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May 2010 What's New - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2010
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Jeep Tube Doors
The new tube doors from Roughshod Offroad are built for all Jeep Wrangler models, including the new JK four-door. These doors come complete with door limiting straps, light tabs, mirrors, and armrests. They install easily and use the factory-style latching mechanism.
Info: Roughshod Offroad, 805/434-8040,

Ditch the Drone
Check out the new DynoMax VT muffler. It features an exclusive, precisely calibrated patented internal valve that ensures maximum performance and drone-free exhaust sound. The DynoMax VT muffler provides a drone-free sound while cruising at normal low-to-mid throttle. The VT valve technology lets you unleash a rich, deep performance tone when you hammer the throttle. The welded stainless-steel muffler is available in a side inlet/center outlet 14-inch body length and a side inlet/side outlet 16-inch body length. Inlet/outlet bushing diameters include 21/4-, 21/2-, and 3-inch sizes. The new muffler also includes slotted bushing ends and exclusive Continuous Roving Fiberglass (CRF) technology that absorbs additional unwanted interior resonance.
Info: Dynomax, 734/384-7806,

Trailer Side-Kicks
Trailer Side-Kicks assist drivers with tandem axle trailer tire changes by providing a ramp-shaped element on to which the good trailer tire can be driven. The system will lift the flat tire off the ground, without the need for a jack, allowing easy tire removal and replacement. Trailer Side-Kicks are super lightweight and provide a flat and wide footprint, so they can be used on hard or soft surfaces such as grass, sand, or pavement. Side-Kicks are virtually indestructible, will support up to 8,000 pounds, and weigh only eight pounds each.
Info: Race Ramps, 866/464-2788,

JK Suspension Options
BDS has released a new 4.5-inch long-arm system for the 2007-'10 Jeep Wrangler. The system offers improved caster angles, and provides excellent steering control for on-road handling as well as high-speed off-road use. Disconnect the sway bars with the BDS Ultimate disconnects, and the system can increase articulation for extreme rockcrawling and trail use. The re-buildable and greasable long-arm joints allow the suspension to flex over any obstacle, while the track bar relocation systems helps to reduce body lean and maintain proper steering angles. Exclusive to this system are the BDS Pro-Ride coils that are designed to fully collapse and still return to their original ride height. Braided, stainless brake lines with Kevlar lining are also included to enhance braking performance and allow for the extreme wheel travel afforded by the kit. This complete system also includes a forged dropped pitman arm, bumpstop extensions, rear sway bar relocation, and easy to follow installation instructions.
Info: BDS Suspension, 517/279-2135,

Jeep Wheels Expanded
Black Rock Wheels announced a limited release of their popular Desperado Series 962 aluminum wheel. The design resembles a popular classic modular wheel that became a hit in the mid-'80s. This 15x8.5-inch wheel features an attractive matte black finish and is offered in 5-on-41/2 bolt pattern, with four inches of backspacing (-18mm offset)-perfect for Jeep TJs.
Info: Black Rock Wheels,

The Grizzly Locker
New from Yukon Gear & Axle, the Grizzly locker is a mechanical locking differential that features a chrome-moly case and internals for added strength. These lockers were built to withstand big power and tall tires. Applications include the Ford 9-inch, Chrysler and GM AAM 11.5, Dana 44, Toyota four-cylinder, Toyota V-6, GM 14-bolt truck, and Rockwell 21/2-ton, with more applications coming soon. All units are assembled in the USA.
Info: Yukon Gear & Axle, 800/347-1188,

Trailer Bling
The Husky Brute Power Jack is the only power jack in its price range with a ball screw design to reduce friction. This means less noise and increased motor and jack life. A quick travel time of 10 inches in 38 seconds makes for a fast hook-up, while the 18 inches of stroke gives you plenty of height adjustability. Three LED worklights are built-in to illuminate the hookup area, and a built-in connector storage bracket with protective hood shields the open end of the plug from water and dirt. Standard features include hardened steel gears, weather resistant motor and gear housings, a 30-amp fuse, and a manual emergency crank. The unit has a lifting capacity of 4,500 pounds.
Info: Husky Towing Products, 800/495-5858,

A Better Pilot Bushing
Ram Clutches recently introduced a better pilot bushing for popular Ford and GM applications. The new offering is made of self-lubricating Kevlar, which offers low susceptibility to damage from heat, maintains dimensional stability, and reduces wear significantly over other types of pilot bushings. Kevlar is the ideal material to use in place of bronze bushings and needle bearings. These bushings are now available for small-block (including LS) and big-block Chevrolets using bronze bushings or needle-roller bearings. They also suit Ford applications using needle roller bearings, such as late model 5.0L and 4.6L engines.
Info: Ram Automotive Company, 803/788-6034,

Special XD Wheel for HD Trucks
Rimz One collaborated with wheel giant Wheel Pros to produce this exclusive wheel for the fullsize truck market. The XD wheel is now going to be available in machined/black finish as shown. It's available in popular bolt patterns in 18- and 20-inch diameter sizes.
Info: Rimz One, 800/710-9411,

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