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May 2009 4x4 Truck Parts And Accessories - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on May 1, 2009
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Sleekster Lightbar
Check out the new Sleekster Lightbar from Randy Ellis Design for the '07-'09 Chevy and GMC 2500-3500 HD trucks. The lightbars are durable and frame-mounted and can be fitted with four lights up to 9 inches in diameter. The frame is made from 1 3/4x0.120-inch-wall steel tube with CNC laser-cut brackets and light tabs. The bar bolts right on using factory mounting locations. Information: Randy Ellis Design, 602.803.1122, www.randyellisdesign.com

Light The Way
This little flashlight is perfect for those late-night trail runs. A tough hard-anodized aluminum body and a stainless steel bezel mean that it's extremely durable yet lightweight. The Serac S3 is a pocket-size flashlight, and at only 3.2 inches in length and 2.6 ounces it delivers a powerful 7, 43, and 100 lumens on its three settings. Information: Leatherman, 503.253.7826, www.leatherman.com

Jeep High-Steer
Rocky Road Outfitters' Over-the-Top bolt-on steering system replaces the factory Jeep components and places the tie rod and drag link on top of the knuckles. The system also raises and replaces the track bar on the coil spring to maintain perfect front-end steering geometry. Angles are dramatically reduced, and the system eliminates bumpsteer. The system is designed to help the way your Jeep handles with more precise steering. These high-steer kits are available for CJ, XJ, MJ, ZJ, YJ, and TJ Wranglers. Information: Rocky Road Outfitters, 888.801.7271, www.rocky-road.com

Power Stroke Turbodiesel Intake
The BladeRunner intake manifold with aFe's new Multiple Directional Vane technology for '05-'07 Ford Super Duty trucks with the V8 6.0L Power Stroke turbodiesel is now available. The manifold with MDV smooths out and directs the intake charge for minimum pressure loss, providing maximum performance and airflow. In aFe's recent testing, 4 hp and 12 lb-ft of torque were produced at 1,900 rpm, while increasing airflow by 59 percent over the stock intake. Information: Advanced Flow Engineering, 951.493.7100, www.afepower.com

Cool Diff Cover
Oasis Differential Covers recently released these trick diff covers for Jeep CJs and '41-'06 Wranglers. They are also available for some Scouts and early Broncos, Dodges, GMs, and Fords. These covers utilize the latest in technology, are built from aluminum alloy, and will dissipate heat more quickly. Gear-oil capacity is increased by nearly 1 quart. Custom engraving is available. Oasis Information: Differential Covers, 714.533.3286, www.oasisdifferentialcovers.com

Performance Exhaust
DynoMax has released a high-flow exhaust system for the '09 Dodge Ram 1500, which delivers both performance and a cool exhaust note to the truck. The dual DynoMax exhaust system for the Ram 1500 4.7L and 5.7L features a single-inlet and dual-outlet Ultra Flo SS muffler, 2-inch 409 stainless steel, mandrel-bent pipes, and a set of 4-inch DynoMax logo-embossed, T304 stainless tips. The system fits regular, quad, and crew-cab models. Information: DynoMax, 734.384.7806, www.dynomax.com

Removable Spare-Tire Carrier
This Arachna-Track Spare Tire Carrier is designed to be compatible with the Nissan Frontier and Titan Utilitrack. The easily removable carrier has integrated tabs for High Lift jacks and tools. This rack comes in and out in minutes without the use of tools. Unscrew the twist knobs to remove the rack, and you are free to use the truck bed for hauling cargo. Information: Black Widow Off-Road, 888.859.4369, www.blackwidowoffroad.com

Tough Ball Joints
Dynatrac introducex its heavy-duty ProSteer ball joint engineered to deliver premium performance and increased reliability for Dana 50 and 60 front-axle trucks. This includes '92-to-present Ford F-250 and F-350 and '94-to-present Dodge 2500/3500 trucks. The new ProSteer ball joint includes high-strength billet steel bodies; extra-strength chromoly steel and heat-treated stems; leakproof seals; a Mil-spec heat-treated, precision-ground stainless steel ball; and Teflon-coated internal wear points. Information: Dynatrac, 714.596.4461, www.dynatrac.com

'09 Dodge Easy Lift
Daystar now offers a 2-inch leveling kit for the '09 Dodge Ram. The kit uses a pair of high-density polyurethane spacers that are positioned on top of the factory struts to achieve the lift. This design does not preload the strut, so there's no impact on the factory ride quality. Installation is simple, and no special tools are required. Information: Daystar Products, 800.595.7659, www.daystarweb.com

Tough Alloy Roof Rack
ARB spent two years testing this tough new aluminum roof rack in Australia's harshest climates, and it's now available for you to abuse. The rack is 40 percent lighter than a steel roof rack and is made from 6000 series T4 aluminum alloy. The rack will never rust and is rated at 330 pounds. Information: ARB USA, 425.264.1391, www.arbusa.com

Transmission Stop Leak
Justice Brothers' Trans Stop-Leak is a specially formulated additive that reconditions dry and leaky seals, reduces heat, and helps reduce the buildup of sludge and varnish caused by super-hot transmission fluid. Trans Stop-Leak helps prevent the formation of these contaminants, plus it mixes readily with all factory-approved transmission fluids. Information: Justice Brothers, 800.835.8784, www.justicebrothers.com




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