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October 2012 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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Spare Solutions
Wilco Automotive Products Race Runner series Tire Gate is a tubular steel spare tire carrier that allows you to haul up to a 40-inch tire. The swing-out, bolt-on Tire Gate attaches directly to the factory tailgate mounts and doesn’t require cutting, drilling, or welding on most applications. The Tire Gate is available for Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Toyota trucks and can be used with fifth-wheel trailers.
Information: Wilco Automotive Products
877.945.2684, www.tiregate.com.

Power Top
The hydraulic Power Top from Rugged Ridge is a retractable soft top designed for the ’07-’12 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The convertible top is made to be lowered or raised with the push of a button and is said to go from open to closed in as little as five seconds. Each top is fitted with heavy-duty sailcloth and 30-mil-thick tinted rear windows.
Information: Rugged Ridge
770.614.6101, www.ruggedridgeoffroad.com.

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Taco Bar
Randy Ellis Design’s Sleekster light bar is tailored for the ဲ’12 Toyota Tacoma. The Sleekster light bar holds four lights up to 9 inches in diameter. Each 13⁄4-inch steel tube is powdercoated and CNC mandrel bent and doesn’t require any cutting, drilling, or welding. The bolt-in bar is also compatible with factory tow hooks and skidplates.
Information: Randy Ellis Design
602.803.1122, www.randyellisdesign.com.

GM Zone
Zone Offroad’s 6-inch suspension kits are new for the ’73-’91 Chevy/GMC 1⁄2-ton and 3⁄4-ton trucks and SUVs. Included in the kit are a 4-inch steering arm to correct the drag link angles, brake line relocation brackets, front and rear yellow zinc-plated U-bolts with high nuts and washers, and front and rear shocks. Accessories such as Nitro shocks, a transfer case drop, and steering stabilizers are available as options.
Information: Zone Offroad Products
888.998.ZONE, www.zoneoffroad.com.

Hook Replacement
The Factor 55 Pro Link shackle mount is a lightweight shackle receiver designed to replace the conventional winch hook. The 6061 billet aluminum unit works with both steel cables and synthetic ropes and accepts a standard 3⁄4-inch screw pin shackle. The Pro Link is compatible with hawse and roller fairleads and is fitted with a zinc plating and anodized finish.
Information: Factor 55
208.639.1674, www.factor55.com.

Cummins Flow
Flowmaster’s turbo-back Pro Series exhaust for the ’98-’02 Dodge Ram 3⁄4- and 1-ton trucks fits the Cummins diesels with a 4-inch-diameter 409S stainless steel exhaust. The mandrel-bent system is equipped with Flowmaster’s Pro Series Laminar Flow muffler and is finished out with a 5-inch-diameter polished exhaust tip. Hardware, detailed instructions, and a limited lifetime warranty are all part of the package.
Information: Flowmaster Mufflers
800.544.4761, www.flowmastermufflers.com.

AX805
The ATX AX805 Force wheel is a rugged 10-spoke rim that features a covered cap and chrome bolt inserts along the edge of the rim. The AX805 is available in a bright PVD or Teflon finish. Wheels coated with Teflon are exclusive to American Racing’s ATX Series and are designed to be more resistant to brake dust, dirt, road film, and UV degradation. The AX805 is available in five-, six-, and eight-lug applications and ranges in size from 17 to 20 inches.
Information: ATX Wheels
www.atxwheels.com.

Optima Chargers
The Optima Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt performance battery charger is designed to enhance the performance of Optima and other AGM batteries, recover deeply discharged batteries, and extend battery life. The charger features a LCD text display and a gauge that shows battery charging and the fill rate, along with a charger mode and a fault message display. An LED work light, quick-set selectors, and a USB charging outlet are also standard.
Information: Optima Batteries
888.867.8462, www.optimabatteries.com.

Three-link Front
The Dave’s Customs universal front three-link brackets are designed with geometry and simplicity in mind. The 1⁄4-inch brackets are laser cut and CNC bent. Brackets fit the front framerails of most Jeep CJs, YJs, and TJs, early Broncos, and Toyota 4x4s. Welding is required, and track bar brackets are sold separately.
Information: Dave’s Customs Unlimited
602.639.1213, www.davescustomsunlimited.com.

Trail Hotel
At just 300 pounds, Trailmaster’s camper trailer is one of the lightest on the market. It houses a queen-size bed and 22 cubic feet of usable cargo space. The Aspen line has multiple trailer varieties, and most camper versions are said to be fully set up in one minute.
Information: Trailmaster Inc.
800.398.9090, www.trailmasterinc.com.

H3 21⁄2
Rough Country’s Hummer H3 21⁄2-inch suspension kit is a completely bolt-on system designed to raise and level the H3. Utilizing a torsion bar key spacer and a rear shackle, the system is said to provide plenty of room for 33-inch-tall tires.
Information: Rough Country Suspension
800.222.7023, www.roughcountry.com.

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