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The SEMA Show annually features the latest product innovations and introductions from all markets within the specialty-equipment industry. The Show's 2008 New Products Showcase featured more than 1,600 product entries.
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Ansani Designs (booth #33172) will showcase a number of its latest products at the 2009 SEMA Show. For more information on the Ansani products listed below, call 480/323-0504 or visit www.ansanidesigns.com.
Ansani Designs Super Duty Fiberglass Light Bumper
Ansani Designs offers a fiberglass high-visibility bumper with molded-in light pods for 2008-current Ford Super Dutys. This complete direct-replacement bumper is 40%-50% lighter than the OE steel unit. Ansani's innovative design incorporates mounting pods for three KC Rally 800 8-inch auxiliary lights. Bumpers are shipped paint-ready; custom hydro-printed finishes are optional.
Ansani Designs Toyota Tundra Fiberglass Light Bumper
Ansani Designs offers a fiberglass front bumper insert for 2007-current Toyota Tundras. It’s a direct replacement for the factory urethane piece. The Ansani Designs insert includes three molded light pods for 8-inch KC Rally 800 auxiliary lights.
For strength, construction is from hand-laid-in-America uni-directional fiberglass. The Tundra inserts are shipped in a primer-ready gelcoat. Ansani Designs also offers optional hydro-printing in patterns ranging from carbon-fibers to metal finishes to woodgrains.
Ansani Designs LED Jeep Flares, Grille and Cowl Hood
Ansani Designs introduces high-profile front fender flares, grille and a replacement hood for 2007-current Jeep JK Wranglers. Made from composite material, the direct-replacement flares and grille feature integrated Rigid Industries LED light bars.
The flares, six inches wider than stock, feature a single 6-inch Rigid E-Series LED bar; the production grille will have a single 20-inch LED bar. Ansani Designs replacement hood (not shown) features a wide, low-profile scoop.
Ansani Designs Yamaha Rhino LED Hood Scoop
Ansani Designs offers a fiberglass hood scoop/auxiliary light pod for the Yamaha Rhino. The scoop houses a 10-inch Rigid Industries E-Series bar-style LED light.
Made from hand-laid fiberglass, the scoop is shipped in paint-ready gelcoat. Or, Ansani Designs can apply hydrographic prints ranging from multiple camo patterns to carbon fibers to animal hides to hundred-dollar bills. Rhino fiberglass speaker pods will also be introduced at SEMA.
AutoWare Technologies (booth #42075) released a new eCommerce Package for its successful NextWheels Online program for the 2009 SEMA Show. Customers can now buy custom wheels and tires directly through the NextWheels Online program after they have visually previewed exactly how the wheels and tires will look on their vehicle. With a simple click of the “purchase” button, the selected wheels and tires are added directly to the retailer’s existing shopping cart.
|AutoWare Technologies released a new eCommerce package for its NextWheels Online program.|
For more than 14 years, AutoWare has been providing tools to help retailers increase sales of custom wheels and tires through its SoftWheels NX, TreadWare, and NextWheels Online software programs, along with the Technical Tire and Wheel Training DVD Series and the Tire MountMate tool.
While the NextWheels Online program has been available for several years as a tool for visually previewing wheels and tires on their car, only now can retailers actually sell these products directly through the program, giving the instant response that today’s consumers demand when they are ready to buy.
The NextWheels Online ecommerce package is also easily integrated into the retailers existing shopping cart so there is no need to recreate their website to use our application. Our programmers work directly with the web developer to join the programs swiftly and cleanly, and we can have the program up and running in a couple of weeks.
For more information on this product, contact AutoWare Technologies at 877/230-9695, 850/230-9695, or visit booth #42075 at the 2009 SEMA Show.
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Be Cool will introduce Be Coolant, an extended-life, super-duty coolant and antifreeze. Be Coolant features a new generation, earth-friendly, biodegradable propylene-glycol formula that protects cooling systems and aluminum components down to 26 degrees below zero (F).
Be Coolant also features a self-sealing capability ideal for sealing hairline cracks in aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads.
Learn more about Be Coolant at www.becool.com.
BedRyder Inc. will introduce its new truck bed seating product at the 2009 SEMA Show. Useful for getting everyone to the lake, campsite, desert, hunting or fishing spot in one vehicle, and tailgating before the game. According to the company, BedRyder is the only removable truck bed seating device that meets federal safety standards for passenger seating; works with or without truck bed shells or toppers; is completely removable in seconds; fits both compact and fullsize trucks; and it's legal in all 50 states.
Some states do have stipulations for use. Get more information
and see your state's requirements at www.bedryder.com.
Product features: Punch turrets have OP-1 and OP-2 punches positioned side-by-side for efficiency; provides the convenience and efficiency of cam lever operation; automatic punch extraction; smooth die channel does not mark tube; comes in a rugged plastic case.
For additional information on BrakeQuip’s high-speed flaring tool, visit www.brakequip.com/tools_ft.html.
C. R. Laurence Co. Inc. will showcase a broad array of windshield repair systems and auto glass urethanes and adhesives at this year’s SEMA Show, including the CRL Windshield Scratch Polishing Kit for light surface scratches, CRL Windshield Saver Kit for stone-damaged windows and the POWR BOND™ Heated Urethane Adhesive.
Windshield Scratch Polishing Kit
Gary Byrum, product manager, remarks, “The CRL Scratch Polishing Kit is designed to meet the need for a low-priced, lightweight, portable tool capable of removing light surface scratches from automobile windshields. It can also be used to polish out rubs, fine lines, stains and discoloration on mirrors or glass of any kind.”
Operating on 110 Volts AC, the CRL Scratch Polisher (Cat. No. CRL9257) is well balanced for smooth action. Included in the kit is a Makita Vertical Polisher with variable speed (600–2,000 rpm), a rubber back-up pad, spanner wrench, side handle, polishing head and 1 lb. of Cerium Oxide.
Windshield Saver Kit
The C. R. Laurence Windshield Saver Kit helps to simplify windshield restoration for stone-damaged windshields and is available in single application and five-application fleet packs.
Gary Byrum, product manager, comments, “The CRL Windshield Saver Kit (Cat. No.WS341) uses a two-part epoxy compound to repair windshields. The compound hardens and bonds to fill chip crevices, preventing radial cracks. There is no drilling required, so application is easy and effective on a wide range of pit types. The clear epoxy will not affect visibility and restores the windshield to nearly new condition. This kit is perfect for smaller operations and comes in single application and five-application fleet packs. The kits contain everything needed for a complete repair.”
POWR BOND Heated Urethane Adhesive
Gary Byrum, product manager, explains, “Our CRL POWR BOND Heated Urethane Adhesive (Cat. No.1214001) is specially formulated as a safe, fast alternative to room-temperature applied, one-component urethanes. This heated urethane accelerates the curing of the material when heated first in a urethane oven. This provides fast and safe driving-release times for customers who demand their vehicle back quickly—as little as 30 minutes when used on vehicles without a passenger side air bag; two hours with passenger air bag at 15°F (-9.4°C) and 25% RH (relative humidity).”
CRL POWR BOND Heated Urethane passes or exceeds U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards FMVSS212 (Barrier Crash Test) and FMVSS208 (Occupant Crash Protection) in the most severe interpretation with dual air bags and unrestrained dummies. CRL urethanes are supported by a One Step Primer and aerosol cleaner formulated for use in all aspects of glass bonding, including the glass frit, pinchweld and EPDM/PVC moldings.
CRL POWR BOND Heated Urethane is packaged in metal cartridges with screw-on cone nozzles included in every case of 12 cartridges. 1214001 Urethane is also part of the LYNX Services Program.
Offering more than 50,000 different products, C. R. Laurence Co. Inc. serves the industry from 24 locations throughout North America, Europe and Australia. For additional information, call 800/421-6144 in the United States and Canada, or 323/588-1281 from outside the United States and Canada. Visit the company’s website at www.crlaurence.com.
CURT Manufacturing (booth #34101) will display its newly released Reflex™ Brake Controller and Euro Mount™ Ball Mounts at the 2009 SEMA Show.
Reflex™ Brake Controller
CURT Manufacturing is proud to introduce the Reflex Brake Controller (part 51130). The Reflex features a dual-axis accelerometer, assuring smooth, safe stops. With one push of a button, the unit self levels and the quick-plug connector literally makes installation a snap. Adjustable power output, a manual override lever and a bright digital display ensure precision performance. The Reflex controls 2–8 brakes and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Euro Mount™ Ball Mounts
CURT is also pleased to announce the launch of the Euro Mount. This new line of stylish and intelligent mounts, inspired by European design, will initially include five different configurations; each offered with a 2 or 1 7/8-inch permanently attached trailer ball. The durable carbide black powdercoat finish adds to the look and provides excellent corrosion resistance. All CURT Class 1 & 2 receivers currently include a ball mount. Now, customers will have the option to choose a standard mount or Euro Mount with these hitches. Visit SEMA booth 34101 for more details.
Dynocom Industries will feature its heavy-duty OEM dynamometer that it supplied to OEMs. The Dynocom DC-1250 has several product changes, including an increase in the shaft sizes, from 1.25- to 1.5-inch; the addition of a larger eddy brake rated at 700 hp (instead of 600 hp); X-Cut knurling; and integrated tie down electronic anchoring indication. These features allow the dyno to support higher speeds, higher torque/power and increased repeatability. The best news to end users is the price: $14,995 for 2WD and $34,995 for AWD. The DC-1250 is a compact, quad roller dynamometer suitable for a wide variety of applications, including RWD, FWD cars, trucks and motorcycles. Visit www.dynocom.net for more details.
EngineQuest (EQ) now offers a small block Chevy performance cylinder head with a new modified combustion chamber that is designed to accept either a flat top or dome configured piston, allowing oval track and drag race engine builders greater options.
Developed for maximum power with minimum effort, the new EQ cylinder heads are available with 180cc, 200cc, 220cc and 235cc intake runners, all with 64cc combustion chamber and angle plug. With this wide range of intake runner sizes, EQ has the perfect cylinder head for any small block Chevy engine, from 327 to 400-plus cid.
For more information on EQ’s small block Chevy performance cylinder head with the modified combustion chamber, call 800/426-8771 or visit http://www.enginequest.com.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. plans to offer special Show discounts and hands-on demonstrations of its newest generation of MIG welding, TIG welding and plasma cutting equipment at the 2009 SEMA Show. The company will also introduce the latest designs added to its line of auto-darkening welding helmets.
The company encourages visitors to “get under the hood” and try its newest products, which will be set up for demonstration purposes. Miller also encourages SEMA Show visitors to bring their technical questions to the Show, as the company’s welding professionals have decades of motorsports welding experience. Discount details will be released at Show time.
New products on display and available for demonstration include:
- Diversion™ 165: An easy and affordable AC/DC TIG welder
- Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™: Features a 30- to 210-amp MIG welding output and a great low-end arc for sheet metal work.
- Millermatic 212 Auto-Set: Also a 210-amp unit, but with a higher duty cycle for making longer welds on thicker material.
- Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™: A 21-lb. plasma cutter with the power to cut 5/8-inch steel.
- Blue Rage, Wicked and other radical designs for Miller’s line of Pro-Hobby™, Performance™, Elite™ and Digital Elite series of auto-darkening welding helmets.
- Arc Armor™ Gloves, welding jackets and other protective apparel that offers an unmatched blend of style, comfort and performance.
To learn more, visit Miller at booth #23813 in the Racing & Performance pavilion, located in the Central Hall of the Convention Center.
OPTIMA® Batteries released the new group 27F YellowTop®, the latest addition to the OPTIMA product family. The group 27F not only offers greater power and more than 300 discharge/recharge cycles, but it is an exact original equipment fit for an extensive line of automobiles. With the addition of the new size, OPTIMA batteries provide exact fitment to more than 1.9 million vehicles on the road in the United States.
The group 27F YellowTop fits Asian SUV/Pickups such as Toyota Tundra, Toyota Landcruiser and Nissan Titan. It also fits several Lexus and Infiniti models and a number of domestic diesel and vintage musclecars.
The new Group 27F YellowTop batteries are available through leading battery distributors internationally. Consumers should look for OPTIMA’s unique colored top and six-pack design for which OPTIMA is known throughout the world. For the nearest retailer, consumers can also call 888/8-OPTIMA (888/867-8462) or visit www.optimabatteries.com.
Performance Labs LLC will display the Embedded FlowBench™ at the 2009 SEMA Show. The Embedded FlowBench is currently the company's latest product development.
The Embedded FlowBench is a novel tuning aid designed to give performance enthusiasts critical information about engine air flow, enabling consumers to measure the effects of performance-enhancing engine modifications.
The Embedded FlowBench uses a patented technology to measure signals from existing engine sensors, calculate engine airflow in real time and display the results for the user. Data is also logged in the meter and is downloadable via common USB flash drives. All logged parameters can be viewed in the included Embedded FlowBench Analysis Panel software.
This new technology and associated intellectual property is available for licensing from Performance Labs LLC.
To see prototypes and discuss specific applications and licensing details, visit Performance Labs LLC at the 2009 SEMA Show, Booth 21027.
Retrax Truck Bed Covers will introduce its new SILVER Retrax retractable cover. According to the company, this will be the only silver retractable tonneau cover on the market today. The cover has all the same great features and benefits of the original Retrax cover, but with a silver design. All parts are painted silver, and the polycarbonate is also silver. More information will be released at the 2009 SEMA Show.
Royal Purple will introduce its new high-tech oil filters at the 2009 SEMA Show. Commercial fleets use advanced micro-glass oil filters to extend the life of heavy-duty trucks and equipment.
The high-tech oil filters use special synthetic glass microfibers about 10 times smaller than conventional cellulose filter fibers to provide superior filtration. High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple is now bringing this technology to the consumer market.
Royal Purple’s new high-performance oil filters combine advanced micro-glass technology and high capacity with optimized flow characteristics for maximum performance and filter life.
Each filter features 100% synthetic micro-glass media for superior particle removal with 99% filtration efficiency; a high-performance silicone anti-drain back valve that prevents dry starts even in extreme conditions; a heavy gauge steel back-plate for maximum burst strength; an extra heavy-duty nitrile-rubber base gasket with special lubricity compounds to reduce torque during installation and ensure a leak-free seal; and ultra-strength filter housing that provides extra protection against puncture from road debris.
Purple oil filters allow change intervals to be extended up to 12,000
miles. Vehicles still under warranty should follow the vehicle
manufacturer’s recommended filter change intervals.
While Royal Purple filters are fully compatible with all synthetic and conventional oils, Royal Purple recommends using its high-performance motor oil, which also has a 12,000-mile life. For more information, visit www.royalpurple.com.
TCS-Tire Power (booth #45169) will display its ePower fully integrated, real-time ecommerce system for wholesale businesses. The newest features include the easiest-to-use single-point search and search analysis in the industry, a product compare and selling price feature, quick order feature and real-time order processing.
TCS' ePower is a significant piece of the comprehensive products and services the company offers to drive success for its clients. Along with state-of-the-art web design, TCS provides strategic tools for increasing sales and market presence which are an integral part of operating a successful business in today's soft markets. The speed at which new TCS customers are able to get up, running and enjoying increased business results with the ePower system is one of the product's most desirable attributes.
TCS has been serving the needs of the tire, wheel and auto industry for more than 15 years. For more information, visit TCS at http://www.tcstire.com or call 888/449-8473.
TruXedo Inc. will feature the Edge, the newest tonneau cover in the TruXedo family of truck accessory products, at the 2009 SEMA Show. The Edge has great looks and quality at a competitive price. With an easy no-drill, clamp-on installation, it is on the truck in under 20 minutes.
The Edge’s design improves the appearance of any truck, with an aerodynamic arched back which meets the tailgates for a smooth look. It features tension control, which adjusts in seconds to keep the cover tight and taut, and has superior Velcro® fastening, for maximum sealing. The Edge includes a five year warranty, which covers everything, even the fabric.
For more information on the Edge by TruXedo, call 877/878-9336 or visit www.truxedo.com.
Vee Rubber will introduce several new tread patterns at the 2009 SEMA Show, including a H/V rated high-performance tire, a passenger studdable snow tire and a LT-metric studdable snow tire for heavy-duty applications on pickups and SUVs.
The Encore is a premium, all-season high performance tire featuring a unique asymmetrical tread design. In a corner, the majority of the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the outside tire. Likewise, the contact patch between the road and the tire also shifts to the outside of the tire in turns.
The Encore capitalizes on this fact by designing a tire that has an optimized asymmetrical design to afford more rubber to road contact in corners, and therefore greater dry cornering performance, while also ensuring the tire has more “biting” cross grooves and sipes for outstanding wet and snow performance.
Taiga Ice Axe
The Taiga Ice Axe is a premium, studdable snow tire for LT-Metric applications that provides outstanding strength, traction and comfort in all winter driving conditions.
Winter Season III
The Winter Season III is a premium, studdable snow tire that provides outstanding traction and comfort in all winter driving conditions.
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