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Parts Rack - November 2013

Perkins Bumper On Dodge Dakota
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted September 30, 2013
Photographers: Manufacturers

The Latest For Your 4x4

Dry Bag
Mac’s Roll-Top Dry Sacks are waterproof bags made from thermoplastic-polyurethane laminated 840D nylon. Bags are offered in four sizes, the largest of which being 21.7-gallons. A built-in shoulder strap is designed to make the bag easy to carry and exterior tie-down loops provide you with means to easily secure it.
Info: Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs
800-666-1586, www.macstiedowns.com

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Dana Performance
RCV Performance Products Ultimate Dana 44 rear axle kits are crafted for Jeep Wrangler TJs and JKs equipped with the Dana 44 rear axle. Kits are manufactured with 300M alloy steel for strength, stiffness, and shock resistance. RCV’s 300M rear axleshafts are said to be 2½ times stronger than OE shafts. Axleshaft kits are offered in 32- or 35-spline versions as well as 5-on-5 or 5-on-5½ bolt patterns. Sets include left and right ’shafts and associated hardware.
Info: RCV Performance
815/877-7473, www.rcvperformance.com

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F-1 Lifting
BDS Suspension’s 6-inch Performance Series kit is designed for the ’13 Ford F-150. Included with the kit are heavy-duty crossmembers, steering knuckles compliant with the factory traction-control parameters, differential and sway bar relocation, along with a driveshaft spacer and rear block. Unlike the standard series kit, the Performance Series comes with front Fox 2.5-inch reservoir coilovers and reservoir mounts. Also included is a set of Fox 2.0 rear shocks. The kit is said to allow room for 37-inch-tall tires.
Info: BDS Suspension
517/279-2135, www.bds-suspension.com

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Cool Shims
The Cool Shims from Four Products are designed to install between the brake pad and caliper piston on your disc-brake 4x4. Cool Shims are intended to transfer heat from the caliper piston to a heat-sink located externally on the brake caliper. This process uses a patented dual-metal composite thermal conductor intended to reduce overall brake heat and fade.
Info: Four Products
626/636-0507, www.fourproducts.com

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10-in-1
Smittybilt’s 10-in-1 Adaptable Compact Tool (ACT) is designed to be a small and versatile trail tool. Each ACT includes a ruler/scale, Phillips and flat-blade screwdriver, bottle opener, pliers, file, saw, can opener, and wire cutters. Along with spring-loaded plier jaws and a 3CR13 heat-treated knife, the ACT is fitted with an aluminum comfort grip and ballistic-nylon case.
Info: Smittybilt
888/717-5797, www.smittybilt.com

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Dakota Protection
Perkins Performance heavy-duty front bumper is designed for the ’97-’04 Dodge Dakota. The laser-cut 3⁄16-inch front bumper includes 1-inch shackle brackets, foglight mounts, winch mount, Grade-8 hardware, and a grillguard comprised of 1.75-inch-diameter, 0.120-wall DOM tubing. A rear bumper is also available and said to be completely bolt-on.
Info: Perkins Performance
877/355-7050, www.perkinsperformance.com

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Comp Hinge Kit
The Dual Shear Tire Carrier Hinge kit from Competition 4x4 is crafted for those looking to fab their own swing-out tire carrier. Each kit features a ¼-inch bolt, dual-shear bracket, 2¾-inch DOM carrier arm, dual-tapered roller bearings, and double-lipped grease seals. The hinge kits use a sleeve that is designed to weld to a bumper. Sleeves are offered in various lengths and the cap/nut used to secure the assembly is available in a variety of colors and options.
Info: Competition 4x4
801/798-8403, www.comp4x4.com

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