The final answer to Jeep CJ hub breakage is found in the new Warn front hub conversion kit. Stock hubs have bolts holding the drive flange of the locking hub to the vehicle hub, which often loosen and break. Warn's solution is an all-new vehicle hub with an internal, spline-drive locking hub for maximum strength and sealing, similar to the hubs found on fullsize trucks. The hubs come complete with new spindle nuts and washers for positive retention. These new hubs fit almost any Jeep with disc or drum brakes. Information: Warn Ind., Dept. 4WOR, 12900 SE Capps Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015, 503/722-3019.
After you've blown apart your Toyota rear axle for the second time, think about upgrading to Turbo Direct's Project 875 rearend. This bulletproof replacement axle assembly comes ready to install, with your choice of gears and lockers and a new housing. You simply add your axleshafts, backing plates, and brakes, and bolt this baby in. All the brackets, spring perches, and fittings are in the proper places, so the swap is indeed simple. Turbo Direct uses the venerable 8 3/4-inch Chrysler third members for the Project 875, the type found in a '70 'Cuda with casting number 742. These units can handle all the horsepower and torque you can dish out. Information: Turbo Direct, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 1727, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, 206/842-6183.
The new Sway Bar Disconnect from Warrior Products features snapper clips on both the top and bottom of the end link so the whole bar can be removed. Unlike other designs, this feature eliminates the need to tie up the loose end, which often hits suspension components when it's disconnected. While designed for the Jeep CJ, YJ, and TJ market, these new 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-inch disconnects can be fitted to many other vehicles. Information: Warrior Products Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 17325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267, 503/653-6861, e-mail email@example.com.
Calmini has come up with yet another innovative product for Suzuki Samurai owners. Its new Anti-Bump Steer System not only removes all bumpsteer, but it also gives the ability to adjust steering ratio and leverage using the stock pitman arm. And it works great with the company's new power steering kit. The system comes complete with new relay rods, a vertical idler arm assembly and bracket, and a center tie rod assembly with ends. It bolts on with no drilling or welding. And for you CJ owners, Calmini is working on a new steering kit that should be available by the end of the year. Information: Calmini Mfg., Dept. 4WOR, 6600-B McDivitt Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93313, 805/398-9500, Web site www.calmini.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As owners of '87-and-newer IFS Chevy and GMC 4x4s know, the front axle doesn't always engage due to the thermal coupler. Rancho's new SureShift eliminates shifter lag by replacing the old shifter with a new electromechanical unit that quickly and positively engages the axle. Even with the vehicle turned off, the unit stays engaged, and, unlike the OE unit, it isn't affected by cold weather. Information: Rancho Suspension, 888/GO-RANCHO, Web site www.gorancho.com.
Not a helicopter-but just as high tech-these new long-link radius arms from James Duff fit Bronco IIs and Rangers for the ultimate in suspension. These arms improve suspension geometry and offer increased articulation and bushing life. The drop brackets are adjustable for proper caster adjustment and work with lifts up to 4 inches. Zinc-plated hardware complements the blue bushings and blue powdercoated arms and brackets. Information: James Duff Ent., Dept. 4WOR, 261340 Hwy. 101, Sequim, WA 98382, 360/683-2160.
Super-tough polyurethane motor mounts for the AMC Jeep 304, 360, and 401 eight-cylinder engines have finally arrived from Daystar. Polyurethane is rarely used in motor or transmission mounts because it is difficult to bond to metal. But with special interlocking devices built into the mount, a truly superior product can be produced. Daystar also offers a Jeep six-cylinder mount as well as popular transmission mounts for Jeeps and other vehicles. Information: Daystar Products, Dept. 4WOR, 841 S. 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043, 800/595-7659.