New Products and Technology

New Products From Milwaukee Tool, Ringbrothers and More

SEMA eNews highlights new products from industry companies when available. To have your product considered for upcoming issues, send product press releases to

Milwaukee Tool
Four New Hooks and Picks
Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool is expanding its mechanic's hand-tools lineup to feature four new hose picks and two new sets. The newly designed hose pick sets offer a puncture protection flat hose pick that eases user frustration and reduces the frequency of damaging hoses while loosening, pulling, and prying at them.

These new hooks and picks feature an all-metal core for up to 50% more durability, a larger shank, and a more durable tip designed to remove hoses. The comfort grip handles give users increased tool control and comfort while resisting harsh chemicals commonly found in garages that cause grips to deteriorate. Mechanics often move from mini to hose picks when they need specific shapes to pry under hoses and gain longer reach to access their work while providing durability and leverage. Each pick has a specific angle for different applications and comes in 90°, 45°, flat, and hook hose pick types, all with reinforced metal tips that resist bending when loosening stubborn hoses. The innovative flat pick provides puncture protection and reduces damage to hoses. These chrome-plated tools provide superior rust protection and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Carbon-Fiber Steering Wheel

Ringbrothers announced the release of its new carbon-fiber steering wheel with billet aluminum spokes and a 3D-printed stainless-steel center cap. Available with either a crushed carbon-fiber or carbon-fiber weave hoop, the three-spoke steering wheel first appeared on the Ringbrothers’ recent ’69 Dodge Charger “CAPTIV” build before being available to the public. As a result, this wheel design was named “The Murph” after CAPTIV owner and New Zealand based race car driver Greg Murphy.

The wheel is 14.5 inches in diameter and fits the ’67 to ’94 GM steering column spline as well as universal Ididit/Flaming River steering columns.    

New FlowFX Cat-Back Applications

These new Flowmaster FlowFX cat-back exhaust systems are manufactured using durable 409 stainless steel throughout and features 3.5-in. mandrel bent pipes for better gas flow. A FlowFX “straight-through” muffler is used for a moderate sound level and maximum performance. These kits use existing factory hanger locations and include installation instructions and all the necessary hardware.

Maximum power improvements:

  • GM 6.2L: 16 horsepower and 16 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Ram 6.4L: 13 horsepower and 15 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Ford 6.2L/7.3L: 7.1 horsepower and 11.6 lb.-ft. of torque

New RGB and RGBW Lighting Products

Heise LED Lighting Systems by Metra Electronics has added RGB and RGBW LED to its product lineup. Now shipping is a universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit, RGBW Bulk Wire, and RGB Bulk Wire. These products are designed to be compatible with other Heise RGB and RGBW products. They offer colorful, durable RGB and RGBW lighting solutions with less installation time and labor.

Universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit

  • Includes (2) 48-in. and (2) 36-in. LED tubes.
  • Dual connection to controller for maximum current and even illumination.
  • Mounting hardware and extension cables included.
  • Requires RGBW-CB1 controller (sold separately) that works with Metra RGBW smartphone app.
  • RGB LEDs plus true white LED color.
  • IP rating: IP67.
  • One-year limited warranty.

RGB Bulk Wire

The RGB-250SPL Bulk Wire from Heise is designed specifically for use with our Heise RGB lighting products. This wire features water-resistant black over-mold to protect the individual cables.

RGB-250SPL Product Specifications

  • Length: 250 ft.
  • Gauge: 22 Gauge.
  • Wire colors: R/G/B/BL.
  • Water-resistant black over-mold.
  • Works exclusively with Heise RGB lighting products.
  • One-year limited warranty.