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Parts Rack - December 2013

Posted in Product Reviews on October 18, 2013
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Super Servo
Performance Automatic’s Pro Shift Super Servo Package is crafted for the 700-R4 and 4L60E automatic transmissions. Packages include Second gear and Overdrive servo assemblies, springs, and hardware. The company says each unit provides 35 percent more apply area than the Corvette servo and includes an adjustable pin tip to set band clearance. All components are American made and built from 6061-T6 billet aluminum.
Info: Performance Automatic

Heat Hoist
The CoolBand II from Miller Electric was created to address two common causes of heat stress—high heat and limited airflow. The CoolBand II incorporates a fan in the helmet’s headgear to create directional airflow over the head and face. In addition to evacuating hot air, the air vents are said to reduce lens fogging and decrease under-mask temps by 8 degrees Fahrenheit. The CoolBand II headgear comes with a six-hour rechargeable battery that works with most Miller welding helmets.
Info: Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.

4.0L Pan
Moroso Performance Products multi-baffled 4.0L steel oil pan covers ’91-’06 Jeep Wranglers and ’87-’01 Jeep Cherokees. The three-trap door assembly and removable anti-slosh baffle keeps oil contained in the oil pump pickup area, while the rear sump of the oil pan extends out to hold an additional 1.25 quarts. The oil pan is designed to work with the existing 4.0L oil pump and pickup tube, and overall depth is the same as stock. Each pan is constructed from heavy-duty 16-gauge steel with a yellow zinc dichromate finish.
Info: Moroso Performance Products

Channel Cutting
Channellock’s E Series tool line offers a combination of 18 long-nose and diagonal cutting pliers that has an entirely new design over traditional pliers. All E Series pliers are manufactured from North American high-carbon C1080 steel and feature Channellock’s exclusive Xtreme Leverage Technology (XLT). The XLT feature positions the plier rivet closer to the plier head, which is said to require considerably less force to make clean, accurate cuts.
Info: Channellock

Spray Shield
Armor All Custom Shield Coating is a spray-on, peel-off, rubberized coating that is designed to work as a protective barrier between your rigs paint and the elements. The temporary spray-on coating is currently offered in black, white, gray, and clear. The Custom Shield Coating is said to work on wheels, be weather resistant, and last up to three months. To remove, you pull and peel away the coating. The surface underneath is said to remain unchanged and void of any sticky residue.
Info: Armor All

NO Lift XJ Shackles
The No Lift shackle relocation brackets from H.D. Offroad Engineering are designed for the ’84 -’01 Jeep Cherokee XJ. The kit is said to allow for an improved shackle angle and the internal-mounting bracket is designed to double as a cage tie-in plate. The relocation brackets are said to not add any lift, but will require the removal of the OE shackle box. The ¼-inch-plate mounts include shackle mounting hardware, Grade 8 washers, and M-14 tie-in bracket bolts. Spacers are also included for those looking to mount the brackets below the hitch. The kit does not come with nut strips.
Info: H.D. Offroad Engineering

Extreme Battery
The Extreme Series batteries from Odyssey Battery are manufactured to combine starting and deep-cycle reserve power. Each dry cell battery is incased in a durable housing, which is designed to help it better survive extreme shock and vibrations. Multiple cold-cranking amps and terminal configurations are available.
Info: Odyssey Battery

Howe Cool
Howe Performance Power Steering In-Line Coolers are aimed to work as cooling aids for your rigs steering, shock, engine, and transmission oils. The In-Line Coolers are said to facilitate a 25-degree (Fahrenheit) drop in temperature when mounted in the air stream. Coolers are available in 2x7- and 3x12-inch versions with -10 O-Ring fittings. Additional mounting accessories are offered as well.
Info: Howe Performance Power Steering Inc.

Chatter Stop
Misch 4X4 steering shaft chatter eliminator is designed for the ’07-’13 Jeep Wrangler JK. The system works by placing a minimal side-load on the steering shaft to alleviate the excess play in the steering shaft slip joint. Engineered steel clamps, button-head Allen bolts, and a case-specific tuned spring are included with each kit.
Info: Misch 4X4

Heat Liner
Al’s Liner’s Heat and Noise Reducer (HNR) is designed to cover your rigs interior with a coating that is said to reflect exterior temperatures by 45 degrees (F) or more. Al’s HNR is a proprietary blend of latex-synthetic polymers, acrylic, PVA and vinyl styrene that is reinforced with ceramic micro spheres to provide insulation, heat-reflection, and sound-deadening properties. HNR is produced from recycled materials and is touted as being applicable with a brush, roller or spray gun. The coating is also said to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees (F).
Info: Al’s Liner

Triton Headers
Hedman Hedders offers six 50-state-legal headers for Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks equipped with the 5.4L V-8. The company’s header line covers both the two- and three-valve Triton V-8s that span from 1999 to 2009. Hedman’s F-Series headers feature 3⁄8-inch flanges and 16-gauge, 1½-inch mandrel-bent primary tubes. Each header is designed to bolt directly to the factory exhaust using an integrated ball-and-socket collector. Headers are available in both stainless and mild steel, along with an optional polished HTC ceramic-metallic coating.
Info: Hedman Hedders

GM Protection
Smittybilt’s M1 bumpers are new for the ’07½-’13 Chevy 2500/3500 HD trucks. Each M1 bumper is comprised of 3⁄16- and ¼-inch cold-rolled steel. Each bumper includes driving and fog lights, one-piece 16,500-pound winch mounting system, solid-mount D-rings, and a plate centersection that wraps the frame horns and lower crossmember for added protection. The M1 Chevy bumpers are shipped with a two-stage textured matte black powdercoat finish, which carries a five-year limited warranty.
Info: Smittybilt

Large Spoke
The LRG106 from Large Rim Group is a five-spoke cast aluminum wheel that’s offered in a matte black or chrome finish. Sizes range from 17 to 22 inches in diameter and 9-, 12-, and 14-inch widths. Multiple backspace and bolt patterns are available.
Info: Large Rim Group

Diesel Addition
AMSOIL’s diesel fuel additive line has been upgraded and re-packaged. Two of the products, AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean and Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow, feature new formulations designed to clean tough-to-remove deposits in modern high-pressure common-rail diesel injectors as well as the traditional deposits found in older generation injectors. Each additive is highly concentrated and focuses on addressing specific issues. All additives are alcohol-free and recommended for all diesel engines.

Jeep Latches
Aluminum Hood Catch kits from Rugged Ridge are now offered for the ’97-’06 Jeep Wrangler TJ. Each set receives a black powdercoat finish and incorporates an adjustable tension rod. The Hood Catches are designed to be a bolt-on upgrade and use the factory mounting points. All kits are backed by a five-year limited warranty.
Info: Rugged Ridge

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