Our Top Aftermarket Picks from 2017

This past year we’ve had so many great aftermarket products hit shelves that we couldn’t limit our list to just the standard 10.  So why not 17?  From tonneaus to tires, filters to floor mats, we’ve assembled a complete list of the most AWESOME products that 2017 had to offer.  Don’t get your feathers ruffled if your favorite didn’t make the list—head on over to the NEW PRODUCTS section to see a bunch more!

 

RAMPAGE TRAILVIEW TONNEAU

Now that we’ve had some time to delve into the Rampage TrailView Tonneau Top, the more we really dig the looks and functionality of this soft top.  It’s like no other soft top (tonneau?) on the market today.  It features the great SunRider fold-back feature seen on the original TrailView, which just may have the easiest operation we’ve tried on a soft top.  The 30 oz. sailcloth fabric extends over the rear to protect your gear and give it that tonneau look.  The curtain separating the top and tonneau portion includes a large rear window and two side windows for maximum visibility.

Rampage TrailView Tonneau for JKs

FAB FOURS AERO SERIES RAPTOR FRONT BUMPER

The front and rear Aero Series Bumpers for the Ford Raptor weigh an unheard of 45 lbs. each.  That’s over a 50% weight savings from the average metal bumper.  What does this weight reduction mean for you?  Well, the savings provide you with an unchanged driving dynamic.  There’s no need for you to go out and get a super-stiff suspension setup just to support the weight of your front/rear end.  The Aero Series Raptor bumpers also come with a bevy of features you’d expect from a name like Fab Fours, like retention of the factory skid plate and allowance for lightbar mounting.

CORSA APEX SERIES INTAKES

The CORSA Performance new APEX cold air intake is flat out beautiful. A masterful and durable black wrinkle-coat finish adds just a touch of sexy under the hood. However, don’t let the good looks fool you.  Dyno tests of their 2015-2017 GM part numbers show a +11HP and +11TQ increase. 615853-D and 615853-O for 5.3 and 6.2L Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Escalade.  The 2011-2017 Dodge Challenger sees a whopping +21HP!

Cold Air Intake

HUSKY LINERS COCOA X-ACT COUTOUR LINERS

Black goes with just about anything, except when it comes to a car’s interior with a “brown-ish” color scheme. Tan interiors need accessories with complimentary colors to look great but not call too much attention. Enter Cocoa. Cocoa blends nicely with woodgrains and leathers found in today’s upscale cabins.  The X-Act Contour product focuses on coverage for today’s full-size truck, SUV, and Jeep models.  Cocoa color is an option on late-model RAM, Ford, and GM Trucks, with more coverage expected in 2018.

Floor Liners

AIR DESIGN BODY SYSTEMS

Don’t think of this ‘body system’ as those flimsy stick on pieces popular back when the early Fast and the Furious movies were released.  No, no, no, these are tasteful, refined and complement the styling lines of your truck.  Every custom Air Design Body System has been thoroughly designed to reach the pinnacle of style, function, and durability.  Air Design Body System and Interior Protection are based on SUPER R.I.M. overmolding proprietary technology which incorporates high impact multi-layer polymers, and high-pressure Injection Molding Polyurethanes. That’s a lot of big words…so let’s just say they’re basically bulletproof! All parts are sold individually as well, so if you want to mix and match–have at it!  It’s your canvas, paint it just the way you want!

Air Design - Lift it. level it. lower it.

WEEGO PORTABLE JUMP STARTERS/BATTERY PACKS

Whether you are a mom or a mechanic, Weego has something to suit your needs. They offer 7 high-quality jump starters, giving you the peace of mind that you’ll never be stuck without power. Many of their devices are ultra-compact and lightweight enough to fit in a pocket. And the portable battery chargers only lose about 2-5% of their charge each month. So stash them in the glove box, center console, under seats or inside emergency kits. Some rainy day months down the road when the car won’t turn over, you’ll be oh-so-glad you did.

Power Up with Weego

AIRBEDZ PRO 3 AIR MATTRESS

AirBedz is a company staffed with hunters, fishers, off-roaders and motocross riders.  Authentically living the outdoor lifestyle, Pittman’s team has put the issue of poor outdoor sleep “to bed” once and for all. The new Pro 3 Series is designed to be “soft but strong” with a comfortable to-the-touch fabric.  A built-in or portable included DC air pump makes inflating super easy. The 12″ thick mattress’ sleep area is designed to utilize the entire truck bed and is cushioned via an integrated air coil system.  Optional inflatable inserts can be easily added to any Pro 3 to allow for conventional use in a tent or at home.  A convenient carry/storage bag is included with each Pro 3.

AirBedz Pro 3 Truck Bed Air Mattress

RACE GAS FUEL ADDITIVE

Race Gas is specially formulated to transform unleaded gasoline from your local gas station into high octane racing fuel suitable for competition and professional use. Laboratory tested and race proven, mix Race Gas Race Fuel Concentrate with fresh quality gasoline (87 to 93 octane) to raise the final octane to as high as 105 (R+M/2rating). Never run out of race fuel again.

Race Gas

 

JW SPEAKER J2 SERIES

The 8700 Evolution J2 Series headlights keep the distinctive stylistic elements of their predecessors—the “half-halo”. New is the J.W. Speaker logo front and center in bold red lettering. A new “Hydro-dipped” carbon fiber bezel is now available. On the trail or at the mall, it will now be clear to everyone that your lights are legit. Plug and play with no added harnesses make installation a breeze. As Jason Speaker, Account Manager for J.W. Speaker puts it, “The biggest question we get asked when engaging with our customers is in regard to firing all of the optics at once.” He continued, “The J2 Headlight utilizes all optical elements in high beam mode, for the best down-road punch possible.”

J.W. Speaker introduces new Evolution J2 Series

RUGGED RIDGE BRAKE LIGHT LED RING

If you’ve outfitted your CJ/YJ/TJ/JK with a larger wheel and tire combo, the stock third brake light has most likely been deleted or is less functional than it once was.  The Brake Light LED Ring adds an immediate boost of safety and visibility.  Even if you’re still running a stock tire setup, the LED Ring adds a unique touch to your Wrangler.  It works with wheels from 15″ to 20″ in diameter and supports a 5-lug bolt pattern with spacing from 4.5″-5.5″.  Its torch-red LEDs feature waterproof connectors, making the unit durable enough to tackle the toughest conditions.

MICKEY THOMPSON DEEGAN 38 A/T

When Mickey Thompson and Brian Deegan partnered a few years back, we got the wildly popular Deegan 38.  With its rugged look, long tread life, and signature Deegan touches, the Deegan 38 became an instant classic among the mud-terrain space. Fast forward and the demand for all-terrain applications is expanding rapidly–enter the Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 All-Terrain. These bad boys can certainly hold their own in mud and dirt. But we like them because they are also mild-mannered on the road for solid daily-driver usage. So whether you’re looking for that next set of rubber for your off-road rig or just want to turn up the aggressiveness on your truck or SUV, the Deegan 38 All-Terrain tires have you covered.

TRAILFX REFLEX SERIES WINCH

TrailFX has expanded their winch offerings over the past few years and now showcase quite a lineup.  Already having a solid off-road winch and accessory offering, they hit the market with their first ATV/UTV winch last year. Now, the TrailFX Reflex Series nicely slots in with different features and capacities to satisfy a broader base.  Optioned with either a wire or synthetic rope, wired or wireless remote, the Reflex gives you the pulling power needed to get out of those sticky situations.  And we think it just may be the BEST-LOOKING winch on the market.

BULLY DOG PERFORMANCE DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

Bully Dog’s bolt-on Performance DPF for the Ford 6.4-liter Power Stroke® features a larger and better-flowing filter to unleash your truck’s potential—legally. Exhaust flow is increased by 17% compared to stock, through a more efficient design and proprietary coating engineered for performance. Realize measurable increases in horsepower and torque with the Bully Dog Performance DPF alone, or go for max gains by pairing with a Bully Dog tune. Take back lost efficiency and add performance, all while remaining EPA compliant with Bully Dog Performance DPF.

Bully Dog DPF Ford

YUKON GEAR ZIP LOCKERS

If you’re looking for the latest in on-demand traction, then the Zip Locker is for you. The Zip Locker is an air operated locking differential designed with severe off-road use in mind. Its 8620 case & 4320 steel internals provide maximum strength against failure and give you peace of mind on the trail. A variety of air sources can be used for operating the Zip Locker, including air compressors or onboard air systems. Yukon also offers an industry-first “competition series” Zip Locker that defaults-to-lock if the air pressure is interrupted for any reason. Competition series units are available for Dana 60 in 35 spline.

Yukon Gear & Axle Ring and Pinion Upgrade

GRID OFF-ROAD GD-7 AND GD-8 WHEELS

The GD-7 and GD-8 are the newest wheels in the GRID lineup and announce their arrival with authority.  The GD-8 is offered in 18×9, 20×9 and 20×10 inch sizes, in either a gloss black finish with milled accents or a bronze dark tint with matte black accents.  It looks like a modern, sexy variant of the tried-and-true 8-hole steel wheel made popular by off-road enthusiasts. The GD-7 boasts three available finishes. The first is a matte anthracite milled with a black lip for contrast. Second is a matte black with milled accents and last, but certainly not least, is a gloss bronze milled wheel with a gloss black lip.  The GD7 features a 2-piece center cap which facilitates access to locking hubs.

ADDICTIVE DESERT DESIGNS (ADD) HONEYBADGER SUPER DUTY BUMPERS

ADD offers two options for 2017 Super Duty trucks under the HoneyBadger moniker.  Before we go on, we have to tip our caps to ADD on the branding of this front-end face lift.  The name just says it all. Traffic? Meh. Tree down in the road? Whatever. HoneyBadger don’t care.  If you care to mount a winch to your Super Duty, then you’ll want part # F167382840103. If you don’t care to run a winch, then the F167412840103 is the HoneyBadger for you.  The unique design allows for up to a 40″ curved light bar or as many as 10 LED cube lights on top of the bumper. The lower mounting positions accomodate 10″ light bars on either side, and a 20″ in the center.

Super Duty Bumper

TRUXEDO PRO X15 TONNEAU

The Lo Pro cover is no slouch in the tonneau realm; it is Truxedo’s best selling offering.  But with the Pro X15 they’ve managed to take everything great about the Lo Pro and infuse an additional dose of style and performance.  The Pro X15 introduces a revamped 15-degree rail system which allows the cover to sit with an incredibly low profile. A superior-grade matte black fabric resists dirt and needs far less cleaning than comparable covers.  Plus, the self-leveling design provides a quick, easy, and accurate installation–no special tools required.

 

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