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June 2006 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on June 1, 2006
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Keep Heat In and Out
As far as exhaust heat is concerned, you want to keep it in the exhaust system and out of the engine compartment. DEI has given a new look to its popular exhaust wrap, now offering it in black rolls of 15-, 50-, and 100-foot lengths in either 1- or 2-inch widths. The wrap will stand up to 2,000 degrees F and will blend in a little better than that dirty white junk that's hanging tattered off your headers. Information: Design Engineering Inc., 800.264.9472,

Six-Can Cooler
Vertically Driven Products is in the business of making your life a little more comfortable on the trail. The company has introduced a six-can beverage cooler that will keep your drink of choice frosty all day. Just stick the entire bag in the freezer the night before, and you'll have icy drinks till the end of your trailride. Information: Vertically Driven Products, 562.438.5112,

Tear Off Those Torsion Bars
That's right, get rid of 'em. Rock Krawler has new 8 1/2-inch lifted coilover suspension conversions for the current 1/2- and 3/4-ton Chevy/GMC trucks. In the front, new upper A-arms, knuckles, tie rods, and coilovers are put in place of the factory torsion bars and junk. In the rear, Rock Krawler offers you the bolt-in Prerunner option staying with leaves or the full Desert-Race option with a weld-on coilover conversion. Choose your weapon. Information: Rock Krawler, 518.270.9822,

Billet Framing
Want to express yourself in your own words? Billet Frames builds custom personalized CNC-machined billet-aluminum license plates and frames that are polished, clearcoated, sealed, and waxed before they ever get to your hands. You can choose from a multitude of text fonts and colors, with up to four lines of text on frames, and three lines of text on plates. Information: Billet Frames, 262.250.1500,

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Jeeper's Jamboree on the Rubicon Trail
Rick Russell has been making off-road films for we don't know how long, and he's at it again, this time showing up at the 52nd annual Jeeper's Jamboree on the Rubicon Trail. The DVD includes trail action, interviews, and footage shot at Loon Lake, Big Sluice, Cadillac Hill, and some other Rubicon Trail hot spots that will have you yearning to get off your couch and into your Jeep. Check it out by calling Sidekick Off Road at 877.628.7227 or by logging onto

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