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JK Security Drawer

I use my JK and frequently wished for additional security due items I carry in order to be fully compliant with California laws regarding transportation of firearms.  I have tried another brand and it is functional but lacks room for more than one firearm. Tuffy Security Products provides two options.  One is a cable connect that can be released allowing the locked case to be transported.  Still, space limited.  The Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer answers the need for security and space.

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Winches and Shackles


 

The innovators at BubbaRope have introduced a “soft shackle”, the GatorJaw.  This item is made from Plasma rope which is the highest synthetic rope available featuring a breaking strength of 32,000 lbs which makes them stronger that steel shackles.  Long used in marine environments, the light weight GatorJaw shackles are becoming popular in the off-road market.  The GatorJaw is winner of Best New Product Award at SEMA 2015.The GatorJaw shackle features a knot on one end with a slip loop on the other end.  Simple loosening of the slip loop, feed the knot through the loop eye, and cinch it up.  You can easily (and quickly) join two tow straps or attach a tow strap to a winch line end.As noted in the photo, the 7/16” soft shackle feeds through the hole on the Factor 55 winch line end eliminating the need for a steel shackle.As it is a synthetic rope product, you should not attach it to sharp edges.  The fibers are stronger than steep but they are susceptible to wear and cutting.  When dirty, they can be washed and air-dried.  As with ALL towing equipment and accessories, inspect frequently for excess wear, cuts, worn or frayed areas.  Simple and easy to use, no rust, not fuss, and easy to care for….Check out the GatorJaw and other products at http://www.bubbarope.com/

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Lock your stuff - Console Vault Install

Console Vault - Secure mobile storage

I found the console vault from ConsoleVault, Inc provides an convenient and elegant solution to hidden secure storage for many vehicle owners.  My Ford F-150 has a fold-down console/armrest in the front seat arrangement.  ConsoleVault provides drop-in key or combination boxes that are an exact fit for the console.  The vault is a 12 gage steel with pry-resistant hinges - sturdy construction.  The interior measurements are 7 inches by 9 inches.The instructions are brief and claim 5-10 minutes installation using simple hand tools.  While installation was easy, it did take more than 10 minutes and did require more than simple tools.To explain, the vault drops into a plastic frame which is the standard material in the fold-down console.  It is held in place with four self-tapping bolts.  While the bolts are supposed to pierce the plastic, I found 2 out of 4 would not.  And, a third bolt bottomed against a piece of metal before fully inserted.  So, one went in with no problem while the other three required pre-drilling a starter hole.  With the install complete, the vault does provide a secure storage place for those valuables that need the protection from “smash and grab”.  The combination is based on a three number selection which can be changed when desired.Yes, the vault is pricey.  Cheaper options are available.  Once installed, it does provide a layer of security.  The fit into the console is snug leaving little room for a screwdriver or pry-bar to force it out or force the lid open.  And, a product used by law enforcement does provide a certain amount of comfort knowing your valuables are protected with a quality product.The console vault does come with a thin carpet liner.  I did cut a piece of rubber-backed indoor-outdoor carpet to use in place of the carpet liner provided.Console Vault provides a wide range of mobile secure storage options that are designed for the specific vehicle.  Visit their website for additional information.

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QWIK RAX SYSTEM

PU-Products Qwik Rax System

PU‐Products, LLC  is pleased to announce our newest product:  THE QWIK RAX SYSTEM   

Designed specifically to hold our exclusive 5‐gallon, 2 handled utility jug securely in a variety of mounting applications and not to forget Jerry Cans, Coolers, Bikes! 

The QWIK RAX JUG HOLDER holds the jug in place by utilizing the indented ribs of the utility jug. Made of 1 inch, formed steel tubing and powder coated in black, the QWIK RAX features several 5/16 inch holes on three sides and the bottom so that it can be mounted almost anywhere and in any direction. For example, on a tailgate, truck bed, outside or inside an off‐road vehicle and more.

Two or more QWIK RAX can be mounted next to each other to create a ‘bank’ of jugs! A locking steel handle secures the jug and the variety of slots and holes, will allow you to use stretch straps, such as our ROK™Straps.

The QWIK RAX can also be paired with our Spare Back Board Strap-on. Mounts quickly in under 3 minutes over your spare tire on most all vehicles. Allowing you to carry your cooler and extra jug easily and securely on the back of your Jeep, F.J., Suzuki, Hummer and other vehicles.

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Safety at it's "Level" Best

KENT, WA, April 01, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Torklift International, creator of the original Stableload for Ford and Dodge trucks, is pleased to announce the release of its Chevy/GMC rendition of the popular suspension accessory. "The Chevy/GMC Stableload has skyrocketed into the top 10 on our bestseller list in the month since it's debut. This is a product that has appealed to everyone moving a heavy load." says Jay Taylor, General Manager for the Kent-based company. "With the Chevy/GMC version of the Stableload, Torklift has really taken suspension apparatus engagement to the next level."

The new Chevy/GMC Stableload (specs and image available at http://www.torklift.com) improves on Torklift's earlier Ford/Dodge Stableload by adding two further directions of adjustability. The Chevy/GMC Stableload is adjustable side to side as well as front to back for a more accurate leveling of the load. This unique four-way adjustability allows the user to keep the vehicle level in all directions. The Chevy/GMC Stableload is designed to work with or without aftermarket airbag overloads. Unlike airbags, the Chevy/GMC Stableload does not increase the vehicle's load capacity. Rather, the Stableload significantly improves handling characteristics by taking the energy incorporated in the suspension apparatus and activating it sooner. Essentially, it engages the factory overload springs sooner in order to provide a more safe and secure ride. In addition to reducing sway, body roll, and bucking (often associated with the loss of control leading to accidents), the Chevy/GMC Stableload keeps the vehicle level. A level vehicle has the additional benefit of improved breaking and reduced stopping distance, maintaining correct front-end alignment. Stableload installation is designed to be quick and easy, taking roughly 30 minutes to set up all four units on a truck. It's priced about a third of the cost of other overload and suspension upgrade products, making it a cost-effective leveling option. Like all other Torklift products, the Chevy/GMC Stableload will be produced at the company's headquarters in Kent, WA but should be available anywhere in the US or Canada within 48 hours of ordering. The product number is A7300 and prices start at $173.25. All in all, the Chevy/GMC Stableload offers consumers who are hauling or towing heavier loads peace of mind and a safer ride. For more information contact Jessie May at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-800-246-8132 ext. 12.About Torklift International Headquartered in Kent, Washington, Torklift International is the market leader in the United States for high-end aftermarket accessories such as hitches, suspension accessories, turnbuckles, wiring harnesses, and tie downs. All of their products are 100% made in Kent, WA utilizing materials made in the United States. Their full line of products, including the new Chevy/GMC Stableload is available for review at http://www.torklift.com.
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