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May 2007 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2007
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G2 is Genuine Gear's newest product extension from its famous gear line. Now the company will be offering axles under the G2 name as well, made from chromoly material and premium carbon steel. The G2 product line is said to fit easier and smoother and run quieter than anything else. Information: Genuine Gear,

Earl's Performance Products has a safer way for you to run your important hoses through holes in sheetmetal. These Seals-It firewall grommets have fire-retardant rubber seals that stretch to allow hose fittings through without tearing. There are seven different grommet sizes available that install in sheetmetal with pop rivets or sheetmetal screws. Information: Earl's Performance Products, 310.609.1602,

Elite Diesel is offering a new 6.0L Power Stroke package to bump up your fuel system. According to the company, the E.D. kit improves throttle response while offering dramatic increases in power thanks to new injectors and an SCT reprogrammer and scanner. Information: Elite Diesel, 719.647.0232,

Been wearing out your 4.0L motor mounts on your Jeep? Yeah, us too. Brown Dog Offroad has new all-steel body motor mounts that have urethane inserts to allow minimal movement of the powertrain. They're available for YJs, TJs, XJs, and MJs. Information: Brown Dog Offroad, 866.401.3877,

New from Teraflex is the Dual Rate S/T antisway bar, working much the same as the original S/T disconnect bar. The difference? The new dual rate goes from a stiff "street" torsion-bar rate to a lightweight secondary torsion bar that inhibits total lack-of-control sway, but allows you to twist on the trail. There is no total disconnect, offering a smart new approach on disconnecting antisway bars. The Dual Rate S/T is currently available for the Jeep Wranglers (JKs, TJs, and YJs) but will be available for other models (plus a universal fit) soon. Information: Teraflex, 801.288.2585,

Stop by Donahoe's Web site next time you're surfing the Web, and take a look at the new 4.5-inch ZooRoad shocks that have been built after years of off-road racing development by Donahoe Racing. The new 4.5 ZooRoad gives you more than 3 inches of ride height adjustment on your Super Duty. The shock is machined out of T6 aluminum and holds a 7-inch-diameter coil to hold your Super Duty 7 to 9 inches higher in the air. Information: Donahoe Racing, 714.632.3033,

It's always a good idea to have some minimum provisions in any vehicle in case something happens that leaves you stranded. Blankets are a necessity to keep warm if you can't turn your vehicle's heater on. Roll-up blankets like these from Jeeps R Us don't take up much room, are lightweight, and keep most of your body heat under the covers so you don't get cold. Information: Jeeps R Us, 949.497.9183,

Rancho understands that you demand the utmost performance from your shocks, and that the shocks of yesteryear are just no longer cutting it. So Rancho introduces the RS 9000XL shock absorber. It's still fully adjustable, but now it features a 2.75- or 2.38-inch-diameter body for up to 48 percent greater oil capacity. Information: Rancho Suspension, 734.384.7805,

F.K. Bearing has come out with its own line of perfect-fitting misalignment spacers for maximum rotation of stainless steel spherical ball rod ends. They're available for 11/42- to 1-inch I.D. (inner diameter) rod ends and are sold in pairs (one for each side of the rod end). Information: F.K. Bearings, 800.662.4003,

Finally, someone is making some performance brakes for those YJ, TJ, XJ, and ZJ Jeepers that refuse to give up their Dana 30s. Vanco's new Raptor system will still allow fitment of a 15-inch rim over its new dual-piston calipers, brake rotors, and complete replacement knuckles (that are compatible with aftermarket steering systems and ABS sensors). Your braking system is changed from a vacuum-assist system to a hydro-boost system that is fed from the steering pump and offers up to a 200 percent increase in braking pressure, according to the company. Information: Vanco, 800.256.6295,

ProCharger has a new HO Intercooled ProCharger system for the Dodge Ram Hemi engine. This engine has been tricky to tinker with for many companies, but ProCharger has been able to get a 45 to 50 percent power gain running pump gas with one of its superchargers. This system is 100 percent complete and features a three-core air-to-air intercooler and three-year warranty, providing around a 6 psi boost with higher boost options available. Information: ProCharger, 913.338.2886,

Forget the Samurais, it's time to trick out your Tracker or Sidekick. This long-arm kit from Trail Tough Products is available for two- and four-door models and turns your Tracker, Sidekick, or X-90 into a trail slayer with 40 inches of articulation according to the company. Information: Trail Tough Products, 877.789.8547,

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