With the best approach angle of any bolt-on bumper currently available for the ’07-and-up Wrangler, T&T Customs Guardian front bumper might be what you are looking for. It packs a lot of features into a small package with both standard integrated tow/recovery points and auxiliary light mounts. Made from CNC-cut-and-formed 3⁄16-inch-thick plate, the bumper also has provisions for a low-mounted winch (keeping the motor and solenoid package below the grille) that helps the engine run cooler. The bumpers ship powdercoated black and are completely manufactured in the USA.
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If you are that prepared guy that actually takes extra fluids wheeling, you’ll appreciate this product. If you aren’t that prepared guy, this product takes away one of your excuses. No longer do you have to suffer through loose, leaking containers smacking around the inside of your Jeep. The TG6 by Trail-Gear holds six 1-quart bottles of fluid neatly and with style. CNC laser-cut and formed from 16-gauge steel and the top features a safety latch with a breaking force rating of 200 pounds that will prevent the fluids from accidentally becoming airborne. Pre-drilled holes allow you to either bolt or weld the TG6 to your Jeep and it ships raw and ready to paint.
Sky’s the Limit
If you are building a front Dana 60 and you are concerned about the strength of some of the high-steer arms out there, check these out. From Sky Off-Road Design, these kingpin Dana 60 arms are CNC-machined from 1018 cold drawn steel, and use the strong and popular five-stud design to work with stock, Reid, and many other aftermarket knuckles. The arms are of a non-spring-type design; preload adjusters and T1 bushing wear plate are both included. The arms can be used in double- or single-shear configurations and feature camber correction to set the arms flat with the axle.
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If you’ve been putting off buying aftermarket steering parts because they weren’t available in the finish you wanted, maybe now is the time to take the plunge. Flaming River now offers powdercoating in a vast array of colors on many of their products. Obviously steering columns can be had with powder, but items such as rack and pinions, steering boxes, and steering column accessories like steering drops and mounts. The company has a color book available to help you select a color to complement your Jeep’s interior or exterior.
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With Trasborg’s proclivity towards burning electrical things, we hesitate to use “smoking” as a title, but it is an apt description for the base price of these LED lights. These new lights from Super Bright LEDs feature either an IP67 or IP68 rating and are available in sizes from 4-inchdiameter all the way up to a 21-inch-long light bar. And, anyway you cut it, a base price of $39.95 is a smoking deal. The lights are available in many different beam patterns from flood to spot and many different lumen outputs from 300 all the way up to 5,400. The housings are aluminum and the lens polycarbonate for superior wear and impact resistance.
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It was just over a year ago that we found Poison Spyder’s new flatfender-esque DeFender armored fenders, and we really liked the look of them. Well, the company has released an XC line of fenders for the TJ and YJ Wranglers which provides even more clearance to allow for fitment of bigger tires with even less lift. Like the regular DeFender, the XC series can be had in your choice of 3⁄16-inch-thick steel or aluminum. The wheel opening is 3 inches higher and 21⁄2 inches wider than competitor’s tube fender wheel openings. Not only are they lighter than tube fenders, but they are available in a variety of flare widths, and inner fenders are available for that finished look.
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In a day and age where LED and HID are all the rage for lighting it is strange to see a company bring a filament-based light to market. But that is exactly what FYRLYT did and they did a smashing job of it. The 8-inchdiameter light has a lot of features that should have been part of auxiliary lighting all along. Features such as a reflector tuned to work with a filament, a quickly replaceable lens, and an integrated quick-change bulb and heat sink. Unlike any other light we’ve ever seen, the beam pattern can be switched from “spot” to “spread” by just pushing and turning the bulb housing. A Gore-Tex breather allows the housing to breath while helping to keep water out, and the alloy base is billet aluminum.
New from Nemesis Industries is a dual battery tray for ’07-’11 Wranglers (’12-and-up should be available by the time you read this). Manufactured from 3⁄16-inch-thick aluminum, and CNC-cut and formed, the unique battery positioning allows for more space on the passenger side of the engine compartment. This results in more airflow for cooler, longerlasting batteries as well as more space to work on the engine. The bracket provides for proper support of the remainder of the factory air box and allows mounting of the TIPM and EGR valve. Provisions are also included for Painless Performance’s wiring isolator kit.
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Unless your Jeep has been wrecked, we tend to suggest formed-steel frame stiffeners for Unitbody Jeeps. So we were happy to see that T&T Customs is now offering a front Unitbody Stiffener made from 3⁄16-inchthick steel plate. They are CAD-designed and CNC-cut, then put in a monster press and formed under immense pressure. This method of building stiffeners is less likely to bend than flat plates and will never crack.They are designed to be welded-on and are available in raw steel.
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The new long-arm suspension system for ’07-and-up Wranglers from Rancho Suspension can be had in either black or red powdercoat and is jam-packed with cool features. Front heavy-wall radius arms team with a four-link and track bar for a complete long-arm solution. Out back a heavy-duty track bar bracket is included in addition to a new crossmember and required frame-side mounts. Unlike some other suspensions out there, this one not only includes coils and shocks but also front and rear extended flexible stainless brake lines, longer sway bar end links, and a drop pitman arm. For ’12 and ’13 Wranglers, Rancho has a crossover pipe to complete the needed exhaust modifications.
Capable of 1,000hp
Ok, so not all of us have an engine that puts out 1,000hp. Or one that needs 84 gallons of fuel delivered to it per hour at 43 psi. But wouldn’t it be nice to have the peace of mind that your pump was capable of it? This new in-tank pump from AEM is capable of all that and includes the wire pigtail, rubber cup, intake filter, internal fuel hose, hose clamps, and rubber buffer to make your install easier than any parts-store pump. Unlike cheap parts store pumps, every AEM pump is tested to deliver the advertised flow before being packaged and sold. No dropping the tank twice because you got a bum pump here.
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If you are trying to keep your Jeep low, you know what a pain the hard factory bumpstops can be. Heck, if your driving style is what one might call “enthusiastic” and you’ve got a taller Jeep you know what we are talking about as well. Now King has the fix. With a simple modification to the factory coil mount these hydraulic bumpstops for the ’07-and-up JK offer awesome bump control. Whether your Jeep is tall or short, or you drive it fast or slow, if you’ve been in your bumpstops you owe it to yourself to check out these 2 1/ -inchtravel stops. They can totally transform the ride of your Jeep.
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If you think most JK cage kits on the market are lacking some key feature, you aren’t alone. Synergy Suspension has heard your complaints and has put together this new cage kit that fits ’07-and-up Wranglers. Made from 1.75-inch-diameter, 0.120-wall DOM tubing, the front kit goes through the dash for maximum leg room. The kit also features frame tie-ins with bushings to isolate vibration. While the front kit is pictured here, there is also a rear kit that features a similarly clean and well-thought-out design. Both kits can be had with harness bars, but can be used with factory seat belts if desired. The weld-in cage kits clear most factory and aftermarket hard and soft tops.
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Normally when we call something bulletor bomb-proof, it is because we shot it or tried to blow it up. Not the case here—but don’t think it didn’t cross our minds. The new Poison Spyder Bombshell differential covers are now available for Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles. The covers are made from nodular iron and feature a minimum thickness of 7⁄16-inch all the way up to a whole inch, protecting the ring gear where an integrated ramp-shape helps the pumpkin get over obstacles. Other features include a cast-in Spyder logo, flush-mount bolts (hardware included), and a high screw-in fill plug location.
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Rope has many advantages over straps or steel cable. It is light, easy to stow, and dries out faster: just a few of the reasons why we like Bubba Rope. The only problem we’ve had with our Bubba Rope over the years is that we are abusive and it tends to get cut on rocks. The Life Saver from Bubba Rope is designed to solve that issue. Made from Kevlar and available in sizes to fit everything from the Lil Bubba all the way up to the Extreme Bubba. It can also be used on your synthetic winch line for protection when winching.
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Wilwood Engineering has come up with a simpler solution to better brakes than the hassle of a Cadillac power booster. This simple, bolt-on disc brake kit features a 12.19-inch-diameter rotor and four-piston calipers. The kit is designed for ’82-’86 CJs, and there are two rotor options. One option is a smooth-machined face, high-carbon cast steel and the other features Wilwood’s directionally-drilled and slotted design for added venting. The slotted rotors are E-coated for corrosion resistance. Pads are a metallic BP-10 compound that provides quiet engagement and low dusting with a higher temperature range and higher friction values. The kit comes complete with precision-machined bracketry and premium-grade hardware for an easy install.
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If you even think about mud with your ’07-up JK you want a snorkel. The V-6 engines just don’t take water ingestion like the old inline six-cylinders did. Ask us how we know. But who wants to chop the hood up to put a snorkel on the Jeep? Not us. So we really like this solution from Rugged Ridge. It is kind of HMMWV-esque in that you can run it in the raised position when wheeling, but for normal use you can also run it lowered. It replaces the passenger-side cowl sheetmetal with durable plastic and can be plumbed into the engine from there. The kit includes all the plumbing and hardware needed for installation.
Big Light, Small Package
The Silo-4 is a new LED light from Delta Tech Industries. The combination of a die-cast aluminum body and acrylic lenses provides a shock and waterproof combination that is good enough to earn an IP-68 rating. Unlike many aftermarket lights, this one includes a waterproof connector and its 3.3 amp draw means that you don’t need to add relays or heavy-duty switches or anything. The light puts out 6,400 lumens at a near-daylight-quality 6,000 kelvin light temperature. The beam only spreads about 20 degrees so it makes a great long-range driving light.
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When we see the name MetalCloak we think of unique high-clearance bolt-on fenders. This definitely isn’t a fender. If you have a four-door ’07-and-up Wrangler and actually use the back seat for people or anything else bigger than a Chihuahua, you might have heard that person in the middle complaining. That is because the rear seat has no support for that middle passenger so anyone bigger than a toddler will be miserable. Enter MetalCloak with its Center Seat Support. CNC-cut from aluminum, it installs easily with no tools. Just tuck it in, secure it in place, and the rear seat is fixed.
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