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March 1998 New Products

B And M Racing Transmission Pans
Christian Lee | Writer
Posted March 1, 1998

BBK Performance Instacharger, New Mickey Thompson Tires and More

Bigger Pans
B&M Racing & Performance Products now offers its deep extra-oil-capacity transmission pans. Made of cast aluminum, these pans are designed for passenger cars and light trucks where the advantage of extra oil helps cool the transmission. Units are easy to install and include a built-in drain plug and an extended filter pickup. Information: B&M Racing & Performance Products, Dept. 4WOR, 9152 Independence Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818/882-6422.

Instacharger for Rangers
Improve your pulling capacity with the BBK Instacharger supercharging system for '89-'97 4.0L Rangers and Explorers. BBK says the Instacharger can deliver up to a 45 percent dyno-proven increase in horsepower and torque while maintaining factory fuel efficiency numbers. Other features include the custom-programmed plug-in computer upgrade and a fully epoxy-coated rotor design. Throttle bodies and headers are also available. Information: BBK Performance Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 1611 Railroad St., Corona, CA 91720, 909/735-2400, Web site

Tie-Down System
New from Anchor USA are the Pro-Trak tie-down kits. Available in 3-foot and 4-foot lengths, kits can be mixed or matched to create a full truck tie-down system for a variety of uses. Each kit offers two tracks, two removable load rings, and installation hardware. Information: Anchor Products, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 1354, Temecula, CA 92593-1354, 800/500-9690.

Three of a Kind
Superwinch announces three new models in its "S" Series of winches introduced last year. The S4500, S3500, and S2500 all include a low planetary gear box, a heavy-duty cable tensioner for level winding, and 50 feet of wire rope. They also feature power out and power in, freespooling, circuit breakers, and battery cables with terminals. Information: Superwinch Inc., Dept. 4WOR, Winch Dr., Putnam, CT 06260, 860/928-7787.

Manual Idle Speed Controller
There may come a time when you'll need to manually adjust the idle speed on a computer-controlled engine. That capability is what Howell Engine Development's Cockpit Idle Speed Control provides. When the unit is connected to a vehicle's idle air controller, a flip of a switch allows normal computer regulation to be overridden and the idle speed to be adjusted by pushing a toggle switch up or down. Another flip of the switch sends control back to the vehicle's computer. Information: Howell Engine Developments Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 6201 Industrial Way, Marine City, MI 48039, 810/765-5100.

Baja King Tires
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires has reintroduced three new sizes of the Baja King off-road tire. The Baja King is constructed as a nylon, blackwall tubeless tire with 19/32-inch tread depth and is available in sizes 36x13.50-15LT (six ply), 36x13.50-16LT (six ply), and 36x13.50-16.5LT (eight ply). These tires are designed to provide excellent flotation in sand with a rugged sidewall for protection in rocky terrain. Information: Mickey Thompson Performance Tires, Dept. 4WOR, 4670 Allen Rd., Stow, OH 44224, 330/928-9092.

Limited-Slip Differential
Reider Racing offers its GM 8.5-inch Torsen T-2 limited-slip differential for Chevy and GMC 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton trucks. The T-2 is a full-time, all-gear drive, torque-sensing, torque-biasing unit. The all-gear design is said to operate smoothly without the worry of clutch wear or preload. The T-2 is available for 28- and 30-spline axles with oversized journals for increased durability. Information: Reider Racing, Dept. 4WOR, 12351 Universal Dr., Taylor, MI 48180, 313/946-1330.

Tube Steps
Constructed of 3-inch aircraft-grade T-304 stainless steel, Back Country Tube Steps from the Design Automotive Group use existing frame holes so there's no drilling or welding. Available in polished stainless or black powdercoated steel, all steps include easy-to-follow instructions, brackets, and hardware. Information: Design Automotive Group, Dept. 4WOR, 1410 W. Fullerton, Addison, IL 60101, 800/323-6147.

Heavy-Duty Swaybars
Off Road Unlimited announces the availability of a new front swaybar system for all '87-and-newer fullsize Chevy and GMC trucks. Kits include a larger-diameter solid-steel swaybar, low-deflection urethane bushings, and zinc-plated hardware, which is said to improve handling by limiting body roll and understeer. Information: Off Road Unlimited, Dept. 4WOR, 40 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, 818/563-1208.

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