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August 2011 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on August 1, 2011
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Ford 9-inch Seal Retainer
The Ford 9-inch axle with extended use under harsh conditions can result in increased pressure that pushes the pinion seal out of the front of the case. SamCo Fabrication has a bolt-on 9-inch seal retainer to help keep it in place. The retainer is inexpensive insurance that you can easily bolt on to your Ford differential. Information: SamCo Fabrication, 775.856.4100,

Variable Speed Polishers
DeWalt’s 7- and 9-inch variable-speed polishers are lightweight and deliver the power and speed control necessary for a variety of materials. The polishers are great for trucks, Jeeps, and metal fabrication. They use a powerful 12-amp motor and a variable-speed dial that delivers 0-600/0-3,500 rpm. Information: DeWalt, 800.4.DEWALT,

Wrangler TJ/LJ Lifts
Rancho has three new suspension systems for the ’97-’06 Jeep Wrangler TJ/LJ, including a 31⁄2-inch, a 21⁄2-inch, and a Sport short-arm system. They are said to provide great performance for Jeep’s and include specially engineered, high-articulation control arms that help increase approach angles during off-road driving. The systems also allow the installation of 32- to 35-inch-tall tires. Information: Rancho Suspension, 734.384.7804,

Pickup Vault
The A.R.E. Pickup Vault is a lockable drawer system that provides heavy-duty secure storage in truck beds. The vault is a no-drill installation and comes with two drawers. The drawers are 55⁄8 inches deep and have folding compression locks. They are available for current-model Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram trucks with an extrashort bed, a short bed, or a long bed. Information: A.R.E. Accessories, 330.830.7800,

Replacement Bumpers
OE-style rear step bumpers can be had from LMC Truck for ’07-’10 GM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. The bumpers are designed and tested to maximum 500-pound tongue weight and 5,000-pound trailer weight. They include mounting hardware and OE-style brackets and can be ordered in chrome or primer and without backup sensors. Information: LMC Truck, 800.562.8782,

Toyota Motor Mounts
The H.D. Motor Mounts from Chilkat Designs will help you swap out your underpowered 22R/22RE for a Tacoma four-cylinder 3RZ/2RZ. The strong and lightweight motor mounts are designed for easy installation and tough use. Chilkat also offers a TC Pump bracket when full hydro or hydro-assist steering is being installed. Information: Chilkat Designs LLC, 541.543.5955,

Performance OnBoard Air
ARB’s CKMTA12 (12V) and CKMTA24 (24V) onboard air systems are made for maximum high-volume compressed air performance. The lightweight and compact compressors are designed for tight spaces and are great for quickly filling tires, running pneumatic air tools, and actuating ARB Air Lockers. The compressors are regulated between 135 and 150 psi and have an airflow rate of 6.16 cfm. Both systems are resistant to moisture and dust and are constructed from high-strength military grade and aerospace grade components. Information: ARB 4x4 Accessories, 425.264.1391,

Jeep JK DIY Sport Cage Kit
The Synergy Suspension DIY Sport Cage is a great solution for adding strength and safety to any ’07 and newer two- or four-door Jeep JK Wrangler. The system is manufactured with high-grade, prenotched, 13⁄4-inch 1026 DOM tubing. All plates and hardware are included. The JK Sport Cage is compatible with stock and most aftermarket soft and hard tops. Information: Synergy Suspension, 805.242.0397,

Toyota Triple Stick Setup
The Toyota dual transfer case Triple Stick shift lever setup will put all three shift levers together on the forward transfer case. RADesigns Products makes it easy to keep all three of your shift levers together when installing a dual case setup. The kit is designed for dual cases behind a five-speed or automatic transmission. Information: RADesigns Products LLC, 509.552.9439,

Super Strong Pro Hub
Spidertrax’s Pro Series hub is strong, light, and compact. The hub features a heat-treated chromoly drive plate and massive 3-inch Timken bearings and weighs 14.8 pounds. It uses shouldered 11⁄16-inch chromoly wheel studs on a 6x51⁄2 bolt circle. The hubs are built for hardcore off-road abuse and competition. Information: Spidertrax, 800.286.0898,

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