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Mud Market - January 2014

The Latest For Your Mud Truck

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2014 Ram Suspensions

BDS Suspension has full line of suspensions for the '14 Dodge Ram 1500 four-wheel-drive trucks. The systems are available in 4- and 6-inch lifts and also include a 6-inch performance kit. The 6-inch systems will clear up to 37-inch tires. All BDS kits are designed to improve performance and functionality without sacrificing drivability. The late-model BDS Ram kits are compliant with FMVSS No. 126 requirements (electronic stability control system). The 4- and 6-inch systems provide all the necessary parts for a quality lift. The 6-inch performance system includes proven Fox 2½-inch remote-reservoir coilovers. $2,067-$4,100

BDS Suspension

Odyssey Diesel Battery

Cranking over big diesel engines demands reliable starting power, especially in extreme temperatures. The Odyssey Extreme Series battery, with 99.99 percent pure lead plates, delivers reliable starts in temperatures from minus 40 to 176 degrees F. The sealed, nonspillable design offers extreme vibration resistance and up to three times the life of conventional batteries. $269-$348


Silverado and Sierra Backup Camera

Brandmotion now offers a backup camera rearview mirror system for the '14 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. The kit provides an enhanced rear view without the loss of factory features. The backup mirror replaces the factory OnStar-equipped mirror, retaining buttons and functionality while adding a 3½-inch TFT color monitor. The factory-style harness plugs directly into the existing connectors. The tailgate bezel and handle are replaced with an identical assembly, and it's embedded with a Panasonic camera that provides a wide-angle view from the rear. $699


Vision ATV/UTV Wheels

Vision's 550 ATV/UTV one-piece aluminum wheels combine form and function that adds strength through design and engineering. The matte black painted wheels feature 4-110 and 4-156 fitments and covered lug cap and are corrosion resistant. Front wheel sizes are 12x7 and 14x7 with 4-inch backspacing and a load rating of 900 pounds each. Rear wheel sizes are 12x8 and 14 x8 with 4-inch backspacing and a load rating of 1,300 pounds each. $101.95-$121.95

Vision wheel

Silverado Intake

This Stage 2 air intake system combines a 3½-inch diameter black powdercoated aluminum tube and a large 7½-inch air filter to increase the airflow to the engine. We are told that the system will give an '09-'13 GM Silverado/Sierra 1500 V8-5.3L a boost in horsepower and torque. The air intake is enclosed in a durable 18-gauge heat shield that uses the lower half of the factory air box and is easy to install. A five-layer progressive, oiled cotton gauze air filter provides maximum flow for increased horsepower and torque. $288.75

aFe Products

Tough 12-inch Impact Wrench

Check out the Chicago Pneumatics composite impact wrench. The Brute Force CP7748½-inch impact wrench features three power settings and has a breakaway torque of 1,200 lb-ft and a max torque of 922 lb-ft. The lightweight composite design is strong enough for professional heavy-duty use and the enthusiast mechanic. $269

Chicago Pneumatic

High-Quality Folding Knife

The Squail is a fullsize folder and has a blade length of 4 inches. The liner locking 440C stainless steel blade features a large opening and a fine matte finish, which matches the matte titanium bolsters. The linen Micarta handle provides a cool appearance but a superior grip in all conditions. The knife also has a removable pocket clip (tip-down). The blade length is 4 inches, the overall length is 9⅜ inches, and the knife weighs 6.6 ounces. $154.95

Boker USA Inc.

Custom Switch Panel

The custom switch panels from Wiring Products are made to order and generally have a 24- to 48-hour turnaround time depending on shipping locations. The panels can be built to any specifications including size, how many switches, kinds of switches, and how the switch labels read. The panels easily mount with four screws and are perfect for custom-built trucks, buggies, and other rigs. $99

Wiring Products Ltd.

New Can-Am Commander MAX

The 2014 Can-Am Commander MAX 1000 DPS joins its side-by-side family and features comfortable seating for four adults. The all-new MAX is powered by an 85hp Rotax 1000 V-twin engine and has a 29½-inch-longer wheelbase and the Dynamic Passenger Comfort system. The MAX is available in a DPS package and the popular XT package. The MAX also features Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering and Visco-Lok QE. $16,199-$17,799