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February 2008 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2008
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Check out these new Dual-Sync Distributors from FAST. They are said to be the most user-friendly distributors you can buy for high-performance engines. Designed to be used in conjunction with the FAST XFI Fuel Injection System, these distributors come equipped with dual discreet signal pickups for fully sequential EFI operation. The Dual-Sync Distributors fit most popular V-8 domestic engine applications and drop into the standard factory distributor openings without modification. Especially noteworthy is how these distributors eliminate the guesswork of rotor phasing. To install, simply set the engine at TDC, drop in the distributor, and turn the base until the LEDs light up. Then simply lock it down, and your engine is properly timed. They come complete with instructions and the proper connector to plug directly into the XFI main harness for plug-and-play operation. In addition, these distributors come standard with heavy-duty cast-iron gears; upgraded polymer and bronze gears are also available. Before purchasing, inquire about camshaft distributor gear compatibility. Info: 877/334-8355,

Bully Dog Technologies has released its new Triple Dog Downloader for the highly popular Ford 7.3 Power Stroke diesel. The Triple Dog Downloader provides additional power, performance, fuel economy, and safety all in one package. The unit features a wide variety of power settings including the "Tow Mode," which is designed specifically to achieve optimum performance and economy while towing a trailer or fifth wheel, to the "Extreme" setting that provides more then 100 additional horsepower to the wheels. The Triple Dog downloader is also said to increase fuel economy. In addition to the added power, performance, and fuel economy, the Triple Dog features a number of valuable tools, allowing for the adjustment of transmission shift points and defueling points. Info: 866/285-5936,

Edelbrock's new RPM Xtreme cylinder heads for GM LT1/LT4 engines (PN 61939) offer some of the best combination of as-cast port design and custom CNC-porting technologies available. By blending the affordability of as-cast ports with custom CNC porting in the critical areas (combustion chambers, intake entry, exhaust exit, and intake/exhaust bowls), Edelbrock engineers are able to improve airflow and overall performance. Additional features include LS1 valves and conical springs for improved airflow and high-rpm valvetrain stability. This proven combination yields a powerful cylinder head at a lower cost than typical fully CNC'd heads. They're available complete (PN 61939) or as a machined casting minus valves and springs (PN 61929). Info: 800/416-8628,

Rompalicious 4x4 recently introduced the patent-pending Hydra water system for anyone in need of a portable water storage system. The Hydra allows jeepers to carry up to 20 gallons of water "out of the way," allowing more space for other gear in your trail rig. Each Hydra assembly contains an outer shell constructed with reinforced ballistic material, a 2.5-gallon antimicrobial reservoir, a gravity-operated drain valve with 3 feet of antimicrobial hose, or a bite valve with 3 feet of antimicrobial hose. Info: 888/221-6574,

Going forward, Flowmaster's popular Hushpower line will be a stand-alone corporate brand, based in Hayden, Idaho. Hushpower is being positioned to service the racing, off-road, diesel performance, custom exhaust, ATV silencer, and industrial and commercial truck markets. The new lineup of Hushpower PRO-series mufflers are designed to silence the extreme sound levels produced by racing engines with their patented Hushpower Wide Spectrum Sound Cancellation technology. Hushpower mufflers have been mandated by both the United States Auto Club (USAC), the C.R.A. Sprint Car Series, as well as being the Official Muffler of the Diesel Hot Rod Association (DHRA). The Hushpower HP-II mufflers feature a Cool Shell case designed for applications where there is limited space, and a need for heat control. Info: 877/394-2878,

Baja Designs, designers of off-road racing lights, now offers a unique, new LED lamp for racers and enthusiasts alike. The new technology is already Baja race-proven and light years ahead of traditional auxiliary lighting in terms of longevity and power consumption. Comparable to the output of popular HID lights, this new offering is as rugged as they come and packaged in a smaller housing. Light output is a brilliant Kelvin color temperature thanks to 18 high-intensity LEDs and an optimized optic diffuser lens. Quick-adjusters make aiming this lamp super-easy. Info: 760/560-2252,

Watch out! The new Flashpaq for '07 Dodge 6.7L pickup trucks will allow users to gain up to a claimed 115 hp. For consumers who already own a Flashpaq, you can simply update your existing unit's software with the latest edition and add new features via the Internet in a matter of minutes. The Flashpaq programmer comes with three performance tunes to enhance both power and driveability. They also feature the ability to save stock settings, as well as read and clear diagnostic trouble codes. Info: 407/585-7000, www.super or

This is what happens when the leader in electric winches decides to raise the bar on the air compressor market. Take your pick: VTC, SPC, or SPI. Each model features best-in-class output up to 100 psi. The VTC is the most powerful unit of the lineup, with twin compressors feeding a one-gallon reservoir. This bad boy cranks out a whopping 8 cfm at 90 psi. The mid-line SPI features a 1/3-gallon holding tank and a rated output of 4 cfm at 90 psi. The smaller SPC is designed for smaller tasks and features .85 cfm at 90 psi. Whether it is a system on your trail rig or just a handy around-the-house task simplifier, these new compressors from Warn will surely impress. Info: 503/722-1200,]

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