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John Stewart

Easy rear light

On a plane bound for somewhere as August draws to a close…. That “somewhere” is Sacramento for the quarterly Board of Directors meeting of the California Four Wheel Drive Association.  My hiatus from air travel is over.  While I enjoy road trips and scenic sights, time is becoming a pressing factor.

With summer drawing to a close and surgery to fix a ruptured disk in my neck and fuse vertebrae healing nicely, time to turn attention to projects left dormant.

I did complete wiring of a rear light on my Jeep; just an added cosmetic touch.  I love Cabela’s backroom deals.  The latest find was an open box backup light for an ATV.  Just the size to bolt onto my Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack.  The price was right and all parts were in the ripped box.

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Axle Shaft for Nissan Xterra and Frontier Models Available

Rugged Rocks Produces Titan Swap Axle Shaft for Nissan Xterra and Frontier Models

Fontana, Calif. – Rugged Rocks has developed an axle shaft for Nissan Xterra and Nissan Frontier model years 2005 to 2017 with Titan Swap suspension and a stock R180 front differential.

"If you have previously installed Nissan Titan suspension components, this axle shaft retains the four-wheel drive on 2005 to 2017 Nissan Xterra and Nissan Frontier models," said Founder and President of Rugged Rocks Steven Lutz. "Also known as a ‘Titan Swap,’ Nissan Titan components widen the track width by 2.5-inches on each side of the vehicle making an extended axle shaft required to retain the four-wheel drive.”

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Mr. Gasket Releases Assortment of Handy Tools and Shop Supplies

Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of a handy assortment of shop tools and supplies, including an Air Filter Cleaner and Oil Kit, a Non-Marring Gasket Scraper, and Ratchet Tie Downs and Axle Straps.

RATCHET TIE DOWNS AXLE STRAPS

Mr. Gasket Straps, Tie-Down Straps, and Tie-Down Kits are a secure and convenient way to attach any vehicle to a trailer and are ideal for race cars, show cars, UTVs, and pit carts alike. The ratchet straps include zinc-plated steel ratchet assemblies with extra-strong black webbing and spring-loaded retaining hook clasps. The axle straps also feature heavy-duty zinc plated steel hardware and extra-strong black webbing with a red protective cover to prevent damage to the webbing. The tie-down kits include a pair of ratchet straps and a pair axle straps.

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Hot Shot’s Secret Introduces Two-Step Fuel Additive Treatment Plan

Developed to Improve Fuel Mileage and Engine Performance for All Diesel Vehicles

Mt. Gilead, OH, (August 9, 2017)…Lubrication Specialties Inc., manufacturer of  Hot Shot’s Secret fuel and oil additives, announces a new two-step fuel additive treatment plan developed to work with all diesel engines, light, medium and heavy-duty, for both import and domestic vehicles.

Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme, is formulated as a top-tier lubricity additive, moisture dispersant and fuel stabilizer that restores power and performance to all diesel engines; especially engines with long-term or extreme use. Diesel Extreme is used first in the two-step treatment plan as prescribed with a treatment ratio of four ounces to every 10 gallons every six months, or 6,000 miles. Diesel Extreme cleans the fuel tank, fuel lines and injectors.

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MYCHANIC LED Blade MultiLight

Have you ever grabbed your trusty flashlight needing just a little more light in the dark shadows of the engine bay?  And, then realized the dim glow from the build means the batteries are failing.  There you stand, needing more light and no fresh batteries.

Well, for that reason, I am always on the lookout for lights; especially lights that are LED and rechargeable. 

The folks at MYCHANIC are offering an intriguing LED light, the Blade MultiLight.  At 250 Lumens, this compact rechargeable LED light does provide plenty of light to brighten the dark recesses of the engine bay.

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