18 Things Every Jeeper Wants
Built upon a brand-new GM ZZ short-block, this 350ci crate is hand-assembled by in-house Edelbrock technicians. The heart of the performance is the Edelbrock Total Power Package that includes: E-Tec 170 heads, an RPM roller camshaft, an RPM Vortec blower intake manifold, a Magnuson MP122 Supercharger unit, and an 800-cfm Thunder Series carburetor. The end result is 9.5:1 compression, 507 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Information: Edelbrock; 800/416-8628,www.edelbrock.com
M.O.R.E. has the answer for the common 4.0L motor-mount problem of either shearing the bolts or the bolts falling out of the factory block brackets (possibly causing damage to the block). These new brackets use existing threaded holes in the block, and with most applications, will grab four additional holes. All brackets come unfinished in bare steel.
Information: M.O.R.E.; 970/625-0500,www.mountainoffroad.com
The HB1 hand-held flashlight produces a stunning 5,590 lumens of pure white light (a Jeep's high beams produce approximately 2,000 lumens). The light uses an HID bulb, runs lithium batteries, and has a rhodium-plated reflector. Not only that, it's waterproof, features the tightest tolerances, and is made from high-quality aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum.
Information: Group 5 Engineering, Inc.; www.group5engineering.com
It's no secret that we like the Daystar YJ and TJ body lifts. With 1-inch-taller polyurethane mounts, they're the bee's knees. The new JK body lift from Daystar features the same polyurethane construction and allows for up to a 35-inch tire with some trimming and no lift.
Information: Daystar; 800/595-7659,www.daystarweb.com
We all want (or have wanted) an LS-series GM small-block in our Jeeps at one point or another. Often, we're scared off because of problems controlling the engine. No more. From GM Performance Parts comes a controller kit for LS2, LS3, and LS7 Crate Engines that enables the user to plug in the included harness to the computer and the new controller to start the engine. The kit includes an accelerator pedal compatible with the electronic throttle, O2 sensors, and MAF sensors.
Information: GM Performance Parts; 800/577-6888, www.gmperformanceparts.com
OK, so they're over-the-top, but they're top-notch bumpers, and if we wanted a bumper that was capable of actually bumping repeatedly, we'd go with Fab Fours' offering. This one is for the front of a JK, but all of Fab Fours' bumpers feature 31/416-inch bent and welded plate, high-tolerance design and construction, signature "knife-edge" impact surface, and 31/44-inch D-ring mounts.
Information: Fab Fours; 866/385-1905, www.fabfours.com