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July 2010 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on July 1, 2010
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High-Clearance Chevy & GMC Suspension
Owners of '00-'06 1/2-ton four-wheel-drive Tahoes, Yukons, Suburbans, Avalanches, and Escalade can now lift their vehicles with a cool new BDS 41/2-inch high-clearance suspension system. The system uses a new front torsion bar mount with the front lower A-Arm. The one-piece crossmembers are made from 1/4-inch steel with internal supports.
Information: BDS Suspension, 517.279.2135,

Super-Strong Recovery Straps
Viking Offroad introduces its Tow Strap and Tree Straps in standardized colors. They increase safety when using recovery equipment. Viking Offroad and ARB have designed orange tow straps for kinetic vehicle-to-vehicle recovery and green tree straps for static winching recovery. Kinetic tow straps stretch and, for safety reasons, are not for winching. Static Tree Straps have minimal stretch and can be used with winches.
Information: Viking Offroad, 818.506.9789,

Chrysler Valve Spring Compresso An inexpensive and easy-to-use valve spring compressor for small-block and big-block Chrysler engines is now available for Proform Tools. This heavy-duty tool makes compressing and removing valve springs quick and easy, with the head still on the engine.
Information: Proform/Specialty Auto Parts USA Inc., 586.774.2500,

'07-'10 Chevy & GM 8-inch Lift
This Superlift suspension system will allow your late-model Chevy or GM to run 35-inch-tall tires without cutting and trimming. The complete kit uses premium front gas struts with replacement knuckles and a one-piece welded crossmember.
Information: Superlift Suspension Systems, 888.299.4692,

Small Cordless Impact
Snap-on's new 3/8-inch Micro Cordless Impact Wrench provides power and speed in a small package, delivering up to 50 lb-ft of max torque while delivering 2,500 rpm and 3,000 blows per minute. The wrench weighs only 1.8 pounds and is ideal for a variety of restricted access applications around any vehicle. The removable 7.2V battery charges quickly to eliminate downtime.
Information: Snap-on Tools, 877.762.7662,

Wrangler Rocker Armor
OR-Fab's heavy-duty side armor is made from 3/16-inch laser-cut steel plate. The side armor protects your Jeep Wrangler JK from the dents and scratches that occur on rocky and narrow trails. The kit also enhances the appearance of your Jeep and works with factory, aftermarket, or OR-Fab rock rails. It installs easily and comes with everything you need, including a new rivet nut tool, to secure the hardware to the vehicle's sheetmetal.
Information: Performance Automotive Group, 928.636.7080,

Wrangler JK Tray Table
If you own a Wrangler JK Unlimited or Rubicon, Off Road Trail Tools now offers you this fold-down aluminum tray table. The table is great for setting up your cooking stove or as a safe place to set the lantern, laptop, or tools.
Information: Off Road Trail Tools, 520.579.2079,

New Rancho Suspension For Dodge
Rancho engineers have released a new system for popular '09-'10 Dodge vehicles including the new 2500/3500 Ram trucks and Power Wagons. The systems provide increased ground clearance by allowing for the installation of larger tires. The new Rancho system lifts the vehicle 4 inches in the front and rear and accommodates up to 37-inch tires.
Information: Rancho Suspension, 734.384.7804,

Economical Low-VOC Auto Paint
Summit is now ready to help you paint your rig with its new 2-Stage Paint System. The lead-free urethane base/clearcoat system is formulated to create an outstanding finish with minimal drying time. It includes 40 basecoat colors plus a line of primers, sealers, clearcoats, reducers, hardeners, and specialty additives to deliver the professional results. The system is also available in special formulations to meet stricter, local VOC requirements.
Information: Summit Racing Equipment, 800.230.3030,

OffRoad Brake Calipers
The Superlite caliper series is prominent in off-road racing and custom applications. Starting at 4.40 pounds, the Forged Billet Superlite with internal crossovers (FSLI) is the newest innovation to this series from Wilwood. New and adaptive technologies have been applied, providing substantial improvements in strength, fluid volume displacement, and overall performance.
Information: Wilwood Eng., 805.388.1188,

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