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August 2009 4x4 Truck Parts And Accessories - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on August 1, 2009
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No More Yellow Headlights
Meguiar's new Headlight Restoration Kit will put an end to cloudy, oxidized, and yellowed headlights and other clear plastic, improving appearance and illumination. The kit is simple to use and doesn't require sanding or abrasives that could damage paint. The kit includes PlastX polish, a microfiber towel, and a buffing pad. Information: Meguiar's, 800.347.5700, www.meguiars.com

LED Headlight
Truck-Lite's standard 7-inch round LED headlamps are good replacements for Class 8 off-road race vehicles, Jeeps, classic cars, motorcycles, and other off-road rigs. The trick lights offer the extended life and energy efficiency of LED lighting and meet or exceed all applicable DOT requirements. Information: Truck-Lite Co. Inc., 800.562.5012, www.truck-lite.com

Easy J-Hook Fasteners
Fastening panels to tubing and rollcages is easy with these J-Hooks. They are available for tubing with a 1 1/2- or 1 3/4-inch outside diameter. The J-Hooks quickly and securely mount aluminum, steel, and plastic panels. The hooks eliminate the need to weld tabs or fabricate mounting locations. Simply drill a hole and fasten the hardware. Information: Poly Performance, 805.783.2060, www.polyperformance.com

Off-Road Horsepower
Big horsepower can be had with a Gen IV off-road or race-prepped engine from Mast Motorsports. The LS3 416 SS crate engine is handbuilt and produces a dyno-tested 600 hp at 6,500 rpm, and 540 lb-ft of torque at 5,400 rpm. Each engine is precision calibrated using Mast's M-90 sequential ECM with integrated wideband O2 and wideband knock sensor capability. Information: Mast Motorsports, 936.560.2218, www.mastmotorsports.com

Radiators For Mopar Engines
Mark 7 Radiators can build radiators capable of cooling engines up to 1,000 hp. The company can make a radiator for any year, body style, transmission, and engine size. Custom engraving on the fan shroud or tank top is available, and the radiator features dual 11/4-inch cores and is designed to cool 750 hp. Aluminum speeds the heat transfer between the cooling fins and the cores, dissipating the heat faster. Information: Mark 7 Radiators, 877.777.7505, www.mark7radiators.com

Beef Your Jeeps Dana 44
The EVO 44 Magnum sealed axle sleeves from Off-Road Evolution are designed to increase the JK axlehousing (Dana 30 and Dana 44) strength by 30 percent while incorporating dual seals to prevent debris from entering the axletubes. The EVO 44 slides into the stock axletube to increase the strength of the axlehousing and will also help to prevent premature failure and costly repairs to replace inner axle seals. Information: Off-Road Evolution, 714.870.5515, www.offroadevolution.com

High-Heat Boots
ACCEL's Extreme 9000 ceramic wire kits with 8mm Ferro-Spiral core wire has ceramic boots on the spark plug end of the wires that can withstand up to 2,000 degrees F. These wires are great for headers with close tolerances, engine compartments with little room, or an RV with boots that had previously melted. The wire sets also have an ultrahigh-temperature, double-silicone construction rated at 600 degrees F and are rated at 500 ohms per foot of resistance. Information: ACCEL, 216.688.8300, www.accel-dfi.com

Slick Engine Additive
High-viscosity oils can increase internal heat and drag, creating parasitic power loss. Justice Brothers Heavy Duty Vehicle Lubrication Additive has been dyno-tested and formulated for gasoline and diesel engines. According to the manufacturer, it reduces internal friction, gear noise, and high temperatures without increasing oil viscosity. This additive helps free sticky valves and rings, improves fuel efficiency, and increases parts longevity. Information: Justice Brothers, 626.359.9174, www.justicebrothers.com

Tough Rear End
Check out OR-Fab's new Jeep Cherokee rock slider rear bumper, a three-piece modular design manufactured from 2x0.120-inch-wall steel tubing. The bumper bolts on without any modifications or drilling. It closely hugs the contours of the vehicle and provides protection for the XJ's rear end and quarter panels. The bumper fits '84-'01 XJ models, bolts onto the factory bumper mounts, and is available in a glossy black or wrinkle black finish. Information: Performance Automotive Group, 928.636.7080, www.p-a-g.net

Super Hurricane
The Super Hurricane intake from Professional Products is designed with an extra large plenum and specially shaped high-flow runners. The Super Hurricane is perfect for engines with 23-degree heads that displace over 420 cid on gas or more than 350 cid on alcohol. Conveniently engineered into the intake are injector bosses for those engines equipped with fuel injection. Information: Professional Products, 323.779.2020, www.professional-products.com

Get Ready For Camping Season
The Sportz Truck Tent III allows you to sleep high and dry in the bed of your truck. The tent assembles in the back of an open-bed pickup, creating a comfortable sleeping area for two people. Setup is easy with shock-corded fiberglass poles that are color-coded to match the corresponding sleeves. The tent's bed straps and an interior support pole add strength, securing it in the bed of the truck during storms. The tent is available in eight sizes to fit most popular trucks sizes. Information: Napier Enterprises, 800.567.2434, www.sportzbynapier.com

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