Compiled by SEMA News Staff
New Product Spotlight - April 2021
More Product Offerings for Trucks and Jeeps
Every month witnesses the release of hundreds of new products across every segment of the specialty-equipment aftermarket. This is especially true for trucks, SUVs and Jeeps, which have remained a vibrant and expanding market sector in spite of the pandemic and feature a steady stream of new releases aimed at improving a truck’s performance and functionality. Featured on these pages are a few of the most recent new-product announcements that have found their way to our inbox.
3-in.-Lift 2.5 Reservoir Shock Kit for Ford F-150s
Elka’s new Reservoir Shock Kit for ’14–’19 F-150s features an external reservoir with increased oil volume for cooler operating temperatures. The 2.5 Reservoir Shocks provide better performance and consistency for a comfortable yet highly capable ride. The rear shocks are piggyback configuration for easy installation. Like all Elka products, they are also fully rebuildable and easy to service. Suggested MSRP is $3,099.98 for all four shocks.
Ram- and Jeep-Licensed Plows and Spreaders
Meyer Products now offers Jeep and Ram owners and enthusiasts a full line of Ram- or Jeep-licensed snowplows and spreaders. All plows and spreaders will be engineered and manufactured in the United States and will be available at local participating Ram and Jeep dealerships. The Drive Pro pictured here is a lightweight, high-strength-steel, commercial-grade plow that is designed to provide optimal maneuverability in small commercial lots and driveways. It attaches or detaches with the pull of one handle, and it comes standard with a snow deflector and Nite Saber III lights.
2.5-in. Shank for Class 5 Trailer Hitches
CURT Group has expanded its Rebellion XD cushion hitch line to include 2.5-in. shank options and several new accessories to accommodate Class 5 receiver hitches. Curt Group has also added dual-ball options for 2-in. shanks (coming soon) and 2.5-in. receivers, accommodating 2- or 25/16-in. couplers and up to 15,000- and 20,000-lb. GTWR, respectively. The company has also added a pintle mount with standard holes to accept any of its pintle hooks or ball-and-pintle combos.
Pro-Series Front Bumper for Toyota 4Runner
Westin’s Pro-Series Front Bumper for the ’14–’21 4Runner features a distinctive low-profile bumper that retains the OEM factory styling while adding a winch-capable platform engineered to accommodate virtually any 8,000- to 12,000-lb. winch. The bumper is constructed of a 10-gauge steel outer shell and a heavy-duty four-gauge center section. It also features large winch-area access holes for easier winch access and operation, and it provides two additional recovery/mounting points for shackles or ropes.
TRANS4MER Mounting System
Warn Industries announces the release of its modular Trans4mer mounting system for the ’19–’20 Ram HD gen III and ’20 Ford Super Duty. The kit is designed to retain the factory front bumper. The kits are constructed of heavy-gauge steel with a durable black powdercoated finish engineered to protect against corrosion. The base winch mounting kit is required and includes brackets and a winch carrier. They also include J-hooks for increased recovery options and provisions to mount lights.
EVOa Adventure Truck Cap
SmartCap has released its EVOa Adventure line for most late-model midsize trucks. The world’s first flat packable truck cap, SmartCap ships to your home or dealership in as little as 24 hours. Built to withstand abuse off-road or on the job site, the fully configurable EVOa comes with double-walled, stainless-steel gullwing doors and interior MOLLE panels. The cap will hold 330 lbs. when moving on the road, and 770 lbs. when stationary.
Sprint Auto Stop/Start
Diablosport announces the release of its Sprint Auto/Stop Start disabler on late-model Ford F-150s. The 3.5L Eco-Boost, the 5.0L V8 and the 3.0L diesel are supported. Plug in the disabler into the OBD-II port and it should stop the Auto Start/Stop feature indefinitely as long as it remains plugged into the vehicle. To revert to stock, simply unplug the disabler.
Driver-Side Dead Pedal for ’18—’21 Wrangler JLs and Gladiator JTs
Add a piece of functional style to the interior of your Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT with the Driver Side Dead Pedal. The pedal is constructed using 304 stainless steel and installs easily to factory locations using the supplied hardware. The large 9.84x3-in. surface makes for the perfect spot to rest your foot and will help with leg fatigue on long trips. No drilling or modifications are required. Adjustable to fit most factory and aftermarket floor liners. (Automatic transmissions only.)
FlowFX Cat-Back Exhaust System
Flowmaster introduces its FlowFX cat-back exhaust system for the ’07–’14 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The system is manufactured using 409 stainless steel throughout and features 2.50-in. mandrel bent pipes for better exhaust gas flow and a FlowFX “straight-through” muffler designed for better sound and maximum performance. The system is finished off with a 3.50-in.-diameter black ceramic-coated 304S stainless-steel tip. The system uses all the existing factory hanger locations and includes installation instructions and all necessary hardware for an easy installation.