Most off-road bumpers are made from heavy-gauge steel. Aberle Off Road uses heat-treated aerospace-grade A356 aluminum. The result is a bumper that is stronger than stock and weighs less than 70 pounds for the front and 120 pounds for the rear (with a spare tire carrier). Aberle Off Road bumpers are naturally rust-free, and were designed to accommodate bolt-on accessories such as Hi-Lift jacks. These bumpers are cast from a single mass of molten aluminum that is not weakened by the fabrication process (i.e., welds, bends, etc.).
Info: Aberle Off Road, 303/908-4697, www.aberleoffroad.com
Ram Pickup Steering Solution
Ram (neé Dodge) pickup trucks are known to have problematic steering boxes, or do they? PSC has just come out with a new steering box that addresses the wear issues associated with some Ram steering units. Over time, the inner bore of the gear case can wear unevenly and eventually distort, inducing slop into the system. The result is vague, wandering steering that requires continual input to drive in a straight line. Unfortunately, rebuilding doesn't always address these problems and new replacement gears have been out of production for some time as well. So PSC started from scratch to offer the first all-new steering gear for '94-'02 Ram trucks. This gear is proudly made in the U.S. and can't be found at your local Ram dealer.
Info: PSC: 817/270-0102, www.pscmotorsports.com
LED Auxiliary Lamps
At Moab, Truck-Lite announced a new 7-inch auxiliary work lamp that features 10 powerful LEDs protected by a durable polycarbonate lense, housed in a tough cast-aluminum housing. The lamp's body doubles as a heat exchanger for the built-in weatherproofed electronics. The result is a bright white light that will not let you down when conditions get tough. Because LEDs are more energy-efficient than other popular light sources, you can expect an immediate reduction in amperage needed to keep darkness at bay. Each lamp comes with a durable exoskeleton-mounting bracket that allows for multiple mounting solutions. Weatherproof covers are also available to keep you legal on pavement.
Info: Truck-Lite Company, 800/562-5012, www.truck-lite.com
Secure Cargo the Quick Way
Check out the new Quick Fastening System for securing cargo boxes and other storage containers to flatbeds, roof racks, trailers, and other surfaces. The system is by Caribou Luggage Systems, and consists of durable interlocking stainless-steel brackets that you can attach to virtually any surface for a quick-release mounting method. Storage cases attach to the QFS brackets easily, and thanks to a tamper-resistant quarter-turn latching mechanism with included key tool, remain anchored in place, safe from thieves no matter where you leave them. The system is easy to install and can handle up to 560 pounds per corner, so you don't have to worry about loose cargo shifting around or unintentionally falling out ever again.
Info: Caribou Luggage Systems, 303/786-8947, www.cariboucases.com
Walker's New Wheel
New from legendary Baja racer Walker Evans comes this new aluminum beadlock wheel. This lighter-weight version of his original design features a machined-flat face, and this high-quality, vacuum-cast aluminum wheel is available in either a street-lock or beadlock version. Available sizes include 14x7 for UTVs and quads, and 15x8, 17x8.5, and 20x8.5 for 4x4s. Additionally, a thin or thick beadlock ring is available.
Info: Walker Evans Racing, 888/933-7223, www.walkerevansracing.com
Jeep Wrangler Security Solution
Ever wondered how to keep your precious valuables secure without permanently sacrificing the cargo carrying capacity of your Jeep Wrangler? The Security Deck Enclosure from Tuffy Security Products is now available for all '87-'06 Jeep Wrangler models. The heavy-duty steel enclosure creates an ultra-secure storage area inside your Jeep to help protect valuables. Tuffy's innovative design and mounting system allows for a quick, no-tools-required removal for those times when the entire cargo area is needed. The robust weight-bearing lid that incorporates a convenient storage tray allows heavy items such as toolboxes to be stacked on top of the enclosure.
Info: Tuffy Security Products, 800/348-8339,www.tuffyproducts.com
Play It Safe
Miller Electric has added a new Arc Armor line of safety glasses designed for optimal comfort, fit, and durability. Available in three different frame colors and either clear or shade 5.0 lenses, these new glasses keep your eyes safe while reducing facial discomfort for long periods of use. Arc Armor safety glasses feature shatterproof polycarbonate lenses with an anti-scratch coating and soft foam eye guards that keep out dust and perspiration. The shade 5.0 glasses are ideal for plasma or oxy-fuel cutting, thanks to a reflective outer coating that protects eyes from ultraviolet light.
Info: Miller Electric, 800/426-4553, www.millerwelds.com