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October 2011 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2011
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Full Net
New from Safari Straps is a full-length net for the ’04-’06 Wrangler. If you are looking to keep your dog or kangaroo in your Jeep but still have that open-air feeling, this is the way to go. The full-length net kit covers from the tailgate all the way up to the rollbar and the window nets cover the sides down to the inner wheelwells. Made from 2-inch high-strength nylon webbing and sewn on computer-controlled sewing machines these nets are strong and will provide an exceptional fit for your Jeep. Information: Safari Straps, 661/294-3000,

It isn’t often we are impressed into talking about something under an inch, but Power Tank’s new Super Flow valve got us going. The new for 2012 Power Tanks can actually run a ¾-inch-drive air gun. This is in part thanks to the company’s new HP250i and HP400i high-flow regulators. The 250i (left) for 2012 can flow up to 250psi and up to 45cfm and is easier to service and rebuild than the old one and available in an all-black finish. The 400i (right) Pro can handle CO2 or N2 and can run up to 400 psi with easier-to-read gauges and is also easier to service and rebuild. Information: Power Tank, 209/334-0898,

American Way
These billet hood pins by Eddie Motorsports are really done the good-old American way with no corners cut and built with the best of materials. To start, they are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and made to the strictest standards. They are fastened to the hood with four blind studs per pin and available in several varieties including machine-finish, brilliant polish, black, and clear anodized. The machined finish is shown here in both black and clear anodized. Optional aircraft-style push-pins are available for an additional cost. Information: Eddie Motorsports, 888/813-1293,

Max Comfort
If you read the recent release for heat-and-sound-absorbing liners for the JK Wrangler and thought you’d like to see it for your Jeep you aren’t the only one. Insul-liners are available for all Jeeps with hardtops. These liners are proven to reduce the interior temperature of the hardtop. They are over 1-inch thick, made from a rigid, closed-cell foam, two layers of foil, a layer of soft insulation, and a marine-grade vinyl professionally stitched for a great finished look. They are made in the U.S.A. and available in many different colors to match your tastes. Information: Insul-liner, 352/895-4017,

The GM Corporate 14-bolt axle is fairly bulletproof in junkyard-new condition. They are cheap to buy, easy to find, and cheap to build. However, there is a huge lip on the bottom of the housing that is a big rock magnet. A lot of guys shave the bottom of the housing, but many make it too complex, including welding and custom machining of the ring gear. This 3⁄8-inch-thick cover from Barnes 4wd is like a shave kit for dummies. Simply bolt the cover on, mark where to cut and bust out the reciprocating saw or angle grinder. No welding, no machining, and the cover is guaranteed for life. Information: Barnes 4wd, 828/551-7616,

Real Wheel
If you like the look of your factory wheels and want a set of beadlocks you don’t have to ditch what you have, you can simply modify them. Or, more accurately, have them modified by the experts at OMF. The company has been adding fake lock rings and real lock rings to both new and used rims for almost thirty years. This experience has given them the skill to modify the often hard-to-modify factory wheels. So whether you want a real beadlock or fake, or just want to put together a beadlock that might be lighter than many current aftermarket offerings, OMF can do it. Information:OMF Performance Products, 951/354-8272,

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