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March 1999 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on March 1, 1999
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Powr-Lok Diffs
Heavy-duty off-roaders may appreciate heavy-duty Powr-Lok differentials from Randy's Ring & Pinion. These beefed-up differentials use two-ramp-design crosspins that apply extra load to lock up better in extreme conditions. Information: Randy's Ring & Pinion, Dept. 4WOR, 11630 Airport Rd., Ste. 300, Everett, WA 98204, 800/291-1360, 425/347-1199,

Dodge Lift
Owners of '94-'97 Dodge 3/4- or 1-ton four-wheel-drive pickups can choose Superlift Suspension System's new 3-inch lift kit. Superlift converted a four-link to a radius-arm suspension, improving ground clearance. The system also makes use of 3-inch-tall front coil-spring spacers. Other components include a pitman arm, a track-bar-relocation bracket, limiting straps, 2-inch rear lift blocks, and a set of four Superide shocks with boots. Information: Superlift Suspension Systems, Dept. 4WOR, 211 Horne Ln., West Monroe, LA 71292, 318/322-3458,

Air-Spring System
Lift or lower your truck 4-6 inches with Chassis Tech's rear air-spring system. It uses airbags with two-ply reinforced bellows made by Firestone. A steel girdle hoop molded into the bellows adds strength and stability. Information: Chassis Tech, Dept. 4WOR, 260 S. Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85210, 888/242-7385, 602/898-9719,

Ford Short-Block Assembly
This 5.0L H.O. short-block assembly was original equipment in '91-and-earlier F-150s. It's assembled at a Ford engine plant with new parts and features a two-bolt main block, hypereutectic pistons with four valve reliefs, a high-torque hydraulic flat-tappet camshaft, and a silent timing chain and gears. Information: Ford Motorsport SVO, Dept. 4WOR, 44050 N. Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Township, MI 48036-1108, 810/468-1356.

GM Accessories
GM has developed an extensive line of accessories for Chevy Silverado owners who are big on customizing. The line includes a snapless tonneau, fender flares, grille- and brushguards, side steps, bed side rails, and splash guards. Information: GM Service Parts Operations; call 800/577-6888 to find the dealer nearest you or visit

Tuff Stuff
Rhino Linings offers its newest spray-on bedliner, Tuff Stuff, for Jeeps, Land Cruisers, and Broncos. The watertight seal is up to 1/4 inch thick and tough enough for off-road use. Tuff Stuff is designed to expand up to 300 percent without breaking or cracking. Information, Rhino Linings USA, Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 9151 Rehco Rd., San Diego, CA 92121-2270, 800/447-1471 (dealer locator), 619/450-0441,

Heavy-Duty Tire Carrier
The heavy-duty tire carrier from Four Wheel Drive Hardware is built to meet the demands of hard-core off-roaders. The carrier features tapered roller bearings, Grade 8 plated fasteners, gloss-black powdercoat finish, self-locking pins, and wheel studs adjustable to fit various wheel-bolt patterns. It can accommodate tires up to 35 inches. Information: Four Wheel Drive Hardware Inc., Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 57, Columbiana, OH 44488, 800/333-5535, 330/482-5560,

Locking Tool Cart
Rolling code technology has found its way into Craftsman's 52-inch Electronic Mobile Cart featuring Security Plus. Rolling code allows the user to lock or unlock tools from 30 feet away. After it's activated, the rolling code automatically changes the code to one of more than 100 billion new codes, never to be repeated. Craftsman's Electronic Mobile Cart has 13 arrangeable drawers with ball-bearing drawer slides. The cart has a load rating of 1,000 pounds. Information: Craftsman, visit your local Sears store or call 800/377-7414,

1,500-Pound Winch
Superwinch's T1500 winch has a single line pull of 1,500 pounds and provides power-in and power-out operation in addition to free wheel. Powered by a 12-volt motor and finished in weather-resistant black powdercoat, the T1500 allows remote-switch mounting and comes with 25 feet of galvanized wire rope. Other features include a level-wind wire-rope tension plate, a high-speed planetary gear set, battery power leads with terminals, and a circuit breaker. Information: Superwinch Inc., Dept. 4WOR, Winch Dr., Putnam, CT 06260, 860/928-7787,

Big Brake Kit
Owners of '97-'99 Ford F-150s and Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators can now choose Stillen's Big Brake kit designed to bolt on in place of the OE rotors and calipers. Compatible with anti-lock brakes, the new system has fixed-mount, six-piston calipers and two rotors that measure 328x28 mm. The kit comes complete with everything needed for installation. Information: Stillen Sportparts Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 3176 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714/755-6688,

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