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Parts Rack: Cool new products for your 4x4

Posted in Product Reviews on February 5, 2016
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Coil Lift
BDS Suspension now offers a full line of suspension systems for the 2014-2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 trucks. Kits are available in 2, 4-inch, and 6-inch lift heights to clear tires up to 35 inches in diameter. Optional Fox Factory Series 2 1/2-inch remote-reservoir coilovers and Fox 2-inch IFP shocks are available for the 4 and 6-inch-lift kits. As with all BDS lift kits, these come with the BDS Factory Protection Plus and an exclusive No Fine Print Warranty. The Fox Factory Series 2 1/2-inch remote-reservoir coilovers come pretuned with Eibach coil springs to speed up installation. Lift kits come with all necessary brackets and hardware. Fox adjustable DSC shocks are available for some lift applications so you can tune in the ride you want.
Info:
BDS Suspension
517/279-2135
bds-suspension.com

Ton Up
Zone Offroad now offers a 1 1/2-inch body lift for Ram heavy-duty trucks. The kit allows the fenders to clear larger tires without modifying the ride quality and suspension geometry. The new 1 1/2-inch body lift is designed to fit ’13-’15 Ram 3500 and ’14-’16 Ram 2500 trucks equipped with the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine. Each kit includes everything you need to properly lift your truck. The included front bumper brackets accept the factory tow hooks. Out back, the rear bumper is relocated with a four-bracket system, and the spare tire winch is repositioned for proper function.
Info:
Zone Offroad Products
888/998-9663 zoneoffroad.com

Shafter
Dynatrac introduces its JK44 Pro Axleshaft Kits for ’07-current Jeep Wrangler models. The kits are made in the U.S. and are said to significantly increase the strength of the factory Dana 44 axle assemblies. Each kit comes with everything you’ll need to replace and upgrade the factory axleshafts. The front axleshafts are made from high-strength 4340 chromoly and feature 30-splines and 1350 U-joints. The rear axleshafts are larger in diameter and feature 35 splines for increased strength. Each shaft is deep heat-treated and manufactured with rolled splines. The shafts come assembled and ready for installation. Stronger rear wheel studs, new billet ABS tone rings, and exclusive billet steel retainers with retainer studs that won’t spin or strip out are also included.
Info:
Dynatrac
714/596-4461
dynatrac.com

Blue Oval Stoppers
Looking to stop your ’10-’15 Ford F-150 6-lug truck more quickly? Wilwood Engineering now offers a new Ford F-150 Truck Brake Kit. The kit features huge 15.50-inch-diameter Spec37 alloy rotors and Wilwood’s TX6R six-piston calipers. Each kit is supplied with BP-20 composite-metallic SmartPads. All parts are fully compatible with the original equipment master cylinder and ABS controls. All necessary hardware, DOT-compliant stainless steel braided flexlines, and a detailed installation guide are included.
Info:
Wilwood Engineering
805/388-1188
wilwood.com

Big Wheel
LRG Rims has introduced the 112 Fade to the wheel lineup. The Fade comes in a 20-inch diameter and is available in 5, 6, and 8-lug bolt patterns to fit popular applications. The LRG Fade gives an updated nod to the classic six-spoke design in a satin-black finish with split spokes and milled accents. All LRG rims are said to be manufactured with state-of-the-art technology and deliver load ratings of up to 3,650 pounds per wheel. Every LRG wheel is backed by a two-year finish warranty and a fully transferable lifetime structural warranty.
Info:
Large Rim Group
855/577-5633
lrgrims.com

GM Upper
Performance Accessories now offers a level and lift kit for ’07 to ’15 2WD and 4WD Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickups. The kit provides up to 2 1/4 inches of lift without altering the factory suspension. Each kit includes laser-cut aluminum front strut spacers and steel lower bar pin shims that raise the vehicle and allow the shocks to operate within their full range of motion. In the rear, Performance Accessories includes a 1-inch cast-steel leaf-spring spacer to provide a level front-to-rear stance. The kit is said to install in as little as two hours and doesn’t require any cutting or modifying of the factory suspension system or the use of a coil spring compressor tool. Each kit is made in the USA and is said to provide clearance for up to 32-inch diameter tires with factory or aftermarket wheels.
Info:
Performance Accessories
928/636-7080
performanceaccessories.com

Bag It Up
Air Lift Company now has air spring kits available for a wide range of coil-sprung 4x4s. The new Air Lift 1000 Universal Air Spring kits are said to provide up to 1,000 pounds of load-leveling support and enhance towing safety and comfort by helping to eliminate squat, trailer sway, rough ride, and bottoming out for lighter-duty towing and hauling applications. Each air spring is constructed of molded polyurethane. They can be installed with common hand tools and no drilling in many applications. The kits come with everything needed for a full installation, including a detailed instruction manual. They are backed by a lifetime warranty and a 60-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.
Info:
Air Lift Company
800/248-0892
airliftcompany.com

Cool Aid
Is your 4x4 running hot? Royal Purple may have the quick solution you need with its reformulated Purple Ice cooling system optimizer and conditioner. The new formulation is said to reduce engine coolant temperatures by as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit and provide protection against build-up and corrosion in the cooling systems of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and powersports equipment. Purple Ice is a wetting agent that is said to reduce the surface tension of the coolant. This allows for a better interface between the engine’s coolant and hot metal components, which enables the coolant to better pull heat away from the engine. The new formulation is said to be 100 percent water soluble and compatible with all OEM and stock replacement coolants, including extended-life antifreezes. It can also be used with straight water for maximum cooling benefit.
Info:
Royal Purple
888/382-6300
royalpurpleconsumer.com

Hooning
Now you can run the same gauges as the tire-shredding head Hoonigan Ken Block. Auto Meter collaborated with Hoonigan Industries to create the Auto Meter X Hoonigan series of gauges. The offerings include standard 2-inch gauges and a 3 3/8-inch speedometer and tachometer, as well as a 5-inch in-dash speedometer. Additional products are in motion for 2016, including a tire-pressure gauge and a 5-inch dash-mount tachometer.
Info:
Auto Meter
866/248-6356
autometer.com

Diesel Oiler
Prolong Super Lubricants now offers a new premium diesel engine oil featuring the company's proprietary Anti-Friction Metal Treatment. This advanced technology is said to bond to metal surfaces and create a protective layer that reduces friction, provides excellent wear protection and increases fuel efficiency. Prolong's 15W-40 Diesel Motor Oil is designed to exceed API Service Classifications CJ-4/SN/SM. The new oil for diesel engines and commercial use is available in 1-quart and 1-gallon bottles, 5-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums.
Info:
Prolong Super Lubricants
800/540-5823
prolong.com

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