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September 2011 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on September 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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Ford Super Duty 6.2L Intake
The aFe Power Stage 2 cold-air intake for the ’11 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty with the 6.2L will help it breathe. The system features a durable one-piece heat shield that blocks engine heat and an aluminum intake tube to maximize air velocity and improve horsepower and torque. The kit comes with a five-layer Pro 5R inverted top air filter for maximum filtering and airflow. Information: aFe Power, 951.493.7155, www.afepower.com.

Direct Fit Wrangler Radiator
Flex-a-lite is now offering the Flex-a-fit direct-fit radiator and electric fan combination for the ’87-’06 Jeep Wrangler. The 15-inch, 3,300-cfm electric fan is premounted to a two-row, all-aluminum radiator and extruded side tanks that dissipate more heat than an OE radiator. The setup replaces the stock one-row radiator with two rows for better cooling. Information: Flex-a-lite, 866.447.5967, www.flex-a-lite.com.

Ford Repair Manuals
Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, and Excursion from 1999 thru 2010 are now covered by Haynes repair manuals. The manuals cover all gasoline or diesel engines maintenance and repair. They feature step-by-step procedures linked to hundreds of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations. Every Haynes manual includes a complete troubleshooting section to help the home mechanic identify specific problems. Information: Haynes Publishing, 800.242.4637, www.haynes.com.

Aggressive Ford Clutch
The DFX single-disc clutches by Centerforce for ’77-’97 Ford trucks use an 11-inch clutch assembly. The clutch offers a higher-holding-capacity pressure plate and is designed for a direct bolt-in replacement and ceramic button style disc. Centerforce II and Dual Friction options are also available. Information: Centerforce, 928.771.8422, www.centerforce.com.

Mini Impact Tools
Ingersoll Rand’s mini air tools, the 2101XP-QC 1⁄4-inch Quick Change Mini Impactool and the 2102XP 3⁄8-inch Mini Impactool, are lightweight and engineered for power. Both weigh less than 11⁄2 pounds and deliver 45 ft-lb of torque. The guns also feature a pistol-grip design with an easily accessible forward/reverse switch that allows one-handed operation. Information: Ingersoll Rand, 800.866.5457, www.ingersollrandproducts.com.

Removable Wrangler Fenders Flares
The removable fender flares from TrailMods are really two fenders in one. The outer, larger flare is quickly removable for the trail while underneath is a smaller fender, which will help protect a Jeep from flying debris. The fender flares can be installed and removed without tools. Information: TrailMods, www.trailmods.com.

Bolt-on EZ-EFI Kits
The complete bolt-on EZ-EFI Electronic Fuel Injection Kits from FAST allow anyone to install a multiport injection setup on small- and big-block Chevy and small-block Ford engines that were originally carbureted. Simply install the system and answer the questions in the setup wizard on the handheld display. The system then tunes itself as you drive. Kits include everything else needed to get rolling. Information: FAST, 877.334.8355, www.fuelairspark.com.

PlastiKote Truck Bed Liner
Plastikote’s Truck Bed Liner aerosol makes it easier to give your truck bed excellent protection for a fraction of the cost. The truck bed liner also comes in a gallon can or as part of a bed liner kit for brush on applications. The flexible PlastiKote liner permanently bonds to the surface, resists abrasion, and has textured, nonskid, recycled rubber granules to help prevent slips and falls. Information: PlastiKote, 866.222.8714, www.plastikote.com.

Badlands Winches
The Badlands winches from Harbor Freight Tools are an economical solution to a tight budget. The winches feature a three-stage planetary gear system for fast line speeds, high-strength aircraft-grade cables, and a new efficient, low-amp-draw Neutron motor. The winches have a bolt pattern to fit most popular mounts, ergonomic pistol-grip handheld controls, an automatic load-holding brake, free-spooling capability, and an easy-turn clutch knob. The winches are available in 6,000-, 9,000-, and 12,000-pound capacities. Information: Harbor Freight Tools, 800.444.3353, www.harborfreight.com.

Jeep Duraspark Distributor Set-up
The Duraspark distributor is ideal for those who want to maintain the stock appearance of their Jeep and don’t want to run an HEI-style distributor. The Duraspark provides increased durability and a cure for timing fluctuation. Each electronic distributor is blueprinted to provide maximum power, torque, and instant throttle response. The Dyna-Module and Inferno 2 Coil Kit for the Duraspark distributor is designed for off-roading and racing. Information: Performance Distributors, 901.396.5782, www.performancedistributors.com.

JK Aluminum Skid System
Get complete protection for the underside of your JK at half the weight. The complete skid system includes four separate skidplates—for gas tank, oil pan, transmission, and transfer case—all made from 1⁄4-inch aluminum. The oil pan skid includes a drain panel that allows the oil to be changed without removing the skid. The system offers better ground clearance and protection at only 65 pounds for a two-door and 75 for a four-door. Information: River Raider Off Road, 717.262.3079, www.riverraider.com.

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