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May 2011 Parts Rack

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2011
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Super Brackets for Jeep Inline Engines
Utilizing a 15-bolt design, Brown Dog Offroad's new Super Brackets save six-cylinder Jeep engines from damage cause by sheared bolts. The brackets fit all inline six-cylinder Jeep engines and better distribute stress caused by impact forces. The setup uses seven bolts on the left and eight bolts on the right instead of just three one each side like the factory setup. Each bracket kit is manufactured in the U.S. and includes all necessary Grade 8 hardware for installation. The design works with all existing accessory drive configurations, and no block modifications are required because the kit uses existing threaded bosses that are already part of the OE block.
Info: Brown Dog Offroad
866/401-3877
www.browndogoffroad.com

Keep It Clean
Slick Offroad Wash is an innovative soap product that simplifies the job of cleaning your toys when they get dirty. In most applications, it eliminates the need for scrubbing or the use of a pressure washer. Slick penetrates dirt and mud and leaves your ride clean without any sticky residue. Simply spray it on, let it soak, and wash it off. Slick Offroad Wash is hard on dirt but gentle on grease to save your bearings. It is biodegradable and contains no acids or phosphates, and is made in the USA. It comes in concentrated 6-ounce packets for only $5.99 at time of print.
Info: Slick Offroad
808/456-4566
www.slickoffroad.com

Industrial-Grade Goodness
Say hello to the new electric recovery god, the Olympus 25K industrial winch. This massive 25,000-pound electric winch features an aluminum body and was designed for municipality use on fire trucks and other heavy-duty industrial applications. It uses Warn's new pancake-style DC motor technology, which features regenerative braking and a high-efficiency design. This may be more winch than you need, but it indicates what might be coming for Warn's consumer line of winches in a few years time.
Info: Warn Industries
800/910-1122
www.warn.com

Go Prepared
This new heavy-duty recovery kit bag was specifically made to house all those essential items you call upon when the worst-case scenario happens. Featuring compartments and attachments with the four-wheeler in mind, it will accommodate recovery ropes, straps, rigging lines, tree savers, shackles, snatch blocks, recovery gloves, splice kits, winchline extension and dampers, as well as tire plug kits and winch remotes. Viking offers this bag in two different versions; essentially the same in design, but one is U.S.-made and the other comes from overseas. The U.S. version is built to military specifications.
Info: Viking Offroad
818/506-9789
www.vikingoffroad.com

Clean Fuel For Your Duramax
Here is the latest offering from XX-Fuel LLC. Designed to be 100-percent bolt-on, this diesel fuel filtration system is compatible with stock and modified drivetrains, and flows over 100 gallons per hour (gph). The system was designed to fit 2001-10 Duramax-powered GM pickup trucks. Utilizing a two-micron dual-canister filter setup, all foreign debris that enters the fuel tank will eventually become trapped inside one of the two filter elements. Also worth mentioning, the system keeps the lowest point of the filter elements 31/2 inches above the bottom of the frame rail for maximum protection when on the trail.
Info: XX-Fuel LLC
208/665-0020
www.xx-fuel.com

Better Lube
Amsoil now offers an improved version of its Extended Life (XL) Synthetic Motor Oils. Available in four different viscosities, with bold new packaging, the oils contain an Extended Drain Boost additive package for longer service life. The major benefit of using XL lubricants is longer oil change intervals. XL is formulated to meet the more stringent ILSAC GF-5 and API SN service categories and offers better engine protection for reduced maintenance costs in gasoline engines.
Info: Amsoil
800/777-8491
www.amsoil.com

A New 20-inch Beadlock Wheel
Trailrady introduces a new U.S.-made 20x9-inch cast aluminum wheel with racing in mind. The design features a thicker material in critical areas such as the inside bead. It is available with 4.5, 5 or 5.5 inches of backspacing. Offered with your choice of three different beadlock ring styles, the wheel has a one-year unlimited warranty that is extended to racers as well as 4x4 enthusiasts. This wheel is available in all popular lug patterns. For street-driven rigs, this wheel can also be purchased as a simulated beadlock that is DOT-compliant.
Info: Trailready
888/347-1146
www.trailready.com

Tested!
Easy on the Eyes with LED Auxiliary Lighting
Take a look at the new light from KC that combines years of Baja-tested durability with the latest innovations in LED technology. Called the LZR series, they feature high performance LED lights that are said to be brighter than other comparable LEDs on the market today thanks to their greater efficiency and superior optics. The housing is rugged, featuring sealed cast-aluminum construction designed for serious trail use. Cooling fins on the housing are designed to help dissipate heat away from the power supply, while six 3-watt LEDs combat darkness. Our testing involved mounting a pair of these high-tech lights to our Jeep JK for six months and repeatedly exposing them to harsh conditions such as sub-freezing temperatures, rain, snow, mud, and direct sunlight. These lights impressed us with ample white light output and a minute amp draw compared to the halogen lights they replaced. Not only did we gain the ability to see further than virtually any factory headlamp arrangement, we also noticed less shadows thanks to the shorter wavelength and higher frequency range of the white LED light. We researched what makes LED light output and discovered that the whiter the light, the easier it is for your eyes to communicate what they see to your brain, so it is safe to say that these LEDs are easy on the eyes.
Info: KC HiLites
928/635-2607
www.kchilites.com

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