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Parts Rack - July 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on June 3, 2014 Comment (0)
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2014 Ram Lift
BDS Suspension’s complete 6-inch lift is crafted for the ’14 Ram 1500. The kit is designed to fit up to 37-inch-tall tires and includes a pair of high-clearance crossmembers, CNC-machined ductile-iron steering knuckles, heavy-duty tie-rod ends, differential skidplate, billet aluminum driveshaft spacer, front and rear sway bar links, stainless-steel brake lines, bumpstop extensions, rear control-arm link relocation, rear track bar bracket, and front strut/preload spacers. You can also choose between 3- or 5-inch Proride rear coils and BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 rear shocks.
Info: BDS Suspension
517/279-2135, bds-suspension.com

Classic Mickey
Mickey Thompson’s Classic Baja Lock wheel is one of several new additions to the company’s wheel line. The Classic Baja Lock sports a finely-machined simulated beadlock, matte-black protective finish, and comes embossed with Mickey Thompson logos on the lock ring and center cap. Available in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch sizes, the Classic Baja Lock has a high load rating, special trailer applications, a lifetime limited warranty for structural defects, and a one-year warranty on the finish.
Info: Mickey Thompson Tires
330/928-9092, mickeythompsontires.com

D-Racks
Defender racks (now part of Smittybilt), are comprised of 16-gauge, fully-welded 1-inch steel tubing and finished with a black textured powdercoat. Each rack has four front and two rear light tabs, integrated flooring, and multiple mounting options. Racks are offered as a one-piece welded unit or bolt together, the latter for its ability to ship by UPS, while the former requires shipment by truck freight.
Info: Smittybilt
888/717-5797, smittybilt.com

Blades
ATX Wheel’s Blade (AX192) is the newest addition to its product lineup. The Blade is a deep-lip, eight-spoke wheel that features a unique steep-angled spoke design and simulated beadlock rim treatment. The wheel is available in five- and six-lug applications and offered in a 17x8.5, 18x8.5, and 20x9.
Info: ATX Wheels
atxwheel.com

JK Skids
Rugged Ridge’s undercarriage skidplates are new for the ’07-’13 Jeep Wrangler JK. The 3⁄16-inch-steel skidplates are designed to be a bolt-on upgrade. The skidplates attach using existing factory bolt holes and incorporate unique gussets and fully-welded brackets. All skidplates come with a black powdercoat finish and rust-resistant E-coating.
Info: Rugged Ridge
770/614-6101, ruggedridge.com

OMC Bumpers
OMC Offroad introduces the Rock Krusher winch bumper for the ’84-’01 Jeep Cherokee XJ and ’86-’92 Jeep Comanche MJ. The 3⁄16-inch-steel Rock Krusher bumper includes ½-inch-thick D-ring tabs and two notches for Hi-Lift jacking. The bumper is fitted with a 3⁄8-inch-thick winch plate, Grade 8 and L9 mounting hardware, and replacement steering-box bolts. All bumpers ship bare and can be optioned with a stinger hoop.
Info: OMC Offroad
951/534-4843, omcoffroad.com

Wheel Vision
Vision Wheel’s Fury wheel is part of the company’s V-Tec off-road wheel line. The aggressive design is available in a black painted-and-milled finish or phantom chrome. Wheels with the phantom chrome finish carry an extended three-year cosmetic warranty. Current sizes include 17x8.5, 18x8.5, and 20x8.5, with a variety of popular truck and SUV bolt patterns.
Info: Vision Wheel
866/645-2664, visionwheel.com

GPS Speed
Auto Meter’s GPS Rally-Nav speedometers are engineered to interpret data from an included high-speed antenna assembly. The speedometers are built in the USA utilizing race-proven, digital-stepper motor drives for smooth pointer readings and heightened resistance to shock and vibration. The Rally-Nav red LED digital display includes standards like odometer and trip, in addition to providing satellite signal information such as compass, heading, and coordinates for navigation, an hour-meter for tracking vehicle maintenance, GPS date and time, and Peak Speed Recall. Available now with 140 mph scales in popular Ultra-Lite, Sport-Comp, and Phantom designs in 33⁄8-inch and 5-inch sizes.
Info: Auto Meter
866/248-6356, autometer.com

Grand Flare
Bushwacker’s Pocket Style Fender Flares are built for the ’11-’14 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2. The flares offer ½-inch of tire coverage, minimalist pockets, and matching style lines. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, each WK2 Fender Flare set is made with Bushwacker’s exclusive Dura-Flex 2000 ABS material. The company states that the high-impact material is 100 percent UV protected, and guards against fading, chalking, and cracking. Each set comes ready to paint in a matte-black finish and includes stainless steel bolt-on hardware.
Info: Bushwacker
bushwacker.com

Light Rack
The Aries Ultimate Lightbar for ’07-current Jeep Wrangler JKs is built to accommodate a combination of LED lightbars, pods, square driving lights or high-intensity round housings up to nine inches in diameter. A textured-black powdercoat finish coats the aluminum alloy plate and is said to mount easily to existing holes. The Ultimate Lightbar’s design is contoured to fit the windshield without interfering with the operation of either soft or hardtops.
Info: Aries
888/800-2743, ariesjeep.com

Swoop and Stop
Hawk Performance offers a variety of performance brake systems for most late-model ½-ton pickup and SUV applications. The brake upgrade includes billet aluminum Talon calipers with stainless steel pistons, Quiet Slot rotors, and preloaded Hawk Performance brake pads. All systems are made to be a direct fit and do not require any additional modifications to the vehicle.
Info: Hawk Performance
909/342-5200, hawkperformance.com

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