SEMA Showcases 2018 New Product Award Winners

SEMA News—January 2019

NEW PRODUCTS

By Chad Simon

SEMA Showcases 2018 New Product Award Winners

Nearly 3,000 Products Were Displayed in the World’s Largest Collection of Automotive Innovation

The 2018 SEMA Show featured nearly 3,000 new products on display in the New Products Showcase—the No. 1 destination for attending buyers and media. All products entered were eligible for SEMA New Product Awards in 16 different categories, including street-performance, racing, off-roading and mobile-electronics, and each category had one winner and two runners-up. The annual competition recognizes the development of ground-breaking new products introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market.

A panel of automotive professionals selected winners based on a variety of factors that included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability and more.

Here are the winners:

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Winner

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Runner-Up

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Runner-Up

ITW Evercoat

Bonding Solutions
Scangrip
ITW Evercoat NOVA-UV S Scangrip
OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty Like90 Gun Cleaner

NOVANOVA-US V-UV S

Rage OPTEX body filler changes colors from pink to green as it dries, giving the bodyshop tech a visual indication that the filler is properly catalyzed and ready to sand. The visual cue takes the guesswork out of the repair process, as the body tech doesn’t need to rely on time or feel to know the repair is dry—increasing shop productivity.

513-985-7802
www.evercoat.com
PN: 100135

Low-VOC, high-power aerosol spray-gun cleaner. Comes with convenient two-way spray top that allows wide fan spray and super focus stream through a straw. Meets California VOC regulations.

775-358-0422
www.like90.net
PN: 10063

Extremely powerful, rechargeable UV LED light designed for fast curing of paint repair work. UV LED technology allows you to work more efficiently as the curing can be done in only 1 minute, and sanding and polishing can be carried out immediately after. NOVA-UV S is handy and sturdy with a long operation time, and supplied with a built-in timer.

+45-63-20-63-20
www.scangrip.com
PN: 03.5802US

Engineered New Product Winner

Engineered New Product Runner-Up

Engineered New Product Runner-Up

Flaming Industries Inc.

QA-1
Holley/MSD
Flaming River MOD Series Shock Holley/MSD
VDOG Variable Angle Gear MOD Series Shock

Racepak CL2 OBD2 and EFI Cloud/Mobile Based Data System

New steering adjuster that allows a 90-degree angle from the steering column to the steering mechanism. Articulating output shaft for maximum adjustment. Mount horizontally or vertically. Aluminum housing with the ¾-36 output shaft to connect to universal joints. Gear-driven unit without any chains or sprockets. Designed and built in the U.S.A.

513-985-7802
www.evercoat.com
PN: 100135

The first on-the-car revalvable shock. Designed specifically to meet the demands required by today’s high-performance drag race and handling/Pro-Touring cars, QA1’s new multi-patent-pending MOD Series shock can be completely revalved in minutes while remaining on the car, saving racers time and money.

952-985-5675
www.qa1.net
PN: M5111

Racepak’s Vantage CL2 for late-model track, circuit and drag vehicles. The most compact and cost-effective method of recording streaming and remotely viewing data from cars with ’08 and later OBD-II or aftermarket EFI systems. Vital data is displayed to the driver on a mobile device and is streamed for live or post-race viewing on any mobile device.

+45-63-20-63-20
www.scangrip.com
PN: 03.5802US

Exterior Accessory Product Winner

Exterior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Exterior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Lund International

Steelcraft ORACLE Lighting
AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector Stubby Jeep Bumper Vector Series Grille for Jeep Wrangler JL
AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector Stubby Jeep Bumper

Vector Series Grille for Jeep Wrangler JL

Ahead of the curve as always, AVS proudly debuts its Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector, the only hood protector that offers amber LED marker lights for the edge of your hood.

800-241-7219
www.lundinternational.com

Steelcraft’s new Wrangler Stubby Bumper was designed the Steelcraft team for the Jeep enthusiast who wants minimal bumpers while keeping the rugged and functional look. This bumper winch has a 20-in. LED light bar and is shackle ready. Ability to keep factory fog lights. The bumper has a matte finish and is e-coated and powdercoated for maximum rust prevention.

951-738-9244
www.steelcraftautomotive.com
PN: 70-92620

The ORACLE Lighting Vector Series Grill is the first full-featured replacement grille with integrated LED light emitters for low beam, high beam and a dynamic LED DRL, in a plug-and-play package. This unique design is equipped with an array of LED features and has the real-world functionality and rugged durability that Jeep enthusiasts demand.

800-407-5776
www.oraclelights.com
PN: 5837

Interior Accesssory Product Winner

Interior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Interior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Speed Dawg Shift Knobs

Intellitronix Lock’er Down Security Products
Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob ’67–’72 Chevy Truck Direct-Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster EXxtreme Console Safe
Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob ’67–’72 Chevy Truck Direct-Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster

EXxtreme Console Safe

Available in a wide range of color combinations. Comprised of specially formulated, high-impact polymer resin with solid brass mounting threads and smooth-surface inlaid graphics that will never wear off. May be special ordered with a 12V line lock/nitrous button. Weight is 5 oz. MOPAR officially licensed product. Made in the U.S.A.

717-741-2665
www.speeddawg.com
PN: M502DP1320-MR-BK

Intellitronix analog direct-replacement gauge panel for ’67–’72 Chevy trucks. Your classic piece of Bowtie history with an elegant yet mean new bite. Seven gauges all wrapped up in a black polycarbonate subsurface with a brush-stroke finish. Senders and mounting hardware included. American-made with a lifetime warranty.

440-359-7200 x206
www.intellitronix.com
PN: AP26003

This is the new Lock’er Down EXxtreme Console Safe. The company went all out to provide the most secure vehicle safe on the market. Safes are made of 12-gauge cold-rolled steel, but with the EXxtreme model, an extra 10 plate is welded to the top of lid to strengthen the door and cover the possible pry points. Security you need, quality you deserve.

800-583-9820
www.lockerdown.com
PN: LD2040EX

Mobile Electronics Product Winner

Mobile Electronics Product Runner-Up

Mobile Electronics Product Runner-Up

AAC

Daystar Products Kicker
Trigger 4 Plus Daystar Products EXxtreme Console Safe
Trigger 4 Plus Daystar GMRS Radio Kit for JK Wrangler

KEY 180.4

Trigger 4 Plus is an electronic controller for accessories on vehicles. It replaces conventional wiring harnesses with a solid-state central computer that is controlled via RF, Bluetooth, and has a hardwired option. It saves time, saves money and dramatically simplifies installation of 12- to 24-volt accessories by making the switches wireless.

951-339-1460
www.aacbrands.com
PN: 2100

Complete two-way radio kit mounts between sun visors for unobstructed rear view. Features GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) two-way radio, high-output dual antenna, patent-pending mount, coax cable, switches, 5-watt handheld. Sends and receives up to 13 mi. Water, dirt, mud and shock resistant. Fits ’07–’18 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU.

800-595-7659
www.daystarweb.com
PN: KJ71061BK

The Kicker KEY180.4 Smart Amplifier uses DSP and proprietary AI to automatically correct phase, EQ and crossover issues in a base audio system—all with the press of the inline button on the amp’s origin microphone. The 180-watt smart amplifier is fully compatible with nearly any vehicle, including those equipped with start/stop technology.

405-624-8510
www.kicker.com
PN: KEY1804

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Winner

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Runner-Up

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Runner-Up

Rancho/DynoMax

Bodyguard Rock-Slide Engineering
Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System ’18+ Jeep JL Full Width Front Bumper Discoverer AT3 360 Interactive Display
Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System ’18+ Jeep JL Full Width Front Bumper

Next Generation Step Slider

Experience the versatile, purpose-built Rancho 2-in. Sport Suspension Systems for the Jeep JLU. This 100% bolt-on system allows for the use of up to 35-in. tires. Include a pair of front and rear corner-specific progressive-rate coil springs for superior on-road comfort and off-road performance. RS5000X shocks with (DRS) tech included.

734-243-8000
www.gorancho.com
PN: RS66122BR5

The Bodyguard Jeep RX Series front bumper line offers a fully customized look with bolt-on components. This bumper features the full-width end caps with an optional bolt-on Baja Bar. Features also include mounts for small and mid-frame winches (up to 12K) and multiple LED light mounting options.

903-785-8939
www.bodyguardbumpers.com
PN: JLRXFFB

Completely redesigned with a new “no-drill” factory-hole installation. Provides rock-slider protection and automatic step entry for Jeep Wranglers. Steel construction with stainless-steel arms and internals. Fast, quiet and maintenance-free. Waterproof motor and wiring. Opens automatically when door is opened and retracts when door is closed.

435-752-4580
www.rockslideengineering.com
PN: BD-SS-200-JL4

Packaging Design Winner

Packaging Design Runner-Up

Packaging Design Runner-Up

Pedal Commander

Mishimoto

Surly Soap
Pedal Commander Mishimoto Surly Soap
Pedal Commander Performance Throttle Response Controller Carbon Fiber Baffled Catch Can Packaging

Soap Infused Hand Cleaner

Pedal Commander Throttle Response Controllers deliver incredible acceleration control to auto enthusiasts and competitive drivers by removing the lag in the gas pedal created by drive-by-wire systems. Pedal Commander offers 38 pre-programmed vehicle specific settings ranging from Eco to Sport+ mode. Pedal Commander is now available with Bluetooth.

805-465-7677
www.pedalcommander.com
PN: PC31-BT

Innovative design features beautiful, white and orange ink-printed, satin-black-finished rigid board packaging, a roll-out hinge opening and cloth ribbon pull. A magnetic close fully secures the product, along with internal fitment made from fully molded plastic to securely seat all component parts. The envelope inside lid tells the product’s story.

302-762-4501
www.mishimoto.com
PN: MMBCC-CF

Surly Soap comes in a convenient six-pack inner display. It was designed not only to be attractive for the end user but to also work in a configuration that makes sense for the retailer. The six-pack inner turns into a pop-up point-of-purchase. All six packs are designed to be color coded for easy understanding of products across the Surly line.

206-909-7618
www.surlysoap.com
PN: SS004

Performance-Racing Product Winner

Performance-Racing Product Runner-Up

Performance-Racing Product Runner-Up

ProCharger Supercharger Systems

QA1

QA1
ProCharger CrankDrive Supercharger Gear Drive Carbon Fiber Sway Bar MOD Series Shock
ProCharger CrankDrive Supercharger Gear Drive Carbon Fiber Sway Bar

MOD Series Shock

The ProCharger CrankDrive provides a complete package to mount the ProCharger to the front of race engines, directly driving ProCharger F-series Supercharger models off of the crankshaft via gears. Made out of billet aluminum for strength and weight savings and engineered to support racing engine power levels from 1,500 hp to in excess of 3,500-plus hp.

913-338-2886
www.procharger.com
PN: 4CD-BBC-3

After redefining industry standards with carbon fiber driveshafts, QA1 is introducing an innovative line of carbon fiber sway bars that are designed, engineered and wound in-house. Initial offerings for GM A, F and X-bodies and Ford F-100s.

952-985-5675
www.qa1.net

The first on-the-car revalvable shock! Designed specifically to meet the demands required by today’s high-performance drag race and handling/Pro-Touring cars, QA1’s new multi-patent-pending MOD Series shock can be completely revalved in minutes while remaining on the car, saving racers time and money.

952-985-5675
www.qa1.net
PN: M5111

Performance-Street Product Winner

Performance-Street Product Runner-Up

Performance-Street Product Runner-Up

Turbosmart

Livernois Motorsports & Engineering

Dakota Digital
Kompact-EM Universal Blow Off Valve DOD/AFM System Failure Prevention Kit for Gen4 GM LS Series Engines HDX Universal Competition Analog Instruments
Kompact-EM Universal Blow Off Valve
DOD/AFM System Failure Prevention Kit for Gen4 GM LS Series Engines

HDX Universal Competition Analog Instruments

The world's first universal aftermarket electro-mechanical blow-off valve. Introduces higher flow rates and allows those the user to relocate the valve, while maintaining the factory ECU control. All billet construction and high-temp seals allow for a leak-proof design.

909-476-2570
www.turbosmartonline.com
PN: TS-0223-1075

These DOD/AFM failure prevention kits include all items to remove the DOD/system to prevent a common failure point on Gen4 GM LS engines, which can cause severe damage. This is the most complete and economical solution offered in the marketplace, and includes the MyCalibrator tuner to allow the vehicle to run properly after installing this system.

313-561-5500
www.livernoismotorsports.com
PN: LPP802111

The HDX 2100/2200 race-oriented instrument systems feature a powdercoated billet aluminum faceplate with intricate machining to create a unique multi-layered look. Available in a black or silver face with 30 programmable lighting colors to match any theme. Indicators for blinkers, high beams, check engine, cruise control and many others included.

800-852-3228
www.dakotadigital.com
PN: HDX-2200-K

Powersports Product Winner

Powersports Product Runner-Up

Powersports Product Runner-Up

Warn Industries Inc.

Dynojet Research

Race Sport Lighting
VRX 45-S Power Vision Race Sport Lighting Voltage Gauge Display
VRX 45-S
Power Vision

Race Sport Lighting Voltage Gauge Display

A premium series winch at a standard-duty price, the Warn VRX 45-S winch is designed to work harder. Ideal for UTVs, it features a 4,500-lb. pulling capacity, all-metal construction, a clutch dial design based on the Warn 4WD hublock, a durable metal gear train, full IP68 waterproof sealing, and lightweight, easy-to-handle synthetic rope.

503-722-1200
www.warn.com
PN: 101040

Dynojet’s latest Power Vision is the third incarnation of the company’s most powerful flash tuning system. Designed to cover more models than ever before, you can now unlock the secrets that are hiding in your ECU. The Power Vision has pre-configured tunes, extensive calibration access for custom tuning, industry exclusive features, and world-class support.

800-992-4993
www.dynojet.com

Race Sport Lighting Voltage Gauge Display that consists of the following parts: RS50786; RS50888; RS50798; RS50782; RS507971B; RS4010W; RS3HRP; RS2HRP; and RS1HHRP.

847-327-0073
www.racesportinc.com
PN: RSVGD

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Winner

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Runner-Up

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Runner-Up

Flaming River Industries Inc.

Wilwood Disc Brakes

Dakota Digital

VDOG Variable Angle Gear Compact Tandem Master Cylinder RTX ’55–’57 Chevy Car Instruments
VDOG Variable Angle Gear Compact Tandem Master Cylinder

RTX ’55–’57 Chevy Car Instruments

All-new steering adjuster that allows a 90-degree angle from the steering column to the steering mechanism. Articulating output shaft for maximum adjustment. Mount horizontally or vertically. Aluminum housing with ¾–36 shaft to connect to universal joints. The unit is gear driven without any chains or sprockets. Designed and built in the U.S.A.

800-648-8022
www.flamingriver.com
PN: FR20302

Compact Tandem Master Cylinders comes in bore sizes 7/8-in., 15/16-in., 1-in. and 1.12-in. and is suitable for manual or power brake applications. Available in ball burnished, polished and black e-coat with black anodized caps.

805-388-1188
www.wilwood.com
PN: 140-14957-BK

The RTX Series has the look of a stock ’55–’57 Chevy cluster but offers a full-color TFT message center and LED backlighting (user-adjustable colors). The casual observer will think this is vintage stuff–until you hit the key. Every effort has been put forth to incorporate OEM design elements regarding the layout, face styling and indicators.

800-852-3228
www.dakotadigital.com
PN: RTX-55C-X

Tire and Related Product Winner

Tire and Related Product Runner-Up

Tire and Related Product Runner-Up

Cooper Tires

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels

Continental Tire

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S Baja Pro X Continental VikingContact 7
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S Baja Pro X

Continental VikingContact 7

The new Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S with Adaptive Traction Technology is an all-terrain tire designed to take you anywhere under any weather. Cooper says it stops 20 ft. shorter on snow and accelerates 15% faster on snow than the competition, offers a best-in-class mileage warranty of 65,000 miles, and has every size. Severe weather rated with 3PMSF stamp.

419-423-1321
www.coopertire.com
PN: 029142908753

Extreme off-road tire.

800-222-9092
www.mickeythompsontires.com

The VikingContact 7 is a winter tire that features improved performance over Continental’s previous-generation winter tire, the WinterContact SI. The VikingContact 7 features three different technologies that combine for superb winter performance.

704-583-8400
www.continentaltire.com

Tools and Equipment Product Winner

Tools and Equipment Product Runner-Up

Tools and Equipment Product Runner-Up

NewArc Tech LLC

Towtector/AaLadin

Rhino Metals Inc.

NewArc SRS-3 Portable Wheel Straightening System Undercarriage Cleaner Rhino Metals Inc.

NewArc SRS-3 Portable Wheel Straightening System

Undercarriage Cleaner

IWTC6534D Tool Chest

The NewArc Wheel Straightener, with dual-axis capability is the only device on the market that is proven effective in straightening automotive wheels to SAE safety standard as published in SAE Tech Paper 2016-01-1573. The SRS-3 model is targeted for use in the auto repair shop. It has a smaller aluminum frame and is portable for ease of use.

734-738-0420
www.newarctech.com
PN: SRS-3

Prolong the life of your vehicle and keep it looking great with the bottom-feeder undercarriage cleaner. Effortlessly wash away damaging debris from the bottom of a vehicle! Great for cutting salt, grease and mud from under the vehicle, helping avoid costly repairs. It is 4,000-psi at 250-degree rated so you can tackle the toughest jobs. Made in the U.S.A.

605-356-2491
www.towtector.com
PN: ASE-0019

Rhino Metals Ironworks IWTC6534D Tool Chest is American-made and handcrafted in Caldwell, Idaho. It is made of 16-gauge steel with 18-gauge steel drawers rated at 200 lbs. Each is 400 lbs.; 65-in. tall x 34-in. wide x 19-in. deep. Two fixed casters and two swivel casters are rated at 1,000 lbs. each.

208-454-5545
www.rhinosafe.com
PN: IWTC6534D

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Winner

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Runner-Up

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Runner-Up

Brandmotion

Air Lift Co.

TITAN Fuel Tanks

Wireless One EZ Mount Wireless One EZ Mount TITAN Fuel Tanks

Radar Blind Spot System With Cross Traffic Detection

Wireless One EZ Mount

XXL Direct Replacement Fuel Tank

The Brandmotion Radar Blind Spot monitoring system works like an original-equipment-based solution. Based on components that meet OEM standards, the company claims it works closer to the systems found on new vehicles than any other system available. Brandmotion’s RDBS-1500 eliminates 95% of false triggers common in other systems.

734-619-1250
www.brandmotion.com
PN: RDBS-1500

The Wireless One EZ Mount features an integrated air suspension control system with heavy-duty compressor mounted on a single bracket designed for EZ mounting. The system also features a two-wire connection, which connects directly to the battery. No ignition or accessory wire is needed.

800-248-0892
www.airliftcompany.com
PN: 25980EZ

A 65-gal., direct-replacement fuel tank that is 20 gal. larger than the stock tank for the ’17–current Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel-powered pickups. A direct fit, this tank does not require any cutting or fabrication for installation. The tank, like all TITAN tanks, is backed by a lifetime warranty and made in the U.S.A.

208-522-1325
www.titanfueltanks.com
PN: 7020317

Wheel and Related Product Winner

Wheel and Related Product Runner-Up

Wheel and Related Product Runner-Up

Wheel Pros

The Wheel Group/Wheel-1

APR, B&M Racing, Dinan, Flowmaster & Hurst Performance

TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint APR, B&M Racing, Dinan, Flowmaster & Hurst Performance TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint

Asanti Wheels AB-816

TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint

APR S01 Forged Wheels (20x9-Silver/Machined)

Asanti Off Road Series from Asanti Wheels. Deep Lip 6 Spoke design with swept outer face detail feature. Features aluminum billet center cap. Forged Technology and styling applied to affordable cast wheels.

855-327-2684
www.wheelpros.com
PN: AB-816

The TR-75 combines the timeless design of a mesh wheel with the contours of a modern passenger car design. It is available in 18-in., 19-in. and 20-in. with two concave profiles and staggered options. The wheel is offered in a rich, matte black finish or an elegant brushed finish with a dark tinted clearcoat.

626-363-1660
www.thewheelgroup.com
PN: TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint

APR’s Forged Wheels are manufactured using the latest strengthening and weight savings techniques to provide an attractive solution ready for the street and track. Available in multiple finishes and sizes. 19x8.5-19.6 lbs. and 20x9-22 lbs.

800-680-7921
www.goapr.com
PN: WHL00006

 

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