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February 2008 New 4x4 Products

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2008
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Banks' new Ottomind 6 is now available for '03-'06 Dodge Cummins pickups to improve throttle response, lessen downshifting, lower EGTs, and boost fuel economy. The Ottomind package is a gift of combined parts to upgrade your air intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and programming to net you more than 100 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. Not only that, but you'll be saving fuel too, so you have more money to buy and send presents to your favorite off-road editors! Information: Banks Engineering, 888.638.7120,

The new Lowrance XOG is an all-in-one GPS unit that comes complete with street maps for the U.S. and Canada, but also allows you to purchase and download maps specific to your area of travel including FreedomMaps for USA, Canada, and Europe; Fishing Hot Spots; LakeMaster ProMaps; and NauticPathUSA and International coastal charts as well as Navionics Gold and Classic cartography. There is also an integrated MP3 player and picture viewer. Information: Lowrance, 800.324.1356,

Zex has come out with a new nitrous kit specifically aimed at spooling up your turbocharger in time to give you the response you really want. The ZEX kit increases exhaust volume by spooling up the turbocharger instantly, thus eliminating boost lag. The exclusive Active Fuel Control system will adjust the fuel enrichment so you are never too rich or too lean in your engine. And using ZEX's TPS sensor monitoring, it'll only activate when going WOT. Information: ZEX, 888.817.1008,

Did you save some money by buying a two-wheel-drive Toyota Tacoma Prerunner only to regret not getting the 4x4 version? Inchworm is here to save the day with its PreRunner 2 to 4 adapter. Simply remove the stock tailhousing on your Toyota Automatic and bolt up a tried-and-true Toyota transfer case. Inchworm also has a new "Lefty" geardriven case that replaces the chaindriven Tacoma case, but keeps the driver-side front output. Information: Inchworm Gear, 530.677.8111,

The folks at Rompalicious 4x4 came up with the Hydra, a rollcage-mounted water reservoir that allows you to haul an extra 2 1/2 gallons of H2O in what might already be a rather cramped vehicle. The Hydra has a Nalgene inner antimicrobial reservoir bladder encased in an outer casing made of a rugged ballistic material. Simply fill the reservoir and drape the top flap over the rollcage and strap the bag tight. Then the gravity feed hose allows you to easily dispense water out the side of the bag without unloading it from the Jeep. Information: Rompalicious 4x4 Inc., 888.221.6574,

Looking for a way to wrap those $10,000 in tools your wife just bought you (yeah, right!)? Then check out Steelhead Design's new 60-inch MTech rolling cabinet. You can get this ultra toolbox in either a stainless steel finish or powdercoated. Either way, you'll get 16-gauge steel siding, ball-bearing-slider reinforced drawers, giant casters, tubular cam locks, and 27,390 cubic inches of storage. Information: Steelhead Design Inc., 800.261.0761,

Though the Titan isn't the most popular fullsize truck to date, it does have some of the coolest components available for it. Take these new upper control arms from NCD for example. Titans suffer from UCA interference with the coil buckets when even the slightest lifts are put on, but now NCD has these new arms to help alleviate the problem. They're made with huge 3/4-inch FK rod ends and 1-inch heavy-duty builder's balls and have full camber and caster adjustment to make your lifted ride steer better than it ever could before. Information: NCD Customs, 866.983.4623,

TigerClaw 4x4 has created an easier way for you to grab the back of your ride, should you ever get bogged down in some gravylike mud. The new Extreme Hitch is made from solid stock, is zinc coated for its protection, and is outfitted with both a 10,000-pound working load hook and a 3/4-inch shackle. You'll be able to pull all your buddies out of the snowdrift now! Information: Tiger Hitch, 714.545.5707,

CoverCraft has three new camouflage patterns of its SeatSaver seat covers for those hunters, mercenaries, or anyone looking to hide some stained and tattered truck seats. Available in Conceal Brown, Conceal Green, and Flooded Timber with a variety of first-, second-, and third-row seating configurations for both domestic and import trucks and SUVs. They are made of a water-repellent polyester fabric and are machine washable. Information: CoverCraft Industries, 800.426.8377,

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