SEMA 2011: New Products Preview
The 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) annual convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center the first week of November brings thousands of automotive aftermarket parts to consumers in all corners of the automotive world.
ProPickup will be there in full force with our Project Super Crew on display in Booth 36137 in the South Hall, Upper Level.
Stop by, say hello, and register to win our Sweepstakes F-250.
To give you a taste of what the SEMA Show brings, here’s just a preview of the types of innovative new products of interest to the professional pickup user we’ll be spotlighting as the SEMA Show draws closer — and as we spend a week walking the miles of isles to be the eyes of the ProPickup reader:
Pareto Point Industries Tran-X
Pareto Point Industries (PPI) introduces Tran-X, an new bypass-grade (2 micron) filtration system specifically designed for automatic transmissions with spin-on oil filters, such as the Duramax/Allison.
Tran-X is easy and fast to install; and the bolt-on design requires no transmission modification.
According to Adan Reinosa, P.E, PPI’s President, “By removing damaging contaminants, Tran-X optimizes transmission performance, providing for better and smoother shifting, and contributing to a longer transmission life cycle. Given the cost for a new or even a rebuilt transmission, and the significant down-time that would be required, this is very inexpensive insurance.”
Easy GO Smart Button
The EasyGO smart key from Gryphon Mobile Electronics is an advanced computerized system that automatically locks and unlocks your vehicle with the push of a button on the driver door handle.
It also turns your vehicle engine ON or OFF by pressing the engine Start/Stop button without the use of a traditional key.
The system is also equipped with remote engine start and alarm vehicle security for protection against theft. It meets factory OE standard quality requirements and is built with 30A automotive grade component parts to ensure its reliability as well as its safety.
To provide further peace of mind and insurance all EasyGO smart key systems come with a full standard 3 years / 36,000 miles warranty.
Rigid LED Light bar
Rigid Industries sets the new standard with their latest offering, the SR Series Single Row Lightbars.
Measuring only 1.5″ tall, the SR is set to change the face of LED light systems. By using thermally managed 3w technology, and an updated version of its patented Hybrid Optics, RIgid continues to offer the brightest furthest projecting LED lightbars available.
Producing over 3200 Lumens in the 10″ bversion, while drawing only 35watts, the SR continues the trend that Rigid Industries is known for, efficiency and superior illumination.
Air Zenith 12V compressor
Are you looking for the fastest 12-volt air compressor on the market? Look no further. Air-Zenith lays that claim on their OB2 compressor that is 200-PSI rated, 100% duty cycle, 4.25-CFM that can fill a five-gallon tank of air from 165-to-200-PSI in under 90 seconds!
Boom Mat™, a division of Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) and a leading brand of automotive performance acoustic material, offers a full line of products designed to improve ride comfort, aesthetics and engine and component performance .
The company’s new Under Hood Acoustical Lining was designed primarily for the engine compartment as a way to greatly reduce noise and vibration with an easy peel and stick product anyone can install.
This Under Hood Thermal Acoustic Lining not only insulates the underside of the hood for sound deadening and vibration control, it also protects the vehicle’s paint finish. This is also a great product to use to reduce noise on generator boxes.
A.R.E. RT truck caps
A.R.E. is now offering the new RT Series truck cap, an aerodynamic cap featuring a 54-inch rear door height that is ideal for hauling large cargo like ATVs and four wheelers.
Constructed from durable fiberglass material and reinforced with steel to support large equipment, A.R.E’s RT Series can carry bulky items like building materials or heavy powersports vehicles.
It features full length side windows, stainless hinges with a slam shut latching system on the fiberglass rear door, a 30% tint on side and rear windows, full length side tip-out windows, a 12 volt dome light and LED brake light for increased visibility.
A.R.E. offers its RT Series for 2009-current Ford F-150 trucks as well as 2007-current GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado models, both 6.5-foot and 8-foot beds.