Gauges, ECU tuners and fuel injection products were among the new performance street products most popular with buyers at the 2008 SEMA Show. SEMA used a new digital tracking method at the 2008 New Products Showcase, allowing buyers to scan product barcodes and receive product details via printout or e-mail.
There were 219 new products entered in the Best New Performance Street Product category, and nearly 2,800 scans requesting additional product information. Who was doing all that scanning? More than 9,400 were retailers, followed by warehouse distributors (3,900), repair/service/installers (3,900) and builders/fabricators (3,500).
The following are the top 10 performance street products that were of most interest to buyers:
|1: Innovate Motorsports OT-2 Open Tune Interface|
OBD-II interface for Apple iPhone or iPod Touch that includes a software performance computer, an efficiency calculator, and advanced diagnostics.
|2: G-TECH/Pro EGS|
The Expandable Gauge System incorporates an optional wideband oxygen sensor, an OBD-II scan tool, an eight-channel data acquisition module and more.
|3: Professional Products Powerjection III |
Compact, full-featured EFI system with self-learning that eliminates laptop tuning.
|4: Innovate Motorsports G3 Gauges|
Oil pressure, water temp and boost/vaccuum gauges feature responsive needle motion, and match Innovate’s G3 Air/Fuel Ratio gauges.
|5: Unisteer Performance Products Electric Power Steering Column|
Electric power steering built into the column to reduce engine-bay clutter.
6:COMP FAST EZ-EFI Self Tuning Fuel Induction System
|7: SCT Touch Screen Xtreme|
Bluetooth wireless flash-based tuning device for Ford, GM and Chrysler gas- or diesel-powered cars and trucks.
|8: Auto Meter Competition Series Instruments|
Progressive race look, "Hi-Def" illumination, full-face red alert warning system with peak recall, new digital circuitry with pro-control outputs.
|9: Flex-a-Lite Universal Radiator/Fan Combo|
Cross-flow radiator with patented side tank design. Internal fins act as heat sinks, absorbing heat from engine coolant and radiating it through external fins to dissipate heat twice as fast. Comes equipped with electric fan for easy drop in installation.
|10: Hot Rod Air 2005-2008 Mustang Louver|
2005-2008 Mustang direct replacement polished aluminum louver.