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September 2008 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on September 1, 2008
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Q-jets are great carbs but they don't last forever. Luckily JET Performance has two new rebuild kits for Quadrajet carburetors. Both kits include a complete needle and seat assembly, an accelerator pump, a fuel filter gasket, choke seals, a body-to-base gasket, an air horn gasket, a carburetor-to-intake gasket, and an air cleaner gasket. By replacing old seals and worn-out parts, you'll find lost power and be back wheeling in no time.

Information: JET Performance, 800.535.1161,

Performance Diesel Inc. (PDI) is now offering new manifolds for '98-'02 Dodges with the 24-valve Cummins. The manifolds are forged of a Molysiliconductile material-the same material used to cast turbo housings-which allows for both the manifold and turbo housing to cool at similar rates. This is designed to help reduce the risk of warping and cracking the manifold. Each ball-seal manifold is finished with a high-temperature coating to prevent corrosion and for a finished look.

Information: Performance Diesel Inc., 800.511.1231,

Asfir has a new line of body armor for the Jeep JK Wrangler. The company is offering front winch bumpers with mounting pockets for a 9,000-pound winch that were also designed to enhance airflow to the radiator. Asfir's product line is engineered to be light weight yet still protective, such as their JK skidplates made from 6mm aluminum that were laser cut and bent to fit tight against the underbelly of the Jeep, yet remove easily for future service. Skidplates mount through original factory chassis holes.

Information: Asfir Inc., 860.963.0230,

Hobart Brothers has created the fourth in an ongoing series of free educational welding posters, addressing the 10 most common stick-welding problems and their likely causes and solutions. Using diagrams and concisely written explanations, the posters address issues such as porous welds, cracked welds, undercutting, distortion, spatter, lack of fusion, overlapping, poor penetration, magnetic arc blow, and inclusions. The posters are a reference tool for both professional and educational welding environments and are available free of charge.

Information: Hobart Brothers Information Center, 888.462.2789, or e-mail

BDS Suspension has a new high-clearance 6-inch suspension system for the '07 4WD 1/2-ton Silverado/Sierra. This design offers a claimed OE-style ride with a desert-racing appearance. The high-arched crossmembers blend with the lower control-arm angles while increasing ground clearance at the front crossmember by 91 percent. Two rear options include a block and add-a-leaf kit or a full leaf-spring replacement. The complete system is available in BDS's traditional granite or textured black powdercoating, and is covered by the exclusive No Fine Print Warranty.

Information: BDS Suspension, 517.279.2135,

Fab Fours is now producing rock sliders for the new two- and four-door Jeep JKs. Built from 3.16-inch steel, these sliders bolt to the tub and are designed with a tight fit and smooth finish so that if they don't squeeze between an obstacle they'll slide over it easily. The dual-stage powdercoat will fend off the most abusive scratches, and the double-wall construction provides rigidity and a recessed pocket for the hardware to avoid snagging on rocks.

Information: Fab Fours Inc., 866.385.1905,

Looking for some new wheels for your ride? Then check out these vicious rims from Mamba Wheels. Mamba Wheels are a new line of aluminum wheels available in sizes from 17- to 22-inch. They offer a bead-lock look for any truck that doesn't need a true bead lock. Plus they are offered in four different styles and many different bolt patterns and offsets for most stock or lifted 4x4 trucks.

Information: Mamba Wheels, 800.735.2822,

High-horsepower fuel-injected trucks require a healthy supply of gasoline, and the new Professional Products Powerflow EFI Blue Fuel Pump is perfect for any engine producing up to 600 hp. This Powerflow Blue Fuel Pump will deliver fuel at a rate of 58 gallons (220 liters) per hour, yet it is designed with a blue extruded aluminum heat sink and mounting bracket to keep the fuel cool and makes for easy installation on any flat surface. The pump features 1/4-inch NPT inlet and outlet ports that allow for a wide range of adapter fittings, and you can use -6 AN fittings or even your basic barbed fitting to mate with your fuel hose.

Information: Professional Products, 323.779.2020,

Rough Country has introduced an affordable 3-inch suspension for '07-'08 4WD Chevy 1500 pickups that levels the truck and clears a 32-inch tire. The lift kit includes front strut spacers, which install without the use of a strut compressor, driver- and passenger-side diff drop brackets to maintain proper CV axle angles, and new upper control arms. The rear is raised with 1.5-inch cast-iron blocks and comes with new U-bolts and Nitro 9000 shock absorbers.

Information: Rough Country Suspension Products, 800.222.7023,

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