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SEMA 2018 Top 25 Best New Truck Products

Best of the Bolt-Ons

Bryan Fross
Jan 22, 2019
Photographers: Manufacturers
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Designed to Shine

Who: Slam Specialties
What: TS-6 Sleeve Bag
Why: This new offering from Slam Specialties is being released in January 2019. The TS-6 is a high-performance sleeve that will hold 200 psi and features a ¼-inch NPT CNC billet port along with composite upper and lower mounting plates with 3/8-16-inch mounting threads. The TS-6 and all Slam Specialties products are proudly made at its Fresno, California, facility in the U.S.A.
Where: 888.352.5225; slamspecialties.com
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Winning Ways

Who: Advanced Accessory Concepts (AAC)
What: Trigger 4 Plus
Why: The SEMA Award–winning Trigger 4 Plus delivers a high-quality, cost-effective solution for controlling aftermarket lighting, e-lockers, race radios, whips, cooling fans, and even compressor systems when installed with the optional relay kit. The product lets users quickly and easily upgrade and simplify wiring for 12- to 24-volt accessories and control them all with the full rocker RF remote and optional Bluetooth-connected Trigger ACS Plus mobile app. The package includes all necessary wiring harnesses, mounting and wiring accessories, and a decal sheet for switch identification.
Where: 951.339.1469; triggercontroller.com
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Answering the Call

Who: Rolling Big Power (RBP)
What: Forged Dualie Wheels
Why: Rolling Big Power customers have been asking for dualie wheels for some time, so the company added them to its RBP Forged lineup. RBP Forged dualie wheels are specially built for trucks that need light, large, strong custom wheels. Forged from T-6061 aluminum in America, they have a style that commands attention. These wheels will put any rig above the rest. Available in sizes 22x8.25, 24x8.25, 26x8.25, and 28x8.25 for all trucks. Super-single front wheels are available as well
Where: 877.519.9090; rollingbigpower.com
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Increasing Capabilities

Who: Miller Electric Mfg. LLC
What: Multimatic 220 AC/DC
Why: The new Multimatic 220 AC/DC delivers all-in-one multiprocess capabilities for MIG, flux-cored, DC TIG, and DC stick welding, plus the addition of AC TIG capabilities. Welders can now tackle more projects and more materials, including AC/DC TIG from 24-gauge to ¼-inch-thick aluminum. This Multimatic 220 AC/DC is intended for welders who need to do projects at home, take on auto body work, or handle light fabrication.
Where: 920.734.9821; millerwelds.com
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New Body Sport Truck

Who: Belltech Sport Trucks
What: Complete 4/6 Suspension System for 2019 Two-Wheel-Drive Silverado
Why: Belltech, the leader in quality lowered suspension for sport trucks, makes bringing your ’19 Chevrolet Silverado closer to the earth simple with its new kit. The kit includes a 2-inch drop spindle; 2-inch, two-way independent adjustable coilovers; 6-inch flip kit; two-way independent adjustable rear shocks; 1½-inch front sway bar; and 1-inch rear three-hole adjustable sway bar.
Where: 559.876.2259; belltech.com
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Feel a Little Taller

Who: Icon Vehicle Dynamics
What: ’19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1- to 3½-inch Suspension System
Why: Icon's ’19-and-up Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 suspension systems feature 2.5 Series internal or remote-reservoir coilover options, 2.5 Series or 2.0 Aluminum Series rear shock options, and billet-aluminum or tubular steel upper control arms featuring Icon's patent-pending Delta Joint. Lift height is 1 to 3½ inches and allows for fitment of 35-inch tires.
Where: 951.689.4266; iconvehicledynamics.com
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Smooth It Out Now

Who: Aldan American Suspension
What: ’63-to-’87 TrueLine Series C10 Front Shocks
Why: Aldan’s TrueLine series C10 shock absorbers are designed to replace OEM shocks with adjustable versions for a more consistent, smoother ride. Available for ’63-to-’87 C10s, TrueLine Series shocks are designed to work with factory or aftermarket control arms and rear end setups. Stock and lowered applications arw available. Made in the U.S.A.
Where: 310.834.7478; aldanamerican.com
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A Kick for Any System

Who: Kicker
What: KEY180.4
Why: The Kicker KEY180.4 Smart Amplifier uses DSP and proprietary A.I. to automatically correct phase, EQ, and crossover issues in a base audio system—all with the press of the inline button on the amp’s origin microphone. The 180-watt smart amplifier is fully compatible with nearly any vehicle, including those equipped with start/stop technology.
Where: 405.624.8510; kicker.com
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Smooth Operator

Who: Level Ride Air Suspension
What: Level Ride Hydraulic Height and Pressure Management
Why: This ride control for hydraulic suspensions uses a compact motor and manifold that takes up less room than most air suspension systems. It comes with piston accumulators with patent-pending 24-point adjustable shocks for compression and rebound with high-pressure bypass. This industry first allows sport-style driving with a hydraulic setup.
Where: 702.666.2066; levelrideairsuspension.com
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Hunting New Places

Who: Fury OffRoad Tires
What: Country Hunter M/T Generation 2
Why: Introducing the all-new Country Hunter M/T Generation 2, which is designed and developed for an even more aggressive off-road tire and features a low void of rubber in the middle of the tire design, promoting better handling and a quiet ride on highways. Plus, the rubber ratio on the outside tread design offers extreme off-road traction.
Where: 855.575.3879; furyoffroadtires.com
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Visibility and Style

Who: Spyder Auto
What: ’17-and-Up Ford F-250 Projector Headlight
Why: These headlights are designed to improve looks and visibility for your vehicle. They are made by OEM-approved and ISO-certified manufacturers and are designed for the direct replacement of stock lights.
Where: 626.934.8884; spyderauto.com
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Power In a Tube

Who: Banks Power
What: High-Flow Boost Tubes for the ’11-to-’16 Duramax 2500/3500
Why: The Banks Boost Tube system, which measures a constant 3.5 inches in diameter, greatly improves airflow to and from the stock intercooler. A 105 percent increase in flow area over stock means less pressure drop and air density loss between the turbo, intercooler, and intake. The system fits all ’11-to-’16 GM 2500/3500 6.6L Duramax trucks with a stock intercooler or aftermarket intercooler with stock inlet and outlet size and location. Also available for the ’13-to-’19 Ram 6.7L.
Where: 800.601.8072; bankspower.com
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Precision Pumping

Who: Milton Industries
What: 580 Series Digital Inflator
Why: The new 580e Series Precision Digital Inflator Gauge features up to 20 times greater accuracy than the most exacting product currently on the market. This RoHS REACH-compliant gauge is the ultimate tool for professional technicians, diehard prosumers, and the performance racing market.
Where: 855.464.6458; miltonindustries.com
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Flow for Your Ford

Who: Flowtech
What: Flowtech Shorty Headers for 4.6L ’04-to-’08 Ford F-150 Trucks
Why: Made from 304 stainless steel and available in a natural or polished finish, Flowtech Shorty headers are the perfect combination of quality and value. They feature 1-5/8-inch primary tubes for maximum strength and durability, extra-thick 3/8-inch flanges for a leak-free seal, and all the gaskets and hardware for a fast, easy installation.
Where: 866.464.6553; holley.com
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Adjust your Climate

Who: Vintage Air
What: Gen IV SureFit Air-Conditioning System for ’67-to-’72 Ford F100 Pickups
Why: The ’67-to-’72 Ford F100 pickup has amassed quite a following of classic truck enthusiasts, particularly in recent years. However, the lack of factory air-conditioning can make time behind the wheel less than enjoyable. Thankfully, Vintage Air’s Gen IV SureFit air-conditioning system makes adding modern climate control to these classic trucks a breeze. Vintage Air SureFit systems are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A., include all parts necessary for installation, and are backed by the company’s standard warranty.
Where: 800.862.6658; vintageair.com
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More Ribs, More Power

Who: Eddie Motorsports
What: S-Drive Plus Eight-Rib Serpentine Pulley Kits
Why: High-performance eight-rib kits for your LS Chevy engine handle 33 percent more torque and horsepower than standard six-rib systems. Kits come complete with all the necessary precision-CNC-machined billet-aluminum brackets and pulleys, which are made in the U.S.A. Available in seven custom finishes.
Where: 888.813.1293; eddiemotorsports.com
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Sound Stoppage

Who: Heatshield Products
What: db Skin Liquid Acoustic Barrier Material
Why: db Skin is a spray-on or brushable liquid acoustic barrier and vibration damping material that will bond to sheetmetal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass surfaces. The specially formulated and proprietary blend of silica-mica and ceramic suspended in an advanced chemical binder damps vibration in a multitude of substrates/panels over a 10 to 40 KHz frequency range.
Where: 844.723.2665; heatshieldproducts.com
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Small Package, Big Punch

Who: Rockford Fosgate
What: Punch Series Powered Enclosures
Why: The P300-8P 8-inch, P300-10T 10-inch, and P300-12T 12-inch are self-contained subwoofer enclosures with built-in amplifiers. The high-output subwoofers are impedance optimized for the built in 300-watt class-D amplifier that features a low-pass crossover, bass EQ, and phase switch. The enclosures can be connected via speaker level inputs for connection to factory systems or traditional line level inputs for aftermarket systems. They also feature an intelligent auto turn-on/off circuit that eliminates the need for a separate turn-on wire.
Where: 800.669.9899; rockfordfosgate.com
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Go Up and Over It

Who: Pro Comp
What: 6-Inch Suspension Kit for ’19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Four-Wheel Drive
Why: The ’19 GM trucks are completely new from the ground up. The new chassis design gives Pro Comp the opportunity to offer its highest performing GM suspension system to date. Engineered for use with 20-inch-diamter or larger rims, Pro Comp’s newest 6-inch lift kit provides the perfect height to clear 35-inch tall tires for all-terrain use and enhances the aggressive appearance of GM’s ½-ton trucks.
Where: 800.776.0767; procompusa.com
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Stay Frosty

Who: Dometic
What: Powered Cooler Line
Why: The Dometic CFX line has been a huge hit in the off-road, overland, and camping market. The versatility of the powered cooler has outdoor enthusiasts raving from all over the world. Whether you are a solo adventurer, a couple going out on a weekend away, or a family on an overland journey, there is a Dometic powered cooler option for you that will keep drinks cold and food fresh wherever you go.
Where: 800.366.3842; dometic.com
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It's a Match!

Who: A.R.E. Accessories LLC
What: CX Revo and CX Evolve Truck Caps
Why: The CX Revo and CX Evolve feature an industry-first, frameless, all-glass, tailgate-formed rear door. This revolutionary door follows the styling of each truck’s tailgate by forming the glass down and over the tailgate for superior styling to match your truck and provide additional security. Both covers feature OneMotion handle and ActiveTilt auto on/off lighting technology.
Where: 866.658.8376; 4are.com
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Ramp Up Your Raptor

Who: SCT
What: X4 Performance Programmer for ’18 Ford Raptor
Why: The new X4 gives you big power in a small package. It's loaded with dyno-proven tunes, can hold up to 10 custom tunes, and has data-logging capabilities to monitor your vehicle's engine parameters. Install yours quickly and easily through your vehicle's OBDII port and experience the X4 for yourself. Options include Auto Start/Stop, Global Spark, Axle Ratio, Idle Adjust, Rev Limiter, Speed Limiter, Tire Size, and TPMS. Up to 102 hp and more than 99 lb-ft of torque are added.
Where: 940.783.9914; sctflash.com
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Ford Front Face Swap

Who: T-REX Grilles
What: Laser X-Metal Series for Ford F-150
Why: This factory grille replacement consists of a laser-cut steel pattern and chrome studs with a black powdercoat finish. It includes exclusive X-Metal studs, 304 stainless/carbon steel construction, a 12-gauge frame, and formed woven wire mesh with a lifetime structural warranty as well as a three-year warranty on finish.
Where: 800.287.5900; trexbillet.com
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Modern Trend, Vintage Feel

Who: Holley
What: Vintage Series Two-Piece LS Valve Covers
Why: Holley Vintage Series Two-Piece LS Valve Covers fit LS1/2/3/6/7 engines and easily clear valvetrain components with an internally baffled ventilation system. Vintage Series–style fins with a Holley logo seamlessly blend in with other finned Holley dress-up accessories, such as LS valley covers and air cleaners, and cast-in provisions for spark plug boots and coil-wiring harnesses eliminate the need for coil relocation, wire-harness extensions, and custom plug wire sets. Each set comes complete with a low-profile billet oil-fill cap and all the 12-point dress-up hardware and spacers necessary to mount either kind of LS coil body.
Where: 866.464.6553; holley.com
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Grip With Bite

Who: N-FAB
What: Growler Running Board
Why: The Growler is a running board with an all-aluminum construction and aggressive tread design for traction in any condition. The aluminum board and end caps deliver long-lasting durability and feature a 7-inch-wide step board for sure footing every time. Installation of this running board is easy, with bolt-on brackets, boards, and brackets sold as a kit in one box. The Growler is available in cab-length configuration with an attractive textured-black powdercoat finish. N-FAB step systems are backed by a five-year finish and limited-lifetime workmanship warranty.
Where: 866.806.6322; n-fab.com

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