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February 2007 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2007
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Got brakes that don't perform up to par? Check out these new rotors from Pro-Stop. Every Pro-Stop drilled brake rotor begins life as a premium quality casting made in North America or Europe. Each application has hole patterns that are carefully engineered and CNC-machined to enhance brake-pad cooling and out-gassing, while maintaining the rotor's balance and run-out. Finally, they are gold Cadmium-plated to enhance appearance and resistance to rust and corrosion. They're available for most pickups and SUVs. Info: www.drilledrotor.com

Designed for full- or midsize SUVs, the Tectonic Roof Rack features a no-drill design that offers additional storage and sleek styling. This rack is designed for any SUV with factory luggage bars. Both fully welded and modular versions are available. The rack comes with a durable textured black powdercoat finish and accepts most aftermarket accessories. Add additional styling to your rack with the optional Zoneworx Baja-style light fairing. Info: 623/512-3600, www.zoneworx.net

Edelbrock found a way to squeeze two of its Thunder Series AVS 500cfm carburetors on a Chevy small-block with conventional or Vortec-style heads. The kit comes with the intake manifold, two carburetors, all the necessary gaskets, hoses, and hardware to make it function. All you need to do is supply a fuel filter and air cleaner. We think this kit will be good for mud boggers and swamp buggies that do not require emissions testing. Info: 310/781-2222, www.edelbrock.com

This oil, for '07 clean-diesel pickup truck engines, meets the required API CJ-4 emissions standards. Said to deliver extraordinary lubrication, it is formulated with the latest additive technology available today. This oil was designed to withstand the stress of heat, soot, and acids to help prevent deposits, corrosion, and wear. Additionally, it has a broad viscosity range, which offers superior protection over a much wider temperature range. It is compatible with all exhaust treatment devices and designed to extend the service life of particulate filters. Info: 800/777-8491, www.amsoil.com




Delivering exceptional power and application-tuned sound for Super Duty trucks, DynoMax now offers a 4-inch muffler-back exhaust system for '05-'06 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty trucks outfitted with the Power Stroke engine. Available at leading automotive parts retailers across the country, this new all-aluminized system (PN 19426) features the Ultra Flo welded muffler, said to deliver significantly higher flow rates than stock. Plus, DynoMax's exclusive CRF (continuous roving fiberglass) technology gives the system a deeper, throaty sound. The system comes with 4-inch mandrel-bent pipes for improved flow and good looks. This package is rounded-out by a stylish 5-inch etched and polished stainless steel spout. Info: 734/384-7806, www.dynomax.com

ARB just announced its highly anticipated line of front bumpers for the popular Toyota FJ Cruiser. This Bull Bar is airbag-compatible and has been specifically engineered to provide the ultimate in front-end protection for the FJ. This unit incorporates mounts for auxiliary lighting, CB antenna brackets, and an integrated winch. The satin black powdercoat provides a classic finish or a perfect base for color-match painting. Info: 800/761-8159, www.arbusa.com

Don't you hate it when you have to trudge back through the mud to engage your buddy's winch during an extraction? We do, especially when his rig is blocking the trail or involved in a competition where every second counts (TTC). Ramsey Winch is about to make life easier on us. The new Patriot 9500 UT lets you engage the winch motor from the remote control. The new design removes that extra step of the process by incorporating a semi-automatic clutch system. This new winch also features a sleeker appearance with added strength. Info: www.ramsey.com

Mean Green Industries has just released its new 200-amp Mean Green alternator for most all '96-and-up Chevy and GM trucks with modular gas and 6.6L Duramax diesels. This unit puts out 220 amps at just 2,000 rpm. Designed to fit stock brackets, this unit is a direct bolt-in. This alternator is ideal for trail rigs, tow rigs, fleet service trucks, and even emergency vehicles. Info: 724/694-8290, www.mean-green.com

Pro Comp now offers a sweet solution for accurate location of the rear axle and changes in pinion angle when a tailshaft eliminator kit and CV driveshaft are installed on a '97-'06 Jeep TJ/LJ (PN JTB401). This adjustable rear track bar is made of 4130 chromoly tubing and uses an aircraft-grade, high-angle rod end to allow full articulation. Info: 619/216-1444, www.procompmotorsports.com


The 2.5-inch Budget Boost from TeraFlex is a very economical way to lift the new Wrangler JK without too much modification. The Budget Boost addresses several issues that are inherent with lifted JK Wranglers. Innovative problem-solvers such as the rear spring-retention spacers that prevent the rear coils from dropping out during extreme articulation make this kit very attractive for trail use. Additionally, the kit includes integrated spring towers that automatically return each coil spring to the proper resting location during uptravel. Available with or without performance shocks, this kit is a direct bolt-on and is designed to accommodate 35-inch tires. Info: 801/288-2585, www.teraflex.biz

Gale Banks Engineering recently released the new OttoMind 6 Diesel Tuner for GM Duramax LB7 pickups. The OttoMind 6 and PowerPDA are available separately, or as part of Banks' Stinger and Power Pack systems. Complete with six adjust-on-the-fly power levels and a special Fuel Economy mode, the OttoMind6 is said to add up to 100 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Built-in safety features safeguard the engine, transmission, and all the electronics so you don't have to worry about blowing up your investment. It also reads, interprets, displays, and clears (at the user's command) on-board vehicle diagnostic codes. Info: 877/278-0215, www.bankspower.com

Kilby Enterprises introduced its new TrailBoss bumper for the '07 Jeep Wrangler JK. Now you can add valuable ground clearance and house a winch at the same time. Made from 3/16-inch-thick HRPO steel, the TrailBoss will stand up to even the heaviest trail abuse. The bumper includes an integrated winch tray, which positions the winch very low inside the bumper, resulting in very little grille interference. Inside the bumper is an internal roller, used to guide the winch line properly out the front. A hawse fairlead is recommended, though a roller fairlead can also be used. Also included are two clevis tabs for mounting shackles (sold separately). Info: 818/565-5945, www.kilbyenterprises.com

Cage Offroad just released a new 4-inch lift kit for '97-'06 Wrangler TJs. Progressive-rate coil springs offer excellent ride quality while increasing suspension travel at the same time. The kit features links constructed from 0.20-inch-wall tubing with greaseable polyurethane bushings that even allow for caster and driveline angle correction. Also included is a transfer-case drop kit to reduce rear driveline vibrations. All necessary components are included with the system. Info: 866/587-CAGE, www.cageoffroad.com

Rancho Suspension now offers a suspension system for '07 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1/2 -ton pickups. The system features a one-piece subframe made from laser-cut, 1/4-inch-thick steel, which includes high-clearance aft braces to maximize ground clearance. Another key feature of the kit is the front differential drop brackets that correct pinion angle and minimize driveline vibration. The system maintains OE-quality steering precision by maintaining the factory's rack-and-pinion mounting location, making it faster and easier to install too. The kit also includes extended cast steering knuckles and extended-length, DOT-certified front brake lines. Detailed instructions are included, and no drivetrain or exhaust modifications are necessary. Info: 734/384-7805, www.gorancho.com

Check out this new version of the popular TireGate from Wilco Products. It's called the HT Series Spare Tire Carrier for fullsize trucks. Designed for fifth-wheel RV pulling applications, this tough, powdercoated tubular steel carrier allows you to haul up to a 40-inch spare tire while maintaining your truck's ground clearance. The HT lays the tire flat to the bed of your truck and mounts either inboard for trailer clearance and an aggressive look, or outboard for increased bed space and, in some cases, extra hitch clearance, with no cutting, drilling, or welding necessary. This product is available for most fullsize truck makes and models. Info: 877/945-2684, www.tiregate.com

Ramco Performance Manufacturing introduced a new fuel heater/filter/water separator for diesel pickups. The system was designed specifically for the high-performance and diesel market. The TurboFyner offers high-performance fuel filtration, water separation, and even fuel heating for today's powerful diesel pickups. A special filter media traps harmful particles and moisture before they can cause costly damage to fuel injectors, pumps, and internal engine components. The unit also features an exclusive fuel-heating circuit that allows use of No. 2 diesel or biodiesel, and prevents ice and gelling during cold-weather operation. Built from billet aluminum, this compact package offers easy servicing, extended filter life, and trouble-free high-mileage operation in a wide variety of applications and environments. Info: 888/476-1320, www.ramcoperformance.com

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