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August 2013 Parts Rack

Posted in Product Reviews on July 2, 2013
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GM Programming
Superchips has released tuning coverage for the ’13 Chevy/GMC 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.2L gas engines. The new coverage rolls into the Flashpaq (PN2865) and Vivid Linq (PN128650). Power gains are said to be up to 25hp and 22 lb-ft on 5.3L engines. The programmers also allow customers to calibrate tire size, rev limiter, and mount Android-equipped phones to monitor parameters in real-time on the Linq modules.
Info: Superchips

IFS ’Yota Skids
ICON Vehicle Dynamic’s bolt-on control-arm skidplates are designed for the ’05-to-present Toyota Tacoma, ’07-to-present FJ Cruiser, and ’03-to-present 4Runner. The lower control-arm protectors are comprised of 3⁄16-inch laser-cut steel and finished in a black powdercoat. The skidplate system also serves as a locator for the lower shock mounts for ICON’s S2 Modular Performance Shock System.
Info: ICON Vehicle Dynamics

4&6BT Accessory Mount
The Cummins 4BT and 6BT Accessory Mount from Jonesy’s Off-Road Fabrication relocates the 6BT Cummins AC compressor and alternator. The billet-aluminum mount uses an integrated-thermostat housing, which takes an off-the-shelf Cummins thermostat. Also part of the mount is a multi-directional coolant elbow. The mounts are made by Allmaras Machine and distributed exclusively through Jonesy’s Off-Road.
Info: Jonesy’s Off-Road Fabrication

2 Xtreme
The Xtreme MT2 from Pro Comp is a mud-terrain radial designed for fullsize trucks and SUVs. Each tire is fitted with a unique rubber compound that’s combined with silica. The unique compound and sipes are said to enhance the tires’ cold- and wet-weather performance. Along with a two-step tread-block design, the MT2s are fitted with strategically placed rock-rejection ribs between the tread blocks and tri-ply construction. Sizes from 31 to 37 inches are available and come standard with a 40,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Info: Pro Comp

Hybrid Light
Snap-on’s LED Hybrid Light is a water-resistant, battery-powered auxiliary light that uses 16 LEDs. The tubular-shaped light is designed with a high-impact tube lens, rubber-molded grip, and magnetic base. Each light functions as a head-beam flashlight and offers 360-degree illumination. Three AAA batteries are included.
Info: Snap-On

Wi-Fi Steps
The PowerBoard NX automatic-retracting steps from Bestop use Wi-Fi component technology that’s designed to simplify and reduce installation time. Each PowerBoard NX Wi-Fi system comes with door sensors that affix to each door pillar without drilling. Instead of tapping into the trucks wiring harness, the NX sensors use a magnetic trip. When the sensor is tripped (door is open), the PowerBoard extends 6 inches down and about 2 inches out from the vehicle. When the door is closed, the step automatically retracts.
Info: Bestop

Smart Door
The 2nd Generation Smart Door system from Star Fabricating is designed for the ’07-to-current Jeep Wrangler JK. The Smart Door kit is said to allow for three firm door-stopping positions, and up to 5 inches of additional opening on front doors. Front and rear door kits are available, and each kit is equipped with quick disconnects.
Info: Star Fabricating

Sport Hood
RK Sport’s performance hood is crafted for the ’07-’13 Jeep Wrangler JK. Each hood features a low-rise center scoop and heat extractors, designed to help with cooling and ventilation. The hood attaches using the Jeep’s factory hinges, bolts, hood latch, and spring. Full carbon-fiber, carbon-fiber top with fiberglass underside, and full fiberglass versions are available.
Info: RK Sport

Truck Tents
Napier Enterprises Backroadz Truck Tents are designed to fit into the bed of most pickups. The Truck Tents are said to fit two adults and offer 5½-feet of headroom. Included with the tent are a full rain fly, large entrance, four window openings, and shock-corded fiberglass poles. Currently, the Backroadz 13 Series Truck Tents are available in four models. With the purchase of a Backroadz Truck Tent, Napier will donate one tree to be planted through their partnership with Trees for the Future.
Info: Napier Enterprises

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