The awesome-looking Michelin XCL, used by militaries around the world, is now offered in two different sizes by Safari Gard. The 7.50-16 is 31.5 inches tall, while the massive 9.00-16 stands a full 36.4 inches tall and is 8.9 inches wide. The eight-ply radial tire is made in Italy and is DOT-approved for North American use. Safari Gard specializes in hard-core accessories for Land Rovers and carries special rims to mount these tires to the British rigs. Information: Safari Gard, Dept. 4WOR, 41095 Fig St., Murrieta, CA 92562, 909/698-6114, Web site www.safarigard.com.
Now that the Jeep TJ is sweeping the nation, Skyjacker has come out with a 4-inch lift suspension kit that increases the coiler's suspension travel and articulation, while improving the ride to boot. The kit includes coils for the front and rear (rear coils are different for the hard and soft top applications due to weight difference). The extended front and rear lower links are greaseable and feature poly bushings. Front poly bumpstops and rear spacers are also included. But wait-there's more! Extended rear sway bar links complement the double quick-disconnect front links, and a track bar bracket, a transfer case lowering kit, and Softride shocks round out the package. Information: Skyjacker, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 1678, West Monroe, LA 71294, 318/388-0816.
Voltage spikes from jump starting your buddy's 4x4 could fry the computer, ABS, air bags, or fuel-injection system, resulting in more than a dead battery. Matson's AntiZap booster cables protect both vehicles during a jump start, so with more and more 'wheelers having onboard electronics, this item is a must-have. AntiZap cables are available in 00-, 0-, and 2-gauge fine-strand copper wire for maximum flexibility. The insulation is chemical, acid, and fuel resistant. Information: Matson USA, Dept. 4WOR, 40 W. Howard, Ste. 402, Pontiac, MI 48342, 248/332-4900.
Cam And Git It
It may look like a regular bumpstick, but this one is designed for 4x4 and SUV drivers, not the racers we'd all like to be. Comp Cams' new Xtreme 4x4 camshaft is designed to increase horsepower and usable torque in the ranges these vehicles are normally used in. Accelerated valve timing and increased area under the curve, coupled with decreased overlap, help boost torque while maintaining excellent vacuum for power brakes and other accessories. Information: Competition Cams, Dept. 4WOR, 3406 Democrat Rd., Memphis, TN 38118, 901/795-2400, Web site www.compcams.com.
Hauling everything but the kitchen sink is difficult with an early Bronco or Jeep CJ, unless you're running the Trail Mate Bumper System from Cross Enterprises. This modular system starts off with a sturdy bumper machined to fit the frame horns. The tire rack then mounts onto the bumper and pivots out of the way on sealed bearings. Adding the sturdy 22x50x4-inch Outback Rack to the bumper completes a well-designed package that can haul most of your junk. Options include receiver hitches, light tabs, and, of course, powdercoating. Information: Cross Enterprises, Dept. 4WOR, 3833 Old Conejo Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320, 805/499-8169.