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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted in Product Reviews on January 1, 2012
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Finding the right gift for that Jeep enthusiast in your life can be a tedious chore—especially if you are not knowledgeable about 4x4s. That’s why we put together this buyer’s guide. All you need to do is verify what model Jeep your gift recipient owns and look for a gift that fits your budget.

Under $50
Socket Sanitizer: $19.95
The recipient of this gift can keep all the specific sockets for his or her Jeep in one convenient location inside the vehicle. Designed by Off Road Trail Tools, this ratchet and socket holder is ideal for daily drivers or dedicated trail rigs.
Information: Off Road Trail Tools

Winch Isolator: $29.95
Daystar’s Winch Isolators are the perfect solution to that annoying rattle and where to put your hook after winching. They are made from polyurethane and are available in three colors: black, red, and camo. Designed to fit most roller fairleads, these make the perfect holiday gift for any winch owner.
Information: Daystar

Hood Pins: $18.95
Daystar’s new hood pin kits utilize polyurethane grommets that help keep the hood isolated from its attach- ment points. The grommet allows a slight amount of give, which enables the fiberglass to flex as needed, yet still maintain a positive means of attachment. The kit includes a 5⁄8-inch-diameter steel pin along with stainless steel fasteners to attach the grommet to the hood. A spring retaining clip rounds out the kit.
Information: Daystar

$50 to $150
Winch Rope Retainer: $7.95
This simple device makes running synthetic winch line virtually idiot proof. Once installed, the retainer prevents the rope from unintentionally coming disconnected while free-spooling the entire length of the drum.
Information: OK Off Road

Trasharoo: $49.99
This bulletproof bag installs on your vehicle’s rear spare tire and can hold up to 50 lbs. Whether you’re hauling your charcoal to the campsite or packing your trash out after a long weekend in the pines, the Trasharoo keeps the inside of your truck or SUV clean and odor free.
Information: Trasharoo

Hose Candy: $99.99
Hose Candy has universal kits that any off-roader would love to own. Shown is the Master Kit, which includes quick couplers that prevent vacuum leaks, can withstand high underhood temperatures and allows for quick leak diagnosis. The fittings are rated for 30 inches of vacuum. Also included in the kits are rubber vacuum boots and modular quick-twist fittings that include elbows, straights, couplers, plugs, reducers, unions, and tees for all common hose sizes: 1⁄4-, 1⁄8-, 3⁄16-, and 5⁄32-inch.
Information: Oomph! Labbs

Light Up the Night: $109.99 each
Rigid Industries offers a super-bright LED light that puts out a staggering 1,100 lumens from a compact three-inch package. Backed by a limited-lifetime warranty and made in the USA, the Dually LED lamp makes a great gift for any Jeeper.
Information: Rigid Industries

JK Stabilizer Protection: $65.00
Ditch the low-hanging location of the stock steering stabilizer on a Wrangler JK and relocate it up high, out of harm’s way. This bracket makes for a quick and easy install that can be done in the driveway with basic hand tools.
Information: JKS Manufacturing

$50 to $150
TJ Tailgate Conversion: $159.95
This system allows any TJ owner the ability to transform the factory swing-out tailgate into a traditional drop-down style tailgate. It comes in very handy as a cooking or work surface, or simply for sitting around in camp.
Information: Swag Offroad

Air Chuck Bling: $99.95
Power Tank’s new digital tire inflator is perfect for any off-road enthusiast as its illuminated display feature automatically turns on, and will display air pressure from 0-255 psi with super-high accuracy.
Information: Advanced Air Systems

Floor Protection: $59.99
Quadratec floor liners are a great way to protect the interior of a Jeep vehicle. Made to fit the exact shape of the floor, these mats have tall sides and deep tread voids to help capture crud.
Information: Quadratec

X-Treme Jack: $101.00
The 60-inch Hi-Lift X-Treme Jack comes with a charcoal metallic powder-coat finish, gold zinc-coated hardware and handle, and a special winch-clamp-spreader attachment that enables the serious wheeler to do more with this already versatile tool.
Information: Hi-Lift Jack Company

Shock Relocation: $79.00
If the Jeeper on your gift list drives a JK, chances are the Jeep already has damaged rear lower shock mounts as they are low-hanging and snag easily on rocks and other obstacles. MetalCoak developed a better system that uses a more compact shock to improve ground clearance by more than two inches.
Information: MetalCloak

HD Steering: $140.00
Rusty’s TJ steering package includes a replacement tie rod, 22mm tie-rod ends, and an adjuster sleeve in one affordable package. The tie-rod is made from 11⁄2-inch, 0.250-wall DOM tubing which significantly beefs up the factory linkage.
Information: Rusty’s Off Road Products

DIY Shock Mounts: $87.20
If the Jeep fanatic on your list ever mentioned adding coilovers to the rear of his Jeep YJ or TJ think about surprising him with the foundation of such an upgrade; the mounting brackets. These weld-on brackets allow you to mount one additional shock on the outboard-side of each framerail. CNC formed from 3⁄16-inch thick steel, these mounts can be used with coilovers or regular shocks.
Information: Dave’s Customs Unlimited

$150 to $300
16 Pound Rear Bumper: $300.00
The Barnes 4WD aluminum rear bumper is unique because it is made from one piece of 6061 T-6 aluminum. Only the end caps and extraction points are welded on. This enables the bumper to be strong and light at the same time. Applications are available for CJ, YJ, and TJ.
Information: Barnes 4WD

Quality Gears: $275.00
If your gift recipient wants to re-gear his or her differentials but is unwilling to drop the cash, hook them up with a head start by purchasing one re-gear package for Dana 30, 35, and 44 axles. Also included is a differential overhaul kit featuring Timken tapered roller bearings, seals, pinion nut, and crush sleeve.
Information: Quality Gear

CJ-5 Rocker Protection: $300.00
White Knuckle Off Road offers affordable rocker panel protection that can take serious punishment. The main rail and legs are made of 3⁄16-inch-thick steel tubing while the mounting plates and reinforcement gussets are 1⁄4-inch-thick. These rockers are made in the USA and come as shown in raw steel.
Information: White Knuckle Off Road Products

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