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New, Cool, and Award-Winning SEMA Diesel Products

Dec 10, 2015
Photographers: Trevor Reed, KJ Jones, Courtesy of Manufacturers
The annual SEMA show is the best place for aftermarket manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest products. Although the lifted trucks and funky, one-off creations get the most attention, they wouldn’t exist without plenty of upgraded parts. After looking through all the glitz and glamour, we went searching for the best products for diesel vehicles at the show.

Winners
Each year, judges for the Specialty Equipment Market Association hand out awards to new products in 16 categories, and each part you see in this section won a First Place SEMA award or was declared a runner-up.
Photo 2/48   |   002 Aeromotive Diesel Lift Pump SEMA Winner
The Regulator
Aeromotive uses the latest technology in its Diesel Lift Pump to solve common fueling issues faced by truck owners by providing a consistent flow at a stable pressure. It uses a brushless motor that draws 33 percent less power (and has twice the service life of a traditional unit), a 2-micron Caterpillar fuel filter, a baffle kit, and a ¾-inch draw straw. It also includes a diaphragm-adjustable regulator and an integrated fuel pressure gauge to help you dial in the exact level of fuel for your diesel engine’s needs.
Aeromotive
(916) 647-7300
aeromotiveinc.com
Photo 3/48   |   003 AFE Power DFS780 Diesel Fuel Pump SEMA Winner
Visualize It
The DFS780 Diesel Fuel System by AFE Power allows you to visually inspect the state of your diesel fuel through clear, high-impact, polycarbonate sight glass. The pump’s motor is a marine-grade unit that’s completely protected from dust and water intrusion and uses bronze helical spur gears that run quieter than straight-cut parts. The system has OEM-quality Viton seals to make it compatible with biodiesel, and it’s designed to be plug-and-play during installation.
AFE Power
(888) 901-7693
afepower.com
Photo 4/48   |   004 BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2 Tire SEMA Winner
Off-Road Rubber
BFGoodrich takes the off-road capability of the original KO to the next level with the All-Terrain T/A KO2. It features 20-percent-tougher sidewalls and CoreGard technology to prevent damage from hazards and obstacles. The tread is designed to last longer both on- and off-road and features an aggressive pattern that exceeds the RMA requirements for snow tires.
BFGoodrich
(877) 788-8899
bfgoodrich.com
Photo 5/48   |   005 Brembo M8 Monoblock Brake Caliper SEMA Winner
Clamping Down
The B-M8 is an eight-piston monobloc brake caliper by Brembo designed for high-performance trucks and SUVs. It houses four brake pads per wheel and fits rotors up to 16.53x1.57 inches. Brembo says the futuristic-looking caliper required more than 1,000 design hours and on-vehicle testing during development and it will be available in multiple colors.
Brembo
brembo.com
Photo 6/48   |   006 C And R Racing Ice Barrel Intercooler SEMA
Stay Frosty
C&R Racing’s Ice Barrel is an ice- or dry-ice-to-air intercooler for your diesel-powered project. It allows you to pack the chamber with either material for a super-cold air charge during drag races, sled pulls, or dyno runs. The Ice Barrel features a finless compartment with an easy-access refill lid, a breather tube, and a water drain.
C&R Racing Inc.
(704)799-0955
crracing.com
Photo 7/48   |   007 FX Products TrailFX HD Van Running Boards SEMA Winner
Step Up
These HD Van Running Boards by TrailFX are designed with contractors in mind. They are made of 14-gauge carbon steel and have aggressive traction lugs for stable footing in all weather conditions. The steps are available in multiple lengths to fit most vans and trucks.
TrailFX
(866)-638-4870
trailfx.com
Photo 8/48   |   008 Infinite Rule Security Threaded Locking Pin For D Ring And Shackles
Lockdown
Off-roaders and fans of big bumpers can keep their D-rings and shackles safe with the Threaded Locking Pin by Infinite Rule Security. The nickel-plated unit uses an internal key design and has heavy-duty steel construction. This gives it a 15,000-pound rating and a 3:1 safety factor with its ultimate failure rating of 45,000 pounds.
Infinite Rule Security
(800) 990-0414
infiniterule.com
Photo 9/48   |   009 NX Nitrous Express Hot Water Nitrous Bottle Bath SEMA Winner
Hot Tub
You can ditch the blowtorch by upgrading to the Hot Water Bottle Bath system by Nitrous Express. It allows you to maintain consistent pressure in 10-, 12-, or 15-pound nitrous oxide bottles with a programmable temperature accurate to within 1 degree. The composite tank features a digital display built into the top of the unit, and the electronics are housed behind a flush panel on the side for a clean look.
Nitrous Express
(888) 463-2781
nitrousexpress.com
Photo 10/48   |   010 ProComp 44 Series Syndrome Wheel SEMA Winner 01
Infectious
The Syndrome wheel is part of the Series 44 line of products now available from Pro Comp. It features the company’s brand-new matte graphite finish with a black lip (shown here), or you can get it in all black. The alloy wheel is available in both six- and eight-lug bolt patterns in sizes of 17, 18, and 20 inches.
Pro Comp
(800) 776-0767
procompusa.com
Photo 11/48   |   011 Racepak IQ3s Street Dash OBDII Programmable Race Display
Info Center
The IQ3s Digital Dash by Racepak is a customizable replacement for your factory instrument cluster with displays for everything from speed and rpm to fuel level, battery voltage, and turn signal indications. The compact kit includes four built-in warning lamps and connects to OBD-II and CAN bus wiring setups. An optional GPS module is available for precise speed measurements, and the dash kit can be connected to any of Racepak’s V-Net data loggers so you can track your progress.
Racepak
(949) 709-555
racepak.com
Photo 12/48   |   012 Smittybilt Ammo Can With Bag SEMA Winner
Military Grade
You can securely store your tools, parts, and whatever else you’ll need on the road or trail with the Ammo Can with Bag by Smittybilt. The metal can features the familiar design of a military ammo can without the wear and tear you’ll find on used ones. The bag is fitted to the specifications of the classic box and includes external storage pockets and a shoulder strap for easy transport.
Smittybilt
(888) 717-5797
smittybilt.com
Photo 13/48   |   013 Step Up Door Defender SEMA Winner
The Best Offense
By folding your truck or SUV’s side steps up against the doors, the Step Up Door Defender guards your ride against theft by blocking entry. It also gives your diesel vehicle complete protection from door dings by creating a barrier between it and parking lot bozos. The solid-state system includes safety features that automatically lower the steps if an inside door handle is pulled or if the battery gets too low.
Step Up Door Defender
(813) 532-6089
stepupdoordefender.com
Photo 14/48   |   014 The Club Personal Vault XL SEMA Winner
Low Profile
The Personal Vault XL is designed by the engineers at The Club, the company that rose to fame with its classic steering wheel lock. The safe gives you a place to keep valuables secure under lock and key—and out of sight. It also features a braided steel tether to make sure the vault can’t be removed from your vehicle without permission.
The Club
(800) 527-3345
theclub.com
Photo 15/48   |   015 Turbosmart EBoostHP Electronic Boost Controller SEMA Winner
Boost Brain
Gain electronic control of your turbo setup with the e-BoostHP boost controller by Turbosmart. It’s capable of reading up to 120 psi of pressure and can also control an auxiliary system such as nitrous oxide or water-methanol injection. The unit also has warning lights based on boost pressure and rpm, and it’s packed into a billet housing for a clean addition to your project.
Turbosmart
(909) 476-2570
turbosmartusa.com
Photo 16/48   |   016 Westin Automotive HDX Drop Step SEMA Winner
Photo 17/48   |   017 Westin Automotive HDX Drop Step SEMA Winner
Drop It
You won’t have any problem getting into a lifted truck with the HDX Drop Step by Westin Automotive. The steel part has a chiseled style and is designed to have a snug body fit for a clean look. The patented drop step also features an up-punched foothold to prevent slippage, even in harsh conditions.
Westin Automotive
(800) 345-8476
westinautomotive.com

New and Cool
An award ribbon isn’t a requirement for a product to be new or cool, so we put together this list of parts that caught our attention at the 2015 SEMA show.
Photo 18/48   |   018 American Force 26x16 Multi Piece Wheel SEMA
Go Big
This enormous, custom-made 26x16 rim is part of the Multi Piece line by American Force wheels. It manages to be super tall and super wide without compromising strength, because it’s made from 11mm-thick 6061 forged aluminum. The parts are securely held together with 30 stainless steel M10-grade bolts.
American Force Wheels
(786) 345-6301
americanforcewheels.com
Photo 19/48   |   019 Anzo USA Chevy Colorado LED Headlamps SEMA
Photo 20/48   |   020 Anzo USA Chevy Colorado LED Tail Lights SEMA
Photo 21/48   |   021 Anzo USA LED Corner Step Bumper Lamps SEMA
Four Corners
Anzo USA has upgrades ready for the new ’16 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel, including front U-bar-style LED headlamps with projector beams, LED taillamps, and LED-equipped bumper corner steps. The three-color corner steps simulate the functions of the taillights with red illumination for brakes, amber for hazards and sequential turn signals, and white for Reverse. The headlamps shown here have a black housing but are also available in chrome; the taillamps shown have a black housing with a clear lens but can also be ordered in chrome and with smoke housings—plus, they will fit the diesel-powered GMC Canyon.
Anzo USA
anzousa.com
Photo 22/48   |   022 ATS Diesel Performance 6 7L Cummins Vortex Manifold SEMA
Double Up
It’s not hard to add another turbocharger to your ’13-and-up Ram using the Vortex Manifold by ATS Diesel Performance. The upgrade for the 6.7L Cummins engine is a one-piece, dual-chamber unit that connects the factory HE351 turbo to a T4-flanged turbo (shown here with the ATS Aurora 5000). The manifold replaces the factory exhaust elbow and is designed to spool the turbos more quickly while transferring enough heat for the diesel particulate filter to passively regenerate, which will save fuel.
ATS Diesel Performance
(866) 209-3695
atsdiesel.com
Photo 23/48   |   023 Aturro Trail Blade Boss Off Road Tire SEMA
Sharp
In collaboration with Quartermaster Knives, Atturo has designed the Trail Blade Boss. Available in sizes of 35 inches or larger, the tire is built to meet the needs of hard-core off-roaders. Along with the aggressive tread pattern, the Boss includes handle and blade elements from the QSA-1 knife built into the side lugs.
Atturo
(855) 632-8031
atturo.com
Photo 24/48   |   024 Banks Power Stinger Kit EcoDiesel Ram 1500 Programmer SEMA
EcoPower
Improve the intake, exhaust, and programming of your Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in one shot with the Stinger System by Banks Power. Along with intake and exhaust upgrades, the kit includes the Banks Bullet programmer with multiple on-the-fly settings for an improvement of more than 30 hp and around 50 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. The setup can be ordered with single or dual exhaust tips in either a polished or black finish.
Banks Power
(888) 836-6788
bankspower.com
Photo 25/48   |   025 BD Diesel Performance 3 Piece Cummins Wastegated Exhaust Manifold SEMA
Waste Not
Maximize the power of your rig’s Cummins engine—while also keeping exhaust gas temperatures in check—with the Wastegated Exhaust Manifold by BD Diesel Performance. The unit’s Combustion Pulse design helps keep pressure constant for improved turbo response. The three-piece manifold is precision-cast and machined from high-ductile iron, pre-drilled for an EGT probe, and finished with a high-heat protective black coating.
BD Diesel Performance
(800) 887-5030
dieselperformance.com
Photo 26/48   |   026 Cummins Allison Conversions Wiring Kit For Diesel Engine Swap SMEA
Swap On
You can hook an Allison automatic transmission to any engine with the Wire Harness Kit by Cummins Allison Conversions. Using only genuine Allison programming, the system is able to keep the gearbox in lockup from Second through top gear while shifting to reduce slippage and keep fluid temperatures low. The kit works with the adaptive learning functions of the Allison and is designed to improve performance while extending its life.
Cummins Allison Conversions
(865) 253-1133
cumminsallisonconversions.com
Photo 27/48   |   027 Diamond Eye Performance 24 Valve Cummins Intake Elbow Kit SEMA
Boost Proofing
Owners of 24-valve 5.9L Cummins engines can pump up the pressure with the Air Intake Elbow Kit by Diamond Eye Performance. The system is designed to work with Dodge Ram trucks from ’98½ to ’02 and uses tubing with mandrel bends and CNC waterjet-cut flanges. The elbow is also fitted with three 1/8-inch ports for sensors and injectables such as nitrous oxide and water-methanol.
Diamond Eye Performance
(800) 635-9950
diamondeyeperformance.com
Photo 28/48   |   028 Dynatrac GM IFS Dana 60 Front Axle SEMA
4x4 Independence
Owners of Duramax-powered Chevrolet and GMC trucks can now off-road with confidence using the ProRock XD60-GM-IFS by Dynatrac. The front axle upgrade provides the strength of a Dana 60 axle for the independent suspension setup on GM trucks. The upgrade was originally developed for military applications and provides both improved strength and durability to your truck’s driveline.
Dynatrac
(714) 421-4314
dynatrac.com
Photo 29/48   |   029 Florida Torque Converter Stage2 5 Triple Torque Converter SEMA
Tri-umphant
Trucks making up to 700 hp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque can benefit from the Stage 2.5 Triple Torque Converter by Florida Torque Converters. To prevent slippage, it uses a triple-disc clutch with 226 percent more surface area than the stock part. It features a billet front cover, and you can order a custom stall speed to match your truck’s power curve.
Florida Torque Converter
(800) 790-0039
floridatorqueconverter.com
Photo 30/48   |   030 MagnaFlow DPF Replacent SEMA
DIY DPF
You can free yourself from a costly dealership diesel particulate filter service with MagnaFlow’s Replacement DPF for 5.9L Cummins engines. It’s a direct-fit substitute for the expensive factory part and is built to the exact specifications of the original part. The filter’s OEM-style design allows for easy installation and compatibility with the sensors in your Ram truck.
MagnaFlow
(800) 990-0905
magnaflow.com
Photo 31/48   |   031 Mishimoto Diesel Coolant Filter Kit SEMA
Quick Fix
It takes just about 45 minutes to install the Ford 6.4L Power Stroke Coolant Filter Kit by Mishimoto. By removing contaminants, the setup extends the life of the engine, oil cooler, water pump, EGR cooler, and coolant. Components are available with black, blue, or red silicone hoses, and everything needed for installation is included.
Mishimoto
(877) 466-4744
mishimoto.com
Photo 32/48   |   032 Niama Reisser Optimizer Billet Compressor Wheel For Cummins Diesel Engine SEMA
Photo 33/48   |   033 Niama Reisser Stainless Steel Diesel Sled Pull Turbo Housing
Photo 34/48   |   034 Niama Reisser Inconel Turbine For Diesel Sled Pull
Pulling Power
The innovators at Niama-Reisser (which created the unique circular CHB-Evo diesel engine) are now showing off turbocharger parts designed specifically for sled pulling. The NR Optimizer billet compressor wheel is reverse-engineered from the original Holset part and delivers 15 psi more boost, along with 150-degree-lower exhaust temperatures. The line of Inconel Turbine Impellers is fully designed in-house and comes in sizes ranging from 3.75 inches to a massive 7.5 inches in diameter. The High Performance Diesel Stainless Steel Turbine Housing is based on the Holset HX60 frame and has a large neck to allow competition-required cross-bolts to be mounted in the housing itself.
Niama-Reisser
(877) 829-2419
niamareisser.com
Photo 35/48   |   035 PML Aisin AS68RC Deep Transmission Pan 2007 To 2012 Dodge Ram SEMA
Fluidity
Three to four quarts of additional oil can be added to your ’07-to-’12 Dodge Ram 1-ton with the Aisin AS68RC Deep Transmission Pan by PML. Along with the extra capacity, the large aluminum pan for the six-speed automatic has fins to keep the fluid stay cool. A magnetic drain plug is included, and it’s mounted on the driver side of the pan (instead of the bottom) to protect it from damage both on- and off-road.
PML
(800) 335-4345
yourcovers.com
Photo 36/48   |   036 PPE EcoDiesel Heavy Duty Transmission Pan SEMA
EcoUpgrade
Increase the fluid capacity while reducing the maintenance costs of your EcoDiesel engine with the Heavy-Duty Aluminum Transmission Pan by PPE. Along with internal heat sinks and external cooling fins keeping oil temperatures low, the pan has a removable and replaceable oil filter, so you won’t have to discard the filter pan assembly every time the transmission is serviced. A stainless steel drain plug is fitted with a strong neodymium magnet to prevent harmful debris from circulating, and the pan is available in a raw, brushed, or black finish.
PPE
(714) 985-4825
pacificp.com
Photo 37/48   |   037 Precision Turbo And Engine Bolt On Cummins Diesel Turbo SEMA
Precise Fit
You can drop in performance potential with the Bolt-On Turbocharger by Precision Turbo & Engine for Ram trucks with the 12- or 24-valve Cummins diesel engine. The turbo uses a Competition Engineered Aerodynamics (CEA) compressor wheel made of 2618 forged aluminum and housings designed by PTE for both the hot and cold side of the turbo. It also has a liquid-cooled, dual-ceramic-ball-bearing center housing and rotating assembly (CHRA) for durability, efficiency, and a quick response time
Precision Turbo & Engine
(855) 996-7832
precisionturbo.net
Photo 38/48   |   038 Trailer Valet XL Drill Powered Trailer Dolly SEMA
Move It
Parking a trailer—or a fleet of them—is easy with the Trailer Valet XL. By attaching an 18-volt cordless drill, you can safely maneuver your precious cargo while steering and braking for a perfect parking job. A hand-crank for manual movement and a patented ball setup allow quick attachment of trailers up to 10,000 pounds.
Trailer Valet
(626) 400-6299
trailervalet.com
Photo 39/48   |   039 Trend Performance 24 Valve Cummins Diesel Rocker Arm Trunions SEMA
Rockin’
Prevent galling and wear in your Cummins valvetrain with a set of Billet Rocker Arm Trunions by Trend Performance. The inexpensive system—available with or without coating—is designed to keep oil in areas where it’s needed most, which helps increase the life of your engine.
Trend Performance
(800) 326-8368
trendperform.com
Photo 40/48   |   040 Willwood TX6R Big Brake Kit For Diesel Trucks SEMA
Tactical Tech
Originally developed for armored military vehicles, the TX6R Big Brake Kit by Wilwood is no stranger to heavy-duty work. The six-piston setup uses 15- to 16-inch GT-60, directional-vane, Spec-37 alloy rotors for extreme durability even under sustained heat. The kit comes with everything needed for installation, and the calipers are volume-matched for compatibility with factory power braking systems.
Wilwood
(805) 388-1188
wilwood.com
Photo 41/48   |   041 Edelbrock Duramax Cylinder Head Upgrade SEMA
Bolt-On Flow
Gain 20 percent more air intake charge and 40 percent more cooling capacity with the all-new Duramax cylinder heads engineered by the race pros at Edelbrock. They are constructed using a hot isotastic pressing (HIP) process that heats raw aluminum at 900 degrees and up to 30,000 psi to remove any trapped gases. This process gives the heads three times the fatigue life of billet aluminum while providing a smoother machined finish for CNC or chamber port work.
Edelbrock
(310) 781-2222
edelbrock.com
Photo 42/48   |   042 Rack Up Equipment Cummins Engine Stand SEMA
Cummins Control
Having access to all areas of your diesel project (for making repairs or improvements) is simplified with Rack-Up Equipment’s Cummins Mounting System. The stand uses a sturdy A-frame made of 0.90-inch American steel with a capacity of up to 2,500 pounds and has locking caster wheels and a patented 360-degree locking clamp. It mounts to the company’s American Muscle engine stand to provide a stout and functional workplace for a Cummins project, or other engine builds on your agenda.
Rack-Up Equipment
(661) 526-3150
rackupequipment.com
Photo 43/48   |   043 Prosport Gauges Carbon Fiber Turbo Blanket Heat Shield SEMA
Photo 44/48   |   043 Prosport Gauges Carbon Fiber Turbo Blanket Heat Shield SEMA1
Security Blanket
Protect your diesel truck from temperatures up to 2,000 degrees with the Carbon Fiber Turbo Shield designed by Prosport Gauges. Using the latest carbon-fiber technology, the blanket creates a barrier that keeps exhaust gas temperatures self-contained. By lowering underhood temperatures and keeping heat in the turbine, you should experience better throttle response and improved power output.
Prosport Gauges
(727) 572-9011
prosportgauges.com
Photo 45/48   |   044 Energy Suspension Hyper Flex Bushings For Chevrolet And GMC SEMA
Shhh!!!
Eliminate squeaks and improve your truck’s handling with the Hyper-Flex bushing system by Energy Suspension for ¾- and 1-ton Chevy and GMC trucks. Every vital suspension and chassis bushing (for the front sway bar, front control arms, front differential, torsion bar crossmembers, leaf springs, and body mounts) is included in the kit.
Energy Suspension
(888) 913-6374
energysuspension.com
Photo 46/48   |   045 Transfer Flow 70 Gallon Fuel Tank Tool Box Combination Refueler SEMA
Photo 47/48   |   045 Transfer Flow 70 Gallon Fuel Tank Tool Box Combination SEMA
Range Extender
Add mileage capability to your diesel truck with the 70-Gallon Over-the-Rail Adjustable Toolbox and Fuel Tank combination by Transfer Flow. The auxiliary fuel tank is baffled to keep sloshing at a minimum and comes with an aluminized steel or diamond-plate top for resistance to rust and corrosion. The toolbox won’t interfere with a fifth-wheel hitch, and it has an optional “refueler” for pumping diesel to other vehicles.
Transfer Flow
(800) 442-0056
transferflow.com
Photo 48/48   |   046 2015 SEMA Show New Wheels

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