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Factor 55 Closed System Winching

If you drive a Jeep, it’s likely that you’ve seen plenty of recovery videos on YouTube where something goes wrong.  While there will always be some element of risk involved with winch recovery, many of those risks can be minimized through exercise of safe winching practices and proper equipment.

In an effort to promote safer trail recovery, Axleboy Off-Road is excited to announce that they are partnering with Factor 55 Precision Engineering to deliver high quality closed-system winching solutions.

What is Closed System Winching?

Closed system winching is a winching technique that uses rigging comprised entirely of closed link hardware. With this system you can use your existing winch and cable/rope while replacing the hook with a Factor 55 winch-line shackle mount made from high-quality billet 6000 series aluminums and 6AL-4V Titanium.

Isn’t the Hook Good Enough?

People have been using hooks for a long time.  The common “clevis hook slip” that comes with most winches was originally designed and manufactured for use in commercial settings, to hoist heavy payloads secured by chain link.  In this setting, the hook has proven to be dependable largely due to the nature of the task.

For decades, off-road enthusiasts have taken this commercial tool and put it to alternative recreational use. Under such recovery type conditions, the hook is prone to failure because of the non-closeable opened end.  Even hooks with a safety latch cannot be considered a closed system because of the inherent weakness of the clasping mechanism.

Can the hook work? Yes! Will it work reliably? For that, there is no guarantee. The professionals at Axleboy Off-Road strongly suggest using a system that has proven to be safer, stronger and more secure.

Factor 55 Products are all Made in the USA & Trail Tested

Factor 55 PROLINK
  • Replaces conventional winch hooks with a safer more secure shackle/D-ring
  • Lightweight- Precision CNC machined 6000 series aluminum
  • No splicing required- titanium double sheer pin design
  • Designed for both steel cable and synthetic ropes
  • Integrated rubber boot for fairlead protection
  • Exceptional strength and quality
  • 3 sizes and 5 color options
Factor 55 FLATLINK
  • Foldable-1.75” thick (works will all fairlead license plate mounting brackets)
  • Prevents rattles- clinches neatly against both Hawse and roller fairleads
  • Increased approach angle
  • Replaces conventional winch hooks with a safer more secure shackle/D-ring
  • Lightweight- Precision CNC machined 6000 series aluminum
  • No splicing required- titanium double sheer pin design
  • Designed for both steel cable and synthetic ropes

 

For safer, stronger, more secure closed-system winching, stop by Axleboy Off-Road and pick up your Factor 55 PROLINK or FLATLINK today! For more technical information on closed system winching check out factor55.com or call Axleboy at 636-939-5337.

NEW Rock Sliders From Smittybilt

We are proud to offer the latest products from Smittybilt, including their new Atlas Series rock sliders (compatible with 2 and 4-door Wrangler JKs).  Starting at only $449.99*, these quality rock sliders feature:

  • 3/16″ cold rolled steel
  • Anti-slip step pads for easier access
  • Complete bolt on installation (no drilling)
  • Compatability with XRC exterior armor

Smittybilt Rock Sliders

Call or stop by for details and to set your appointment.

Be sure to check out some of the other great deals going on right now on our Specials page.

*For 2007-2016 JK 2-door Atlas Rock Sliders with step. Does not include sales tax or installation.

ARB Spring Deal on Lockers

ARB Air Lockers

ARB Special


Buy 1 Air Locker, Get an Air Locker Activation Compressor 

 (CKSA12) – $190 Value

OR

Buy 2 Air Lockers, Get a High Performance Compressor 

 (CKMA12) – $290 Value

Take advantage of this opportunity to get your hands on a great product at an even better price!  Achieve true four wheel drive with ARB Air Lockers- commanding power for the last 25 years.  Some of the biggest names in off-road racing and expedition from around the globe have come to rely on ARB, and we are confident that these air lockers will help you overcome some of the toughest obstacles on the trail.  With over 100 different application models, ARB has the perfect air locker to ensure that your Jeep can get the traction it needs to take you out into the wild…and back again.

Call Axleboy today and schedule your ARB Air Locker upgrade: (636)939-5337

WARN Winch

Winch Rope is Right for You?

Steel vs. Synthetic Winch Rope

Axleboy sells and installs a number of WARN winches every year.  Did you know that WARN offers a number of wire rope and synthetic rope options on their winches?  Perhaps a better question would be, “Which rope is right for your rig?”

Here’s a quick look at some of the material qualities that you should be aware of when considering which rope will meet your winching needs:

Steel rope is:

  • Extremely durable
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Good for utility applications where the line may contact objects like stumps, rocks, and other things that rub against the rope.
  • Used for decades by enthusiasts and workers alike.
  • Heavier than synthetic line
  • Less flexible than synthetic line.
  • Less expensive than synthetic.

 

Synthetic rope is:

  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to handle
  • Floats on water
  • More prone to damage by abrasion, and requires the use of the included abrasion sleeve when the rope comes into contact with an object
  • Should be inspected before each use for abrasion wear or fraying.
  • More expensive than steel rope

WARN Winches Rock

 

Jeep Caravan

New Items on Clearance

As we continue cleaning up our stock room, more Jeep accessories are being marked anywhere between 20-75% below retail prices.  For the first time in 10 years, Axleboy is making room for new inventory and pricing their current stock to GO.

 

Check out the listing below or shop online at: shop.Axleboy.com

 

NEW LISTINGS:

Manufacturer Description  Cost  Available Qty
Rugged Ridge Rocker Covers TJ, plastic  $50.00      1
Rugged Ridge Neoprene grab handles  $20.00      2
Body Armor JK Winch mount  $65.00      1
WARN Soft Winch Cover  $46.30      1
KC Hilites 8″ Stone Guard  $15.00      1
KC Hilites 6″ Stone Guard  $11.00      2

 

ORIGINAL LISTING:

Manufacturer Description  Cost  Available Qty
KC Hilites 100w Driving Black Slim Lites  $ 155.00      1
Smittybilt Tire deflator kit  $ 32.00      2
Rampage 2″ Receiver w/D-Ring  $ 27.00      1
Rug Ridge JK hood dress up kit, Black  $ 75.00      2
Rug Ridge JK Door Hinge covers, 2d, blk  $ 75.00      2
Rug Ridge JK Fuel cover, Locking, Blk  $ 45.00      2
Rug Ridge JK Park & turn signal Euro guards, Black  $ 40.00      1
Rug Ridge TJ Hood lock  $ 12.00      2
Rug Ridge JK Hood lock  $ 13.00      2
Rug Ridge JK Chrome Grill Inserts  $ 41.79      1
Rug Ridge JK Black grille inserts  $ 41.79      1
Rug Ridge JK door recess covers, Black  $  20.50      2
Rug Ridge JK 4dr 2nd row floor liner   $  57.00      1
Rug Ridge JK rear grab handles  $ 10.75      1
Rug Ridge Pitch & Roll Meter w/ Compass  $ 15.00      1
Rug Ridge JK 5 pc Chrome door handle covers  $ 56.00      2
Rug Ridge JK door recess covers  $ 27.00      2
Rug Ridge Winch pull strap  $ 5.57      1
Rug Ridge Dana 35 Skid Plate  $ 44.00      2
Rug Ridge Dana 44 diff skid plates  $ 44.00      1
Rug Ridge JK cargo liner  $ 55.00      1
Rug Ridge Tire Repair Kit  $ 22.25      1
McGard 1/2×20 5 Pc Wheel lock set  $ 16.50      1
Rampage JK Polished door handles  $ 52.77      4
Superchips 2003-2010 Jeep VIVID LINQ  Performance Programmer  $ 275.00      1
TeraFlex TJ/LJ 4” spring box- open box-as is  $ 135.00      SOLD
TeraFlex 94+ Dodge Ram leveling kit  $ 30.00      1
TeraFlex JK Drop brkt w/ frame brace & flip drag link  $ 105.00      1
TeraFlex TJ steering box skid plate, no hardware  $ 15.00      SOLD
TeraFlex TJ gas tank skid plate  $ 75.00      SOLD
CloverPatch Convert a Top  $ 21.00      1
CloverPatch Soft top window roll  $ 59.00      1
EK Motorsports 3.75” Camo grab handles  $ 10.00      1
EK Motorsports 3.75” Yellow grab handles  $ 10.00      SOLD
Bestop 03-06 TJ Safari Bikini top  $ 70.00      SOLD
K&N 03-08 Dodge Ram 1500 C.A.I.   $ 185.00      SOLD
Old Man Emu Performance Jeep Shocks  $ 75.00      SOLD
Crown CJ Pitman arm w/ Power steering  $ 14.50      1
Crown CJ Pitman arm w/o Power steering  $ 26.00      1
Rubicon Express JK Chromoly flip drag link  $ 133.00      1
Rubicon Express Frt upper Super Flex control arms  $ 145.00      SOLD
Rock Hard JK Vapor can. Skid plate  $ 70.00      1
Rock Hard JK 07-11 Vapor can. relocation kit  $  84.00      1
Rock Hard JK 2012 Vapor can. relocation kit  $ 84.00      1
TeraFlex Dana 44 Tri-link bracket  $ 41.00      1
Yukon 1-Piece axle kit for wide track Model 20  $ 195.00      1
Mopar Tube side steps for LJ- with hardware- as is  $ 50.00      SOLD