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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - February 2011

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2011
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PWR All-Aluminum Radiators
OEM aluminum radiators brought cooling technology to a new level. Unfortunately, the plastic end tanks don't always go the distance. If your stock radiator's plastic end tanks are cracked, separating from the aluminum core, or are otherwise leaking, check out PWR's line of all-aluminum radiators.

•All-aluminum construction means better heat dispersion since the aluminum end tanks can dissipate heat, unlike plastic end tanks.
•Bolt-in stock applications are available, as well as universal types for custom installations. PWR can also make a custom radiator for just about any project. PWR's bolt-in radiator for the 4.0 OHV-equipped Ford Ranger is shown.

For more information, contact:
PWR Performance Products
(704) 658-0092

Pro Comp 8-Inch Super Duty Systems
The 2011 Super Duty and its available Scorpion diesel engine bring new life and promise to Ford's toughest lineup of light-duty trucks. Pro Comp hasn't missed a beat and has an 8-inch suspension system ready to go for the latest F-250 4x4.

•Stage I and Stage II 8-inch systems are designed to clear 38-inch tall tires. Front lift coils are rate-tuned for optimal ride quality.
•Stage I systems feature laser-cut drop down brackets and a dropped pitman arm, while Stage II systems also feature radius arms made from 4130 chromoly tubing and 3/16-inch steel plate. Customers can choose from Fox and Pro Comp shocks.

For more information, contact:
Pro Comp
(800) 776-0767

PIAA Shock Lamps: New Compact Sizes
•PIAA's original 8-inch HID shock lamp has been downsized in a good way. The same technology is now available in 4- and 6-inch •versions to suit a variety of off-road situations and needs.

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•Internal ballast makes installation cleaner and easier. The mounting point is centrally positioned for even weight distribution
•Lenses are off-road rugged: a hardened glass lens is used for the 4-inch lamp, and an unbreakable polycarbonate lens goes with the 6-incher. Housings are made from polyamide and have glass-fiber reinforced mounting bases.

For more information, contact:
(503) 489-6666

Addictive Desert Designs Tacoma Bumper
Addictive Desert Designs has a line of bolt-on bumpers for most popular trucks, including Toyota's latest Tacoma. The main tube is made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-wall tubing for real-world strength. Addictive's bending skill lets it build bumpers that flow with the lines on your truck.

•Skid plate included, dimple dies, and custom anodizing are optional
•Mounting tabs for three 9-inch off-road lights are standard, as is a glossy powder coat finish

For more information, contact:
Addictive Desert Designs
(480) 671-0280

Yukon Conversion Race for Large Bearing Ford 9" Dropouts
Yukon Gear & Axle manufactures a conversion bearing race to adapt small bearing carriers into a 3.250-inch dropout. This allows for use of a 28-, 31-, or 33-spline positraction, locker or spool to be installed into a large bearing dropout. This is ideal if you're stepping down from 35- or 40-spline axles and you don't want to buy a new dropout, or if you're running 28-, 31-, or 33-spline axles and want to step up to 35- or 40-spline later. Save money by allowing a large bearing housing to run any spline axles!

•Allows use of 28-, 31-, or 33-spline axles in 3.250-inch dropout
•Step down from 35- or 40-spline axles without a new carrier. Use one dropout/third member with any axle shaft

For more information, contact:
Yukon Gear & Axle

Lowrance Elite-5 Baja GPS
Lowrance GPS units are the standard of excellence when it comes to competition and prerunning vehicles. Large display screens and easy-to-use buttons are mandatory when the terrain starts to rock your truck. PCI Race Radios has the most complete line of Lowrance GPS units for off-roading and has the customer service to help you get the most out of your Lowrance GPS.

•The Elite-5 Baja has a true 5-inch color screen. It can store up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 retraceable trails, and up to 10,000 points per trail. The Elite-5 Baja features an internal as well as external antenna for reliable satellite signal reception.
•PCI Race Radios has a comprehensive collection of race course downloads and also offers GPS user classes to help you get the most out of your Lowrance GPS.

For more information, contact:
PCI Race Radios
(800) 869-5636

Nitro Excalibur Competition U-Joints
Nitro Excalibur U-Joints are a bushing-style competition U-joint. They're designed to withstand massive forces intermittently, as you'd come across in competition situations. Daily driving? You'll want a conventional U-joint equipped with needle bearings. Excalbur U-joints are made from 300M so they're up to the task of big rocks and big tires. Complement your Excalibur U-joints with a set of Nitro's 4340 axle shafts.

•Covered by a limited warranty against breakage
•Available for Dana 30, Dana 44, Dana 60, and GM 8.5 front axles

For more information, contact:
JT's Part & Accessories
(866) 694-4190

Merlin MX Carrier
If you've got a truck with a bedcage you know it's tough to fit a dirt bike in the back of your truck. Using a trailer brings its own set of hassles, one of which is California's 55-mph speed limit for towing trailers. What's a dirt bike riding, bedcage-equipped truck owner to do? The Merlin MX carrier plugs into any 2-inch trailer hitch and lets you carry your dirt bike without a trailer.

•Can be used with any Class III, 2-inch hitch. Comes with a plug-in taillight.
•Available to carry one, two, or three dirt bikes

For more information, contact:
Merlin Welding
(818) 515-4631

Maxx Cam Lifts the 2011 Chevy/GMC HD
Suspension Maxx has a system that lifts your torsion bar-sprung Chevy/GMC HD without cranking the torsion bars or requiring drop brackets for the control arms. The Maxx Cam3 lifts (or lowers) these trucks up to 2.5 inches without degrading ride quality. Use the Maxx Cam3 to offset the extra front end weight of an aftermarket bumper and winch, or simply to provide a more aggressive appearance.

•Made in the USA from investment-cast 4140 heat-treated alloy steel
•Kit includes differential spacers and shock relocation kit

For more information, contact:
Suspension MaXX, Inc.
(888) 629-9226

Lockstraps Locking Tiedowns
Lockstraps tiedowns are designed to foil thieves into moving on to find something more difficult to steal. They're locking tiedowns that use owner-settable combination locks and have woven steel straps sandwiched between two layers of nylon webbing.

•Caribiner design won't fall off like "S" hooks can. Secure dirt bikes, ATVs, tools, bicycles, etc. in the bed of your truck
•Sold individually and backed by a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee

For more information contact:
Lockstraps LLC

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