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New Off-Road Products - March 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on February 20, 2014
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Two New Mickey Wheels
Mickey Thompson has added two new wheels to its lineup, giving you more choices when it’s time for new rolling stock. Both styles boast a high load rating, a lifetime limited warranty against structural defects, and a one-year warranty on the finish.

• The Classic Baja Lock comes with a matte-black protective finish and features a machined simulated beadlock. It’s available in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch sizes
• The Sidebiter II offers ample caliper clearance for today’s bigger brakes (with any wheel it’s wise to check clearances before mounting tires) and comes in an attractive, durable satin-black finish. Sidebiter IIs are available in 15-,16-, 17-, and 20-inch diameters to fit a wide range of vehicles.

For more information, contact:
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
(330) 928-9092,

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BDS GM 6-Inch Kit
BDS Suspension has a new 6-inch suspension kit for the 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500. The kit is available in part numbers that work with either the factory steel or aluminum control arms: Specify when ordering. Choose from either BDS standard shocks or go for Baja-style Fox Racing Shox. No matter what kit you choose, BDS has done its homework and delivers a kit that works great and is engineered the right way.

• Kit has been independently tested for compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s FMVSS No. 126 standard. In compliance with this standard, installation of the BDS kit does not affect the factory electronic stability control (ESC) system.
• Ductile iron replacement steering knuckles and high-clearance crossmembers are hallmarks of BDS suspension, and are part of this GM system: durable and proven.

For more information, contact:
BDS Suspension
(517) 279-2135,

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Renew Dingy Headlights
Yellowed headlight lenses are a fact of life with today’s headlight enclosures. Scorpion Coatings offers a Headlight Repair Kit with a feature most others don’t offer—a protective sealant that goes on after the restorative work is completed. The sealant keeps your headlight looking newer longer.

• Kit contains enough materials to repair a minimum of three sets of headlights
• Simple procedure: Tape, sand, wipe, and spray. It’s done in about 15 minutes

For more information, contact:
Scorpion Protective Coatings
(800) 483-9087,

A.R.E. Options for the 2014 Tundra
Tonneau covers are usually reserved for the street crowd, but with the new cargo-sliding systems on the market, a tonneau cover is a viable option for those who’d like to keep their cargo covered and still have access to it. Bed caps are perfect for those who need to haul a little more and require more sheltered space. Either way, A.R.E. has you and your 2014 Tundra covered.

• Options to fit both the 6.5- and 5.7-foot beds
• Both the bed cap and the tonneau cover are available with a number of options to optimize the user experience. Say what? Headliners, 12-volt power strips, LED lights, and remote keyless entry are among the offerings.

For more information, contact:
(330) 830-7800,

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Tundra Wheel Spacers
Need to go a little wider? High-quality wheel spacers are a viable option. Billet wheel spacers from Spidertrax are now available for the 2007-and-newer Toyota Tundra.

• An inch and a quarter (1.25) thick, these wheel spacers feature billet 6061-T6 aluminum construction and the factory 5-on-150mm bolt pattern. One wheel spacer kit includes two spacers, pre-installed studs, and lug nuts.
• Spacers are both wheel- and lug-centric for a perfect fit. Spidertrax also makes wheel spacers for many other applications, whether you need to go wider or to convert to a different wheel bolt pattern.

For more information, contact:
Spidertrax, Inc.
(800) 286-0898,

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Auburn’s Dana 60 Selectable
Selectable lockers offer the best of both worlds: the smooth operation of an open differential and, at the flick of a switch, the traction of a locked-up axle. Auburn Gear has a new Dana 60 selectable locking differential. Electronic operation means no air lines to mess with, and a superior internal design locks the side gears onto the differential case instead of sending the locking force through the side gears themselves.

• Four-pinion internal design is designed to exceed the strength of the factory open differential, as well as other aftermarket units
• Two case sizes are available to cover gear ratios 4.10 and down, and 4.56 and up

For more information, contact:
Auburn Gear

Vision Five Fifty
Vision’s new 550 ATV/UTV wheel might just be the finishing touch for your other off-road fun machine.

• One-piece construction is off-road tough. Front wheels are rated at 900 pounds each, and rear wheels are rated at 1,300 pounds each.
• Available in front- and rear-specific configurations with 4-on-110mm and 4-on-156mm bolt patterns; matte-black finish.

For more information, contact:
Vision Wheel
(800) 633-3936,

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