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October 2000 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2000
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Ultimate Light Bar
Fierce Off Road has recently introduced a new prerunner-style Ultimate Light Bar that mounts to the frame, instead of just the bumper. Fierce offers this for '88-'99 Chevys, '97-2000 Ford F-150s, and '94-2000 Dodges. It is completely bolt-on and works with two- or four-wheel drives, body-lifted or not. Information: Fierce Off Road, Dept. 4WOR, 1816 Angus Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063, 805/582-2998, www.fierceoffroad.com.

GPS Speedo
Intellitronix has designed what it believes is the most advanced speedometer ever. Using GPS (global positioning satellites), the speedo takes the most accurate reading possible by locating your position and referencing it against where you were once every second. This single gauge takes the place of three with features like a built-in tachometer, voltmeter, memory, and even a compass. Information: Intellitronix, Dept. 4WOR, 10800 Middle Ave., Bldg. D-2, Elyria, OH 44035, 440/458-4858, www.intellitronix.com.

'Zuki Full Floater
If you own Suzuki Samurai, chances are you've probably splintered an axle or two. Spidertrax now offers the only customizable, full-floating rear axle specifically engineered for Samurais. The heavy-duty axle comes with a stronger ring-and-pinion, beefy axleshafts, locking hubs, and disc brakes, while still utilizing OEM Suzuki components. Information: Spidertrax, Dept. 4WOR, 137 Mt. Vernon St., Nutley, NJ 07110, 973/235-1358, www.spidertrax.com.

Cool Tool
Exploded U-joints are simple to fix, but a pain. In steps a hero in the form of U-Joint Tool Company with (you guessed it) a great little U-joint tool. It comes with everything you need to make removing and replacing U-joints a snap, without even removing the driveshaft. Information: U-Joint Tool Co. Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 12759 Foothill Blvd., Ste. C-390, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739, 909/350-9474.

Mount The Bed
Now that we have your attention, take a look at Egan's Truck Works' new Boxcad-1, which holds the only U.S. patent for mounting a stock F-350 bed onto an F-450/550 frame. It comes with all the necessary hardware and brackets to install a box and bumper, plus steel bed plates to rig up a fifth wheel hitch and haul up to 18,500 pounds! Information: Egan's Truck Works, Dept. 4WOR, 106 Steko Ave., Rochester, NY 14615, 716/647-6401, boxcad@aol.com.

High-Pinion Dana 60s
Dynatrac is now producing its own high-pinion Dana 60 axles. The Dynatrac high-pinion Dana 60 isn't an old housing, but starts off with a new cast center and new axletubes. It also has improved oiling for proper lubrication. Information: Dynatrac Products Co. Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 7392 Count Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, 714/596-4461, www.dynatrac.com.

Bolt-On A/C Units
All-Wheel-Drive has recently released A/C kits that are said to be bolt in and go. Each unit is designed for a specific application so there are no cheesy one-size-fits-all bracketry. All units feature a one-year warranty and are R-134a compatible. Information: All-Wheel-Drive, Dept. 4WOR, 2211 River Rd., Farmington, NM 87401, 505/324-1141, www.allwheel4x4.com.

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