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New 4Wheel Products - June 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on April 23, 2014
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Advance Adapters Atlas Gears
A new gear ratio for the venerable Atlas transfer case is now available from Advance Adapters. Designed with competition in mind, the new 1.5:1 gears allow running higher axle ratios in low range. These gears also theoretically lower main housing stresses due to decreased torque reduction. When used in the Atlas 4-Speed model, the new ratio provides a balanced spread: 1.0:1 for high speeds, the new 1.5:1 for sand and fast mud running, 2.72:1 for trail 4-wheeling, and 4.08:1 for crawling.
Information: Advance Adapters

Audio Interrupt JK CB Interface
Audio Interrupt’s CB Monitor is an audio detection device that listens for an incoming CB or ham transmission. When a signal is detected, the unit mutes the stereo and redirects the CB’s audio to the stereo system’s front speakers. The stereo resumes normal play about two seconds after the CB message has ended. The stereo does not need to be on, and there is no need for an external speaker on the two-way radio. This product is compatible with JKs that have the OE Infinity sound system.
Information: Rogus Innovations

ARB Competition Edition Ford 9-Inch Air Locker
ARB now offers a 35-spline Ford 9-inch Air Locker designed for the demands of racing. Features include a 290 percent increase in case strength compared to other applications, deeper clutch-gear engagement, strength to handle misalignment in steeply offset axlehousings, improved internal oiling, a ring gear bolt locking mechanism, compatibility with load-bolt equipped dropouts, preloaded internal gears, and a forged gearset. Carrier bearings and an installation kit are included.
Information: ARB USA

J.W. Speaker LED Worklight
J.W. Speaker’s Model 6020 light features a die-cast aluminum housing and an impact-resistant polycarbonate lens. Solid-state electronics resist shock and vibration. A flood beam pattern maximizes visibility. Light output is 1,800 raw lumens and 1,010 effective lumens. The color temperature reportedly mimics noonday sun.
Information: J.W. Speaker

BDS Ram 1-Ton Four-Link Kit
For ’13-2014 Ram 3500 4WD trucks, BDS offers a kit that converts the factory radius-arm suspension to a four-link for increased stability and wheel travel, and improved handling. BDS claims that the four-link design limits caster change to less than 1 degree throughout wheel travel. The four-link brackets are fabricated from 1⁄4-inch-thick steel and wrap around the frame in addition to the factory radius arm brackets, which stay intact on the truck. Upper and lower control arms are built from 2x3⁄16-wall DOM tubing. Claimed tire-diameter clearance is 37 inches
Information: BDS Suspension

Poison Spyder JK Rocker Knockers
Poison Spyder’s new rails mount to the JK’s frame. The claimed benefits are strength to withstand both vertical impacts and side-loads. Triangular, self-gusseted “outriggers” provide the strength. Construction is CNC laser-cut, brake-formed, 3⁄16-inch steel plate and DOM tubing. An application for four-door models is available; a two-door model is in development.
Information: Poison Spyder Customs

Pro Comp Predator Wheels
The new Predator (35 Series) alloy wheel from Pro Comp is designed to appeal to Jeep, truck, and SUV owners. Styling begins with a traditional five spokes, then adds bold accents. The Predator has a matte black finish and is available in 17- and 18-inch diameters with five-, six- , and eight-lug bolt patterns.
Information: Pro Comp USA

Montana Folding Hitch
Shin-bangs can now be conveniently avoided with the Montana Hitch. It folds flush under the truck. A button releases the hitch, so no tools are required to pivot it. The patented Montana Hitch has a frame attachment, fits standard ball mounts, and is finished in black powdercoat. The manufacturer says that the hitch was computer-designed using stress analysis and has been tested and certified to SAE J684 standards.
Information: Montana Hitch

OR-Fab JK Rock Doors
Loop-style JK Rock Doors are available from OR-Fab. Manufactured from 11⁄4-x0.095-wall steel tubing, these doors come with nylon safety pads, a zippered carrying pouch, and adjustable hinges and latches to fit the factory Jeep door mounts. Available finishes are gloss and wrinkle black powdercoat. Applications cover both two- and four-door models. Mirror mounts are optional.
Information: OR-Fab

Energy Suspension Super Duty Bushings
To improve handling and ride quality in ’05-’07 Ford F-250s/F-350s, Energy Suspension offers polyurethane bushings to replace the OE rubber components. Available poly parts include front and rear sway bar bushings, front and rear bumpstops, front spring isolators, front track bar bushings, rear leaf spring bushing eyes, and cab mounts. The benefits include improved turning, acceleration, and braking plus longer service life.
Information: Energy Suspension

Power Tank Digital Inflator
Power Tank’s new off-road inflator is designed for backcountry durability and convenience. It has a zero- to 60-psi backlit digital display that’s rated at 0.5-psi accuracy. Other features include a 2-foot braided-steel hose, a bleed button, a Euro clip-on chuck on a 90-degree elbow for clearance, EPDM O-rings, and a thumb trigger.
Information: Power Tank

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