By Douglas McColloch
The SEMA Data Co-op is “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. Created by SEMA, the SDC is the definitive, industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools.
The product releases below are from SEMA members who are also part of the SDC at the the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. Learn more about the SDC at www.semadatacoop.org.
Smittybilt Neoprene Seat Covers for Wrangler JL 4-Door
Smittybilt has announced the release of its new Neoprene Seat Covers for the 2018-and-later Jeep Wrangler JL four-door. The seat covers are said to provide an extra layer of protection when driving off-road minus doors, windows and/or a top, as the water-resistant material is designed to repel mud and debris. Each cover is constructed of 100% neoprene and is designed with vehicle-specific holes to accommodate seatbelts and levers. The matching rear seat cover is padded for additional comfort and comes equipped with a heavy-duty rear zipper to help ensure a snug fit. The complete set includes front and rear seat covers, plus five removable headrest covers. The covers are available in Black/Black, Charcoal/Black (pictured) and Red/Black color combinations, with a Tan/Black cover available in late 2019.
Edelbrock AVS2 Series Carburetor
Edelbrock released its AVS2 Series carburetor, which is based on its popular Thunder Series AVS. The new carb utilizes Annular Flow Booster technology, which is said to deliver near EFI-like throttle response. The annular flow boosters optimize fuel distribution via eight equally spaced orifices in the booster rings that replace the standard down-leg boosters that dump raw fuel into the venturi. With down-leg boosters, atomization doesn’t occur until after the butterfly valves, but with the annular flow boosters, atomization occurs instantly. It's available in 500-, 650- and 800cfm flow ratings with either manual or electric choke, in either satin or EnduraShine finish, and it's designed to allow the user to change jets, metering rods, springs, or make float level adjustments without draining fuel from the carburetor or even removing it from the engine.
Aeromotive Adjustable Universal In-Tank Brushless Fuel Pump
Aeromotive has announced the latest additions to its popular Brushless Fuel Pump Series. The all-new Brushless A1000, Brushless Eliminator, Brushless 3.5 GPM and Brushless 5.0 GPM (pictured) are now offered in new adjustable configurations that are said to make installation of these in-tank pumps possible in almost any application. The new brushless fuel pumps are said to offer a more universal fit for a wider variety of fuel cells, with height adjustments ranging from 10 to 16 inches in depth. The pumps are all E85-compatible and are said to be lighter in weight with reduced current draws than traditional pumps.
Mishimoto Direct-Fit Catch Can for New Ram 5.7L
Mishimoto Automotive has released its new direct-fit Cat ch Can Kit for the 2019 Ram 1500 equipped with the 5.7L V-8. The 6061 aluminum can mounts in a serviceable position in line with the PCV to separate oil, fuel and water from crankcase gases. An internal air diverter is said to help maintain proper octane levels to reduce potential detonation, and the can has a 7.5-fluid-ounce capacity. The can is said to install within an hour, all hoses and mounting hardware are included, and the filter and can are fully serviceable.
Flowmaster Cat-Back Exhaust for New Dodge Challenger
Holley has announced the release of Flowmaster's new "FlowFX" Cat-Back Exhaust System for 2017-and-later Dodge Challenger R/T and T/A models equipped with the 5.7L Hemi V8 and factory active exhaust valves. The system utilizes 3-inch mandrel-bent stainless-steel tubing, a Scavenger X-pipe crossover, dual FlowFX "straight-through" mufflers and four 3.5-inch black ceramic-coated 304 stainless tips embossed with the Flowmaster logo. The exhaust tips exit within the rear bumper valance for a factory look. The system uses the factory hanger locations, and all necessary parts and hardware needed for installation are included.