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October 2012 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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Bolt-in Better
AMC-era CJs are cool rides, but the GM-sourced steering columns are straight crap. From ignition locks that don’t lock to bolts that back out of tilt mechanisms to balky steering wheel locks, the number of issues with the steering columns can go on and on. Ididit did it again with a line of bolt-in steering columns for the ’76-’86 CJ. They are available in raw steel, powdercoat, and chrome finishes and come standard with two coded keys. Standard features include an eight-position tilt, self-cancelling turn signals, four-way flashers, knobs and levers, and a standard GM top shaft.
Information: Ididit
517/427-0577, ididitinc.com

Cover Up
JKs are good fun and all, but they still suffer from the same taillight problem that Jeeps have suffered from for at least four decades—it’s really easy to break them. Now you can add some protection and some style at the same time. Available from Mercenary Offroad, these taillight guards are precision cut from 6061 aluminum. Available in four different styles: Skull and Bones, Rockstar, Biohazard, and Bling. The guards ship in a black powdercoat finish.
Information: Mercenary Off Road
818/653-6637, mercenaryoffroad.com

Anti-Muffler Shop
We modify a lot of Jeeps all over the country, and no matter where we are, when we end up needing a turn-down in front of the axle, it seems that the muffler shop doesn’t want to do it. Look, we know when the suspension is going to hit the exhaust, don’t argue with us. Well, now we’ve got somewhere to turn that doesn’t involve a belligerent tubing monkey. Dynomax’s Evolution Competition exhaust for the ’07-’11 Wrangler includes a polished Dynomax Ultraflow muffler and 2 1/2-inch-diameter 409 stainless mandrel-bent tubing. It was designed in cooperation with Off Road Evolution and can support up to 2,000hp.
Information: Dynomax
734/384-7806, dynomax.com

Wrongler Lift
We are constantly amazed that the ’87-’95 Wrangler isn’t more popular. The aftermarket support just isn’t there like it is for the ealier CJs or the later Wranglers. Zone Offroad rolled out its 2-inch lift with everything needed to complete the install. Included in the box are front and rear u-bolts, large 11⁄2-inch spring bushings, rear leaf shims, new center pins, front brake line drop brackets, your choice of Hydro or Nitro shocks at all 4 corners, and detailed step-by-step instructions.
Information: Zone Offroad
888/998-ZONE, zoneoffroad.com

Moab Fort Trailer
When we saw a press release titled “Moab Off-road Trailer”, we were interested. Then we noticed that “Moab” was actually “M.O.A.B.”, which stands for Mother Of All Bivouacs and is a great alternative to heavier and bigger trailers. The curb weight is only 1,300 pounds and the MSRP is only $5,495 as shown. The axle features electric brakes and is located by a torsion arm leaving 16 inches of ground clearance under the trailer with only 30-inch-tall tires. The trailer also features 19.7 cubic feet of storage capacity.
Information: Bivouac Camping Trailers
480/235-5557, moabaz.com

Light-Up Rear
This is one of those things that we never thought we’d see again, and we are really happy to be wrong. A long time ago, and we won’t tell you we remember when, MTS Company was making reproduction taillight lenses for our J-trucks. Also a long time ago, but less long ago than when the company started, production stopped. Well, we are happy to let you know you can once again get reproduction lenses for your J-truck. MTS based their repops off of original lenses to accurately reproduce color, fit, finish, and quality for long-lasting results just like the factory offerings. Fits ’73-’81 fleetbed J-trucks.
Information: MTS Company
800/522-1622, mtscompany.com

Write Us!
Are you building a product that the Jeep world needs to know about? Take a high resolution digital picture (at least 1,600x1,200 pixels) and email it along with a brief description of the product to pete.trasborg@jpmagazine.com. Or, snail mail it to:
Jp Magazine, New Products
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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