Exterior cargo and styling accessories, and two different air compressors were among the new products for vans, trucks and SUVs 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 nearly 100 new products entered in the Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Performance Street Product category, and nearly 1,000 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).
Following are the top 10 van/truck/SUV products that were of most interest to buyers:
Kit for 2007 Silverado features oval exhaust tips, steel roll pan with urethane bed corners, bolt-on installation and is ready for paint.
Airbag replacement steering wheel that enables enthusiasts to customize their steering wheel and retain the safety of the factory airbag.
Classic billet grille for the newly-restyled Ford F-150. including Lariat and King Ranch editions.
Replaces fender air vent on the Ford 6.4L Power Stroke with a ram-air style scoop and ducting for better fuel economy and turbo response, and lower EGTs.
Economy-based downloader features a lower price point, with tuning developed for maximum fuel economy.
Portable 12V air compressor comes in durable carry case. Includes 19-foot air hose and comes with all fittings for tire inflation and camping/leisure gear.
Aluminum rack adds function and style to all standard-size pickups.
Lightweight adjustable lift assembly occupies normal bed area, and provides wide range of options.
Intended for use on- and off-road, for inflating tires, air horns, actuating air locking differentials, load-leveling and more.
Modular, wheel-to-wheel Side Steps feature drop-down step and "race style" removable aluminum step pads.