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September 2013 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on August 12, 2013 Comment (0)
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PSC High-Volume JK Steering Pump
PSC’s new CBR-style, high-volume steering pump is a direct replacement on the ’12-plus Jeep Wrangler JK 3.6L Pentastar engine and offers 50 percent more volume than stock. In addition to the pump, it includes the bracket, pulley, aluminum reservoir, and hoses necessary for a complete installation. The kit also retains the factory fan belt to make sourcing replacement parts easy in the future.
Information: PSC Motorsports
817.270.0102, www.pscmotorsports.com.

Rancho Sport Suspension for Toyota Tacomas
Rancho’s new 21⁄2-inch suspension system covers ’05-’13 Toyota Tacoma 2WD, 4WD, and PreRunner models and allows fitment of a 33-inch-tall tire. This kit includes Rancho upper control arms that are made in America from high-strength, low-alloy steel and that are designed to maximize wheel travel while remaining compatible with factory replacement ball joints. The kit also includes heavy-duty, tubular-style joints with grease zerks added to the pivots and rear blocks for increased off-road clearance.
Information: Rancho
734.384.7804, www.gorancho.com.

Lunati Voodoo Cams for Jeep and AMC Engines
New from Lunati are cams designed for Jeep and AMC I-6 and V-8 engines that are proven to add plenty of bottom-end grunt, thanks to Lunati’s proprietary computer designed cam lobe. Several lobe profiles are available for each engine design, and each is engineered to produce huge torque gains. Lunati also offers a complete line of performance-quality replacement valvetrain components for Jeep I-6 and V-8 engines.
Information: Lunati
662.892.1500, www.lunatipower.com.

ViAir Onboard Air Systems
ViAir’s onboard air systems include everything you need in one box to make installation simple and easy. Choose from eight different onboard air systems specifically engineered to get the job done right the first time. Each system comes with everything you need, including a compressor, an air tank, fittings, a pressure switch and relay, wiring, electrical parts, a dash panel monitor, and mounting hardware.
Information: ViAir Corp.
949.585,0011, www.viaircorp.com.

Artec JK Front Axle Armor
We brought you this Artec axle truss in the August issue, but a cut and paste error resulted in the wrong contact info. Bent and mangled stock JK front axles are a thing of the past with Artec Industries’ JK Front Axle Armor Kit. CNC laser-cut and bent for a precise fit, the Artec Industries JK front axle armor includes a full-width truss, inner C gussets, lower control arm skidplates, and heavy-duty track bar brackets.
Information: Artec Ind.
855.278.3299, www.artecindustries.com.

aFe Stage 2 Intake for JK Wrangler
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) recently announced a new air intake system for the 3.6L Pentastar engine in the ’12-’13 Jeep Wrangler JK. The aFe Stage 2 cold-air intake outflows the factory intake system by 48 percent for performance gains of 12 hp and 13 lb-ft of torque. Filter options include an oiled cotton gauze Pro 5R filter or synthetic ProDryS filter.
Information: aFe
888.901.7693, www.afepower.com.

Proform Wedge-Lock Header Bolts
The wedge-locking header bolts from Proform solve the constant problem of header bolts vibrating loose without the aid of any cumbersome wires, pins, clips, adhesives, or special tools. The header bolts are assembled using a set of factory-installed, superhard wedge-locking washers, so there are no additional components. Once correctly torqued, the washers’ serrated teeth grip the bottom of the bolt head and the top surface of the header flange. The wedge-locking tension created by the two washers’ interfacing cams prevents the bolt from rotating. When the headers need to be removed, the Proform header bolts can be loosened with a normal wrench.
Information: Proform
586.774.2500, www.proformparts.com.

DiabloSport DCX inTune Jeep Wrangler Tuner
DiabloSport has released a new vehicle tuner for ’12-plus Jeep Wranglers. The inTune DCX tuner adds up to 15 hp and 15 lb-ft. In addition, the new tune gives the Jeep better throttle response and also increases low-end torque. DiabloSport includes great features for four-wheeling as well, including a crawl tune and the ability to control fan speeds.
Information: DiabloSport Inc.
877.396.6614, www.diablosport.com.

BDS Suspension Dodge Ram Lift
BDS Suspension has revamped its Ram 1500 4WD lift kits to fit the new ’13 electronic steering rack-equipped trucks. Both the 4- and 6-inch lift kits feature one-piece, 1⁄4-inch steel, laser-cut high-clearance crossmembers, and heavy-duty differential skidplates for ground clearance and increased rigidity. Due to the OE ride height variances, BDS offers three rear lift options to get your desired stance: 2-inch coil spacers, 3-inch Pro-Ride coil springs, or 5-inch Pro-Ride coil springs. The 4-inch lift kit will clear up to 35-inch tires, while the 6-inch kit clears 37-inch tires.
Information: BDS Suspension
517.279.2135, www.bds-suspension.com.

RePlay XD720 Camera
Less than a year after launching the world’s smallest and lightest HD Action Sports Camera, the XD1080, the engineers at RePlay XD have created an even smaller, lighter camera. The system uses a crystal-clear, non-fisheye, undistorted lens with a 120-degree field of view and a 5-megapixel image sensor. The XD720 camera is about the size of a tube of lip balm and features a water-resistant, rugged aluminum housing.
Information: RePlay XD
805.480.9800, www.replayxd.com.

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Bubba Rope Renegade
The new Renegade from Bubba Rope is a 3⁄4-inch by 20-foot-long recovery rope, the perfect size to have on board your Jeep or light truck. Built to military specs, the camouflage green with black eyes Renegade comes with its own mesh carrying bag and camo Velcro strap for easy storage. A Gator-ize elastic polymer coating adds protection, giving the rope a durable outer skin. The entire rope is dipped and cured in this coating, penetrating deep into the soft nylon rope fibers.
Information: Bubba Rope
877.499.8494, www.bubbarope.com.

Ballistic Fabrication D35 DieHard Battery Box
The latest battery box from Ballistic Fabrication was designed around the D35 DieHard Platinum battery. Like all of the company’s battery boxes, this one is CNC laser cut from 1⁄8-inch steel and CNC bent. The four tabs and six holes on the bottom allow for mounting in any position.
Information: Ballistic Fabrication
520.888.4441, www.ballisticfabrication.com.

Snap-on LED Hybrid Light
The new Snap-on LED Hybrid Light features 16 LEDs, and unlike incandescent bulbs, which burn hot, this portable, battery-powered auxiliary light is cool to the touch. The tubular-shaped light has a high-impact tube lens, a rubber molded comfort grip, and a magnetic base. It also features a durable anodized aluminum handle and cap that holds three AAA batteries.
Information: Snap-on Inc.
800.255.7011, www.snap-on.com.

Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 Tires
The new Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 radial is designed for fullsize trucks and SUVs that see a combination of on- and off-road use. The aggressive open tread design was optimized using computer modeling to deliver unsurpassed grip and control without excessive noise. The tires are available in sizes from 31 to 37 inches in diameter. Xtreme MT2s are also available for new 80-psi, E Load Range applications. These new tires come standard with a 40,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Information: Pro Comp USA
800.776.0767, www.procompusa.com.

Improved Racing Low-Profile LS Oil Cooler Adapter
Improved Racing has released a thermostatic version of its popular low-profile oil cooler adapter. The built-in thermostat helps protect the engine by reducing warm-up time and maintaining oil temperatures at optimal levels when using an oil cooler. The thermostat starts to open at 180 degrees Fahrenheit and is fully open by 200 degrees. The low-profile adapter features a 1⁄8-inch NPT port for an oil sensor or turbo oil supply. It is machined from a single piece of 6061-T6 aluminum and is black anodized.
Information: Improved Racing
407.494.3278, www.improvedracing.com.

Nemesis Industries JK Evap Canister Relocation
Instead of just building a skidplate for vulnerable evap canisters on Jeep Wrangler JKs, Nemesis Industries devised a relocation kit with everything required to move the canister to a safe location. Installation is straightforward and only requires the drilling of one new hole and the modification of a few hoses. Made out of aluminum, the Nemesis kit shaves a few ounces, dramatically decreases the potential for damage by objects on the trail, and eliminates the risk of damage from exhaust heat.
Information: Nemesis Industries
855.974.2440, www.nem-ind.com.

Artec Quart Crate Trail Series
The Quart Crate Trail Series from Artec Industries means no more oil and coolant bottles bouncing around the back of your 4x4. The crate keeps your extra automotive fluids organized, secure, and readily available. With 11 different versions, there is a Quart Crate that fits nearly any space and application. All the Trail Series models feature a 440-pound rated security latch for quick, one-handed fluid retrieval.
Information: Artec Industries
855.278.3299, www.artecindustries.com.

Bestop Wi-Fi PowerBoard
Bestop’s new PowerBoard NX adds Wi-Fi technology to the retractable running boards, simplifying installation. There is no cutting, splicing, or tapping in to the OEM wiring harness. Instead of relying on the factory “door open” wire, these sensors use a magnetic trip that triggers the PowerBoard NX to instantly extend into position. Unlike a fixed sidestep or nerf bar, powered running boards tuck up under the truck when not needed but automatically extend when the door is opened.
Information: Bestop
800.845.3567, www.bestop.com.

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