New 4Wheel Products - February 2014Posted in Product Reviews on December 20, 2013 Comment (0)
Low Range Off Road Suzi Bumper
Low Range Off Road offers the Defiant Armor modular front winch bumper for Samurais. Options include a choice of end styles and hoops or stingers. The bumper is configurable to be compatible with aftermarket suspension systems and body lifts of up to 3 inches. The winch mount is made from quarter-inch laser-cut plate that’s formed on a CNC press brake. A 2-inch receiver mount is attached to the bottom of the winch plate.
Information: Low Range Off Road
Rogue Fab Tube Bender
Rogue Fabrication’s air-powered tubing bender is designed to use affordable dies. The basic system comes with a built-in degree indicator and a die set that bends up to 13⁄4-inch OD tubing. Rogue’s dies bend a full 180 degrees, and most are currently listed at $199. When properly equipped, the bender’s manufacturer-claimed capacity is 13⁄4x0.250-wall DOM steel.
Information: Rogue Fabrication
Rugged Ridge JK Skids
Affordable JK undercarriage skidplates are now available from Rugged Ridge. They shield eight major areas: steering, differentials, transfer case, engine, transmission, suspension arms, air conditioning, and muffler. Each skidplate is made from 3⁄16-inch plate steel that’s finished in both black powdercoat and rust-resistant E-coating. Installation is designed to be bolt-on. Each piece is sold individually.
Information: Rugged Ridge
BDS-Raised Super Dutys
BDS kits for the ’13 Super Duty range from 1 to 8 inches of lift. Lower-height leveling kits use aluminum spacers. Taller systems employ engine-specific coil springs. A front four-link conversion is offered for 4- to 8-inch systems. Other options include Fox shocks, steering stabilizers, replacement rear leaf packs, and multishock mounting.
Information: BDS Suspension
Advanced Billet Air Cleaner
This style of billet air cleaner has been used on Baja 1000 buggies for more than 20 years. It has a 4-inch opening, an external frame for maximum airflow, a paper element, and a red foam wrap. Available sizes are 6x12 and 6x15.
Information: Advanced Air Cleaner Systems
TreadWright’s latest “remold” is the Claw. This mud-terrain features an aggressive tread pattern with full sidewall molding. The siping is engineered for better traction in snow, ice, and rock. Also, the Claw can accept No. 17 studs. Initial sizes are 265/75R16 and 265/70R17, both Load Range E.