SpynTec Industries offers forged steel hubs for the GM 10.5-inch 14-bolt axle. These hubs are available in five-, six-, and eight-lug wheel patterns. An improved flange offset narrows the overall axle width by 2 1/4 inches. Full-float, heat-treated spindles and an extensive line of premium axle parts will ensure a successful and complete axle build.
Information: SpynTec Ind. LLC, 888.290.2953, www.solidaxle.com
Tube Bending Is Easy
Bending your own tubing is no longer a problem if you have the right tools for the job. Classic Tube has a selection of tube benders for tube with a 5/16-inch outside diameter and a radius-to-center-of-tube of 11/16 inch. The tube benders have an open-side design so you can make smooth, tight radius bends up to 180 degrees with minimal effort.
Information: Classic Tube, 800.882.3711, www.classictube.com
Chevy/GM K1500 6-inch Suspension Lift
Zone Offroad now offers a suspension system for the '99-'06 Chevy and GM that is highway-friendly and built to handle off-road use. The main 1/4-inch-thick crossmembers and CNC-machined steering knuckles are designed to match the factory geometry. This system comes with a differential skidplate for protection and rigidity as well as compression struts for added frame support.
Information: Zone Offroad Products, 888.998.9663,www.zoneoffroad.com
Manual Recovery Power
The More Power Puller has been used by four-wheelers for decades as an alternative to electric winches and is now available with 5/16-inch Amsteel Blue line. The 35-foot rope length model can enable a 3-ton dead lift or 6-ton drag/pull! This heavy-duty portable winch/come-along can pull from front, rear, or side, plus it only weighs 23.2 pounds.
Information: The Wyeth-Scott Co., 740.345.4528, www.wyeth-scott.com
Kevlar Pilot Bushings
A better pilot bushing for popular Ford and GM applications is now available. The self-lubricating bushing is made of Kevlar and offers low susceptibility to damage from heat, maintains dimensional stability, and reduces wear significantly when compared to bronze bushings and needle-roller bearings. The bushings are available for Chevy small-block, big-block, and Ford applications using needle roller-bearings, such as late-model 5.0L and 4.6L engines.
Information: RAM Automotive Co., 803.788.6034, www.ramclutches.com
Hobart Welding Products' new IronMan 230-a DC/CV, single-phase, MIG/FCAW welder-delivers a 30- to 250-amp output, providing the versatility for a wide range of applications, from light industrial and body shop to heavy-duty farm/ranch and hobby. The IronMan 230 replaces Hobart's IronMan 210 and 250, combining their features in a single unit suited for welding mild steel material ranging from 24 gauge to 1/2 inch.
Information: Hobart Welding Products, 877.462.2781, www.hobartwelders.com
Fuel On Demand
Until now, your electric fuel pump is running at the same speed, regardless of whether your engine is idling or turning 8,000 rpm. FuelOnDemand controls the output of your pump based on your engine's needs. This control module utilizes engine vacuum/boost, along with an ultra-accurate fuel pressure sensor, to load and maintain the desired pressure.
Information: Professional Products, 323.779.2020, www.professional-products.com
Jeep Tube Doors
The cool new tube doors from Roughshod Offroad are built for Jeep Wranglers, including the new JK four-door. The tube doors are an all-inclusive package: door limiting straps, light tabs, mirrors, and armrests.
Information: Roughshod Offroad LLC, 805.434.8040, www.roughshodoffroad.com
Nissan Frontier & Pathfinder Winch Bar
ARB has released the '09-'10 Nissan Frontier and Nissan Pathfinder winch bars. Manufactured from high-quality steel, the bars are built to withstand serious off-road driving. The combination bar also features Hi-Lift jacking points integrated into the pan and a winch mounting system for low-mount winch models.
Information: ARB USA, 425.264.1391, www.arbusa.com
Stronger GM & Ford Diff Covers
The newly designed Perfect Launch differential covers are available for the GM 10-bolt, GM 12-bolt, and Ford 8.8-inch rearends. The lightweight covers are reinforced and designed to add strength to the rear housing case. Each cover includes two bolts to stabilize the bearing main caps, two magnetic drain plugs, and mounting bolts.
Information: Proform/Specialty Auto Parts, 586.774.2500, www.proformparts.com.
Chevy Pre-Runner Bumper
BMS Off-Road's bolt-on front Prerunner-style bumper for '07-'10 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks and SUVs is entirely bolt-on. Just remove your stock bumper and bolt it on with the supplied Grade 8 hardware.
Information: Blitzkrieg Motorsports, 714.630.0630, www.blitzkriegoffroad.com
Trailer Side Kicks help guide vehicles onto trailers and also assist with trailer tire changes. The ramps have a modular design and fit in front of a trailer's wheelwells to provide a tapered protective guide between the vehicle wheel and the steel trailer wheelwell. The ramps are durable, virtually indestructible, and very stable. Trailer Side Kicks will support 8,000 pounds and yet weigh only 8 pounds each.
Information: Brute Ind. Inc., 866.464.2788, www.raceramps.com/sidekicks.html.
Monster hooks are strong and simple recovery hooks for rugged off-road use. They are made from forged chromoly steel and come with a 3 1/2-inch safety latch for added protection. The large size of the hook allows the use of 2- to 6-inch straps. You can also hook your straps many ways using single-eye or double-eye for added strength.
Information: Monster Hooks Inc., 408.268.7417, www.monsterhooksinc.com