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February 1998 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 1998
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Ford Third Members
Reider Racing offers the Ford 9-inch third member in a choice of seven different design housings in gray iron, nodular iron, or heat-treated aluminum. High-performance ring-and-pinions are available in SAE 8620 or 9310 steel with ratios from 2.75 to 6.50. Also available are open-style differentials, limited slips, mini spools, full spools, lockers, and Air Lockers. Reider will accommodate your choice of yokes with axle splines ranging from 28 to 40.

For more information, contact:
Reider Racing Ent.
Dept. 4WOR
12351 Universal Dr.
Taylor, MI 48180

Sportrend Running Boards
Deflecta-Shield offers the Sportrend Running Boards which feature a thermoformed polymer shell. The rustproof aluminum subframe adds enough strength and rigidity to support a person standing anywhere along the length of the board.

For more information, contact:
Dept. 4WOR
1800 N. Ninth St.
Indianola, IA 50125

Modular Trailer Kits
Ultra-Light Trailers markets its modular aluminum trailer in kit form. Extruded-aluminum parts minimize weight for improved fuel economy, better handling, and reduced wear and tear. Modular construction allows for a wide range of sizes, from 5 to 7 feet wide, and from 9 to 16 1/2 feet long. Choose from 500- to 800-pound single or dual axles to achieve the desired GVW. The kit comes with video instructions.

For more information, contact:
Ultra-Light Trailers LLC
Dept. 4WOR
7344 Madison St.
Paramount, CA 90723

Raybuck S-10 Rust Fix
Raybuck Autobody Parts offers a large wheel arch repair panel for S-10 Blazers and S-15 Jimmys. The panel is just one of Raybuck's extensive lines of aftermarket parts for pickups, vans, and 4x4s.

For more information, contact:
Raybuck Autobody Parts
Dept. 4WOR
RD 4 Box 170
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Ford Door Panels
Coverlay Manufacturing has replacement door panels for Ford trucks. They feature an OE look-complete with padded armrests and a leatherlike texture-and are available for all '73-'79 F-series pickups and '78-'79 Broncos.

For more information, contact:
Coverlay Mfg.
Dept. 4WOR
4017 Hwy. 67 N.
San Angelo, TX 76905

TFP Swaybar Disconnects
West features products designed especially for Jeep owners who love to go rockcrawling. The TFP Swaybar Disconnects let you disconnect the sway bars in seconds. Just pull a couple of pins and your 4x4 will gain axle articulation. Reinstall the pins and you're ready to resume pavement driv-ing.

For more information, contact:
Dept. 4WOR
650 E. Valley Blvd.
Colton, CA 92324-3122

Dakota Accessories
G.T. Styling produces a full line of exterior accessories for '97-'98 Dodge Dakota trucks. Items now available include Blackouts full coverage taillight covers, Bubble Ventgards side window air deflectors, Bug-Gard hood deflector, fender covers, headlight covers, Shadeblade truck-cab rear window deflectors, Ventgard deflectors, Sportgard and Sportstream side window air deflectors, Stepgard door entry protectors, and Trailblazers/Trailblazer II slotted taillight covers. Blackouts, Bug-Gards, fender covers, and headlight covers come in a patterned acrylic carbon-fiber style.

For more information, contact:
G.T. Styling
Dept. 4WOR
16702 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92606

Crown CJ Axleshafts
Need a new axleshaft for your AMC Model 20-equipped CJ? Crown Automotive has a rear axle kit that includes the shaft, hub, seals, bearings, cups, nuts, washers, and axle key for either the left or the right rear axle, so you can fix just one at a time after trail breakage.

For more information, contact:
Crown Automotive Sales Co. Inc.
Dept. 4WOR
P.O. Box 328 340 Oak St.
North Pembroke, MA 02358-0328

ProComp Jeep TJ Lift
Explorer ProComp introduces its Stage 2 suspension system for '97-'98 Jeep TJs. The kit includes front and rear coil springs and control arms, replacement sway bar links, a rear track bar relocation bracket, transfer case lowering spacers, a pitman arm, a front track bar assembly, and four ES3000 shocks. The kit can provide an increase of 3 1/2 to 4 inches in ride height and a 25 percent increase in wheel travel.

For more information, contact:
Explorer ProComp
Dept. 4WOR
2758 Via Orange Way
Spring Valley, CA 91978

Grizzly Tread Steps
These tough Tread Steps are made for use with Grizzly oval side bars. The treads protect the finish on the side bars and provide a cushioned step when you enter or exit your truck or SUV. Grizzly Tread Steps are molded to fit and install without drilling. Two designs are available: Front tread steps are 24 inches long and fit Grizzly oval bars on all pickups and SUVs, and the curved rear Tread Steps are 20 inches long and made for four-door vehicles and three-door pickups.

For more information, contact:
Grizzly Products
Dept. 4WOR
700 Allen Ave.
Glendale, CA 91201

Force II Expedition Exhaust System
Flowmaster offers a complete bolt-in Force II single-tailpipe-style exhaust system for the fullsize Ford Expedition. The system features fully aluminized steel construction, a Flowmaster 50-Series muffler, and mandrel-bent tubing. It fits both the 4.6L and the 5.4L engine in the two- and four-wheel drives.

For more information, contact:
Flowmaster Inc.
Dept. 4WOR
2975 Dutton Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 800/544-4761

Powerline Hoods
Powerline fiberglass hoods from A&A Specialties are primer-ready with a gelcoat finish and come with OE-quality brackets and latches. The hoods mount to existing factory hinges for a no-prep installation. Current Powerline hood applications for trucks include the 3-inch cowl-induction hood for the '88-and-later Chevy trucks and a cowl-induction hood for '94-and-later Chevy S-10s.

For more information, contact:
A&A Specialties Corp.
Dept. 4WOR
16702 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92714

Snowbear SnowPlow
The Snowbear personal snowplow from California Concepts operates by remote control and mounts to your vehicle without welding, cutting, or complicated hydraulics. The affordable plow is suitable for a wide range of applications.

For more information, contact:
California Concepts
Dept. 4WOR
P.O. Box 4609
Carson, CA 90749

R.B. Research says CarStart is an emergency battery that will make jumper cables obsolete. The product was designed for emergency start-ups without using jumper cables and a second car. CarStart uses the power remaining in the battery in conjunction with its 200-amp capacity to start most passenger vehicles. By utilizing ultrathin components and a radical grid design, CarStart is said to produce the cranking performance of larger batteries. It can be stored for up to five years.

For more information, contact:
R.B. Research Inc.
Dept. 4WOR
P.O. Box 8926
Incline Village, NV 89452
Web site:

Truck Bed Mattresses
Fat Matt mattresses are a new solution for the discomfort of sleeping when you're camping. The Fat Matt (shown) comes in 31 sizes to fit the bed of any late-model pickup. When not in use it folds in half, and it's lightweight and easy to carry or store. The mats are made from durable 3-inch-thick foam rubber and are covered in cloth or canvas and have vinyl backs. Also available is the Comfort Camper Mattress which is made to fit most trucks with a bedliner. Both the Fat Matt and the Comfort Camper Mattress come in your choice of black, blue, gray, tan, or camouflage.

For more information, contact:
Fat Matt
Dept. 4WOR
P.O. Box 848
Clearlake Park, CA 95424

'97 Ford Shorty Headers
Truck Performance Center has JBA shorty headers for '97 Ford trucks with the new modular 4.6L and 5.4L engines. The headers feature 3/8-inch-thick flanges, 14-gauge stainless steel tubes, and OE-style collectors. JBA headers are engineered to outlast stock manifolds, and Truck Performance Center says you can expect improved fuel economy and 20 extra lb-ft of torque. The headers are smog-legal in all 50 states and carry a lifetime warranty.

For more information, contact:
Truck Performance Center
Dept. 4WOR
23192 K. Alcalda Ave.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

STP Fuel Additives
For fuel-injected vehicles, a single use of STP Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner is said to unclog injectors for improved fuel flow and restore power and performance. Add a 12-ounce bottle to a full tank of gas every 2,500 miles to help reduce deposits. For carbureted vehicles, STP Super Concentrated Gas Treatment is a multipurpose fuel additive that helps remove harmful deposits that build up in carburetors in older vehicles. When used regularly, treatment is said to help prevent loss of acceleration and smooth out rough idling.

For more information, contact:
STP Products Inc.
Dept. 4WOR
P.O. Box 1911
Danbury, CT 06813-1911

Floor Guards
Highland Group announces its Black Armor custom-molded rear floor guards. These all-season-protection floor guards have one-piece construction. The lip on the floor guard is said to protect the vehicle's carpet from more than a gallon of road salt, slush, mud, and sand.

For more information, contact:
Highland Group Ind.
Dept. 4WOR
31200 Solon Rd., Ste. 1
Solon, OH 44139

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