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The Ultimate 4x4 Gift Guide

4x Inovations Universal Portable Winch Tray
Harry Wagner | Writer
Posted December 4, 2013
Photographers: Courtesy Of The Manufacturers

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The holidays are a time for giving, but it can be tough to shop for the four-wheeler who seemingly has every tool and trinket under the sun. So this year try giving your loved ones some great ideas for what they can give you! Fortunately the 4x4 aftermarket is constantly in the process of building better mousetraps for any possible situation on the trail. We skipped the big-dollar items like 40-inch-tall mousetraps and coilover shock mousetraps in favor of more reasonably priced options for every rockcrawler, mud bogger, or trail rider.

ARB Premium Recovery Kit, $418
The ARB Premium Recovery Kit includes everything an off-roader needs before hitting the trail, in one box. By buying all of the gear in one kit, you get exceptional saving over buying components. The kit includes a high-visibility bag, a 17,500-pound snatch strap, a 26,500-pound tree protector strap (10 feet), a 9,900-pound winch extension strap (66 feet), a recovery line damper, leather gloves, two D-shackles, and the ultralight ARB 9000 snatch block.
Information: ARB USA,

Daystar Roller Fairlead Isolator, $29.99
Daystar’s Winch Isolators provide a clean and easy way to store the winch hook when not in use. Installed over the winch cable, the Winch Isolators nest with a roller or hawse fairlead and provide a convenient rest for the winch hook that also prevents it from rattling. Available in either red or black and made from durable polyurethane.
Information: Daystar

Pittsburg 11⁄2-Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack, $89.99
This compact racing jack from Pittsburg Tool is constructed of durable, aircraft aluminum billet. A knurled aluminum handle ensures a steady grip while you quickly lift your load in just 31⁄2 pumps. The racing jack also features a universal joint release mechanism for smooth precision lowering and a compact design for easy storage and transport.
Information: Harbor Freight Tools

Mechanix Wear Original Insulated Glove, $27.95
The brisk cold air makes even the simplest tasks more burdensome, so Mechanix Wear created The Original Insulated glove. With sizing from small to XXL, they lock in the warmth for any size hand. A comfortable single layer of formfitting fleece lines the entire glove, preserving warmth without sacrificing valuable dexterity. Then they added a durable water-resistant coating and liner in the palm to keep your hands dry.
Information: Mechanix Wear

Smittybilt Tire Plug Kit, $24.99
Even the toughest tires can have a rough day on the trail. That is why Smittybilt has released a new tire plug kit designed specifically for off-road enthusiasts. The new kit comes complete with everything you need to mend a punctured tire, including: (30) self-vulcanizing plugs, rugged handtools, lubricant, a folding knife, a pair of needle-nose pliers, extra valve stems, a dual-head tire pressure gauge, sidewall bailing wire, and interior tire patches, and illustrated instructions.
Information: Smittybilt

Trail-Gear Oil Carriers, From $28.93
Tired of having quarts of oil and fluids bouncing around in the back of your truck, buggy, or off-road vehicle? Trail-Gear Oil Carriers are your solution to this problem by securing and organizing your automotive fluids. They are constructed from CNC laser-cut 16-gauge steel with a spring draw latch with a 200-pound breaking force that features a safety catch to prevent accidental openings.
Information: Trail-Gear Inc.

Spot Trace, $99.95
The newest addition to the popular SPOT line of products, SPOT Trace uses 100 percent satellite technology to track anything, anywhere, anytime. SPOT Trace is a theft-alert tracking device that will monitor valuable assets virtually anywhere in the world, on a smartphone or computer. Affordable and easy to use, SPOT Trace’s tracking capabilities are perfect to monitor trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, and other valuables.
Information: Spot

Rugged Ridge Hood Catch Kit, $99.99
The Rugged Ridge aluminum Hood Catch Kits for TJ Wranglers are built as a strong direct replacement for the OE catches that degrade and fail after years of off-road abuse. Built in the same black powdercoated finish as Rugged Ridge’s JK kit, the TJ kit also incorporates an adjustable tension rod, guaranteeing a precise fit.
Information: Rugged Ridge

Herculiner Bed Liner, $99.95
Herculiner is the only polyurethane and rubber granule coating that is applied in just three easy steps to your truck bed using rollers and a brush: prep, apply, let dry. When cured, Herculiner provides a tough, durable, skid-resistant coating. Because of its unique properties, it can bond to virtually any surface or material.
Information: Herculiner

Rubicon Express Sway Bar Disconnects, $139.99
Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty Sway Bar Disconnects provide a fast, easy way to disconnect your front sway bar, increase front axle articulation, and tackle challenging obstacles with greater flexibility. The heavy-duty threaded body adjusts to different lift heights and allows for easy sway bar angle setting for a wide variety of Jeep models, without the need for tools.
Information: Rubicon Express

Rancho RockGear Glide Plates, From $139.99
Rancho RockGear front and rear differential glide plates for Jeep JK Wranglers allow for confident off-road exploration as each provides added protection and a smoother glide over rough terrain. Constructed from 1⁄4-inch high-strength, low-alloy steel, the diff glide plates are compatible with OE and other aftermarket differential covers and available in durable red or black powdercoat.
Information: Rancho

Truck-Lite LED Headlight, $425
Truck-Lite’s 7-inch LED headlight outputs a brighter, crisper, whiter light, dramatically improving light projection and overall visibility. The LED headlight exceeds FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for low- and high-beam performance.
Information: Truck-Lite

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