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Recon Winch

Features of the Recon Winch

The Recon Winch  has all you are looking for if you are an enthusiast in mudding, off-roading, rock climbing,or  salvage and recovery. Recons top of the line winches offer you the highest quality in line speed and unparalleled pulling power. With a lightening quick 28 feet per minute line speed and a pulling capacity of 117,500 pounds, you will never be left stranded out on the trail. The Recon Winch features automatic in-the-drum brakes and a sliding ring gear clutch.

The gear ratio of the Recon Winch is set at 358.4:1 for an increase in torque and a 7.0hp series wound motor. The cable line is constructed of aircraft grade steel and measures out to 1/16″ diameter by 92ft. length. The Recon Winch is covered by a lifetime warranty.

How does a winch work?

The winch is powered by the vehicles battery. The motor gives power to the gear mechanism that turns the winch drum and winds the steel wire rope. The winch drum is the cylinder that the rope feeds onto. It is driven by the motor and drive train.  The reduction gear transforms the winch motor power into a massive pulling force. The brake is automatically applied to the winch drum when the motor stops and there is a load on the rope.

The brake prevents the winch from letting out line and this holds the vehicle in place. The clutch then lets the user manually unfasten the spooling drum from the gear train letting the drum spool freely. Operating the clutch bolts the winch drum back onto the gear train. Another feature of the Recon Winch is the control box. The control box gets its power from your trucks battery. Solenoids convert power to the motor, letting the user change direction of the winch drum rotation.  The remote control plugs into the winch control box. This enables an operator to control the winch direction not to mention gives you the ability to operate the winch at a safe distance.

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Spindle Knuckle

What is a steering spindle/knuckle?

In a suspension system a steering knuckle holds the bearings and connects the steering and suspension to the rotating components. The steering knuckle is sometimes also called an upright or hub. The tire assembly and wheel connect to the hub or spindle of the knuckle where the wheel spins while maintaining a steady range of motion by the knuckle or suspension assembly. The spindle is a part of the suspension system that carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms.

Your steering system

The purpose of the steering system on your truck is to convert rotary movement of the steering wheel into angular movement of the front wheels. The axle supports the front wheels by aid of linkage and the steering box. The front wheels are connected to the steering wheel so they can can spin without the danger of a lateral slip. The steering system also helps in part to cushion road shocks.

Looking to upgrade your steering system?

Take a look at the  Cognito Heavy Duty Tierod Kit w/ Spindle/Knuckle. This system is for use on the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax and is intended to replace the factory tie rod assemblies from the ends of the drag link to the spindles. It was engineered to get rid of the factory outer tie rod and the inner ball and socket joint. These components are exchanged with semi joint rod end units. The Cognito Heavy Duty Tie Rod Kit uses right and left hand threads as well as a straight adjuster tube to refine toe settings.

Self-Lubricating rod ends

These kits are made from 1 inch diameter DOM steel tubing for ultimate strength and durability. These are meant to replace the factory adjusters that neck down at the threads. Factory adjusters are well known for bending where the threads connect to the outer tie rod. The Cognito system replaces the inferior inner ball and socket found in factory systems. Cognito use rod ends that have a 3/4 inch shank and body with a 5/8 inch hole for the mounting points. Cognito line the rod ends with Teflon enabling them to lubricated themselves!

Purpose of tie rods

The tie rod is part of the steering apparatus in a vehicle. It is a structural rod used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. Tie rods consist of an outer and inner end. They spread force from the steering center link to the steering knuckle. This causes the wheel to turn. The outer tie rod end connects with an adjustable sleeve which is used to set a vehicles alignment angle. A worn tire rod can lead to unreliable steering and major tire wear or damage.

What other components of my steering system would I want to  upgrade?

Another important component to your steering system and worth upgrading is the Center link. A center link can aid in stopping the large amount of play you may be noticing in your steering. Center links have been known to fail after some time. Upgrading to a stronger and more dependable than stock part will eliminate this concern. One method of determining if your center link is not working correctly is to hold onto it and see if it is wobbling. Make sure to check for cracking or excessive wear. OC DIESEL suggests the PPE Center Link with Puller made for the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax. It is constructed of 304 stainless steel, come with a one year warranty, and will greatly aid with strengthening your steering system.

While you’re at it, OC DIESEL also recommends upgrading the steering mechanism on your truck with the PPE Pitman Idler Arm Support Kit.

This kit is made for the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax 2WD & 4WD 2500HD & 3500. The addition of an upgraded Idler Arm product can increase strength and durability by replacing weak, breakable stock parts which can prevent costly repairs. This is a must for lifted trucks, bigger tires, drag racing, and off -roading.

The Pitman arm is a linkage attached to the steering gear that changes the angular motion of the sector shaft in the linear motion necessary for steering the wheels. The Pitman Arm is held by the sector shaft and supports the center link with a ball joint. It transfers the motion it receives from the steering box into the center link, making it move from left to right to turn the wheels in the right direction. The Idler Arm is connected between the opposite side of the center link from the Pitman arm and the trucks frame to hold the center link at the correct height.

OC DIESEL carries all parts and components for steering systems and every other product or accessory for diesel vehicles. Visit our website at www.OCDIESEL.com

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Throttle Body Spacer benefits

Huge gains in torque are attainable with the Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer

The Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer was engineered to enrich your vehicles off idle to midrange performance and productivity. This throttle body spacer has a unique helix bore design that produces a spinning action of the air coming in. As the air passes through the throttle body, it forces the air molecules to uphold a high speed. This is a benefit because it delivers an atomized mixture of air and fuel on its way to the combustion chamber. Benefits are huge torque gains of 800 to 2500ft. lbs. This could also equal fair gains in fuel economy.

Easy installation

The Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer was engineered from the best quality aircraft grade billet 6061-T6 aluminum and designed precisely for your application. These spacers can be installed using normal hand tools. There is no drilling or cutting required for installation and includes a lifetime guarantee!

Further benefits of installing a throttle body spacer

A throttle body spacer adds rapidity of air flow by improving the vacuum response to the TBI. It also creates an airflow vortex. This increases the runner length of the intake manifold while at the same time increasing the over plenum volume and atomization. This stops the air-fuel mixture from smacking the bottom of the intake manifold and springing back up to disperse in the intake manifold providing more throttle response and overall better performance. Throttle body spacers can also affect horsepower up to 18hp. Want more torque? Throttle body spacers can get you up to 25ft. lbs. of torque! Velocity in the combustion chamber makes for more torque by speeding up air flow, the more air flow-the more torque. Spacers offer more height for the air-fuel mixture to have a more measured flow into the intake ports of the manifold increasing torque response. Gains in fuel economy is an added benefit of throttle body spacers. You can expect 3-4 mpg increases after installation.

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4wd Shocks

The Daystar 2.5″ Lift Front Scorpion Shock Absorbers are available for almost any type of use. Used in conjunction with the Daystar comfort ride and leveling kits, these shocks provide you with a super comfortable ride. The two products used together are perfect for the enthusiast who is looking for a simple way to add a  2 to 3 inch lift to their vehicle. These shocks are tuned for your exact application needs for the best performance possible. One of the many benefits of installing these shocks on your truck is the twin-tube construction that helps allows for more oil capacity and cuts down on shock fade.

Engineered for long life and durability

A heavy duty piston seal and rapidity responsive valving stack are encased in the shocks and are paired with a chrome piston shaft that will prolong the life and durability of your shocks. These shocks provide added strength by means of adding polyurethane bushings and shock boots. The Daystar 2.5″ Lift Front Scorpion Shock Absorbers are intended for use with the well known Daystar Comfort Lift and Leveling and Leveling kits calling for longer shocks. They are sold in kits and or by themselves as replacements.

Features of the Daystar 4wd Shocks

These shocks are engineered to prevent foaming and shock fade under the most rigorous of conditions. The piston shafts are manufactured from chrome-hardened material increasing durability. Included in the package are black bushings and boots. One of a kind camouflage color gives these shocks a more rugged look.

What is the function of shock absorbers?

Shock absorbers absorb or disperse energy and help to cushion your truck on uneven roads or in off-road applications. A more comfortable ride and cutting down on excessive suspension movement is the desired effect of installing shocks onto your vehicle. A suspension system is made up of a system of springs, shocks, and linkages that that connect the wheels to the vehicle. These parts work together to improve road holding power and braking as well as keeping the passengers safe and comfortable. This system also cuts down on road noise, bumps and vibrations.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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43K HID

ASM HID Xenon Fog Light 43K White

Lifespan of 3 to 5 years!

HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. It signifies the lighting technology that depends on an electrical charge to ignite xenon gas encapsulated in a sealed bulb. One of the many advantages of HID lighting is that it does not contain a filament. Instead it generates light by igniting an arc between two electrodes.Halogen bulbs do contain a filament and have an average life of about a year. HID bulbs are capsules filled with gas with an average lifespan of about 3 to 5 years! HID lights use around 35 watts whereas the Halogen lights use about 55 so the HID lights will take less power from your truck.

Get the same lighting used in sports arenas!

HID lights name originated from the penetrating white light given off by electrical discharge. They are also called xenon lamps and that refers to the gas encased in the lamp. HID lighting is used in many stadiums so you get the idea when we say this lighting is intense!

Features of the 43K HID light system:

  • Installation simply requires connection of the wiring harness to the stock headlight to the bulb’s harness and then connecting the wiring harness from the bulb to the HID ballast.
  • This lighting technology is used in nearly all of the high-end and luxury vehicles.
  • Detailed instructions with full illustrations are included.
  • ASM Lighting ballasts are shock-proof and waterproof.

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Cetane Booster

Boost power and fuel economy with PPE Cetane Booster

PPE Cetane Booster can increase your power, improve fuel economy and keeps your injectors and pump well lubricated and protected. It also has the ability to keep your fuel system clean and reduce deposits. Cetane booster improves starts in cold weather and stops fuel from waxing and gelling up. Improve corrosion resistance with this super effective mixture. Fuel storage stability and water separation is just another perq to using PPE Cetane Booster.

How much Cetane Booster do I need?

The PPE Opti-Lube Performance Blend is the best fuel additive you can buy for your diesel. Maximized performance and fuel economy are only a couple of the many benefits this product provides. One bottle is enough for two trips to the pump. In severely cold weather conditions, add a 12 oz bottle to a 25 gallon tank.

Get it now from at OC Diesel!

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Jeep CRD

Completely Adjustable and Stackable!

The TS Performance Power Play MP-8 Module can be used on the Jeep CRD. Installation is a snap with the Plug&Play application. This module is undetectable, it will not leave a fingerprint in your Jeeps computer. The Power Play is adjustable and completely in-cab stackable. The MP-8 Module is one of the most popular stacking modules on the market today. If you tow with your Jeep, this module is perfect for you! The MP-8 will not increase your exhaust temps or increase your Jeeps fuel mileage while towing, it actually increases 2 to 4 MPG. Horsepower is increased by 100+! This module installs quickly and easily.

Automatically adjusted fuel injection

The MP-8 Module for Jeep CRD connects to your Jeeps computer and in seconds, selects the correct programming and gives you a choice of performance settings with the push of a button. The module includes both a fuel pressure and map sensor that are completely programmable.  When you reprogram the map sensor signal you get an altered boost level and automatically adjusted fuel injection. The TS Performance Power Play Module will never be obsolete. It can be upgraded with new TS Performance programs in the future.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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