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SCORE Journal Issue - DECEMBER 2017

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THE NEW STUFF 25 New Off-Road Products For 2018 From The SEMA Show By Dan Sanchez At the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the New Product Display offers a glimpse of the latest off-road accessories, tools, and equipment for off-road racers and enthusiasts. While many of these items aren’t even on the shelves yet, they do give us an opportunity to see what’s coming in the way of racing parts, improved shocks and suspension systems, lighting and much more. We went through the thousands of new products and selected some of the top 25 that appeal to desert people. 1 King Shocks 2017 Can-am Maverick X3 Performance Series UTV Coilover Kit King Shocks is offering a 2.5 IBP Front Coilover and a 3.0 Rear Coilover shock system for Can-am’s Maverick. The shocks feature King’s patented IBP internal Bypass Technology, with Finned Reservoirs and Compression Adjusters. These shocks are a 100 percent bolt-on installation, and feature a new built-in billet clamp for direct mounting of the reservoir to factory roll cage or custom roll cages, and are factory tuned for optimal ride quality. Available for all X3 models. 2 ProComp 2017 Ford F-150 M1A2 Rear Bumper ProComp created an all-new M1A2 Heavy Duty Modular Truck Bumper that gives 2017 Ford F-150 trucks the ability to conquer the toughest trails or simply make heads turn. The bumper is manufactured from 1/8-inch thick steel, and are smart-engineered for both strength and weight savings while offering utility and stylish design. 3 Rigid Industries 20” Adapt LED with GPS Module The RIGID® Adapt™ LED light bars can adapt to various conditions. For 2018 they come equipped with a GPS Module that adds location capabilities. Featuring a 20-inch row of high-performance LEDs, the Adapt offers eight selectable beam patterns that range from a 90-degree flood to a 15-degree spot based on your vehicles speed. 4 iCON 2007+ Toyota Tundra Rear Hydraulic Bumpstop This bolt in bumpstop system is designed to reduce rear end ‘kick’ and improve overall performance. The bump stop’s vehicle specific tuning provides smooth engagement, improved ride quality, and quiet operation. The system also comes with a replaceable noise reducing striker. 5 VISION X 3.7” Mini Vision X’s new 3.7-inch Mini Cannon LED light provides 2,250 lumens of light from top-binned Cree LEDs. Using only 21 watts, this little fog light makes a perfect replacement for night driving and for use off-road. The 25-Lights-In-One Snap-On Cover system allows you to change beam pattern and color to fit your driving environments. The light is dust and waterproof and features a Lifetime Limited Warranty. 6 AIRAID Toyota Tundra Air Intake Kit Airaid’s new air intake kit fits 2007-2017 Toyota Tundra pickups, equipped with 4.6L or 5.7L V8 engines. The intake features the company’s Synthaflow air filter system and replaces the factory air intake and duct to add more power and torque. 7 B&M Racing Yamaha YXZ1000 Short Shifter B&M Racing will offer Yama YXZ1000 owners its Precision Magnum Grip short throw shifter. Designed for 2016-17 models, the shifter shortens the shift throw by 24-percent over the factory unit, providing firm positive shifts. The shifter is manufactured from CNC machined T6061 aluminum and features a black Mil-Spec anodized finish. 8 Bilstein Ram 2500 Leveling System Designed for 2014 and up model Dodge Ram 2500 trucks, the Bilstein B8 5162 high-performance leveling kits help these trucks achieve more ground clearance, for off-road use and to install larger diameter tires. The kit also increases wheel travel and includes two remote reservoir shocks and two matched coil springs. 9 Bubba Rope UTV Power Stretch Recovery Rope Bubba Power Stretch Rope is designed specifically for the new heavier side by sides and UTV’s. The recovery rope uses the company’s Power Gain Technology, allowing it to stretch up to 30-percent, taking all the shock load and producing a powerful but soft dynamic recovery. Weighing less than three pounds, the Power Stretch Recovery Rope coils up neat and compact to fit perfectly in a small space. 10 Mickey Thompson Extreme Country The Extreme Country is now available from Mickey Thompson tires with four new high flotation sizes. These tires offer improved ride and more sidewall flex under low inflation off-roading. The 35-inch sizes are available in load range D, making them a better fit for light-duty applications. With the taller 37-inch sizes, the lineup now includes tires for all of today’s popular 11 Performance Design Carbon VC LS Valve Cover LS racing engines can always use some weight savings and these valve covers offer ultralightweight savings. The carbon fiber construction utilizes titanium fasteners and a polymer injection molded seal flange. Covers use OE gasket/sealing and positive locators to ease installation 12 Factor 55 FlatLink Multimount The company’s new FlatLink Multimount is the world’s first foldable winch shackle mount with multiple rigging attach points. Made in the U.S.A. for difficult vehicle recoveries, the FlatLink Multimount is Bridle attachment capable and features a simple shear pin installation. A rubber pad offers fairlead protection and the unit fits both steel cables and synthetic ropes. 13 GripLockTies Releasable GripLockTies solve the common problem of zip ties that are too tight, loose, or broken, causing problems. The Rubber Lining protects the surface from abrasion and keeps your wires or hoses where they need to be. Wire insulation is no longer crushed by too tight, old style ties. GripLockTies are UV and heat stabilized. 14 General Tire Grabber ATX The Grabber ATX is General’s next-generation, aggressive all-terrain tire that according to the company, provides exceptional off-road capability and durability. This tire is also designed to provide a balance with impressive on-road performance. Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake and studdability deliver confident driving for you in all weather conditions to make driving anywhere possible. 15 FOX Factory race series 3.0 QAB Ford Raptor Shocks Taking inspiration from off-road racing, the Factory Race Series rear upgrade kit for 2017+ Ford Raptor pickups utilizes the same technology and parts found on the top race-winning off-road machines. The FOX Factory Race Series 3.0 External Bypass Piggyback QAB with ECS2 External Cooling System offers the next level of off-road performance without sacrificing everyday ride quality. 16 Dometic CFX -75DZW This hi-tech Dometic CFX-75W cooler is rugged for the Baja backcountry. It refrigerates or deep-freezes food down to -7°F without the need for ice. Fitted with heavy-duty features like reinforced corners, stainless steel hinges, and a robust lining the CFX-75W was engineered to perform in the most extreme conditions. 17 Maxtrax Jax Base The MAXTRAX JaxBase is designed to integrate with MAXTRAX MKII or MAXTRAX Mini recovery boards, providing a handy, solid, stable platform for supporting a vehicle jack in a variety of off-road terrain. 18 Lazer Star PreRunner LED ChaseTail Light Bar Lazer Star now offers a LED ChaseTail Light Bar for rear facing illumination. The bar offers safety and features for your off-road vehicle with three sets, left and right, ultra bright LEDs on a 20-inch light bar. The outer amber segments offer multi-function with a controller, red segments offer dual function for run/brake, white center segment can be wired for general use. 19 Firestone Destination M/T2 The new Firestone Destination MT2 tire is built for trucks or SUVs treading through dry, wet, or snowy conditions. The new MT2 features mud and stone rejectors and keeps the tread cleared out of debris. The advanced construction helps resist chips and tears to maximize tire life. 20 K&N Polaris UTV Cold Air Intake System K&N’s new UTV intake system is designed, tuned and dyno-tested for 2016-17 Polaris RZR XP Turbo 925 / XP EPS 925 model UTVs. The system improves airflow and keeps out dirt and dust to keep the vehicle’s engine running at top performance. The system includes K&N’s reusable cotton/gauze filter that flows more air than the factory paper element design. 21 Baer Nissan Titan Sport Rotors Baer now offers Nissan Titan off-road enthusiasts with performance set of Sport rotors. These rotors are a direct replacement (13.77”) that are slotted, drilled and zinc plated. The performance rotors help stop vehicles equipped with larger diameter tires and fit 2008—215 and 2017 Nissan Titan trucks and are sold in pairs. 22 Strapworks Motorcycle/ATV Tie-Down Strap Strapworks’ 1.5-inch wide polyester Ratchet tie-down w/safety s-hooks is six-feet long to provide a sturdy and adjustable way to hold down your motorcycle or ATV. The straps are made in the U.S.A. and also come available in one and two-inch models. Straps can be customized with your company or race teams logo and are available with cam buckles. 23 Vampire Tools Screw Extraction Pliers When you’re stuck in the desert with a broken screw, you’ll be wishing you had Vampire Tools’ extraction pliers. These pliers feature a heavy-duty jaw with intermeshed teeth to easily grip fine shims. It also features a wire cutter blade width for versatility in cutting and comes with a black oxide finish to prevent rust. 24 GMC Front 6-Piston Brembo® Brake Upgrade System Featuring Brembo six-piston calipers, the GMC front brake system uses larger 410 x 32mm Duralife™ rotors. This provides GM trucks with an 84-percent increase in brake pad area and a 42-percent increase in rotor area to increase thermal capacity. For off-road trucks utilizing larger diameter wheels, the system can provide superior stopping power over the factory brakes. 25 AO Coolers AO Hybrid Cooler Perfect for the Baja desert where soft coolers are often preferred because they fit in better with lots of gear, the AO Hybrid Cooler is a hybrid design. It features a three-inch rigid insulation along with the thick outer material that makes the cooler perform like a hard cooler, but with the lightness of a soft cooler. This makes the AO Hybrid lightweight and easy to carry yet durable and Eco-Friendly. Available in 2 sizes.

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