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May 1998 What's New - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 1998
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Meguiar's Gold Class
Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner is the first step in Meguiar's Gold Class line of products. It safely removes dirt and contamination while conditioning the finish, without stripping the wax. It's said the special treatment leaves the surface so slick that water sheets off the vehicle, making drying an easier task. This product has universal applications for old and new paints, including those with clear coats, and are said to be mild enough to be used often. Contact: Meguiar's Inc., Dept. FW, 17991 Mitchell S., Irvine, CA 92714, 800/854-8073, 714/752-8000, 714/752-5784 (Fax).

Ready for spring?
The Pittsburgh-based Solotec Corporation has invented the Driv'nPlow, an affordable car snow plow. It fits most minivans, sport-utilities, and pickups. It only weighs 43 pounds when fully assembled, is 98-percent recyclable, and is said to not rust. It comes with a two-year warranty and can be shipped anywhere. No complex attachments are required. They also offer an attachment to fit vehicles with higher bumpers. Contact: Solotec, Dept. FW, P.O. Box 98249, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, 412/882-4134, 412/882-3816 (Fax), (E-mail).

Smittybilt Sure-Step
Smittybilt introduces its new stainless steel Sure-Step. It has a mirror finish, is easy to install, and requires no drilling on most applications. It's available for most trucks and SUVs, and comes with a lifetime warranty. They also offer a catalog that shows their complete line. Contact: Smittybilt, Dept. FW, 395 Smitty Way, Corona, CA 91719, 800/2SMITTY (Dealer Information).

Dakota 4x4 Body Lift
Performance Accessories, a company that has been manufacturing 4x4 products for over 20 years, markets this 1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4 lift kit. It comes complete with bumper brackets, linkage extensions, fan shroud lowering brackets, all bolts and spacers, and a machined, splined, bolt-on steering extension. It will work with air bags, four- or two-wheel drive, and manual or automatic transmissions. Contact: Performance Accessories, Dept. FW, 1099 Iron Springs Rd., Prescott, AZ 86301, 520/776-4545 (Orders), 520/636-0979 (Tech), 520/776-4377 (Fax).

A Quieter Ride
NoiseKiller Gray was specifically designed to eliminate the vehicle noise, rattling, and vibration that aftermarket modifications can be known to cause. The one-step spray-, brush-, or roll-on application protects from rust as well. It can be used on interior metal, plastic, or fiberglass body panels. All NoiseKiller liquid products are water-based, environmentally safe, and non-toxic. Contact: NoiseKiller, Dept. FW, 2440 W. 10th Place, Suite B, Tempe, AZ 85281, 800/664-1002, 602/804-1124, 602/804-1153 (Fax).

MSD Performance Distributor
MSD Ignition combines looks and strength in this Pro-Billet distributor. It is available for 1987-93 GM V-8 cars, and 1987-95 V-8 trucks using the small-cap distributor with a dual connector coil. The housing is CNC-machined to exact tolerances for extreme strength. Inside, an oversized steel shaft is guided by a sealed ball bearing and extra long sintered bushing. The shaft has a QPQ coating for friction reduction and corrosion resistance. The stock wiring plugs in directly; the package also comes with a heavy-duty rotor and MSD Red cap with brass terminals for full spark delivery. For information, contact: MSD Ignition, Dept. FW, 1490 Henry Brennan Dr., El Paso, TX, 79936, 915/857-5200, 915/857-3344 (Fax).

Longhorn Bumper
Fey's Longhorn bumper is ready for the range with its 3-inch-round, 14-gauge steel tubing and hitch assembly made from 10-gauge steel. Sold separately is an optional bolt-on receiver hitch for towing. The bumper fits most Jeep CJs, and most midsize and compact pickups. It is offered in highly polished chrome or a black powdercoat finish for a more custom appearance. It uses Fey's Quad Tube Mount brackets and installation does not require any drilling. Contact: Wedgestone Automotive Corp., Dept. FW, 15854 Ornelas St., Irwindale, CA 91706, 800/345-8476.

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