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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - August 2011

Posted in Product Reviews on August 1, 2011
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The Superior Joint: Best of Both Worlds
A company has finally combined the strength of bushing-style ’crawler U-joints with the longevity of stock-style U-joints that use needle bearings. And, it’s no coincidence that the company is Superior Axle & Gear. The new Superior Joint is available for Dana 30 and Dana 44 applications, with Dana 60 applications coming soon.

• U.S.-made center cross is forged from 4340 chromoly steel, the key to the trail-worthy strength of the Superior Joint.
• Needle bearings are used under the high-quality caps to make high-speed running and long U-joint life a reality.

For more information, contact:
Superior Axle & Gear
(909) 476-8295

A Rock Racer 9-Inch
Spidertrax Pro Series 9-inch housings are designed specifically for professional rock racers, but work great for the rest of us, too. Spidertrax keep them in stock, ready for same-day shipping.

• Made from domestic-grade chromoly steel, including the axle tubes, third member shell, and third member face plate.
• Heat treated to 150,000-psi tensile strength, which is about 2-1/2 times the strength of 1026 DOM.

For more information, contact:
(800) 286-0898

ARB Air Locker for the New Tundra
Toyota’s ’07-and-newer Tundra is big in every dimension, including the rear axle that comes with the 5.7L V-8. ARB’s Air Locker is a long-time favorite for those who want ultimate streetability and ultimate off-road traction in the same axle. ARB Air Locker meets new Tundra: a perfect pairing.

• Patented timed locking mechanism offers high strength, yet provides quick locking and unlocking of the differential
• An air-activated locker needs a reliable air seal, and this one comes with a steel-reinforced elastomer bonded seal that’s designed to withstand the most extreme climates on earth.

For more information, contact:
ARB 4x4 Accessories
(866) 293- 9078

Get a Shurhold on Your Truck’s Finish
Shurhold Industries has a random orbital poisher that takes the sweat factor out of waxing and polishing your truck. The random orbital action eliminates the risk of burn and swirl marks. Less time, less effort, better results.

• Polisher has a 20-foot cord so you can get to the nether regions of your truck, and the GFCI-protected plug shuts off power if the polisher gets wet.
• The polisher is available a la carte or as a bonus pack shown here. The bonus pack includes polisher, backing plate, a carrying bag, and more.

For more information, contact:
Shurhold Industries
(800) 962-6241

Yukon Dura Grip for Chrysler 9.25
Dodge truck and SUV owners with a 9.25-inch rear axle now have another differential option: the Yukon Dura Grip. This limited-slip differential applies smooth traction whether there’s asphalt or dirt under the tires. Every unit is assembled in the USA and is completely rebuildable.

• Nodular iron case with internal gears cut from forged 4320 steel
• Four-spring design and composite clutches are smooth and long-lasting

For more information, contact:
Yukon Gear & Axle
(800) 347-1188

Falken Wheels
Falken’s new 909- and 952-series wheels feature reverse CNC elements to add distinctive styling touches to these alloy wheels.

• Available in 17x8.5, 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9-inch sizes
• Bolt patterns to fit a variety of domestic and import trucks and SUVs

For more information, contact:
Falken Wheels
(909) 988-8996

Off-Road Adventure Apparel
Whether you’re ’wheeling in the mud, hitting whoops in the dunes, or hunting in the woods, the 5.11 Multicam TDU Shirt will serve you well, whatever your outdoor adventure. The shirt’s tough as nail, so it won’t snag or rip, yet it’s comfortable so you won’t sweat up a storm.

• Sleeves and collar are made of durable cotton/polyester ripstop
• Stretch knit body with side mesh panels are breathable and light.

For more information, contact:
5.11 Tactical
(866) 451-1726

Stay Sharp
Whether it’s airing down by pushing in your Schrader valve or slicing off a burst heater hose, using a trusted pocket knife is sometimes all you need to keep ’wheeling. The Spyderco C88SYL Salt I folding knife can be that trusted tool. It’s lightweight, super sharp, and easy to operate.

• The 3-inch blade is made of H1 steel, which Spyderco claims will never rust
• Contoured handle made of fiberglass-reinforced nylon

For more information, contact:
(800) 525-7770

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