If we didn't know better, we'd say that the new Millermatic 252 MIG welder was created for off-roaders. This all-in-one MIG welder contains numerous features that are sure to be hits in our community. The spot/delay feature ensures consistency during repetitive tack welding of tubing all while controlling heat input. The Auto Gun Detect feature allows for easier and faster switching between steel and aluminum materials by allowing the operator to simply pull the trigger on a connected MIG gun, spool gun, or push/pull gun while the machine recalls the voltage, wire feed speed, and timers of the active gun. An EZ-Change cylinder rack allows users to roll the heavy gas cylinders into position, instead of having to lift them into place.
Additional features of the 252 include a large digital display and a built-in digital timer menu for setting standard wire feed run-in, shielding gas pre/post flow, and wire burnback. An angled dual-gear system with a spring-loaded drive-roll assembly makes for easy wire changes, toolless drive-roll changeover, and convenient drive-roll storage. The Millermatic 252 comes with a standard 15-foot MIG gun, which is 3 feet longer than its predecessor.
For more information, contact: Miller Electric Mfg. Co., (920) 734-9821, www.millerwelds.com.
SnugTop's new SnugLid tonneau cover is now available for the new and wildly popular Toyota Tundra Double Cab with standard-length bed. Following the Tundra's beefy lines, the low-profile TC model not only helps to protect precious cargo but also provides enhanced fuel economy. The cover is constructed of 1-inch-thick honeycomb material and a strong and durable metal perimeter frame. All hardware is stainless steel to withstand the elements. The finish of the cover is smooth and flat and is color-matched using DuPont's ChromaPremier basecoat/clearcoat process to factory Toyota colors. Best of all, the cover is backed by both a lifetime structural and paint warranty. Available options include a SnugRug headliner and a heavy-duty BedRug kit for the truck's bed.
For more information, contact: SnugTop, (562) 432-5454, www.snugtop.com.
Hellwig's new line of air springs features high-capacity rubber airbags rated between 2,600 and 2,800 pounds of capacity and features all of the necessary hardware for an easy installation. The systems are currently available for Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, and Dodge vehicles. The system is also lifted-truck-friendly, meaning that all the installer has to do is reverse the mounting hardware of the airbags to compensate for the added height of the lifted vehicle.
For more information, contact: Helwig Products, (800) 367-5480, www.helwigproducts.com.
The latest Jeep Wrangler JK lift system from Pro Comp Suspension is the 4-inch kit made specifically for the two-door JK Rubicon. The Stage II Flex System contains new lower control arms that have been manufactured from CNC-formed, laser-cut, 3/16-inch-thick A36 steel plate. These arms feature 1/8-inch-thick gusset plates for durability and come equipped with rebuildable high-angle spherical ball ends and long-lasting polyurethane bushings. Adjustable-length front upper arms are included to optimize alignment specifications.
Additional features include a heavy-duty adjustable front track bar constructed from 4130 chrome-moly tubing and an adjustable rear track-bar bracket for proper axle alignment. Front sway-bar disconnects, rear sway-bar links, extended front bumpstops, billet rear bumpstop spacers, offset brake-line relocation brackets, vehicle-specific front and rear coil springs, and adjustable MX6 monotube shocks finish off the package and provide an outstanding ride. Best of all, the entire system is completely bolt-on and allows the use of 35-inch tires with no clearance issues.
For more information, contact: Pro Comp Suspension, (619) 216-1444, www.explorerprocomp.com.
Brembo's custom front GT brake system for the all-new '07 Toyota Tundra fullsize pickup truck has been designed to produce the optimum results in every braking situation by utilizing larger, six-piston calipers and larger, two-piece floating discs to increase the brake torque and thermal capacity often required when towing trailers and driving off-road. This upgrade system is a direct bolt-on replacement to the OE system and does not affect any other components of the vehicle such as the brake booster or master cylinder. Best of all, the system is fully compatible with the Tundra's four-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist system.
For more information, contact: Brembo North America, (714) 641-5831, www.brembo.com.