SEMA News—December 2021
Compiled by SEMA News Editors
SEMA-Member New Products
A Review of Recent Parts and Products
Consumer tastes may change with the seasons, but one thing that remains constant within the automotive aftermarket is the ongoing popularity of the annual New Products Showcase at the SEMA Show. A must-see for all attendees and a first stop for most, the Showcase hosts thousands of new products each year, and it provides insights into the new directions the aftermarket is proceeding and which markets present the best opportunities for future growth.
But new-product development doesn’t stop with the New Products Showcase. SEMA-member companies are constantly researching and developing innovative product solutions all year-round. What follows in these pages is a sampling of some of the latest product offerings that have our caught our attention in recent days.
Steele Rubber Products Weatherstrip for Lincoln
Steele Rubber Products has unveiled new front and rear weatherstrips for ’61–’63 Lincoln Continental sedans. The parts are made of ozone-resistant EPDM dense rubber to the original design. They have molded ends, which provide for a factory-like fit, and corrosion-resistant brass cores ensure durability and a proper seal. These high-quality weatherstrips fit on the roof of the vehicle and work to seal the side windows when they are fully raised. All parts are made in the U.S.A. (Installation hardware not included.)
PN: 70-4146-68 (F), 70-4147-68 (R)
PWR Steer Replacement P/S Pumps
PWR Steer motion-control systems now offer 13 new power steering pumps for popular domestic and import cars and light trucks. The new pumps deliver exceptional new coverage for more than 29 models from Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Ram, Toyota and Subaru. New application coverage includes ’05–’10 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger, Magnum (also with 5.7L engine)—supplied with inlet fitting; ’97–’02 Dodge Ram 2500–3500 pickup (5.9L diesel); 2005–2007 Ford Five Hundred, Freestyle, Mercury Montego; ’99–’03 Ford Excursion, F-250 through F-550 Super Duty (supplied with unattached pulley); ’11–’14 Ford F-150 (with 6.2L engine); ’11–’16 Ford F-250 through F-550 Super Duty (6.2L); and others.
Lingenfelter Performance Intake Manifold for C8 Corvette
Lingenfelter Performance Engine Building Center has announced the release of its performance design pTR carbon-fiber intake manifold system for C8 LT2 Corvettes. Producing an additional 25 hp at the rear wheels on average when used with the Lingenfelter 95mm throttle body, the pTR carbon-fiber intake manifold takes a stock C8 LT2 Corvette to the next level with style and performance. This advanced system includes the appropriate couplers, hoses, harness, gaskets, fasteners and connectors specifically designed to go with the factory-installed connections and fittings on all C8 LT2 Corvettes.
Mastertop Soft Top for Jeep Gladiator
Mastertop’s new Bimini Plus and Wind Stopper combo for the Jeep Gladiator JT is designed to block out sun and offer extra weather protection from sudden showers. This easy-to-install top and rear windscreen is available in two fabric options—a 25-oz. pinpoint black diamond sailcloth fabric or Mastertop’s exclusive 30-oz. three-layer luxury MasterTwill fabric. Both feature reinforced straps and heavy-duty rubber seals. The Wind Stopper has an exclusive zip-down window for increased airflow on hot days. The combo will fit any Jeep Gladiator JT with no drilling or modifications to the vehicle.
Powerteq Performance Module for JT/JL 3.6L
Powerteq overhauled its original Pulsar to make it even better, while extending coverage for the latest ’21 models. With an all-new case for increased rigidity and durability in the most extreme conditions, Pulsar pushes the envelope for inline performance modules. The PC board has been updated for improved reliability and performance for the 3.6L engine. Features include four on-the-fly adjustable power levels via cruise control buttons; tire size adjustments from 20 to 40 in.; gear ratio adjustments from 2.00:1 to 5.99:1; and up to 30 extra hp and 27 lb.-ft. of torque.
PN: 42451, 42452 (new case/board updates), 42751, 42752 (all-new coverage)
Nitrous Supply Bottle Packages
Nitrous Supply has developed a pair of carbon-fiber N2O bottle packages for serious racers—one with the upgraded Super Flow bottle valve and the other with the unique PowerValve. Super Flow enhancements include a 45-degree valve/outlet flow path for improved sealing and an AN-8 male safety port that facilitates running a hose to route pressure discharge outside the vehicle for safety. The PowerValve allows even more flow with an .500-in. orifice feeding off a large 5/8-in. siphon tube. The valve is a ball type with a 1/4-turn lever action for quick operation. This facilitates incorporating an external shut-off mechanism. Both valves feature a 1/8 NPT gauge port to keep tabs on nitrous pressure.
Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam Car Wash
Meguiar’s has announced the release of its Ultimate Snow Foam Car Wash. It can be used as either a pre-wash soak or a main washing solution that ensures a more effective clean. The intense foam clings to surfaces, gently loosening road grime for a touchless pressure rinse on lightly dirty cars, while also lubricating the surface when a wash mitt is required for dirtier vehicles. The super-thick foam provides an extremely long foam dwell time that gives users more time to remove dirt, road grime and other contaminants from the vehicle’s surface more easily. Simply mix one part Snow Foam with five parts water in a Snow Foam cannon bottle, then gently mix and begin application.
Frantz Bypass Oil Filters for Power Stroke, Duramax
Frantz Filters now offers an expanded line of Duramax, Cummins and Power Stroke bypass oil filter kits. In addition to the company’s universal kit developed for gas and diesel-powered vehicles, Frantz now offers custom-designed kits for the most common diesel-powered trucks and vans on the market. The new kit applications include the Ford Power Stroke 6.7L, 7.3L and dual model kit for the 6.0L/6.4L Power Stroke, and three separate 6.6L Duramax/GMC kits for years ’01–’16, ’17–’19 and the current ’20–’21. Frantz has also introduced a kit for the 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins that can be configured based on model year. The Frantz Filter is engineered to provide an endless supply of clean oil to the engine. With a 41/2-in. depth of filtration, the filter kit filters engine oil 10 times finer than an OEM filter, down to 2 microns. The result is that all solid contamination including wear metals and dirt is removed, engine oil is kept cooler, and excess moisture and water (the catalyst for rust and corrosion) is removed to extend the engine’s life and performance.
Ridetech StrongArm Control Arms for GM
Ridetech has announced new options within its StrongArm control arms portfolio that are designed to fit factory coil springs and shocks on a number of classic General Motors vehicles. The new Ridetech StrongArms are now currently available for the ’67–’81 Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird, ’68–’74 Chevrolet Nova, ’64–’72 GM A-body vehicles (pictured) and ’63–’70 Chevrolet C10 trucks. The new tubular front lower control arms allow users to adjust their ride height and fine-tune vehicle ride height with the addition or removal of included spacers located under the coil spring. Ride height adjustability can travel by just over an inch to account for weight variances, as well as a wide range of tire and wheel combinations.
MagnaFlow xMod Muffler
MagnaFlow brings the configurable exhaust experience of the vehicle-specific xMod-series of cat-back systems to all cars, trucks and SUVs with the introduction of the xMod-series universal performance muffler. Featuring three interchangeable muffler modules and No Drone Technology, builders can customize the sound of their vehicles while eliminating the unwanted acoustic frequencies sometimes associated with an upgraded exhaust. Constructed from 304 stainless steel and available in popular 2.5- and 3-in. inlet/outlet sizes, the xMod-series universal muffler offers both quality and versatility for any project.
PN: 14006 (2.5-in.), 14009 (3 in.)
Tuffy Console Safe for ’21 F-150
Tuffy Security Products has introduced the new Security Console Safe for ’21 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with a full center console. Designed to be inserted into the OEM console with no drilling required, the safe maintains a stock look while providing superior security utilizing the company’s exclusive Pry-Guard locking system. The product is manufactured of welded steel and features a 100-tumbler double-bitted lock that adds premium security for valuables. When it is installed, truck owners have full use of OEM USB and power outlets located inside the console. Finished with a durable black texture powdercoat, the console safe provides years of dependable use with full access to the factory accessory tray, armrest and lid.
Vaness LLC ICE Emissions Reduction System
Vaness LLC announces the introduction of its ICE Emissions Reduction System to be produced and sold though the company’s Velvet Comfort Heating division. The product is designed to warm the cold exhaust coming from the manifold exhaust and heat it before it reaches the catalytic converter, greatly reducing pollutants from being released into the atmosphere. It’s estimated that more than 90% of a vehicle’s pollutive emissions emanate during the first 60 sec. after a vehicle is started. Vaness’ patent-pending heating system uses patented heating devices which warm to more than 600ºF in less than 7 sec.
CVF Racing Beast Serpentine System for Chevy LS
CVF Racing introduces The Beast six-track serpentine conversion system for Chevrolet LS engines with A/C, power steering and alternator. Save money by reusing the OEM water pump and balancer. The system mounts the alternator and power-steering pump in mid-mount configuration, while A/C is mounted on the lower passenger side (on U.S. models). It’s available in stealth black or hand-polished aluminum, and options include CS130 GM alternator compatibility and use of either Saginaw, GM Type II or Hydroboost power steering.
Bolt Buster Heat Induction Tool
Bolt Buster has introduced a new and improved Bolt Buster BB2X high-power heat induction tool. The tool provides a torchless solution to free rusted and seized fasteners precisely and quickly. Bolt Buster uses high-frequency magnetic fields to instantly heat ferrous metal. More power (a true 1,800 watts at 95% efficiency) allows users to heat a ¾-inch nut cherry-red hot in seconds. It may be used on a wide variety of seized hardware such as bearings, exhaust, suspension and 02 sensors. It eliminates the hazards of working with an open flame. It’s made in the U.S.A. and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Fuelab New Pro Series Regulator
Fuelab has given the tried-and-true 565-series regulator new digs and a new purpose. The 565 series of regulators are capable of taming huge electric pumps (like the 40501 Pro Series spur gear pump) and the meanest belt-driven mechanical pumps, all with a flat regulation slope. These regulators feature -10AN ports and a massive ½-inch return orifice for applications well over 2,500 hp. They’re available in 4–12-psi, 10–25-psi, 25–65-psi and 40-80-psi configurations, and they utilize fluorosilicone diaphragms and O-rings so that they’re cross-fuel compatible just like the rest of the Fuelab line.
Livernois Motorsports Tuner for Bronco Sport
Livernois Motorsports has released a new MyCalibrator performance tuner for the ’21 Ford Bronco Sport. The tuner will help provide improvement both on the street and the trails with boosts of up to 40+ hp and 75+ lb.-ft. of torque on 93-octane fuel. Dyno-proven air/fuel and boost adjustments, enhanced throttle response and improved transmission performance are said to be additional benefits. The tune is available for multiple fuel octane levels (87, 89, 91 and 93). The tuner comes with a revised top-speed limiter as well as an option to utilize all gears, removing Skip Gear function.
Milwaukee Packout Deep Organizer
Milwaukee has expanded its Packout modular storage system with the new Packout Deep Organizer. This new organizer provides users with another versatile and durable solution for storing large fittings and accessories. With a 50-lb. weight capacity, the Packout Deep Organizer features quick-adjust dividers and a depth of 5.5 in. to customize internal compartments to fit users’ needs. To keep contents secure, the transparent lid seals the compartments to prevent contents from traveling during transport. The IP65-rated weather seal protects tools, accessories and jobsite materials from rain and debris. With the addition of the new Packout Deep Organizer, the Milwaukee Packout modular storage system now has more than 35 solutions for users to choose from to fully customize their storage—making it one of the most comprehensive modular storage systems in the industry.
Yamaha EF2200iS Generator With CO Sensor
Yamaha Motor Corp. has announced the new EF2200iS inverter generator, highlighted by the addition of a new carbon monoxide (CO sensor) integrated into a detection and shutdown system. Designed for emergency home backup portable power use or RV and camping power needs and as a power source on many DIY home projects, the EF2200iS is the first in Yamaha’s upcoming lineup of generators exclusively equipped with CO sensor technology to meet the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association’s ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 standard to monitor carbon monoxide emissions. When the CO sensor detects elevated levels of carbon monoxide, the EF2200iS automatically shuts off and will remain off for approximately five minutes, with an indication that the generator needs to be moved to a well-ventilated space. The EF2200iS delivers 2,200 watts of power to meet the demands of today’s most popular RVs and trailers, built with Yamaha premium inverter technology to deliver clean power for sensitive electronics. Yamaha’s high-output MZ80 OHV air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine delivers a maximum of 2,200 watts of AC output with a maximum AC current of 18.3 amps at 120 volts.
Wilwood ProSpindle for Second-Generation GM A/F/X-Body
Wilwood has released its new 2-in. drop ProSpindle for General Motors second-generation ’70–’81 F-body, ’73–’76 A-body, ’75–’79 X-body and related B-body cars using Wilwood brakes. The high-strength, cast-steel ProSpindle is more rigid than OEM and eliminates the factory sliding caliper mount, allowing multiple Wilwood brake upgrades. The steering arm has also been strengthened for more accurate steering and better handling with modern tires. Wilwood engineered the direct caliper mount to provide a fortified attachment for five new brake kits. Options include rotors ranging from 11 to 14 in. in diameter and high-performance four- or six-piston calipers. The ProSpindles mount to OE ball joints in stock or aftermarket control arms with no change to steering geometry.
Superlift Front Leveling Kit for JT Gladiator
Superlift Suspension has released a complete 2.5-in. front leveling kit for the ’20–’21 Jeep Gladiator JT four-door, including JTs equipped with the Rubicon trim level. This kit levels the front 2.5 in. for a more level stance. It also provides the proper clearance for 35-in. tires (37 in. for JT Rubicon). Covered by Superlift’s Lift Force factory protection and limited lifetime warranty, the kit includes coil spacers, compression stop spacers, shock extension brackets, sway bar links, and all hardware specific for the ’20–’21 Jeep Gladiator JT. A detailed instruction manual is included to help purchasers with installation.