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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - December 2011

Posted in Product Reviews on December 1, 2011
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Roll Your Own Way

Rough Country’s new wheel adapters and spacers for the Jeep JK and Dodge eight-lug pickups solve wheel problems and add appeal to these already-popular vehicles.

• The Jeep JK wheel adapters add 1.5 inches of width per side for added stability and lateral tire clearance. They adapt the bolt pattern from the 5-on-5 stock JK pattern to a 5-on-4.5-inch bolt pattern, letting you use stock Jeep wheels from older models such as the TJ, XJ, and YJ.
• The Dodge 8-lug wheel spacers add with, stability, and gain lateral clearance between the tires, wheels, and suspension. Both styles of adapters are made from 6061-T6 aluminum for long-lasting good looks.

For more information, contact:

Rough Country
(800) 222-7023

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Rev Wheel’s Guillotine

Rev Wheel’s new 845 “Guillotine” wheels are part of the Rev Wheel K.O. line, aluminum wheels inspired by the athletes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

• Not wimpy lightweights, these are burly wheels worthy of their billing
• Matte black finish with bolt accents, they’re available in 17x9 and 20x9 sizes. Offsets for the Guillotine are 0mm, +12mm, and +20mm. Bolt patterns range between 5-on-4-1/2 to 8-on-180mm

For more information, contact:

Rev Wheel
(951) 680-9595

Almost as Good as a K&N Filter

If you’ve never seen a Sledster before, that’s because it’s a concept vehicle built in limited quantity exclusively as a die-cast collectible. Only 96 of these were made, so if you need one gracing your desk, shelves, or trophy case, contact Custom Crew posthaste.

• About 1:50th scale, this concept vehicle features real rolling wheels and a metal body and chassis
• Comes with an oversized acrylic display case featuring a mirrored base. K&N graphics abound.

For more information, contact:

Custom Crew
(714) 321-7664

Affordable Bender Upgrade

Power-actuated tube benders are easier to use, more accurate, more portable, and more powerful than their manually-operated counterparts. Why don’t more of us use them? Cost. Until now, purchasing the pneumatic ram and pump easily exceeded $500. Swag Off-Road has found an affordable air/hydraulic ram sold by Harbor Freight and designed high-quality tubing bender conversion brackets around it. Slick, easy, and most of all, affordable.

• Fits JD2 Model 3, JD2 Model 32, Pro Tools 105, Pro Tools 105 HD, and JMR manual tubing benders. Sold in both welded or unwelded versions. Buy the unwelded version and weld it yourself to save even more cash.
• The hydraulic ram is listed on Swag Off Road’s website, but is sold separately through Harbor Freight Tools. The Swag conversion brackets and Harbor Freight air/hydraulic ram combine in a bender that’s capable of bending 2-inch-diameter, 0.250-wall DOM tubing with ease.

For more information, contact:

Swag Off Road
(541) 915-2775

Realm of the Raptor

Didn’t buy an SVT Raptor? You can still obtain Raptor-like performance for your standard-issue 2009-to-2011 F-150 by bolting on Camburg’s F-150 Coilover Performance System.

• This system gives you 40 percent more front-wheel travel than stock, bringing the total to 10 inches of custom-valved coilover-based front travel. The stock Raptor has just over 11 inches of travel up front.
• It includes a pair of 2.5-inch diameter Fox front coilvers, a pair of Camburg front upper control arms, and a pair of Fox 2.5-inch diameter rear piggyback shocks. The system’s bolt-on installation lets you transform your truck in an afternoon.

For more information, contact:

(714) 848-8880

Daystar Hood Pin Kits

Pin-and-grommet systems are the best way to keep a heavy hood in place over rough terrain. Daystar now offers a hood-pin kit that works great with steel and fiberglass hoods alike.

• Includes a 5/8-inch diameter hood pin, stainless steel fasteners, retaining clip, and a urethane grommet
• Sold individually since different hoods require different numbers of hood pins. Color choices are black, red, and blue.

For more information, contact:
(800) 595-7659

Clear 37s

Trail Master’s latest suspension system for the 2008-to-2011 Ford Super Duty 4x4 features proper suspension geometry for confident handling on- or off-road.

• Six-inch lift height clears 37-inch tires
• System includes tubular replacement radius arms, application-tunes shocks, and Kevlar brake hoses as well as many other features

For more information, contact:

Trail Master Suspension
(928) 636-7080

Toyota Full-Floater Axle Shafts

Toyota’s full-floating rear axles are usually found under FZJ80 Land Cruisers and dually pickups from the factory, but they make great swap-in candidates into other vehicles. The factory 30-spline full-floater axle shafts are tough units, but you can do one better by installing Nitro Gear & Axle’s chromoly ’shafts.

• High-strength chromoly material is crafted into a finished product using state-of-the-art machining, heat treating, and polishing
• Stock-length as well as cut-to-length ‘shafts are available to suit a variety of applications

For more information, contact:

Nitro Axle & Gear, available through JT’s Parts & Accessories
(509) 888-2953

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