June 2002 4x4 Truck Parts & Accessories - What's NewPosted in Product Reviews on June 1, 2002
An Even Stronger Dana 60
Looking for a Dana 60 that is designed especially for rockcrawling and other high-stress four-wheeling uses? If so, check out Dynatrac's new Pro Rock 60 axlehousing. It's a high-pinion, high-clearance unit that uses standard D60 internals, but which is said to offer 30 percent more clearance than a standard D60, and 40 percent more strength. Made from high-strength nodular iron, the Pro Rock 60 uses Dynatrac's dual-sump/high-volume oiling system. 'Wheelers looking for custom-mounting points will like the axle's optional suspension mounting deck. Contact: Dynatrac Products, Dept. FW, Inc., 7362 Count Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, 714/596-4461, www.dynatrac.com.
Multipiece Tonneau Cover
Covering the bed of your pickup truck is good for lots of reasons, not least because doing so will improve your truck's fuel economy. But it's even better when doing so enhances storage and security. That's what the new Multi-Piece Tonneau from Bestop does. Using a three-panel design that mounts to the truck's bed via aluminum framerails, this locking hard tonneau allows easy tailgate access to cargo, and also offers the option of an integrated tool bin in the forward section. Available for late-model short-bed Ford F-150, Chevy and GMC, Dodge Ram, and Toyota Tundra. Contact: Bestop, Dept. FW, P.O. Box 307, Broomfield, CO 80020, 303/465-1755, www.bestop.com.
New Aluminum TrailReady Bead Locks
Looking for a set of bead-lock wheels for your rig? If so, you might want to consider these cool new wheels from TrailReady. They're the TR Classic II aluminum wheels, said to be built to the same tough standards as the original steel TrailReady bead locks. Based on MT Classic II wheels, the TR modification retains the factory bead surface and provides a self-centering design needed for balancing and easy mounting. Features include polished-wheel, steel-lug inserts, 3/8-inch 6061 T-6 Rock Clamp, flush-mounted 5/16-inch grade 8 zinc-coated hardware, and choice of red, blue, or clear clamps, with sizes ranging from 15 to 17 inches. Contact: TrailReady, Dept. FW, 1304 80th Street S.W., Everett, WA 98203, 425/353-6776, www.trailready.com.