Friday, 27 February 2009

Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. New Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction on/off-road tyre for light truck and SUV applications.

"Initially available in 17 popular sizes from a 305/70R16 to a 37x13.50R22, the Rover M/T Maxx Traction features centre traction lugs for excellent start-up and braking traction in sand, dirt, wet and winter conditions, along with self-cleaning channels that help expel mud and debris," say Goodyear officials.

Off-road traction is helped by the presence of an interlocking centreline and zig-zag stripes. The tyre also contains a rim flange protector and sidewall edge elements "to create a strong off-road appearance while enhancing both off-road traction and on-road ride."


So is this the long awaited replacement for the old BFG Trac-Edge, lets hope so.

The Rover M/T Maxx Traction is expected to be available in February 2009.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Just for the lack of grease

Lately I have had a few Jeeps come in with some rather server drive line problems all for the lack of grease! It is one of the simplest forms of maintance and probably one of the cheapest. Factory propshafts do not have grease nipples, but most aftermarket items do, and when replacing worn out UJ’s if fitting Spicer items then these will be greaseable.


A lot of the UJ’s fitted on short shaft conversions on the rear of Wrangler’s and Cherokee’s have a double UJ joint near the transfer box and these are fitted with flush fitting grease nipples. To grease these you will require a needle adapter.

So for the cost of a grease gun, grease and a needle adapter, you can save a lot of money.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

A UJ that should last the test of time ...USA Alloy X-Joint

Cold Forged-Serviceable

  • Serviceable grease nipples at each cap allows you to flush grime and fill with grease to ensure that your X-Joint will last for when you need them.
  • Dependable cold forged steel composition made of Chromium, Molybdenum, and nickel alloy.
  • Hardened case for excellent wear resistance.
  • Full circle clips as well as half clips included.

Available from FTE 4x4 Specialist's

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Switch Mount for Wrangler TJ Owners

Daystar Switch Panels make adding switches for electrical accessories easier than ever before! A direct replacement for factory dash components, installation is a simple remove-and-replace operation. There is simply no cleaner or easier way to add switches to the dash than Daystar Switch Panels.


  • Easy Installation

  • Replaces either HVAC vent on the centre of the dash

  • Allows airflow and a mounting point for one or two switches for electrical accessories

Available from FTE 4x4 Specialist's

Monday, 2 February 2009

Rugged Ridge New TJ Bumper & Rocker Panels

Rugged Ridge have just launched a new front bumper for the TJ Wrangler.

Shown above is the base unit, bolt-on ends are available to make it a full width unit.

Also available are the heavy-duty rocker panels which are designed to provide maximum protection for your vehicle’s most vulnerable points. Manufactured from 3/16” thick steel plate with a tough black textured finish, these heavy duty rockers can take a beating. Each features cutouts for use with offroad jack and a 2” step for easy access. To protect your vehicle’s finish rubber gaskets are utilized to seal and protect the paint and body. For use with most aftermarket fender flares.

All available from FTE 4x4 Specialist's Ltd

JK Articles in 4x4 Magazine

4x4 Magazine have asked me to write some articles on the work I have carried out on there Silver JK Wrangler. The first article is in the February 2009 issue, covering the fitting of a Rugged Ridge XHD front winch bumper, lower skid & Warn 9.5ti winch.

More articles are to follow covering the fitting of steel diff covers, AEV Snorkel, and Rugged Ridge rear bumper.