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September 2009 4x4 Parts From Moab Easter Jeep Safari - New Products of Moab

Posted in Product Reviews on September 1, 2009 Comment (0)
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Powertrain Raiser
The patented Uni-Raise is Advance Adapters' new universal drivetrain jack. It is an innovative driveway alternative to floorjacks. The Uni-Jack supports the drivetrain at the framerails to ease crossmember removal. For shops, it should save installation time. The Uni-Jack adjusts for different frame widths and is rated at 600 pounds capacity. Information: Advance Adapters, 800.350.2223, www.advanceadapters.com

Jeep Auto Doubler
Advance Adapters' long-awaited RubiCrawler is now available. Offered for '03-'09 TJs and JKs having the 42RLE automatic, the RubiCrawler replaces the OE tailhousing, mounting between the transmission and transfer case. It offers a 2.72:1 low range. This increases low-range ratios from 7.40:1 with the NP231/NP241 all the way to 13.6:1 when coupled with a 5.0:1 Atlas. A universal cable shifter is included; optional deluxe shifters are available. Information: Advance Adapters, 800.350.2223, www.rubicrawler.com

Dot Beadlocks
The DOT-certified Hutchinson Rock Monster wheel and internal beadlock insert form a lock on both inner and outer tire beads. The two-piece wheel compresses the beadlock insert during assembly, so no air pressure is needed to hold the beads in place. Applications are available for popular 4x4 bolt patterns in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch diameters. Information: Rock Monster Wheels, 609-394-1010, www.rockmonsterwheels.com

Jack Stashing
Secure Hi-Lift mounting can be a head-scratcher. River Raider created body-mounted jack brackets for 48-inch Hi-Lifts. Available for the JK, TJ/LJ, and XJ, the brackets either bolt to the factory sport bar or behind the rear seat (depending on application). Information: River Raider Off-Road, 717.262.3079, www.riverraider.com


No Spare Struggle
Olympic's new tire carrier for its JK Smuggler Rear Bumper swings both ways. Horizontal pivoting provides easy cargo access. Vertical action unfolds up and down, allowing even 37-inch spares to be easily rolled up to or away from the carrier. Adding a winch to the Smuggler's built-in plate lets the tire be electrically raised and lowered. Other bumper features include welded-on dual D-ring loops, a 2-inch receiver hitch, and Hi-Lift jacking access spots. Information: Olympic 4x4 Products, 323.726.6988, www.olympic4x4products.com

Easy P-Brake
PartsMike has the answer for trail-rig owners who run rear discs but don't want to string long e-brake cables or have other parking brake solutions. Improving on the OE Model 18 transfer-case drum e-brake, PartsMike's disc setup bolts onto the Atlas or other 'cases that have a heavy-duty output shaft. The kit includes a flange for 1310 or 1350 CV, rotor, caliper, mounting plate, bracket, and brace. Provisions for a speed sensor (sold separately) are included. A Dana/Spicer 18 version is in the works. Information: PartsMike, 530.885.0673, www.partsmike.com

Stake & Straps
Ratchet-strap hooks and stake pockets don't always go together like burgers and fries. The hooks are designed to work inline with the strap to prevent failure. Mac's has a solution: chain ends. They conform to the stake pocket and keep everything in line, eliminating potential hook failure. Information: Mac's Custom Tie Downs, 866.371.5175, www.macscustomtiedowns.com

Celebrity Centersection
The Rock Star 60 is Crane's new high-clearance Dana 60 centersection. It is made from heavy ductile iron. The bottom thickness is 3/4 inch to withstand rock abuse. The housing girth is designed to eliminate flexing and gear deflection. Ductile iron bearing caps and an 8620 chromoly diff cover are standard. Options include ARB or Detroit lockers as well as complete Rock Star axle assemblies. Information: Crane Hi Clearance, 303.917.4851, www.cranerockstar60.com

JK Chubby
The latest in Finishline West's Stonehenge Series JK accessories is the Chubby winch bumper. Made from 1/4-inch-thick steel, the Chubby accepts an 8,000- or 10,000-pound winch mounted feet-first. This distributes the torsional load more evenly. Two 1-inch-thick D-ring mounts are welded on. Installation uses the factory bumper hardware-no drilling required. Information: Finishline West, 760.885.6054, ww.finishlinewest.com

JK Hydro Bumps
Rubicon Express offers a JK mounting system for the nitrogen-charged Light Racing Jounce Shocks hydraulic bump stops (included). This system provides adjustable bottom protection and motion control for everything from high-speed desert running to slow crawling. The billet-aluminum bracket kit replaces the replaces the factory Jones tower. Available for front and rear. Information: Rubicon Express, 877.367.7824, www.rubiconexpress.com

Secured Rears
JK owners can now totally secure their rear storage area with Tuffy's Security Deck Enclosure. The structural-steel, 16-gauge lid doubles as a weight-bearing tray. It hinges open and shuts with a latch system, providing lockable storage when the tailgate is closed. Two wheelwell trays provide additional organized storage. Installation uses existing holes. Finish is textured powdercoat; options include a rubber mat. Information: Tuffy Security Products, 800.348.8339, www.tuffyproducts.com

Hoses To Go
Need a rubber or braided hose? Hose & Rubber Supply's Nathan Cain will make it to your spec. Hydraulic, pneumatic, automotive, or industrial, the company uses name-brand hose and fittings from manufacturers such as Gates and Goodyear. Next-day shipping is normally available. Information: Hose & Rubber Supply, 801.633.5746, www.hoseandrubber.com


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