It’s around this time of year when the population of Las Vegas goes up, as the city becomes overrun with truck guys. That’s thanks to the SEMA show, one of the biggest aftermarket shows out there, yet it isn’t open to the public. But we managed to get in, so we’re here to check out the coolest manufacturer trucks on display, as well as the hottest new products. Follow along as we show you the best manufacturer built vehicles from this year’s SEMA show.

2011 Audi signature series q5 By STaSIS
Custom Concept Audi Q5
2011 Audi Q7
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71
The "Derecho" Carbon Edition HD by LDRSHIP Designs
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Race Car Hauler
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
2011 Ford Edge by K-Daddyz Kustomz
Funkmaster Flex Explorer
CGS Performance Products Ford Explorer
Galpin Auto Sports Ford Explorer
2011 Ford F-150 by A.R.E. Accessories
1970 Ford Bronco
2011 Ford F-150 by The Custom Shop
2011 Ford F-150 by Mickey Thompson
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Cars by Kris and Airhead Kustoms
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Skyjacker Suspensions
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Rize Industries
Honda Accord Crosstour HFP Concept
2011 Jeep Street Cherokee
Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road Edition
Jeep Patriot Extreme
Jeep NuKizer 715
2011 Wrangler Sahara Mopar Edition
Mopar ImMortal
The General -- 2009 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler J7
Mopar Off-road Camper Trailers
Mopar XJ Stroker
2011 Kia Sportage Work Hard and Play Hard
Lexus RX 450h by Paul Tolson of EST
2011 Lincoln MKX by ID Agency
Ram Power Wagon
Mopar Ram Runner
Scion xB All Stretched Out by Cartel
Battle of the Builds xB by The Salty Dogs
ICON Vehicle Dynamics Suzuki Equator
2011 Toyota 4Runner Backcountry
Toyota Sienna Swagger Wagon "Supreme"
2011 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR
2011 Toyota Tundra Sportsman
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2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
Mopar introduces 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan. Black & Tan’s 22-inch custom-forged aluminum Super Alloy wheels are highly polished with hyper-silver accents. The Citadel also features an exclusive chrome-textured grille and polished stainless steel tips of the Mopar/Corsa custom exhaust. Riding on Pirelli tires, the Black & Tan was dropped with Mopar lowering springs in order to create more of an aggressive stance.

Dodge views the new Citadel as the ultimate expression of the 2011 Dodge Durango, the perfect canvas for the distinguished SUV enthusiast. The vehicle was developed as a representation of the current trend in tasteful customization.

This special edition of the Citadel utilizes the clean lines of the 2011 Dodge Durango. Its stunning, shiny black paint color is the perfect backdrop for the evolution of the modern urban SUV. Its 22-inch custom-forged aluminum Super Alloy wheels are highly polished with hyper-silver accents. The Citadel also features an exclusive chrome-textured grille and polished stainless steel tips of the Mopar/Corsa custom exhaust. The Citadel “Black & Tan”, riding on Pirelli tires, was dropped with Mopar lowering springs, complementing its stunning new stance.

The shiny black exterior is matched on the inside with an all-new interior, crafted by the new Chrysler interior studio that is bent on redefining American quality and unparalleled comfort. The timeless design features sculpted soft panels throughout with world-class fit and finish, complete with the liberal use of premium materials and three rows of gorgeous Nappa leather seats. The new “Black & Tan” interior combo was inspired by some of the finest super cars in the world.

Source: Chrysler

2011 Ford Edge by K-Daddyz Kustomz
With a touch of urban luxury, this K-Daddyz Kustomz Edge boasts 22-inch wheels with radically lowered suspension. This Edge is ready to cruise the coast, with a custom paint scheme featuring airbrushing and pin striping, along with a custom surfboard rack and panoramic sunroof. The leather and suede interior comes with Dual Head restraint DVD by INVISION, and puts the finishing details on the crossover.

Source: Ford

Funkmaster Flex Explorer
Ford is certainly pulling out the stops to give people ideas on how to accessorize the new Explorer as no less than three different SUVs will be on Ford's SEMA stand. One of those Explorers, with its 24-inch, three-piece, billet aluminum wheels and blacked-out lower trim, is designed to appeal to the urban crowd. The SUV is done by Ford's partner in crime Funkmaster Flex along with Team Baurtwell. The interior has also been modified with a Katzkin two-tone leather interior and high-end sound system.

CGS Performance Products Ford Explorer
CGS Performance Products’ take on Explorer shows off what a luxury vehicle for an active customer looks like. The look runs throughout the monochromatic silver Explorer, and is completed by two carbon fiber mountain bikes on the roof rack.

“This SUV is all about outdoor adventure and doing it in comfort,” said Casey Scranton, president, CGS Performance Products. “This customer can use the vehicle every day and will have no problem taking it camping or kayaking on the weekends.”

The luxury details are evident in the built-in video screens in the headrests, 22-inch silver wheels and the complete custom leather interior that’s designed to resemble the links on a watch band. A CGS cat-back exhaust provides more power, a throatier sound, and even improved fuel economy.

Source: Ford

Galpin Auto Sports Ford Explorer
Designed by Galpin Auto Sports, takes a vehicle with luxury appointments and makes it into an ultra-luxurious ride that even James Bond would enjoy. Using the character as their inspiration, the Galpin team used 24-inch wheels, custom silver paint on the exterior and modified exterior light treatments to convey that image.

The custom interior shows off its luxury side with a leather-trimmed headliner that has suede running down the center, a look that’s replicated on the seat inserts. An iPad pops up from the second-row console, and is viewable in either landscape or portrait mode.

“This is a luxury, high-end vehicle that serves multiple purposes,” said Tedros Mengiste of Galpin Auto Sports. “The Galpin Auto Sports Explorer is at home going off-road or transporting you to exclusive events. It meets your discerning expectations, and does it with style and substance.”

Source: Ford

2011 Ford F-150 by A.R.E. Accessories
It's difficult not to take a second look at the graphics on this F-150. Customized by A.R.E. Accessories, the theme of this truck is educating, honoring, and preserving the history of professional football - the mission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That fancy paint job shows a stadium silhouette. The bed will have hall of fame memorabilia to please football fans and a wrap on the interior of the bed, we're told, simulates the hall of fame enshrinement gallery.

2011 Ford F-150 by Godfather Customs
Godfather Customs starts with the 2011 F-150's most controversial new engine: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, a turbocharged unit with direct injection. In case you've forgotten, this engine has 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque in stock form. This F-150 EcoBoost has a 2.5-inch cowl induction hood, bumper cover, and roll pan and handle relocator. A tonneau bed cover is also included, as are revised "halo" taillights.

2011 Ford F-150 by The Custom Shop
Another F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, this truck focuses on aesthetics and the environment. The custom paint job has a pinstripe border from low-VOC-emissions DuPont paint. Shaved door handles contribute to a clean look, as do the lightweight wheels (paired with low-rolling-resistance tires). A lightweight tonneau cover and Katzkin tan and black leather are also part of the package.

2011 Ford F-150 by Mickey Thompson
Taking a very different route with the F-150 is Mickey Thompson. Called Project TTC F-150, this truck is built to go offroading with 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Radical tires and a Fabtech 6-inch suspension. PIAA auxiliary lighting and Warn Industries winch recovery gear complete the more functional side of this truck, which also features Katzkin leather and tweaks to the entertainment system.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Cars by Kris and Airhead Kustoms
Called the Pit Boss, this mean F-350 is designed to serve as a tow and support vehicle. The Super Duty truck can haul a race car to the track quietly as there's extra sound-deadening material. Once at the race track, the truck has a bed-mounted tire cage and swing-case toolboxes. When you need a break from working on the race car, relax in the cabin, with a custom headliner and an in-dash computer system.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Skyjacker Suspensions
Calling all "active lifestyle" truck enthusiasts: Skyjacker Suspensions' customized F-350 may work for you. The truck has an 8.5-inch suspension as well as heavy-duty front and rear Fab Fours bumpers. As you can tell, a Warn Industries winch and lights complete the truck's modifications, allowing you to go anywhere and look tough everywhere.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Rize Industries
This is one of the more extreme custom jobs among the Ford trucks at SEMA. The F-350 is described as a motocross concept, with an 8-inch quad-link suspension. There's a built-in loading ramp, power washer, air compressor, plus a built-in motorcycle stand.

2011 Jeep Street Cherokee
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is also on the receiving end of a Mopar-style makeover. For the 2011 Jeep Street Cherokee, the Chrysler Group Product Design crew created custom 22-inch alloy wheels, while at the same time lowering the vehicle. The Dark Charcoal Overland edition Grand Cherokee is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine, with an exhaust trimmed in Corsa tips.

The Jeep Street Cherokee is customized in typical all-Mopar style. Mopar floor mats with a unique design prevent dirt and mud from invading the interior. Mopar’s lighted door-entry sills and bright/rubber pedal kit offer much-needed visibility when adventures extend well past sundown. Stainless steel door sills are etched with the Mopar logo and offer stylish protection.

Additional sizzle is served up with a new custom lower front fascia, painted handles, and blacked-out headlamps. The Mopar chromed grille adds additional bling but doesn’t sacrifice durability, meeting the toughest corrosion requirements.

Source: Chrysler

Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss
This Wrangler was built to show that serious trail machine buildups can be achieved by using Mopar trail catalog parts, parts that can be dealer-installed and financed on a new vehicle. This two-door 2009 Wrangler Rubicon has a half door kit, sun bonnet, and AEV heat reduction hood. A three-inch lift kit allows fitment of directional 35x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires on Hutchinson Rock Monster beadlock wheels. Bumpers on both ends are also from AEV; the front bumper houses a Warn 9.5ti winch. The spare is relocated to a rear tire carrier for better ground clearance. Inside a Katzkin leather seat trim kit has been installed, along with slush mats and a Kicker audio system.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road Edition
To get ready for the off-road, go big. Case in point: the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road Edition.

The 5.7-liter V8-powered silver Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts a suspension lifted with coil springs to make way for 33-inch BFG Mud-Terrain tires. The exterior is prepped for off-road battle courtesy of Mopar skid plates, rock rails and tow hooks. The interior has been upfitted with the Mopar bright/rubber pedal kit and sill guards.

Source: Chrysler

Jeep Patriot Extreme
Here's something you don't see every day: a Jeep Patriot with practical off-road capability. That makes it an affordable, 30-mpg highway compact 4x4 with some entertainment value. In stock trim, the limiting factor on the Patriot is ground clearance, so they added a little lift (two-inch Rocky Road Outfitters kit), and larger, P225/75R16 BFG KM2 Mud Terrain tires on 16-inch TJ wheels.

The combination raises ground clearance to an estimated 10 inches, without use of a tire so large as to require installing lower axle gears. The greater ground clearance did improve the standard angles of approach and departure--to 29 degrees and 33 degrees, respectively, but just in case protective rock rails cover the rocker panels and stout bars guard the front and rear, where the Patriot might drag on steep entries or exits. Also in place is a factory Freedom Drive II off-road package, which includes 19:1 low range gearing, underbody protection, full-size spare, tow hooks and foglights. Power is supplied by a 172-horse, 2.4-liter 16-valve I-4 engine. That might not make the Patriot Extreme a hard-core trail machine, but it did make it fun on sand dunes, and surprisingly able on trails around Moab.

Jeep NuKizer 715
Not many people know it, but in Egypt, there's a Jeep plant that manufactures a basic Jeep for military use, called the J8. The J8 has straight axles, leaf springs and a small diesel engine. Today there are no Jeep pickups in North America, no diesel Jeeps, and no military Jeeps. But there was once the Kaiser M-715, with an iconic look Mopar engineers decided to revive in the NuKizer 715 concept, which you see here. To replicate the Kaiser, the Mopar team got their hands on a military-issue J8, stretched the frame, cut the cabin and added a pickup box, borrowing pieces from an American Expedition Vehicles body kit.

An Atlas II transfer case sends power through Tom Woods driveshafts to custom Dynatrac Dana 44 and Dana 60 axles set up with 5.38 gears, manual hubs, and ARB lockers at both ends. The front clip is a carbon-fiber piece that emulates the original M-715. It's all freshly painted in glossy industrial gray. The unique soft top was sewn to spec by Bestop. Tires are 38-inch BFG MTs on Hutchinson beadlock wheels, housed by huge round fenders. The front anti-roll bar is a dual-rate TeraFlex street/trail unit; shocks are Bilsteins.

The engine is a version of the 2.8 VM Motori turbodiesel, a four-cylinder common-rail engine once offered in the Liberty. It's been tuned for higher output, now yielding something in the area of 400 pound-feet, we were told. Whatever the number, the Nukizer has plenty of power, enabling it to rip around sand dunes and idle up hills with ease.

Nifty custom treatments abound. In the bed, the spare tire is stowed in a recessed pocket behind the cab, flanked by a Warn compressor and a fuel canister. Bumpers at both ends are custom, fitted with a pintle hook at the rear and a Warn 9.5XP winch up front. Tubular rock rails were fabricated with a ventilated step blending the interface between body and fenders.

2011 Wrangler Sahara Mopar Edition
Take the iconic Jeep Wrangler, bolt on a bushel of Mopar parts and accessories, and you’ve got an extreme Moparized off-road machine: the 2011 Wrangler Sahara Mopar Edition.

The Mopar lift augments off-road travel performance for the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and allows for 35-inch all-terrain tires that can handle whatever the trail dishes out, mounted on sturdy AEV wheels. Further defending the vehicle from the onslaught of the off-road are steel front and rear bumpers. The front bumper includes integrated fog lights to improve visibility in inclement weather; the AEV-designed rear bumper features a tire carrier.

The Mopar/AEV hood provides the proper protection from the debris of the off-road, with a Warn winch at the ready in case of an emergency. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara can’t be missed on the trail with a hardtop and flares that match its fire-red exterior color.

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Mopar ImMortal
This concept Wrangler, which the Mopar team calls ImMortal, rides on prototype Mopar portal axles, allowing the axle tube to be located well above the wheel hubs. In this case, the five-inch ground-clearance gain allows the use of huge tires without the need for massive lift.

Coil springs and Bilstein shocks allow the axles to move around, but this Jeep's capability is based more on ground clearance and gearing than extreme articulation. The portal axle ends contain their own reduction gears, which combine with a 4:1 transfer case for a super-low, 100-to-1 crawl ratio. Not-for-highway-use, 42-inch Goodyear MTR Kevlar tires on 17-inch beadlocked wheels add still more ground clearance.

2010 Easter Jeep Safari Mopar Immortal Suspension View Most of the parts here will be available through Mopar: axles, two-inch lift, body armor, heat reduction hood, half door kit, sun bonnet, and seat covers. The body armor includes a front brush protector and strong, compact rock rails. Using an AEV swap kit, a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 was installed to replace the stock JK 3.8 six. To handle the large tires hydraulic steering assist had to be worked out, and custom Tom Woods driveshafts were needed as part of the engine swap.

Custom bumpers are used front and rear, with a Warn winch mounted up front. Wide tube-and-panel fender covers house the 42-inch rubber. Viper Snakeskin Green Pearlcoat paint covers the new bodywork; Katzkin leather seats upgrade the interior.

The General -- 2009 Jeep Wrangler
Mopar revealed The General image vehicle at the 44th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The General offers the ultimate in rock-crawling capability with a custom Mopar 4.5-inch performance lift kit installed on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. A new flat fender kit and Mopar/Hutchinson Rock Monster beadlocks allow tire pressure to be safely lowered for extreme driving conditions. Front and rear off-road bumpers and rock rails offer serious protection while the Mopar half-door kit provides improved visibility. The hood and rear spare tire carrier feature custom Mopar graphics splashed across the Mopar Blue exterior.

Jeep Wrangler J7
Mopar revealed the Jeep Wrangler J7 image vehicle at the 44th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Built off of a four-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Wrangler J7 is designed to have the basic appeal of military-issued vehicles. Mopar removed standard content including carpet, fog lamps, alloy wheels and the stereo system before adding front and rear steel bumpers, ‘helicopter hooks’, a heavy-duty tailgate and steel wheels. Off-road capability is increased with a Mopar 2-inch suspension lift and 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires. The unique Mustard Plug exterior paint is highlighted with Jeep Wrangler J7 graphics.

Mopar Off-road Camper Trailers
Jeep and Mopar are the first in the industry to offer off-road camper trailers. For hard-core off-road enthusiasts, the Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper ups the ante with a heavier frame, 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, 15 inches of ground clearance, full underbody skid plate, high mounted fenders, and available 360-degree axis pintle hitch.

Source: Chrysler

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Mopar XJ Stroker
Last year at Moab, Mopar teased us with a 4.7-liter I-6 in an otherwise stock Cherokee XJ. The story was the powerplant would undergo durability testing and might be available later on. This year, the Mopar team is back with the proven engine in the same 2001 XJ, now extensively modified. Word is that a bolt-in long block is now available through Mopar Performance and that the parts include roller rockers, hypereutectic pistons, and oversize valves. Which means any of the vehicles originally offered with the 4.0 six--XJ, TJ, YJ, and others--can be hot rodded with the new long-stroke powerplant, which yields 290 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm.

The XJ now offers a completely different level of capability, with a four-inch coil spring lift, tube doors, and custom rock rails. Mopar XJ front and rear bumpers provide protection and add clearance; The front bumper houses a Warn winch. Tires are 33-inch Goodyear M/Ts on AEV wheels.

RX 450h by PAUL TOLSON of EST
Paul Tolson takes Lexus' most popular luxury hybrid model, the RX 450h, and gives it an aggressive and clean look with its VIP-styled theme. With a Hired Gun Paint Werks widebody conversion and Leon Hardiritt Vertu 21x10-inch front with -4 offset; 21x12-inch rear with +9 offset wheels, this isn't your typical suburban family ride. The 'UTE gets it wicked stance with the help of Air Runner Integrated suspension systems with the safety of Rotora RFK Series 6-piston custom color caliper, 355mm x 32 mm 2-piece drilled and slotted rotors hiding behind the wheels.

Source: Lexus

2011 Lincoln MKX by ID Agency
Fashion meets function with this unique Lincoln MKX by ID Agency, where brands such as Falken Tire, HRE Wheels, Brembo and Alpine electronics come together. Designed with the modern man in mind, the Urban Assault Vehicle is built to fit his active lifestyle.

Source: Ford

ICON Vehicle Dynamics Equator
The Suzuki ICON Vehicle Dynamics taps into a variety of Southern California-based suppliers to assemble a more aggressive interpretation of Suzuki's off-road recipe using an Equator platform as its base. Under the hood, Doug Thorley long-tube headers and cat-back exhaust amplify the Equator's class-leading 4.0 liter V6. And for off-road exploration, the Equator's suspension is enhanced with ICON's own performance coilovers in front and 2.5-inch piggyback shocks supporting linked to Total Chaos upper control arms. The enhanced power – and capability – is connected to the less-traveled path with Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires mounted to Trail Ready bead-lock wheels; the Equator's bodywork is protected by Bushwacker fender flares. AMP Research bed extender and LightForce lights add to both utility and safety. The ICON Vehicle Dynamics Equator will be displayed in the outside vendor area.

Source: Suzuki

Ram Power Wagon
This is what happens when you shorten up a standard Power Wagon Heavy Duty pickup, and trade stock 31-inch tires for 40-inch rubber. Instead of a 148-inch-wheelbase Crew Cab, the Powerwagon concept shown here is 120 inches from axle to axle, and it seats two.

It keeps the standard Power Wagon 4.56:1 axle ratio and the 5.7 Hemi, but adds a four-link coil spring rear suspension from a Ram 1500 to greatly enhance suspension travel. A four-inch lift and careful fender and bumper design allow the 40-inch rubber to fit, just barely, making the Powerwagon concept about four inches taller, four inches wider, with an estimated 16 inches of ground clearance. The spare tire was moved into the stepside bed, where it takes up most of the space. Body protection includes sill guards and custom bumpers on both ends by Rock-Slide Engineering.

Given that the Hemi makes 400 pound-feet of torque, and low range gearing is 2.72:1, the Powerwagon concept still had plenty of crawling power on the rocks at Moab...and ground clearance to burn.

Mopar Ram Runner
Dodge doesn't offer a full-size go-fast factory prerunner that might compete with Ford's Raptor SVT. And it probably never will, although it seems there is a plan to offer parts that would allow individuals to convert a Ram 1500 into something akin to the limited-edition Raptor XT. The Ram Runner is intended to demonstrate that possibility.

To get the suspension developed, they enlisted off-road-racing legend Kent Kroeker to prototype strong, light pieces that would permit smooth running over rough terrain at higher speeds. The suspension uses high-strength, T6 billet aluminum upper A-arms with rebuildable, long-travel ball joints. The lower control arms are made from 4130 chromoly steel. Axle shafts are made of 300M tool steel. Tie rods are one inch in diameter and have Heim joints on both ends. CV joints are used to accommodate extreme travel, estimated at 15 inches in the front. At the rear, the Ram Runner has variable-rate coils and 14 inches of travel, about the max that can be achieved without extending shocks through the bed. The shocks are Fox internal bypass units, three inches in diameter, that can be tuned in jounce and rebound cycles.

The suspension permits a low center of gravity and maintains stock alignment specifications, allowing the Ram Runner to corner flat off-road at speed, even when the path is irregular. Tires are 35x12.50 General Grabber Competition tires, and although they are DOT approved, the suspension kit is not, so it will likely be sold through Mopar as "off-road only" equipment, without warranty. Still, many Dodge dealers will install Mopar parts on a new vehicle, so it would be possible to purchase a truck like the Ram Runner, turn-key, and finance the cost.

More likely, individuals will purchase the parts as a kit, which will include the suspension pieces, Baja bumper and lights, front bash plate, fiberglass fenders to replace OEM steel and a prerunner-style, bed-mounted tire carrier. Educated guesses as to price range from $12,000 to $15,000, plus the cost of the rollcage, installation, and paint.

Toyota Sienna Swagger Wagon "Supreme"

Attention all Toyota Sienna Swagger Wagon fans: don't get too excited, but the Swagger Wagon rapping Dad will make an appearance at the SEMA show on November 2 to debut the Swagger Wagon Supreme.

Toyota made the announcement today on its Twitter feed, adding that there will be "more to share soon." The original video helped draw attention to the 2011 Sienna SE sport van and continues to attract viewers online.

We've heard Dodge is preparing a "man van" version of the Grand Caravan. The Sienna SE already has a body kit and upsized wheels like any potential Dodge man van; now it appears SEMA might host Toyota's debut of new modifications and accessories for the Sienna.

2011 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR
Based on a stock 2011 Tacoma X-Runner, the standard body and chassis were paired with a modified Tundra-based 5.7-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission. A Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Supercharger Kit was bolted on to the V8 and brought the SEA certified power to 504-horsepower with 550 pound-feet of torque. To make it work, the stock Tundra rear axle with a 4.3:1 ratio and 10.5-inch ring gear was narrowed by 5.7-inches to fit the Tacoma rear-track width. To maximize traction, the build team added a TRD prototype mechanical limited-slip differential fabricated by Eaton. No special mapping was done to the V8 and it runs on 91-octane gas.

A rerouted exhaust system with two TRD perforated-chamber mufflers and 3.5-inch tubing now exits behind the passenger side wheel, necessitating the only bodywork modification on the vehicle. The RTR's silver and red paint them was inspired by Dan Gurney's late 1960s Courgar XR7-G. The number "95" was added to the doors and represents the year the Tacoma nameplate began to sell in the U.S. A Tundra i-Force badge was painted onto the front fenders and the TRD Supercharger tornado that signifies force induction was added to the hood scoop to showcase the changes made to the beast.

The truck sits 4.5-inches lower than stock height. Its stock front Tacoma 15-inch wheels where narrowed to 4.5-inches and wrapped in 28x4.5x15-inch Goodyear Eagle Front Runners. The stock rear wheels where widened to 10.5-inchs for better traction and wrapped in 30x11.5x15-inch Goodyear Eagle Dragway Specials. The rear shocks where repositioned on the frame well to acuminate the wider rear tires. The X-Runner braking system was left untouched and ABS, stability control and traction control retain all functionality.

The interior was stripped of its audio system, air conditioning , power windows and rear seat to make the vehicle as light as possible. Tundra accelerator and brake pedals replace the Tacoma's and a removable TRD roll bar sits behind the front seats. We also hear there will be few more tweaks to the interior before making its SEMA debut.

After a few runs down the quarter-mile track, best run came in at 12.018 seconds at 116.57-mph.

The RTR concept truck is a one of a kind in house built race truck to showcase Toyota's performance engineering by using only Toyota parts.

xB All Stretched Out by Cartel
And there's the limo above. This stretched-wheelbase xB is extended 48 inches and fitted with a custom air suspension from Cartel for a comfortable ride. The wheels are 20-inch DeModa Aviators and the 80-inch suicide doors will surely make for dramatic ingress and egress. Light bolt-on modifications include an intake, header, and exhaust while passengers will be treated to a custom leather interior, libations bar, and 2600-watt Alpine entertainment and sound system.

Battle of the Builds xB by The Salty Dogs
With the faux rivets, portholes, crashing waves, and squid tentacles wrapped along this xB's side, we believe the theme here is submarine. It'll stay on land though, and the xB is equipped with Tein coil-overs, 19-inch TSW Caldwell wheels, carbon-fiber body pieces, custom interior, and a full sound and video system with LED lighting. The highlight is, of course, the crazy paint scheme.

2011 Kia Sportage Concepts Work Hard and Play Hard

After launching its all-new, nearly indistinguishable-from-its-past Sportage during the summer, Kia will bring two concepts based on the compact crossover to this week's SEMA show.

The two CUVs were crafted with the assistance of Antenna magazine. Beginning with the professional offering, the metallic blue Sportage is called "Work" and is designed to endure the daily grind of the everyday businessperson. The cargo area actually contains a full closet and dressing station with room for two full suits, five dress shirts, five belts, ties, and an electric razor. A track-driven shoe rack holds footwear and there is also room for cufflinks and a watch.

The Sportage's exterior isn't radically changed from stock, with changes limited to wheels, roof rack trim, bumper inserts, and a new front grille insert. Inside, the interior gets taken up a notch through tan leather upholstery with a diamond stitching design. The door inserts are now leather and custom carpeting invades the rest of the cabin. Memphis Audio supplied the new sound system and a full range of current technology -- Motorola Droid X, iPad, Bluetooth keyboard -- keep the idealized working man (and woman) connected to the world around them.

The red-colored Sportage is designated "Play" and was built for the active urban male. Key to this modified CUV is the Yakima roof rack with the red and black Cannondale QuikFX road bicycle. Out back, a motorized, stainless-steel barbeque grill with 22-inch LCD television attachment remains at the ready for those tailgating times. Flat-black 20-inch MRR HR4 wheels give the Sportage a different look.

The interior hasn't been forgotten. Inside, you'll find black leather with red stitching and suede accenting, Memphis audio speakers, an iPod Touch, and an Olympus E-PL1 digital camera. A Mac Mini with wireless keyboard and mouse, speakers, and Wi-Fi are housed near the BBQ grille, creating an experience filled with two all-time male favorites: grilled food and electronics.

Be sure to check back later this week as we extensively cover the 2010 SEMA show.

Source: Kia

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 and 3500HD

You've likely already had a look at the custom Camaros and Corvettes on display at Chevrolet's booth at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association show, but the company hasn't forgotten about trucks. In fact, the automaker's lugged a pair of gussied-up Silverados to the show in order to show off its revamped 2011 Silverado HD portfolio.

Although the Z71 package is designed to improve a truck's off-road performance, the Silverado 2500HD Z71 show truck isn't exactly the off-road plaything that Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor is. Instead, Chevrolet suggests this concept "demonstrates the personalization possibilities of the new HD lineup." To that extent, the truck wears a satin Switchblade Silver paint, along with massive Z71 body-side graphics inspired in part by those used on C/K pickups from the late 1980s. Designers painted the chrome grille in a matching silver paint, while spraying both the 20-inch wheels and side running bars in Corvette Competition Gray. Inside, the truck is treated to a dark titanium leather interior, along with an accessory trim plate kit, dual DVD screens embedded into the front seat headrests, and an Autonet mobile wi-fi hotspot.

To illustrate the towing capability of its larger Silverado 3500HD range, Chevy built another concept truck, which it dubs the Race Car Hauler. Built from a crew-cab 3500HD dually, the Race Car Hauler is dressed up with exterior graphics reminiscent of those used on both the Camaro SS X and Corvette Z06X concepts. Other touches include custom grill inserts and hood louvers, 17-inch chrome wheels, custom box steps, body-color splash guards, and ebony leather seating with color stitching and piping.

As is the case with most SEMA vehicles, these two Silverados aren't exactly forebears of actual production models, but rather a preview of what can be built with from the automaker's accessory parts catalog. Expect a number of these accessories to make their way to a dealer catalog near you shortly.

1970 Ford Bronco
Owned and Driven by Edsel B. Ford II and Sons

Introduced in 1966 and built on a unique 92-inch wheelbase platform, the iconic first-generation Ford Bronco carved a niche for itself as a nimble and capable off-road vehicle. These rugged compact SUVs have a loyal and passionate following among hardcore automotive enthusiasts including Edsel Ford and his sons who still enjoy driving this carefully restored 1970 Bronco.

This vehicle was originally released from the factory on October 25, 1969 with a boxwood green exterior. This Bronco was first sold by Farber Ford in Grass Valley, California and it was acquired by Mr. Ford from Extreme Automotive in El Cajon, California on or about June 4, 1999. The engine was replaced with a Ford Racing 302 crate motor, similar to the original 302 Windsor V8 that was the biggest and baddest power plant available in the first generation Bronco. Nearly every part had been lovingly rebuilt, replaced or completely restored at least once to keep this little Bronco looking so great and ready to tackle any trail or any road.

As a side note, this may be the best educated Ford Bronco in America have gone to college with three of Edsel’s sons. It attended Dartmouth, the University of Virginia and Miami University and next year, it may be off to Georgetown University.

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Here is another great Ford Bronco in the Ford booth at SEMA.

2011 Audi signature series q5 By STaSIS
Engine Tuning Software
• 310-hp, 255 lb-ft torque (with STaSIS turbocharger and exhaust) Turbocharger
• Upgraded turbo delivers significantly more horsepower at higher RPMs while maintaining the low-end response and torque
• Compatible with factory exhaust, STaSIS Exhaust delivers additional 10-hp and 14 lb-ft torque
Exhaust
• Twin outlet design
• Dual 4-inch engraved tips
• T304 stainless steel

Suspension
• lowered stance for better weight transfer
• Increased spring rate for better response
• High-performance anti-roll bar kit for added cornering grip
• Matched bushings and bumpstops
Brakes
• 6-piston Alcon monoblac calipers
• Lightweight 390-mm two-piece floating rotors
• High-performance street pads
• Braided stainless steel lines

Wheels and Tires
• 21”x10” ultra-lightweight forged aluminum wheels
• Ultra-high-performance tires
Accessories
• STaSIS Signature Series floor mats


2011 Audi Q7
• Ibis White
• Black interior
• 8-speed auto triptronic Quattro transmission
• Premium Plus Model
• Bang & Olufesn advance sound system
• Audi adaptive air suspension
• Running boards
• Cold Weather package
• Base carrier bars
• All-weather floor mats and trunk liner
• Wheel Locks
• Front filler panel
• Aluminum luggage carrier/luggage
• Pikes Peak Wheels
• Premium Quattro textile floor mats
• Audi valve stem caps


Custom Concept Audi Q5
• Track widened 90mm (3.54”)
• Suspension lowered 60mm (2.36”)
• Max power output 408-hp at 6000-7000rpm
• Drive train Quattro permanent all-wheel drive
• Gearbox 7-speed tronic
• Top speed 155 mph
• 0-62 MPH in 4.4 seconds
• Paint: Daytona Gray matt. Red applications on the rim, roof rails, front skirts, and rear spoiler.

Special Features
• Power-enhanced 3.0 TFSI engine from the Audi S4
• Ceramic Brakes
• Active sound exhaust system
• 21” wheels of 7 twin-spoke design
• Modified air intake
• Cooling water strut brace in engine compartment
• Stainless steel-plated pedals
• S line sport seats
• Panorama roof system
• Dynamic system
• Parking aid with rearview camera
• Voice control
• Audi Lane Assist
• Headlight range control

Honda Accord Crosstour HFP Concept
On display as a demonstration concept only, the Accord Crosstour HFP Concept features 19-inch HFP wheels; a full HFP body kit and front grille; a prototype lowered HFP sport suspension; color-matched door handles and special black-out door sash trim.

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The “Derecho” Carbon Edition HD by LDRSHIP Designs
This Silverado HD Duramax was built to show a capable off-road race truck that can still pull your toy hauler to the action, With its powerful engine grounding kit, super suspension and convenient hydraulic roof rack, bed liner and rolling bed cover, it easily helps you load up your gear and head out to the races or deep woods for the weekend. it also has the features to go exploring itself, including an off-road light package and projector headlights, extended sway bar, steering stabilizer and high-performance shocks. The truck also features a front umber with skid plate, rear bumper with sens, custom leather interior, fluid back exhaust, differential drop brackets, heavy-duty bump stop brackets, extended sway bar end links, brake line drop brackets, laser-cut torsion drop brackets, truck jack, and equipment rails.

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1955 Chevrolet E-Rod Pickup
Blending modern drivability and effiency with classic looks, this 1955 E-ROD pickup is a stunning replica of the classic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup, but updated with design cues from today’s Silverado. Created using the new Dynacorn truck body, this roadster-inspired vehicle features a blended green metallic pearl exterior with period-correct styling, including 17-inch wheels and a wooden bed floor. It also features a few subtle custom touches like its grille, hidden fuel door, and smoothed trim. The interior continues the vintage feel with period-correct custom instrument panel, steering wheel, and seating.

The ’55 E-ROD also provides the power you’d expect in a Chevrolet Pickup. It features the new 5.3-liter E-ROD crate engine from GM Performance Parts (GMPP) – the same engine offered in the Silverado lineup. It is rated at 315-horsepower and 335 lb.ft. of torque; and it features camshaft phasing. The technology actively advances or retards the camshaft timing to optimize power, efficiency, and emissions across the entire rpm band. This enables you to cruise the highways of America in style with strong, compromise-free, and environmentally conscious performance.

This pickup also features a GMPP 4L65-E automatic transmission, GMPP SuperMatic Transmission controller, Lowing springs, 9.5-inch rear axel, with limited-slip differential and 4.10 gears, and custom radiator.

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2011 Toyota Tundra Sportsman
• TRD Rock Warrior package
• 5.7-L V8 with 6-speed automatic transmission

Mechanical Modifications:
• 3-inch suspension lift.
• Custom exhaust featuring pipes rerouted through the center of the bed .exiting the roof top deck to improve water crossing capabilities.
• Custom air intake and snorkel.
• Custom front “bull bar”.
• 18-inch Teflon coated wheels from ATX.
• Nitto Mud Grapplers, 33-inch x 12.5.

Interior and Audio:
• Accommodations for essential field electronics including a weather station and GPS.
• Camouflage pattern all weather browning branded floor mats.
• Custom upholstered seats in waterproof black ad gray material.
• JBL AM/FM 6-CD 10-Speaker sound system.
• Four sets of JBL all weather outdoor paired mi-range and tweeter speakers have been added to the shell area along with a sub-woofer mounted under the bed floor.

Bed Modifications:
• The bed modifications are designed to create three unique zones to better organize gear.

Driver Side: Firearm Storage
• The shell side has been modified to open vertically while the entire bed side swings out to a 90 degree angle.
• Allow for close access to secured rifle storage and accessories.
• Two steel, locking rifle cases are intergraded into the cabinetry for safe storage and transport.
• Integrated pistal safe.
• Fold down work bench from the open bed wall to provide a secure word space.

Passenger Side:
• The shell has been modified to open vertically while the bed side slides out then folds flat to create a large work space.
• The storage compartments were designed to accommodate all of the camping gear required for extended trips while being flexible from various applications.
• Accommodates two bows and archery accessories.
• Closest to accommodate hunting clothing and foul weather gear.

Tailgate: Food Preparation:
• Both the shell and the tailgate open in a conventional fashion.
• The space contains a stove, sink with 7-gallon water tank, work surface, and storage for cooking utensils.

Roof Top Deck:
• The platform on to of the camper shell and cab is 86 square foot (7’ by 13’) to contain the living/sleeping quarters or hunting blind.
• The platform is surrounded by collapsible handrails for easy storage and an access ladder.
• The platform will accommodate a 7’ by 7’ two-man tent as well as a two-man camouflage bland.

Source: Toyota

2011 Toyota 4Runner Backcountry
• Built by Off Road Evolution
• Trial Grade Package

Exterior:
• ARB Deluxe Bull Bar
• ARB Steel Touring style roof rack basket
• ARM Series III Simpson rooftop tent
• EVO Manufacturing rear tire carries
• EVO Manufacturing rock slider
• KC HiLights 6x9 50W long range lights (Bull bar)
• KC HiLights 5x7 100W Long range lights (roof rack)
• KC HiLights 5x7 55W driving lights (roof rack)
• KC HiLights 2x6 55W flood Lights (roof rack)
• Old Man Emu Suspension system with nitrocharger sport shock absorbers

Wheels and Tires:
• 17x8 ATX Mojave Cast Aluminum wheels with Teflon coating
• 285/70R17 Falken WildPeak A/Ts

Mechanical:
• Front ARB air locker
• Warn XD9000 Premium Series Winch

Technology:
• ARM fridge freezer
• Garmin NUVI 1450 GPS system
• Cobra 75 WX compact remote mount CB Radio
• Firestik CB antenna
• S-pod power distribution system
• Power tank on board air

Extras:
• ARB recovery kit
• Custom 13 gallon on board water system
• Expedition One Geri can fuel pack
• SWAG off road action packer Baja bin
• Exterior graphics by APE Wraps

Source: Toyota