New 4Wheel Products - January 2014Posted in Product Reviews on November 21, 2013 Comment (0)
AEV 3.8L Supercharger
The 3.8L V-6 found in ’07-’11 Jeep Wrangler JKs is no powerhouse, but AEV can help remedy that situation with the new Eaton Twin Vortices Series supercharger. In testing the Twin Vortices Series supercharger provided 40 percent more horsepower and 37 percent more torque at the wheels, with a conservative 5 psi of boost. The system is self-contained and nearly maintenance free, includes a liquid-to-air intercooler and Diablo handheld programmer, and is 50-state emissions compliant.
Information: American Expedition Vehicles
Baja Rack SPY Light System
The ability to adjust auxiliary light angle on the fly has been something reserved for Baja 1000 race vehicles—until now. New from BajaRack is the SPY Light System for LED light bars, which is incorporated into Baja’s line of flat utility racks for Jeep and FJ Cruiser vehicles. With the flip of a dash-mounted switch, the SPY actuator rolls the light from a prone to driving position. The SPY accommodates Baja Designs, Rigid, and Vision X LED light bars and comes with mounts and stainless steel hardware. Light bar not included.
Information: Baja Rack
MetalCloak Overland Fenders
MetalCloak has incorporated some of the features of its extreme-clearance JK Overline tube flares into the new street/trail Overland model. It’s a one-piece tube flare, in contrast to the two-piece Overline high-line model. The Overland is 6 inches at its widest point and provides more aft tire coverage than the Overline. What’s more, the rear flares are contoured to clear full-width rear bumpers. Options include replacement aluminum inner front fenders and a choice raw metal or black textured powdercoat.
Nitro Super Duty Gears to 4.30
Nitro Gear gives owners of ’11-current Super Dutys the axle gearsets they need to run 40-inch tires. A 4.10 ratio is recommended for 35- to 36-inch tires, and 4.30s are great for 37s-40s. Installation kits for the 37-spline, 101⁄2-inch axles are also available.
Information: Nitro Gear & Axle
Performance Accessories Premium F-150 Lift
The Performance Accessories Premium Lift System for ’13 Ford F-150 pickups allows the vehicle to run up to 35-inch-diameter tires without affecting the factory ride, traction controls, or warranty. This system consists of a leveling kit and body lift that includes nylon-reinforced body blocks, aluminum upper coil spring spacers, polyurethane intermediate spring spacers, powdercoated steel brackets, high-grade hardware, and a CNC-machined steering extension. The system also includes urethane wheelwell Gap Guards.
Information: Performance Accessories
Smittybilt Trail Tank
Smittybilt’s new CompAir Trail Tank uses a 10-pound CO2 bottle. It is equipped with an adjustable regulator for a maximum pressure of 250 psi. The system is capable of providing 32 cfm, enough to run small air tools in addition to quickly inflating tires. Completely portable, this CompAir comes with a heavy-duty carry bag.
Information: Smittybilt Inc.
ARE Overland Shell
ARE’s new style of shell is designed to complement fender flares and other blackwork common on today’s trucks. It is a cab-high style that features flat black protective coating from Bullet Liner in high-wear areas. Underneath the coating the cap is painted using OEM color-match codes; the paintjob is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Applications are available for popular current-model pickups. Options include roof racks, windows, and lighting.
OMC XJ Rock Krusher
OMC Offroad intro- duces a high-approach-angle winch bumper for ’84-’01 Jeep XJ Cherokees and ’86-’92 MJ Comanches. The Rock Krusher includes 1⁄2-inch-thick D-ring tabs and two notches for Hi-Lift jacking. The bumper’s 3⁄8-inch-thick winch plate accommodates popular winches. The bumper is CNC manufactured from 3⁄16-inch steel and shipped in raw steel. Grade 8 and L9 mounting hardware is included, as are replacement steering-box bolts. A stinger hoop is optional.
Information: OMC Offroad
Ballistic 3-Link Brackets
Ballistic Fabrication offers adjustable three-link towers manufactured to fit a variety of tube sizes and lift heights. They are laser-cut from 1⁄4-inch-thick mild steel and contoured on a CNC press brake. The brackets are coped for axle diameters ranging from 21⁄2 to 4 inches. Custom sizes can also be made.
Information: Ballistic Fabrication
Rugged Ridge All-Terrain Floor Liners
Rugged Ridge has taken a completely new approach to floor protection. Unlike most floor liners, which are constructed from an extruded sheet of plastic, Rugged Ridge’s All-Terrain Floor Liners are injection molded for superior performance and durability. Injection molding, though more expensive to develop, enables Rugged Ridge to create a floor liner with a precise fit and a deeply formed perimeter wall for maximum coverage.
Information: Rugged Ridge
LRG103 Radial 12-SpokeRim
The Large Rim Group has created a new one-piece, cast aluminum, 12-spoke rim with simulated rivets and covered lug nuts that are available in either chrome or a black milled finish. 48 part numbers are available in 17-, 18-, 20-, and 22-inch diameters and 9-, 10-, and 14-inch widths, with multiple backspacing and bolt pattern options.
Information: Large Rim Group
Zone Ram 1500 Body Lift
Zone Offroad Products now offers a 11⁄2-inch body lift for ’09-’13 Ram 1500 trucks. The lift works on both 4WD and 2WD Rams. High-strength grade 10.9 body bolts are provided for all body and bed mounts along with Zone Offroad’s crushproof body blocks. Ground strap extension and bed support spacers are included along with all the necessary hardware to safely lift your truck 11⁄2 inches.
Information: Zone Offroad Products