New Automotive Products From Around the Industry

SEMA News—February 2012

New Products

automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts lawsBestop
TrekStep Side-Mount

Runner-up for best new exterior accessory at the recent SEMA Show, Bestop’s spring-loaded TrekStep Side-Mount retracts with a push of the foot. The unit features OEM-quality materials, 400-lb. capacity and easy, no-drill installation directly to the truck frame. Fits all popular fullsize pickups and dualies.


automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts lawsApplied Products

Applied Products announces the release of the all new RetraxPRO, a highly versatile retractable pickup bed cover. The new unit features a unique, patented design which allows it to retract on sealed ball bearing rollers into a compact spiral
canister located at the front of the pickup
bed. The RetraxPRO is also key lockable in any position
along the rail and features a dual latch-locking system underneath the rolling cover. The RetraxPRO cover is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and can be installed easily without drilling in about an hour.



automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts laws

CarTech Auto Books & ManualsHow to Build Killer Big-Block Chevy Engines

Whether for racers or street cars, this book shows how to build a big-block Chevy to full potential. An experienced wrencher himself, author Tom Dufur reviews commonly available factory parts along with many aftermarket offerings, discussing the advantages of both. The 144-page book includes 406 full-color photos plus charts and graphs to guide builders through every step.

CarTech Auto Books & Manuals

automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts laws
Curtis Industries LLC
PathPro SS Cab System

Designed for the Polaris Ranger 800 Crew UTV, Curtis’s new PathPro SS cab system offers functionality, versatility and value. Using quality 30-oz., clear, double-polished vinyl, the system seals snug around the entire vehicle and is virtually airtight while minimizing noise intrusion. The windshield is made from quantum-
coated polycarbonate.

Curtis Industries LLC


Bosal USA
Super Cats

automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts lawsBosal’s new line of Super Cats power catalytic converters are designed to help keep the MIL error message off on properly diagnosed and serviced vehicles that may have problem
emissions. The company says thatthe direct-fit units are affordably
priced for use on popular
models of Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda,
Toyota and Volkswagen, among
others—with more makes and
models continually added to the line.

Bosal USA


MaxTrac Suspension
6.5-in. Nissan Titan Lift System

This new system is for ’04–’11 Titan owners who want to run up to 35-in. tires. MaxTrac has eliminated replacement front crossmembers in favor of one-piece spindles cast from ductile iron and e-coated against corrosion. The spindles provide 4 in. of lift. Steering angles are retained and the factory rack-and-pinion system remains in the stock location. Rear lift is attained with 4-in. fabricated steel blocks.

MaxTrac Suspension


Mid America Motorworks
C4 Corvette Rear Compartment Storage Doors

automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts lawsReplace worn or broken C4 Corvette rear compartment storage doors and dress up the area behind the seats. Mid America says that its rear storage door assemblies are made with the same OE materials and quality as the originals, which were discontinued by GM. Available in styles for ’84–’91 and ’92–’96 Corvettes, the assemblies are easily installed and come with correct insulation and foam seals for accurate fitting.

Mid America Motorworks

automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts laws

Speedway Motors
’35–’40 Ford
Crossmember Assemblies

Earlier this year, Speedway Motors introduced a bolt-in independent front suspension crossmember for ’35–’40 Fords. The company is now expanding on that concept with a bolt-in center crossmember assembly for these same vehicles. When combined with Speedway’s new ’35–’40 Ford framerails (or an original frame), these bolt-in chassis components offer rodders a solid foundation for their ’35–’40 Fords.

Speedway Motors


automotive new products, automotive legislation, aftermarket parts laws

Ultra-Light Timing Light

Snap-on’s new Ultra-Light Timing Light is a multipurpose tool that can check battery voltage and measure engine rpm, secondary firing voltages and burn times. The device features a diamond-plate underside, a large, backlight LCD screen and a dual LED flashlight in a patented
pivoting head.



SEMA Black Book

SEMA Black BookOver the years, SEMA has received many requests from members seeking information about Federal and State emissions compliance requirements. In many cases, there has been confusion about the process by which requirements can be met and Executive Orders (E.O.s) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are issued for applicable parts and systems. In the past, SEMA has provided information and outlined compliance steps. However, we’ve learned there are waysto further simplify the process.