Market Snapshot

The Top 10 New Van, Pickup and SUV Products from the 2008 SEMA Show

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:

1: Carriage Works 3-Piece Roll Pan Kit

Kit for 2007 Silverado features oval exhaust tips, steel roll pan with urethane bed corners, bolt-on installation and is ready for paint.

Carriage Works Billet Accessories 2007 Silverado roll pan

2: Grant Products Revolution Airbag Steering Wheel

Airbag replacement steering wheel that enables enthusiasts to customize their steering wheel and retain the safety of the factory airbag.

Grant Products Airbag Steering Wheel

3: Carriage Works Ford F-150 Grille

Classic billet grille for the newly-restyled Ford F-150. including Lariat and King Ranch editions.

Carriage Works Billet Accessories F-150 grille

4: BD Diesel 6.4L Super Air Scoop

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.

BD Diesel Performance

5: Bully Dog Technologies Triple Dog E3 Downloader

Economy-based downloader features a lower price point, with tuning developed for maximum fuel economy.

Bully Dog Triple Dog E3 Downloader

6: ARB 4x4 Accessories Portable Air Compressor

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.

ARB High Output Portable Air Compressor

7: Dee Zee Pickup Racks

Aluminum rack adds function and style to all standard-size pickups.

Dee Zee Pickup Cab racks

8: Jack-Rack Cargo Management System

Lightweight adjustable lift assembly occupies normal bed area, and provides wide range of options.

Jack Rack

9: ViAir 200-psi Air Source Kit

Intended for use on- and off-road, for inflating tires, air horns, actuating air locking differentials, load-leveling and more.

ViAir Corporation 200 psi Air Source Kit

10: Go Rhino! Dominator III side steps

Modular, wheel-to-wheel Side Steps feature drop-down step and "race style" removable aluminum step pads.

GoRhino! Dominator III