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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - October 2011

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2011
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Fabtech GM Lift System
Fabtech’s new lift system gives the 2WD 2007-2011 GM C 1500 a lift without changing the factory ride quality.

• New ductile iron steering knuckles provide 3.5 inches of front lift
• Rear lift is accomplished via one-inch blocks. This system lets you run 33-inch tires.

For more information, contact:
Fabtech Motorsports
(877) 432-2832

Protect Your Spider9
The Spidertrax Spider9 is a tough axle that gets even tougher and more rock-resistant when you add a Samco bolt-on skidplate to the mix. The Samco Spider9 skidplate is designed to compliment the substantial ground clearance built in to the Spider9. The skidplate is made from 3/16-inch zinc-plated steel. The front bolts to the third member’s pinion support, and the rear bolts to a pair of weld-on axle housing tabs, which are included with the skidplate.

• Bolts to traditional low-pinion third members
• Perfect integration with the Samco Ford 9-inch seal retainer which is available separately.

For more information, contact:
Samco Fabrication
(775) 856-4100

Light It Up With a SafetyPuck
This isn’t for hockey—the SafetyPuck is a nine-in-one warning light for use during roadside emergencies. It has 16 LED bulbs that provide a variety of configurations, from blinking and pulsating to swirling and straight beam.

• Durable: It functions in extreme temperatures, and can even survive being run over by a truck.
• Magnetic: Stick it on your vehicle to warn other off-roaders who are up to a half mile away.
• Rechargeable: It can run up to 100 hours on a charge

For more information, contact:

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Introducing the AX756
American Racing’s ATX-series AX756 wheel is a true beadlock. Born as a beadlock, these wheels use a one-piece casting from A356-T6 aluminum to which a separate beadlock ring is bolted. The beadlock ring is made from 3/4-inch thick 6061-T6 billet aluminum and features vertical ribbing to keep the tire from slipping under extreme conditions.

• Available in 15x9 and 17x9-inch sizes
• Each beadlock thread hole has a steel threaded insert that’s easy to replace should the threads become damaged

For more information, contact:
American Racing
(562) 926-7454

Get Your Chevy in the Zone
Zone Offroad has a six-inch lift system to fit your ’88-to-’98 Chevy K-1500 4WD, GMC Sierra 1500 4WD, Chevy/GMC 2500 six-lug 4WD truck. This system drops the upper and lower control arms and retains the factory steering knuckles. You can use factory wheels with this system, and your track width is unchanged from stock. Run up to 35x12.50 tires.

• Main crossmembers are made from burly 1/4-inch thick steel plate
• Differential is also dropped down to maintain proper CV joint angles

For more information, contact:
Zone Offroad
(888) 998-ZONE

Liquid Titanium and Efficiency
What’s Liquid Titanium? It’s not a buzzword, it’s Kendall Motor Oil’s fuel-saving additive. Liquid Titanium has been proven by extensive independent testing to improve fuel economy by more than twice the oil industry’s GF-4 standards. Oil industry standards called for the new GF-5 standard to provide a 0.3 percent improvement in fuel economy. Kendall GT-1 with Liquid Titanium realized a 0.7 percent improvement. Liquid Titanium is a key additive in Kendall’s GT-1 motor oil.

• Fuel economy is improved by increasing internal engine lubrication.
• Kendall GT-1 also provides exceptional engine wear protection

For more information, contact:
Kendall Motor Oil

Corsa’s Raptor Cat-Back
Corsa Performance now has a cat-back system specifically for Ford’s 2010-2011 SVT Raptor SuperCab and SuperCrew Cab trucks.

• Three-inch straight-through design is nonrestrictive and maximizes performance and fuel economy
• Muffler is designed for a performance tone, yet does not produce a droning sound inside the cab. Twin four-inch tips finish off the system.

For more information, contact:
Corsa Performance
(800) 486-0999

Here’s a Quixx Fix
Glance at our trucks and you’ll see scars from run-ins with boulders, sand whoops, and tree branches. It’s no mystery, then, that we despise trailer queens—but we also loathe key scratches on our daily drivers. That’s why we checked out Quixx High-Performance Paint Scratch Remover.

• It’s an affordable and easy two-step repair system that permanently removes scratches from a vehicle’s paint
• It leaves a reflective high gloss and is free of solvents, so it’s environmen- tally friendly

For more information, contact:
Quixx Care System
(305) 261-6755, ext. 203

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