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It's the season for giving, whether it's to yourself or someone you care about (or owe big time). So take a look at some of these cool things that you could buy right now! If you order today, we'll bet you they will be there by the holidays, and if they're not then just let us know and we'll take it out on our new guy, Ali, with a blunt object.
Wrangler Rock Sliders
Rough Country is expanding from suspension lines to create some exterior protection for your Jeep. The RCX rock sliders are formed out of 1 1/2-inch tubing and utilize 1/4-inch laser-cut mounting plates. Eight stainless steel bolts hold the sliders on and give your TJ or YJ something other than its rockers to land on. Information: Rough Country, 800.222.7023, www.roughcountry.com
Lockables Safe & Sound
Tuffy has a new security drawer out for the new FJ Cruiser. It's made of 16-gauge steel and coated with a black texture finish. It is locked by Tuffy's Pry Guard II locking system and comes with a riser system to place the drawer up to 4 inches higher so objects can be stored underneath. Information: Tuffy Security Products, 800.348.8339
Hi-Lift Jacks are probably in more off-road vehicles than any other specifically branded product we know of. And now they've come out with the Handle-All multifunctional tool-something else that every off-roader should carry. The Handle-All is a telescoping steel handle that attaches to a variety of useful heads, from a shovel and sledge hammer to an axe and pick axe. The Handle-All fits into a handy carrying bag and assembles in mere seconds, and could really help in chopping down a tree for a certain holiday coming up.... Information: Bloomfield Manufacturing Co., 800.233.2051, www.hi-lift.com
Miller Products has a new way for you to mount the CB in your TJ in the lower corner of your windshield, just above your dash. No drilling is required and the kit even includes a microphone mounting bracket. The brackets work with Cobra 19XIV, Uniden Pro 510XL, and other CBs with a 5-inch width. Information: Miller Products, 817.447.4544, www.jeepoutfitter.com
Retracting 3-Point Harnesses
For under a hundred bucks, you too can now have a race-style harness to hold you firmly into your sleigh. What makes this Corbeau harness different from others is that if you need to change radio stations or look around during normal flying times, you can turn a knob and change this fixed harness into one with a retractable rear point to it, allowing it to function like a standard OEM seatbelt. Information: Corbeau, 801.255.3737, www.corbeau.com
It's hard to argue with the advantages of fuel injection, even when wanting to keep that classic look. The fuel efficiency and ease of driveability make choosing EFI over a carb a no-brainer...if you can take out the need for tuning. RetroTek has a throttle-body system that uses a Stage II engine-management system that features an adaptive learning trait that will "self-tune" as you drive. There is no laptop to hook up to or any tuning skills required. The BossEFI 750 unit is good for up to 550 hp, while the BossEFI 1200 is good for more than 550 hp. Information: RetroTek, 951.737.2006, www.retrotekspeed.com
Bad Mad Arms
If you're setting up your Dana 60's steering, you might want to think about a set of billet cold-rolled, 1-inch-thick steel arms for your D60. The arms feature a 10-degree angled plane to offset steering joint misalignment, but are not drilled so the customer can choose where and what size to make the hole. Information: Mad 4WD, 330.549.9082, www.mad4wd.com
The Long Arm Of Pro Comp
Pro Comp has just released a long-arm TJ Wrangler kit. The 3/16-inch steel plate gives the lower arms unbelievable strength, while the upper arms feature rod-end adjustability to help keep axle caster in check. A bellyskid, including a high-clearance removable bellypan, located the arms on the frame side, and still allows for easy access to the tranny and transfer case. The kit gives 4 inches of lift and will fit 35-inch tires without fender modifications. Information: Pro Comp, 800.776.0767, www.procompmotorsports.com
Smith Equipment's new Series 30 product line now features some freeze-free regulators that improve gas performance and accuracy on a range of applications. The 1700 and 1900 series regulators will flow CO2 as high as 35 cubic feet per hour without letting the frost nip the flow in the bud. Information: Smith Equipment, 800.843.7912, www.smithequipment.com