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Off-Road Hardware - New Products - February 2012

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2012
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Stock Style, Flame-Thrower Performance

PerTronix offers stock-appearing distributors for 221- to 302ci small-block Ford and small- and big-block Chevy engines. The vintage-style, sand-cast construction hides up-to-the-minute electronics that deliver modern performance.

• Replace your points-style or worn-out OEM electronic distributor. No need to run 40-year-old parts on your engine when you can use a Pertronix Flame-Thrower.
• Hardened steel drive gears last long and deliver consistent performance. Street legal in all 50 states under CARB E.O. number 5D-57-23.

For more information, contact:

(909) 599-5955

Brenthel Builds a Better Raptor

Brenthel Industries unlocks more of the Ford Raptor’s potential with a true long-travel kit for the front suspension, coupled with a custom Brenthel-spec Deaver leaf pack for the rear. Premium hardware is complemented by King shocks. If you were impressed by the stock Raptor, you’d best get ready for another eye-opener.

• Boxed front A-arms are 2.5 inches wider per side and attach to a fully fabricated steering knuckle. Front suspension travel increases to 16 inches, controlled by a King 2.5-inch coilover, 2.5-inch bypass shock, and a 2.5-inch hydraulic bumpstop.
• Rear suspension is a Brenthel-spec Deaver leaf pack that bolts to the stock mounts. The Deaver springs are used in conjunction with a pair of King 3-inch bypass shocks. The 3.0 Kings also bolt to stock mounts so you’ll retain full use of the bed.

For more information, contact:

Brenthel Industries
(949) 642-3003

Lockstraps III

Lockstraps locking tiedowns are the answer for those who need to secure cargo in a truck bed or on a trailer. Boats, dirt bikes, bicycles, and lawn mowers are all examples of what can be secured using Lockstraps. The newly-released third-generation Lockstraps include important updates to make a good thing even better.

• Updated locking carabiners use new, thicker steel that’s heat treated for extra strength. Carabiners keep the straps from breaking free, unlike typical S hooks.
• Stainless steel cable is embedded between double nylon straps.

For more information, contact:

(951) 506-3682

Hannemann GMC Fenders

Hannemann Fiberglass has a new fender for ‘99-to-‘07 GMC trucks.

• Five-inch bulge combines with a two-inch rise over stock to create tire clearance and coverage for long-travel suspension and oversized off-road rubber.
• Fenders include an inner fender liner and steel hood mounts, making them a direct bolt-on in place of the stock fenders.

For more information, contact:

Hannemann Fiberglass
(626) 969-7317

Lazer Star LED Light Bars

Lazer Star now offers its LX line of LED light bars, available in three different configurations to meet every need.

• “Discovery” is Lazer Star’s 10-watt LED model and is the most powerful on the market today. “Discovery” produces in excess of 1,000 lumens per LED. That’s bright! • “Endeavour” is a 3-watt model offered in a double-row configuration. Options include the Racer’s Special which combines white and amber LED’s into a single unit
• “Atlantis” is a 3-watt light that’s available in both marine and off-road versions. Atlantis has a low profile of only 1.78 inches. The Endeavour and Atlantis models produce 300 lumens per LED.

For more information, contact:

Lazer Star/Weekend Concepts
(800) 624-6234

4.88 Gears for the New Tundra

Nitro Axle & Gear now offers 4.88 ring and pinion sets for the ’07-and-newer Toyota Tundra. A gear swap should be considered par for the course after you go bigger with your tires.

• Ring-and-pinion sets available for both front and rear applications
• Rear ring gears vary in diameter depending on which V-8 you have; make sure to mention your engine size when ordering.

For more information, contact:

JT’s Parts & Accessories
(866) 349-6801

Super-14 at Last

You may remember the Portal-Tek 14-bolt dropout from a few years ago. The design held great promise, but the product wasn’t available. A new company, Torq Axle, has the rights to the 14-Bolt dropout and has made a significant investment to ensure the Super-14 is ready, real, and available.

• The Super-14 is a dropout-style axle that uses a standard 14-Bolt carrier and gear set. The 14-Bolt design is largely the same as the famous Ford 9-inch, but with a true 10.5-inch ring gear, it’s a big jump upward in strength.
• Built-in features such as four-inch carrier bearings, twin load-bearing bolts, pocket bearing retainer plate, and bridged bearing caps ensure maximum strength and durability. If you like the 9-inch design but need more strength, here’s what you’ve been waiting for. Available now.

For more information, contact:

Torq Axle
(801) 871-8169

BajaRack for the Four-Door Tacoma

If you’ve got a ’05-to-’11 four-door Toyota Tacoma and want a BajaRack on top, your wait is over. The latest BajaRack is a one-piece rack that’s protected by zinc primer and black powdercoating. Accessories are available to make carrying popular accessories easy and secure.

• Rack installs on existing mounts. Drilling is required
• Steel tube construction lets you carry up to 200 pounds of cargo

For more information, contact:

(760) 621-0171

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