lava Mat is also made from crushed volcanic rock, and has the same carbon-fiber appearance as Lava Wrap. Lava Mat reflects radiant heat, providing a heat shield. Lava Mat works great on firewalls, floorboards, and under fiberglass or carbon fiber hoods. Lava Mat is adhesive-backed and cuts easily for easy installation.
For more information, contact:
Heatshield Products, Inc.
www.heatshieldproducts.com

A.D.D. For Your GM
Formerly Known as R&H Longtravel, Addictive Desert Designs has been custom designing and building bumpers for pre-runners and race trucks.

Building on the experience gained doing custom fabrication, Addictive Desert Designs now produces a bolt-on front bumper for the '07-and-newer Chevy/GMC 1500 truck.

Following the lines of the truck was no simple task. The main tube alone features six different bends in two separate bending planes. The main tube is constructed using 2-inch-diameter, .120-wall tubing for strength that matches the truck it's bolted to. The main tube has mounting tabs for up to four 9-inch diameter off-road lights.

An aluminum skid plate and a glossy powder coat are the finishing touches to the aesthetically pleasing A.D.D. front bumper.
For more information, contact:
Addictive Desert Designs,
(480) 671-0820
www.addictivedesertdesigns.com

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New '03-'08 Dodge Ram Long Arm Lift Kits From Tuff Country
Tuff Country EZ-Ride Suspension is now producing Dodge Ram "Long Arm" lift kits and Upgrade kits. The EZ-Ride long-arm kits are designed to allow increased suspension articulation on the trail. The long arms significantly improve handling and ride quality compared to most suspension lift kits on the market. Tuff Country's EZ-Ride Dodge long-arm kits replace existing upper and lower control arms with advanced control arms that include greasable and re-buildable flex joints. The flex joints reduce binding and thereby allow more suspension flex.

Complete long-arm EZ-Ride suspension lift kits are available in 4.5- and 6-inch-lift heights and cover Dodge 2500 and 3500 4WD trucks from model years '03 to '08. Complete lift kits are offered with or without coil springs.

Tuff Country also offers the long arms a la carte for Dodge Ram owners whose trucks are already lifted. The EZ-Ride long arms are compatible with nearly every other lift kit on the market and can replace the arms used in other lift kits, giving the truck improved articulation, ride quality, and handling. This a la carte packaging is known as an Upgrade Kit.
For more information, contact:
Tuff Country
www.tuffcountry.com

Plug-in Power For The 24-Valve Cummins
The new MVP performance module from TS Performance plugs into any 1998-2002 Dodge Cummins 24-valve diesel engine to deliver up to a 2-mpg improvement in fuel economy, while adding up to 100 extra hp. The MVP intercepts the engine's signals instead of copying and downloading a new program. This gives you the freedom to adjust the horsepower levels from inside the cab with improved engine calibrations that won't leave a trace on your factory computer.

The MVP is easy to install and is perfect for performance, daily driving and towing applications, where you can dial in as much power as you need without increasing exhaust gas temperatures.

TS Performance's MVP was created using extensive testing and diesel drag racing experience, and promises to deliver reliable performance for your 24-valve 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel engine.
For more information, contact:
TS Performance
(270) 746-9999
www.tsperformance.com

Waterless Is Greener
Carelessly washing a vehicle can waste half a river's worth of water in a short time. On top of the wasted water, all the dirt and grime from your vehicle runs off and ends up in a storm drain. This polluted runoff is usually carried out to open water channels. Bayes Waterless Vehicle Wash completely eliminates water waste and water pollution because it does not require additional water be added. This is also useful for situations where extra water is simply not available. The product is non-hazardous and safe for the environment. Bayes Waterless Vehicle Wash gives up nothing in terms of results: your ride will have a showroom-quality shine.
For more information, contact:
Bayes Premium Cleaners
(714) 689-0063
www.lab-clean.com

Summit Machine Flex Joints
The Summit Machine Flex Joint is a rebuildable spherical joint that achieves value without compromising quality. The joints are available in multiple sizes and feature a range of motion up to 35 degrees. To facilitate welding, the steel housing is not plated. The ultra smooth nickel plated pivot ball moves on Nylatron GS races (a proprietary nylon mixture for bearing applications). The very low friction movement means less wear and longer life. If you manage to wear them out, Summit Machine has rebuild kits available.
For more information, contact:
Summit Machine, Inc.
(801) 576-8424
www.summitmachine.com

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