From time to time, OnAllCylinders will provide a peek at some of the newest products and deals that can help get your next project on track for less. Check out what’s in our parts bin this week:

Nitrous Express Maximizer 4 Controller

NEX-15957The Maximizer 4 can operate one or two stages of nitrous based on one of five parameters to maximize your traction:

Time-Based: a good choice for drag racing from a standing start. Easy to fine-tune so that you leave soft enough to eliminate wheel spin. As you go downtrack, the controller smoothly adds more nitrous as traction increases.

• RPM-Based: This method allows you to add a little nitrous at lower engine rpm and ramp into full nitrous as the engine rpm increases. Since nitrous flow is limited to a small amount at low rpm, you can safely activate the nitrous to help to pull the car out of the hole.

• MPH-Based: Automatically limits nitrous to a smaller shot at low speeds where traction is limited, then provides a larger shot at higher speeds when traction improves. Bracket racers can use this feature to set a MPH nitrous cutoff point to help run consistent ETs.

Throttle Percentage-Based: Allows you to “pedal” the car in the event of wheel spin. Nitrous flow smoothly increases and decreases as you work the throttle, allowing you to regain traction and continue racing. This method is ideal for road racing, drifting, and street machines as it allows you to introduce a small amount of nitrous at mid-throttle, then smoothly transition to full nitrous as you press the throttle to the floor.

• Boost-Based: Boost progression allows nitrous to come on strong to eliminate turbo lag, then smoothly ramp down to let the turbo do its thing. The end result is monster power with zero lag, even with a huge turbo. On diesel applications, the controller will not allow nitrous delivery until the engine starts to see boost, preventing a engine stall.

The Nitrous Express Maximizer 4 also monitors the engine’s air/fuel ratio using an optional wideband O2 module.

Rugged Ridge Accessory Packages for Jeep JK

rgg-1249890_xlFrom no-frills basic to all-out off-roader, Rugged Ridge offers ten accessory packages that should make all you JK-ers happy, and all are covered by a five-year limited warranty.

And if you can’t swing an entire Rugged Ridge package, don’t fret—all of the components in each kit are available separately. Just pick a package you like and buy the pieces one or two at a time. Here’s a sampling of some of the packages.

Pioneer Package for 2010-15 Wrangler
This package will make your Wrangler stand out from the sea of JKs in your town. It includes:
• 3-inch Bull Bar grille guard
• Stainless-steel mesh grille insert
• Driving light kit with wiring harness
• Euroguard light guards
• Aluminum hood catches
• Front floor liners

Canyon Package for 2013-15 Wrangler
This package is a big step up in appearance and function. It includes:
• 2.5-inch lift kit with shocks
• 17 x 9 Drakon gunmetal wheels
• 33 x 12.50-15 Mickey Thompson ATZ tires
• All Terrain steel front bumper with stubby ends
• Black grille insert
• D-shackles
• Aluminum hood catches and locking fuel filler door
• Front and rear floor liners

Rocky Package for 2013-15 Wrangler
Feeling adventurous? The Rocky Package is for you. It includes:
• 2.5-inch lift kit
• 17 x 9 XHD wheels with rim protectors
• 33 x 12.50-15 Mickey Thompson ATZ tires
• 8,500 lb. pull-rated winch
• XHD modular front bumper with hoop-style grille guard and stubby ends
• XHD rear bumper
• Black grille overlay
• Hurricane flat fender flares
• Euroguard light guards
• XHD Swing and Lock spare tire carrier
• Hood catches and locking fuel filler door
• Front floor liners

Explorer Package for 2013-15 Wrangler Two-Door
Once you install the Explorer Package on your Wrangler, you’ll be ready to go just about anywhere your off-road-loving heart desires:
• 4-inch lift kit with shocks, drop pitman arm, and steering stabilizer
• 17 x 9 Drakon wheels
• 37 x 12.50-15 Mickey ATZ Thompson tires
• 10,500 lb. pull-rated winch
• All Terrain front bumper with stubby ends
• Double X Striker grill guard
• XHD Rear bumper
• XHD swing-away locking spare tire carrier
• XHD snorkel
• Vented steel hood (primered, ready to paint)
• Hurricane flat fender flares
• Euroguard light guards
• Sherpa roof rack
• LED driving lights
• Aluminum hood catches and locking fuel filler door
• Floor and cargo liners

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.