New 4Wheel Products - September 2014Posted in Product Reviews on August 20, 2014 Comment (0)
Fox Jeep IFP Shocks
Fox now has JK applications for its Evolution Series IFP monotube shock. Features include application-specific valving, a 5⁄8-inch piston shaft, and advanced suspension fluid. Internal floating piston (IFP) technology separates the shock oil from the nitrogen-charged gas chamber, which eliminates oil aeration. Bolt-on JK applications for the front and rear suspensions range from 11⁄2 to 6 inches of lift. Both two-door and four-door (Unlimited) models are supported, as are 2WD and 4WD applications. A complementary steering stabilizer is also available.
Information: Fox Shox
Hellwig Ram HD Rear Sway Bar
Hellwig built a 2014 Ram 2500 rear sway bar to help control body sway when carrying heavy loads or towing. This adjustable system offers three levels of sway control for different scenarios: campers, trailers, and fifth-wheels included. Construction uses 11⁄8-inch solid heat-treated 4140 chromoly steel. For durability, the sway bar is powdercoated. Installation is bolt-on.
Information: Hellwig Products
Ride-Rite Raptor Kit
Firestone’s Ride-Rite Raptor Kit fits ’09-’14 Ford F-150 Raptor models. The tapered-sleeve air spring is engineered for maximum travel while maintaining a smoother ride. These air springs also improve handling by maintain camber when the bed is loaded. They support up to 3,000 pounds (not to exceed a vehicle’s GVWR). Installation uses existing holes. Accessories including the Air Command Kit for Android and the Compact Remote Air Command Kit with key fob controller.
Information: Firestone Industrial Products
Mr. Gasket Ethanol Fuel Pump
Mr. Gasket’s new Micro-Electric Fuel Pump is engineering for ethanol compatibility and intended for carbureted vehicles as well as for fuel transfer. The pump is self-priming and has a flow rate of 35 gph at 4-7 psi. Installation is two-wire, in as fast as 15 minutes. All necessary fittings are included, as is a 100-micron inline filter.
Information: Mr. Gasket
Sway-A-Way Shock Fluid
Shock absorber performance is greatly influenced by the temperature, viscosity, and stability of its hydraulic fluid. Sway-A-Way developed synthetic Baja Blood to optimize performance and durability, particularly for off-road racing. This fluid reportedly has excellent thermodynamic qualities and runs cooler than conventional oils of a similar viscosity. Other claimed benefits are resistance to foaming/fade and prolonged seal life. Viscosity is rated at “7 weight” for all-around use. Baja Blood is available in quart bottles, gallon jugs, and 5-gallon buckets.
Wilton Receiver Vise
Industrial vise and clamp manufacturer Wilton introduces the ATV, the All Terrain Vise. It slides into a standard 2-inch receiver and is designed to clear the tailgate. The ATV weighs 33 pounds and is made from ductile cast iron rated to 60,000 psi. The jaws open to 53⁄4 inches and have a clamping force of 1 ton. The pipe jaw handles up to 3-inch OD. The vise is secured by a hitch pin, and two set screws reduce vibration when driving. The ATV also features a 360-degree locking handle. A patented mounting bracket (provided) converts the ATV into a bench vise. A hard carrying case is optional.
Information: Wilton Tools
G2 JK Core 44
G2 Axle & Gear’s new Core 44s are heavy-duty front and rear Dana 44 axlehousings for Jeep JKs. The housings utilize the newer-generation Dana 44 gearsets and have larger-diameter tubes with thicker walls. The bottom is contoured for ground clearance. Integrated skidplates prevent hang-ups on rocks. The brackets are laser-cut and CNC-formed from 3⁄8-inch steel to add strength. To prevent bending and sustain camber when vehicles are carrying heavy loads, the housings have forged inner C-ends.
Information: G2 Axle & Gear
Vision Incline Wheel
Vision Wheel announces the new Incline Style 400, an off-road style. This one-piece aluminum wheel features what Vision considers a timeless design that is rugged, sporty, and tough. The Incline is targeted for lifted, leveled, or stock-height light trucks and SUVs. The matte-black painted wheel is available in 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9 sizes in five-, six-, and eight-lug applications.
Information: Vision Wheel
Trail-Gear Suzuki Clutches
Trail-Gear offers high-performance clutches for Samurais and Sidekicks that have the 1.3L engine. Manufactured by Exedy, these clutches are engineered to exceed OEM requirements. Each kit includes the clutch disc, cover/pressure plate, pilot bearing, release bearing, alignment tool, grease packet, and instructions. Trail-Gear recommends machining or replacing the flywheels in conjunction with clutch replacement.
Adventure Tool Tow Strap Throw Bag
The Tow Strap Throw Bag makes difficult extractions easier. The tossable bag holds the strap, shackles, and gloves. By holding one end of the strap and throwing the bag, you can send the gloves, shackles, and other end of the strap flying to the second vehicle. A buckled loop inside the bag holds the strap and shackles in place. Other features include one internal handle and two external ones to ease throwing. A drawstring and cord-lock hold the bag closed. Because the bag stays on the strap, it can also function as a damper.
Information: Adventure Tool Co.