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April 2013 - 4xProducts

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2013
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B.A.D Wheels: Bead Lock Reinvented

Traditional bead locks do a great job of keeping the tire firmly in place, but they come with as many disadvantages as advantages. Bead Assist Device (B.A.D.) Wheels brings the advantages of traditional tire bead retention but does away with the drawbacks. The B.A.D. Eklipse 17 is offered in a 17x10 size and is available in all the popular lug patterns. Made in the USA.

The B.A.D. wheel brings the bead lock–clamping device inside the air chamber. This means the wheel maintains its original outer lip and is DOT compliant. The clamping device is not vulnerable to rock damage since it's located inside the air chamber

The B.A.D. wheel can also be equipped with external rock rings where traditional bead lock rings once were. The rock rings function as sacrificial parts, taking trail damage, and are easily replaced once thrashed

For more information, contact: B.A.D. Wheels, (864) 491-0438,

Air Rescue Insurance

If you ever need air transportation to a medical facility after an accident or mishap, you could be stuck paying thousands of dollars after your insurance company has fulfilled its portion of the bill. The OmniAdvantage program ensures that you won't be stuck with this financial burden. Benefits cover the enrollee as well as eligible family members.

OmniAdvantage works with helicopters and fixed-wing rescue aircraft run by Air Methods Corp. While you don't get to choose who comes to rescue you, Air Methods is a nationwide air rescue provider, so your chances of being transported by Air Methods are good

The OmniAdvantage plan covers you whether you're in the backcountry or commuting on the freeway

For more information, contact: OmniAdvantage, (855) 877-2518,

JK Three-Link Upgrade

Rubicon Express now has a way to make your Rubicon Express–equipped JK's rear suspension that much better. The three-link upgrade adds improved suspension geometry and better traction to the mix.

Includes heavy-duty axle truss, chromoly centerlink, differential support ring, and high-quality hardware

Eliminates "rear steer" and bushing bind. Designed as a bolt-on for JK Dana 44 axlehousings. Compatible with Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Long Arm systems

For more information, contact: Rubicon Express, (310) 900-8728,


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