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July 2008 New 4x4 Truck Products

Posted in Product Reviews on July 1, 2008
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Links to a Capable Cruiser
Icon Vehicle Dynamics has picked up the pieces of the now-defunct Donahoe Racing and will be continuing the DR product line as well as developing many new products such as these aluminum lower rear trailing arms for '07-and-up Toyota FJ Cruisers. These links are engineered for optimized suspension geometry over various ride heights, as well as being light weight, yet 20 times stronger than the factory links, and outfitted with a rebuildable, greaseable Johnny joint for a quiet extended lifespan. Information: Icon Vehicle Dynamics, 951.272.ICON, www.iconvehicledynamics.com

Portable Generator
Yamaha Motor Corporation is offering the EF4500iSE midsize portable generator. Perfect for camping and RVing. The EF4500iSE is Yamaha's most powerful inverter generator-capable of running an RV air conditioner, a microwave oven, and more all at the same time. This powerplant is designed for less noise and better fuel economy, allowing for very low engine speed of 2,600 rpm, which reduces fuel consumption, noise, vibration, and engine wear. Information: Yamaha, 800.88.YAMAHA, www.yamaha-motor.com

Tundra Twilight
Randy Ellis Design (RED) is now offering a lightbar for the new two- and four-wheel-drive '08 Toyota Tundra. Made of 13/4-inch tubing and 1/4-inch CNC laser-cut plate, the new Sleekster lightbars bolt on over the factory bumper and still allow use of the original equipment tow hooks. The bars are available in black or silver powdercoat and are designed to fit four lights up to 9 inches in diameter. Plus RED is offering special package deals with a lightbar and a set of KC HiLites. Information: Randy Ellis Design, 602.803.1122, www.randyellisdesign.com

Super Cheap Superwinch
Superwinch's new LP8500 8,500-pound winch is offered to help entry-level buyers meet the demands of off-road use with a price-conscious product. This powerful, low-profile winch includes power load in and out, an automatic load-holding brake, 94-foot wire rope, a 12-volt DC 4.5hp series wound motor, a planetary geartrain, a lever shift free-spooling clutch, and a rubber handheld and powdercoated hawse fairlead. The LP8500 is protected by the company's two-year limited warranty on all mechanical components. Information: Superwinch, 860.928.7787, www.superwinch.com

Suspend Your Rear End
Twisted Stitch Seats is offering a full line of suspension seats for everything from Jeeps and buggies to all of the popular UTVs from Yamaha, Polaris, Kawasaki, and Trophy Karts. The backbone of each Trophy seat begins with a handmade seat frame constructed of 3/4-inch by 0.065 mild steel tubing that is powdercoated for a durable finish. Then, the designers at Twisted Stitch utilize high-quality multidensity foam along with a hand-sewn liner to create the "suspension" of the seat. Information: Twisted Stitch Inc., 714.773.0233, twistedstitchinc.com

Dub-Locks
Walker Evans Racing offers its renowned bead locks in a 20x81/2-inch size. These pressure cast-aluminum wheels are available in either a true bead lock or a bead-lock look. They are available in all the standard five-, six-, and eight-lug bolt patterns and can be ordered with 43/4- to 6-inch backspacing. Polished or powdercoated finishes are also available if the standard machined and shot-peened look doesn't suit your fancy. Information: Walker Evans Racing, 888.933.7223, www.walkerevansracing.com

Toolbox Tank
Transfer Flow comes to the rescue with its new 40-gallon in-bed fuel tank/toolbox. From the outside it looks like a regular in-bed toolbox with 51/2 cubic feet of lockable storage space, yet the bottom of the box hides the tank and the auxiliary fill neck. The Toolbox Tank also comes with an electronic system that automatically pumps fuel from the tank into the original factory tank so that you never need to switch between tanks. Information: Transfer Flow, 800.442.0056, www.transferflow.com

From Rust to Iraq-Ready
An Urban Gorilla steel body can turn your rusted-out pickup or wrecked SUV into a mil-spec wheeler. The new Sport body is a foot narrower than the regular bodies so you can use it on compact pickups and SUVs too. Choose from two, four, or six-plus doors in the regular width or the new narrower Sport. Changing body styling and storage is easy by adding a removable Wagon and/or Slant Back. Check out the time-lapse video of a Quick Swap build on www.4x4bodies.com. Information: Urban Gorilla LLC, 888.4x4.Bodies (801.485.3700), www.4x4bodies.com

Armed for All Terrain
Interco Tire/Super Swamper has a new all-season tire known as the SS-M16, designed as a hybrid between an all-terrain and a mud-terrain with claims of a quiet highway ride. The tire has visual cues and sidewall designs that are perfect for the serviceman, hunter, or gun runner in your family. The tires are available in a variety of sizes from 33x13.00R15 all the way up to 37x13.50R24 with various widths and rim sizes in between. Information: Interco Tire, 800.299.8000, www.intercotire.com

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