September/ October 2008
Truck & SUV gear from such manufactures as Transfer Flow, Inc., Damar Trucks, BlackLine GPS, and more!
Strong as an Aux
New for 1999-2008 Ford F-350/450/550 chassis cabs is this 50-gallon midship fuel tank from Transfer Flow. The tank can replace the smaller stock midship tank or be used as an aux fuel system on chassis with an aft fuel tank. Made from 12- and 14-gauge aluminized steel and powdercoated black, the baffled tank comes with new straps and all necessary mounting hardware. Auxiliary applications also include a system that displays fuel volume and automatically transfers fuel between the two tanks. Transfer Flow, Inc.; 800/442 0056.
Lock and Load
Damar's Workman Series truck decks feature up to six lockable storage compartments, depending on bed length, which are equipped with removable polyethylene containers. Each deck is constructed from durable aluminum diamond plate, ranging in thickness from 0.08 to 0.19 inch. The decks are designed to fit specific truck applications, and the weather-resistant compartments are secured with rotary T-handle latches and sealed with a neoprene rubber gasket. Damar Trucks; 888/840-1801.
Wireless Vehicle Tracking
BlackLine's GPS Snitch uses GPS technology and the wireless data capability of cell-phones to let you track the location of vehicles in your fleet (or your family's corral) via the Internet. The GPS Snitch is self contained, doesn't need to be mounted to the vehicle, and is even small enough to be hidden within a motorcycle. It also features a motion-detection system that will send a text message if it senses motion, or if a vehicle leaves a preset security perimeter. BlackLine GPS; 866/859-4118.
These wheels from Mamba are part of the company's Off-Road line of alloys. There are four styles available (the Type M4 is seen here) in sizes ranging from 17 to 22 inches. The wheels have a diamond-cut clear-coated finish, and some include forged 6061 aluminum trim bolts, studs, and nuts (depending on wheel style). Mamba Wheels; 800/735-2822.
Turn your 2007-2008 FJ Cruiser into a snow-clearing machine with this front-mounted Snowsport HD Utility Plow. It's made from corrosion-resistant, hardened anodized aluminum and uses a one-inch-thick rubber-coated cutting edge that will move compacted snow without damaging terrain. Plows are available for many late-model trucks and SUVs. Agri-Cover; 800/233-4655.
BD's new Crank Case Vent filter kit, available for Ford 6.0- and 7.3-liter Power Strokes, is said to reduce crankcase oil vapor that passes through the crankcase vent, contaminating the intake system. Oil vapor residue can reduce turbocharger and intercooler efficiency and can deteriorate the silicone boots. This kit collects oil vapor in a one-quart container with a drain petcock. BD Diesel Performance; 800/887-5030.