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Parts Rack: Cool New Products For Your 4x4

Posted in Product Reviews on February 21, 2018
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Truck Top
Rampage Products introduces the new TrailView Tonneau Top for the ’07-’17 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It offers the look and function of a truck, without having to wait for the upcoming new Jeep pickup platform. The TrailView Tonneau Top is made of 30-ounce black diamond sailcloth and features a fold-back sunroof that can be opened from within the Jeep. The rear rain-tight curtain includes tinted side windows for better visibility. The rear window can be zipped open, delivering even more of the open-air experience. The tonneau cover zips into the rear curtain and can be easily removed. All three components can be used individually or in conjunction with each other. Each Rampage Products TrailView Tonneau Top comes with all necessary parts, hardware, and a 3-year warranty. Info: Rampage Products, 800/241-7219, rampageproducts.com

Tracks and Trails
Magellan has added two new products to its on- and off-road–specific GPS navigator lineup. The TR5 and TR7 are said to provide easy access to Magellan’s TRX software, map, trails, points of interest, and cloud-connected map website. The TR5 has a 5-inch HD touchscreen and the larger TR7 features a 7-inch HD touchscreen. The TR5 and TR7 are designed for enclosed 4x4s. A windshield-mounting suction cup is included. Each unit is ready to run right out of the box and comes preloaded with a U.S. and Canada base map with more than 115,000 OHV trails and 6.6 million points of interest. The TR5 and TR7 are standalone GPS units that do not require a data connection. They use the same software as the ruggedized water- and dust-resistant TRX7. Info: Magellan, 877/255-4161, magellangps.com

Rebound Wheel
ICON Alloys introduces the Rebound 17-inch wheel. It features sharp lines and a concave spoke design. Like all ICON Alloys wheels, the Rebound is said to have been engineered to maximize brake caliper clearance and optimize wheel position for unhindered suspension travel and steering function. The aluminum wheel features a 2,750-pound load rating, making it the strongest ICON Alloys wheel to date. The Rebound is available in satin black, bronze, and titanium finishes with color-matched rock ring bolts. Info: ICON Alloys, 951/689-4266, iconalloys.com

Bluetooth Switches
ARB now offers the LINX, a touchscreen Bluetooth interface that provides control of existing and new 4x4 accessories. LINX eliminates the need for numerous switches and centralizes the command of devices in one touchscreen display, effectively decluttering the dashboard of any 4x4. LINX is built on an expandable platform so it can continue to evolve as your on- and off-road driving habits and accessories change. The system can be used to control driving lights, ARB Air Lockers, dual batteries, air compressors, and more. LINX offers a single point of control via its Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen display, while the main control hub can be hidden out of sight. Each LINX comes with six pre-installed modules that include front and rear traction, compressor control, accessory switchboard, battery monitor, speedometer, and air suspension control. Info: ARB, 866/293-9078, arbusa.com

XJ Cooling
Mishimoto introduces the new bolt-in performance radiator for the ’89-’01 Jeep Cherokee XJ. The radiator features all-aluminum, TIG-welded construction. Coolant capacity is increased by 90 percent. The two-row core features 100 percent more fin surface area than the OEM unit, and the radiator tanks include provisions for early XJs with closed-coolant systems as well as later models with an open-coolant system. As with all Mishimoto performance parts, the Jeep Cherokee XJ radiator is covered under the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty. Info: Mishimoto, 877/GOMISHI, mishimoto.com

Air Power
Campbell Hausfeld now offers the new Get Stuff Done (GSD) series of air tools. They are said to be designed for ease of use without compromising comfort, output, performance, or durability. The composite housings of the GSD tools decrease overall weight to help reduce fatigue. The rubberized over-moldings on the tools are designed to reduce the effects of tool vibration and the soft-grip material is placed at common contact and grip points on the tools. The new GSD series of air tools includes a 1/2-inch impact wrench, a 3/8-inch impact wrench, an air hammer, a 3/8-inch reversible drill, a 3/8-inch reactionless ratchet, a 3-inch cut-off tool, a 6-inch orbital palm sander, an angle die grinder, and a straight die grinder. Info: Campbell Hausfeld, 800/543-6400, campbellhausfeld.com

Anywhere Chair
Tired of toting around clumsy camp chairs that take up too much space in the back of your 4x4? The CleverMade QuikFill AirChair outdoor recliner might be just what you need. The AirChair is said to inflate in seconds into a contoured recliner-style chair. It’s made of nylon ripstop fabric, features a mesh seat for breathability, and has a side pocket for storage. The AirChair can be quickly deflated and compactly stores away in the included cinch sack when not in use. Included stakes can be used to secure it to the ground in windy conditions. Info: CleverMade, 760/814-3577, clevermade.com

Penetrator
The B’laster Corporation now offers a full line of penetrating and lubricating greases. The penetrating grease is said to combine the original PB B’laster with a high-quality synthetic grease. All B’laster greases are designed to serve a wide variety of applications, especially in corrosive environments. The time-release formulation is said to allow the proprietary PB B’laster to wick its way into rusted or corroded areas over time, while the grease remains in place to provide lubrication and act as an anti-seize. The new greases include PB Penetrating Grease, Extra Tacky Red Grease, Pro-Grade Multi-Purpose Grease, Waterproof Marine Grease, and Maximum Heavy-Duty Grease. The PB Penetrating Grease is available as a cartridge, aerosol spray, brush top tub, and squeeze tube. The four traditional greases are all available as cartridges. Info: B'laster Corporation, 800/858-6605, blastercorp.com

Perfect Polish
Wizards Products introduces The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini, a 12mm throw dual-action orbital polisher. It’s designed for use with 3- and 4-inch–faced pads to reach tight areas and body lines where standard 6-inch pads won’t allow full access. The Big Throw Mini is said to be much faster than traditional smaller orbitals because of its larger 12mm orbit and safer to use than a rotary polisher that can burn the paint quickly if the user is not experienced. The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini can be used for removing swirls, buffer marks, and imperfections. Features include 12mm orbit, soft start/locking trigger, 2,500-5,500 OPM with constant speed control, speed dial with 1-6 adjustments, and a 16.5-foot rubber cord. Each Big Throw Mini is supplied with a 3-inch backing plate designed to operate with 3-inch or 4-inch faced pads. Info: Wizards Products, 800/356-7223, wizardsproducts.com

Water-Powered Flashlight
Dead flashlight batteries got you worn down? The HydraLight may be the answer to your dead flashlight battery problem. The HydraLight flashlight runs on water thanks to its fuel-cell technology. You simply dip the HydraLight fuel cell in water and it is said to power the light for 100 continuous hours. Each fuel cell can provide up to 300 total hours of light with multiple water dips and has a 25-year shelf life. The HydraLight features a rubberized armor coating and easily converts from a flashlight to a lantern for more dispersed lighting needs. Info: HydraLight, 844/734-3650, hydralight.com

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