It takes stones to climb into the cab of an early model CJ, and head out for a day of wheeling. Not because it doesn’t have ABS brakes, AC, power steering or any other number of modern conveniences, but because each and every time you sit down you are literally strapping yourself to the gas tank. That’s right, to keep the tank from getting dinged or damaged in off road use Jeep located the tank where you could keep an eye on it… Right between your legs, under the driver’s seat.
I can tell you from experience that when you start to hear gas dripping on your side exhaust, or sloshing around by your feet you start thinking about replacing that tank real fast. For years the only option was to purchase a used or replacement steel fuel tank. The problem is that over time gasoline causes varnish and rust in steel tanks, and pretty soon you’ll have a puddle of gas around your feet again. The great news is today you can purchase a modern polypropylene tank from Omix for your vintage ride. A tank that will never rust, and will help keep debris from damaging costly fuel lines and engine components.
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New Polyethylene Jeep Gas Tanks from Omix
Quadratec names the Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty 8500 LB Winch as their latest “Featured Product of the Week“
Need a winch for your Jeep, truck, or SUV? Rugged Ridge’s line of Heavy Duty winches are everything you could ever want in a winch. Our popular 8500 LB series is powered by a durable 5.5 HP Series Wound Motor for long life and extra pulling power. A tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio delivering power, and reliability on each and every pull. The Heavy Duty 8500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. All Rugged Ridge steel cable style Winches include off road light mount roller fairleads allowing for the easy mount of two off road lights! Special Solenoid mounting brackets allow for multiple solenoid mounting points and the ability to tilt the Solenoid for ease of use. This “tilt” feature ensures that each Rugged Ridge winch can be used with almost all off-road bumpers and over riders! All for a retail price under $300.00!
The Rugged Ridge Windshield Mount Light Bar for 2007-10 Wrangler that debuted with much fanfare at SEMA is now in stock and shipping!
That’s right the folks at Rugged Ridge, who brought us the innovative All Terrain Floor Liners and the XHD Modular Bumper system, set their sights on constructing the ultimate Jeep Wrangler Light Bar. The result is this exciting new design that has five light mounting tabs and revolutionary features found nowhere else. Through extensive testing, they were able to incorporate a special wind deflector below the light bar to dramatically reduce whistling and “buffeting” of your soft top. The light bar hugs the contour of your windshield providing a great look without impeding the use of your hard or soft top. Oversized 2″ textured black or polished stainless tubing attaches to your windshield mounts with no drilling. Each Light bar has five light tabs for that accommodate up to five 7″ lights (also available from Rugged Ridge). Each light bar has been specially developed to work with Rugged Ridge Light mount brackets and/or Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets. So, you can mount additional lights, and ride around with your doors off while retaining your OE mirrors! Special three piece design makes the packaging small for shipping and eases installation. This is truly the most advanced light bar on the market!
Alloy USA Rear Axle Kit
Suwanee, GA –For years Alloy USA has been the predominant supplier of Chromoly axles for off road enthusiasts looking to increase their axle strength and spline count. Now Alloy USA is using this same great forging technology to produce 4140 Chromoly axles in stock spline counts. Built with the occasional off-roader in mind, these great axles offer unparalleled strength both on and off road, but without the added expense of having to upgrade to a 30-spline differential. High tensile strength 4140 Chromoly is heat-treated twice and induction hardened to produce these heavy-duty axles that are up to 35% stronger than stock 1040 axles. The shafts are then precision CNC machined and magnaflux inspected for cracks before receiving a slick black anodized finish. Each axle shaft is backed by Alloy USA’s exclusive ten-year warranty! Our axle shaft kits include everything you need to complete the job: both passenger and drive side axle shafts, seals, bearings and wheel studs.
So, when the guys at 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility got back to their desks after testing the new Rugged Ridge Recovery Gear Kit this is what they had to say, “There is no better way to make friends in the back country than by helping a hapless wheeler get unstuck. Rugged Ridge’s Recovery Kit includes everything but a winch and a tip jar, all in a durable tote.”
- Durable recovery gear bag
- Heavy-Duty 8-inch 20,000 lb snatch block pulley
- Premium 2-inch by 30-foot 20,000lb recovery strap
- Premium 3-inch by 6-foot 30,000lb tree saver strap
- Heavy-duty 9,500 lb zinc coated pair of D-Rings
- Winch line dampener
- Pair of leather recovery gloves
They’re right! Our Recovery Gear Kit is a must buy for any off roader. A great kit like this will save your bacon next time you or your buddy get caught in a sticky situation!
-And if you are looking for the winch and the tip jar, we have those too! Our 2007-10 Jeep Wrangler Rear Seat Organizer makes a convenient tip jar, and we carry a full line of Heavy Duty Winches!
Quadratec faced a dilemma naming their latest “Featured Product of the Week“. They wanted to call attention to the best new exterior chrome or stainless accessory for 2007-10 Wranglers, but with so many great products how could they choose? Simple. The chose the entire line of Rugged Ridge polished accessories. So, when your looking for ways to outfit your Wrangler, remember it is best dressed in Rugged Ridge.