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January 2012 Parts Rack - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on January 1, 2012
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The all-new Smittybilt X20 winch was developed for the hardcore wheeler who demands only the best. The X2O waterproof winch features amphibious technology that completely seals the series-wound motor as well as the three-stage planetary gear system. It has an oversized, waterproof, state-of-the-art solenoid that has the versatility to be mounted over the winch motor or winch drum. The control handle and hardware are manufactured out of marine-grade 304 stainless steel, which is designed to provide a lifetime of service. The heavy-duty, rubberized remote control with a front-end magnet makes locating and controlling the handheld easier than ever.
Info: Smittybilt

Toyota Teeth
Feeling left out because you’ve installed bigger tires on your Toyota and can’t source lower gears? Toyota fans rejoice! JTS Parts & Accessories is the first to offer gears for the ’07-and-newer Tundra & Land Cruiser 200 series. Available in the 4.88:1 ratio, JTS covers the Toyota’s 9-inch clamshell front diff, the 9.5-inch, and 10.5-inch rear diffs, as well as other hard-to-find late-model Toyota applications.
Info: JTS Parts & Accessories

Eco Intake
Airaid now offers an intake system for the extremely popular ’11 Ford F-150 equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 or 5.0L “Coyote” V-8. This upgrade features a cold air dam and modular intake tube that is designed to maximize airflow and filtration, which allows for increased horsepower and improved overall performance. Breathing is done through a massive high-flow 1600 cfm Premium Air Filter that utilizes a special urethane blend that prevents cracking and shrinkage in the most extreme conditions. The filter is available with either SynthaFlow composite or SynthaMax non-oiled filtration technology and is said to boost power by as much as 20hp and 39 lb-ft of torque. Everything you need is included and the install takes just minutes with ordinary hand tools. The kit also comes with Airaid’s Exclusive “No-Hassle” warranty.
Info: Airaid Filter Company,

LED It Shine
Philips has introduced two versions of its Daytime Running Light – the tough LED DayLight 4 and 8. Proven to dramatically increase a vehicle’s visual signature in low-visibility situations, these trick new lights provide an extra margin of safety for those both inside and outside the vehicle. The LED DayLight DRLs cut through the dust, providing other traffic and bystanders with a clear visual signal of where the truck is. Philips DayLight modules automatically switch on when the engine starts and have a low energy consumption when compared to existing halogen headlamps. Slim and sophisticated, they install in minutes, are DOT-compliant, and can be used on any vehicle running a 12-volt system. Proven on the racecourse in Baja, from race truck to Rhinos, these tough lights are ready for action.
Info: Philips Automotive Lighting,

Mountain Goat
Trail Master’s new 4.5-inch suspension system allows you to add up to 35-inch-diameter tires to diesel-powered ’10 and ’11 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. This system comes with heavy-duty front coil springs and control arms to provide increased ride height and axle control. It also includes a track bar drop bracket to eliminate unwanted bumpsteer and a new pitman arm to properly maintain the Ram’s factory suspension geometry, eliminating excessive tire and ball joint wear. The rear is lifted with heavy-duty steel blocks and longer U-bolts, and the kit comes with a set of Trail Master’s SSV shocks to provide a comfortable ride in both extreme off-road and normal highway conditions. All of Trail Master’s suspension systems are designed, tested, and perfectly matched for each application. These kits are manufactured in the USA to ensure the highest quality.
Info: Performance Automotive Group

Fox Upgrade
BDS Suspension and Fox Racing have teamed up and are proud to announce the release of a full line of Fox 2.0 Performance Series Shocks. BDS and Fox engineers developed this monotube shock with compression and rebound valving tuned specifically to optimize the ride and performance of your BDS-equipped rig. The Fox 2.0 features specially formulated race oil and a cold-forged, metal impacted 6061 T6 aluminum body capable of dissipating heat three times faster than a conventional steel body shock, improving overall performance and longevity. Case-hardened 5/8-inch chrome shafts provide extreme durability and CNC-machined type II hard-black-anodized aluminum components provide a rugged fade-free finish. The Fox 2.0 is an upgrade option for most BDS Suspension kit applications and is designed to be a direct bolt-in for easy installation.
Info: BDS Suspension

We Have a Bleeder
Phoenix Systems, manufacturer of patented tools for brake service, offers the Phoenix V-12 DIY Reverse Brake Bleeder to give enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers professional brake and clutch bleeding at an affordable price. The V-12 DIY Reverse Brake Bleeder system features patented reverse bleeding technology that removes trapped air to create a firmer pedal, increased braking power and responsiveness, and reduced vehicle stopping distances. It can also provide a combination bleed including reverse, pressure, vacuum or bench to easily bleed ABS systems and clutches. Lightweight and portable, the V-12 DIY Reverse Brake Bleeder requires no electricity or air and works well on today’s cars and trucks, as well as motorcycles, bicycles, and ATVs. It is designed for one user to achieve a successful brake bleed in as little as 10 minutes. Each kit comes with an instructional DVD hosted by Gearz TV personality Stacey David.
Info: Phoenix Systems

Make It Right
Swag Off Road has designed a tailgate conversion system that converts any YJ, TJ, LJ, or JKs swinging tailgate into the drop-down tailgate it should have been all along. This tailgate conversion features a full-length steel panel along the bottom edge of the tailgate to support the hinge and is designed to be rattle-free. Once installed, it is still capable of safely holding 400 pounds and comes 100-percent complete with hinges, cables, steel brackets, fasteners, and detailed color instructions. This tailgate conversion kit installs with basic hand tools in an afternoon, with no welding required and you don’t need to drop the gas tank for installation.
Info: Swag Off Road

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