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April 1998 Whats New

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 1998
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302 Bellhousing Adapter Kit
The Ford 302 V-8 bellhousing adapter kit for 1984-95 Toyota five-speeds with removable bellhousings has been designed to replace Toyota four-cylinder engines. The engine mounts directly to the original four-cylinder engine pads using Northwest Off-Road bolt-in engine mounts. The Ford V-8 is narrower than that from Chevrolet, and features a forward-mounted distributor, eliminating all firewall modifications. Contact: Northwest Off-Road Specialties, Inc., Dept. FW, P.O. Box 1617, Bellingham, WA 98227-1617, 360/676-1200.

Headlight Style
This kit allows the user to custom-paint GTS headlight covers, creating a unique lens style, including the projector-beam look. The Mask styling kit includes a variety of vinyl templates, a design guide, and detailed painting instructions. Contact: GTS Styling, Dept. FW, 16702 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92606-4919, 800/969-7327,

Spray Bedliner
Line-X is a smooth polyurethane bedliner that molds around every contour of the truck bed. It permanently seals out rust and corrosion, the manufacturer states. It's available in several colors. Contact: Line-X, Dept. FW, 2550 S. Garnsey St., Santa Ana, CA 92707, 800/831-3232,

CJ To YJ Spring Hangers
These investment-cast 4130 chrome-moly spring hangers bolt on to the original mounting locations, making the CJ-to-YJ spring conversion easier. They bolt to the original mounting locations, requiring no modifications to the vehicle. JKS Manufacturing's spring hangers are designed to use the larger YJ bushings, to eliminate shackle fatigue and prevent shackle kick-back by positioning the shackle at the proper angle. They're available separately or in kit form. Contact: JKS Mfg., Dept. FW, P.O. Box 98, Alliance, NE 69301, 308/762-6949.

Durango Power
New from Borla Performance Industries, this Cat-Back exhaust system was created for the Dodge Durango. It features 2 1/2-inch tubing, Borla's high-flow muffler, and a new 4-inch polished phantom-style tip. This system is manufactured from aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel, and the bolt-in installation is said to be easy. All mounting hardware is included. Contact: Borla Performance Industries, Dept. FW, 5901 Edison Dr., Oxnard, CA 93033, 805/986-8600,

Lund Beauty Tips
Lund presents a series of accessories for the Dodge Durango, including the SunVisor, MoonVisor, SideTracker Running Boards, and Cold Front Winter Grille Insert. All accessories are said to be easy to install and feature a limited lifetime warranty. Lund offers accessories for pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, and heavy trucks. Contact: Lund Industries, Dept. FW, 911 Lund Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55303, 612/576-4200, 800/230-9970.

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