What's New: A bed shell for the '99 Chevy Silverado. The Stockland Motorsport features one-piece fiberglass construction with a finished bottom edge and curves that complement the truck's factory body styling. The sliding side windows have a black aluminum frame, and a front sliding window is available. The shell comes with a polyurethane clearcoat finish and a lifetime warranty.
Who Makes It: The Stockland Co., Dept. 4WOR, 2332 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606, 800/445-1373, 949/660-0590.
What's New: The HercuLiner, a do-it-yourself bedliner coating. It uses virgin rubber granules in a polyurethane coating that has a unique curing process to chemically bond with the truck-bed surface. It can be applied with a brush or a roller, and a 1-gallon can is capable of coating a standard 6-foot bed. The coating is said to be waterproof and skid-resistant and protect the bed from rust and scratches.
Who Makes It: Peak Performance Products, Dept. 4WOR, 4065 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, 847/559-2000.
What's New: The Flex Series suspension products for all four-link vehicles. The kit shown is for the Jeep TJ and is offered with single or double heim joints on the trailing arms. It also comes with a heim-joint-equipped track bar for increased travel and provides 4 inches of lift. This kit can be retrofitted on a TJ equipped with a standard 4-inch Skyjacker kit as well.
Who Makes It: Skyjacker, Dept. 4WOR, 212 Stevenson St., West Monroe, LA 71294, 800/SOFTRIDE (763-8743), 318/388-2608.
What's New: A bolt-on after-cat exhaust system for '98-'99 Dodge Durangos. The kit fits both 5.2L and 5.9L V-8 engines and includes a 70-Series big-block II muffler connected to 2 1/2-inch mandrel-bent aluminized tubing. The system exits at the rear bumper in the factory location and uses factory hangers for easy installation.
Who Makes It: Flowmaster Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 2975 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407, 800/544-4761, 707/569-9929, www.flowmastermufflers.com.
What's New: Street-legal brake-line kits for lifted 4x4s. The hoses are manufactured from Teflon-lined braided steel that is said to resist expansion. The kits include three lines with all the necessary fittings and hardware and are available for Chevy, Ford, Jeep, and Toyota trucks.
Who Makes It: Russell Performance Products, Dept. 4WOR, 225 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, 904/253-8980, www.russellperformance.com.
What's New: 50-state-legal Cat4Ward headers for '99 GM trucks, including the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Designed to fit the 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.0L Vortec engines, these headers are constructed of 14-gauge mandrel-bent steel and have 3/8-inch-thick, laser-cut flanges for improved performance and durability. They are designed to bolt directly in place of the factory exhaust manifolds.
Who Makes It: JBA Headers, Dept. 4WOR, 7149 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. C, San Diego, CA 92120, 619/229-7797
What's New: A rear disc-brake conversion for late-model GM vehicles that retains the parking brake. Instead of using a modified caliper, the Banksia rear brake system uses a unique rotor with a built-in, one-piece shoe. When the parking brake is activated, the shoe applies force to hold the vehicle stationary. The kit includes calipers, pads, shoes, rotors, brake hoses, mounting brackets, and all the necessary hardware.
Who Makes It: Baer Racing Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 3108 W. Thomas Ave., Ste. 1201, Phoenix, AZ 85017, 602/233-1411.
What's New: Stainless steel and black powdercoat winch mounts for several applications, including late-model Chevys, Dodges, and Fords. The mounts feature a tubular design and accept Superwinch X6CD, X9, S6000, and S9000 winches as well as winches from Husky and other manufacturers. They come ready to install with all the necessary hardware.
Who Makes It: Superwinch Inc., Dept. 4WOR, Winch Dr., Putnam, CT 06260, 203/928-7787, www.superwinch.com
What's New: Urethane fender flares for several late-model Chevy, Dodge, and Ford truck and SUV applications. The flares are designed to install easily and provide a subtle enhancement of the truck's looks.
Who Makes It: Stillen, Dept. 4WOR, 3176 Airway Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714/540-5566, www.stillen.com.