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November 2007 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on November 1, 2007
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Banks For Ford F-150 Pickups
Banks gets back to its roots in gasoline engine performance with a high-flow, cold-air intake system that dramatically improves the breathing capacity of '04-'07 Ford F-150 pickups. Together with its High-Ram intake plenum, Banks Ram-Air Intake System outflows the stock setup by up to 79 percent. Banks' lifetime Ram-Air filter has eight plies and deep filter pleats for maximum high-flow filtration. The large filter and outlet provide a greater filtration area, resulting in fewer filter cleanings and more sustained performance. The Banks engineers gave every component a wide-open, streamlined design. And to give the engine greater power, Banks' complete air-filter housing draws in the cooler and denser under-vehicle air. In addition, Banks replaces the small factory bellows with large 4 1/2-inch bellows to improve flow while accommodating engine movement. Info: 877/227-5610, www.bankspower.com

'Plate Your Jk
Skid Row Offroad now offers a sweet new JK engine/transmission skidplate designed to prevent oilpan damage. This product provides unparalleled protection for the engine, transmission, and exhaust system. The plate includes 3/16- and 3/8-inch steel construction, bolt-on installation with no drilling, multistage powdercoating, and the ability to work with any short- or long-arm suspension system. Now you can tackle the roughest of trails without worrying about expensive damage to your JK's underbelly. Info: 717/582-3640, www.skidplates.com

A Solid Mounting Solution
Check out the new Modular GPS Mount from Fourtreks. With this handy little unit, you can mount just about any GPS unit to rollbar tubing. It features an aluminum clamp ring and GPS adapter bar. The bar mounts to almost any GPS unit made. The aluminum rings will fit tubing diameters from 1 to 2 1/4 inches. All included hardware is stainless steel. This kit makes for a perfect mounting solution for trail rigs, sand rails, and desert race vehicles. Info: 818/517-6145 www.fourtreks.com

Big Dog Rod Ends
Evolution Machining and Fabrication of Alberta, Canada, builds high-quality joints specifically for the 4x4 aftermarket. Now the company offers some of the largest money can buy. Each joint features a one-piece body made from 4140 HTSR material. Virtually bombproof, they are designed for drivers who demand performance. Evolution joints allow up to 27 degrees of deflection and are greaseable and fully adjustable. There are several sizes to choose from in both right- and lefthand threads. Info: 403/236-3545, www.evolutionmachine.com

JK Options
This new 4-inch lift system from Explorer Pro Comp was designed for JK owners who want better performance both on and off the road. Dubbed the 4-inch Stage II X Flex System, this kit delivers awesome performance thanks to arms that feature 1/8-inch-thick gusset plates for unyielding durability, and trick rebuildable high-angle spherical ball ends and polyurethane bushings. Other features include adjustable front and rear track bars, front sway-bar disconnects, rear sway-bar links, extended front bumpstops, billet rear bumpstop spacers, offset brakeline relocation brackets, vehicle-specific front and rear coil springs, and adjustable MX6 monotube gas-pressurized shocks. This complete bolt-on package will allow use of 35-inch tires. No welding or driveline modifications are required. Info: 619/216-1444, www.explorerprocomp.com

FJ Intake
This is the latest intake for FJ Cruisers. Built by True Flow, the XDI Air Intake is a direct bolt-on designed to improve airflow and provide an aggressive sound and killer good looks. The kit replaces the factory airbox and restrictive factory plastic tube to increase airflow beyond the engine's requirements. Unique to the industry, foam air filters are used because they have awesome performance and filtration properties. Info: 866/999-9098, www.trueflow.com

More JK Options
Superlift has two lift systems for Jeep JK Wranglers, including two-door, four-door, and Rubicon models. The 2-inch system uses thick coil-spring isolators as an economical way to fit 33-inch tires. The kit also includes bumpstop spacers. The 4-inch kit uses preset coil springs to clear up to 37-inch tires. To control roll and yaw, a front adjustable track bar is included; a relocation bracket is used on the rear track bar. Superide Standard shocks with yellow boots are also included. Other boot colors are available, as are premium monotube Superlift SS and SSR (remote-reservoir) shocks. All components are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. Info: www.superlift.com

Cummins Intake Horn
advanced FLOW engineering (aFe) introduces the BladeRunner Charged Air Manifold for the '03-'07 Dodge Ram Cummins turbodiesel. The first in a series, this new line of charged-air manifolds utilizes a patent-pending Multiple Directional Vane (MDV) Technology to improve air delivery to the engine. The multiple internal vanes smooth the airflow at critical transition points for up to 32.9 percent better airflow (cfm) than stock. The combination of internal vanes and a less restrictive mounting bolt design produced dyno-tested results ranging up to 17 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque at 1,975 rpm over the stock manifold. In addition to performance gains, this manifold offers multiple ports (four tapped and three untapped) for various probes and injection options. Polished powdercoated wrinkled black finish enhances the "blade" design for a rugged OE look. Info: 951/493-7100, www.afefilters.com FW

Diesel Gauge with Heads-Up Display
The MP-D monitor with heads-up display is available for both the 6.7L Cummins and LMM Duramax diesel engines. The MP-D monitor is the only monitor on the market that allows the user to select the feature of choice to display on the vehicle's windshield. Selectable monitor features include exhaust gas temperature (EGT), boost, fuel pressure, and rpm. Info: 270/746-9999, www.tsperformance.com

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