By Fredy Ramirez
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XRS Xtreme Rack for Jeep Gladiator JT
Go Rhino’s XRS Xtreme Rack for the JEEP Gladiator JT features 4-CORE technology for unlimited ways to haul overland cargo and mount gear. The Xtreme Rack features the exclusive 4-CORE crossbars along its sides and top. The 4-CORE is an extruded track system of slotted bars that can accept any 1/4 inch-20 hex bolt or quick-release clamp, which means almost any accessory can be bolted to the rack. Accessories can also be mounted on the inside of the rack (facing the bed) or underneath a tent, maximizing storage carrying capacity.
The Xtreme Rack’s combination of steel and aluminum offers both strength and weight savings and can easily support OE rooftop tents. Installation is drill-free and works with both factory bed rack mounting systems and the included bed rail mounting clamps. Steel uprights brace all four corners and feature threaded inserts, tie down locations, MOLLE holes, and a flat rear surface with mounting holes for accessories. The main crossbars spanning the front and rear have six mounting holes along the top (for optional lighting) and interior access points to help keep wires tucked away. The included Rhino Accessory Gear Plate has pre-drilled mounting holes for popular accessories, such as Rotopax and MOLLE gear. When mounted on the inside, outside, roof or ceiling of the rack, a new mounting plane for cargo is created. Additional plates are sold separately.
XRS family includes the Reel Handle Kit, a pair of strong, steel grab handles that also doubles as storage space for tow straps and ropes. The Accessory Gear Table provides a convenient outdoor work surface and creates even more storage area. Other accessories include Quick Release Tent Mounts, HD Awning Brackets, XRS-TO-SRM Connector Brackets and Rhino Tie Down kits.
Ford 5.0L Modular 4-Valve Coyote/Voodoo PowerPak Plus Piston Kit
MAHLE Motorsport introduced its Ford 5.0L modular 4-valve Coyote/Voodoo PowerPak Plus Piston Kit. Manufactured to be a complete drop-in assembly piston kit for either the Ford V8 Coyote or Voodoo engine, this kit allows for more buildable horsepower for stock or modified Coyote or Voodoo engines.
The replacement piston kit utilizes a low silicon 2618 alloy for high-load, high-stress applications and has a combined dome pocket geometry, which is great news for race engine builders seeking to add power to the powerhouse Shelby GT350 or GT350R. Developed with a 1.167 compression height, however additional PowerPak sets are offered in lower compression and higher compression designs.
Designed to be lightweight, the pistons weigh 112 grams each and are dual coated with phosphate and MAHLE’s proprietary GRAFAL® coating for reduced drag and wear. This kit features hard anodized top ring grooves for maximum durability and for added protection against heat generated microwelding that can result in a loss of power or cause piston failure. This powerhouse PowerPak Plus Piston Kit includes a 1.2, 1.2, 2.5mm file fit performance ring set and eight 22mm x 13mm x 58.11mm pins.
Painless Performance Products
’55-'57 Chevy Tri-Five Chassis Harness
Recently upgraded for 2021, Painless has you covered with wiring for your '55-'57 Chevy. Designed to fit the 150, 210, Bel Air, Nomad, or wagon, Painless chassis wiring is versatile. With 28 circuits, this harness covers factory options and includes additional circuits for power options and aftermarket accessories.
The harness features a factory-location Painless mounting plate for the fuse block, front and rear lighting sockets, factory and aftermarket instrument-cluster harnesses, and dash and turn signal connectors. With early GM color-coded, high-grade TXL wire with the circuit identification printed on it and a 100-plus page full-color manual, installation is a breeze.
Release: Q2 2021
Ford Big Block Pulley Kits
Vintage Air has released three new pulley kits for big-block Ford 351M-400 and 429-460 cubic-inch engines. The 3-Groove Crankshaft Pulley Kits are available for 351M-400 and 429-460 cubic inch big-block Ford engines. The 2-Groove Water Pump Pulley Kit is available for 351M-400 cubic-inch big-block Ford engines.
The 2-Groove Water Pump and 3-Groove Crankshaft Pulleys are CNC-machined from solid 6061 aluminum for precision and balance. The pulleys are black hard coated for a long-lasting and stunning finish. All three pulley kits match OEM offsets and diameters with all mounting hardware included.
Vintage Air pulleys kits are proudly made in the USA, come with all parts necessary for a complete installation, and include a three-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
Advanced Clutch Technology
MZ032 Pressure Plate
Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released the new MZ032 Pressure Plate. The MZ032 features a more efficient cover design, resulting in better release and pedal feel. This Pressure Plate replaces the MZ018 in the ZM4 and ZM5 Series Kits. All other Kit Components remain the same (see spec sheet for detailed application listings).
ACT’s ZM4 and ZM5 Clutch Kits for the Mazda MX-5 Miata NC Cars include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, a choice of Disc, Release and Pilot Bearing and an Alignment Tool. The Heavy Duty Pressure Plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 34% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.
The ACT Street Clutch Kits combine the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a Performance Organic Street Disc. The disc features premium organic friction materials able to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting.
The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement, and significantly improved durability. These kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 281 FT-LB.
The ACT Race Clutch Kits combine the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a Cerametallic Xtreme Race Disc, which is available in 6-Pad Spring-Centered and Rigid Hub Designs. These discs are highly durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race Discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race Clutch Kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and are rated to hold up to 359 FT-LB of torque at the crank.
A-Pillar Mount for '10-'20 Toyota 4Runner
The RIGID A-Pillar mount kit designed specifically for the 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner allows for a clean install of RIGIDs high-output LED lighting. The A-Pillar mounting includes 2 A-Pillar mounting brackets, 2 D-SS PRO Flood beam pattern LED lights, 2 black light covers, 2 transparent amber light covers and a wiring harness.
All of RIGIDs grilles, OE brackets, and mounts are made with stainless steel and covered with UV and abrasion-resistant powder coat to ensure years of use in the harshest conditions.