December 2009 4x4 Truck Parts & Accessories - New ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on December 1, 2009
Addictive Desert Designs has released a bolt-on prerunner bumper. The bumper fits '03-'08 Dodge 2500 and 3500 HD two- and four-wheel-drive trucks. The bumper flows with the grille, giving it cool looks and durability with its 0.120-inch wall tubing strength. It is finished with a glossy black powdercoat and 1/8-inch aluminum skidplate.
Information: Addictive Desert Designs, 480.671.0820, www.addictivedesertdesigns.com.
Four Wheeler's Bible, 2nd Edition
This new edition of Jim Allen's bestselling Four-Wheeler's Bible includes all the basics for getting the most out of your four-wheeler, along with updates on new vehicles, projects, and events. The book begins with basic modifications and then goes on to more advanced mods.
Information: Motorbooks, 800.826.6600, www.motorbooks.com
The off-road wheel chock is designed for use with a Hi-Lift Jack in vehicle recovery. The chock can also be used in emergencies as a traction aid in snow, mud, and sand. It's strong and lightweight and made in the USA, and the compact 9 3/4x6 3/4x1 1/2-inch chock is easy to store. It features dirt and tire gripping surfaces, and tent stakes holes are provided for additional stability.
Information: Off Road Trail Tools, 520.579.2079, www.offroadtrailtools.com
Chevy 1500 4-inch Boost
The new 4-inch lift kit from Rough Country for the '99-'06 Chevy 1500 is designed to allow room for 33-inch tires. The complete kit includes laser cut components, and lifted knuckles maintain proper steering and ball joint angles. A one-piece, high-clearance front crossmember gives plenty of ground clearance for improved off-road performance.
Information: Rough Country Suspension Products, 800.222.7023, www.roughcountry.com
Cummins Intake Manifold
The new BladeRunner intake manifold for the '94-'98 Dodge Ram Cummins for the L6-5.9L features MDV (Multiple Directional Vane) technology, which smoothes out and directs the intake charge for minimum pressure loss, providing increased performance and airflow. The BladeRunner intake also includes 2 1/8-inch NPT ports on the backside, which provides easy and clean gauge installation, and is constructed of A356-T6 aluminum construction with stainless steel hardware for easy installation.
Information: aFe Products, 951.493.7100, www.aFepower.com
The BAT 110 is a rugged battery tester that uses state-of-the-art conductance technology to provide quick and accurate, load-free testing of most types of 12V standard and maintenance-free batteries. Utilizing the test battery for power, the BAT 110 requires no internal batteries. As a voltmeter, the BAT 110 has a test range of 5.5V to 19.99V. The battery cold cranking amp test range is from 200 to 850 cold cranking amps.
Information: Bosch, 800.321.4889, www.boschdiagnostics.com
The Nitro Charger from Rubicon Express is a portable, lightweight solution that fits in your glovebox. Its high-pressure, push-button valves allow for precise fill and bleed from 0 to 600 psi. The Nitro Charger comes complete and ready to refill or tune the nitrogen pressure in shocks or bumpstops while out on the trail.
Information: Rubicon Express, 877.367.7824, www.rubiconexpress.com
The Edelbrock Pro-Flo XT offers more choices for Chevy small-block, big-block, and LS1. These EFI systems deliver more power with an improved mileage potential. The Pro-Flo XT includes a new intake manifold, a more powerful ECU featuring sequential injection, and a handheld calibration module for tuning on the fly without the use of a laptop.
Information: Edelbrock Corp., 310.781.2222, www.edelbrock.com
Tough Oil Pans
Trans-Dapt's Slam-Guard pans will protect your engine, transmission, and lubrication systems from damage caused by road hazards, rocks, speed bumps, and dips. Pans are currently available for Chevy, Ford, and Jeep/AMC engines. Slam-Guard pans are available for GM Turbo 350, 400, and 700R4/4L60E transmissions. A thick 3/16-inch steel skidplate is welded to the exposed underbelly of the pan.
Information: Trans-Dapt, 62.921.0404, www.tdperformance.com
These cool aluminum single- and multi-vents replace the inferior plastic OEM vents. They have a removable threaded cap with special air passage, which makes it difficult for dirt and water to get in. The vents can be used for axles, transmission, and transfer case.
Information: North East Xtreme Tech, 607.522.4316, www.northeastxt.com