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May 2006 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2006
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Smart Straw Lube Juice
If you don't know what WD-40 is then you've probably been living under a rock (instead of on top of 'em) for the last few decades. The ever-popular lubricant company has now made your application of its product a little easier with the new Smart Straw can fitted with an easy flip-up red straw attached via a simple hinge. According to WD-40 the reasoning behind this mod was that over 80 percent of you claim to lose their little red straw before the can is empty. Information: WD-40 Company,

Positively Locked
Tired of dealing with that CAD (Central Axle Disconnect) on the passenger side of some Jeep and Dodge axles? Posi-Lok now has a Perm-Lok kit that couples the two-piece axleshafts together so you'll never have to worry about a vacuum line being pulled or the factory collar slipping. The No. 1100 kit comes with a new aluminum housing and gasket, and features a push rod that permanently engages the CAD. It only takes about 30 minutes to install, so you'll be out on the trail as soon as you cap those old, now unused vacuum lines. Information: Posi-Lok, 517.278.7453,

With all fuel prices rising, it's key to have your engine running as efficiently as possible. The Ecoturbo is said to reduce emissions and harmful engine buildup, and increase fuel efficiency. It utilizes high-density magnets to send the fuel through a magnetic field, altering the molecular structure of the hydrocarbons, resulting in a more efficient combustion. Sounds good, right? Only one way to know. Try one out! And if you do, write in and tell us how it works. Information: Ecoturbo,

PJ Dub
We're still not sure about this giant wheel thing, but if that's what you're into, then Dirt Gripz has some new Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip tires just for you. They have new offerings of 17-, 18-, and 20-inch (wheel size) tires in most of the popular off-road tire sizes, all in a load range D eight-ply rating. Don't worry if you're still into 15s and 16s like us, because Dirt Gripz is still offering the PJs in those sizes too. Information: Dirt Gripz Inc., 330.873.9582,

Looking for 100 to 250 additional horsepower for under a thousand bucks? Good luck, unless you wanna spray a little juice into your intake, in which case you should be checking out the ZEX Race EFI Nitrous System that takes advantage of new Fuel Shear technology, injecting the spray directly into the center of the nitrous plume to yield total and even fuel atomization. The kit comes with everything necessary to install and have your 4xRod leaving tracks out of your driveway. Information: ZEX, 888.817.1008,

Looking for a little improvement in your new Tacoma's ride and handling? Sway-A-Way has a new front-end kit for '05 Tacomas that puts 2 1/2-inch Racerunner coilovers and a performance antisway bar in place of the factory stuff. The kit will net you up to 3 inches of lift, depending on your preference. Information: Sway-A-Way, 818.700.9712, www.racerunner

An Edge On The Competition
The new A2 Attitude in-cab diesel truck tuner from Edge has just incorporated all the digital hoopla you're wanting all into one unit. The newest Attitude power controller is available with digitally simulated full-sweep gauges for you to monitor; that is, if you're not checking out the built-in GPS or admiring what's in back of you through the rear wireless back-up camera. It's available for the Dodge, Ford, and Chevy diesel trucks. Man, and we thought automatic climate control was fancy. Information: Edge Products, 888.360.3343,

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