SEMA News—October 2014
Previewing Selected new products you’ll see at the 2014 SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is all about innovation and creativity. For a taste of what’s coming at the 2014 event, check out the more than 70 new products previewed here. During the Show on November 4–7, 2014, head to the upper level of South Hall for a look at the New Products Showcase in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A.R.E. Accessories now offers Rigid Industries’ E-series LED lightbars as optional equipment on its fiberglass MX-series truck caps, which are available for most current-model-year pickups in all cab and bed configurations. The MX-series cap sports an aerodynamic, raised-roof design, providing extra headroom and storage capacity, and has a full walk-in door option for easy rear access. A.R.E. designed a black powdercoated aluminum bracket to fit inside the recessed area located in front of the MX-series fiberglass cap for optimum lightbar placement. The light bracket features the A.R.E. logo on both ends, with the A.R.E. insignia across the faceplate. The lightbar will be factory installed with no exposed wiring, and the on/off light switch can be mounted by the truck’s dash or on a roof console. Information: http://www.4are.com/ or 330-830-7800.
Air Couture brings customers a premium-quality air freshener that provides a luxurious experience both with its scent and elegantly designed packaging. The company believes that an item of luxury can be reasonably priced and available for everyone. With this idea in mind, Air Couture was founded in 2009 to develop a high-end, luxuriously scented air freshener inspired by world-renowned perfumes from top designers. A key feature of Air Couture’s products is the package design. In fact, the designers put an emphasis on aesthetics to make the air fresheners look unlike any other in the market. Information: http://www.aircouturecorp.com/ or 888-698-8998.
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Air Lift Co. offers six new applications for half-ton pickups in its growing line of suspension solutions. Air Lift’s newest kits for half-ton trucks are part of its LoadLifter 5000-series kit line, which works with the vehicle’s existing suspension to deliver up to 5,000 lbs. of load-leveling capacity, eliminate sway and squat, and increase safety and comfort when towing or hauling heavy loads. Air Lift’s new adjustable suspension solutions for half-ton pickup applications are available for the following vehicles: ’07–’14 Chevy/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1500 GMT 900, 2WD and 4WD; ’02–’08 Dodge Ram 1500, half-ton pickup 2WD and 4WD; and ’04–’14 Ford F-150, half-ton pickup (new body) 2WD and 4WD. Information: http://www.airliftcompany.com/ or 800-248-0892.
Autocap introduces its new locking wheel-nut key bag. It’s a simple solution to a problem often overlooked. The bag avoids the expense of replacing a lost locking wheel-nut key and makes it easy for service technicians to find when needed. It also makes a perfect and useful gift for your valued customers. Customized logo printing available. Information: http://www.autocap.com.mx/ or 604-291-1661.
The patented, one-key lock technology of the Bolt series of locks by Strattec Security Corp. will be offered to work with the higher-security laser-cut keys of the new ’15 Ford F-150 pickup. According to the company, Bolt locks boost security and convenience, requiring only a single truck ignition key to lock up tools, gear and trailers. Rugged, weatherproof Bolt locks are engineered with automotive-grade stainless steel, feature a durable plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and have the highest corrosion-resistance rating on the market. Information: http://www.boltlock.com/ or 877-251-8798.
According to Bee Line, the all-new LC7580 laser computer alignment system allows shops to align the smallest passenger vehicles, the largest commercial tractors and everything in between. This four-head alignment system comes complete with all equipment needed to accurately and efficiently align passenger cars and light trucks as well as longer vehicles, such as transit buses and RVs. Plus, by adding the proven Bee Line tandem aligner and using just two of the alignment heads, centerline frame-reference alignment can be performed on heavy-duty trucks. The result is one computer alignment system that can align any vehicle that comes in a shop’s door. Information: http://www.beeline-co.com/ or 800-728-7828.
Bubba Rope introduces its new, stronger-than-steel Gator-Jaw soft shackle. The new patentable design incorporates a self-tightening loop that slips over a specially designed knot to complete a continuous closed ring. Gator-Jaw soft shackles can be used where a heavy steel shackle might cause damage or be too cumbersome. Applications for the new Gator-Jaw soft shackle include both commercial and recreational uses of towing, vehicle or equipment recovery and various marine uses. Information: http://www.bubbarope.com/ or 877-499-8494.
According to B-Tec Systems, its new S.U.M.O. (Set Up My Own) spray-gun washer is the only spray-gun cleaning system that allows customers to choose just the features that they need. The S.U.M.O.’s dual-cabinet design requires only 37 in. of space, with independent and individual setups for both sides with automatic and manual cleaning stations, a full exhaust system, an air-blow gun and pressurized air channels that protect spray guns. Information: http://www.btec-usa.com/ or 480-621-5304.
C&R Performance introduces a true high-performance radiator for the ’07–up Jeep Wrangler customer. Utilizing its all-aluminum, race-proven 36mm, close-tube center core, the radiator features water-jetted mounts for the factory fan/shroud, including an overflow tank, an A/C condenser and a transmission oil cooler that allow the unit to install like a factory part. The unit comes with a billet-aluminum radiator cap and new mounting hardware Information: http://www.crracing.com/ or 317-293-4100.
DeatschWerks releases the newest member of its fuel pump line—the DW350iL. This high-flow, 350-liter-per-hour fuel pump is DeatschWerks’ first externally mounted inline fuel pump. According to the company, the DW350iL will be the highest-flowing pump DeatschWerks has offered to date. Flowing 350 lph at 40 psi and more than 300 lph at 70 psi, it can support more than 700 hp. Information: www.deatschwerks.com or 800-419-6023.
Champion Oil’s new Diesel Flo with cetane is a premium diesel fuel anti-gel and de-icer designed to prevent operability issues in diesel fueling systems at sub-zero temperatures. Diesel Flo disperses and removes water from diesel fuel and prevents icing of fuel filters. Cold-flow improvers prevent aggregation of diesel wax crystals, allowing for lower pouring points, cold-filter plugging points and gel temperatures in low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels and biodiesel blends. Information: http://www.championsusechampion.com/ or 660-890-6231.
Flock It sells DonJer Suede-Tex spray-on nylon fiber, which creates a soft-to-the-touch flock finish by attaching millions of tiny nylon fibers to a surface to create a fabric-like appearance. According to the company, this finish has been utilized by the automotive industry since the ’30s. Initially used to line trunks, the flock finish is now a popular choice to line gloveboxes, headliners, pillars and even dashboards to reduce reflective glare for Rally drivers. The fibers are available in a wide range of colors, with custom colors also available. Information: http://www.flockit.com/ or at 800-336-6537.
Magnum Powers Superchargers
Magnum Powers Superchargers introduces its new supercharger kit for the ’00–’06 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ, featuring a Magnum Powers MPX90 1,500cc blower, a Magnum Powers intercooler system, a Spal electric fan, 52# fuel injectors, a high-flow fuel pump, pulleys, mounting hardware and a tuning solution. According to the company, the Jeep TJ kit adds more than 100 lb.-ft. of torque and 115 hp at the tire. Upgrades include a Magnum Powers 85mm throttle body and an 8.5 pulley for extra power. Information: magnumpowers.com or 855-797-7679.
Rugged Ridge announces the availability of an all-new, 18x9-in. size of its Drakon Alloy Wheel for ’07–’15 Jeep Wranglers. Much like the 17- and 20-in. versions, the wheels are constructed from cast-aluminum alloy and are available in two stunning finishes: satin black and gunmetal (shown). The DOT-approved Drakon Alloy Wheels are engineered for an exact fit with 4.53-in. backspacing and a 2,200-lb. load rating on the Jeep’s 5-on-5-in. bolt pattern. The hub-centric design also ensures precise centering upon installation to minimize stress on wheel studs and create a perfectly balanced ride. Information: http://www.omix-ada.com/ or 770-614-6101.
Hedman Performance Group
According to the Hedman Performance Group, the company’s new 50-state emissions legal full-length headers for ’78–’87 GM G-bodies allow for increased exhaust flow and serious power gains. GM’s G-Body platform was the foundation for many of the most memorable and legendary automobiles that hit the streets during the 1980s. The Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass and El Camino each had their own unique style and packed some of GM’s most potent V8 engines of the era. Thanks to the platform’s light weight and venerable small block power, G-bodies have become a favorite of gearheads across the country. Now, Hedman Hedders offers a line of smog legal headers for ’78–’87 GM G-Body cars that help enthusiasts coax every ounce of power from their engine. Information: http://www.hedmanperformancegroup.com/ or call 562-921-0404.
Truck Accessories Group
Leer introduces its latest innovation—a new, folding hard tonneau named Trilogy. The top-mount Trilogy recently began shipping with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $989 and is exclusively available from authorized Leer dealers. Trilogy is designed for maximum functionality, protecting the truck bed and its contents while being exceptionally easy to use. The new tonneau is lightweight, tough and secure, and it comes with a three-year limited warranty. Information: http://www.leer.com/ or 574-522-5337.
Cloud-Rider Designs introduces American Outdoorsman-licensed mud flaps, license plates and tow flaps. Information:
Husky Liners’ new, custom-molded mud guards are made from durable, impact-resistant, all-weather thermoplastic that is as tough as nails (or rocks, for that matter). They’re easy to install, conform perfectly to your customers’ fenders and protect their rides and those around them from the rage of the road. Guaranteed for life. Information: http://www.huskyliners.com/ or 800-344-8759.
The new Tahoe exhaust system from Gibson Performance is designed for the enthusiast who wants an awesome look and an aggressive, throaty sound. The unit is available in four distinct styles: split rear, dual extreme, dual sport and single side. According to the company, Gibson exhaust systems decrease backpressure and produce more torque and increased horsepower. Typical gains average between 15–20 hp. The system works with most bumpers, roll pans and trailer hitches, and the exhaust sound is louder under towing conditions. No welding required; hassle-free bolt-on installation. Backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Information: http://www.gibsonperformance.com/ or 800-528-3044.
New for 2015, it’s the Flitz Auto/Truck Powerful UV Protectant. No longer will customers have to worry about fading or cracking of plastics, vinyl, leather, rubber or more with Flitz’s new ECO Green Auto/Truck Powerful UV Protectant. With an SPF of 50, this product protects against damaging UV rays, acid rain, hard-water spotting, body oils and more as well as restoring luster and color to faded surfaces—all without leaving the high-gloss shine of a silicone-based product. Information: http://www.flitz.com/ or 800-558-8611.
According to Gold Eagle, Sta-Bil 360° Protection ethanol fuel treatment and stabilizer is the first ethanol treatment to deliver comprehensive corrosion protection above and below the fuel line through revolutionary new chemistry. When added to fuel, Sta-Bil 360° releases a vapor inside the fuel system that coats all metal parts, including the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, valves, carburetor, fuel injectors and intake manifold. Sta-Bil 360° is safe and recommended for use at every fill-up, using all types of gasoline from ethanol-free fuel to E85 blends. Information: http://www.stabil360.com/ or 800-621-1251.
HornBlasters announces the newest product to be added to its collection—the MC-127H, a 1.5-gal. air source system. This self-contained unit is set at 120 psi and comes completely pre-plumbed and pre-wired. The 12-volt onboard air solution comes with a pressure switch, a safety blow-off valve, a drain cock and a 1/2-in. compression fitting. Information: http://www.hornblasters.com/ or 877-209-8179.
ididit’s new ’65 Ford Falcon tilt column features eight-position tilt, a Ford-splined top shaft and all Ford wiring. The column comes complete with a new, model-specific floor mount, Ford-style knobs and levers, dash locating slots, Ford wiring connectors and a gearbox cover. This simple-to-install column uses the original dash mount, will plug into the customer’s original or aftermarket wiring harness, and easily attaches to the stock gearbox (with a coupler). Information: http://www.ididitinc.com/ or 517-424-0577.
Jooltool by Anie has just released a revolutionary power tool, the Jooltool X. This multi-functional grinder, sharpener and polisher uses patented slotted discs that hold a variety of industrial 3M PSA abrasives. As the disc spins, the slots create a transparency effect so that the user can see through the wheel while grinding, sharpening and polishing. According to the company, the Jooltool’s unrivaled visibility extends all the way to the very edge of the abrasive disc. The Jooltool X is virtually a machine shop in a box. The Jooltool is available in kits for any budget or project, bringing professional-quality finishes to do-it-yourselfers of any skill level. Information: http://www.jooltool.com/ or 888-337-1230.
According to Heatshield Products, customers can reduce underhood temperatures by up to 40%, keeping things cool at the track or on the street, with the easy-to-install and long-lasting heatshield blanket available for headers—the all-new HP Header Armor from Heatshield Products. Abrasion-resistant HP Header Armor cuts effortlessly with heavy-duty scissors, making it simple to wrap around headers. HP Header Armor is capable of withstanding a continuous 1,800ºF, with intermittent spikes of 2,200ºF. Information: http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/ or 800-750-397.
Larte Design, a European luxury tuning company specializing in the personalization of premium SUVs, announces the introduction of its second performance tuning kit for Infiniti in the U.S. market. The QX60 kit from Larte comes with a high-quality custom body kit that features a completely redesigned front end, while the rest of the car is upgraded with high-quality composite materials and features from Larte Design. U.S. customers interested in Larte Designs personalization options can learn more by visiting Larte Design online. Information: http://www.larte-design.com/ or +7-962-9579383.
Parker Ionics announces the latest in Advanced Corona Charging Technology using its patented Pulse Power II in the GX8500 series of powdercoating hand-gun units. The second-generation Pulse Power technology enables coaters to more readily apply powder in difficult Faraday Cage areas across a variety of applications. Developed on the successful first-generation Pulse Power, Pulse Power II provides constant gun current even if the distance between the gun and part varies. The result is improved corner penetration, ease in recoating or base- and top-coat combinations, smoother coating films and uniform film thickness. Information: http://www.parkerionics.com/ or 734-326-7630.
With the release of its all-new, hydraulic ride-height system, JRi Shocks has taken ride-height technology to new heights. Unlike traditional bag systems that rely on air, the JRi system is completely hydraulic, offering up to 3 in. of ride-height control while maintaining the performance and ride quality characteristics of a traditional coil-over shock. No more air means no leaks, no changes in ride quality due to elevation and no noisy compressor. The system is available in non-, single- and double-adjustable coil-over configurations. Information: http://www.jrishocks.com/ or 704-660-8346.
Mag Daddy introduces its high-quality wire/cable management solution—Mag Daddy fasteners. The company utilized the same ultra-strong magnets used in the aerospace and automotive industries. The units stick through oil, grease, paint and dirt. Designed to secure hoses, cables, under dash, under hood, hard and soft trim, panels, headliners, carpet and trailer lights. Mag Daddy fasteners spin 360 degrees. Information: http://www.magdaddyusa.com/ or 847-719-5600.
PML is now shipping big-block Chevrolet tall valve covers with classic Cadillac script. These tall valve covers feature strong, sand-cast-aluminum construction, raised Cadillac script and fins and cast-in baffles to prevent oil leaks. These new valve covers are taller than stock to accommodate roller rockers. PML designed these valve covers in response to customer demand. Cadillac owners with Chevy big-block engines and roller rockers frequently use stock covers with double gaskets, which tend to leak. The extra height of these new PML valve covers eliminates the need for double gaskets, and the PML valve cover has an extra-thick flange (more than 3/8-in. thick) with a machined surface for secure seal. Information: http://www.yourcovers.com/ or 310-671-4345.
Nitto Tire says that its new Exo Grappler AWT delivers year-round traction for trucks or SUVs both on- and off-road. The new Exo Grappler AWT tires are designed specifically to deliver consistent traction on dirt trails, gravel and farmland while providing driving comfort when cruising at highway speeds. Thanks to its new chip-resistant, all-weather compound, three-ply sidewall construction and large, thick, sidewall lugs, this tire offers superior puncture resistance and carries a Three Peak Mountain Snowflake winter-tire rating. Information: http://www.nittotire.com/ or 800-648-8652.
Plombco has been awarded a patent for its Plasteel product line. Plasteel is the first steel-core, clip-on wheel weight encased in a plastic overmold. The wheel weight market continues to shift toward non-lead wheel weights. According to the company, Plasteel is the best non-lead wheel weight solution in the market. It is easy to install, has exceptional corrosion resistance, looks great and doesn’t scratch the wheel. Information: http://www.plombco.com/ or 800-611-7074.
Parts Unlimited Interiors
The MOPAR E-body platform underpinned some of Chrysler’s most famous musclecars and has become extremely popular with the restoration industry. Parts Unlimited Interiors (PUI) has added new E-body door and seat-back panels to its ever-growing line of MOPAR restoration components, joining products such as pre-assembled seat and door panel assemblies, sunvisors, headliners and seat covers. Available for ’70–’74 Barracudas and Challengers, PUI’s door and seat-back panels are crafted with the finest materials on the market. The E-body seat-back panels are made using the same injection-molding process that results in the high quality PUI is known for. The window-felt weatherstripping is attached to the top of the front and rear panels, guaranteeing a perfect fit for MOPAR restorations. Information: http://www.puiinteriors.com/ or 800-342-0610.
The rugged new Redtail sealed/self-powered GPS tracker is ideal for protecting assets, such as trailers, construction equipment and containers in remote locations with cell coverage. See them on a map day or night, with customizable icons for trucks and machines. Location updates range from once per day for assets without power to twice per minute. Information: http://www.redtailtelematics.com/ or 866-711-4880.
Quick Pressure introduces Quick Pressure tire-pressure monitors. Easily check tire pressure at a glance without a gauge. Drive knowing that the tires are properly inflated for safe driving and potential fuel savings. Quick Pressure monitors are available for specific tire pressures from 26 to 165 psi (proper psi is shown on vehicle driver-side door). The U.S.A.-assembled monitors are hermetically sealed to be air- and watertight and carry a one-year unconditional guarantee on performance and accuracy. The monitors are available in chrome-plated brass and polycarbonate to complement any custom wheel. Fits passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs, RVs and commercial vehicles. Information: http://www.tireqp.com/ or 425-298-8452.
Race Ramps, manufactured by Brute Technologies, introduces its new, 4-in. Scissor Lift ramps. Utilizing solid-core technology that is coated with an ultra-durable exterior that won’t scoot, slide or mark up floors, the 4-in. Scissor Lift enables low-clearance vehicles to safely roll up to the correct height and position for the scissor lift. Race Ramps are lightweight and easy to transport, maneuver and store. The 4-in. Scissor Lift ramps will accommodate vehicles with wheelbases from 67 to 103 in. The ramps are 14 in. wide and feature a 3.86-degree approach angle. Information: www.raceramps.com or 866-464-2788.
Montana Hitch is pleased to announce the release of a revolutionary and innovative truck accessory—a hitch that safely and easily stows under the vehicle with the simple push of a button. No more banged shins; no tools needed to disassemble the drawbar; and the ball mount is stored right where the user needs it. The Montana Hitch has applications for any sport or industry that utilizes towing, including boating, fishing, drag racing, ranching, fleet trucks, electrical crews, landscaping, RVs and more. Information: http://www.montanahitch.com/ or 972-955-9182.
PRW Industries introduces its lightweight street/strip PQx high-flow, billet-aluminum, electric racing water pump. The new pump is designed to equalize the flow into both sides of the engine with smooth radii and transitions. The pump housing and elbows are CNC machined from high-grade billet aluminum, with O-ring seals at each connection. The impeller is a multi-vane axial design that efficiently pumps water through the engine with no cavitation. The 100-watt motor draws less than nine amps on a 12-volt system, with continuous flow of more than 50 gallons per minute in a closed system through PRW’s extensive testing. In fact, according to PRW, the motor tested to over 2,700 continuous hours—well over 100,000 miles of reliable cooling performance. Information: http://www.prw-usa.com/ or 888-377-9779.
Rampage Products announces that its new, two-piece, four-layer Easyfit truck covers are ready to ship. The two-piece design uses the company’s unique four-layer material and consists of a cab section (standard #1320, extended #1321 and crew #1322) and a bed section (#1330, fits truck beds 5.5 ft. to 6 ft.). This gives the customer the ability to choose how to cover a truck and makes it easy to install and store the cover. Each cover is sold separately and comes with a storage bag and a lock with a cable. The four-layer, non-woven polypropylene material is breathable and repels water without trapping moisture. The soft and durable backing pampers the paint finish and protects the truck from the sun’s UV rays, dirt, dust, moisture and pollution. Information: http://www.rampageproducts.com/ or 951-277-4949.
Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple announces the addition of 10W-40 viscosity to the Royal Purple HMX motor oil line. HMX is high-mileage synthetic motor oil specifically designed to minimize wear and restore lost performance in engines with more than 75,000 miles. Formulated with robust zinc/phosphorus anti-wear compounds combined with Royal Purple’s proprietary additive technology Synerlec, HMX is chemically enhanced to revitalize hardened seals, reducing oil consumption common in high-mileage engines. In addition, HMX is fortified with stout detergents to remove engine buildup and deposits, maintain cleanliness and promote engine longevity. Information: http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/ or 888-382-6300.
Revtek Suspension announces the availability of its new Dodge Ram 3500 6.5-in.-radius-arm lift kit, enabling owners of ’13-and-up Dodge Ram 1-tons to upgrade their trucks. According to the company, the radius-arm lift kit is the most installer-friendly system available—no cutting or welding—with a complete front and rear system and no extra components to order. The kit includes replacement radius arms fabricated from a 11/8-in., hardened-steel tube, DOT-approved replacement brake lines and super-heavy-duty plated and powdercoated components to last and keep the OEM look intact. It’s manufactured utilizing OEM or better materials for strength and durability. Information: http://www.revtek.com/ or 877-LIFT-TOY.
Slamstop is designed to silently and mechanically close a partially open car door to ensure maximum safety, and it is compatible with all vehicle makes and models. Previously available on only high-end vehicles as part of a luxury package or factory option, Slamstop works with all standard driver and passenger doors as well as sliding doors. Slamstop uses a unique sensor that automatically monitors when a vehicle’s door reaches a specific distance from the car frame. As soon as the space is detected, a sensor is triggered and transfers the information to the Slamstop operating system to close the door the remainder of the way. Information: http://www.slamstop.net/ or +38-050-3-888-911.
Thermo-Tec’s Cool-Fuel Jug Cover is designed to keep race fuel cool and improve performance. In today’s environment, every detail can make a competitive difference. Keeping fuel cool is proven to keep the fuel’s chemistry intact by preventing breakdown, increasing both performance and longevity. Available for both square and round 5-gal. jugs, the highly reflective surface reflects radiant heat and solar radiation. Protect fuel at the track, in the truck and in the shop with Thermo-Tec’s Cool-Fuel Jug Cover, which can reduce fuel temperatures by as much as 20ºF. Information: http://www.thermotec.com/ or 800-274-8437.
Vibration and rattling in a vehicle while passengers are listening to music can disrupt the quality of sound, making it extremely annoying. To make the ride more enjoyable, simply spray on SR Car throughout the trunk, door panels and wherever else a more solid audio sound environment is desired. According to Silent Running, by spraying SR CAR throughout a car, the viscoelastic coating dampens vibrations and eliminates unwanted noise. The coating adheres to small crevices and has a smooth finish, giving the vehicle an ascetically pleasing appearance. Information: http://www.sr-car.com/ or 877-436-6542.
Royal Automotive Accessories
The Hose Slide is a revolutionary, patented product designed to make detailing automobiles easier and more efficient than ever. The Hose Slide prevents water hoses and electrical cords from being trapped under tires while the user is working around a vehicle. No more having to stop and remove a caught hose or cord. Information: http://www.ultrabrightlightz.com/ or 631-940-1672.
Sports Licensing Solutions
Sports Licensing Solutions now offers emblems, hitch covers, license plates, license-plate frames, seat covers, steering-wheel covers and headrest covers for select college, NBA and NHL teams. The new product line shows off team pride, protects the vehicle and goes great with other Sports Licensing Solutions accessories such as team car mats. The company says that it’s the perfect way for sports fans to show off their team pride from bumper to bumper. Information: http://www.fanmats.com/ or 800-525-5923.
Trimax announces that it will manufacture and sell the Razor RP adjustable hitch system patented by inventor/owner Philip Wyers of Denver, Colorado. According to the company, the Razor RP is a unique, easy-care adjustable hitch system that is growing in popularity in the towing world. Trimax has begun manufacturing the 100%-solid, polished-aluminum hitch at its facility in Centennial, Colorado, and will sell the rugged hitch with unmatched style and strength under Wyers’ patent. The hitch comes in three sizes and is fully adjustable up and down in 1-in. increments. Information: http://www.trimaxlocks.com/ or 303-796-8500.
Pacific Performance Engineering (PPE)
According to PPE, filters alone can clog or disintegrate, causing interrupted oil flow. But PPE’s oil centrifuge filtration kit cleans oil by generating a centrifugal force 2,000 times greater than gravity, which literally flings the dirt out of the fluid. Engine-oil pressure spins the rotor at a rate of more than 6,000 rpm, separating the solid contaminants and heavy metals from the main oil supply. Debris is spun outward to a removable outer bowl, which can then be easily scraped clean. The centrifuge will filter particles down to 1/10 of micron, compared to the OEM 25–40-micron filter. Oil does not wear out. Dirt and impurities cause oil to lose its ability to properly lubricate. PPE says that motorists can extend the intervals between each oil change from 3,000 up to 10,000 miles by using this kit. Information: http://www.ppediesel.com/ or 714-985-4825.
Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories
Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories announces the availability of Saginaw-style power-steering pumps for early GM musclecars and hot-rod applications. Made from 100% new components, these pumps feature a reservoir made from 20-gauge cold-rolled steel and are furnace brazed for premium quality. Available in chrome-plated or black powdercoated finishes, these power-steering pumps are perfect for musclecars, hot rods and custom vehicles, and are quality made in the U.S.A. Information: http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/ or 800-331-6562.
TWN Industries announces the release of its “One Nation” film pattern. Old Glory was the inspiration behind the latest design. The company’s patriotism and passion for America is evident by the look and quality of the pattern. With its majestic stars and stripes, this new design is sure to instill pride among many. “As an Air Force veteran, I have an extremely personal and intrinsic connection to our country’s flag,” said Jerry Metallo of TWN Industries. “When I decided to design a new pattern, I wanted to create something that would not only commemorate our nation’s veterans, but would inspire patriotism in all of us.” Information: http://www.watertransferprinting.com/ or 305-258-9622.
MSD is introducing a new line of performance sparkplugs. MSD’s new Iridium sparkplugs are engineered and designed to be used on high-performance, high-output street engines. MSD used its involvement in NASCAR to define high-rpm endurance while reviewing the spark isolation requirements needed on plugs to fire an NHRA Top Fuel engine to create this new line of plugs from the ground up. The result of this high-level experience in motorsports is a sparkplug that is engineered to support power with long-lasting performance for hot rods, modern musclecars, trucks and SUVs, as well as sport compacts. Information: http://www.msdperformance.com/ or 915-857-5200.
Roughguard XT is a 100% pure polyurea bedliner system from VersaFlex. Roughguard XT is a field-proven, industrial-grade system that is engineered for the vehicle protection market. The pure polyurea formulation improves moisture insensitivity, reduces UV chalking and increases strength and durability in the liner/coating. Truck bedliner dealers throughout the United States and Canada now have access to high-performance, industrial-grade pure polyurea systems. Roughguard XT is available to users who have the proper spray equipment and application training. Information: http://www.versaflex.com/ or 913-321-9000.
According to Weiss Auto Care, Charme restores the allure of cars with leather interiors. The company’s advanced leather-care product contains a cleaner, a rejuvenator and a protectant in one kit. The kit’s individual packaging accentuates the distinctiveness of the product. Like cosmetics for your customer’s car, Charme is not merely a care product but an authentic beauty product able to protect leather by promoting the conservation of its natural softness and resistance. Information: http://www.weissautocare.com/ or 714-430-1446.
Truck Covers USA
Truck Covers USA introduces its American Work Cover product line. The new American Work Cover is a toolbox and roll cover combination. Two essential products are combined to create the ideal work-truck combination of the highest quality. This multifunctional product was engineered and designed with the work truck and superior style in mind. Product features include a heavy-duty, galvanized-sheetmetal, sectioned toolbox; OEM-grade locking mechanisms; two removable sliding trays; LED cargo lighting; and available remote locking options. Information: http://www.truckcoversusa.com/ or 888-808-2872.
Vision Engraving & Routing Systems
Vision Engraving & Routing Systems announces its all-new oscillating knife. By integrating an oscillating knife with the company’s tried-and-true CNC routing systems, Vision gives customers the ability to cut semi-rigid materials with the precision, quality and ease-of-use that its software and machines are known for. Shop owners and businesses challenged by space and budget constraints will want to take a closer look at Vision’s line of CNC routers and the many options available with them, such as the new oscillating knife, engraving head, high-frequency router, high-speed NSK spindle, Raster pen braille insertion tool, digitally aligned cutting system and UNIST misting system. Information: http://www.visionengravers.com/ or 888-637-1737.
Vision X Lighting
The new 220mm (8.7-in.) artillery from Vision X Lighting is, according to the company, the first single-source LED light to achieve 1,000 m. or 3,280 ft. of usable light. Like the other Cannon LED series lights (4.5 and 6.7 in.), the 8.7-in. Light Cannon supports snap-on filters to change beam and color, turning this light into 20 lights in one. Information: http://www.visionxusa.com/ or 800-994-4460.
The new Air Force Master Blaster model MB-3CDSWB features 8 peak hp (2-4.0 php) twin fan motors, front swivel wheels, a 10-ft. heavy-duty hose, a neoprene blower nozzle, a micro adapter, an air steamer tool, an air flare and a wall-mount bracket and hose hanger. Dry a car faster with the Air Force Master Blaster from MetroVac. Information: http://www.metrovac.com/ or 800-822-1602.
Decked is the manufacturer of an innovative fullsize pickup-bed storage system that incorporates two weatherproof bed-length drawers that roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment and gear. The deck of the system is built from 100%-recycled HDPE co-molded to a steel subframe providing a 2,000-lb. deck load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 lbs. each and are lockable utilizing an accessory lock kit. Information: http://www.decked.com/ or 208-806-0251.
Eastwood’s new ElastiWrap is a removable rubber coating designed for automotive applications. It is a high-build coating that offers superior UV protection, 350ºF temperature resistance, and it can be shipped to California. Available in assorted colors, the ElastiWrap kit from Eastwood provides customers with everything needed to dip their cars in this durable rubber-based, removable coating. Information: http://www.eastwoodco.com/ or 800-343-9353.
Made in the U.S.A. and built to withstand anything customers throw at it, Eibach’s All-Terrain-Lift is the perfect balance of on-road performance with off-road capability. Each kit comes complete with everything needed for installation, including All-Terrain-Lift springs (with Million Mile warranty), Pro-Truck shocks (two-year warranty), bump-stop spacers, adjustable end links, adjustable front track bar, rear track bar location brackets and stainless-steel brake lines. Available now for ’07–’14 Jeep Wranglers and ’11–’14 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Information: http://www.eibach.com/ or 800-507-2338.
DuraSafe introduces its newest edition to the Coupler Connect series of products—Coupler Protect. This patented trailering safety device provides peace of mind when a trailer is being towed by preventing the coupler from accidentally popping off the tow ball. Coupler Protect’s unique design keeps the trailer connected to the tow ball even when a mishap takes place. It offers incremental height adjustments to fit all coupler styles and fits a standard 1-in.-diameter ball shank (1.25-in.-diameter bracket sold separately). Information: http://www.durasafelocks.com/ or 866-544-5615.
Westin Automotive introduces bar clamps for LED light-bar mounting to a 3.5-in.-diameter tube. They are distinguishable by their unique design and their hefty 3.5-in.-diameter opening. The 3.5-in. LED bar clamps were developed as an extension to Westin’s new HD Contour Bar, which, in combination, can display a Westin low-profile, performance single-row or double-row LED light bar. Mounting hardware is included, and bar clamps are sold in sets of two. Westin LED bar clamps are also available for 2-in.- and 2.5-in-diameter tubes. Backed by a three-year warranty. Information: http://www.westinautomotive.com/ or 800-345-8476.
Zamp is proud to introduce its new Zamp Helmets and Z-Tech NeckTech protection systems. To see the company’s latest introductions for the upcoming 2015 season, visit Zamp at the 2014 SEMA Show. Information: http://www.zamp-racing.com/ or 866-842-9267.
According to the company, Xpel Ultimate paint-protection film delivers unsurpassed clarity and durability, providing vehicle owners with years of protection from stone chips, scratches and abrasions on automobiles, motorcycles, RVs, powersports equipment, bicycles and more. Developed with an innovative material, Xpel Ultimate is a virtually invisible urethane film that features a clear coat and special elastomeric polymers that “heal” over time, naturally eliminating swirl marks and fine scratches. The film’s low surface energy enables Xpel Ultimate to shed contaminants such as road grime, air pollution and tree sap, which are responsible for staining and yellowing conventional films, while its strength is in protecting painted surfaces from rocks, gravel, salt, oils, magnesium chloride and insect and bird wastes. Information: http://www.xpel.com/ or 800-447-9928.
QuickTrick’s new QuickSlide comes in two sizes to cover a range from 13- to 22-in. wheels without hitting the customer’s fender. This new design is hands-free for wheels and rims with and without a lip. The new patent-pending QuickTrick Lippins hold fast to the customer’s rim between the tire and wheel. According to the company, accuracy is within 0.1 degree, and no lift is required. Information: http://www.quicktrickalignment.com/ or 205-475-2419.
Auburn Gear introduces its new limited-slip differential replacement for vehicles with Chrysler 9-¼ ZF rear axles built after 2010. According to the company, the new 9-¼ differential is the first to market and is designed for easy installation and higher performance than the original equipment. Auburn’s design provides superior bias torque to the high-traction wheel and is compatible with gear ratios of 2.71:1 and up. Information: http://www.auburngear.com/ or 260-920-1359.
With a unique lid system, the new Aeroklas three-way toolbox allows easy access to gear with a standard single-lid toolbox and the ability to open as a gull-wing toolbox, all in one combination. The lower base is constructed of a heavy-wall, rotationally molded and highly durable medium-density polyethylene with blow-molded lid sections for a tough, durable and easy-access storage system. Information: http://www.aeroklasusa.com/ or 423-836-9570.
With a 4,300-lumen count and a power draw of 42 watts, the new Baja Design LED Squadron XL is said to be the only single-housing light on the market that has the distance of an 8-in. HID with the smooth spread of an LED. Designed specifically for traditional off-road enthusiasts, the Squadron XL-R combines the modern technology of the Squadron XL LED light with the classic look of a 6-in. round HID. Utilizing an interchangeable round bezel, the Squadron XL may be converted to an XL-R or purchased with the round bezel installed. Information: http://www.bajadesigns.com/ or 800-422-5292.
Centerforce introduces a dual friction clutch kit series. This series, PN KDF355216, is available for ’66–’73 Buicks, ’66–’72 Chevrolets, ’69–’95 Chevrolet light trucks, SUVs and vans, ’71–’72 GMCs and ’69–’95 GMC light trucks, SUVs and vans. Also available for these applications are Centerforce II PN KCFT355216 (pressure plate, disc, alignment tool, pilot bearing, throw-out bearing and bolts) and Centerforce I PN KCF523516 (pressure plate, disc, alignment tool, pilot bearing, throw-out bearing and bolts). According to the company, today’s technology has allowed for engine torque to reach unprecedented levels and still be used for daily-driven vehicles, so drivers need a clutch that can offer positive engagement, quiet operation, light pedal effort and high-end holding capacity. Centerforce says that its dual friction clutch kits offer that and more. Information: http://www.centerforce.com/ or 800-93-CLUTCH.
The official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK battery charger and maintainer is a fully automatic eight-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is said to be the perfect charger and maintainer for collector-car owners with exacting demands. The official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK battery charger and maintainer delivers selectable 0.8A or 4.3A to 12V batteries from 1.2–110Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160Ah. CTEK is one of a handful of elite companies with an official licensing agreement with Barrett-Jackson. Information: www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson or 800-941-7611.
According to Design Engineering Inc. (DEI), for maximum thermal control, nothing beats DEI’s family of titanium products with LR technology: pipe shields, turbo shields, Protect-A-Sleeve and Protect-A-Boots. This premium line is designed to handle extreme high-heat situations, which makes these products ideal for use in modified performance street or race vehicles. As an example, the titanium Protect-A-Sleeve can be used to protect fuel, oil and brake lines or sparkplug and electrical wires from hot exhaust manifolds and headers. The Protect-A-Sleeve also comes complete with 10 high-temp, military-spec, three-to-one ratio shrink tubes to seal sleeve ends. Titanium Turbo Shields reduce turbo lag while serving as the ultimate heat blanket, capable of withstanding high-heat conditions and helping to reduce under-hood temperatures while providing a boost in horsepower. Information: http://www.designengineering.com/ or 800-264-9472.
Now Ford tuners and engine builders have a new option when building a high-horsepower supercharged 5.0L Coyote powerplant. This is a factory-style damper for the Ford 5.0L Coyote engine. It features a 7.75-in.-diameter, an eight-rib design that delivers maximum traction and stability in supercharged applications. It is also an ideal solution for any supercharged application where a smaller pulley is not an option. This is the same damper used on Edelbrock’s E-Force supercharged Coyote crate engines (PN 46770 and PN 46880), which produce 700 hp and 606 lb.-ft. of torque. This damper is SFI approved and recommended for supercharged applications only. Information: http://www.edelbrock.com/ or 310-781-2222.
DiabloSport invites customers to Rev Up Your Ram with a new tuning package for those who have a ’11–’13 Ram 1500 4.7L or a ’13–’14 Ram 1500 3.6L. According to the company, the Diablo tune can add 15 hp and 20 lb.-ft. of torque on 93 octane, and the Performance tune can add 8 hp and 10 lb.-ft. of torque on 87 octane. (Not legal for sale or use in California on pollution-controlled vehicles.) Information: http://www.diablosport.com/ or 561-908-0040.
Endeavor is a creative new way of transforming any standard motorcycle to a reverse-trike-style machine. According to the company, this patented, trademark- and copyright- protected design is the first of its kind. This design has been proven on three working prototypes totaling more than 96,000 miles. This kit is a universal-fit style made possible by its patented Adapter Cradle integral component structure. Exterior skins are easily replaceable for a literally infinite change of looks. No special tools or skills are required, and there is no modification to the motorcycle, so the kit can be installed and removed at any time. Installation may be by done by a dealer, a motorcycle shop or an end user, thanks to its user friendly considerations. Information: http://www.ido-endeavor.com/ or 952-994-7221.
Jiulan Global Group
Jiulan Global Group introduces its new Intelligent Eye for buses, trucks and long vehicles. The company is also releasing the Bus 360 surround-view DVR system, which provides the driver with a “bird’s-eye view” around the vehicle, featuring real-time view and recording of the vehicle’s surroundings. The system uses panoramic images with fisheye lenses mounted on the sides, the rear end and the front end of the vehicle. An electronic control unit then merges the four high-resolution camera images and automatically optimizes them into one image view. Partial images are joined into a whole, showing the driver the vehicle and its immediate surroundings. The images synthesize immediately and continuously, thus showing a panoramic view for the driver inside the car. Information: http://www.yincaa.com/ or +86-20-38033669.
Kicker Performance Audio is unveiling its newest Vehicle-Specific System (VSS) upgrades for ’15 Ford F-150 trucks. Purchased, installed and precisely tuned at authorized Kicker dealers nationwide, Kicker VSS upgrades are currently available for ’09-and-newer F-150 Super Crew and Super Cabs. Consumers can purchase the VSS PowerStage full-system upgrade (powered subwoofer enclosure and speaker-enhancing amplifier) for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,249.95. The VSS SubStage upgrade (powered subwoofer enclosure only) retails for $699.95. Kicker Vehicle-Specific Systems offer a new look at mobile audio, providing a solution for consumers who seek high-end sound created specifically for their vehicles but installed quickly with little modification. VSS upgrades work seamlessly with the vehicle’s factory radio and come standard with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. Information: http://www.kicker.com/ or 800-256-5425.
The Busted Knuckle Garage/Magnetic Finger
A tool for when you can’t afford to drop it. Find out why Jay Leno and his mechanics use this at his Big Dog Garage. The snug and stretchy glove slips onto the user’s finger and turns it into a professional tool. The powerful magnet at the fingertip allows the user to hold and retrieve any small metal object with precise control. Use it to easily start a variety of fasteners in tight-fitting or difficult-to-reach places—at work, at home and anytime a finger needs a magnetic grip on things. Information: http://www.bustedknucklegarage.com/ or 888-708-0897.
The new Rupes BigFoot is a one-step, random orbital polishing system. The innovative polishing system is a method that reduces polishing time and creates a hologram-free surface. According to the company, the BigFoot simplifies the working process by combining all three actions into just a single step when compared to traditional polishing systems, which include multiple steps of cutting, polishing and hologram removal. The BigFoot system introduces a brand-new polishing approach, where unique design and technology guarantee a professional result side by side with the greatest user comfort possible. Information: http://www.rupes.com/ or +39-366-5826-966.