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October 2010 What's New

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Go the Distance
Designed to replace your stock fuel tank, these extended-range fuel tanks from Transfer Flow utilize voids under the vehicle to add extra fuel capacity, allowing you the option of bypassing those expensive fuel stations while on the go. Available for all 1999-2010 Ford F-250 through F-450 pickups and with up to 60 gallons available, these tanks are ready for the long haul. Transfer Flow manufactures these tanks from 12- and 14-gauge aluminized steel for superior corrosion resistance and strength. Each features baffles for extra support, and they come powdercoated black for a durable finish.
Info: Transfer Flow, 530/893-5209, www.transferflow.com

Save Fuel
Bully Dog Technologies just introduced the "GT" Gauge Tuner. The new product is actually four products all rolled into one sleek, new design. It serves as a downloader that adds power; a tuner that allows for multiple drivetrain settings to be adjusted; a gauge that's fully customizable to each user's preferences; and finally, a "driving coach," which utilizes software that monitors vehicle energy use and then informs the driver how to change driving habits to increase fuel economy. The Gauge Tuner is available for a whole assortment of popular late-model pickups and SUVs.
Info: Bully Dog Technologies, www.bullydog.com

Tilt-A-Hitch
The Tilt-A-Hitch is a device that simplifies the process of hitching up a trailer to a vehicle. It can also function as a load leveling hitch, by choosing one of 12 different pin positions. The design meets or exceeds the requirements for a Class IV (6,000- to 10,000-pound GVWR) and is rated for up to an 8,000-pound trailer. Constructed of over 32 pounds of heavy steel, the unit was designed to last. It comes with a durable black powdercoat finish and mounts to any standard 2-inch receiver.
Info: Tilt-A-Hitch, 618/616-1790, www.tiltahitch.com

More Super Duty Lift Options
New from Pro Comp, this 6-inch suspension system can accommodate 35-inch-tall tires and features laser-cut brackets and a drop pitman arm to maintain proper steering control. Specific-rate coils increase ride height and provide a more aggressive look as well as an improved ride quality. Stage II systems include replacement radius arms constructed from 4130 chromoly tubing and 3/16-inch-thick steel plate for added performance. Stage I systems feature radius arm drop-down brackets to maintain factory ride quality. Both systems are available with several shock options, including Fox remote reservoirs, Fox non-reservoirs, MX6R adjustable reservoirs, MX6 adjustables, or ES9000.
Info: Pro Comp, 800/776-0767, www.procompusa.com

Air Suspension for Your Pickup
If you tow a lot or own a dedicated tow rig, check out the new R4Tech suspension system from Firestone. The setup rides like an air suspension but installs like a leaf-spring suspension. It replaces the rigid leaf springs with a hybrid air-over-leaf suspension design that improves ride quality while unloaded, and increases vehicle stability when loaded. This system also reduces wheelhop or shudder during hard acceleration. Utilizing factory holes to be a completely bolt-on installation, the R4Tech suspension systems are available for many popular Ford, Chevy, and Dodge pickup applications.
Info: Firestone, www.ride-rite.com

Tow Lights for JKs
Are you looking for a way to flat-tow a Jeep JK without having to use magnetic tow lights or splice into the factory wiring harness? If so, say hello to the new flat-tow wiring harness from Cool Tech. The system utilizes factory-style connectors to enable a clean way to tie into the factory turn signals and tail lamps without the need for tools. Simply connect it and tow with confidence, knowing that the OEM lamps are informing others as you drive.
Info: Cool Tech, 661/254-7948, www.cooltechllc.com

Secure It
Whether you need to keep the contents of your pickup bed secure during a move, or are simply looking for a way to keep a tarp or canvas cover on a utility trailer, Loadtamer Cargo Nets offers solutions. These nets are constructed of 100-percent nylon that is weather-resistant and UV-treated. They adjust by means of a built-in cinch rope. Once in place, the included rope lock keeps the net secure. Each net comes ready to use with attaching hooks and a drawstring storage bag. Custom sizes are available.
Info: Networks Enterprises, Inc., 800/690-0425, www.cargonets.com

Super Duty Suspension Options Expanded
If you own a 2011 Ford Super Duty and are looking to stuff a larger tire under it without compromising ride quality, Skyjacker has a new suspension system with lifts ranging from 2 to 8.5 inches. Their latest upgrade is a four-link revision to the OEM radius-arm design. The system utilizes heavy-wall DOM tubing for link arms along with adjustable rod ends that absorb road vibrations, thanks to vulcanized rubber bushings that can support the torque of the diesel engine and still provide years of trouble free-service. The kit is designed for ease of installation and is 100 percent bolt-on. The four-link conversion is available for all 4-, 6-, or 8.5-inch lift systems. With 8.5 inches of lift, you will be able to clear 38-inch tall tires; the 6-Inch kit will clear 36s, and the 4-inch version can accommodate 35s.
Info: Skyjacker, 318/388-0816, www.skyjacker.com

Step It Up
Check out the latest Dominator III sidesteps, now available in a one-piece design. The 3-inch-round tubing and three individual drop-down steps with aluminum step pads allow for easy entry and secure passenger footing on your lifted 4x4 or tow rig. Each comes with a five-year warranty in black powdercoat, or a limited lifetime warranty in polished stainless.
Info: Go Rhino!, 888/427-4466, www.gorhino.com

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