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October 2009 4x4 Truck Parts & Accessories - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2009 Comment (0)
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Big Bore Throttle Body
Painless Performance has available a 62mm high-velocity 600-cfm throttle body for 4.0L engines and a 68mm 730-cfm for 4.7L engines. Increased intake flow is a must for more performance and when used with the Painless Perfect Hi-Torque Engine Management ECM and harness. Stock 4.0L engines may see a gain of 23 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque. With basic handtools, the throttle body is an easy bolt-on installation. Information: Painless Performance, 800.54.WIRES, www.painlessperformance.com

High-Flow Air Regulator
Ultimate Air now offers the FloTech Series FX1500 regulator. This high-flow 150-psi fixed regulator features a built-in safety relief valve and an automatic quick disconnect coupler, allowing for one-handed connection. This patented regulator was specifically designed to withstand harsh punishment and extreme performance and is backed up with a limited lifetime warranty. Information: Ultimate Air, 313.595.5358, www.ultimate-air.com

Ford Electric Water Pump
This small-block electric water pump for Ford engines is great for on- or off-road use and a good solution to overheating problems. This Proform electric water pump is easy to install and will circulate 35-plus gallons of coolant per minute, draws only 6 amps, and removes the parasitic drain of horsepower caused by beltdriven pumps. Information: Proform/Specialty Auto Parts USA Inc., 586.774.2500, www.proformparts.com

Toyota Front SkidPlates
Downey Off Road offers 3/16-inch-thick, heavy-duty steel skidplates that replace the OE sheetmetal plates. Downey gains additional strength from its skidplates through the engineered angle of the plates, brackets, ribs, beveled holes, and direct frame mounting. These skidplates are available for '86-'95 4WD pickups and 4Runners, '96-'04 Tacomas, '03-'08 4Runners, '05-'09 Tacomas, '00-'06 Tundras/Sequoias, and '07-'09 FJ Cruisers. Information: Downey Off Road, 562.949.9494, www.downeyoff-road.com

Tranny Protection
Mag-Hytec offers a new 45RFE and 545RFE transmission pan for Dodge's four- and five-speed automatic. It increases the transmissions capacity by 2 quarts, with added strength and rigidity. The kit includes a heavy-duty gasket, a pan that is drilled and tapped for a temperature sending unit, stainless steel bolts and washers, Allen wrenches, and an O-ring-sealed magnetic drain plug. Information: Mag-Hytec, 818.786.8325, www.mag-hytec.com

Jeep CJ Brake Tubing
Classic Tube has complete replacement brake line kits for the '89-'06 Wrangler (with and without ABS), '63-'83 CJ-5, and '76-'86 CJ-7. Quadratrac brake line kits are also available for the '76-'79 CJ-7. The hard lines are available in 304 stainless steel and mild steel, are computer-bent for exacting accuracy, and have the correct end fittings for your application. Information: Classic Tube, 716.759.1014, www.classictube.com

Tundra Suspension System
BDS Suspension has released two suspension systems for the '07-'09 Toyota Tundra. The 4 1/2- and 7-inch kits are complete systems built not only for daily driving but also to handle about any off-road excursion you can think of. The heavy-duty main crossmembers are locked together by a full belly pan that offers superior off-road protection. The CNC-machined steering knuckles ensure a clean and simple install. Information: BDS Suspension, 517.279.2135, www.bds-suspension.com

SUV & Truck Awning
ARB has made truck and SUV camping more comfortable by offering 50-, 79-, and 99-inch long vehicle awnings. The aluminum legs and frame are anodized for corrosion resistance, and all fittings are manufactured from PVC and a nylon-based plastic for greater strength. The awning is made from 300-grams-per-square-meter rip-stop canvas with a polyurethane coating. All stitched seams use welded seam tape to eliminate seepage. Information: ARB USA, 425.264.1391, www.arbusa.com

Heated Seat Covers
Wet Okole now has seat covers with a built in heating system. The waterproof neoprene-backed covers are designed to fit every popular model of Jeep, truck, van, and car. The seat covers are designed for those with an active lifestyle and come in a variety of styles that can be customized for a number of specifications. They don't get hot in the summer or cold in the winter, are very durable and waterproof, are available in 300 colors, and look like custom upholstery. Information: Wet Okole, 888.246.5653, www.wetokole.com

Reusable Oil Filter
Dirty oil is your engine's number one enemy, but changing your oil and filter every 3,000 miles is expensive. The Powerfilter reusable oil filter eliminates buying a new filter every oil change. The filter contains a cleanable duplex-woven, deep-pleated, 45-micron stainless filter element. The oil filters fit most domestic cars and trucks. The filter is machined to exact tolerances, is O-ringed at all sealing joints, and has a magnet to collect ferrous metal particles. Information: Professional Products, 323.779.2020, www.professional-products.com

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