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August 2007 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on August 1, 2007
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Want to know how to get your stuff in New Products? If you have a new truck- or 4x4-related product you'd like us to help you debut, e-mail an image and some text to newproducts@4wheeloffroad.com. Please have all images be no less than 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, an EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file so our art director doesn't shoot us. We can't use images off of any Word documents or Adobe Acrobat files, so be sure to include a separate image in the proper format, or it won't be run. Thanks again. We love seeing all the new stuff you guys come up with!

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Limited Battery Space?
Trying to fit a battery in a tight engine compartment or under a seat? Check out Odyssey's PC680 battery. The little thing only weighs 15.4 pounds and measures 7.27 by 3.11 by 6.67 inches. It's enough to start and run a vehicle (we know, we've tried 'em), and carries the same vibration-resistant, sealed-cell qualities that the bigger Odyssey batteries do. Information: Enersys, www.odysseyfactory.com

Quicker Upping
Rancho's new QuickLift fixed-seat coilovers give you some easy elevation to add to your truck. They'll get your new coilover/strut-equipped 4x4 1 to 2 1/2 inches higher, allowing for a little bigger tire and a little more ground clearance. Information: Rancho Suspension, www.gorancho.com



Breakall Toy Tube Doors
Looking for a set of tube doors from an old master of tube bending? Check out George Breakall's 13-gauge tube doors for Toyota trucks. They bolt directly to the Toyota hinges and don't rattle. They come primed and ready to paint. Information: George's Custom Tubing, 303.810.7525



FJ80 Bumpers
FJ80 owners have some of the sweetest 4x4s ever made from a factory, yet the aftermarket parts for them just seem to be lacking. Slee Off-Road has seen the need and come up with its own line of equipment, like this Shortbus bumper made for '91-'97 FJ80 Series Land Cruisers. It uses 12 bolts to lock it firmly onto the frame and incorporates recovery points as part of the main structure. Information: Slee Off-Road, 303.278.8287, www.sleeoffroad.com

Blacked Out
Looking for some trick new gauges for your ride? You might've passed the name B&M by and didn't even know to check in for gauges. B&M's new Blackout gauges will light you up when you see them work. When the vehicle is off, the gauges are black, but when the vehicle is turned on, the gauges show their true face. They have a variety of gauges from tranny temps to water temps. Information: B&M Racing, 818.882.6694, www.bmracing.com

Take It Easy
Driving a 4x4 can be demanding at times, and you need to make yours as comfy as possible. That's what Doug Misch was thinking when he came up with armrests for the new JKs. The new JK armrests fit both the two- and four-door models and give you a place to put your elbow. Information: Misch 4x4 Products, 620.251.9100, www.misch4x4.com


Wrangler Tranny Swapping
If you're a YJ or TJ owner with some bigger tires, gearing, and a little four-cylinder engine, then you might've already been through one AX5 manual tranny. Ready to upgrade? Advance Adapters has a new adapter kit to get the AX15 in back of your four-banger. And once you have that six-cylinder tranny in, you can think about upgrading that motor too.... Information: Advance Adapters, 805.238.7000, www.advanceadapters.com

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