Innovations in Wheels and Wheel Accessories

SEMA News—February 2015

WHEELS & ACCESSORIES NEW PRODUCTS
By Steve Campbell

Innovations in Wheels and Wheel Accessories

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA Show

One of the most common adages in the automotive specialty-equipment industry is that the quickest and easiest way to change the character of an automobile is to change its wheels. As anyone who toured the displays in the lower South Hall at the 2014 SEMA Show can attest, the variety available is stunning. From plated to painted and concave to split-spoked, the displays drew thousands of buyers from every type of reseller, and there were equally impressive new tools to provide mounting, handling and balancing options for installers.

On the pages that follow, we’ve assembled photos and brief descriptions of the wheels and wheel accessories that were unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show’s New Products Showcase.

Whether for a classic musclecar or a lifted pickup, the offerings provide options galore for every taste—and that can only mean even more stellar sales opportunities. Enjoy!

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Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowMGP Caliper Covers
GM Licensed Covers
877-995-0003
www.calipercovers.com
PN: CV7RD

Officially licensed by GM. Available for all Corvette C7 applications. Standard colors include red, black and matte black. OE color-match options are also available. Made in the U.S.A. Three-year warranty and easy installation. 

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowAxe Wheels
EX20 Two-Piece Designed
407-808-8014
www.lensorims.com
PN: EX20

Available in 22x10.5 blank lug, 5x108 to 5x130. Offset 25-39 two-piece look with removable rivets. Color options on rivets: gold and chrome.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowMGP Caliper Covers
West Coast Customs Covers
877-950-0003

www.calipercovers.com
PN: WCC

Officially licensed by West Coast Customs.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowMGP Caliper Covers
MOPAR Licensed Covers
877-995-0003
www.calipercovers.com
PN: JEPC1

Officially licensed by MOPAR. Available for more than 3,000 vehicle applications. Camo series displayed. Standard colors include red, black and matte black. OE color-match options are also available. Made in the U.S.A. Three-year warranty and easy installation.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowRevolution Supply Co. Inc.
Oro-Tek TPMS Sensors With WAL Technology
714-891-0100
www.orotekusa.com

OE-replacement sensors for vehicles equipped with wireless auto location (WAL) technology. Oro-Tek is the only aftermarket sensor manufacturer with WAL-compatible sensors. WAL-equipped vehicles include late models from Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, BMW, Mercedes and GM.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowFondmetal
STC-10 With
Easy-Fit System
714-637-7234
www.fondmetalusa.com
PN: STC-10 HM

Fondmetal STC-10 is a 10-spoke, concave, one-piece alloy wheel with super-tuning milled finishing and glossy titanium milling. Fondmetal are made 100% in Italy and are TüV certified. Fondmetal’s STC series comes with an easy-fit system (EFS) that allows 10 pitch circle diameters on one wheel. The EFS is also TüV approved.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowRevolution Supply Co. Inc.
Coyote ATV Lug Nuts
877-389-9990
www.coyoteaccessories.com

Coyote premium wheel accessories now stock a wide variety of ATV lug nuts.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowUWT Tools
Pliers
336-537-4048
www.uwtinc.com
PN: UWTPLIERS

Dare to compare UWT pliers with replaceable parts to any other wheel-weight tool on the market. The UWT pliers are the only tool that can remove all wheel weights, including clip-only-style weights. Quick and easy without scratching wheels or pinching fingers.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowRevolution Supply Co. Inc.
Coyote Power Wrench
877-389-9990

www.coyoteaccessories.com
PN: 980002

The telescoping power wrench provides two times the torque of a standard wrench. Available with flip or thin-wall sockets in clamshell packaging or bag.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowTunerkey.com
Quick Seat Tire Lube
918-838-3807
www.quicktirelube.com
PN: QSTL-777

Introducing Quick Seat Tire Lube—the next generation of tire lube. Quick Seat Tire Lube allows the tire to seat to the tire manufacturer’s required lower pressure, making it much safer to use. Quick Seat Tire Lube outperforms water or paste-type products and requires less lube, saving time and money. Check out the video on the company’s website.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowUniauto/Rimtech
Collapsible Wheel Wrench
+8-862-27696902

www.uniauto-wepro.com

Collapsible wheel wrench with 1/2-in. drive. Material: heat-treated chrome-vanadium alloy steel with patented design.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowBosch Automotive
Service Solutions
CrimpWell Four-in-One Angled Wire Crimper
800-533-6127
www.otctools.com
PN: 5950a

Four-in-one design and angled head allow access to close quarters, including bulkheads and firewalls. Gripping nose, 12-20AWG crimper and wire stripper and cutter.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowKlutch/Concept One Wheels
KM20
626-968-8913
www.klutchwheels.com
PN: KL1101A 1910 15 5C BRAGF

Klutch Wheels KM20 19x8.5 ET 20-45 mid concave, 19x10 ET 35-45 deep concave, 19x10 ET 20-30 silver machined. Two-tone bronze and other optional colors.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowiForged Performance Alloys/
Forgestar Custom Wheels
18-, 19-, 20-in. M14 Multi-Piece Modular Wheel
714-826-8249
www.forgestar.com
PN: 181910M14

Introducing the world’s first multi-piece modular rotary-forged wheel with spun-forged lip.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowiForged Performance Alloys/
Forgestar Custom Wheels
19-in. F14 Super-Deep Concave Wheel With Black Nickel PVD
714-826-8249
www.forgestar.com
PN: sd721910f14pvd

Said to be the deepest concave profile on the market. Now available with PVD finish utilizing lightweight Forgestar super-deep concave technology. Bringing extreme concave profiles matched with lightweight rotary-forged wheel technology. Special PVD finish.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowGorilla Automotive Products
Forged-Steel Racing Lug Nuts
323-585-2852
www.gorilla-auto.com

Gorilla Automotive forged-steel racing lug nuts are constructed of cold-forged steel for strength and durability and feature a double-knurled end for easy installation. Available in open-end or closed-end styles and featuring the most popular colors and thread sizes to add style and function to any wheel setup.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowCenter Line Wheel Corp.
Alloy Wheel—MM2 Modern Muscle
562-921-9637
www.centerlinecastalloywheels.com
PN: Center Line MM2

Center Line forged wheels is a brand name that is certified and recognized as among the best in the business when it comes to forged wheels. This time around, Center Line is launching a series of one-piece, cast-alloy wheels as part of its progressive nature in the market. The MM series stands for Modern Muscle.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowVorsteiner
Forged V-03
714-379-4600

www.vorsteinerwheels.com

Performance-driven front spoke-ball cutting adds a unique design element that accentuates the slender spokes as well as assisting in weight savings. Full-face spoke design coupled with a rounded outer rim creates a full-bodied wheel unique to forged monoblock construction.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowTopline Products
Verde Custom Wheels
V25 Quantum
877-648-9500
www.verdecustomwheels.com
PN: V25 - Quantum

Verde Custom Wheels presents the V25 Quantum. The V25 Quantum features a 10-spoke design displaying an ultramodern directional-spoke configuration fused with a deeply machined undercut lip. The Quantum spokes are designed for severe concavity while maintaining clearances for big brake calipers.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowVorsteiner
Flow-Forged V-FF 103
714-379-4600
www.vorsteinerwheels.com
PN: 103_20

With Vorsteiner’s flow-forging technology, the majority of surplus weight can be shaved by the use of less but stronger aluminum. As high-pressure rollers heat, stretch and fortify the barrel to the specified width and density, the molecular compound of the metal hardens in a streamline direction that is optimal for many European luxury vehicles.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowUltra Wheel Co.
Series 504 Legacy RWD
800-321-4456
www.ultrawheel.com
PN: 504

This hot, new style comes in all satin black or a diamond-cut face with satin-black X-Lok lip and a satin clear coat.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowUltra Wheel Co.
Series X106 Sawblade RWD
800-321-4456
www.ultrawheel.com
PN: X106

Ultra Wheel has brought this classic Sawblade look back with a twist. Added to the company’s extreme line, it is available in 17 sizes in a +01 offset for very specific truck and Jeep fitments. Available is satin-black or anthracite-grey centers, with satin-black X-Lok lip and satin clear coat.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowAmerican Force Wheels
Metal Polish
786-456-6301
www.americanforce.com
PN: afwmetalpolish001

This easy-to-use metal polish formula was developed in-house after years of creating the signature AFW mirror-like finish on wheels. Since all AFW wheels are made from forged aluminum, it was formulated specifically for raw metals such as aluminum.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowAmani Forged
Forged Vito
866-344-7857

www.amaniforged.com
PN: Q24324

An American-made, custom, multi-piece wheel line that can be created to match the user’s lifestyle. Made to order. Available in 19–34 in. Join the takeover.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowTopline Products
V-Rock Offroad Wheels VR9 Terrain
877-648-9500
www.v-rockoffroadwheels.com
PN: VR9 - Terrain

V-Rock Offroad Wheels presents the VR9 Terrain for the 2015 collection. With a rugged design shaped from the ground up, the Terrain features split-six spokes that deeply drop with its concave design. The VR9 Terrain is tough enough for the most punishing landscape yet beautiful enough to accentuate any truck

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowDeluxe Wheel Co.
Wide Whitewall Tire Rim
269-930-4001
www.deluxewheels.com

This is a 20-in. rim that replicates a 15-in. steel wheel with a 2.5-in. section of whitewall tire attached. The customer adds his own hubcaps for the model of car he is building and mounts a 20-in., low-profile tire. A nostalgic look of old-school wide whitewalls is created with modern performance.

     

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowAmani Forged
Arvano Moderno
813-673-8393
www.arvanowheels.com
PN: G10722

Made in the U.S.A., Moderno is one of nine unique Arvano concave wheel designs. Made in four different concavity profiles and measured to fit a certain range of vehicles.

 

Introductions From the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA ShowKraze Wheels
Hookah-145
855-572-4457
www.krazewheels.com
PN: KR145-261062M

The magnificence of the intricate spoke design surely exemplifies the royal heritage of its ancestry. Hookah is dual drilled with an integral cap; available in 22x9.5, 24x9.5 and 26x10 with applications for passenger cars, trucks and SUVs. It comes in four finishes: chrome, black machined, satin black and milled on the edge of each spoke and the center of the spoke.

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