2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

SEMA News—January 2014

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Compiled by Steve Campbell

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

16 Categories Yield 48 Honors From Among More Than 2,000 Entries

More than 2,000 parts, tools, assemblies and packages were submitted for judging at the New Products Showcase during the 2013 SEMA Show. The displays encompassed items from every segment of the industry, and all were reviewed by a panel of expert judges who ranked them for superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability. The judges then awarded honors to products in 16 categories, including two runners-up in each division. Congratulations are due to all those who conceive and create the innovations that drive the industry.

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsCollision Repair & Refinish Product Winner:

3M
3MBody Protection System (BPS)

The 3M Body Protection System textured coatings and undercoatings are used to quickly deliver coatings onto rigid panels.

The precise delivery of the HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) gravity-pressurized spray gun allows product to be sprayed at any angle to achieve a perfect OEM texture match, reducing overspray, masking applications and eliminating solvent for cleanup.

Information: 800-666-2277
www.3mcollision.com
 

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsCreative Autobody Solutions
ABS Plastic Spray Out Cards

This product saves time because there is no need for blending into an adjacent fender and saves money because there is no need for re-sprays due to customer dissatisfaction.

Better matches and no complaints equate to satisfied customers. ABS Plastic Spray-Out Cards work with all waterborne paints (metallic and solid colors).

Information: 602-576 3934
www.creativeautobodysolutions.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsShelwes Tools & Body
Shelwes Automatic Contour Sander

Easily connects to any standard power sander and automatically conforms to curves and irregular as well as flat surfaces with no work interruption or adjustments. The patent-pending design was co-developed through more than 30 years of bodywork experience. Its time and quality efficiency saves money and boosts profits, says Shelwes.

Information: 870-995-4238
www.shelwes.com

 
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsEngineered New Product Winner:

Viking Performance Inc.
Viking Berserker ASM
(Active Shock Management)

The Active Shock Management system automatically and intelligently adjusts up to 1,000 times per second per shock for the ultimate in performance handling and ride control, according to
Viking Performance.

Information: 800-236-6001
www.vi-king.com
 

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsAeromotive Inc.
Aeromotive A3000 Fuel Pump

The A3000 is a compact, lightweight, higher-flowing and versatile carbureted fuel pump designed for high-horsepower applications. Its modular design makes it affordable for almost any application, whether as a standalone pump or by incorporating the indexable fuel filter and diaphragm-controlled fuel pressure regulator.

Information: 913-647-7300
www.aeromotiveinc.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsMcHitch Automatic Trailer Couplers
McHitch Automatic Trailer Coupler

A world first in all-terrain couplers. Now anyone can hitch a travel trailer or any trailer quickly and easily without assistance. Provides a solid link between the tow vehicle and the trailer for a smooth, silent ride. McHitch says that the articulation of the heavy-duty universal makes it the best on- or off-road coupler available.

Information: +61-2-63522533
www.mchitch.com.au

  
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsExterior Accessory Product Winner:

Rigid Industries LED Lighting
’08–’10 Ford F-250/F-350 FX4 Grille

LED grilles by Rigid Industries are made from two parts that are laser-cut 304 stainless steel with satin black powdercoat treatment. They are then are bolted together with stainless-steel button-socket head bolts and nyloc nuts.

Information: 480-655-0100
www.rigidindustries.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsShark Kage
Shark Kage Multi-Use 6 in 1 Ramp

Shark Kage is the multi-use ramp for trucks to load motorcycles, ATVs and more.

Shark Kage is also a toolbox, bed-extender, cargo cover, sunshade and work table.

Information: 702-982-1400
www.sharkkage.com.

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsKleinn Air Horns
Kleinn TimeBlaster Train Horn Kit—15-Minute Installation

Install a train horn and onboard air system on any ’07–’13 GM truck or SUV in 15 minutes or less with regular hand tools. No drilling required. Simply bolt down both system components with five bolts, plug in power and add an air line.

Information: 520-579-1531
www.kleinn.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsInterior Accessory Product Winner:

Palmer Performance Engineering
DashLogic

DashLogic is said to be the most advanced gauge system to date. Customize a factory instrument cluster display or head-up display. DashLogic is plug and play, with no tuning or installation required. Just plug it into the OBD-II port. View horsepower, torque, knock, air/fuel ratio, oil temp, boost, 0–60 time and much more on the factory dash.

Information: 801-709-6300
www.dashlogic.com
 

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsRampage Products
Jeep Wrangler Door Stay/Catch

Solution to loose-swinging Wrangler entry doors with a durable spring steel track, a nylon bushing and a locking detent loop to hold an open door in place.

Eliminates loose door swinging and maintains a fixed open position for loading or unloading without independent props or release adjustments.

Information: 951-277-4949
www.rampageproducts.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Palmer Performance Engineering
DashCommand

DashCommand turns a smartphone or tablet into an advanced display for engine data. Monitor fuel economy.

Add custom gauges and graphs. Calculate 0–60 times, quarter-mile times, horsepower, torque and more. DashCommand can also be used directly on many in-dash radio head units.

Information: 801-709-6300
www.dashlogic.com

 
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsMerchandising Display Winner:

BedRug Inc. & Advantage
Truck Accessories

BedRug and BedTred for Jeep
Sold as separate front and rear kits and installs without the need to remove any seat brackets or the center console. The material is 100% waterproof, dries quickly, resists all harsh chemicals and will not stain, stink, mold or mildew. The 1/4-in. Polypropylene foam insulates the interior from road noise and heat.

Information: 800-462-8435
www.bedrug.com.

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

WeatherTech TechLiner
Countertop Display

The TechLiner countertop display features a mini TechLiner replica that provides a great visual.

Customers are invited to touch the actual product and read about the benefits.

Information: 800-943-9250
www.weathertechdirect.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Innovative Creations Inc.
ICI Bumper Display

ICI’s new bumper display is an exact scale of the company’s fullsize Magnum prerunner and rear bumpers. The new display will grab the customer’s attention and fit in any showroom. Promotes increased sales on high-dollar items with very
little investment.

Information: 800-626-8746
www.icionline.com

 
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsMobile Electronics Product Winner:

ESCORT Inc.
Passport Max

Introducing Passport Max, which Escort says is the world’s only high-definition radar detector. DSP technology and ultra-fast signal processing offer record-setting range, benchmark performance and DNA signal analysis for ultimate threat clarity and radar ticket protection.

Information: 513-870-8500
www.escortradar.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsRetro Manufacturing LLC
RetroSound RetroPod

Multipurpose Surface-Mount Speaker Modules
RetroSound RetroPod multi-purpose surface-mount speaker modules allow the installation of speakers on any flat surface, including kick panels, doors and rear decks. Mount speakers in any vehicle without the need to cut speaker holes. Durable and can be painted to match vehicle’s interior. Fits a wide variety of speakers.

Information: 888-325-1555
www.retrosoundusa.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsRetro Manufacturing LLC
RetroSound Newport

1.5 DIN Direct-fit Bluetooth Radio
The RetroSound Newport is said to be the only production 1.5 DIN radio on the market, offering a direct-fit solution for ’80s and ’90s GM and MOPAR vehicles. Made-for-iPod, built-in Bluetooth, dual-color display, two USB ports and subwoofer output included. Fits ’82–’02 GM and ’75–’00 MOPAR vehicles without modification. Hands-free calling plus wireless audio streaming.

Information: 888-325-1555
www.retrosoundusa.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsOff-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Winner:

Shenzhen Nova Technology Co. Ltd.
NOVA LED Head Light

LED headlight mold number 9004/9005/
9006/9007/H4/H7/H8/H13. Input: 9-36 volts DC. Output total: 40W, 3800LM. Amp total: 4.0A at 12 volts. Color temp: 3.

Information: +86-755-83505482
www.nova-auto.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Palmer Performance Engineering
DashLogic

DashLogic is said to be the most advanced gauge system to date. Customize the factory instrument cluster display or head-up display. No tuning or installation required; just plug it into the OBD-II port. View horsepower, torque, knock, air/fuel ratio, oil temp, boost, 0–60 time and much more on the factory dash.

Information: 801-709-6300
www.dashlogic.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsOmix-ADA/Rugged Ridge
Rugged Ridge X-Clamp Mounting System for 2–3-in. Tubes (Black or Silver)

The X-Clamp mounting system from Rugged Ridge features an innovative and unique adjustment that allows mounting to tubes ranging from 2.25 to 3 in.

Rotate the X-clamp to fit the tube and pivot the mounting bracket to the desired position. Patent pending.

Information: 770-614-6101
www.omix-ada.com

  
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsPackaging Display Winner:

Edge Products Inc./Superchips
Edge Evolution CTS

Edge’s CTS Evolution packaging enables retailers to plug in the unit to a USB for a powered display. Recognized recently for award-winning packaging, Edge continues to produce retail-friendly packaging to coincide with reduced SKUs. Retailers can walk customers through demo mode and all the features of the Evolution CTS.

Information: 888-360-3343
www.edgeproducts.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Mantic Engineering
Mantic Track Series 2 Clutch Packaging

Mantic reinvents packaging within the category. The new packaging is engineered to contain, protect and transport goods, clearly setting it apart from the competition.

This new premium-quality outer packaging allows all components within the kit to be consolidated into a single uniform pack for easy storage and transportation.

Information: +61-394-632200
www.mantic.com.au

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsCOMP Performance GroupFAST EZ-EFI 2.0 Engine Control System, Base Kit Packaging

The multi-piece engineered packaging includes a die-cut foam insert designed to match-fit each system component. Underneath the foam insert is a cardboard pizza-style insert box that is form-fitted to house the included wiring harness. The foam section and insert box fit within a full-color, double-wall outer main box suitable for merchandising display.

Information: 877-334-8355
www.fuelairspark.com

  
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsPerformance-Racing Product Winner:

COMP Performance Group
TCI Bolt-Together High-Strength Steel Planetary for Powerglide Transmissions

This re-engineered planetary features 9310 gears and a forged 4340 output shaft exclusive to TCI. The bolt-together design allows for easy gear-set changes. Offered in 1.69, 1.80 and 1.98 ratios with a long or short output shaft. Features PTFE-coated thrust washers and roller bearings on the sun gear and input shaft for low friction and long life.

Information: 888-776-9824
www.tciauto.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

QA1
Preassembled Extended Length Ball Joints

Available in bolt-in, press-in and screw-in styles, QA1’s ball joints come preassembled with standard and up to 1-in.-longer studs. Longer studded ball joints help to improve overall geometry of the car by increasing straight-line stability, improving roll center and helping to free up bind, allowing the suspension to operate smoothly.

Information: 800-721-7761
www.qa1.net

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

COMP Performance Group
Electronic Fuel Pressure Sensor Kit

This is a complete plug-n-play electronic fuel-pressure gauge kit designed to directly interface with the FAST XFI or other EFI systems. An OEM-quality, 0–100 psi GM sensor is included. It can be used for either fuel- or oil-pressure measurement and will survive the harshest environments. Harness, mounting block and AN fittings also included.

Information: 877-334-8355
www.fuelairspark.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsPerformance-Street Product Winner:

Auto Meter
Boost Controller

An innovative and advanced approach to boost control housed within the familiar form factor of a 52mm Auto Meter gauge. Said to be the most powerful and versatile boost controller yet. All necessary senders and solenoid included.

Information: 866-248-6356
www.autometer.com

  
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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Auto Meter
LS Plug-n-Play Tach Adapter Kit

The simplest solution for getting an accurate, responsive tach signal from the LS family of engines without any cutting or splicing. Uses factory harness connectors for a no-cut installation in minutes on all LS-derived engines. Saves time, money and warranty concerns.
Information: 866-248-6356
www.autometer.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Dakota Digital
ECD-100 Electronic Cable Drive Unit

Now you can use a cable-driven speedometer with a transmission that provides only an electric VSS output. A waterproof case allows mounting anywhere; a powerful motor with PID control yields extremely stable needle operation. A 3-ft. cable is available with ends to connect to GM/Ford thread-on, GM clip-on or Ford clip-on speedometers.

Information: 800-852-3228
www.dakotadigital.com

  
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsPowersports Product Winner:

Titan Lifts
1500XLT Motorcycle/ATV Lift Table–1,500-lb. Lifting Capacity

A 1,500-lb. capacity lift table that is perfect for servicing motorcycles and ATVs. Built-in retractable casters, automatic safety locks, heavy 12-gauge steel construction. Dual-function power unit with air or hydraulic foot-pump operation.

Powdercoat finish (red or black). Two rear-wheel drop outs included (solid and roller). Optional deluxe padded wheel vise.

Information: 317-215-2720
www.titanlifts.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsBully Dog Technologies
Powersports GT for Skidoo Applications

Prepping for winter is especially important in the fall lead-up months, and this exclusive product delivers the tool to prep recreational machines with ease. Data-logging features let users know just what to expect from their machines, and multiple tunes from selected dealers deliver a powerful tuning experience.

Information: 866-285-5936
www.bullydog.com

 

Extreme Max Products
Motorcycle RampXtender

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

This motorcycle ramp easily transforms to a bed extender to secure loads.

One model fits all pickups and positively connects to the truck’s tailgate hardware. The manufacturer says that anyone who has a short-box pickup and has any toys needs this product. It solves the problem of where to store the ramp and how to secure the load.

Information: 651-357-1861
www.extrememax.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsStreet Rod/Custom Car Product Winner:

Aeromotive Inc.
Phantom 200 Stealth

Fuel System
This system is a complete drop-in, retrofit fuel system that places a high-performance fuel pump and baffle system into almost any gas tank. Its modular design is cut to height for any fuel tank or cell from 5 to 20 in. in depth and provides proper fuel-slosh control, venting and performance. A perfect solution for EFI conversions and engine swaps.

Information: 913-647-7300
www.aeromotiveinc.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Del City
Del City’s Mini Fuse Panels

Del City’s sealed Mini fuse and relay panels provide rugged, compact and efficient power distribution and circuit protection for marine, construction, agriculture,
heavy trucking and automotive applications. Mini fuse panels are fully sealed power distributions.

Information: 800-654-4757
www.delcity.net

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Classic Instruments Inc.
ZST–Zeus Speedometer Technology

Zeus Speedometer Technology (ZST) gives users a self-diagnostic speedometer and a simple calibration procedure. With new instant calibration, drive 30 mph and push a button. Done! The tachometer works with 1- to 12-cylinder engines and has an optional shift light. Any speed signal can be accepted, and ZST has four pending patents.

Information: 800-575-0461
www.classicinstruments.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsTire and Related Product Winner:

Coker Tire Co.
American Classic

“Bias-Look” Radial Whitewall Tire
Coker says that this is the first bias-look whitewall radial tire for American automobiles manufactured in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Fitments include 13-, 14- and 15-in. wheels. A vintage bias-ply look with modern ride and performance. True whitewall construction. Made in
the U.S.A.

Information: 800-251-6336
www.cokertire.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Continental Tire the Americas LLC
ContiForceContact

Developed on the world-famous Nürburgring, this ultra-responsive tire is engineered by Continental for track and street performance. Continental says that its precise control, confident handling and outstanding grip make this the ultimate tire for the driving enthusiast.

Information: 800-321-7575
www.continentaltire.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsCooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Cooper Zeon RS3-S

The RS3-S is said to offer world-class dry-road traction, handling and cornering. The tread compounds are specifically formulated to combine dry and wet traction with high-speed capabilities. Large shoulder elements provide crisp cornering and handling. The five-rib design evacuates water to resist hydroplaning and maintain rubber to road.

Information: 419-423-1321
www.coopertire.com

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsTools & Equipment Product Winner:

Leap Innovations
Weigh Safe–Trailer Hitch Scale–Measures Tongue Weight

WeighSafe is a trailer-hitch scale that measures tongue weight. It can help prevent accidents due to guesswork and improper weight distribution in loading tow trailers.

Information: 801-766-0520
www.weighsafe.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Shelwes Tools & Body
Shelwes Automatic
Contour Sander

Easily connects to any standard power sander and automatically conforms to curves and irregular as well as flat surfaces with no work interruption or adjustments. The patent-pending design was co-developed
with more than 30 years of bodywork experience. Shelwes says that the time and quality efficiency saves money and
boosts profits.

Information: 870-995-4238
www.shelwes.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Schley Products/SP Tools
Mobile Hydraulic Press Extender Arm #11015

A new attachment enables reaching over or under lifts when servicing suspension and driveline components. Gives full articulation and 360 degrees of ram movement.

The ability to service vehicles with a four-post or drive-on lift provides a great improvement for many shops that service vehicles on these lift styles.

Information: 714-693-7666
www.sptool.com

 
2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsVan/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Winner:

AutoTrickz
Touch Activated Trigger for
Keyless Entry and
Other Accessories

A stick-on numerical pad designed to be installed on the interior side of a glass windshield for use in locking or unlocking door-lock systems. Can also be used to operate other accessories by touching a proprietary code on the numerical pad from the exterior side (outside) of the glass windshield/vehicle.

Information: 951-310-1035
www.autotrickz.com
 

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

McHitch Automatic
Trailer Couplers

McHitch Automatic Trailer Coupler
Said to be a world first in all-terrain couplers.

Now anyone can hitch up a travel trailer or any trailer quickly and easily without assistance. Provides a solid link between the tow vehicle and the trailer for a smooth, silent ride. McHitch says that the articulation of the heavy-duty universal makes it the best on- or off-road
coupler available.

Information: +61-2-63522533
www.mchitch.com.au

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product AwardsAntigravity Batteries
Antigravity Batteries MICRO-START

The Micro-Start Personal Power Supply (PPS) is said to be the world’s smallest jump starter and personal power supply. So small it fits in a pocket, yet so powerful that it can start V8 trucks; it will also power or charge laptops, cell phones, tablets and more. Just charge it and take portable power wherever you go.

Information: 310-527-2330
www.antigravitybatteries.com

Wheel and Related Product Winner:

Ultra Wheel Co.
WORX SERIES 806

Worx Triton is available in 17, 18 and 20 in. with a range of offsets to fit today’s modern trucks and SUVs. Available finishes include full satin black, gloss black with ball milling and state-of-the-art PVD finish. PVD is a super-durable mirror-like finish that is said to outperform any chrome wheel on the market today.

Information: 800-321-4456
www.worxwheels.com

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

Voxx Wheel
Voxx Asti

New for 2014, the Voxx Asti wheel incorporates traditional European styling with modern fitment information. Availability in 17x8, 18x8 and 19x8.5 in multiple bolt patterns and various offsets to ensure proper fitment. Fitments for both European and modern vehicles.

Information: 310-783-1613
www.voxxwheel.com

 

2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards


Ultra Wheel Co.
Platinum Wheel–Wraith

The Ultra 245 for front-wheel-drive vehicles is available in 17x8, 18x8, 18x8.5 and 20x9. Offset ranges from +12mm
to +30mm. Finishes are satin black with diamond-cut face with a clear coat for extra protection or ultra-bright PVD. Reduced weight over OEM steel wheels and less unsprung weight. Lifetime structural warranty and enhanced
vehicle appearance.

Information: 714-449-7120
www.ultrawheel.com

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