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Auburn Gear Introduces New MAX Locker

Loss of traction can occur under any number of on- and off-road conditions, and with traditional two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles, when a wheel breaks loose and begins to spin, it draws power and effectiveness away from the other drive wheels. Aftermarket locking differentials can solve the traction problem for the most part, but a complete case replacement is often required and this can mean higher installation costs.

The new MAX Lock Locker is economically priced and does not require OE case replacement. The MAX Lock Locker gives a vehicle exceptional tractive performance; is designed for easy installation; and provides smooth, precise, quiet operation. The black-oxide-coated unit comes in a complete kit with easy-to-follow instructions. Installing the unit is as simple as removing the OE beveled gears, side gears and pinion gears from the existing diff case, and replacing them with Auburn’s dog clutches and spline couplings.

“The MAX Lock Locker will certainly appeal to drag racers, off-roaders and other enthusiasts looking for instant traction and durable construction,” Jeff Winters, chief marketing officer for Summit Racing Equipment, said. “The MAX Lock is now available for ordering at Summit Racing Equipment.”

Fifty-four SKUs of the new locker are scheduled for release in 2014 and will fit a broad range of popular vehicle makes and models reaching all the way back to 1955. The first-phase product release of 12 SKUs replaces a number of original Dana, Toyota, GM, Ford, Chrysler and Suzuki differential components. Compared to lockers requiring full case replacement, the MAX Lock Locker will be very competitively priced.

“The new MAX Lock Locker is a great entry point for car enthusiasts who are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to significantly beef-up the performance of their two- and four-wheel-drive vehicles,” Jamie Forrest, senior product engineer for Auburn Gear, said. “As with all Auburn Gear products, drivers can be confident that our new locker is made of durable heat-treated billet steel alloy for enhanced strength and endurance.”

Most four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive differentials track the path of least resistance, which means that one spinning wheel cannibalizes the power from the others. The MAX Lock Locker responds dynamically to tractive forces, automatically locking to deliver traction when needed and unlocking when wheel rotation must differentiate. Forrest noted that the unit optimizes traction so significantly that a two-wheel drive vehicle with a MAX Lock Locker can achieve greater traction performance than an all-wheel-drive vehicle with original equipment.

Auburn Gear engineers and manufactures a wide range of performance-enhancing and high-performance aftermarket differentials and is proud of its reputation in the industry. The company is based in the town of Auburn, Ind., located in the nation’s heartland.

Auburn’s MAX Lock Locker model numbers 544901, 544902, 544903, 544904, 544905, 54496, 544907, 544908, 544909, 544910, 544911 and 544912 are expected to begin shipping on or about April 7, 2014. Product information is now available and can be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network. A distributor locator is available at: http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/distributors.aspx

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John Stewart

Introducing Barricade Wrangler Parts

Barricade Tops: http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-tops-jeep-wrangler-parts.html

Winches: http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-jeep-wrangler-winches.html

Bumpers: http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-jeep-wrangler-bumpers.html

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John Stewart

Hi-Lift® Jack Company Introduces New and Improved OFF-ROAD BASE

The newly designed Off-Road Base has serrated teeth along one complete side of the Base. These teeth allow the user to scrape at hard dirt or gravel, to make a clear flat spot for the Off-Road Base to sit while being used in the lifting process. A clear flat area gives the Off-Road Base a better “footing” during the lifting process.

The newly designed Off-Road Base also has a hole drilled through the center, which allows the user to attach the Base to the Hi-Lift® jack bar for storage when not in use. Using a 5/16” x 4” bolt and wing-nut (not provided), the Off-Road Base is easily attached to the Hi-Lift® jack for easy access when needed, and convenient storage when not.

For more information, go to Hi-Lift.com

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John Stewart

Universal 2" Receiver Winch Cradle

Featuring a 1/4" plate steel cradle and a standard winch mount bolt pattern, this universal winch plate allows for up to a 12,000lb winch from most manufacturers and fits any standard receiver hitch with a 5/8" pin. unlike many receiver plates, this kit features a fully welded center bracket instead of a cheaper bolt-on plate, and is designed with 1" OD solid handle bars and powdercoated hammertone black for year after year durability. 7ft and 24ft wiring cables utilize "quick disconnect" pin connectors, making it fast and easy to hook or unhook your winch. Don't settle for thinner materials or weaker winch solutions; Rough Country's durable Receiver Winch Cradle is easy to install and available at an incredible value!

Quick Disconnect Cables:

Our heavy-duty Quick Disconnect Cables make moving and using your winch incredibly convenient. A secure and easy quick-snap design lets you power up your portable winch without ever popping the hood! These heavy-duty power cables feature 2 Gauge Copper Wiring for optimum power and durability. Our 7' and 24' Quick Disconnect options offer you plenty of length for front or rear setups!

CONTACT:
Rough Country Suspension Products
1400 Morgan Rd.
Dyersburg, TN 38024
800-222-7023
www.roughcountry.com/

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John Stewart

Black Rhino Truck Wheels Go Off Road

Off Road Truck Wheels - the Spinreel

Black Rhino wheels have been built for two types of vehicles. The first is for Trucks or SUVs with an extreme lift. Black Rhino offers wheels built with a negative offset that enhance the aggressive stance that these vehicles demand. The second is for the more street friendly Truck or SUV which has a more positive wheel offset. These wheels can be used on vehicles with a mild lift or stock appearance.

When it comes to choosing well built, tough looking wheels for your off road truck, lifted truck or sport utility vehicle, Black Rhino Wheels has several styles available. Black Rhino offers styles for those who prefer a sleek and performance-inspired design or for those who prefer big, bold styling for their vehicle. Black Rhino also offers two styles of off road truck wheels that have been manufactured using C &C milling technology on the face and holes, the Spinreel and the Borrego.

Black Rhino truck wheels are available in a variety of fitments in 17", 18", 20" and 22" wheel sizes. They are available in a variety of finishes; Matte Black, Gloss Black with Machine, Matte Black with Matte Machine and are offered in, 5, 6 and 8 Lug sizes. “If you have a 12 inch lift with dual shocks or if you have an aggressive street truck, Black Rhino has wheels that will fit,” says Terence Scheckter, President of Black Rhino Wheels.

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