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October 2011 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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K1500 Suspension Boost
Zone Offroad’s 6-inch suspension lift for ’88-’98 K1500 trucks is an affordable lift solution. It offers a smooth ride and increased off-road capabilities. The kit includes everything needed to lift the K1500 and utilizes one-piece upper control arm drop brackets to correct the ball joint geometry and retain the use of factory steering knuckles. Information: Zone Offroad Products, 888.998.ZONE, zoneoffroad.com.

Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets
The Viking auto-darkening helmets from Lincoln Electric are lightweight and feature an integrated grind control so the helmet can be used as a grinding shield. The 1840 series features a 1.8-inch viewing area height, and the 2450 series features a 2.4-inch one. The 1840 has an externally controlled, continuously variable 9-13 shade control. The 2450 series features a protected internal continuously variable 9-13 shade control. Information: Lincoln Electric Co., 888.355.3213, www.lincolnelectric.com.

Violator Dana 60 U-Joint
The Ouverson Dana 60 Violator U-joint is constructed of 300M with CNC-ground journals and 4340 alloy caps. The caps use an oil-impregnated bushing and a double-lip seal. The U-joint is fully rebuildable and easily serviceable with a single grease zerk. Information: Wide Open Design, 615.962.9135, www.wideopendesign.com.

Adjustable Jeep Mirrors
Adjusting and defrosting your mirrors is simple with the mirror kit developed by Off Road Engineering. The genuine Mopar mirrors install in the same location as factory mirrors and maintain the stock look, while providing the convenience of adjusting mirrors from the driver’s seat. The kit includes a Mopar factory control switch and a custom wiring harness. Information: Off Road Engineering LLC, 949.581.2991, www.offroadengineering.com.

Mount-Anywhere Battery Tray
This tray from Cobra Automotive is a great way to secure your battery anywhere. The tray is 123⁄4 inches long, 71⁄2 inches wide, and 81⁄2 inches high, designed for Group 24–size batteries. It weighs just under 21⁄2 pounds. It features a side bracket and a hold-down than can be mounted two ways to accommodate different style battery tops. Information: Cobra Automotive 203.284.3863, www.cobraautomotive.com.

Colorado and Canyon Lift
The Rancho system for ’09-’11 Chevy Colorados and Canyons utilizes Rancho ReaLift technology to eliminate the need to relocate the factory torsion bar crossmember. The system accommodates tires up to 33 inches and includes a low-profile, two-piece crossmember that relocates the differential, allowing for additional ground clearance and easy installation. The lift system also includes CNC-machined, extended cast steering knuckles and improves ride and handling characteristics. Information: Rancho Suspension, 734.384.7806, www.gorancho.com.

Race-Trim Suspension Seats
The high-back suspension seats from Race-Trim are great for off-road rigs and race vehicles. They feature fully welded and painted steel frame construction, dense foam cushioning, and a weatherproof suspended bladder. The five-point seatbelt slots accept all latch-style belts. Mounting kits and sliders are also available. Information: EMPI Inc., 800.666.3674, www.empius.com.

Cool Cookin’ Tray
The Trailgater is engineered for a rattle-free fit on the Jeep ’07-’11 JK Wrangler and can be installed without drilling. The convenient fold-down utility table is great for cooking a meal or using as a work surface. The tray is built with stainless steel hardware and food-grade 304 stainless steel table top material. An available slide-out cutting board increases the working area. Information: Outback Adventures Inc., 801.631.7424, www.outbackadventureproducts.com.

Cool Safety Glasses
Miller Electric has added smoked and shade 3.0 safety glasses to its line of glasses. The safety lenses are available in black, blue, or orange frame colors. The Shade 3.0 is ideal for light oxy-fuel or plasma cutting applications. Arc Armor safety glasses are designed for optimal comfort, fit, and durability. Information: Miller Electric Mfg. Co., 920.734.9821, www.millerwelds.com.

Chevy & GM Front Diff Cover
PPE’s front differential cover for the ’11 Chevy and GMC 2500/3500HD 4x4 trucks are cast from high-grade aluminum alloy and feature external cooling fins and internal heat-absorbing ribs, which reduce oil temperature. The sight-level fill plug has a large, 17mm hex head and a large Neodymium magnet to collect and hold harmful particles. Fluid capacity is increased by 24 ounces. Information: Pacific Performance Engineering, 714.958.4825, www.ppediesel.com.

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