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New Products Hardware - May 2013

Posted in Product Reviews on May 2, 2013
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RCV for Ford TTB
Ford's Twin Traction Beam (TTB) generally has a good reputation for high strength and low maintenance, and the potential for big suspension travel numbers. When pushed hard with the 4WD engaged, the system's U-joints are prone to failure. RCV Performance Products offers a TTB replacement axle system that does away with the often-troublesome U-joints. The RCV Ultimate TTB Axle Set incorporates smooth-running CV joints for superior strength and power delivery. Aircraft-quality high alloy steel is used throughout, making the RCV system superior in materials as well as design.

Complete axle set replaces the driver- and passenger-side axleshafts, U-joints, and stub axles. The center U-joint at the differential and the factory slip yoke are also replaced. Available for the Dana 44-style TTB systems found on the Bronco and F-150 4x4 from 1980 to 1996 and the 1984-to-1985.5 F-150 4x4

CV joints run consistently and smoothly at all operating angles. CV joints also distribute power to six ball-bearing contact points instead of two-at-a-time U-joint caps. The RCV Ultimate TTB Axle Set uses RCV's patented Spherical Sealing Technology that replaces conventional CV boots with cast polyurethane caps, which are much more resistant to puncturing and tearing

For more information, contact:
RCV Performance Products
(815) 877-7473

Easy Installation Zone
Zone Offroad's got a 1.5-inch body lift kit for 2009-2013 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD and 4WD pickups. The price is right, the installation is easy, and the added height clears 35-inch tires with no other modifications.

Kit includes Zone's crush-proof body spacers, front and rear bumper relocation brackets, Grade 10.9 body bolts, ground strap extension, bed support spacers, and all necessary hardware

Maintains factory ride and is much easier to install than larger body lifts

For more information, contact:
Zone Offroad Products
(888) 998-ZONE

Royal Purple Max-Clean
Over time, your engine develops deposits as the result of fuel combustion. Royal Purple's Max-Clean fuel additive is a three-in-one treatment that keeps new engines clean, removes existing deposits, and improves vehicles performance.

Works with a variety of engines: new or old, gas or diesel, naturally aspirated or turbo- or supercharged

Improves fuel efficiency, improves power output, and reduces tailpipe emissions

For more information, contact:
Royal Purple
(281) 354-8600

Rockland Six-Speed Tranzilla
If you're a shift-for-yourself driver, Rockland Standard Gear's new six-speed Tranzilla Tremec T56 Magnum 4x4 manual gearbox should be a revelation. It's got truck strength but offers sports car-style shifting.

Slick, quick shifts make it easy to grab the right gear. Fifth and Sixth gear are both overdrive gears

Available for Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, and Jeep 4x4 applications in three torque ratings

For more information, contact:
Rockland Standard Gear
(800) 227-1523

37-inch Baja Claw TTC Radial
Mickey Thompson's Baja Claw TTC radial now comes in a new size: 37x12.50R17. Thirty-seven-inch tires are becoming a go-to size, with enthusiasts picking 37s for a variety of reasons-including increased ground clearance, better floatation, larger footprint, and generous sidewall height when combined with ever-popular 17-inch wheels. The introduction of the 37-inch Baja Claw TTC radial means there are now nine size choices in this high-performance tread.

Tread pattern provides aggressive traction in a variety of off-road terrains, including mud, rocks, gravel, and anything in between. Radial construction means a smoother street ride and lower operating temperatures. Three-ply PowerPly sidewall gives enhanced puncture resistance and better handling

The 23-degree directional tread pattern is enhanced with decoupling grooves that allow the tread to flex over obstacles for greater traction and compliance. Mud scoops in the shoulder tread give better traction and self-cleaning properties, and inter-tread stone ejector ribs keep small rocks from embedding between the lugs

For more information, contact:
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
(330) 928-9092

Fyrlyt: High Output, Low Bucks
Fyrlyt (fire light) is a new high-performance driving light from Australia. Fyrlyt's engineers researched current lighting technologies and decided they could build a halogen-based light with HID-style performance at much less than an HID price. The result is a cost-effective, rugged, adjustable, and user-serviceable halogen light that pierces the darkness without piercing your wallet.

Beam is quickly adjustable without tools between spot- or spread-light patterns. The bulb holder incorporates a Gore vent (Gore-Tex, not Al Gore) that allows gas to escape the housing without allowing liquid water back in. Fyrlyt is available for 12- or 24-volt automotive electrical systems, each model with an output of 150 watts/5000 lumens

Lens is replaceable without tools. It's polycarbonate so it won't shatter. The reflector is specially tuned to optimize light output and is hardcoated for easy cleaning. The thick-walled composite housing's billet aluminum base is a thing of kinetic beauty and is easy to adjust, providing a rock-solid link between the Fyrlyt and the vehicle

For more information, contact:


Rockland Standard Gear
Sloatsburg, NY
Royal Purple
Porter, TX 77365
RCV Performance
Loves Park, IL
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