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Cool New Products For Your Jeep

Posted in Product Reviews on February 5, 2016
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Underwater Com
Pelican Products has introduced its first waterproof smart phone case, the Pelican Marine. The case is available for the Apple iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Cased phones are said to be protected to a submerged depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes. The case also safeguards against dirt, snow, and dust. The case offers five layers of military-grade shock protection to withstand slips and drops, and a scratch-resistant and coated screen protector. The streamlined design is said to maintain functionality while providing balanced sound porting for crisp audio. The Pelican Marine is only available in black and is backed by a two-year guarantee. Information: Pelican Products, 800/473-5422, pelican.com

Rough Rider
Inka Outdoor now offers the Venture OHVTM Rough Ridge Edition, an off-highway overland camper. It’s based on Inka Outdoor's modern teardrop camper body but features a newly designed and armored off­road chassis. It rides on an air suspension and 32-inch BFGoodrich All­Terrain T/A tires mounted on steel crawler rims. Each chassis is fixture­built, and the twin trailing A­arms are said to be capable of more than twice the rated worse­case impact suspension loads. Pressures in the Firestone Ride­Rite air springs are maintained and adjusted via an onboard compressor and wireless remote. The standard trailer comes loaded with features and is available with lots of options. Information: Inka Outdoor, 828/539­0842, inkaoutdoor.com

Paint Shield
Rugged Ridge announces its new Magnetic Panel Protectors for the ’07-current Jeep Wrangler JK. The panels are designed to provide protection for your Jeep’s paint while on trails. The 15-piece kit covers your front and rear fenders, doors, and door seams with a matte-black 16-gauge magnetic sheet material. The magnetic panels are easily removed and installed without using bolts or tape so there is no damage to your JK when it’s time to take them off. Kits are available for both two- and four-door models. Information: Rugged Ridge, 770/614-6101, ruggedridge.com

Clip In
Now you can keep the hard frame-mounted brake lines under your ’79-’86 Jeep CJ locked in place with Inline Tube brake line clips. The kit includes eight clips that have been galvanized for corrosion protection, as well as the necessary screws for mounting. The clips are perfect for restoring an old Jeep to like-new condition or for simply replacing old corroded and missing clips. Information: Inline Tube, 800/385-9452, inlinetube.com

Raising Renegade
Daystar Products now offers the industry’s first Jeep Renegade 1 1/2-inch lift kit. The kit is 100 percent bolt-on, FMVSS 126 compliant, and said to be easy to install. Each kit is manufactured right here in the USA and is said to be designed to maintain the factory ride and stability while allowing the fitment of tires that are up to two full sizes larger. Like all Daystar lift kits, the Renegade lift comes with the Daystar Go Everywhere Warranty. If your kit has any issues, Daystar will replace the part free of charge. Information: Daystar, 800/595-7659, daystarweb.com

Lock Up
Torq-Masters Industries introduces the new TORQ Locker. The design features no spacers or pins to fail. It’s said to be the strongest auto locker on the market and features a slide-in design that is said to allow it to be an easy driveway project for any automotive enthusiast. The TORQ Locker is currently only available for the 35-spline Dana 60 with other applications coming soon. Every TORQ Locker is 100 percent made in the USA in Rochester, New York, from U.S.-sourced 9310 hard-alloy steel. The TORQ locker comes with a two-year warranty with no loopholes. Information: Torq-Masters Industries, 585/723-1489, torqmasters.com

LS Connect
Swapping a GM LS engine and manual transmission into your Jeep? Centerforce can help you get more power to the ground with the new lightweight, 8 3/4-inch DYAD RS Twin Performance Multi-Disc clutch. The DYAD RS Twin shares much of the same multi-disc technology found in the DYAD line, but it incorporates several weight-saving features, including a gold-anodized billet-aluminum pressure plate in place of the standard stamped-steel unit. Less weight translates into faster acceleration. The lightweight clutch system is said to be engineered to hold more than 800 lb-ft of torque. A billet floater plate between the clutch discs uses spring-loaded bushings to help absorb chatter. The company claims pedal feel remains easy to modulate with stock-like effort. Each clutch kit comes complete and ready to install with a pressure plate, floating disc, floater, drive disc, flywheel, ARP hardware, and an alignment tool. Information: Centerforce Clutches, 928/771-8422, centerforce.com

Organize Lines
NotcHead Fasteners now offers Soft Line Clamps. The NotcHead Soft Line Clamps help organize flexible fuel, oil, and water lines and clamp them in place to keep them from being chafed on sharp edges or crushed under moving components. Soft Line Clamps make it easy to secure the lines without marring paint. They can also be used as separators for running hoses in parallel by bolting two line clamps together. Flexible lines are said to easily snap in for quick installation and mock-ups. Available sizes range from 1⁄2- to 3⁄4-inch heater hose and -6 to -10 AC lines. Information: NotcHead, 360/243-3492, notchead.com

Strap on Traction
Need a quick way to get unstuck in the muck? TruckClaws II could be the traction aid you need. It’s said to work in many different conditions, including snow, ice, sand, and mud. The metal claws are installed on the drive tires via a ratchet strap. The TruckClaws I commercial version is also available for larger trucks. Each kit comes with two claws and a storage bag. Information: Truck Claws, 844/362-5297, truckclaws.com

Visible Recovery
Hi-Lift Jack Company introduces Reflective Loop Recovery Straps. The new Reflective Loop Recovery Straps are said to be ideal for use with a Hi-Lift Jack for winching and recovery. Each strap is constructed of a durable polyester material, which is said to be better than nylon for controlled pulls where a slower, more exact extraction is desired. Even with minimal light aimed at the reflective end loops during nighttime recovery, the loops will reflect and shine making it easier to keep a visual on both connecting points during the recovery operation. Straps are available in 3-inch x 30-foot 30,000-pound, 2-inch x 30-foot 20,000-pound, and 3-inch x 15-foot 30,000-pound tree-saver versions. Information: Hi-Lift Jack Company, 800/233-2051, hi-lift.com

Steer Clear
BDS Suspension now offers Jeep JK Fox 2.0 high-mount single steering stabilizer kits for the ’07-current Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. The stabilizer is said to improve drivability by eliminating the frontend shimmy caused by oversized tires hitting imperfections on- and off-road. The Fox steering stabilizer is designed to bolt directly to any BDS 4-inch or higher lift that utilizes the BDS axle track bar relocation bracket. For Jeeps that don’t have a BDS track bar bracket installed, a high-mount bracket kit is available. This bracket relocates the stabilizer to the top of the tie rod. Information: BDS Suspension, 517/279-2135, bds-suspension.com

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