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New 4Wheel Products - January 2015

Posted in Product Reviews on December 25, 2014
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Offroad LED Bars 50-Inch Curved Light Bar
Featuring a 30-degree bend, the Offroad LED Bars 50-inch Curved Light Bar provides a wide field of view, making it well suited for off-road visibility and even after-dark work on a jobsite. The light is rated at 23,000 lumens/288 watts while drawing 17 amps of power. The light bar is backed by a lifetime warranty and is touted as affordable compared to similar-style LEDs bars on the market. Mounting solutions are also available.
Information: Offroad LED Bars

Rugged Ridge JK Soft-Top Assist
To make it easier for one person to raise and lower a soft top, Rugged Ridge offers factory-style spring assist for 07-’12 Wranglers, similar to what current Wranglers have. This retrofit kit is designed to work with Jeep’s factory frame components and seamlessly integrate with both OE and aftermarket soft tops. Dual spring arms and a quick- release locking mechanism, which keeps the soft top safely locked in the lowered position for open-air driving, make one-person top raising and lowering possible. The Soft Top Spring Assist is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Information: Rugged Ridge

Airaid Universal Airbox
Airaid’s UBI (U Build It) intake builder’s kits now offer a universal airbox option. This allows custom intake systems to be designed with a sealed airbox, isolating underhood heat and keeping grit and water out of the filter. A protected cold air inlet duct can be pointed into a fenderwell or anywhere that has a cool air source. The airbox is constructed of roto-molded cross-linked polyethylene. It can be adapted to work with Airaid UBI tubes from 3 to 5 inches in diameter.
Information: Airaid

Trail-Gear Toyota Output Flanges
Trail Gear facilitates Toyota gear-drive transfer case swaps with its new 27-spline output flanges. Made from 5140 chromoly steel, the flanges come with or without dust shields. Predrilled models are available to adapt popular gear-drive Toyota transfer cases to ’94-’05 Tacomas (shown). Undrilled versions are also available, allowing the flange to be adapted to any bolt pattern that will fit on its 4.4-inch-diameter surface.
Information: Trail-Gear

KC LED Truck Grilles
This new line integrates 10- or 20-inch KC C-Series LED bars into replacement grilles. Applications also include 3-inch LZR cube lights. Made in the USA, these grilles are designed for OEM fitment and to install easily. The mesh grilles are laser-cut and sanded prior to being finished with satin black powdercoat. Applications are available for popular late-model trucks and SUVs, including Silverado/Sierra, Super Duty (shown), Wrangler, Raptor, Tacoma, and Tundra.
Information: KC Hilites

Centerforce Heavy-Duty JK Flywheel
A High Inertia Billet Steel Flywheel is now available for ’07-’11 Jeep Wranglers with the 3.8L V-6.The high-inertia design is intended to help the engine maintain rpm in rough terrain. The flywheel weighs 50 pounds, compared to the 33-pound OE unit. These flywheels are CAD/CAM designed, then CNC-machined for bolt-in fitment. High-strength billets allow the flywheels to be SFI-approved for competition. OE-style cast-iron replacement flywheels are also available. Information: Centerforce, 928.771.8422,

Hedman F-100 Big-Block Swap Headers
Hedman’s new swap headers for the ’54-’72 Ford F-100 accommodate an FE or 385-series big-block swap. Hedman offers a midlength header for the 352-428ci FE-series motors and a short-tube style for the 429/460ci 385-series motors. These headers feature 13⁄4-inch mandrel-bent primaries and 3-inch collectors. Built in the USA, Hedman’s swap headers are constructed with 5⁄16-inch flanges and are available with either an uncoated finish or a silver HTC high-temp ceramic-metallic coating. Mounting hardware, gaskets, and installation instructions are also included.
Information: Hedman Hedders

JKS Jspec JK Lifts
Jspec suspension kits are designed to provide on-road ride comfort with improved off-road capability. Two JK lift levels are offered: 21⁄2 and 31⁄2 inches. Components include dual-rate coil springs, Fox Evolution 2.0 shocks, an adjustable JKS front track bar, and JKS quick-disconnects. The kits are FMVSS 126 certified and are made in the USA. A limited lifetime warranty covers workmanship, and a factory protection policy covers components that are sill under the OE warranty.
Information: JKS Mfg.

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