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May 2008 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2008
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Superlift's new Level-It systems offer economical ways to eliminate the factory nosedive stance found on late-model trucks and SUVs. Once installed, the keys can accommodate slightly larger tires and/or correct suspension sag due to a winch or snowplow. For torsion-bar IFS trucks, Level-It kits use replacement torsion keys that provide 1.5 to 2.5 inches of adjustable lift. Made from forged steel, the Torsion Keys are 25-percent stronger than stock and are indexed to provide lift without increasing torsion-bar preload. The kits include all necessary hardware and shock extensions to accomplish the job in about two hours. Applications are available for the '99-'07 Chevy/GMC, '97-'04 Ford F-150 4x4, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. Info: 888/299-4692,

ZJ Bumper

Check out the new Go Berserk winch bumper for Jeep ZJs. This winch bumper only weighs 55 pounds. The winch mounts onto a 1/4-inch steel plate that bolts onto the vehicle's subframe. The fiberglass bumper bolts onto the steel plate with four stainless steel bolts. Some simple bodywork needs to be done for a snug fit of the bumper. Go Berserk bumpers come gel-coated, ready for primer and paint. They include all mounting hardware and installation instructions. Info: 801/427-5998,

Overkill Bead-locked Wheels

This new entry to the wheel market is sure to turn heads as the design boasts both good looks and rugged durability. Overkill Jeep Fabrication begins with a super-lightweight polished American Racing aluminum wheel. Next, a Champion bead-lock backing ring is installed. Finally, a custom anodized Overkill billet-aluminum outer ring is assembled with integrated dome protectors to help preserve the included Grade 8 hardware. The design weighs under 25 pounds and is available in both 15- and 17-inch versions. Designed to fit the popular Jeep and Chevy five- and six-lug patterns, these wheels are great for low-psi rockcrawling rigs. Info: 408/626-8660,

Regulated F.A.S.S. Pump for Diesel Pickups

FASS is introducing a new improvement to its High Performance Fuel Pumps. This new pump has an innovative new feature that allows owners to adjust fuel pressure simply by twisting a dial. Let's say your factory injection pump requires 16 psi, but you decide later on down the road to modify or replace it with one that requires more fuel pressure for greater performance. With this new pump, simply dial in your desired pressure and off you go. Info: 866/769-3747,

Ram-Assist for JKs

Is your Jeep JK suffering from steering woes? If so, PSC Motorsports offers a complete ram-assist steering solution for '07-and-later Wranglers that is said to be 100-percent bolt-on with no welding or fabricating required. Kits consist of all-new steering components (pictured), including a 100-percent new steering gear and pump. All steering cylinder-mount brackets bolt straight onto the stock axlehousings and tie rods with the use of a few handtools. The only special tool required for installation is a pitman arm puller and a 15/16-inch socket. Total installation can be in done in less than three hours. Info: 817/270-0102,

Pit Bull Expands Sizes

Pit Bull Tires just introduced 21 new sizes for the Growler tread, some of which are offered in polyester to help reduce flat-spotting. Others are typically made with nylon belts. Info: 800/645-2006,

Bag It!

Check out the new Ride-Rite airbag systems for the all-new Toyota Tundra. Benefits include maintaining braking effectiveness, reduced tire wear, and up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity. Individual inflation valves allow for separate side-to-side adjustment. This new kit includes everything needed for an easy installation that typically takes less than one hour and comes with a two-year limited warranty. The system's reinforced double convoluted air springs install between the frame and the axle, and the kit utilizes the vehicle's factory holes for "no-drill" installation. Also available is the Air-Rite air accessory system to complement the Tundra Ride-Rite kit, which enables drivers to make air pressure adjustments with a push of a button installed on the dashboard. Info:

Bad-Boy Cummins Piston

Mahle Motorsports just introduced a new extreme-duty steel monotherm diesel race piston for the hard-core pullers and diesel drag racers. Designed with a race-inspired lower compression bowl for extreme boost, this new offering is ideal for both single- and two-stage turbo applications. The pistons are available for B-series Cummins six-cylinder engines. Info: 888/255-1942,

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