Wedgestone's Bandit contoured drop-center bumper is made of highly polished
12-gauge, cold-rolled brite steel with a dual-nickel-chrome finish and features a molded polymer step pad for sure footing. A lighted version is available with a 10-inch drop, or you can get unlighted versions with either an 8-inch or 10-inch drop. The Bandit bolts into existing holes in the chassis rails, so no drilling is required. Information: Wedgestone Automotive Corp., Dept. 4WOR, 15854 Ornelas St., Irwindale, CA 91706, 800/345-8476.
JBA Headers has a complete line of 50-state smog-legal cat-front exhaust systems for late-model GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles. Systems feature 14-gauge mild steel or stainless steel high-flow headers with Firecone technology, and mandrel-bent pipes designed to maximize exhaust flow to the factory catalytic convertor. Information: JBA Headers, Dept. 4WOR, 7149 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. D, San Diego, CA 92120, 619/229-7797.
Underhood Work Tray
Flexxll introduces an underhood mechanics' work tray designed to provide a place for open repair manuals, work lights, removed parts, and tools. Made from ABS plastic, the tray is 9 inches wide and extends from 41 inches to 57 inches to sit above the engine on the inner fender lips, shock towers, wheelwells, or radiator support. Information: Flexxll Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 1315-K N. Tustin Ave., P.O. Box 287, Orange, CA 92667, 800/601-TRAY.
Constructed from lightweight steel and aluminum, the Toy Loader allows you to transport your ATVs, snowmobiles, or watercraft while still leaving the option to tow a travel trailer. Available for any size pickup, the Toy Loader is designed to carry up to 2,000 pounds and can be removed from your vehicle in 10 minutes. No drilling in the bed of the truck is required. Information: Toy Loaders, Dept. 4WOR, 622 Butte Falls Rd., Prospect, OR 97536, 541/560-3242.
Edelbrock's new Victor-Link timing chain and gear set is designed for high-performance small-block Chevy engines operating in the 6,500-8,500 rpm range. The set features nine keyway setting points to ensure precise timing. The chain is manufactured from high-strength steel with machined link holes and link pins that are cold hardened. The gears, machined from stress-proof steel and induction-hardened, feature a larger tooth contact area. Information: Edelbrock, Dept. 4WOR, 2700 California St., Torrance, CA 90503, 310/782-2900.
MaxJet introduces its new line of fuel bowl and metering block gaskets for Holley carburetors. Manufactured from a composite polymer, MaxJet no-stick gaskets are said to be durable and reusable and eliminate having to clean off the fuel bowls and metering blocks every time a jet or power valve is changed. They are available individually and in packs of 50 or 100. Information: MaxJet, Dept. 4WOR, 3418 Democrat Rd., Unit 14, Memphis, TN 38118-1541, 901/547-9995.
Auto Repair on CD-ROM
Designed for use on IBM PC-compatible computers, Popular Mechanics Automotive Repair on CD-ROM uses standard navigational tools in a user-friendly graphics interface to speed users through the program. The CD-ROM contains information for 99 percent of all makes and models of '82-'93 domestic and import cars and light trucks. Information: Popular Mechanics, Dept. 4WOR, 9412 Big Horn Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758, 916/684-5200.