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New Jeep Products - August 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on July 29, 2014 Comment (0)
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Aluminum Adjustability
You asked for it, you got it! After numerous requests for aluminum double-adjustable control arms for the TJ/LJ Wrangler featuring the company’s Duroflex Joints, MetalCloak responded. The result is what you see here. The arms are made from a solid 11⁄4-inch extruded aircraft-grade aluminum hex bar. They are said to be made with a thicker material than any other aluminum arm on the market, and the hex shape makes them easy to adjust. They are currently available in various configurations or as an upgrade.
Information: MetalCloak
916/631-8071, metalcloak.com

Low-Draw Lighting
If you need compact universal lighting without the high current draw associated with some aftermarket lights, the JW Speaker model 8655 might be what you are looking for. The 8655 is a 5.75-inch diameter round LED auxiliary light said to be designed specifically for rugged off-road use. It features a heavy-duty die-cast aluminum housing and state-of-the-art LEDs that are resistant to shock and vibration. The durable unit puts out 4,800 Raw (3,000 effective) Lumens of bright, white light in your choice of flood or trapezoid beam patterns. It’s even designed, manufactured, and assembled right here in the United States. Best of all, the model 8655 comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
Information: JW Speaker
800/558-7288, jwspeaker.com

Easy Axle Locking
Auburn Gear’s new MAX Lock Locker is said to maximize vehicle traction, simplify installation, and operate quietly and smoothly. The MAX Lock Locker fits into the original open differential case and automatically eliminates wheel slip in both two- and four-wheel-drive vehicles. There are 54 applications available to fit many popular vehicle makes and models reaching all the way back to 1955. Applications include Dana, Toyota, GM, Ford, Chrysler and other axles. Compared to lockers requiring full-case replacement, the MAX Lock Locker is very competitively priced.
Information: Auburn Gear
260/925-3200, auburngear.com

Rearview
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) now offers an integrated backup camera for the ’07 to ’14 Jeep Wranglers equipped with either the factory navigation unit or the standard stereo. The system comes complete with an OEM-validated camera with CCD technology for wide-angle daytime image crispness and nighttime brightness. The camera assembly is easily mounted behind the spare tire and includes a built-in third brake light. The system for the factory navigation unit utilizes the OE display screen as a monitor when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse. Applications with the standard stereo system include a vehicle-specific, auto-dimming mirror that features a hidden 3.5-inch TFT LCD monitor that activates when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse.
Information: AEV
248/926-0256, aev-conversions.com

Hosed
Burns Stainless introduces its supreme silicone couplers. The company offers hump couplers, straight hose, reducers, and now 90-degree hose as well. Burns Stainless silicone hose is constructed right here in the USA. The hoses are reinforced with four high-quality polyester fabric plies, five layers of silicone, and then coated with a silicone elastomer. Burns believes this not only makes its hoses the strongest they have seen, but it makes the hoses quite flexible too.
Information: Burns Stainless
949/631-5120, burnsstainless.com

Off-Road XJ Manual
Are you an ’84 to ‘01 Jeep Cherokee XJ owner? Then you may want to consider getting your hands on CarTech’s new Jeep Cherokee XJ book Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications, written by Eric Zappe. Inside you’ll find all kinds of tips, tricks, and advanced building advice covering the unit body XJ. Detailed images and info show how to make your XJ more capable for rock crawling, mud running, and other extreme applications. All of the most popular and effective modifications, parts and upgrades for a dedicated off-road Cherokee are covered.
Information: CarTech
800/551-4754, cartechbooks.com

One Hand Oil Change
EZ Oil Drain Valve is now new and improved with optional hose connectors. The EZ Oil Drain Valve replaces your existing oil drain plug for fast, clean, and easy oil changes. No more hassle, and no need for special tools—just turn the lever of the nickel-plated brass ball valve and drain the engine oil. The optional hose end (sold separately) connects a hose to the valve for even easier mess-free oil changes. The EZ Oil Drain Valve is available in 26 different sizes to fit nearly all engines.
Information: EZ Oil Drain Valve
425/270-3466, oildrainvalve.net

Bright Light
Vision X introduces its new 6.7-inch Light Cannon LED. It’s said to provide almost a half-mile of usable light from a single 50 watt Luminous LED (measured at 1 Lux). Snap-on polycarbonate cover filters allow the Light Cannon to quickly change beam pattern from spot to flood, while the colored filters (clear, blue, yellow, or red) can improve visibility in various conditions. It’s like having 12 lights in one. The universal single-bolt mounting and an available optional wiring harness offer a quick, traditional installation for nearly any application.
Information: Vision X
888/489-9820, visionxusa.com

Wrenching Welcome Mat
The last thing you want is a rock digging into your back when making a trail repair under your Jeep. To keep that from happening to you, BedRug is proud to announce its newest accessory: TrackMat. The TrackMat is a 2x4-foot folding padded mat made of 3⁄4-inch-thick ultra-tough closed-cell foam fused with 100 percent polypropylene fibers. It’s water, stain, and chemical resistant and can be used as a pad to kneel, as a lightweight and portable creeper to keep you comfortable and clean while you work, or even as a camping sleep mat. It folds down to a portable 2x2-foot size so it easily fits in the back of your Jeep. Best of all, it’s made right here in the USA.
Information: BedRug
800/462-8435, bedrug.com

Tweaker Helmet
The new Tweco auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors for enhanced performance at an affordable price. The helmet offers both weld and grind modes and will automatically darken when TIG welding as low as 5 amps. It features a large viewing area of 3.86 by 1.69 inches and is solar powered to eliminate the need to change batteries. Backed by Tweco’s support, quality, reliability and a two-year warranty, it comes in three popular styles: Patriot Eagle, Skull & Fire and Yellow Dragon.
Information: Victor Technologies
800/426-1888, victortechnologies.com/tweco

Rolling Stock
Pro Comp is proud to introduce its latest wheel, the District (51 Series). The aluminum wheel features a ribbed, seven-spoke design with intricate rim accents for a sharp and aggressive look. The District is available in either a chrome finish or gloss black with machined accents. Sizes include 17-inch and 20-inch diameters with five-, six- and eight-lug bolt-patterns to fit most applications.
Information: Pro Comp USA
800/776-0767, procompusa.com

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Jp Magazine, New Products
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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