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May 2012 Parts Rack - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2012
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Weld Center
HTP America has announced the Invertig 221 AC/DC Inverter Welder that will allow you to produce professional welds with all types of metal. The 221 has a full 220 amps of welding power, yet it only weighs 40 pounds. The Invertig 221 is the only welder in its class with independent AC amperage adjustment. This feature gives you precise control over the heat input to both the work piece and the tungsten by allowing you to separately adjust the electrode negative and electrode positive amperage. The 221 also offers you the ability to adjust the AC frequency from 20 Hz to 200 Hz; the high AC frequency gives you a more focused arc with greater arc control. The Invertig 221 is also a capable DC welder with a smooth, stable arc coupled with the 221’s high-speed DC pulse, which makes intricate work on mild steel, 4130, stainless, Inconel, and titanium a breeze. The Invertig 221 can store up to 64 separate welding programs and provides outstanding performance when stick welding in either AC or DC modes. There are three models to choose from, air cooled, water cooled or dual voltage and every Invertig 221 comes with a three-year warranty and a 90-day money back guarantee.
Info: HTP America

Wiped Clean
GOJO offers its GOJO Scrubbing Wipes to deliver convenient, easy, and complete clean up anywhere heavy-duty cleaning is required. Made of durable, dual-textured material that has been pre-moistened with a powerful cleaning solution, the GOJO Scrubbing Wipes have an extra-large-size towel to provide superior cleaning capacity. The scrubbing side removes the toughest soils, while the smooth side quickly absorbs dirt. Skin conditioners help prevent dryness and irritation, supporting the GOJO commitment to developing products that help technicians and other workers in tough soil environments maintain healthy skin. The GOJO Scrubbing Wipes are available in a 170-count bucket, 72-count canister, and 25-count canister.
Info: GOJO Industries

Lower the Boom
Wranglers are notorious for cabin noise that makes it difficult to have conversations or listen to music. Boom Mat, a leading brand of automotive performance acoustic material, now offers the Jeep Wrangler Sound Deadening Headliner for the two- and four-door, ’07 and up Jeep Wrangler JK. Boom Mat’s sound deadening materials are easy to install and can greatly reduce the distraction of outside or ambient noise and the Jeep Wrangler sound deadening headliner is a simple peel-and-stick kit that dresses up the interior of the Jeep’s hardtop while minimizing vehicle vibration and outside noise. The headliner kit is said to reduce noise levels three to four decibels, while providing much needed insulation from the cold or heat for added comfort. The Jeep Wrangler Sound Deadening Headliner is manufactured as a three-piece, 1-inch-thick set that is available in three colors: black, gray, or white.
Info: Boom Mat

Cage Match
Smittybilt’s all-new reinforced cage kits come with everything you’ll need to strengthen your factory Sport Bar into a solid foundation if a rollover takes place. Starting off with 1020 0.120-wall DOM tubing, each kit includes the new Knuckle System that attaches to the fac-tory rollbar, using a unique pivot and fastening point that is one of the strongest and the most solid mounts available for your Jeep. Built-in grab handles provide easy entry and exit. All Smittybilt cages were engineered to bolt-in and require no modifications to the vehicle to ensure a rock-solid install while creating the strongest cage kits available. Cage kits are available for ’06-’12 Jeep Wranglers.
Info: Smittybilt

Kickin’ Back
Kicker Performance Audio has developed a solution for iPod or iPhone users to easily add tunes to vehicles not previously equipped with a music source. The PXi50.2 Amplified Controller for iPod and iPhone delivers weather-resistance while providing a way for users to enjoy their music library while driving, and without any head unit. The small-footprint device features a control/amplifier unit that connects with an iPod or iPhone and delivers 50 watts of power (25w x 2 at 2 Ohms) to any aftermarket audio system in most any vehicle. The tiny amplifier can be mounted or hidden, and its low current draw is perfect for small charging systems. The wired remote that handles volume, basic track control, and on/off power can be positioned within easy reach. Once an iPod or iPhone is docked on the integrated 66-inch connection cable, the PXi50.2 provides continuous charging to the device but also pauses the music when the power is turned off. The PXi50.2 features powered outputs for adding a pair of speakers, resulting in a complete audio system. For audio clarity, it uses a full differential audio circuit to protect against engine noise and also provides line-level outputs and can be used with multiple or higher-powered amplifiers in a bigger system. A 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) auxiliary-input jack allows the connection of other audio devices.
Info: Kicker Performance Audio

Treat It Right
STP’s all-new Multipurpose Motor Treatment is a versatile fuel stabilizer, a fuel additive, and an oil additive for all types of engines. STP identified a void that existed among their consumers that showed they wanted a high-quality product that they could use in a variety of engine types. Now consumers can protect their cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, tractors, snowmobiles, lawnmowers, RVs, chainsaws, two- and four-cylinder engines, and more with one product. STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment helps to clean engine deposits and fight friction, stabilize fuel, clean fuel injectors and intake valves, prevent corrosion in fuel system, protect against viscosity build up, fight tough cold starts, protect against crankcase sludge, prevent fuel line freeze by removing water, provide upper cylinder lubrication, and prevent oxidative degradation in fuel and oil. STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment uses a special, proprietary blend of scientifically treated ingredients for better performance and superior results in stabilizing fuel and fighting friction.
Info: STP

X-Ray Vision
TJM Xray Vision light housings are formed from cast aluminum alloy featuring all stainless steel hardware for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. A state-of-the-art manufacturing process produces a precision “free-form” alloy reflector, with a special vacuum aluminized metal coating process that provides a flawless mirror finish. TJM Xray Vision 220 series lights ship in either a penetrating spot beam or effective driving beam pattern for highway, trail, or rock crawling. Clear optics, fire-hardened quartz glass lenses, and a direct computer-calibrated focal point produce a precision driving light without compromise. Blistering 50-watt HID systems are 12/24-volt-compatible and feature the latest in digital ballast technology power with a true 50-watt 4200K Xenon HID bulb. Ballasts are internally mounted for easy light installation and 3000K or 6000K bulbs are optional. TJM Xray Vision lights ship standard with clear, optics-free, hard-coated polycarbonate clip-on covers. Optional colored hard-coated and opaque polycarbonate covers are available.

Inline Upgrade
Superchips has expanded its Jeep performance tuning lineup with the release of the Trail Jammer EXT system, which includes the Flashpaq performance tuner, throttle body, and cold air intake kit. The Trail Jammer EXT system fits ’98-’06 Wrangler TJs and ’98-’01 Cherokee XJs (as well as Comanche MJs) that have the fuel-injected 4.0L I-6 engine. This comprehensive air/fuel kit is said to improve power by up to 18 percent. Superchips’ dynamometer testing on a ’06 Wrangler with a five-speed manual transmission showed baseline rear-wheel output of 140hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. With the Trail Jammer EXT system installed, the same Jeep produced 160hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Power, fuel economy, and towing tunes are included with the Flashpaq as well as automatic transmission shift optimization and users can calibrate for tire sizes from 22.5-42 inches. Superchips’ 62mm bore high-flow throttle body accommodates increased airflow and improves overall drivability. The Trail Jammer EXT’s cold-air intake flows 97-percent better than stock, while the system’s oil-impregnated, cotton-mesh filter traps dirt and debris and is washable and reusable. The Trail Jammer EXT system is designed for do-it-yourself installation in an hour or less.
Info: Superchips

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