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New Jeep Products - March 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on February 18, 2014 Comment (0)
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New Jeep Products - March 2014
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2014 Lift Kits
There is a full new line of suspension lifts from BDS for the ’14 Wrangler. The 2-, 3-, 4-, and 4.5-inch short-arm versions have been tested for FMVSS no. 126 compliance (electronic vehicle stability control) with the long-arm kits currently being tested. The long-arm kits are available in 4- and 6.5-inch configurations. There are kits available to fit both two- and four-door Wranglers. The base kits are available with BDS-5500 shocks with Fox 2.0 shocks available as an upgrade on the taller kits.
Information: BDS Suspension Systems
517/279-2135, www.bds-suspension.com

Fuel-Saving Catalyst
Founded by the U.S. Department of Energy, UCONN, the manufacturer of Fitch Fuel catalyst, has come up with a catalyst through extensive testing and experimentation. This catalyst has the ability to selectively remove hydrogen or add oxygen to hydrocarbon components of fuel. The catalyst demonstrated the ability to produce reformed fuel species at room temperature, which is novel and provides evidence these catalysts are broadly applicable in fuel applications and can result in better mileage and power.
Information: Advanced Power Systems International
860/496-7776, www.fitchfuelcatalyst.com

Sixty9
This revolutionary third member from JRAT Offroad and associated axle assembly has just changed the game. The third member can be installed in either high-pinion or low-pinion configurations and uses all Dana 60 carriers, gearsets, and so forth. That’s right, high-pinion, low-pinion, driver-drop, passenger-drop, or any configuration you want you can have from the same center section. The bolt patterns are symmetrical, and because it uses Dana 60 parts, there are many gear ratios and types available. The axle assembly is from Ruffstuff Specialties, but can be ordered through JRAT Offroad as well.
Information: JRAT Offroad
719/688-6800, www.jratoffroad.com

Cool Chains
These cool new key chains are laser-cut from mild steel right here in the good old USA by East Coast Willys. They all measure just over 3 inches wide and are varying heights in keeping with the scale of the Jeep model they represent. As of this writing, the company has 9 different models available, including everything from an MB up to current models. Soon it should also have several FSJ models, a slat grille MB, and an FJ Cruiser (yeah, we know it’s not a Jeep). The key chains will cost a mere $7, and each one ships with a split ring for easy attachment to your keys.
Information: East Coast Willys
570/233-2643, www.eastcoastwillys.org

Custom Panels
While the company offers too many custom panels to list here, we sure like the looks of this in-cab winch control and starter panel, and not just because it says “Jp Magazine” on it. Wiring Products ships the panels ready to install. This particular one has an on/off switch, a momentary waterproof starter button, a built-in fuse holder, and a red on/off light. On the winch side of things are green lights to indicate winch out or winch in and a momentary dual-pole toggle switch. Many sizes and configurations are available, and most ship within 24 to 48 hours.
Information: Wiring Products
800/549-0243, www.wiringproducts.com

Write Us!
Are you building a product that the Jeep world needs to know about? Take a high resolution digital picture (at least 1,600x1,200 pixels) and email it along with a brief description of the product to pete.trasborg@jpmagazine.com.
Or, snail mail it to:
Jp Magazine, New Products
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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