F-150 Bumper Options
Addictive Desert Designs has been designing and building pre-runners and race trucks with uniquely designed bumpers for a long time. Now you can bolt on these attractive bumpers to your own vehicle. Shown here is the Ford F-150 model, though many others are available for popular pickups and SUVs. These bumpers feature a 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-wall main tube with six different bends on two different planes, allowing the bumper to fit tightly around the nose of the truck. Also included are mounting tabs for three auxiliary lights and a 1/8-inch-thick aluminum skidplate.
Info: Addictive Desert Designs, 480/671-0820,
New from Ouverson Engineering and Machine, the company that specializes in 2 1/2-ton Rockwell axles, comes the Violator U-joint. This new U-joints are CNC-machined out of billet steel and then heat-treated to perfection. Each of the bearing caps is engraved with the OEM logo and run bronze bushings instead of roller bearings. They are fully rebuildable and considerably stronger than stock-type Rockwell U-joints.
Info: Ouverson Engineering and Machine, 320/983-3030,
Fit Larger Tires Without a Lift
Need additional front fender clearance without cutting your hood or your wallet? Try the arched tube fender and removable flares from MetalCloak. Creating a whole new category of tube fender, MetalCloak's fender and flare system not only looks killer, but provide five inches over stock and averages three inches greater clearance over typical flat tube fenders. The kit, which includes custom aluminum inner fenderwells and a replacement battery tray, is now available for the TJ/LJ and YJ. The MetalCloak system is truly bolt-on with no body modifications or special tools needed. Add the removable flares (available in 4- or 6-inch configurations), and you can go from rock to street quickly and easily using MetalCloak's self-centering solid mounting system.
Info: MetalCloak, 916/31-8071,
Air to Spare
Say hello to the new 200psi, 3.8cfm compressor from Air-Zenith. Featuring an oil-free piston and thermally protected 3/4hp direct-drive motor, the Air-Zenith OB2 compressor is perfect for enthusiasts who want a 100-percent duty cycle air source at an affordable price. The OB2 is equipped with a waterproof cooling fan, 1/2-inch stainless steel braided air hose, a heavy-duty check valve, vibration-free Nylock mounting hardware, weatherproof inlet air filter, a pre-wired 80-amp relay socket, and a two-year warranty.
Info: Air-Zenith, 702/270-7988,
Toyota Full Hydraulic Steering Kit
Trail-Gear just released a complete fully-hydraulic steering kit for Toyota pickups and SUVs. This kit comes with everything needed to convert your Toyota to fully hydraulic steering. All mounting brackets are included and have been specifically designed for all solid-axle Toyota applications. This kit takes all the guesswork out of setting up a hydraulic steering system. The pump has an all-steel housing and puts out an impressive 4.5 gpm of flow and 1,650 psi of pressure. All high-pressure hoses are steel braided with crimped-on ends. This kit is ideal for use with multilink or most leaf-spring suspension applications.
Info: Trail-Gear, 559/252-4950,
Billet Fuel Filters
Uncontaminated fuel is the lifeblood of an engine. Regardless of origin, even the cleanest of fuels can harbor contaminants that can compromise a fuel system. That is why Weldon Racing recommends using two separate fuel filters to capture the bad stuff before it reaches the carburetor jets or fuel injection nozzles. Weldon's filters can be purchased with either a premium paper-cellulose filter media, or an eco-friendly cleanable stainless-steel mesh type. These filters are available in three port configurations: -12, -10, and -8 AN O-ring ports. They also feature radiused inlet/outlet caps to improve fuel flow within and around the filter element.
Info: Weldon, 440/232-2282,
'09 F-150 Lift Options
Check out Rancho's new 4-inch lift system for the latest Ford F-150. Designed to be compatible with Ford's AdvanceTrac and Roll Stability Control (RSC) systems, this kit improves ground clearance while allowing fitment of up to 35-inch tires. Included with the system is a heavy-duty, one-piece subframe assembly made from high-strength low-alloy steel. Extended steering knuckles ensure the factory steering geometry and handling after the kit is installed. This kit is available with Rancho's popular RS9000XL shock absorbers, which can be upgraded with the Rancho MyRIDE Wireless Controller, providing wireless manipulation of the shocks damping and responsiveness. The system also includes rear leaf spring blocks.
Master-Pull's new 5/16-inch Superline XD synthetic winch line is said to be the strongest winch rope available with a breaking strength of 21,000 pounds. This new line shares features with the previous-generation XD line, such as a pre-stretched core that gives the line its superior strength. Covering the entire core is a heavy-duty braided cover made of the same Dyneema fiber the core is composed of. This new line is unaffected by UV exposure, and the XD cover completely protects the core against abrasion. Dirt and sand are the enemy to synthetic ropes, as they can get lodged in between the fibers and cause abrasion. Over time, this can decrease strength by up to 30 percent. The XD's cover keeps all dirt and sand from entering the core, so the line's strength is never compromised. This in turn increases the safety and lifespan of the winch line, which means it can be used much longer without replacement.
Info: Master-Pull, 877/797-0202,