Latest Innovations on Display at the 2019 SEMA Show

SEMA News—January 2020

EVENTS

By Chad Simon

Latest Innovations on Display at the 2019 SEMA Show

Showcase Helps Exhibitors Launch Their Products Into the Marketplace

The New Products Showcase is routinely the number-one destination for SEMA Show buyers and media, giving participating exhibitors a distinct advantage in getting their products out to the world. The 2019 SEMA Show surpassed 3,000 products across 16 different categories, including street-performance, racing, off-roading, mobile-electronics and exterior and interior products. Three of the 16 categories were won by first-time exhibitors, indicating that the industry is healthy and continuing to grow.

Entries were eligible for SEMA New Product Awards in which a panel of automotive professionals selected one winner and two runners-up from each category. The results were announced at the New Products Breakfast held before the opening of the 2019 SEMA Show.

Following are the best new products from the 2019 SEMA Show.

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Winner

Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)
SCRS Guide to Complete Repair Planning—Blueprint Optimization Tool

The SCRS Blueprint Optimization Tool software is an automated version of the Guide to Complete Repair Planning. The application provides collision repair facilities with an intelligent, easy-to-use estimate analysis tool. It immediately identifies labor operations, line items and customizable charges that could be overlooked on an estimate.

877-841-0660
www.scrs.com
PN: MET-119141-15125

SCRS 

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Runner-Up

Guniwheel
Guniwheel

According to the company, the Guniwheel is said to be the world’s first universal vehicle and trailer mounting system with a tire and wheel design. Can be used as an alternative to jack stands and mounts to keep vehicles in a mobile state, safely and securely mounted to the wheel hub. The Guniwheel 45 for four- and five-lug patterns increases productivity and revenue in body shops, dealerships, tire stores and more.

404-457-4018
www.guniwheel.com
PN: GW10045

Guniwheel

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Runner-Up

Spray Booth Services
AirFlow=CashFlow Remote Spray Booth Monitoring System

Poor airflow in a spray booth will cost money by minimizing the amount of jobs completed and extra time from polishing defects. This proprietary monitoring system checks the airflow of the booth(s) and emails the user when there are issues. If not fixed, the system sends a follow-up email to a second email address. Includes 24/7 online portal.

888-912-6684
www.sprayboothservices.net
PN: MS120

Spray Booth Services

Engineered New Product Winner

Modern Driveline
’94–’04 Mustang Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder Conversion Kit

Modern Driveline Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder Conversion kit for ’94–’04 Mustangs is said to be an industry first. Converts a sticky, inconsistent stock cable clutch release to a smooth, linear pedal actuation that provides modern-car feel and performance. Easy no-drilling installation. Works with SOHC and DOHC modular engines. Made in the U.S.A.

208-453-9800
www.moderndriveline.com
PN: MD-910-0092

Modern Driveline

Engineered New Product Runner-Up

AutoMeter
InVision ’73–’87 Chevy C-10 Direct Fit Digital Dash System

The new InVision Direct Fit Digital Dash System for ’73–’87 Chevy C-10s is a one-model solution for the entire dash. Monitor the speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and volts all in one place. Upgrade a worn, outdated or inaccurate dash with the latest modern LCD offering from AutoMeter.

866-248-6356
www.autometer.com
PN: 7004

AutoMeter

Engineered New Product Runner-Up

GSI Machine & Fabrication
’88–’98 Complete Air Ride Chassis

GSI’s complete air ride chassis for ’88–’98 OBS (old-body style) single-cab 2WD truck. Engineered for the best ride quality and performance for an airbagged fullsize truck. Designed from the ground up with all-new suspension geometry and modern drivetrain adaptability, keeping large-diameter wheels and most aftermarket engine accessories in mind.

480-940-1806
www.gsimfab.com
PN: CHASSIS-AIR-8898

 GSI Machine & Fabrication

Exterior Accessory Product Winner

Curt Group: Curt, Aries, Luverne, UWS
BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale With TowSense Technology

BetterWeigh wirelessly links to a smartphone to display real-time vehicle and trailer weights. It easily plugs into any standard vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) and uses Bluetooth to connect to an Apple or Android phone. It sends live weight readouts of the vehicle, trailer, cargo/ payload, tongue weight, pin weight and weight distribution.

877-287-8634
www.curtmfg.com
PN: 51701

Curt Group

Exterior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Dee Zee
Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator Roof Rack

Dee Zee’s innovative Hex Series designs have expanded to roof racks for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator. The rack covers both the front and rear of the roof, mounting to the existing drip rails. The crossbars can be moved forward and backward for the perfect mounting location of light accessories, bikes, tents and more. Two size options available.

515-265-7331
www.deezee.com
PN: DZ 4472JP

Dee Zee
 

Exterior Accessory Product Runner-Up

RSI SmartCap
SmartCap EVO

SmartCap is said to be the world’s first stainless-steel five-piece modular truck cap that seamlessly integrates with the SmartSystem of accessories, giving consumers more control over managing their cargo. It installs in under an hour and can be purchased online, flat-packed and shipped to a consumer’s home or a jobber, changing how truck caps are bought and sold.

775-636-9664
www.rsismartcap.com
PN: EV0303-MB

RSI SmartCap

Interior Accessory Product Winner

AutoMeter
InVision Digital Dash

The new InVision Digital Dash is a one-model universal solution for the entire dash. Monitor the speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and volts all in one place. Upgrade a worn, outdated or inaccurate dash with the latest modern LCD offering from AutoMeter.

866-248-6356
www.autometer.com
PN: 7000

AutoMeter

Interior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Speed Dawg Shift Knobs
Jeep JL Shift Knobs and Adapters Set

Said to be the first-ever precision-machined, black-anodized transmission and transfer case shifter adapter set developed to enable engagement of the new Jeep JL factory reverse lockout and two MOPAR officially licensed Jeep and Wrangler logo high-impact shift knobs with brass threads and smooth surface inlaid graphics that never wear off. Made in the U.S.A.

717-741-2665
www.speeddawg.com
PN: M501JL-SET

Speed Dawg

Interior Accessory Product Runner-Up

Coverking
Topliner by Coverking

Engineered to improve the finish quality of a Jeep’s hardtop while also making the ride more comfortable. Molded to fit all contours perfectly, the polycarpet panels also insulate from outside temperatures and improve acoustics.

714-850-0303
www.coverking.com
PN: SPC680

Coverking

Merchandising Display Winner

Dee Zee
Hex Series Counter Display

The display is packaged in a plain brown box for shipping.

515-265-7331
www.deezee.com
PN: 940-9313

Dee Zee

Merchandising Display Runner-Up

Stoner Car Care
Invisible Glass Clean & Repel Washer Fluid Additive

Invisible Glass Clean & Repel Washer Fluid Additive comes in a display tray of 36 single-use bottles. Header card easily slides into the rear of the tray, creating an eye-pleasing countertop display, perfect for a detailing shop, a retail store or a car-wash store.

800-227-5538
www.stonercarcare.com
PN: 10793165914004

Stoner Car Care

Merchandising Display Runner-Up

Hypertech
Hypertech PowerSports

Freestanding display designed to show off the use of the products and fitment and quality. Most importantly, customers can imagine the items installed in their UTVs. After all, the goal is for the customer to purchase from your store.

901-385-1888
www.hypertech.com
PN: 0001

Hypertech

Mobile Electronics Product Winner

VAIS Technology
SEER (Smart Entry Exit Recognition)

SEER (Smart Entry Exit Recognition) is a patent-pending auto-integration device for automated door locking at driver’s departure; unlocking when driver is approaching; hands-free liftgate opening/closing; safe illuminated entry; and four inputs/outputs that are fully customizable to trigger other electronic vehicle accessories based on driver proximity.

720-733-2348
www.vaistech.com
PN: SER-TY51

VAIS

Mobile Electronics Product Runner-Up

AAMP Global
Ford Third Brake Light Camera With Cargo and Side Blind-Spot Views

The EchoMaster Third Brake Light Camera is one camera with three viewing angles: truck bed and side blind-spot views. The left and right blind-spot views automatically activate when using a turn signal. The ultra-low LUX video sensor provides superior day and night use. Currently available for select Ford, General Motors and Ram trucks.

800-477-2267
www.echomaster.com
PN: PCAM-CHMSL2-FD99

AAMP Global

Mobile Electronics Product Runner-Up

Sony Car Audio
XAV-AX8000

Sony’s XAV-AX8000 has an oversized 8.95-in. touchscreen display and is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The sturdy and adjustable mount works in three directions and allows flexible installation in a variety of vehicles.

800-538-7550
www.sony.com/car
PN: XAV-AX8000

Sony

Off-Road/4-Wheel-Drive Product Winner

ICON Vehicle Dynamics
’20–Up Jeep Gladiator (JT) 2.5 Suspension System

ICON’s ’20–Up Jeep Gladiator JT suspension system includes 6061 billet-aluminum control arms, triple-rate coil springs, and 2.5 aluminum series shocks with vehicle-specific tuning and CDC valve. These suspension components provide up to a 33% increase in wheel travel while dramatically improving on-road ride quality and off-road performance.

951-689-4266
www.iconvehicledynamics.com
PN: K22105

ICON

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

Dana Inc.
Ultimate Dana 60 Axles for the Jeep Gladiator JT

Ultimate Dana 60 axles are engineered to be direct-fit, bolt-in solutions for the front and rear axles on the Jeep Gladiator JT. Ultimate Dana 60 rear axles can withstand the extreme punishment of extreme off-roading. They are available in 3.73, 4.10, 4.88 and 5.38 ratios and come with an Eaton E-Locker or an ARB Air Locker.

877-777-5360
www.spicerparts.com
PN: NA Multiple Versions

Dana Inc.

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

HaulGauge/Garage Smart
Garage Smart Lifter and Storage System

Garage Smart is a product for people who use the garage as a launch pad for adventure and a place to get work done. Garage Smart is a home automation and uses Bluetooth via smart device. The product safely lifts and stores a Jeep hardtop, truck tops, fifth-wheel hitches, bikes and paddle-sports products. Powered by smartphone apps.

833-762-7896
www.garagesmart.com
PN: SMT-KUN01-02

Garage Smart

Packaging Design Winner

Anest Iwata USA
Iwata Vault TH2

The dark and mysterious Iwata Vault sleeve showcases a limited-release specialty airbrush using minimal multi-lingual copy, photos and info graphics. The airbrush and its accessories are stored securely inside the reusable Iwata-branded paper box.

503-253-7308
www.iwata-airbrush.com
PN: H5100

Anest Iwata

Packaging Design Runner-Up

Inurzone
Neato

The world’s most innovative tool management system: Neato clamp, work light and work light holder, phone holder, magnet board, magnet tub and funnel. All designed to give users an extra set of hands while they are actively working with hand tools, increasing efficiency and improving productivity matched with safety.

+61418583376
www.inurzone.com
PN: Neato Mechanics Kit

Neato

Packaging Design Runner-Up

Drake Automotive Group
Heavy-Duty E-Coated Track Bar

This design is reserved for the toughest parts, ones expected to not only survive but overcome the most challenging environments. The packaging is meant to represent the efforts to produce a part that deserves the title of severe duty.

855-776-3674
www.proforged.com
PN: 106-10109

Drake

Performance-Racing Product Winner

Turbosmart
Gen-V eWG60 Power-Gate 60 Electronic

Turbosmart introduces electronic wastegates. Said to be the world’s first electronic Gen-V e-WG60 wastegate. Provides the kind of control never seen before, without the need for compressed gas or boost hoses. No need for changing springs, no need for complex solenoid hook-up methods. Boost control is now simpler, faster and completely adjustable from a laptop.

909-476-2570
www.turbosmart.com
PN: TS-0555-1502

TurboSmart

Performance-Racing Product Runner-Up

Nitrous Express
Boost Cooler Ring

These billet-aluminum water/methanol Boost Cooler Rings mount in line with cold side intake piping, providing a secure and attractive way to cool a boosted air charge. Rings include pre-bent hard lines and all fittings needed to complete the installation. Available in 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- and 4-in. versions.

940-767-7694
www.nitrousexpress.com
PN: SNO-40112-3.5

Boost Cooler Ring

Performance-Racing Product Runner-Up

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
DI High-Flow Check Valve

Lingenfelter’s billet aluminum, pulse dampening, direct injection, high-volume check valve is required in high-horsepower, high-fuel-flow applications, eliminating low-side fuel-volume restrictions and pressure drop, which causes DI high-side pump failure. It also prevents common in-car noise from fuel line reversion.

260-724-2552
www.lingenfelter.com
PN: L750077414

Lingenfelter

Performance-Street Product Winner

Aeromotive Inc.
Aeromotive Variable-Speed 5.0-GPM Brushless Fuel Pump

Aeromotive’s 5-gpm TVS Brushless Fuel Pump with onboard TVS (true variable speed) Controller provides unmatched fuel flow at full speed while allowing pump speed reduction and flow control using a simple 0–5-VDC analog input at the pump. Automatically reduce flow during low demand (street driving), keeping the fuel tank cooler over long drives.

913-647-7300
www.aeromotiveinc.com
PN: 11196

Aeromotive Inc.

Performance-Street Product Runner-Up

Tire Stickers
Cerebrum Smart Tire Sensor

TPMS is now obsolete. Cerebrum is said to be the world’s first smart tire system utilizing revolutionary sensor technology mounted directly to the tire. Cerebrum sensors provide advanced tire pressure and temperature data to the vehicle ECU as well as tread depth, alignment and tire performance data to the operator through the convenient mobile application.

424-272-0321
www.cerebrum-sensor.com
PN: CEREBRUMV01

Tire Stickers

Performance-Street Product Runner-Up

US Gear
Ford 9-in. Stealth Series Ring-and-Pinion

US Gear says that its new Stealth Series gears utilize the most advanced gear cutting technology. The new design creates a continuous and consistent cut on all teeth of the ring-and-pinion. Stealth Series features and benefits include stealthy, quiet-without-compromising strength, maximized tooth contact, consistent and wider pattern and easier setup.

616-828-9434
www.usgear.com
PN: 07-890370SS

US Gear

Powersports Product Winner

SSV Works
Overhead Weatherproof Audio Solution for Polaris RZR Two- and Four-Seat Vehicles

Listen to music through four overhead speakers pumping out 200 watts of internal power. This system also offers the capability of adding more speakers and amplifiers by utilizing two additional high-level and/or low-level channels. Bolts on using factory vehicle mounting points. Rugged UV-treated polymer enclosure protects from the harsh elements.

818-991-1778
www.ssvworks.com
PN: WP3-RZ3O65

SSV Works

Powersports Product Runner-Up

Hypertech
Hypertech Harness/Seatbelt

Hypertech’s four-point, 2-in. safety harness is designed specifically to work with narrow UTV seats and space. Shoulder straps have integrated pull-down adjusters, pockets and padding. The L-shaped shoulder and lap-belt design reduces the hassle of strapping in and exiting. Designed for no pinching or shoulder discomfort. Enjoy a safe and comfortable ride.

901-385-1888
www.hypertech.com
PN: 3001003

Hypertech

Powersports Product Runner-Up

TSI Products Inc.
Stratos Climate 5 Multi-Fit Under-Dash Heater Kit

Features include variable fan speed to enhance passenger comfort, temperature control to achieve maximum vehicle comfort, and four adjustable vents to customize directional airflow for both driver and passenger. Kit includes all components needed to complete installation. Ease of installation under dash.

800-521-2997
www.stratosclimate.com
PN: SCP7103

TSI Products

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Winner

Dakota Digital
RTX-32F-X ’32 Ford Retrotech Instruments

The RTX series is the latest from Dakota Digital, focused on retaining a stock look without sacrificing the late-model features users love. Every effort has been put forth to incorporate OEM design elements regarding the layout, face styling and indicators. CNC-machined engine-turned bezel to provide a timeless look with modern technology.

800-852-3228
www.dakotadigital.com
PN: RTX-32F-X

Dakota Digital

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Runner-Up

Lokar Inc.
LS Classic LS Distributor and Plug Wire Set

Top off a vintage-look LS swap with Lokar’s LS Classic Distributor and Plug Wire Set. The LS Classic Distributor and Plug Wire Set includes a hollow cast-aluminum distributor body that allows users to pass the plug wires from remote-mounted coils through the distributor and then on to the sparkplugs, creating a true vintage look.

877-469-7440
www.lokar.com

Lokar

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Runner-Up

Speedway Motors
Deluxe LS Swap Fuel Filter/Regulator

The Deluxe LS Swap Fuel Filter/Regulator no longer comes with unreliable adapter fittings and OE-style plastic quick disconnects. This regulator now has the correct fittings built into the assembly. Engineered to work in returnless-style LS-swap fuel systems. AN6 inlet/outlet/return, preset 58-psi fuel pressure, full-flow inline design.

402-323-3200
www.speedwaymotors.com
PN: 91012808

Speedway Motors

Tire and Related Product Winner

Yokohama Tire
Geolandar X-AT

Rugged gets redefined with Yokohama’s new Geolandar X-AT extreme all-terrain tire. The X-AT is available in 27 sizes, ranging from 15 to 22 in. It offers ultimate off-road performance without sacrificing on-road comfort, making it a great performance upgrade for a variety of pickups and SUVs, no matter how or where they’re driven.

800-423-4544
www.yokohamatire.com
PN: 110116004

Yokohama

Tire and Related Product Runner-Up

Yokohama Tire
Advan Apex

Yokohama’s ultra-high-performance heritage rolls on with the new Advan Apex. Made for the North American market, the Y-rated Apex comes in 44 sizes, with 17- to 20-in. fitments for a wide range of sports cars, high-end performance vehicles and American muscle cars. The Apex has a 25,000-mi. limited tread warranty (12,500 mi. on staggered fitments).

800-423-4544
www.yokohamatire.com
PN: 110160130

Yokohama

Tire and Related Product Runner-Up

Yokohama Tire
Geolandar X-CV

For luxury SUV and crossover owners, there haven’t been a lot of choices for replacement tires—until now. Yokohama Tire’s new Geolandar X-CV fills the need with 23 W-speed-rated sizes, covering nearly all 18- to 22-in. luxury SUV/crossover fitments.

800-423-4544
www.yokohamatire.com
PN: 110157001

Yokohama

Tools and Equipment Product Winner

Trac Tire Rotation Assistance Cart
Trac Tire Rotation Assistance Cart

The Trac Tire Rotation Assistance Cart is a tool to assist with the removal and installation of the wheel/tire assembly on or off of a vehicle. The cart rolls under the tire and supports the weight of the tire, allowing the technician to not have to lift the wheel/tire from the vehicle, saving his/her back.

720-231-1839
www.liftwithtrac.com
PN: LWT001

Trac Tire

Tools and Equipment Product Runner-Up

Badass Workbench
2Bay Badass Workbench

A 6-ft. long x 37.5-in. high x 32-in. deep workbench. Has Leg levelers for uneven floor; powdercoated drawers and frame; 450-lb.-capacity drawers; and 3/8-in.-plate steel top with a backsplash. Additional options include: four casters; receiver tubes (either end or both); a powdercoated pegboard; keyed locks; lock bars; a vise (slide in or traditional mount); powdercoated top; and 1/2-in. fat top (72-in. long x 36-in. deep).

866-547-1123
www.badassworkbench.us

Badass Workbench

Tools and Equipment Product Runner-Up

Makeit Inc.
Makeit 2x4 Large-Format 3D Printer

Handcrafted in SoCal, this model is designed for the auto industry to accommodate 3-D printing of big parts such as hoods/spoilers/wings. Key features include massive 54x24x31 heated rectangular print area, auto-leveling, remote control via smartphone, enclosed and on-wheel. An ideal shop tool to make prototypes/master molds/jigs and fixtures in-house faster and cheaper.

626-500-5380
www.makeit-3d.com
PN: MK2x4104

Makeit

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Winner

RSI SmartCap
SmartCap EVO

SmartCap is said to be the world’s first stainless-steel five-piece modular truck cap that seamlessly integrates with the SmartSystem of accessories, giving consumers more control over managing their cargo. It installs in under an hour and can be purchased online, flat-packed and shipped to a consumer’s home or a jobber, changing how truck caps are bought and sold.

775-636-9664
www.rsismartcap.com
PN: EV0303-MB

SmartCap EVO

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Runner-Up

Bestop Premium Accessories Group
Jeep Gladiator Bedside Storage Lockboxes

Organize and secure dirty adventure gear in the bed and keep the interior clean. With easy access from outside the bed, the large storage areas allow users to bring what they need for every outing. Tie-downs allow the included nylon net to restrain gear in the main bed. and dividers keep gear in place internally. Fast installation with no drilling.

800-348-8339
www.tuffyproducts.com
PN: 363-01

Bestop

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Runner-Up

BuiltRight Industries
’20 Jeep Gladiator Bedside Rack Storage System

The Bedside Rack System installs on the inside walls of the bed of the new Jeep Gladiator and provides a modular mounting platform for the easy storage of gear, tools and other equipment. Installation is entirely bolt-on and takes just minutes. Invented by Matt Beenen, the Winner of the 2018 SEMA YEN Launch Pad competition.

203-546-8981
www.builtrightind.com
PN: 102115

BuiltRight Industries

Wheel and Related Product Winner

Topline Products
VR16–Raid

As the newest introduction into the Chase Series from V-Rock Offroad Wheels, the VR16-Raid features an innovative Race Ring designed to simulate a bead-lock design. A deep lip flows into notched and cutout spokes for an aggressive stance. The VR16-Raid is available in 18x10, 20x10, 20x12 and 22x12 in. satin-black finish.

909-628-7500
www.v-rockoffroadwheels.com
PN: VR16-215820SB

Topline Products

Wheel and Related Product Runner-Up

The Wheel Group/Wheel-1
Cali Offroad Gemini Polished/Milled

Cali Offroad, Gemini. Shown in highly polished with milled spokes. Also available in gloss black with milled accents The Gemini is the company’s take on a classic mesh wheel with a modern twist. Available in 20x9, 20x10, 20x12, 22x12 and 24x14 for all popular five-, six- and eight-lug applications.

626-363-1676
www.calioffroad.com
www.thewheelgroup.com
PN: 9112-22281P

The Wheel Group

Wheel and Related Product Runner-Up

The Wheel Group/Wheel-1
Mayhem Wheels Voyager Dark Bronze

Mayhem Voyager. Displayed in dark bronze. The newest flow-formed addition to the family. This overland-inspired wheel is designed to reliably deliver whatever wild destination the user has in mind—and do it in style. Also available in matte black. It is offered in all popular five- and six-lug applications.

626-363-1676
www.thewheelgroup.com
www.mayhemwheels.com
PN: 8303-7883MZ0

The Wheel Group
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