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November 2010 What's New: New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on November 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Electric Exhaust Cutouts
Sometimes a situation calls for a little extra power or simply a lot more sound. In these cases an electric exhaust cutout may be the best course of action. Designed to give racers a competitive edge, Doug's Headers manufactures compact 12-volt cutout valves that allow users the ability to dump exhaust fumes prior to muffler or catalytic converter. The effect makes an otherwise quiet exhaust note loud and impossible to ignore. Less backpressure also results, improving power and torque slightly. Available for 2.5- and 3-inch diameters, these units come pre-wired with a quick- connect harness and illuminated rocker switch. Info: Doug's Headers, 909/599-5955, www.pertronix.com

Wheel in Comfort
The JP suspension seat is a direct bolt-in for CJ and YJ Jeeps and will fit in virtually any other vehicle with the addition of Corbeau's custom bracket kits. Standard features include a powdercoated tubular steel frame, reinforced nylon inner liner laced with military-grade suspension cords, integrated full body support, harness belt capability, and low side bolsters for easy entry and exit. Corbeau has a full line of custom brackets to make installation quick and easy. At the time of print, the Baja JP seat retails for $229. Info: Corbeau, 801/255-3737, www.corbeau.com

24-7 Protection for Jeep JKs
Check out the new security drawer from Tuffy Security Products. The unit mounts inconspicuously under the driver's seat and provides 324 cubic inches of lockable storage space-perfect for hand guns, wallets, and other valuables. The secured contents are easily accessed by maneuvering the drawer open on the smooth ball bearing slides and convenient pull lever. Tuffy's Pry-Guard Locking System features a tamper-proof, 10-tumbler double-bitted security lock with built-in weather seals. The design ensures that valuables remain safe and secure while the top is down. Info: Tuffy Security, 800/348-8339, www.tuffyproducts.com

JK Unlimited Side Rack
If you own a Jeep JK and are looking for a way to secure heavy items such as CO2 tanks or large fire extinguishers, the JK Side Rack is the answer. This modular storage system greatly simplifies the process of securing bulky items in the rear cargo area of Jeep JKs. Composed of formed and laser cut 11-gauge steel, the unit is rattle-free and works with both hard or soft top configurations. Springtail/MPAC has included the best quality hardware that they could find-all stainless with Nylock nuts. Info: Springtail/MPAC, 641/295-1713, www.springtailsolutions.com

Crawl Before You Wheel
American Racing recently released the Crawl wheel, for Jeeps, full-size trucks, and SUVs. The deep-lipped, 8-spoke design creates a unique look when rotating. The end of each spoke is finished off with a machine cut, heavy-duty bolt that provides a noticable contrast to the wheel's Matte Black finish. The Crawl is finished off with a center cap that highlights the wheel's mechanical features. This style is available in 5-, 6-, and 8-lug applications and is made from cast aluminum. Info: American Racing, 562/926-7454, www.AmericanRacing.com

Engine Fogging Oil
Two- and four-stroke recreational vehicles, handheld power equipment, small engines, or construction and farm equipment are commonly operated seasonally or infrequently, then stored for long periods of time. During these periods of inactivity, and as a result of fluctuations in temperature, such equipment may become vulnerable to condensation that can cause surface corrosion on steel and iron compounds. Amsoil's new engine fogging oil is said to offer superior film retention and long-term protection against rust and corrosion while maintaining a protective barrier to keep condensation from forming. The aerosol spray formula offers easy application while reaching more components and offering better distribution than straight motor oil. The product comes in individual 12-ounce cans or in can be purchased by the case. Info: Amsoil, 800/777-8491, www.amsoil.com

Built-to-Order Dana 44 Axle Assemblies
G2 complete axle assemblies are designed to make upgrading easier, thanks to their direct bolt-in configuration. If you own a Jeep TJ or XJ and are looking for a little added beef to accommodate bigger tires, G2 has a solution. Assembled using quality components including OEM gearsets and heavy duty chromoly axles, the front assemblies come with new ball joints and use the existing outer steering knuckles and brakes from the Dana 30. The rear assemblies are designed to use the existing drum brakes, or can be ordered with the optional disc brake kit for better performance. These housings can be ordered with your choice of locker from ARB or Eaton. Info: G2 Axle & Gear, 877/852-7720, www.g2axle.com

Ram-proof Your Ram 1500
The new Boss bumper, for '09-and-later Ram 1500 trucks, features a standard grille/brushguard to protect the nose of the truck from tree branches or livestock and also has a fully-enclosed winch area with a removable-access door. This arrangement protects the winch from harmful UV damage while maintaining a clean exterior appearance. A pair of frenched light buckets allows you to mount any aftermarket 6-inch lamp, and a 2-inch receiver hitch will greatly simplify tasks such as parking trailers in limited-access storage spaces. All Buckstop bumpers retain use of the factory tow hooks, and a built-in license plate bracket ensures legality in all 50 states. Made in the U.S., the Boss bumper is said to be easy to install, with no welding or drilling required. Info: Buckstop Truckware, 800/431-6978, www.buckstop.biz

Be Loud
Catch your buddies off guard with the incredibly loud classic train horn kit from Hornblasters. The kit features a compact Viair 145psi Air Source Kit that takes up just over half a cubic foot of space. The horns can be mounted anywhere from inside of bumpers to engine bays. Info: Hornblasters, 877/209-8179, www.hornblasters.com

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