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Engine & Transmission

Flex-A-Lite’s Flex-A-Fit Radiator

    Our Toyota FJ40 is nearing the end of its test mule life. After thirteen years of change, it’s time we settle on a solution and stick with it. After all, I just want to wheel this thing and enjoy it now. But, we wanted to do some radical things to it first, which is why we’re calling its …

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Trans-Dapt Slam-Guard Pans

During the 2009 SEMA show, we spied a new set of off-road focused engine oil pan and transmission fluid pans being offered by Trans-Dapt. The Trans-Dapt Performance Slam-Guard oil pans have 3/16 in. thick skid plates to prevent damage to internal engine or transmission components. The material, oil/fluid capacity and mounting surfaces replicate those of the stock components. That’s where …

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Tom Woods Driveshaft Review

 Most of the articles in our Product Review sections tend to be the type where we review a new product from a known vendor, a product from a lesser-known vendor or a combination of both. However, this article takes a bit of a twist from the norm as we talk to you about a well-known product, from a reputable vendor. …

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Holley Pro-Jection Fuel Injection Install

All Jeep owners have experienced it, hanging off camber hoping for that little bit of traction to get you up and over an obstacle, when the cursed Jeep carburetor floods and the engine stalls. This usually happens at the worst possible moment. The Jeep 258 I-6 engine is well known for producing gobs of usable torque at low RPM where …

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Flowmaster’s Diesel Exhaust System

Who knew? Ten years ago, if you had told someone that you were buying parts to hot-rod your diesel truck, they would have thought you were insane. Fast-forward to the present, and we now have diesel trucks doing sub 12-second passes at the drag strip like it’s routine! It’s not uncommon to see a soccer mom dropping off the kids …

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Airaid Cool Air Dam Intake

  Looking for a quick boost in horsepower and fuel mileage? Want a package that you can add on yourself, quickly and easily? We were, and we looked to Airaid for our fix. The folks at Airaid suggested an Airaid CoolAir Dam Intake and a Poweraid throttle body spacer to install and test on our ’04 Jeep Rubicon. Installing the …

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ARB’s Safari Snorkel

 Breath easy my friend, ARB’s super-tough Safari Snorkel is here to save the day. Nothing sucks worse, pun intended, than having your air filter get clogged by smoke, dust and other small particles, robbing your mill of badly needed power. Not to mention having your motor drink a few gallons or rust causing, engine-block-cracking water while crossing that stream that …

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JET Performance – 700R4 Transmission

Fighting the Slush No, we’re not talking about wintertime in New York. We are, however, talking about a completely remanufactured and way sano 700 R-4 slush box built by JET. The 700 R-4 transmission has been quickly becoming a favorite for the auto-loving 4-wheelers in the world due to its gear ranges. The 700 R-4 sports a low first gear …

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