#MTSEMA18: Top-10 Parts for Pickups at SEMA 2018

Top-10 Parts

John Lehenbauer
Nov 1, 2018
Photographers: SEMA, John Lehenbauer
Pickup trucks have become a huge part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association show that takes place annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Trucks of every size and configuration are scattered among the hot rods and show cars throughout the Convention Center halls for eye candy and the displaying products. We strolled about the show taking in the sights and tracking down the best truck parts to bring you the Top-10 Parts for Pickups at SEMA.
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Bigger Infotainment

Phoenix Automotive’s plug-and-play 12.1-inch Audio/Video/Navigation Receiver adds a fully functional Android tablet to the dash of ’14-to-’18 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. The new 12.1-inch vertical touch screen retains factory functionality (minus the CD player), while adding Here WeGo Navigation, MirrorLink, Media players, Google Chrome browser, and an ability to have any Android app at the touch of your finger.
Phoenix Automotive
(877) 463-6490
phoenixautomotiveinc.com
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Aluminum 4-Linked

MaxTrac Suspension’s Ram 2500 and 3500 4 Link Arm kit uses unique 6082 T-6 aircraft grade hot forged aluminum arms that allow caster to be adjusted without having to drop them out. The arms are designed with Chromoly sleeves at the axle end and spherical rod ends on the bracket end. Brackets are made from ¼-inch plate steel and install with no modifications. Kit will work with any competitor’s 4- to 7-inch suspension kit on ’13 and newer trucks.
MaxTrac Suspension
(844) 535-1668
maxtracsuspension.com
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Coilover Upgrade

The 2.5 Series Coilover Conversion Kit from ICON Vehicle Dynamics gives the owners of ’17 and up Ford F-250s and 350s features like ride height adjustability and vehicle specific valving. The kit uses remote reservoir shocks for better cooling and off-road performance. A compression damping control valve option provides adjustable ride quality with the turn of a knob. All the hardware needed for installation is included.
ICON Vehicle Dynamics
(951) 689-4266
iconvehicledynamics.com
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Rolling Style

The Asanti Offroad Series AB-816 wheels from Asanti Wheels have a deep lip 6-spoke design with swept features on the outer face. Wheels feature forged technology and styling in an affordable cast package. An aluminum billet center cap is included.
Asanti Wheels
(855) 327-2684
asantiwheels.com
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Fiber Shaft

Richmond has developed a line of carbon fiber driveshafts that are designed to handle the power produced by modern engines. The shafts are able to transfer more power to the wheels while saving critical weight. They are ideal for racing and performance applications.
Richmond
(864) 843-9275
richmondgear.com
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Clamping Force

Whether your truck is an everyday driver or a custom build beast, the B8 Barbarian from SSBC Performance Brake Systems can provide the stopping power a truck needs. The 8-piston caliper comes fully assembled with no need for adaptor brackets for installation. They are available for late model ¾- and 1-ton Ford, GM, and Ram trucks.
SSBC Performance Brake Systems
(800) 488-7722
ssbrakes.com
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Dash Display

Stock instrument clusters have a limited amount of information that they can display. That’s why PPE developed the Datadash. The Datadash is a small unit that plugs into the gauge cluster wiring harness and intercepts the CAN bus signal allowing additional information and functions to be accessed from the display on the clusters information screen. The screen is controlled by using the tow haul button, tap shift rocker, and the trip reset. The unit has the ability to do forced regens and clear DTC codes.
PPE
(714) 985-4825
ppediesel.com
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Fuel Capacity

The Fuelbox FTC60 Fuelbox combo is a 57-gallon fuel tank and toolbox combo that mounts in the truck bed. What makes it unique is that it can be used with two different transfer options. Fuel can be transferred automatically to the OEM fuel tank using the Auto Fuel Controller system or the TP13 transfer pump can transfer fuel to equipment.
The Fuelbox
thefuelbox.com
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Air Mover

The Flex-Wave fan from Flex-A-Lite uses a revolutionary blade design that has greater airflow, is more efficient, and quieter than traditional strait and S-blade units. The fan is able to move 20 percent more airflow than the Trimline Series and 25 percent more than comparable competitors. A patent is pending for the sine-wave blade.
Flex-A-Lite
(800) 851-1510
flex-a-lite.com
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Adjustable Gate

A trucks tailgate normally has two positions up or down. The Gate King from Castel gives you another option, an ability to adjust the gate to eight different positions through its arch with patented Tailgate Adjuster technology. The tailgate cable replacements have a ratcheting mechanism that is able to hold a gate at the angle it was ratcheted too. When the mechanism is not engaged they function like normal tailgate cables.
Castel
castel-usa.com

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