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February 2013 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2013 Comment (0)
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Grand Long Arm
Rough Country’s 4-inch long-arm suspension is crafted specifically for the ’99-’04 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ. The kit includes adjustable X-Flex upper and lower control arms with Clevite bushings, front and rear coil springs, a front adjustable track bar with drop bracket, and a 1⁄4-inch steel crossmember, along with a skidplate and sway bar disconnects. Each kit uses a four-link front and a Y-link rear, which is tuned to work with Rough Country’s Performance 2.2 series shocks.
Information: Rough Country Suspension
800.222.7023, www.roughcountry.com.

Elephant Stand
Cleargain Solutions makes truck bed access easier with the new Elephant Stand. The all-steel stand slides into a receiver hitch, and then the step (with a 600-pound capacity) swivels out for use. When not needed, the platform folds out of the way. The Elephant Stand comes with a 2-inch hitch ball rated at 6,000 pounds.
Information: Cleargain Solutions
www.elephantstand.com.

GM V-8 Headers
The Cat4Ward headers by JBA Performance Exhaust are designed for ’01-’12 GM fullsize trucks and SUVs equipped with a 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L, or 6.2L V-8 engine. The 16-gauge headers come with 11⁄2- or 15⁄8-inch primaries and your choice of stainless, bright silver, or titanium metallic ceramic coating. JBA certifies that the headers are 50-state emissions compliant for most ’01-’12 model years when used in the correct applications.
Information: JBA Performance Exhaust
909.599.5955, www.jbaheaders.com.

Micro Cut
The Micro Cut 600 is a small plasma cutter that, when adjusted to 40 amps of power, is designed to cut up to 1⁄2-inch steel. The 10-40 amperage adjustment allows for easy cutting power control. The 13-foot plasma torch also features a shoulder contact electrode and cutting tip. The tip design is intended to help the arc start instantly without high frequency, so you can start your arc through rusty and painted metal.
Information: HTP America Inc.
800.872.9353, www.usaweld.com.

JK Snorkel
The modular XHD snorkel system from Rugged Ridge is an interchangeable high and low snorkel for the ’07-’11 Jeep Wrangler JK. The standard XHD snorkel comes with a low-mount intake, while an optional high-mount ram accessory moves the air intake up an additional 21 inches to the top of the windshield. Each system is comprised of heavy gauge plastic, mandrel-bent aluminum, and high-temperature silicone connecting hoses.
Information: Rugged Ridge
770.614.6101, www.ruggedridgeoffroad.com.

Dana Axle Shim
This new shim from Ingalls Engineering makes setting camber easier if you own an older 4x4 with a Dana 44 or five-bolt Dana 60 front axle. The shim bolts behind the spindle to make changes from 1⁄8 degree to 11⁄2 degrees. Two part numbers are available: PN 26125 fits ’78-’91 F-350s with the Dana 60 and ’78-’79 F-250s with the large Dana 44, while PN 26126 fits the Dana 44 axles used in GM half-tons through ’87, Ford half-tons through ’75, classic Broncos, and Jeeps through ’91 (except certain Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer, and Wrangler models).
Information: Ingalls Engineering
800.641.9795, www.ingallseng.com.

Earthquake Pneumatic Impact Wrench
Harbor Freight Tools has added new Earthquake impact wrenches to its Central Pneumatic air-tools line. This 3⁄4-inch wrench delivers 1,400 lb-ft of maximum torque, while the lightweight materials and compact housing are designed to reduce fatigue over long periods of use. It has three forward speeds, one reverse speed, and a dial-style speed regulator.
Information: Harbor Freight Tools
www.harborfreight.com.

5001 Pro
The 5001 series wheel from Pro Comp sports an eight-spoke design and is finished in satin black. The spokes on the alloy series wheel extend onto the lip of the rim for a unique look. The 5001 wheels are currently available in 16-, 17-, and 18-inch diameters and are offered in five-, six-, and eight-lug wheel bolt patterns.
Information: Pro Comp
800.776.0767, www.procompusa.com.

Wrangler Dual-Battery Tray
Mountain Off-Road Enterprises (M.O.R.E.) has designed a dual-battery tray for Jeep Wranglers powered by the new Pentastar V-6 engine. The tray, which is powdercoated black, is big enough to accommodate two OE or Optima Series 34 or 34/78 batteries side-by-side in the stock location. The tray is sold as a complete kit with all mounting hardware, and installation does not require drilling holes or other major modifications, says the company.
Information: M.O.R.E.
877. JEEP.A2Z, www.mountainoffroad.com.

Titan 6-Inch Lift
Trail Master now offers a 6-inch suspension system for Titan pickups. The kit includes CNC-machined ductile iron knuckles, frame braces, alignment cam bolts, a 1⁄8-inch-thick steel skidplate for the differential, Kevlar-lined stainless steel front brake hoses, sway bar end links, and SSV shock absorbers. The system fits ’04-’12 Titan trucks and makes room for 35x12.5 tires.
Information: Trail Master Suspension
928.636.7080, www.trailmastersuspension.com.

Internal Pneumatic Beadlock
Coyote Enterprises has developed an innovative way to seat a tire’s beads on the rim. The Dual Internal Pneumatic Beadlock uses 50 psi of air pressure to hold the tire snug against the wheel, even when the tire is aired down into the single digits. This Staun II version of the internal beadlock is improved over the first generation, with stronger materials and a more durable inner tube.
Information: Coyote Enterprises LLC
949.645.7733, www.coyoteents.com.

JK Combo Kit
Daystar’s lift and leveling kits for the Jeep JK build on the OE suspension components to provide 2 to 3 inches of lift (and clearance for up to a 35-inch-tall tire) without altering the factory ride quality, says Daystar. Front suspension components bolt onto the top of the existing strut assembly, while rear lift is achieved using spring spacers, longer shackles, add-a-leaves, or a block/U-bolt kit.
Information: Daystar
www.daystarweb.com.

DA PowerSystem
Meguiar’s brings machine polishing capability to corded power drills with the new DA PowerSystem. The system’s pad chucks into any 3⁄8-inch corded drill, and its oscillating/circular motion will efficiently apply compound, polish, and wax. DA Power Packs, sold separately, include the correct pad and product combination for your detailing chores.
Information: Meguiar’s
www.meguiars.com.

DIY Rock Buggy Kit
Goat Built now offers the Ibex line of weld-it-yourself tube chassis to custom-build a rock buggy. Available in two- and four-seat body styles, the kits include laser-notched and CNC-bent 1020 DOM steel tubing (chromoly is also available) in either front- or rear-engine configurations. The kits can accept LS truck engines, 4L60 automatic transmissions, and Atlas transfer cases.
Information: Goat Built Design & Engineering
805.704.4698, www.goatbuilt.com.

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