New 4Wheel Products - November 2013Posted in Product Reviews on September 18, 2013 Comment (0)
GT Beadlock Rim
Portal boxes offer great gearing and ground clearance, but they also require special wheels. GT/Cepek has that covered with its beadlock aluminum rims that are 17x8.5 with 8 inches of backspacing to account for the width added by portal boxes. The rims are available in a 8x61⁄2 bolt pattern and include replaceable threaded inserts and dual valve stems to allow easy addition of inner liners or tire deflators.
Synergy Dodge Sway Bar Endlinks
Synergy Manufacturing’s heavy-duty sway bar endlinks are available for ’94-’02 Dodge Ram 1500s and ’94-’13 2500 and 3500 trucks with 3-inch or 6-inch suspension lifts. They are constructed in the USA from solid 1020 CR rod and bolt on with basic handtools. Their stem top adapter eliminates the problematic “pancake” bushing on the top of the factory Dodge endlinks.
Information: Synergy Manufacturing
Dickies Mechanic’s Belt
The Mechanic’s Belt is a genuine leather work belt that features a leather-covered plaque buckle with the Dickies embossed logo and as well as cutting-edge construction with double-row stitching for enhanced durability. Built with the auto pro in mind, this heavy-duty belt prevents scratches from an exposed buckle.
Auto Meter GPS Rally-Nav Speedometers
New GPS Rally-Nav speedometers from Auto Meter are engineered to interpret data from a GPS satellite signal so there’s no need to worry about gear ratio or tire size changes. Rally-Nav digital display includes standards like odometer and trip in addition to information such as heading and coordinates for navigation, an hourmeter for tracking vehicle maintenance, and peak speed recall. Available in Ultra-Lite, Sport-Comp, and Phantom American-made designs in 33⁄8- and 5-inch sizes.
Information: Auto Meter Competition Instruments
Poison Spyder JK Narrow Crusher Flares
Poison Spyder Customs has recently introduced a narrow version of its front Crusher Flares for ’07-’13 Jeep Wrangler JKs. The new narrow flares are 2 inches narrower than the standard Crusher Flares, allowing more of the tire’s width to protrude beyond the extent of the flare. All Crusher Flares come with inner braces that rigidly anchor the flare to the inner structural members of the Jeep’s tub rather than the JK’s notoriously thin exterior sheetmetal.
Information: Poison Spyder Customs
Staun II Automatic Tire Deflators
You can add the American-made Staun II Automatic Tire Deflator onto any standard valve stem and start driving while each tire deflates to the user-set tire pressure. The toolless pressure adjustment allows for a wide range of pressure settings from 3 to 50 psi, while the hex adjustment cap and locking collar provide an option to firmly lock the setting. Each Staun II will automatically shut off when the air pressure drops to its setting.
Information: Coyote Enterprises
Rancho Super Duty Sport Kit
The new Rancho sport system for ’11-13 Ford F-250/F-350 trucks provides 4 inches of lift and fits 37-inch tires. The kit includes a newly engineered forged pitman arm, a track bar drop bracket, and radius arm drop brackets to enhance ride and handling while maintaining suspension geometry. A new front coil spring kit and rear block kit are required to finish the installation. The system is compatible with stock tire and wheel packages.
Light Ready Bumper for GMC Sierra HD
Want an aftermarket from bumper for your ’08-’10 GMC Sierra HD but don’t need a winch? Winch Ready Bumpers is now offering a Light Ready Bumper made from 3⁄16-inch steel with included shackle mounts and an optional pre-runner bar. The bumper accommodates a 20-inch LED light bar and two smaller Rigid D2 or dually lights, with two more mounting tabs on the prerunner bar.
Information: Winch Ready Bumpers
Gunk Tough Series for Trucks
When you think of Gunk you probably think of the company’s degreasers, but the company recently expanded its product line with the Tough Series of appearance cleaners specifically formulated for trucks and SUVs. The Tough Series includes a concentrated Truck Wash, heavy-duty Tire & Wheel Cleaner, Bug Remover, deep-cleaning Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner, and a tint-safe Glass Cleaner. All of the appearance products are engineered to lift up and carry away the caked-on dirt, mud, salt, and clay most likely to build up on hardworking, hard-charging trucks and SUVs.
Off-Road Solutions Fire Extinguisher Quick Release Mount
Off-Road Solutions (ORS) now has a modular, affordable Quick Release Mount Kit for 1-, 21⁄2-, and 5-pound fire extinguishers. The system features two billet aluminum mounting brackets and stainless steel pins. Pulling the release pin allows the ORS mount to swivel apart for fast extinguisher removal. ORS also offers optional hose clamps as well as upgraded billet clamps for 21⁄2-pound extinguishers and 13⁄4-inch roll bar tubing.
Information: Off-Road Solutions
Misch 4x4 JK Steering Shaft Chatter Eliminator
The Steering Shaft Chatter Eliminator from Misch 4x4 puts a minimal side load on your JK steering box. Doing so alleviates excess play in the steering shaft slip joint, eliminating unwanted noise and steering feedback. The steel clamps, button-head Allen bolts, and a case-specific tuned spring provide smooth, quiet, chatter-free operation.
Information: Misch 4x4
Bushwacker Pocket Style Flares for Tacoma
The new Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flare for the ’12 Toyota Tacoma features an innovative two-piece system to accommodate aftermarket bumpers. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the flares utilize existing factory holes to affix the Dura-Flex 2000 ABS flares and provide an additional 2 inches of tire coverage. This high-impact, low-temperature material keeps your Tacoma looking like new by protecting it from rocks, dirt, and debris.