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4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515
Yes, Another Filter Company!
But wait, before you sigh again, S&B Performance is pitching the real deal with cotton air filters, and we like that a whole lot. S&B's air intake systems are made for a number of vehicles and implement a cotton filtering medium. The folks at S&B realize that most cotton/oil filters are ruined by consumers upon their first cleaning, and so they address the problem with the precision cleaning and oiling kit packaged complete with a CD that shows how not to displace the cotton or over-oil the filtering medium. Information: S&B Performance, 800.358.2639, www.sbfilters.com
These NP205 transfer case shift rails are machined to allow full twin-stick functionality. Now you won't have the guesswork of grinding your existing worn-out rails in order to add a twin stick. They will fit '73-and-newer passenger-side drop NP205 transfer cases, commonly the GM and some Dodge versions. They are machined from heat-treated alloy steel, and will allow you to shift the front or rear axle into Hi, Neutral, or Low and maintain the safety detents which restrict you from shifting into Hi and Low at the same time. They're also available for the Ford NP205. Information: JKW Off-Road, www.jkwoffroad.com
If you care about your truck's interior, you should check out Rod Doors' interior kits. This kit fits a '69-'72 K5 Blazer with door panels, kick panels, and new rear quarter panels. These are easy to install and have a unique design sculpted on both sides. Information: Rod Doors, 530.896.1513, www.roddoors.com
CWI has been specializing in high-quality independent rear suspensions for street rods for more than 25 years. Now the company has decided to take that experience into the off-road market, and it's offering this bolt-in IRS suspension for '95-'04 Tacomas. You can incorporate any amount of lift you desire into the crossmember when ordering, and will be switching to an independent Dana 44 centersection with inboard disc brakes. The 31-spline axleshafts spin the tires, while 5 inches more ground clearance than stock will allow you to run over stuff you would've whacked your diff on before. Information: CWI Inc., 360.274.3373, www.cwiinc.com
Proform's new No-Mess Funnel solves the problem of a full reservoir and a funnel full of fluid. A ball-and-hook design shuts off fluid flow when the funnel is lifted, preventing overspills. The funnel has six 1-ounce increment marks. Information: Proform, 586.774.2500, www.proformparts.com
Now we've seen everything. Maybe twice. This new device is actually called The Whiz, if you can believe that. Though the name is somewhat self-explanatory, if you can't figure out by looking at it (we had no idea either), let us tell you it's a device to allow girls to shoot in the trees the same way we do, without having to find a bathroom. OK, that's all we feel comfortable talking about. Visit the Web site if you wanna know more. Information: WhizBiz, +61 3217 7056, www.whizbiz.com.au
Fragola Brake Lines
Fragola now has clear and smoke-black coverings for its No. 3 PTFE brake lines. They can be ordered in custom lengths and are abrasion resistant. You can buy these hoses in bulk for the end user to assemble or with factory-assembled crimp fittings with almost any popular hose-end configuration. Each hose it tested to 4,000 psi. Information: Fragola Performance, 866.337.2739, www.fragolaperformancesystems.com
Moab Seats for Jeeps
Corbeau has some new bolt-in seats for all CJ and YJ Jeeps, and will even fit in TJs or any other 4x4 with an adapter. The new Moab seats come in a choice of black, charcoal, spice, or tan colors. They are available in vinyl, a vinyl/cloth combo, or in neoprene fabric. The seats are made from a high-density injection-molded foam, added thigh and kidney support, and have slots for harness belts. Best of all, prices for the Moab are starting under $200. Information: Corbeau, 801.255.3737, www.corbeau.com