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July 2009 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on July 1, 2009
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W Joint
If you are trying to put steering linkage in your Jeep and are having problems making ends meet, or difficulty clearing underhood components, check out Borgeson universal joints. With 6,237 variations of Double-D's, smooth bores, splined joints, vibration reducing, and single and double joints. No matter what you are looking at on your steering column and steering box, and regardless of whether you want raw steel, stainless steel, aluminum or polished joints, go to Borgeson. Information: Bogeson, 860/482-8283, borgeson.com

No-Cut Hacking
With the new patch harnesses from AEM, there is no more need to hack into the factory wiring to tweak and tune your fuel injected engine. Troubleshooting is as easy as unplugging the harness, it can save time and money by not having a tech cut-and splice wires. If you want to add piggy-back programmers you can now test them on the bench and simply plug them back into the vehicle. All harnesses are 100% continuity checked and all terminals are reinforced with an overmold for outstanding durability. Information: Advanced Engine Management, 310/484-2322, aempower.com

Backseat Trash Can
While we appreciate having cup holders on the back of the JK center console, we never use them for holding cups. Often those cup holders just collect used cups and trash so when we saw the Trash Stash from Misch 4x4, we were thrilled. This should be a factory option. Made out of black polypropylene, it will contain whatever junk you put in it, be it a bucket-sized Big Gulp or an empty coffee cup. Help keep the trails clean while keeping the inside of your JK clean with the Trash Stash. Information: Misch 4x4 Products, 620/251-9100, misch4x4.com

Hotel Away From Home
ARB introduces the Series III range of Simpson tents with an updated design and new materials for better strength, rigidity and water resistance. The roof bows are 25mm anodized aluminum, the base is a vacuum-laminated ABS for superior strength and insulation, the hinges are now 4mm thick steel, and all the plastic fittings have been upgraded from PVC to a more durable Nylon material. The mattress is now high-density chip foam to increase durability and reduce the likelihood of collapsing from extended use. Information: ARB, 800/761-8193, arbusa.com

Cool Juice
Be Coolant is a high-end brew cooked up by the geniuses at Be Cool of aluminum radiator fame. It is designed for heavy-duty off-road use, can protect aluminum components down to 26-degrees below zero (F), is compatible with all colors of coolant, and features a self-sealing capability which can seal hairline cracks in aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads. If you already have a Be Cool radiator, putting this stuff in it will double your warranty and the coolant itself is good for up to 300,000 miles. Information: Be Cool Products, 800/691-2667, becool.com

High on Aluminum
High-clearance fenders are great, but they add weight and can rust if not powdercoated or painted thoroughly. Aqualu, the manufacturer of high-quality aluminum Jeep bodies is now offering bolt-on marine-grade aluminum high-clearance fenders that give 3-inches of clearance over stock. Tube flares will be available soon, and in the meantime these fenders can be used with some modified stock flares. Information: Aqualu Industries, 888/765-6714, aqualu.com

Scuba Jeeping
Cleaner air, more power, and peace-of-mind while fording are but a few of the benefits of the new JK Wrangler Snorkel from Volant Performance. Made of high grade X-Link Polyethylene material with an aluminum front cover to keep leaves and large debris from entering with an easily-removable silicone sleeve at the hood hinge area and it connects through the hood into a special water-tight sealed intake box. Information: Volant Performance, 909/476-7225, volant.com

Burnless Booties
Finally you can run your Jeep as hard as you want and not worry about melting or burning the spark plug boots that end up way to close to the headers. The Extreme 9000 boot's ceramic construction means these boots can't burn even if the headers glow red. The spiral-wound wire core is safe for electronic systems, the wire is rated at 500-ohms per foot and can withstand up to 600-degrees (F), and they are available in straight, 90-degree, and 115-degree designs. Information: Accel, 216/688-8300, accel-ignition.com

Dead Foot Begone
New from M.O.R.E. is a completely bolt-in dead pedal that helps alleviate fatigue on long trips or extreme off-road maneuvers that require bracing. There is no drilling required and it is powder coated for durability and the retail price is only $39.99. Information: Mountain Off Road Enterprises, 970/625-0500, mountainoffroad.com

Wired Pedal
If you are sick and tired of your drive-by-wire late model Jeep acting like its got turbo lag, here is the fix. The Sprint Booster plugs in behind the accelerator pedal, eliminates the delay between pressing the pedal and actually going, and it doesn't affect any of the other electronic systems in the Jeep such as ABS, ESP, or anything else dependant on the throttle input. Information: Sprint Booster, 877/225-5577, sprintboosterusa.com

Barrel Bag
We often wish we had a bag to hold our deflators, tire gauge, and other associated trail-related stuff that we are constantly swapping from Jeep to Jeep. The Barrel Bag from Off Road Trail Tools fits the bill perfectly. It measures 10 inches long and 5 inches in diameter and is perfect for all those smaller tools that usually go missing between trail runs. With two simple Velcro straps, it can be mounted as shown, or vertically or horizontally on the roll cage too. Information: Off Road Trail Tools, 520/579-2079, offroadtrailtools.com

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