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June 2005 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on June 1, 2005
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All-Pro Off Road now offers suspension systems for '95-'04 Toyota Tacoma 4x4s. The kit features 1- to 3-inch-lift Bilstein adjustable coilover shocks, high-quality Eibach springs, and factory-type rubber shock bushings with steel inserts to help eliminate squeaks common to coilover shocks. Information: 909/658-7077, www.allprooffroad.com.



Known for high-quality Land Rover accessories, Safari Gard is expanding into the Jeep crowd with this new line of front and rear Jeep TJ bumpers. Constructed from heavy-duty 1 3/4-inch-round steel tubing, these units are fully TIG-welded for the superior strength and an attractive finish. Each bumper is hand-built and able to bolt on, requiring no welding or drilling. Available with a black powdercoat finish, these bumpers come standard with winch-mounting plates built right in. Information: 909/698-6114, www.safarigard.com.

Check out this new DVD by BillyGoat Productions. It details legendary off-road racer Robby Gordon in all aspects of his racing career. We've had a chance to check it out for ourselves, and we found it thoroughly entertaining. Shot in both 35mm film and HI-DEF, along with other media, the DVD delivers some of the most breathtaking images we've ever seen in an off-pavement movie. The film focuses on Robby Gordon, with exclusive footage of racing the SCORE Baja 1000, clearing 80-foot doubles in Glamis, launching massive jumps, and hitting whoops at over 100 mph. This is a must-have for all 4x4 enthusiasts. This DVD retails for $24.95, but can be had for free through Explorer Pro Comp with any MX6 shock purchase (set of four, or as part of a suspension kit). Information: 800/776-0767, www.explorerprocomp.com.

One of the newest-and possibly lightest-4x4 wheel on the market today, these forged-aluminum wheels from FST Motorsports are said to be 20 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than any competitor's wheel on the market. Forged from one piece of 6061-T6 alloy aluminum, this 17x9-inch wheel is bead-locked and inner-liner ready. It's available in two machine-polished finishes. Information: 602/484-7616, www.fly-n-hi.com.


If you are looking for a way to store tools and other items in your 4x4, then MasterCraft's Do All Bag is the solution to your needs. Manufactured out of heavy canvas with a reinforced bottom, this bag features two carry handles, and a bag strap for mounting. It is ideal for storing tools, jumper cables, tow-ropes, and wrench roll-ups. It's available in black and also in MasterCraft's new1000 Denier Cordura Woodland Camo and three-color Desert Camo fabrics. Bag size is 17x8x6 inches, with all mounting hardware included. Information: 800/565-4042, www.mastercraftseats.com.

Diesel Transmission Technology (DTT) released its long-awaited Ultimate Allison Product line for the Duramax diesel. The days of only a shift kit and converter are over. DTT's Ultimate Allison product line will allow both OEM and partially modified Allison truck owners to finally enjoy the reliability they knew that their Allisons were capable of. Information: 866/504-4002, www.dieseltrans.com.


Advanced Turbo Systems now offers turbo upgrades for Cummins 5.9L diesel-equipped vehicles. This high-performance turbo is designed for special applications such as heavy towing or extreme performance race applications. ATS offers two frame sizes in the Aurora family. With both quick response and a high-pressure ratio, these turbo systems are suitable for everyday driving as well as heavy towing. The Aurora 2000 provides ample airflow to the engine to ensure reliability while maintaining low EGTs. The Aurora 5000 utilizes a 5-inch compressor intake. Information: 800/949-6002, www.atsdiesel.com.

The Boomer Box by T-Max should appeal to anyone running older Warn, Ramsey, or other electric winches that use an externally mounted control solenoid. Each Boomer Box features a wireless controller that can be used as a corded controller as well. Additionally, the Boomer Box is submersible and will work with 70 percent of all winches on the trail. Information: www.t-maxwinches.com.


Flex-a-lite has a new 16-inch shrouded S-blade electric fan to replace your stock beltdriven fan. The Black Magic X-TREME provides bolt-on horsepower, improved gas mileage, cooler A/C output, and extended life of your water pump. The Black Magic X-TREME moves 3,300 cfm, draws only 18 amps, and is said to dissipate over 50 percent more heat than competitive 16-inch fans on the market. The new S-blade design provides better blade support for impact resistance during water crossings. The shroud is made of glass-reinforced nylon. The entire unit measures 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 4 3/16 inches, covering over 45 percent more radiator surface than the original Black Magic electric fan. Information: 800/851-1510, www.flex-a-lite.com.

S&B Performance has a new line of diesel air filters that were tested to ISO 5011 standards. These high-flow filters have a special eight-layer cotton media, which significantly reduces flow restriction. Expect increased horsepower, torque, and fuel economy when you install one of these units. Information: 909/947-0015, www.sbfilters.com.



Superlift's Superide Shock Absorber family now has three members to cover all performance needs and budgets. Most of the company's lift systems include either Superide or Superide SS shocks; the remote-reservoir Superide SSR is an available option. All Superide shocks feature application-specific valving. Information: 800/551-4955, www.superlift.com.



Glassworks Unlimited has a full line of accessories for '04-'05 Nissan Titan pickups. Give your Titan an aggressive new look with fiberglass replacement front fenders with a 4-inch flare and a 3-inch rise. Bed sides are also available for standard and CrewCab models, both with a 4.5-inch flare and a 3-inch rise. To finish the bold, solid look, the new Nissan Titan WRX-style hood is also available. This product is a direct bolt-on hood with a full liner that is paintable, top and bottom. It also fits nicely on Nissan Armada SUVs. Information: 714/379-9134.

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This disc-brake conversion kit from Teal Buggies is both cost-effective and simple to install. Designed for use with 15-inch-or-larger wheel diameters, the kit utilizes DOT-approved components and water jet-cut brackets that simply weld onto the existing axlehousing. Each kit comes complete with all necessary hardware to complete a drum-to-disc conversion in one day. All kits include zinc-plated rotors for increased corrosion resistance. Information: 505/891-2998.


This all-new 6- to 8-inch suspension system from Rough Country is positioned as a premium kit for late-model GM 4x4 pickups. With no torsion-bar drop necessary, this kit provides superior breakover angle and a very trick pair of 7071 aluminum upper A-arms. The system uses smooth-riding Fox Racing Shox and is completely bolt-on. There's also a lower-cost version of the kit available without the billet-aluminum A-arms. Expect to see more on this in an upcoming issue. Information: 800/222-7023, www.roughcountry.com.

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