PRODUCT TESTS & NEW STUFF
ANY remote-area tourer should have a second battery. Some 4x4s are designed to cater for one; others need a bit of tweaking. Projecta has launched of a range of custom-built heavy-duty battery trays designed to fit conveniently into specific vehicles without any modifications. The trays are constructed with 2mm heavy duty rust and corrosion resistant passivated zinc-coated steel. Jump online to see the range of vehicles the trays are designed for.
RRP: $249 Website: www.projecta.com.au
THE simple-to-install iDrive Throttle Tuner sharpens a 4x4’s throttle response by eliminating any delay caused by a modern vehicle’s fly-by-wire throttle technology.
The tuner utilises inbuilt settings to ensure a driver can find a setting that suits their driving style. The result is the smoothest aftermarket control module on the market. iDrive offer a money-back guarantee if buyers aren’t satisfied with the product – but we’re confident that’ll never happen.
RRP: $299 Website: www.idriveaustralia.com.au
KEEPING your tools neatly packed away is important when heading on any off-road expedition. Plus it’s even better if they don’t take up much room and they’re not in a big metal box.
MSA 4X4 has unrolled a large Tool Roll that’s built tough. The roll features heavy-duty doublelayered 12oz canvas; separate top flap and elastics to keep everything in place; 18 pockets of various sizes; and a heavy-moulded rubber carry handle. At 1220cm x 420cm when open, it allows for easy and safe storage. The MSA roll also works well for storing your camp cutlery RRP: $108 Website: www.msa4x4.com.au
UNIDEN has expanded its range of UHF CB radios. The new five-watt models include the flagship UH9080 UHF CB radio and scanner in one, and the UH9060 and UH9000 UHF CB radios. The new releases are ideal for weekend adventurers and 4WD enthusiasts. Key features across the range include: access to 80 UHF CB channels; dual speaker in the speaker, microphone and base; Smart Mic technology; Master Scan technology; and an instant replay function. Check the web for a full list of features for each radio.
IF YOU’VE ever spent time off-roading you’d know it’s impossible to keep a rig’s carpets completely clean. Enter the rugged WeatherBeater floor liners. The USA-made floor liners are precisely measured to perfectly conform to a vehicle’s measurements. Other features include: a FormFit Edge, a raised ridge that runs along the door jamb; StayPut Cleats that stop the liner from shifting around underfoot; and rear-seat protection. The liners are easy to install and just as easy to clean, and they come with a lifetime guarantee.
NEVER get lost again, because Hema’s new HX-1 Navigator is on its way. The all-new Hema has more than 45,000 campsites, caravan parks and points of interest stored. Plus it comes with street mapping, precise turnby- turn guidance, and alerts for speed cameras, redlight cameras and school zones. With its new in-built camera you can record and save your journeys on map with photos and video and then share them on the Hema Explorer Cloud. The seven-inch multi-touchscreen is a vital addition to any 4x4 enthusiast’s repertoire.
RRP: $699 Website: www.hemamaps.com
IF YOU’RE in the market for a new winch, then check out the Thunder 12V 9500lb winch. The high-powered winch features a waterproof planetary gearbox, genuine Dyneema rope (available in 11mm x 24m and 9.5mm x 26m to suit different sized winches), and a wireless remote. A full range of recovery accessories are also available. This winch would look a treat on any bullbar.
RRP: $1250 Website: www.thunderauto.com.au