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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - April 2010

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2010
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B&M's High-Capacity 4L80-E
GM's 4L80-E heavy-duty overdrive automatic transmission is already a favorite with those who need an automatic overdrive transmission in a bigger vehicle. B&M Racing and Performance now offers a 4L80-E that's built to withstand up to 800 horsepower.
1. Firm shifts
2. Standard shift pattern
3. 34-element intermediate sprag
4. High-energy intermediate band
5. New overdrive sprag assembly
6. New low roller assembly
7. High-performance friction material used throughout
8. All-new solenoids and wiring harness
9. Recalibrated valve body
10. High-performance pump assembly
11. Steel forward hub
For more information, contact: B&M Racing and Performance (818) 882-6422

LAT Racing Oil 75W140
Synthetic Gear Oil for High-Performance Transaxles

If you're using a high-performance desert buggy for play or race, this might be for you. Rancho Performance Transaxles now carries LAT's 75W140 synthetic gear oil.
1. Use with high-performance aftermarket transaxles such as Mendeola, Albins, Fortin, PBS, ect.
2. Not recommended for use in stock Volkswagen transaxles
3. Provides superior shock load and wear protection
For more information, contact: Rancho Performance Transaxles (800) 304-8726

BDS Suspension High-Clearance Systems for the '04-to-'08 Ford F-150
BDS Suspension has two new suspension systems for the '04-to-'08 Ford F-150. Both kits feature high-clearance lower crossmembers made from 1/4-inch thick steel plate.
1. Four- and 6-inch lift heights
2. Steel differential skid plate protects the drivetrain while locking the front and rear lower A-arm crossmembers together
3. Kit includes CNC machined replacement steering knuckles
4. Rear lift options include a block and an add-a-leaf or a complete replacement spring pack
5. System includes Kevlar-lined replacement brake lines
6. Covered by the BDS No Fine Print warranty
For more information, contact: BDS Suspension (517) 279-2135,

Sleep in Style
Sleeping in the bed of your pickup truck is a great concept, but it's tough to do if your sleeping pad or mattress doesn't fit. Truck-bedz offers cloth air mattresses designed for pickup truck bed use.
1. Made from rugged expedition-grade nylon backpack cloth
2. Abrasion resistant
3. Puncture resistant
4. Provides insulation during cold weather
For more information, contact: Truck-Bedz (949) 460-0395,

Speed Industries High Intensity Krossfire LED Light Bars
Speed Industries has new Krossfire LED light bars for UTV applications.
1. Based on an extruded aluminum housing
2. Tough and weatherproof
3. Big lumen power, low amp draw
4. Six different sizes available from 4 to 42 inches wide
5. Includes flat surface mounts with rubber isolators, OEM-style wiring loom with relay and switch, and adjustment tool
6. Compact design that can be mounted at the roof without increasing overall vehicle height
7. Optional tubular mount sold separately
For more information, contact: Speed Industries, a division of Red Art, Inc. (951) 729-3320,

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New Long-Travel Kit for '86-to-'95 Toyota IFS 4x4s
If you haven't heard of Blazeland you're probably not alone. Blazeland makes a long-travel kit for '86-to-'95 Toyota IFS 4x4s that offers long travel and an easy-on-the wallet price.
1. Uses modified stock upper and lower control arms that include new poly bushings
2. Metal-to-metal wheel travel is 12 inches
3. Standard kit retains torsion bars
4. Coilover option available
For more information, contact: Blazeland (949) 903-6892

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Two New QuickAir
Compressors from Sun Performance

Sun Performance's QuickAir compressor lineup just received two new models. The QuickAir X 1500 and QuickAir X2000. Both compressors are compact and lightweight. Most importantly, they supply lots of air and they do it reliably.
1. QuickAir X 1500 produces up to 150 psi
2. QuickAir X 2000 produces up to 200 psi
3. Both models available as compressor only, or well-equipped with a base tray, handle, jumper cable battery connections, and coiled air hose in a convenient carrying bag
For more information, contact: Sun Performance (714) 708-7730

Disc Brakes Australia Survival Brake Series Rotors
Trail rigs and SUVs often venture forth with braking systems that aren't up to the task of sure stopping in the harsh environments they encounter. Disc Brakes Australia's Survival Brake Series rotors will improve your stopping power and performance.
1. Reduced stopping distance
2. Improved pedal feel
3. Even pad wear
4. Reduced fading
5. Cooler running temperatures
6. The design and materials of the Survival Brake Series rotors makes these improvements: no other brake system components are needed for these benefits
For more information, contact: Disc Brakes Australia (USA headquarters) (866) 477-7071,

Delta H.I.D. Hood Bar
While bumpers, roll cages, and overhead light racks are all popular places for mounting lights, Delta's low-profile H.I.D. lights let you mount them in a new location: your hood.
1. Universal design
2. Hood Bar constructed of machined billet aluminum and plasma-cut steel
3. Vertical swivel for precision aiming
4. Three pre-wired H.I.D. lights included
5. H.I.D. lights have ballasts inside the Hood Bar
6. Also available with Xenon lights
7. Kit includes wiring harness, relay, switch, fuse, and hard plastic covers
8. Installation requires drilling four small holes in the hood
9. Mounting system holds the hood and the Hood Bar with a secure grip
10. Made in the USA
For more information, contact: Delta Tech Industries, LLC (714) 577-8028

Gaylord's Fiberglass Bed Cover for the '09 Ford F-150
Bed covers are a favorite with the pavement crowd, but if you use your off-road truck as a daily driver they're still useful for keeping cargo dry and secure.
1. Clamp-on installation is completed without tools or drilling
2. Cover opens with a single key or optional keyless remote
3. Durable neoprene seals keep cargo dry
4. Aerodynamic efficiency is increased
For more information, contact: Gaylord's (562) 529-7543,

Zone Offroad Products 4-Inch 4WD Super Duty System
Zone's new system for the '05-to-'09 4WD F-250 and F-350 Ford Super Duty give you added height and exceptional ride quality at an affordable price point.
1. Includes 4-inch lift coils
2. Radius arms are bracket-dropped to compensate for lift height
3. Kit allows factory alignment specs to be maintained
4. Solid steel track bar reliably keeps the front axle centered
5. Rear lift blocks replace the factory pieces
6. Includes custom-valved shocks
For more information, contact: Zone Offroad Products (888) 998-9663,

Four Wheeling is Not a Crime
There are those who would banish us from the dirt. These mud flaps from Daystar communicate our message to them.
1. Mud flaps help keep fanatical law enforcement in check by providing coverage for tires that protrude past body lines
2. Fits most common bracket systems
3. Durable polyurethane construction lasts longer than rubber
4. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Blue Ribbon Coalition, and organization that fights to keep trails open
For more information, contact: Daystar (800) 595-7659,

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