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  • Truckin’s Top 25 SEMA Hottest Products for 2020

Truckin’s Top 25 SEMA Hottest Products for 2020

Bryan Fross
Feb 3, 2020
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High Tech Dampening
Who: Belltech Sport Trucks
What: Dynamic Tuning System
Why: Have you ever wanted to go from Off-Road ready to Street driving in a snap? The Belltech Dynamic Tuning System may just be the answer for you. These shocks and coil-overs feature technology that has been inspired by a long history of racing research and development. The solid piston technology does not use high-pressure gases for compression and rebounding which makes them more responsive with less friction. This setup will allow you to change your overall ride almost instantly with optional quick disconnects and 4-way adjustable remote reservoirs.
Where: 800.445.3767; belltech.com
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Who's the Boss?
Who: Mickey Thompson Tires
What: Baja Boss
Why: Mud, it gets everywhere. Usually, that's a bad thing but with the new Baja Boss spitting it up all over your truck, you'll learn to love it. This new offering from the folks at Mickey Thompson has been engineered as an ultra-premium Extreme Mud Terrain radial tire with an asymmetrical tread pattern which reduces noise, improves handling and still provides unparalleled off-road traction for your truck. These tires are available in sizes from 17 to 24-inch wheel diameters for leveled or lifted Pickups, Jeeps and SUV's.
Where: 330.928.9092; mickeythompsontires.com
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Clean and Cool
Who: Holley
What: Mid-Mount Accessory Drives
Why: If you're anything like us, you're always looking to make the stuff under your hood look as clean as possible. If you're running a small or big block Chevy under that hood, Holley has a new option which may appeal to you. Their "bracketless" design allows the accessories to bolt directly to the water pump for the tight, integrated look which leaves less stuff hanging off the engine. The kit comes with the water pump, A/C compressor, alternator, and P/S pump with reservoir. Accessories include the pulleys, belt, adapters, P/S hardline and alternator plug/harness.
Where: 866.464.6553; holley.com
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Lighting for Less
Who: Metra Electronics
What: Daytona Lights
Why: A new brand of automotive aftermarket LED lighting arrived in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show with budget-conscious consumers in their sights. Daytona Lights is the new company by Metra Electronics with a focus on affordable ultra-slim and dual-row LED lightbars, cube-style LED lights, and headlight replacement bulbs. Each style of lightbar comes in multiple configuration options including lengths up to 52-inches with spot beam and/or 90-degree flood lighting for the right amount of light as desired.
Where: 386.257.2956; metraonline.com
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Easy Muscle Upgrade
Who: K&N Engineering
What: Cat-Back Exhaust Kit
Why: Owners of 2014-2019 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado 1500/Sierra 1500 4.8L/5.3L models can now add performance and an aggressive sound to their pickups in under 30 minutes. This bolt-on system uses factory mounting points for a no cutting or welding installation. The real benefit comes with an increase in horsepower and torque for your truck with even greater power possible when you pair with an air intake, power programmer or pedal controller.
Where: 800.858.3333; knfilters.com
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In Demand
Who: GSI Machine & Fabrication
What: Air ride chassis for 1998-1998 GMT400 trucks
Why: The demand for '88-'98 GM pickups has steadily risen in the past few years. Manufacturers are now beginning to design, then create products to build these popular pickups easier and faster. GSI Machine & Fabrication has added this new air ride chassis to their lineup with all new suspension geometry which can help your OBS truck lay flat while achieving the best characteristics in drivability, performance, and ride quality.
Where: 480.940.1806; gsimfab.com
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King of the Road
Who: Superlift Suspension
What: 3-inch lift system for 2019 Silverado/Sierra 1500
Why: Putting a little extra space between your truck and the pavement may be one of the first things on your to-do list when buying a new GM pickup. Doing it the right way will allow your truck to use that extra space without sacrificing ride quality. The main component is their Upper Control Arms that are intentionally over-built by Superlift to handle anything you throw at your ride. The GM 1500 UCA kit also includes pre-installed MOOG ball joints/bushings, front strut spacers, pre-load spacer rings and a rear block/u-bolt kit. Comes with Superlift or Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks or KING Shocks.
Where: 800.551.4955; superlift.com
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Handle the Load
Who: Firestone
What: Ride-Rite Rear Kits
Why: You need a suspension system that can handle the weight your trailer or other heavy loads are going to put it through. Firestone Ride-Rite kits are made to allow adjustability to carry the weight and handle better than a rigid setup. You'll have that enhanced load-carrying capacity in a safe manner while enjoying better stability, ride quality, and brake effectiveness. Most kits are engineered to be no-drill systems for easy install in under 2 hours. Available for many new models including 2020 Chevrolet Trucks and the new Ford Ranger as well.
Where: 800.888.0650; riderite.com
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What Bumps?
Who: Bilstein
What: B8 5100 Shock Absorber
Why: Your lifted truck or SUV is going to place extra demands on your shock absorbers damping ability. But it does not have to. Replacing your shocks with a set of Bilstein B8 5100 Shock Absorbers assures that when your vehicle is on or off-road, loaded or unloaded, it will stay stable, under control and comfortable for you and any other occupants. The B8 5100 is available in various lift heights so you can rest assured they have one for your application.
Where: 858.386.5900; bilstein.com
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Independence Day
Who: Heidts Automotive
What: Bolt-on IRS Kits for C10 Pickups
Why: There are many kits available to bolt-on a full new suspension for the popular '67-72 and '73-87 Chevy C-10 trucks. Until now, none of them have had independent rear suspension. These IRS kits can be installed in a driveway or garage allowing the truck owner to do the job themselves or with friends. The back-half kit allows plenty of room for a wide wheel/tire combo with lower ride height without sacrificing your ride quality and provides the impressive handling.
Where: 800.841.8188; heidts.com
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Like a Pro
Who: ProCharger Superchargers
What: 2019 Ram 1500/Rebel/eTorque Stage II Supercharger
Why: The 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year may be the best RAM offering yet but still, manufacturers like Procharger Superchargers find ways to make it even better. Do you like horsepower? Do you like easy, bolt-on installations? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then the 160+ bolt-on horsepower from this Stage II Supercharger should be your next truck accessory purchase. Available in black, polished and satin or a combination of those finishes.
Where: 913.338.2886; procharger.com
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Ready to Roll
Who: Ridetech
What: Coilover Suspension System for 1988-1998 C1500 Truck
Why: Not everyone wants to put an air bag suspension on their OBS GM Pickup. Maybe you're looking to build a cool cruiser or a truck for Autocross. In this adjustable 4-inch front, 6-inch rear kit for the '88-98 pickup, Ridetech uses their already proven products including the StrongArm A-arms, MuscleBar Sway Bars, HQ Series Shocks and HD Drop Spindles to create modern drivability with an aggressive stance.
Where: 812.481.4787; ridetech.com
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Toot Toot
Who: Kleinn Air Horns
What: GM 2500HD/3500HD Direct Fit Onboard Air System and 730 Train Horn
Why: Sometimes you just want to get another drivers attention. Other times, you want to get everyone's attention. With the GMHD-734 from Kleinn Air Horns on your 2007 - 2019 GMC and Chevrolet 2500HD & 3500HD, you can make sure anyone in the vicinity knows you're coming through. All kits are vehicle specific and easy to install with simple tools. If you want to use the horn when you aren't behind the wheel, add a Sniper Wireless Remote Horn Button for honking from up to 200 feet away.
Where: 520.579.1531; kleinn.com
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Harsh Terrain? No Pain!
Who: ProComp
What: 2019 Ford Ranger Black Series 2.5 Coilover Shock Absorber with Reservoir
Why: With over 25 years of experience building products to provide superior performance both on-road and off, ProComp has been a go-to for many truck owners and enthusiasts. The Black Series monotube shocks are the most advanced shocks that Pro Comp has ever offered using top-of-the-line materials and hand crafted assembly to result in unmatched quality no matter what path you take your truck through.
Where: 800.776.0767; procompusa.com
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Flippin' Awesome
Who: BAKFlip
What: MX4 Truck Bed Cover
Why: The number one selling hard folding tonneau cover, the BAKFlip MX4, has new added features to keep up with the newest late-model trucks coming to market. These new additions include matte-finished cab corner caps, rail-end caps, clamps, and elevator bolts for a cleaner look. The newest version is available for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 with the 69.9-inch bed. Also available for nearly all other late-model pickups.
Where: 818.365.9000; bakindustries.com
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Beam You Up
Who: Alpha Rex
What: 2018-20 Ford F150 NOVA-Series L.E.D Projector Headlights
Why: If your brand new F-150 didn't come with factory LED headlights, Alpha Rex is here to help you see the road, or the trails, better. These NOVA-series projector headlights use four projectors with the LED bar surrounding the light as a daytime running light and sequential signal light. The top 2 projectors are for low beam, while the bottom 2 projectors are for high beam and the high power LED produces 6000K light output for outstanding projection over the factory lights.
Where: 888.959.0683; alpharexusa.com
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Classic Cleanup
Who: Dakota Digital
What: 1955- 59 Chevy Pickup RTX Instruments
Why: If you're working on a 1955-59 Chevy pickup, you know it's not easy to find new parts out there that keep the classic look of these trucks. This Dakota Digital RTX gauge cluster keeps the stock cluster look with modern gauge options that these Chevy's were not meant to have. They have added a tachometer, changed the speedometer to 120mph and added a single TFT message center as well. Designed to fit in a stock or reproduction chrome bezel that can be purchased available separately.
Where: 800.852.3228; dakotadigital.com
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Go ahead, Inhale
Who: Airaid
What: Cold Air Intake for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 V8 5.3L/6.2L models
Why: One of the easiest and most beneficial modifications you can make to a brand new pickup is the addition of an air intake. They are easy to put in with simple hand tools while helping to boost both horsepower and acceleration. Airaid intakes include a dry synthetic SYNTHAMAX air filter that can be washed and reused for a long lifespan. The enclosed air box design protects the inlet from excessive temperatures while the system helps maintain proper air-to-fuel ratios for noticeable horsepower gains.
Where: 800.498.6951; airaid.com
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Easy and Convenient
Who: Air Lift Company
What: Wireless Air with EZ Mount
Why: WirelessAir with EZ Mount packages the manifold and compressor into one convenient, pre-assembled and factory-tested bracket, giving you everything you need to have full control of your air springs, in no time at all. EZ Mount packages the manifold and upgraded, heavy-duty compressor into one convenient, pre-assembled and factory-tested bracket making the buying process that much easier.
Where: 800.248.0892; airliftcompany.com
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In-Vehicle Versatility
Who: Metra Electronics
What: Universal Floating Mount for the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX
Why: One of the new trends in multimedia receivers is the "floating" screen. For the popular Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver to work in a variety of vehicles, Metra Electronics has created the 108-UN02 to "float" the modular Pioneer touchscreen display panel in front of the factory radio location. Their wide range of applications cover many vehicles from 1990-present which means they most likely have an options for whatever truck you want to put one in.
Where: 386.257.2956; metraonline.com
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Keep it Vintage
Who: Lokar
What: LS Classic Engine packages
Why: With LS Swaps happening these days on a massive scale, classic truck owners often find themselves looking for ways to stand apart from the crowd. With Lokar LS Classic products, you can make your modern engine look like a period-correct classic which will make them look twice. The packages are fully customizable with different intake systems, valve covers and even complete engine kits.
Where: 865.824.9767; lokar.com
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Make a Statement
Who: Gear Off Road Wheels
What: End Game Cast One-Piece Wheel
Why: So, you have a big lift on your truck and need a wheel that will finish off the look you desire? Take a good look at these Gear Off Road End Game Wheels in gloss black with CNC mulled accents and imagine them on your finished project. These wheels come in 9 different bolt pattern options as well as 3 diameter choices including 20-inch, 22-inch, and 24-inch. The 20-inch wheels are available in 10-inch or 12-inch widths while the 22 and 24-inch come in 12-inch width only.
Where: 877.283.9433; gearoffroad.com
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Midsize Mayhem
Who: Edelbrock Performance
What: Stage 1 Supercharger Kit for Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon
Why: If your GM Midsize pickup has a Gen 2 LGZ 3.6L V6 engine, Edelbrock wants you to know you can go from base truck to race truck with just a couple hours install time. With a 24 percent boost to 345 horsepower and 306 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels, this Edelbrock supercharger gives your V6 engine in the Colorado/Canyon trucks enough boost to melt tires.
Where: 888.799.1135; edelbrock.com
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Hey Good Lookin'
Who: Center Line Wheels
What: Tangent Lifted Truck Series Wheel
Why: If you use your truck as a daily driver, for light work, heavy hauling or off-road adventures, you need a wheel option that looks good and can handle a myriad of duties. The Center Line Wheels Tangent is a good looking wheel for sure and comes in 7 sizing choices from 17-inch to 22-inch to fit trucks from stock height to massive lifted monster truck. So, if you're looking for a wheel to match your visual style and lifestyle, check out the off-road offerings from a trusted name lol Center Line Wheels.
Where: 877.283.6347; centerlinewheels.com
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Puttin' in Work
Who: Chicago Pneumatic
What: CP7755 Series Impact Wrench
Why: If you don't use an impact wrench, do you really even work on your truck? Chicago Pneumatic has a long history of providing the tools to get work done. Their newest impact wrench benefits from that history with a combination of power, control, weight, and maneuverability in a tool designed for everyday tire changing operations and general mechanic applications. Built in are settings options for multiple power output and speed adjustments for whatever task you are working on.
Where: 800.624.4735; cp.com

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