Cool New Products For Your 4x4

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JT Regear
Yukon Gear & Axle now offers replacement ring-and-pinion axle gears for the '20 Jeep Gladiator. Jeep Gladiator enthusiasts are now able to upgrade to Yukon gears with a choice of ratio options, including 3.45, 4.11, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38. In addition to Jeep JL, JK, and Gladiator front and rear ring-and-pinions, Yukon also offers a full range of upgrades, including chromoly axles, performance driveshafts, installation kits that include front or rear gears, Timken master overhaul kits, and differential covers said to take the beating that harsh off-road driving dishes out. Info: Yukon Gear & Axle, 888/905-5044, yukongear.com

Winter Rubber
Yokohama Tire introduces the iceGuard iG53 and iceGuard G075. Both are said to be premium winter tires that are ideal for icy conditions. They are also said to provide improved all-around performance, increased fuel efficiency, longer tread life, and a quiet ride. The new directional tread pattern is said to increase the contact area and maximize the edge effect on icy and snow-covered surfaces. The tread pattern features zigzag-shaped main and intermediate grooves, a wide center rib, micro diagonal grooves, and 3D triple sipes. The iceGuard iG53 is comes in 32 sizes with 14- to 18-inch wheel fitments, while the iceGuard G075 is available in 37 sizes in 16- to 20-inch wheel fitments. Info: Yokohama Tire, 800/722-9888, yokohamatire.com

Trail Repair Tape
If you're used to fixing something with almost nothing, then you've likely used duct tape to make a trail repair. If so, then you might need a roll or two of T-Rex Brute Force tape. Unlike traditional duct tapes, T-Rex Brute Force is built with Forge-Link Technology, an extreme tensile cloth. One loop of T-Rex Brute Force tape is said to hold more than 700 pounds of weight, making it the strongest duct tape on the market. The company has even towed an ATV out of the mud with T-Rex Brute Force tape. Info: T-Rex, trextape.com

Secure Tailgate Storage
Tuffy Security Products introduces a heavy-duty tailgate security lockbox to store gear in '07-'18 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models. It fits both hard and soft tops. The fold-down door, which supports up to 40 pounds, can be used as a work table. Two removable shelves are provided to organize smaller items. Each lockbox measures 6 inches deep by 33.6 inches wide by 14.5 inches high and attaches to the inside of the Jeep Wrangler tailgate. The lockbox is constructed of welded 16-gauge steel with a textured powdercoat finish and features a 10-tumbler double-bitted lock with built-in weather seals. A weather-resistant lid is said to incorporate a Pin-Lock hinging system for added security. No drilling is required for installation and all hardware is provided. Info: Tuffy Security Products, 800/348-8339, tuffyproducts.com

JT Tube Doors
Bestop now offers the classic HighRock 4x4 Element Doors to fit the Wrangler JL and the Gladiator JT. Classified as a high-strength tube door, they are said to provide unbeatable on-trail visibility and protection. The doors can be purchased in matte black two-door or four-door kits, and each comes equipped with automotive-type rotary paddle handles. The doors also boast fully welded construction with retention straps and mounting points for Bestop's HighRock 4x4 Mirrors for a bolt-on convenience. Info: Bestop, 800/845-3567, bestop.com

Air Case
If you're looking for sealed cargo cases, Pelican might have just what you need. The company now offers Air Travel 1535 and 1615 cases. The 1535 Carry-On Case is overhead-bin compliant. It features interior measurements of 20.4x11.2x7.2 inches and weighs in at 10.35 pounds. The larger 1615 meets the maximum airline dimension requirement for checked baggage without oversize charges. The 1615 interior measures 29.6x15.5x9.4 inches and weighs 16.66 pounds. The cases are made from HPX 2 resin and feature press-and-pull latches with integrated TSA-accepted key locks, a lid organizer, two individual packing cubes for maximizing space, a heavy-duty pull handle, stainless steel bearing wheels, a watertight O-ring gasket, and an automatic purge valve. They are available in four colors, including ox blood, indigo, charcoal and classic black. Info: Pelican, 800/473-5422, pelican.com

F-150 Fueling
Transfer Flow introduces a new 50-gallon high-capacity midship replacement fuel tank system for gasoline '17-'19 Ford F-150 crew cab pickups with 6.5-foot beds. Each fuel tank is manufactured from 12-gauge ReliaSteel, a high-yield U.S.-made aluminized steel. The fuel tank features a satin black powdercoat finish and internal baffling to prevent fuel sloshing. It fits in the same space as the stock fuel tank inside the framerails and above the differential for protection. All the necessary emissions equipment is included, but the tanks are not currently available in California. All Transfer Flow premier fuel tank systems ship complete with every component needed for installation, including straps and mounting hardware, and they're covered by a six-year unlimited mileage warranty. Info: Transfer Flow, 530/893-5209, transferflow.com

Six-Lugger
Icon Alloys now offers the Vector 6 wheels. Like all Icon Alloys wheels, the Vector 6 is said to be engineered to maximize brake caliper clearance and wheel position for unhindered suspension travel and steering function. The Vector 6 is available in three popular six-lug patterns in a 17x8.5-inch size. Several different backspacing measurements match the lug patterns for specific vehicle applications. Each wheel yields a 2,750-pound load rating. Vector 6 wheels are available in bronze, satin black, and titanium finishes. Info: Icon Alloys, 951/689-4266, iconalloys.com

Anti Vaporlock
Does your 4x4 have problems with rough idling or difficulty starting on hot days on the trail? Vaporlock caused by excessive engine and manifold heat could be the culprit, especially if there is a fuel line running next to a heat source or heater hose. DEI's Vapor Block fuel line sleeving is said to reflect heat away from fuel lines to prevent fuel from vaporizing in the lines. Vapor Block fuel line sleeving is designed with a split adhesive flap that allows for easy installation. There is no need to disconnect the fuel line, the Vapor Block sleeve can be wrapped around it. Each Vapor Block sleeve is made of glass fiber and polyester laminated to an aluminum outer layer. It offers thermal protection up to 302 degrees F continuous or 347 degrees F peak direct heat. The sleeves come in 36-inch lengths for 3/8-, 5/8-, and 1-inch diameters. Info: DEI, 800/264-9472, designengineering.com

Clean Glass
We all know that cleaning windows can be a tedious task. However, Meguiar's claims to now make the job of window cleaning a much easier and more pleasant experience with Perfect Clarity glass gleaner. The company claims it's a professional strength glass cleaner that delivers streak-free glass cleaning in an easy-to-use foaming aerosol. Perfect Clarity glass cleaner is said to spread and wipe off quickly with superior cleaning ability to tackle even the dirtiest glass, mirror, or window. It's also safe on tinted windows. Other advantages include anti-hazing properties for more clarity and specialized lubricants said to create a super-slick surface without leaving any residue behind. Perfect Clarity glass cleaner comes in a 19-ounce aerosol container. Info: Meguiar's, 800/347-5700, meguiars.com

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