Jeep JK New Products
Since I first heard about it a few years back, I have been wanting to attend the Overland Expo and see what it was all about. Certainly, as anyone who knows me knows, I love gadgets and innovative equipment that can help out on the trail and figured, if anyone would have it, they would.
In 2012, Chrysler decided to switch out the standard Group 34 battery they had been using since 2007 and replaced it with a Group 91. For the most part, this would be no big deal as they are pretty much the same thing but, there is one key difference that makes it difficult to use a Group 34 and, that is the terminals are on opposite sides. Because the power and ground leads are cut to such an exact length, you can't simply cross them over and call it a day. Of course, to complicate things even more, a Group 91 battery isn’t really a common size and certainly not one you can find easily in a deep cycle format or, at least not until now.
If there's one question I get asked all the time from new Jeepers it's, “what’s the first mod I should do to my Jeep?” And, my answer to them is always the same, “recovery gear”. Fact of the matter is, whether you’re new to the world of off-roading with a right off the show room floor stock Jeep, or a long time veteran with a highly modified built up trail rig, everyone gets into a jam sooner or later.
One of the major problems facing JKU owners is vehicle weight. These rigs get heavy fast. More and more owners are going to full floating axles to better support the weight of their rigs. At the same time, tire sizes are getting larger and, combined with a heavy vehicle weight, the rigs are moving beyond the durability of a HP 60 gear set. This is why the PR80 might be the right option for your JK.
One of the biggest highlights of the 2012 SEMA Show was to see the unveiling of eBay 1, the BUILT from eBay Team FOUR WHEELER Magazine, EVO built 1971 Jeepster!
We got a chance to catch up with Seth Green over at ARB and he gave a run down on some of the new products they were releasing at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After making its debut at the 2012 King of the Hammers Ultra 4 Race in Johnson Valley, CA, and after about a year of extensive testing by Off Road Evolution, Nitto Tire has decided to release the highly desired K-Spec Trail Grappler M/T in a DOT approved rubber compound.
For the 2012 SEMA Show, WARN released a brand new line of premium winches called the ZEON. Redesigned from the ground up, this new line of winches are come with a host of new features to go with their futuristic new look.
Designed with the same rugged construction as ODYSSEY® Extreme Series™ batteries, the new ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ batteries offer equivalent deep cycling capabilities, long service life and high reliability.
This is one press release from PSC that I've been waiting on for quite some time now. If you have a 2012 or newer and running 37's or bigger tires, you can now run one of their ram assist and run a pump to power it too.
The Jeep Wrangler JK stubby bar has been developed for the off-roader who is after a winch platform all while maintaining maximum clearance for larger diameter tires. Generally vehicles that run larger than 35 inch tires may rub the tire on the wings of a traditional style ARB Deluxe bar. The JK Stubby Bar eliminates this issue on the Jeep JK since the bar is only as wide as the vehicle's grille panel.
With a foundation in the first and most proven coilover systems for the Jeep JK, EVO MFG brings you its new LCG Bolt-On Coilover System. The EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit comes complete with all necessary parts to easily convert the JK from the limited coil and shock system to a far superior performing coilover system. With 12” of usable wheel travel, custom built brackets for the lowest center of gravity and EVO’s legendary SPEC valving and spring rates, the EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover system proves to set the bar, for ease of install, price and performance.
I know a lot of you have been waiting for this and, I'm happy to say that last night, we finally got a chance to do a side by side comparison test of the all NEW Truck-lite Complex Reflector Optics Design LED Headlights versus the original LED Headlights that they've had out for a while now. And, after doing the test, this is what I can tell you.
Pomona, CA – The new 3.6L Pentastar engine in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK is one of the most welcome changes to the popular JK since their introduction in 2007. However, the position of the new engine in the chassis creates some unique challenges when driveline angles are changed even slightly from stock, as with a lift kit. Only J.E. Reel offers durable must-have driveshaft solutions for lifted 2012 JKs.
TeraFlex Inc., manufacturer of TeraFlex suspensions, body protection equipment, low range gearing and HD axles, introduces the newest heavy duty component for the JK Wrangler.
Full-Traction Suspension introduces the newest in a series of superior engineered suspension systems for the new 2007-2012 Jeep JK Wrangler 2-Door/4-Door. The New SRS - Ultra Plus Silent Ride System.
Rough Country Suspension ® Products is proud to announce The JK Front Bumper with recessed winch plate and integrated fog light mounts.
Extreme, off-roading customers asked for a quality made bumper with more tire clearance and Bestop answered with new HighRock4×4 Narrow Front Bumper. This custom-built bumper features tapered ends to master extreme tire clearance and tackles any obstacle that a rock can through at it. Made from the same quality craftsmanship Bestop is known for, the new Narrow bumper features 3/16” laser cut stamped steel MIG-welded construction with E-coat plus wrinkle finish and powder-coat for superior protection and outstanding durability.
Full-Traction Suspension announces the release of its newest suspension innovation for the JEEP JK Wrangler - The new CRC Link™- (Constant Roll Center). It’s Full-Tractions off road adaptation for the JEEP JK of the thoroughly proven Watts Link Design. (Google it, it’s everywhere)
New for 2011, Mile Marker launches a new line of RECOVERY GEAR to prepare you for the inevitable when you venture off the beaten path. These integral kits feature premium components, and are housed in durable bags that were engineered to meet the demands of the extreme conditions that they will face. When it’s your vehicle and your safety in jeopardy, choose the gear that was designed to get you back on course the first time, yet durable enough to do the job for a lifetime.
NEW from Full-Traction Suspension is our Jeep Wrangler 2007 – 2011 JK Heavy Duty Track Bar Bracket & Cross Brace Solution. This Heavy Duty Bolt-On Track Bar bracket and cross brace kit adds a massive 3/16th CNC Laser Cut plate steel around the thin factory frame side track bar bracket. The cross brace adds a .120 wall DOM support for additional strength.
Full-Traction Suspension is happy to announce the introduction of their all NEW 2007–2011 Jeep JK Wrangler Radius Arm Rescue & Geometry Correction Kit. This kit is designed to take an existing front radius arm suspension system and converts it to being a high quality 4-link system.
Our Economy 3" Lift is the simple and inexpensive way to clear larger tires up to 35x12.50, increase ground clearance, and improve suspension articulation without major drivetrain modification.
JK 2/4-DOOR ENGINE SKIDPLATE The ultimate in JK engine protection is here! Our all new JK engine skid plate protects the engine and transmission from rocks and trail damage. Laser cut from 3/16″ plate steel and precision formed to mount in minutes with the included oil pan support brace. The skid and mount are finished in semi-gloss black powdercoat and ships complete with instructions and all necessary hardware. Will work in conjunction with our Transfer Case and Gas Tank skidplates for the ultimate in protection.
Rock Krawler Suspension is proud to release the DIY Reverse Triangulated 4 Link Assembly for Wrangler JK 2 Door Models.
The TeraFlex JK LCG PreRunner Suspension system combines all top-of-the-line components into a purpose-built speed system. The PreRunner system is designed to minimize unnecessary rotational mass, and maximize complete wheel travel.
For those of you running a 4" lift or greater and are looking to improve the handling of your Jeep JK Wrangler, EVO Manufacturing has just released an outstading steering correction kit that you'll definitely want to get. Below is the press release that I just got from them:
The PUREJEEP Evaporative Canister Relocation Skid is designed to move the plastic fuel evap system canister over the rear axle and out of harms way... The newest addition to the PJ skidplate line! This precision formed, 3/16" skidplate, protects the complete electronic engaging factory swaybar unit on the Jeep JK.
Our competition hates this system, but your Jeep JK Wrangler will love it. Our new 3"- 4"- 6" long arm systems are sold as a complete replacement suspension. Able to handle tires up to 37" tall, it utilizes a 4-link front axle mounting configuration for a true and correct caster curve, and improved anti-dive geometry throughout the entire range of linear wheel travel - just like the factory does it. Other systems using radius arms, medium length arms called "long arms" and the rest, can't match its performance.
Full-Traction Suspension introduces a new Heavy Duty replacement Transmission Mount Cross Member for the 2007-2010 Jeep JK Wrangler/Rubicon. This new bolt-in unit is designed for serious rock crawling abuse.
Many of you have been asking about Falken’s new AT. How good are they? How strong are their sidewalls? How do they rate in sand, dirt, gravel, rocks, mud, and on the highway? After abusing this tire for over 1000 off-road miles at the Jk-Experience last week, here’s what I can show and tell from my first hand experience.
After 1 year of testing in all kinds of on and off road conditions, Full-Traction Suspension introduces the newest in a series of superior engineered suspension systems for the 2007-2010 Jeep JK Wrangler. The Zero Maintenance - Silent Ride System (SRS).
Bestop announces the release of the brand new PowerBoard for the 2007-2010 JK Unlimited (Part Number - 75122-15). This electrically powered running board extends down automatically when a door opens and retracts up when the door closes. This works for both front and rear doors. Get a boost without all the bother of a low hanging step!
Rough Country Suspension Systems announces release of the new 1 ¼” Jeep JK Body Lift Kit for manual transmission models. This Body Lift provides a full 1.25" of additional tire clearance, as opposed to the standard 1" provided by most other manufacturers. The 1.25" fiberglass reinforced nylon spacers nest with the factory body mounts keeping the body properly aligned with the frame. This design not only provides lift but also retains the noise and vibration canceling characteristics of the factory mounts while offering a tough enough build to withstand the elements and hazards on the trail.
Rough Country Suspension Systems announces the addition of a highly versatile suspension lift kit for Jeep JK. The 3.5” Series II Lift Kit is focused around drastically improving off-road performance without compromising highway ride quality. Engineered by Rough Country’s Research and Development department, the 3.5” JK lift kit has been designed to mirror or exceed the quality of OEM equipment where possible while providing extra clearance and reinforced suspension components for off-road applications.
Did you like the look of the Lower Forty Jeep Concept, where Jeep reduced body roll by raising the fender for greater tire clearance? The new All Terrain Flat Fender Flares from Rugged Ridge allow to run larger tires without lifting the vehicle or cutting the body, so you can add a bigger tire option for that true off-road look.
Rock Krawler Suspension is proud to release our JK PRO Suspension System Line of Products. Unlike our standard system components that are made of solid alloy steel, the PRO components are made from ultra light weight, ultra strong 7075 Aluminum. These systems are designed for the guy who demands the very best! Who wants a nice, nimble JK, but still wants his/her jk to perform off-road like a hero!
The TeraFlex 3rd Seat Bracket Kit is an innovative seat bracket kit that allows JK Unlimited owners the ability to add a 3rd row seat for additional seating. This innovative seat bracket kit allows the use of a JK 2 door rear bench seat, and retains the ability to keep the fold-and-tumble functionality. The seat can also be mounted in standard front-facing or rear-facing.
To meet the demand of off-roaders looking to strengthen their current axles without going to the expense and weight penalties of a larger axle assembly, ARB has just released the latest model in their Performance Air Locker Series. Designed for the new 2007 and newer Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon Dana 44 housings, this new performance ARB Air Locker allows users to gain the axle strength they need from larger aftermarket 35 spline shafts and still retain their smaller, lighter Dana 44 assemblies.
Full-Traction Suspension introduces the newest in a series of superior engineered suspension systems for the new 2007-2010 Jeep JK Wrangler. Combining all the necessary components together in a 100% bolt-on package, this system will allow use of 35"* tires with ease, give superior flexibility, improved ride quality, and most innovative, NO LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE!
At ARB’s request, IPF Performance Lighting developed the a replacement headlamp kit to improve the lighting performance and beam pattern over the original equipment head lights for the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-2010).
Full-Traction now offers a replacement 19mm rear sway bar for use on Jeep JK models that are equipped with a lift kit or used while heavily loaded. The new bar is a bolt-in replacement for the stock bar.
This high security 16 gauge steel security drawer mounts under the drivers side seat in a Jeep JK. The formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 324 cubic inches of lockable storage. It’s secured contents are easily accessed by maneuvering the drawer open and closed on the smooth ball bearing slides using the convenient pull lever.
When off-roading is more than just a hobby but rather, your job and the smoothest ride possible is a must, the all new Off Road Evolution EVO Enforcer Suspension System is exactly what you'll want for your Jeep JK Wrangler.
Do you want the aggressive look and functionality of a stubby bumper without the extreme cost of a full aftermarket replacement? If so, Rough Country has a new innovative solution that allows you to shorten your existing OEM bumper at a fraction of the cost. This DIY kit includes two UV resistant bumper caps, hardware and easy to follow instructions.
The NEW Locking Under Seat Storage Box for the JK. The Storage Box securely locks up valuables , and mounts out of sight conveniently beneath the driver's seat. This is a MUST HAVE product for any JK owner
The new HANSON Euro Spec Bumper offers sleek, full-width protection for the front of your 2007-2010 JK. It incorporates the HANSON classic drop-center style winch seat and incorporates a wing design that matches the factory flare and provides maximum aero-slick tendencies.
Mountain Off Road is now manufacturing our JK Hard Top Freedom Top Storage Rack for the 2007 and newer Jeep JK Wrangler 4door. Keep your Freedom tops looking new and scratch free even while off roading with this foam lined storage box that secures your tops behind the rear seat. Store the tops upright and have the floor of your jeep to keep other items or lay the Freedom Top Rack down and strap your cooler or what ever else down using the series of holes to bungee your items secure. Fits 4 door JK’s only and is powder coated black for a durable finish.
Bestop, adds JK Replacement Mirrors to its line up of HighRock 4x4 Replacement Mirrors. Made of shatter-proof and UV-resistant heavy duty plastic or cast aluminum (for Part number 51262-00 or 01) and sold in pairs, the mirrors replace worn or missing mirrors with OEM styling and features. The JK part numbers now join CJ, YJ and TJ models for further customization of your Jeep at a better price.
ARB USA now offers a Safari Snorkel System for the popular Jeep Wrangler JK. This new accessory serves two primary functions that JK owners will appreciate when taking their vehicle off-road. First, and most obvious, the Safari Snorkel relocates the factory air intake position approximately 28" higher to prevent water ingestion when negotiating stream crossings. Even in relatively shallow water, the nose of the vehicle can easily become submerged as the front wheels drop into a stream or water hole and the rear wheels still on high ground.
Let's face it, when it comes to hard core front bumpers, there really isn't a whole lot that you really need other than tow points and a winch plate. For good measure, something that'll protect your winch and allow you to mount a couple of auxillary lights would be nice as well but aside from that, anything more is pretty much unnecessary.
Here's a question that I hear all the time , "where can I install my Auxiliary Lights and Hi Lift Jack?" Well, Olympic 4x4 Products has the answer for you with their all new Jacklite Brackets.
Fits: 2007 and newer Jeep Wrangler JK’s. A necessity for every four wheeler who wishes to take their Jeep off road as inevitable you will need the assistance of a Snatch’em strap, Hi Lift Jack or a Winch.
Fire extinguishers are valuable off-road and most off-road parks and recreation areas require that you have one. However, it’s a good idea to have one even when not required, because a fire can start for many different reasons.
High clearance, military inspired and made to be ultra high strength, the all new Off Road Evolution 1/4 Pounder Heavy Duty Front Bumper is everything your Jeep JK Wrangler needs and nothing more.
TeraFlex SpeedBumps are an innovative composite bumpstop system designed for high-speed, high-performance JK Wrangler applications.
Installing a pair of off road driving lights is one of the best ways to improve your ability to see more of what’s in front of you while wheeling at night. Unfortunately, where to install these lights can be somewhat of a challenge and that’s why Olympic 4×4 Products has just released their all new 802 Light Mounting Brackets.
Off Road Evolution is proud to announce a new addition to our growing product line... The SBS (Should of Bought a Sixty) Shifter/Plug!
Mountain Off Road is now manufacturing and stocking fenders for the 2007 and newer Jeep JK Wrangler.
Off Road Evolution is proud to announce that they are now offering proprietary custom valved coilover shocks made specifically for the Jeep JK Wrangler and manufactured by King. These new shocks are available in 8″, 10″, 12″, and 14″ travel lengths with 2.0″ and 2.5″ diameter King Remote Reservoir Coilovers. Retail price for these coilover shocks will be $585 each.
Mile Marker unleashes their best performing, most innovative winches to date: the V-10 and V-12 electric winches. Featuring ground-breaking Solid-State controls (NO SOLENOIDS!), Variable Speed Line Control, IP67 Waterproof Sealing, and blazing line speeds, this winch line will prove to be the ultimate recovery tool on the market. A durable, dual-compound black polyurethane coating and stainless steel hardware put the finishing touches on these 10,000 (V-10) and 12,000 (V-12) pound winches that are built to handle anything you can throw at them. If you are looking for the winch with uncompromised construction, awesome looks, and unmatched performance, look no further.
If you've got a lifted Jeep JK Wrangler with a set of adjustable lower control arms, you know how hard it can be to keep the jam nuts to stay on tight and in place. Thanks to its size, finding a wrench large enough to fit around them can be difficult and with things like your control arms mounts in the way, this can be almost impossible to do especially when you're on you're on the ground and on your back and with very little room to work with. Fortunately for us, Off Road Evolution has just released an incredible patent pending solution to this annoying problem and it is the all new EVO LINX Lock.
This security deck enclosure creates a large and lockable storage area completely protected on all sides. It works in conjunction with the vehicle rear door and lock.
With summer around the corner, everyone is going to want to take their top and doors off of their Jeep and with that comes the question that all Jeepers have and that's, what do I do about my mirrors. In addition to being extremely helpful, having a good mirror bracket solutions is necessary for Jeep JK Wrangler owners who want to operate their vehicles without doors and still remain legal. Fortunately for us, Die-Tech Off-road has just release an evolutionary set of Jeep JK Wrangler doorless mirror brackets that really are a first of its kind
As many Jeep JK Wrangler owners have found, the EVAP or evaporator canister is yet another vulnerable part under your rig that really could use some protection. Countless people have crushed or torn off this small plastic box while simply doing moderate or even sometimes light off-roading and unfortuantely, it is a critical component of your Jeep's emissions system.
Off Road Evolution is proud to announce the 44 Magnum. This product is designed to increase JK axle housing strength by 30% while incorporating dual seals to prevent debris from entering the axle tubes. Combining these two tried and true technologies will not only increase the strength of your axle housing, but will also help to prevent premature falure of the costly to replace inner axle seals.
The Mountain Off-Road Enterprises (M.O.R.E.) Dual Battery Tray for ’07 and newer Jeep JK Wrangler. Do you need more power since you have added a winch, lighting and other electrical demanding accessories? Never worry about a dead battery out on the trail with our new Dual Battery tray which will accommodate 2 Optima series 34 and 34/78 or the OEM batteries side by side in the stock location. This easy 'Bolt-In' kit bolts directly into existing holes (No Drilling Required), comes powder coated black and retains OEM air filter box. This kit does not include wiring or batteries.
Until recently, correcting rear spring mount alignment on vehicles equipped with a CV driveshaft has been a difficult challenge for JK owners. Fortunately, JKS Manufacturing now offers a solution to this problem that is both simple and affordable. Adjustable Spring Mounts install directly in place of the factory lower coil mounts on the rear axle housing. The folded, heavy-gauge steel brackets form extremely strong mounting pads that are easily adjusted to match the angle of the upper spring mounts. As a result, the coil springs are able to function as originally intended and interference with the rear track bar is eliminated.
If you’re looking for a economical way to raise your Jeep JK Wrangler so that you can run 35″ tires, a Performance Accessories 4″ Premium Lift System is what you’ll want. Designed for 2-door and 4-door JK’s with an automatic transmission, this easy to install body lift kit comes with everything you need to give you the clearance you need and without having to do any alterations to your factory suspension system.
For those of you who saw the awesome Crocker Off Road Performance Dual Gauge Pods on their Orange Crush JK at SEAM 2008 and were dying to get your hands on one, I think you'll be happy to know that they are NOW AVAILABLE!! These hand laid carbon fiber Dual Gauge Pods are designed to be installed with ease and snap into the existing windsheild pillar using the stock clips - no drilling or tape is required. Gauge Pods fit all 2" gauges, are in stock now and ready to ship for only $199.00 plus shipping.
The TeraFlex CRD60R is the original & industry leading aftermarket high pinion Dana 60 axle. TeraFlex expands their axle line with a JK specific rear axle to answer the needs of a heavy duty rear axle application. The JK rear CRD60R will retain the use of the factory ABS and ESP sensors to maintain factory computer communication, and drivability.
Tuffy Security has a long history of developing products that do an excellent job of organizing the gear you carry in your Jeep and do it in a way that provides serious protection of them as well.
Inspired by the challenge, JKS Manufacturing has just released a complete set of variable-length upper and lower control arms for Wrangler JK models. Considered the performance benchmark by Jeep owners around the world, JKS Adjustable Control Arms are well known for utilizing the finest materials and most reliable designs. While other control arms begin to wear out within months of being installed, JKS arms often outlast the vehicle.
For those of you looking for a new hawse fairlead for your synthetic winch line and would like to have one that'll add a little style to your Jeep, you'll be glad to know that Off Road Evolution now has what you want. Made out of billet 6061 aluminum, the new Off Road Evolution Hawse Fairleads are CAD drawn, CNC machined, hand polished to a mirror like finish, come with stainless steel hardware, are made here in the U.S.A. and are available for only $109.95.
The all new Tuffy Jeep JK Wrangler Multi Point Tie Down Rails and Modular Gear Anchors are made out of 11 gauge (1/8”) thick steel and are designed to mount on top of most Tuffy drawers or any solid mounting surface.
JKS Manufacturing has just released a highly effective and economical solution to a problem that has plagued many owners of the current Jeep Wrangler. The problem involves the factory track bar mount on the rear axle housing. Vehicle owners and industry specialists have reported an alarming number of rear track bar failures due to insufficient bracing of the factory mount. Most failures occur after the vehicle has been lifted, especially when aftermarket extension brackets are involved. However, some have even experienced failure on stock applications.
Having completed almost a year of extensive testing and without any glitches or failures to speak of, TeraFlex is finally releasing it's long awaited Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon 241OR - 2WD Low Range Conversion Kit. With this kit, you will now have the option to take advantage of your Jeep's 4:1 transfer case low range and allow you to maintain the use of your rear locker but without needing to have your front end engaged as well. Of course, by doing this you will effectively free up any 4WD related steering bind and this will help make negotiating tight sections of trail a lot easier.
Of all the non-performance enhancing off road accessories I have seen come out for the Jeep JK Wrangler, I’d have to say that the all new Off Road Evolution EVO 1017: EVO Trail Table is by far one of the most useful and coolest. Certainly, I think it’s definitely something that everyone could use.
For a limited time only, Mastercraft Seats will be offering a FREE Canvas Tool Bag (a $29.95 value) when you purchase a set of Mastercraft Baja RS Seats. This offer is valid from July 24th - August 15th and is only available at Off Road Evolution and Northridge4x4. To take advantage of this member special, simply call either one of these vendors, place your order and tell them you want the "Project-JK.com Offer!"
Don’t think this can happen to you? Think again! With the installation of a lift kit, big oversized tires and a dropped pitman arm, more side loading will be placed on the sector shaft of your steering box (which in factory configuration is a single shear mount) and more and more people that I know are starting to damage or break theirs. As a matter of fact, I have broken my sector shaft as well and when yours breaks - you’re walking!!
Performance Accessories’ 1-inch body lift helps maintain your JK’s proper ground clearance while allowing you to enjoy the factory ride on the trail. On the highway, the body lift doesn’t affect the vehicle’s suspension geometry and maintains a smooth ride.
This 16 gauge steel full console provides over twice as much secure storage than the factory console. A special bracket is included for mounting a stereo, CB or other electronic equipment inside the lockable console with a hole for the CB Mic.
Now available for the 2007-Up Jeep JK Wrangler, the all new Off Road Evolution EVO Coil Over is the premium long travel front coil over system that serious Jeepers have been waiting for.
For those of you looking to upgrade your Jeep JK Wrangler’s stock front track bar with an adjustable one, TeraFlex has just released one that I think you’ll want to give a look. Without a doubt, this new massive heavy duty forged adjustable track bar is designed to be the ultimate in front end strength, will eliminate any front end shimmy or handling issues and is designed to cycle through the full movement of suspension travel without interfering with other components (Please note that it is recommended that this track bar be used on a JK with 4” of lift, as it may cause some interference on a stock to a 3″ lifted JK) .
To meet the demad of off-roaders looking to strengthen their current axles without going to the expense and weight penalties of a larger axle assembly, ARB has just released the latest model in their Performance Air Locker Series. Designed for the new 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK rear Dana 44, this new performance ARB Air Locker allows users to gain the axle strenght they need from larger aftermarket 35 spline shafts and still retain their smaller, ligher Dana 44 assemblies.
Los Angeles, CA - Drivetrain component manufacturer Superior Axle and Gear LLC. announced today that Mac McMillan was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing.
If you've already got a built up Jeep JK Wrangler and are looking for a way to kick it up a notch, Off Road Evolution has just finished the development of the all new EVO-LEVER Long Travel Bolt-On Coilover System and it will do just that and more.
Making it's official debut at Off-Road Expo 2007, the new Expedition One Trail Series Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumper and Smooth Motion STC System is without a doubt one of the most unique and well designed bumper and spare tire carrier setups on the market today.
In an effort to make their well received and very popular Jeep JK Wrangler BASIC and BASIC DX bumper line even better, Expedition One has just announced that they will now offer modular Side Wings that are easy to install and will allow you to retain your factory fog lights!
As I had mentioned in a press release I published earlier in the year, LoD has been working hard to develop an affordable solution for all the people out there looking for a stylish new aftermarket front and rear bumper for their Jeep JK Wrangler. And, the solution they came up with is what we now know as the LoD Signature Series JK Bumper line.
I just got word that Full Traction Suspension will finally be releasing their long awaited Jeep JK Wrangler 4" Premium Lift System and 4" Ultimate Lift System as well as the seriously badass long arm suspension system we all saw on the Off Road Evolution JK at SEMA 2007. Below are the official press releases for all three products:
If there's one thing I've been hearing a lot of Jeep JK Wrangler owners wanting, it would have to be a programmer that would allow them to optimize the performance of their 3.8L V6 engine and if at all possible, a way to calibrate their speedometer/odometer to match a set of bigger tires that they've just installed as well. And, thanks to Hypertech, we now have that and more with the release of their MAX Energy Power Programmer specifically made for the Jeep JK Wrangler.
For those of you who have been waiting patiently for LoD to release their new Jeep JK Wrangler Front Bumper Winch Hoop, I am happy to report that it’s finally here and available for purchase. Available for only $59 + $19 for shipping and handling, this bumper winch hoop is very easy to install and only requires minor drilling in order to bolt it onto your bumper. Due to high demand, please expect a 1-2 weeks to have this hoop delivered to your door.
Just as was promised back in November at the 2007 SEMA Show, SOLID Axle Industries has just released their all new SpynTec Conversion Kit and it is now available for sale. The official press release for this awesome new front hub conversion can be seen below and after having the opportunity to check it out for myself, I can tell you that this is going to be a must have upgrade for JK owner I know
I've just gotten word from LoD that they've just completed the preliminary design of their new Jeep JK Wrangler Shorty Front Bumper and a spy shot of it can be seen by clicking on the image to the left. This bumper was developed in an effort to provide an answer to the all the people looking for an affordable true shorty front bumper that can accomodate Jeep JK Wrangler factory fog lights, a WARN Power Plant winch and comes with an optional hoop.
From now until January 15th, Project-JK.com members can now save 20% off the retail price of SeatGlover Seat Covers and receive a FREE bottle of 303 UV Protectant!!
For those of you who already have an awesome ShrockWorks Stubby or Mid-Width front bumper and have been patiently waiting for them to come out with a matching rear bumper tire carrier for your Jeep JK Wrangler, have I got a press release for you...
Durango 4x4 is by far one the leading manufacturers of Jeep bumpers and accessories the Southwest Colorado area and are known for their legendary high standards and quality built products. And, with the introduction of the all new Jeep JK Wrangler, Durango 4x4 has stepped up to the plate once again to deliver the goods with the introduction of their new Grizzly Rear Bumper System and their new Grizzly Stubby Front Bumper.
Alloy USA’s newest accessory now includes their line of Heavy-Duty Stamped Steel Differential Covers. Crafted from 1018 steel, these differential covers are designed to handle the punishment that drivers are dishing out on their vehicles.
For all you guys out there with built up Jeep JK Wranglers sitting on a set of big ass tires, have I got news for you. As you can see in the press release below, Superior Axle & Gear has just announced that they now have front and rear chrome-moly axle shafts available for both Rubicon and non-Rubicon model JK's and they are ready to ship!!
Full-Traction 4"- 6" JK Long Arm Suspension Systems Our competition is not ready for this system, but your Jeep JK Wrangler is. Our new 4"- 6” long arm systems are a complete replacement suspension. Able to handle tires up to 37" tall, it utilizes a 4-link front axle mounting configuration for a true and correct caster curve, and improved anti-dive geometry throughout the entire range of linear wheel travel - just like the factory does it. Other systems using radius arms, medium length arms called "long arms" and the rest, can't match it's performance.
For those of you looking to keep your Jeep JK Wrangler relatively stock and have no plans of installing tires larger than 33" but would still like to regain some of the power you'll loose from them, Superior Axle & Gear has got the answer for you. Last week, I got to watch the very first set of Superior Axle 4.56 gears getting installed into Brett Woods' (aka - Woods) 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and after giving them a thorough break in, here's what he had to say about them...
Of all the bumper manufacturers out there, Expedition One was definitely one of the first to put out some exciting computer generated designs for the all new Jeep JK Wrangler and since that time, I know there have been many of you who have been waiting patiently for this very bumper to be released. Well, I can tell you with all certainty that your wait is finally over and I think you're going to be extremely happy with the final product.
I know it's been a long time coming for all you Expedition One fans out there but after reading through this press release, I think you'll agree that the wait was totally worth it. Over the next few weeks, Expedition One will be releasing a series of new bumpers and accessories for the new Jeep JK Wrangler, the first of which includes a line of products that focuses on what Jeepers really need and nothing more.... the Basics.
If there's been one mod for my Jeep JK Wrangler that I've just been dying to get my hands on, it would have to be a really nice set of steel tube fenders. Unfortunately, that day isn't here just yet but after a long conversation that I had with PUREJEEP today, I can tell you that a production set has been completed and is currently installed on the Off Road Evolution JK.
Looking for a way to carry an over-sized spare tire on your Jeep JK Wrangler but without having to break the bank by purchasing an expensive new rear bumper tire carrier system? Well then, the Expedition One Spare Tire Lift Bracket is the perfect solution for you.
There really is no better way to protect your seats from the elements when riding topless or from wear, tear, dirt and damage from general use, than to cover them with a high quality seat cover. And, with the new release of Seat Glovers' awesome new seat covers for the Jeep JK Wrangler and Unlimited, you can do just that!
I know there are a ton of you who have been waiting for this news for some time now and so I'm happy to announce that the long awaited ShrockWorks Jeep JK Wrangler Mid-Width Front Bumper is finally here!! And, although the photos you see here are just the very first bare steel prototype pics, I'm told that the design as you see it is ready to go into production now.
From the company that has made protecting the valuable contents inside your Jeep a virtual work of art, here's an official press release for two of Tuffy's newest security products that I think just about every Jeeper will want for their new Jeep JK Wrangler.
Building off of years of experience making some of the best bumpers, rocker guards and sport cages the aftermarket industry has to offer, Rock Hard 4x4 Parts has just completed the design of their production model Rear Bumper Tire Carrier for the all new Jeep JK Wrangler and let me just say, this thing really is rock hard tough!
Based on all the views and replys there have been over on JK-Forum.com regarding the all new Shrockworks Jeep JK Wrangler Bumper & Rock Rails, I know there's going to be a whole lot of you who are going to be real excited about the news I have for you.
For those of you who have been around the world of Jeeps or off-roading in general, you’re more than likely to know who Shrockworks is and all the great bumpers and rocker guards they have been making for years now.
According to Rev111, they have already designed, developed and built a set of front and rear tubular steel fenders (also known as their MetalCloak Body Armor) that come complete with removable flares.
As of today, PUREJEEP has announce that a very large batch of their affordable and very functional PJ1000 Stubby Crawler Front Bumper has been completed, boxed up and is now shipping.
Hey everybody , I just got word from LoD that their first batch of Jeep JK Wrangler Xtreme Duty Front and Rear Bumper Tire Carriers are being finished up now, are scheduled to go on sale this Friday and should be shipping out by the end of next week!!
Thanks to a little insider help, I just got my hands on a complete PDF version of the official 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Accessories Guide. Of course, inside this nifty little brochure (with text in both English and French), you will find photos and brief bits of information regarding all the new Jeep JK Wrangler accessories that you can get directly from your dealership including, the MOPAR front and rear rock bumpers, spare tire carrier, tube bumpers, skid plates, WARN winch option, flat tow bar, spare tire ski and bike rack mounts, alloy wheels and seat covers.
LoD Off-Road Equipment has just announced that they will be selling their brand new Jeep JK Wrangler Xtreme Duty Rear Bumper Tire Carrier that comes complete with high quality 3/16″ laser cut steel plate construction, two D-Ring mounts, integrated 2" hitch receiver, built in tool box, Hi-Lift Jack mount and durable powder coat finish all for the incredible low price of $679!!
When it comes to mods that'll give you the biggest bang for your buck, few are more useful, affordable and easier to install than a 1" body lift. Now, unlike a "suspension" lift which uses taller coils or coil spacers to phyiscally raise your entire Jeep up off the ground, a body lift will only raise the tub portion of your Jeep up off its frame rails most typically by stacking a series of 1" tall pucks on top of your existing factory body mounts. Make no mistake, a body lift is by no means an alternative to a suspension lift but it definitely is a great compliment to one.
Superior Axle & Gear, the leader in axle and drivetrain development, announces its newest line of ring and pinion gears for the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK.
For those of you who have been waiting patiently to buy a new LoD front and rear bumper for your Jeep JK Wrangler, I just got word that all the modifications they've been working on have been completed, jigs are now being built for mass production and that they still expect to have both available for sale and shipping by mid to late January.
The TeraFlex Dual Rate S/T (Street & Trail) Sway Bar system is one of the most advanced disconnect systems available, with its easy engagement knob you can go from street to trail in seconds – literally!
Included in Bestop's line-up were the kind things I had expected to see like your standard Bikini Top, Windjammer and Duster Cover, but much to my surprise, they also had things like their new electric AMP Research Power Steps, very cool Element Door System, front and rear Highrock 4x4 bumpers, a sweet 2-piece hard top, overhead console and a well needed trunk on display as well. Basically, everything a Jeeper could want and/or would need for their brand new Jeep JK Wrangler.
One of the things we all love about owning a Jeep is the freedom that we have being able to drive it topless and doorless. Needless to say, one of the things that thieves love about Jeeps is the fact that the people who drive them often do so topless and doorless. Well, fortunately for us, Tuffy Security Products has been providing Jeep owners with lockable high quality and extremely durable steel center consoles, overhead consoles, console inserts, trunks, drawers and more for years. And, now that the new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler has been released, Tuffy is once again stepping up to the plate and making the kind of products we need to keep our valuables safe.
If you've got a lifted Jeep JK Wrangler and are the kind of guy that loves to drive hard and fast over rough terrain, you're going to want Off Road Evolution's new Fox 2" Air Bump Stop System.
With a Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited sitting on top of 6" Long Arm Suspension System and 39.5" tires, TeraFlex clearly had the biggest JK on display at SEMA 2006. But, in addition to this monstrous lift, TeraFlex also had four other suspension systems available for the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler including a 2.5" Performance Boost, a 3" Suspension Kit and two variations of 4" Suspension Kits.
For SEMA 2006, Full Traction had a total of five different lift kits available for the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler including a 2" ECONO Lift, 3" Economy Suspension System, 3" PREMIUM Suspension System, 3" ULTIMATE Suspension System and a 4" ULTIMATE Suspension System. And, with a total of seven Jeep JK Wranglers sitting on top of one of these suspension systems, Full Traction was able to grab the title for having the most products on display at the show.
Even though Rancho only had one Jeep JK Wrangler on display at SEMA 2006, it was without question the one Jeep JK Wrangler that everyone was talking about.
Seeing Donahoe Racing at SEMA 2006 wasn't so much of a surprise but seeing them there with a 5" lifted Stone White Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited definitely was. Make no mistake, Donahoe Racing is no rookie when it comes to developing high end off-road suspension products, but this JK was most certainly the first time that they've made a stab at the Jeep industry in quite some time. However, after looking at what they came up with, you'd never know it.
Constructed from thick-wall round steel tube, 3/16” steel plate, and covered in a textured black powder-coated finish, the WARN® Rock Sliders let buyers take their JK on the most challenging trails without fear of ruining the body. Installation is easy, and all of the necessary hardware is included, allowing buyers to spend more time driving their Wrangler and less time installing parts on it.
I just got word from Superior Axle & Gear that they've just completed development of their new Jeep JK Wrangler X and Sahara model Dana 44 Rear Chromoly Axle Shafts. Made from SAE4340, these new axle shafts are induction hardened, have rotoflow spline rolling and are CNC turned for a superior finish.
Over the past four years, LoD has been making a name for themselves by manufacturing the highest quality Jeep front bumpers, rear bumper tire carriers and rocker guards and all for a price that every Jeeper could afford. Of course, now that Jeep has just release their newly redesigned 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler, you can be sure that LoD is already hard at work developing completely new front and rear bumpers for it.
Made out of 3/16" thick steel plate, the new PUREJEEP Crawler Rocker Guards are designed, laser cut and precision formed to fit perfectly on the curved body of the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler and protect its rockers from the punishment you'll be thowing its way on the trail. The PUREJEEP Crawler Rocker Guards will be available for 2-Door Jeep JK Wranglers this November, 2006 and the 4-Door Unlimited version should be following soon after.
Are ya looking to customize your new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler with some stylish looking accents? If so, you're gonna want a set of Off Road Evolution custom door handles and hinges.
With just a couple of weeks left until SEMA, you would think that most manufacturers would be a little more tight-lipped about the new products they have developed and are planning to release for the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler. But, I'm sure you'd be happy to to know that they are doing anything but that. In fact, I just got word from Skyjacker that they'll be releasing two new suspension lifts and a set of front poly spacers for sale today.
If you thought Daystar was just another company with a nice body lift to look at or a good set of shackles you could grease, think again! Under the banner of 'Four Real Steel', Daystar has in fact been involved in the development and production of numerous Jeep parts and accessories over the past few years.
If you're planning to lift your Jeep at all, I would highly recommended that you budget in the cost of new front and rear drive lines. And, to date, the only company that I am aware of that manufactuers and sells aftermarket drive lines for the Jeep JK Wrangler is J.E.Reel Drive Lines.
For over 58 years, WARN Industries has been a premier leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality aftermarket parts and accessories for Jeeps. And, with the introduction of the redesigned 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler, WARN is once again delivering the goods by releasing their new Rock Crawler front and rear bumpers.
If you're one of the many people who just love the new PUREJEEP Crawler front and rear bumpers but think they're going to be out of the reach of your wallet, think again!
So here's the dilema. You've just bought a brand new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler and now you're wanting to install a set of bigger tires on it. Only problem is, the factory wheels that come on the JK Wranglers have 6.25" of back spacing and depending on how wide the tires you want to install are, you'll most likely have some rubbing problems at a full turn up front and a good chance that you'll get some rubbing of the side walls on the rear sway bar as well.
A 3" bolt-on lift system that clears 35" tall tires? This is it! Destined to become the new "standard" in 3" systems, the new Jeep JK Wrangler "Ultimate" 3" system from Full-Traction is the most feature-laden kit available for both the 2-Dr and 4-Dr Unlimited models.
In case there was any doubt as to whether or not we would be seeing more Jeep JK Wrangler parts and accessories coming our way before SEMA, TeraFlex has just stepped up to the plate and released a very complete 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Product Guide.
As promised, here's a shot of Full Traction's 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon 4-Door Unlimited sitting on top of their 3" suspension lift, 35" tires and sporting a PUREJEEP Crawler Stubby Front Bumper. Believe me, this is the real deal - no photo-chopping or jack stands here.
For those of you who are interested, I just received a complete list of all the Mopar accessories (with prices I might add) currently available for the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler.
Once again, it looks like PUREJEEP is gonna be leading the pack with their newest release, the very first non-MOPAR heavy duty rear bumper for the Jeep JK Wrangler. For all the details regarding this new bumper, please read the official PUREJEEP press release ...
Well, it looks like TeraFlex is next manufacturer up at bat announcing a host of suspension lift kits and components for the all new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler.
Do I have the hottest news for you or what?! As promised, here's a shot of the brand new Crawler Stubby Front Bumper as well as an official press release from PureJeep.com...
Well, it's official. Full-Traction has just become the clear leader in the development of 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler suspension components with the release of their new "Ultimate" Lower Adjustable Front and Rear Control Arms. Made of "ultimate" heavy duty 2"x.250" wall DOM material, these new adjustable short arms...
Well, I just got news that Skyjacker is officially gonna be number two out of the gates featuring a well developed 2.5" suspension lift kit for the 4-Door Jeep JK Wrangler.
The all new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler has just barely hit the streets and Full-Traction Suspension is already releasing the very first high quality suspension lift. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, Full-Traction Suspension is the ONLY company putting anything out for the JK to date.