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Revtek’s 2-inch lift system for the ’05-’08 Nissan Xterra 4x4 is the perfect solution for outdoorsmen on a budget. Designed for easy bolt-in installation, this kit employs 2-inch spacers front and add-a-leafs rear to provide a level ride height and enough room for larger 285/75 tires with a positive offset wheel. This system retains the stock shocks and struts and does not alter suspension geometry. Revtek Suspension, 877 LIFT TOY; www.revtek.com

Based in Portland Oregon, Revtek Suspension prides itself in producing “real world” engineered suspension systems and components for Dodge, Ford, GM Jeep, Nissan and Toyota trucks/SUV’s. Revtek systems are designed and tested in-house, resulting in the most installer-friendly, best-riding kits on the market.
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Extreme Outback Offers First-Ever Submersible Air Compressor

Like Extreme Outback's "normal" ExtremeAire Magnum compressor, the Triton has permanently lubed and sealed bearings, heat-dissipating cylinder coating and stainless steel hardware. Working pressure is 150 psi (80-amp draw).

Since it can be mounted in any position, the ExtremeAire Triton is ideal for off-road, RV, agricultural, military, construction and motorsports support. Duties include tire and air-suspension inflation, powering pneumatic tools, and actuating Air Lockers and train horns.

- 1.5 HP motor
- 80 amps @ 12.5 volts DC
- Continuous duty @ 150 psi
- 6 CFM @ 0 psi
- 2.6 CFM @ 100 psi
- Weight: 21 lbs.
- Dimensions: 16" long x 6" wide x 9" tall
- Available in 12 and 24 volts.

The ExtremeAire Triton won a Global Media Award at the 2009 SEMA trade show, selected by Australian magazine "Overlander 4WD" as its outstanding new product. MSRP is $649.95. The ExtremeAire Triton is backed by Extreme Outback Products' no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee. Extreme Outback also has an extensive line of installation kits, fittings and pneumatic accessories.

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Born from Baja, Tamed for the Streets

"General has taken the best elements from their successful Grabber Competition-Only tire, and re-engineered it with a balance of off-road capability and on-road manners for today's light truck market," said Greg Adler, CEO, 4 Wheel Parts. "We are proud that General looked to 4 Wheel Parts as the leader in the off-road industry, to exclusively launch this great new tire!"

A tough three-ply reinforced body construction and a race-proven chip- and tear-resistant Duragen tread compound stand up to the rigors of highway, and off-road conditions.  General Tire's Duragen technologies consist of ultra-high strength steel belts and a new 3-ply casing.  In fact, the steel belts in one Grabber tire are strong enough to lift a trophy truck, and the ultra-durable micro-fiber 3-ply casing makes the Grabber the strongest General tire ever produced.

The Grabber's patented "Strake and Chamfer" tread design is a pattern that is designed to take on the elements.  The strake, or sweeping groove across the tread, allows the chamfering (or opening) of the corners of the tread blocks to directly interface with off-road terrain.  Looking down at the tread, the pattern appears to be one that will be very quiet on paved roads, but when you look across the tread horizon, you see the traction "pockets" created by this patented technology.  The result is very aggressive off-road traction in a pattern that is very stable and quiet on paved roads.

The tough sidewall design is engineered from General Tire's off-road competition experience, and -- in a General Tire first -- the Grabber, in select sizes, will include the same extremely popular red lettered sidewalls that are used in the desert racing version of the Grabber.

The Grabber is available in a range of popular 15" to 20" sizes to fit a variety of pickups, sport trucks and SUVs.  General Tire has backed this tire with a 60-day Customer Satisfaction Warranty.

About 4 Wheel Parts:
4 Wheel Parts has more than 48 years of experience in the off-road industry and is the nation's largest distributor of 4×4 parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs.  4 Wheel Parts has 55 stores nationwide to serve truck enthusiasts and they offer installation on everything they sell.  Enthusiasts can also order online or by phone and have the product shipped quickly from the closest of their 5 distribution centers.

For more information about 4 Wheel Parts, visit them online at www.4wheelparts.com.

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Performance Distributors’ is now offering a super potent Firepower Ignition Kit for 2007 and up 3.8L Wranglers.  Producing a longer duration spark, the Screamin’ Demon Coil allows you to open up your plug gaps to .065”.   This leads to a more complete combustion of your fuel mixture on each piston stroke.  No drop off in power as you accelerate.  Because the Screamin’ Demon Coil is utilizes superior thermal epoxy, it is very durable and vibration proof, two qualities that are essential for your Wrangler.

The Screamin’ Demon’s brass terminals not only conduct better than the stock coils’ aluminum terminals, but they also are more corrosion resistant.  Easily mounts in the original equipment location.  Low resistance Live Wire plug wires transmit very available ounce of spark that the Screamin’ Demon coil produces directly to your plugs.

Live Wires can withstand up to 1400 degrees because they are constructed with a space age heat resistant sleeving.  Each wire is numbered to correspond to your 3.8’s cylinder number.  Approximately ½” in diameter, the Live Wires are extremely durable, and perform as good as they look.  Available in red, blue, black, yellow, purple, and silver.

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Garmin Introduces Updated Models and Features


Garmin® Grows in Outdoor Recreation, adding new Oregon® handhelds, Garmin Connect™ compatibility and free Custom Maps utility

OLATHE, Kan./December 29, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 touchscreen GPS devices, the newest of Garmin’s next-generation outdoor handhelds now compatible with the online community at Garmin Connect as well as Garmin’s free Custom Maps utility for transferring paper or digital maps onto your compatible handheld.

“More than ever, Garmin offers intuitive touchscreen options for anyone exploring and enjoying the world around them,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 provide a bridge between the slimmed-down Dakota™ family and the top-of-line Oregon 550t, all of which work seamlessly with Garmin Custom Maps in planning your adventure and Garmin Connect for reliving the experience and sharing the memories.”

Responsive to the touch of a finger, yet resistant to the rigors of nature, Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 simplify navigation through a glove-friendly touchscreen interface. This bright 3” color display is easier than ever to read and use in all conditions. Other key upgrades include user-selectable dashboards, enhanced track navigation, high-speed USB for faster map transfers with your computer, photo navigation and the 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without the need to hold it level. The new dashboards give users the ability to customize the appearance of various pages on your Oregon, including the geocaching, compass, stopwatch and elevation functions. For hikers, cyclists and trail runners, the enhanced track navigation will prove especially useful. When navigating to a destination on an active track, users will see the changes in elevation ahead of them as well as where they’ve been. Also, waypoints and other key locations along the active route – such as start, end and high and low elevation points – now appear on the map and active route pages. The new Oregon units also include a barometric altimeter, paperless geocaching and wireless exchange of tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches with compatible Oregon, Dakota, Colorado® and Foretrex® devices.

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