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John Stewart

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

Rugged Ridge announces new Eclipse Sun Shade for '07-'13 Jeep JK Wranglers

Rugged Ridge’s new Eclipse Sun Shade shields the driver and passenger while still providing a top-down feeling. Image Credit: Rugged Ridge

New Product Shields Driver and Passenger from the Sun Requiring No Modifications to the Jeep

Suwanee, Ga. (July 16, 2013) – Rugged Ridge today announced the availability of its new Eclipse Sun Shade, built for 2-door and 4-door Jeep® Wrangler JK’s from 2007 – 2013.

Designed to provide an open air-experience while shielding passengers from harsh sunlight, the Eclipse Sun Shade features reinforced mesh construction. The sun shade installs between the front portion of a JK’s sport bar and windshield, giving both the driver and passenger a “top down” feeling, while providing added protection from the sun.

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John Stewart

Rugged Ridge expands hood catch availability with kit for Jeep® '97-'06 TJ Wrangler

Rugged Ridge’s Hood Catches for TJ Jeep Wranglers installedPopular Design First Available for JK Wranglers Now Offered For Older Jeeps

Suwanee, Ga. (June 20, 2013) – Following the successful debut of Rugged Ridge’s billet aluminum hood catches for 2007-2013 Jeep® JK Wranglers at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the company today announced the availability of hood catches for 1997 – 2006 TJ Wranglers.

The Rugged Ridge aluminum Hood Catch Kits for TJ Wranglers are built as a strong direct replacement for the OE catches that degrade and fail after years of off-road abuse. Built in the same black powder-coated finish as Rugged Ridge’s earlier JK kit, the TJ kit also incorporates an adjustable tension rod guaranteeing a precise fit. As with the JK kit, installation is a breeze for any do-it-yourselfer with just basic hand tools; the catches were designed to be a bolt-on solution using the same mounting points as the factory hardware.

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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 Products1400 Morgan Rd.Dyersburg, TN 38024800-222-7023www.roughcountry.com/

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