SEMA Show Truck Parts And Accessories - 101 Picks From the 2004 SEMA Slugfest

Harley Camilleri
Mar 1, 2005
Contributors: Mark Halvorsen
Wow! Squeezed in between our week in Vegas and a hard-as-diamonds deadline to deliver this issue to our taskmasters further down the assembly line of our word factory, we managed to crank out this round-up of 101 products in two days. Walking the 2004 SEMA Show felt the same, a flurry of handshakes, photos, trucks, SUVs, booze, and more trucks - and a first look at enough products to convert even the frumpiest, laziest, gosh-awful street hauler into a GQ cover truck or explorer of far-off lands. We didn't have to stop at 101. We could've gone to 201, 301, or even 501, but we didn't. It just hurt too much, but we loved it. Read on to see what 2005 has in store for the aftermarket masochist in you.
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ACCEL 5mm Spark Plug Wires
Think bigger is better? Think again. At half the diameter, these are more flexible and offer extreme space savings with maximum performance. Stuffed with a 150-ohm-per-foot Ferro-Spiral wound alloy conductor, they are available in blue, black, red, or yellowContact: Mr. Gasket Co., Dept. TR, 1061 Memphis Ave., Ste. 12, Cleveland, OH 44144, www.accel-ignition.com
Advanced Metalforming 17x9-inch Forge-Tek Wheel
AMT's 17x9 bead-lock off-road wheel is a true one-piece forged aluminum wheel offering superior performance, durability, and safety to the off-road enthusiast.Contact: Advanced Metalforming, Dept. TR, 950 Richmond Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030, (805) 982-9820, www.amt corporate.com
AEM Brute Force Air Intake Systems
Available for the '97-'04 Ford 4.6L/5.4L
F-Series pickups and Expeditions, '99-'03 6.8L V-10 F-Series Super Duty pickups and Excursions, '99-'01 Ford Super Duty pickups with the 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine, and '03-'04 Super Duty pickups and Excursions with the 6.0L V-8 Power Stroke diesel engine. Contact: Advanced Engine Management, Dept. TR, 2205 126th St., Ste. A, Hawthorne, CA 90250, (310) 484-2322, www.aempower.com
Air Ride Technologies
Strong Arms for the C10
Designed for proper ball joint angles for air suspension in '63-'87 GM 1/2-ton 2WD trucks, Air Ride's arms optimize alignment at ride height and bolt on with no welding, cutting, or fabrication.Contact: Air Ride Technologies, Dept. TR, 350 S. St. Charles St., Jasper, IN 47546, (812) 482-2932, www.ridetech.com
All Sports Collegiate Tires
The sidewalls of these tires are labeled with the name of your favorite college or university and outlined in white.Contact: All Sports Tire Co., Dept. TR, 7380 Sand Lake Rd., Ste. 500, Orlando, FL 34786, (407) 352-5258.
Air Hitch Technology Class 3
Airsafe Hitch Receiver
The Class 3 Airsafe Hitch Receiver improves safety and comfort by incorporating a Firestone air spring 'bag to absorb shock transfer between the trailer and the towing vehicle.Contact: Air Hitch Technology, Dept. TR, 4258 3rd. Ave. NW, Ste. 250, Fargo, ND 58102, (866) 414-4824, www.ias-supply.com
AIRAID 6.0L Power Stroke
Direct-Fit Filter
AIRAID's 3-micron filter is a drop-in replacement for the factory housing that outflows the stock piece by 19 percent. Completely washable and about half the cost of OE, it could be the last filter your truck will ever need.Contact: AIRAID, Dept. TR, 14840 N. 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (800) 498-6951, www.airaid.com
American Supercars & Prototypes Onboard Computer
With multimedia technology rocketing into the future, onboard computers are fuel for the fire. Enter the onboard mobile PC that's personalized through memory sticks and keyed to individual drivers. The system can be used for data acquisition, MP3s, DVDs, internet access, and even touch-screen use is availableContact: American Supercars & Prototypes, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 1537, Fallbrook, CA 92088, (760)-723-3684, www.super carsllc.com
Air Lift Primary Air
Primary Air is a full-time rear air suspension for pickups. Sturdy trailing arms and Panhard bar with rugged airbags provide smooth, level towing automatically for 3/4- and 1-ton trucks, whether loaded or not. Contact: Air Lift, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 80167, Lansing, MI 48908, (800) 248-0892, www.air liftcompany.com
AIS Adaptable Snorkel
Although a reproduction of the air intake scoops originally delivered on the 5.0L HO Camaro and Firebirds, AIS' twin-snorkel air cleaner system can be adapted to fit a plethora of different applications. Expect some extra ponies as well as a factory high-performance look.Contact: AIS, Dept. TR, 177 Grace Ave., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8H 3X1, (905) 549-6135, www.ramairbox.com
AMI Billet Interior
Makers of some of the finest billet interior accessories, AMI has released a new line of more aggressively styled knobs to replace your factory plastic heater and A/C units. Several styles and colors are available to match your taste in dcor, including skulls, iron crosses, stars, and flames.Contact: AMI, Dept. TR, 4315 Product Dr., Ste. C, Shingle Springs, CA 95682, (530) 672-6919, www.all sales mfg.com
ARB Emu Dakar Leaf Spring Suspension
ARB's Emu Dakar leaf spring suspension system offers various degrees of comfort, load-carrying capabilities, and control characteristics indicative of the ARB Old Man Emu line, but at a lower cost.Contact: ARB 4x4 Accessories, Dept. TR, 20 S. Spokane St., Seattle, WA 98134, (800) 761-8196, www.arbusa.com
Baer Claws the '04 F-150
Baer Brakes, the makers of the ever-popular EradiSpeed brake line, has created a new line of stock replacement disc rotors for Ford's newest F-150 line. Dubbed the DecelaRotor, the line creates dynamic visual appeal, has superior bite, equalizes pad wear, and is a direct replacement.Contact: Baer, Dept. TR, 3108 W. Thomas Rd., Ste. 1201-Q, Phoenix, AZ 85017, (602) 233-1411, www.baer.com
Billy Boat Header-Back Exhaust System for Dodge Ram SRT-10
Billy Boat touts dyno-proven gains of 18 hp and 46 lb-ft of torque with this exhaust system. It features 100-cell metal high-flow catalytic converters and mandrel-bent, 3-inch, true-dual, T-304 stainless construction.Contact: Billy Boat Performance Exhaust, Dept. TR, 23045 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027, (888) 228-7435, www.bbexhaust.com
Autotecnica Chrome Truck Accessories
Exterior styling products for '90-later Ford, GM, and Dodge trucks, Autotecnica's chrome truck accessories include a variety of vehicle-specific exterior styling accessories, such as a chrome door handles, mirror covers, side trim, head lamp and tail lamp trim, and more. These products are made of ABS-injected plastic with a chrome-nickel finish, come with 3M tape and adhesive promoter, and can be installed in 15 minutes or less.Contact: Autotecnica, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 3566, Chatsworth, CA 91313, (800) 515-6438, www.auto tecnica.com
Bilstein 9300 Black Hawk
An innovative and cleanly designed monotube, gas-pressure shock absorber for off-road racing, the Bilstein 9300 Black Hawk is a worthy competitor.Contact: Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Dept. TR, 14102 Stowe Dr., Poway, CA 92064, (800) 537-1085, www.bilstein.com
BBK '04-'05 Ford F-150 Throttle Bodies
Freshly released from BBK's stables is Power Plus CNC throttle bodies. A 70mm bore for the 4.6L and 80mm for the 5.4L, featuring drive by wire, which retains the stock electronics but flows 35 percent more than the OE.Contact: BBK, Dept. TR, 1871 Delilah St., Corona, CA 92879, (951) 735-2400, www.bbkperformance.com
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM
Voted one of the top 10 "most influential off-road products," the new Mud-Terrain has become the standard by which all other off-road tires are measured. Featuring DiggerLugz, the Mud-Terrain offers maximized grip and steering control in deep dirt, mud, and sand environments.Contact: BFGoodrich, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 19001, Greenville, SC 29602, (877) 788-8899, www.bfgoodrichtires.com
Blackmore Electronics' Blackjack Amplifier
The Blackjack is a complete audio amplifier solution. This five-channel, 850-watt amplifier, with a three-year warranty, is stylishly encapsulated in a desirable skull-and-crossbones design and sure to make your system seen and heard.Contact: Blackmore Electronics, Dept. TR, 3400 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood, CA 90270, (323) 585-6393, www.blackmoremobile.com
B&M Diesel Deep Transmission Pans
B&M has for you a cast-aluminum pan with built-in drain plug, and the models requiring a pickup extension are included. The pan has extra oil capacity and a finned design for improved cooling, requiring no modification to the dipstick. The transmission pan includes all of the mounting hardware.Contact: B&M, Dept. TR, 9142 Independence Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-6422, www.bmracing.com
Borla Dodge Hemi Header
For the Ram 1500 pickup, this header is made of aircraft-grade, mandrel-bent, T-304 stainless steel for quality and durability.Contact: Borla Performance Industries, Dept. TR, 5901 Edison Dr., Oxnard, CA 93033, (805) 986-8600, www.borla.com
Chassis Tech '04 Chevy Colorado
Air Struts
Chassis Tech's air struts drop the front of the '04 Chevy Colorado by 4 inches, with no welding required. Contact: Chassis Tech, Dept. TR, 260 S. Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85210, (480) 668-5448, www.chassistech.com
Cooper Discoverer STT Off-Road Tire
This off-road radial features the company's armor-tek carcass construction, an aggressive tread style, and specially developed tread compound designed to deliver durability and gripping power.Contact: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Dept. TR, 701 W. Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840, (419) 429-4459
Cage Leveling for the '05 F-250 and F-350
Manufactured from billet aluminum and providing easy installation, Cage's front leveling system provides 2-1/2 inches of lift to the factory coil spring providing a cleaner look and room for larger tires.Contact: Cage Offroad, Dept. TR, 200 Port Ave., Helens, OR 97051, (866) 587-2243, www.cage offroad.com
Corsa F-150 Full After-Cat Exhaust
Corsa's 3-inch after-cat 304L SS system for the '04-'05 Ford F-150 is available with Resonance Sound Cancellation sport or touring muffler options, and a choice of twin 4-inch pro series or oval tip.Contact: Corsa Performance, Dept. TR, 140 Blaze Industrial Pkwy., Berea, OH 44017, (440) 891-0999, www.corsaperf.com
Classic Design Concepts F-150 Shaker
Classic Design Concepts' fully functional shaker system for '04-'05 5.4L F-150s mounts easily to all factory-mounting points. Contact: Classic Designs Concepts, Dept. TR, 1880 W. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390, (248) 624-7997, www.classicdesign concepts.com
Center Line California Series Encino
Measuring 24x10 inches, the Encino is what Center Line pitches as the largest rotary-forged, one-piece wheel in the world. Need we say more?Contact: Center Line Wheels, Dept. TR, 13521 Freeway Dr., Santa Fe, CA 90670, www.center linewheels.com
Classic Soft Trim Dodge Ram SLT Limited Package
The complete interior upgrade package for the Dodge Ram SLT includes a two-tone leather-trimmed interior with carbon-fiber-look inserts, custom seatback embroidery, SLT Limited exterior badging, polished billet aluminum grille, billet aluminum gas inlet door, chrome exhaust tip, two-tone SLT Limited embroidered floor mats, and optional OE-match fender flares.Contact: Classic Soft Trim, Dept. TR, 1212 E. Anderson Ln., Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78752, (800) 460-0640, www.classic softtrim.com
DEI Factory Replacement
Headrest Video
Prefabricated for 7-inch DEI video monitors, these headrests fit 150 different vehicles, with more than 500 color combinations in cloth, vinyl, and leather. Each monitor comes with dual wireless headphone transmitters and a wired headphone jack, a three-position ratchet to adjust the viewing angle, connecting wires to go through the headrest post for stealth mounting, and a slipcover to prevent theftContact: Directed Electronics Inc., Dept. TR, 1 Viper Way, Vista, CA 92081, (800) 876-0800, www.direct ed.com
Dynatech SuperMAXX Chevy SSR Header
All-T-304 stainless steel header system features long-tube 1-3/4-inch tuned headers, dual high-flow PowerCats, direct bolt-on fit, and OBD-II compatibility.Contact: Dynatech, Dept. TR, 974 Hyrock Blvd., Boonville, IN 47601, (812) 897-0900, www.dynatechheaders.com
EGR Body Cladding
Add a hot new high-end look to your truck with easily paintable ABS body cladding. These parts are a no-drill DIY installation. Go for the two-tone look without the added expense.Contact: EGR Inc., Dept. TR, 4000 E. Greystone Dr., Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 923-7075, www.egrgroup.com
Disc Brakes Australia Performance SUV Rotors
DBA has one- and two-piece high-performance rotors featuring DBA's patented "Kangaroo Paw" ventilation design. According to DBA, the design runs cooler, is stronger, and outperforms traditional straight vane disc rotors by as much as 20 percentContact: DBA, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 6666, Silverwater D.C. 1811, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 61-2-9748-4738, www.dba.com.au.
Downey Soft Tonneau for '05 Dodge Dakotas
Owners of the all-new '05 Dodge Dakota can equip their trucks with one of three soft tonneaus available for 5-1/2- and 6-1/2-foot truck beds. The Downey tonneaus are the perfect complement for all outdoor activities.Contact: Downey, Dept. TR, 2000 Mallory Ln., Ste. 130 #323, Franklin, TN 37067, (800) 736-1610, www.downeyproducts.com
Edelbrock Baffled Diesel Exhaust
Now available are exhaust systems for popular diesel Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks. With 4-inch mandrel-bent aluminized steel tubing, they feature the Edelbrock baffled muffler, which offers more power and high-performance sound.Contact: Edelbrock, Dept. TR, 2700 California St., Torrance, CA 90503, (310) 781-2222, www.edelbrock.com
Extang Cargo Manager
The Extang Cargo management system is a moveable divider that can be positioned anywhere along the length of the cargo bed to provide a home for lightweight cargoContact: Extang Corp., Dept. TR, 1901 E. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 434-3509, www.extang.com
SEMA New Products Award Winner
Edge A2 Diesel Monitor/Controller/ Information CenterThe Edge A2 system displays powertrain functions such as turbo boost, EGT, and auto-trans slippage, in addition to allowing the driver to switch among the Edge Juice Engine Module's five power modes to add as much as 125 more horsepower. A larger, color LCD monitor displays virtual gauges, GPS navigational mapping, and the view from a wireless back-up camera. And, it plays MP3 audio.Contact: Edge Products, Dept. TR, 1080 S. Depot Dr., Ogden, UT 84404, (888) 360-3343, www.edge products.com
EZ Access Tool and Storage for the Titan
Are you the working type that needs quality lockable storage for the '04-'05 Nissan Titans? Available for short- and longbed trucks, this storage compartment features self-cleaning tracks, a gas-operated lid, and the capacity to hold a five-gallon bucket, three across. All of the hardware is included, and many finishes are available.Contact: EZ Access Products, Dept. TR, 20007 Cullen St., Henderson, NV 89015, (888) 492-0958, www.ezaccessproducts.com
Duraliner Van Panels
From the makers of the famous bedliner, Duraliner brings the same protection to the interior of your van. Made from durable high-density polyethylene, these panels are available to cover walls, fenderwells, and headliners. The result is a consistent interior finish with which to run your commercial business from. Also, connections for shelves and walls are available as well.Contact: Durakon, Dept. TR, 2101 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446, (800) 695-4637, www.durakon.com
Fabtech '05 Super Duty 4WD Coilover Shock Conversion
Fabtech's bolt-on front suspension kit is a conversion to coil-over shocks that allows use of Fabtech Dirt Logic 2.5 or 4.0 coil-over shocks for increased travel and damping. The conversion is compatible with Fabtech radius arms and four-link systems.Contact: Fabtech, Dept. TR, 4331 Eucalyptus Ave., Chino, CA 91710, (909) 597-7800, www.fabtechmotorsports.com
Gibson Jeep Wrangler Unlimited After-Cat Exhaust
Allowing easy bolt-on installation, Gibson's powerful new exhaust for the Jeep has professional-looking results, such as an increase throttle response and climbing power while giving the vehicle a mellow tone. The after-cat system is available in aluminized or stainless mandrel tubing.Contact: Gibson, Dept. TR, 1270 Webb Cir., Corona, CA 92879, (951) 372-1220, www.gibsonperformance.com
Granatelli MAF for the '04-'05 Ford F-150
Manufacturer of the world's best-selling line of mass-airflow sensors, Granatelli now adds the new F-150 to its popular lineup with an MAF to fit the '04-'05 4.6L F-150. The sensor flows 47 percent more air, adds 17 hp to the rear wheels, and is compatible with stock and aftermarket cold air inductions.Contact: Granatelli, Dept. TR, 1000 Yarnell Pl., Oxnard, CA 93033, (805) 486-6644, www.granatellimotorsports.com
Faze Reverse Competition EL Nitrous-Oxide Pressure Gauge
The electrical nitrous-oxide pressure gauge features a zero-to-1,600 psi range, with a 270-degree sweep, and is designed to accurately measure bottle pressure. The gauge pointer is lit by red LED.Contact: Faze Performance Instruments, Dept. TR, 15825 Industrial Pkwy., Cleveland, OH 44135, (800) 228-7667, www.fazegauge.com
Goodmark Hoods for Avalanche
Overcomes an inconsistency in Chevy's '02-and-later Avalanches, in which models with body cladding use hoods that don't fit on Avalanches without cladding. Goodmark now has steel, cowl-induction hoods to fit both versions.Contact: Goodmark, Dept. TR, 625-E Old Norcross Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, (770) 339-8557, www.goodmarkindustries.com
Ground Force Lowering Kit for the Chevy Silverado
Allowing a 2-inch front and rear drop for the '04-'05 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS AWD, the lowering kit includes two front torsion bar adjustment keys, four nitrogen-charged shocks, and shackles and bumpstops to further enhance overall ride qualities and help the truck stay flat in corners and stable down straight-aways.Contact: Ground Force, Dept. TR, 714 Braddock View Dr., Mt. Braddock, PA 15465, (724) 430-2068, www.groundforce.com.
Hahn Racecraft Turbo for the Canyon/Colorado
Hahn has applied years of experience turbocharging the Canyon and Colorado, and the results are outstanding. This new system is a complete installation package, designed to be an easy install with all necessary components included.Contact: Hahn Racecraft, Dept. TR, 205 Beaver, Yorkville, IL 60560, (630) 553-6830, www.hahnracecraft.com
Flowtech Tundra and Sequoia Header
Made for the '00-'04 Toyota Tundra and '00-'03 Sequoia, these headers are made from 16-gauge tubing with 1-1/2-inch mandrel-bent primaries that provide extra breathing capacity, while 3/8-inch-thick machined flanges ensure a proper seal against the cylinder head. The headers bolt directly to the stock headpipes and accommodate all emission control equipment.Contact: Flowtech (a division of Holley), Dept. TR, 1801 Russelville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 782-2900, www.flowtech headers.com
Goodyear Fortera SL Tire
Targeted at luxury SUVs and trucks, this tire features a specially designed, stylized sidewall for aesthetic appeal and delivers performance road appeal. Contact: Goodyear, Dept. TR, Dept. 876-Extreme Performance, 1144 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44316, (330) 796-7733, www.goodyear.com
Hellwig Dodge Hemi Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Helping to keep the Dodge in the curve is Hellwig's new rear sway bar. A simple bolt-on installation, it features polyurethane bushings and heat-treated 4140-alloy steel, and three-position mounting of the endlinks for fine-tuning your truck's handling.Contact: Hellwig, Dept. TR, 16237 Avenida 296, Visalia, CA 93292, (559) 734-7451, www.hellwigproducts.com
HushMat Silencer Megabond Sound-Absorbing Foam
The HushMat Silencer is a sound-damping material that absorbs engine, wind, tire, and road noise that are typically in the 600- to 4,000Hz range and enter vehicles through the air rather than by structural vibration. The Silencer Megabond is available in three thicknesses for placement behind pillar and other plastic trim, serving as an anti-rattle gasket. Also it can be installed behind the door trim panel or the headliner to eliminate wind noise, along the firewall to reduce engine noise, on the floor underneath the carpet for road noise, in the trunk underneath the trim and on the wheelwells to eliminate rear-end's road-surface noise.Contact: HushMat, Dept. TR, 9900 Pflumm, Ste. 12, Lenexa, KS 66215, (913) 599-2600, www.hushmat.com
In.Pro LED Taillight for the H2 Hummer
This fully functional lamp relies on the inherently bright and longer-lasting characteristics of LED technology. It offers plug-and-play setup, hassle-free installation, alternative styling, better visibility, and a brighter, consistent light pattern.Contact: In.Pro.Car Wear, Dept. TR, 6423 E. Washington Blvd., Commerce, CA 90040, (323) 838-5588, www.inprocar wear.com
Hooker Aero Chamber Universal Replacement Muffler
The Universal Replacement muffler, with 3-inch center inlet and dual 2-1/2-inch outlet, is designed for all makes and models, and made from 16-gauge aluminized, stainless steel to form a 14-inch-long case. These mufflers use a step-pipe principle that results in greater outflow for a boost in horsepower and torque, while providing a throaty sound.Contact: Flowtech, Dept. TR, 1801 Russelville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 782-2900, www.flowtechheaders.com
Husky Premium Molded Dash System
Husky molded dash systems are interior trim components that conform to the areas surrounding your instrument panel and door switches. Available in honey burl and carbon weave, these smooth pieces will transform your interior from dull to delicious.Contact: Husky, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 839, Winfield, KS 67156, (800) 344-8759, www.huskyliners.com
IPV USA LP Has Cool Cans
For serious road-trippin', you need a hardy-sized cooler, but sometimes heated foods are needed as well. To cure the road trip blues, IPV USA has created this 16-quart solution. The mobile auto cooler and warmer holds as much as 20 12-ounce cans. Inside the lockable lid is a light, and the system runs a Peltier thermoelectric system for long lifeContact: IPV USA LP, Dept. TR, 2150 Northmont Pkwy., Ste. A, Duluth, GA 30096, (770) 295-2290, www.ipvusa.com
SEMA New Products Award Winner
Hypertech HYPERpac
Performance Computer
The HYPERpac is a high-performance, personal automotive computer that includes applications for power tuning, onboard drag strip and dynoshop, diagnostics, and moreContact: Hypertech, Dept. TR, 3215 Appling Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133, (901) 481-8800, www.hypertech.com
House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth
An interactive, custom-paint preview application that allows you to view different colors and design schemes on photos of actual cars, trucks, and SUVs. It comes in a truncated, inexpensive consumer version of the pricier trade version.Contact: House of Kolor-Valspar, Dept. TR, 210 Crosby St., Picayune, MS 39466, (601) 749-5108, www.houseofkolor.com
JET Performance Programmer
Relatively new to user programming, JET Performance usually deals with plug-in modules that are not owner serviceable, but not so for JET's new programmer that allows the user to modify air/fuel ratios, shift points/firmness, speed limiter, and rev limiter. Now, you can increase horsepower and torque at the touch of a button.Contact: JET Performance Products, Dept. TR, 17491 Apex Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 848-5515, www.jetchip.com
K&N Gen II Intake System
For the '04 F-150 5.4L, this intake provides a boost in power and torque, and is 50-state legal. It includes heat shields and specifically engineered HDPE tubes shaped to speed air to the engine.Contact: K&N Engineering, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502, (951) 826-4169, www.knfilters.com
MagnaFlow High-Flow Catalytic Converter for Diesel Pickups
Engineered with massive 3-1/2-, 4-, and 5-inch, funneled inlet and outlets, and a flow-efficient honeycomb ceramic catalyst, these converters are designed to allow exhaust to pass straight through without creating backpressureContact: MagnaFlow, Dept. TR, 22961 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, (800) 990-0905, www.magnaflow.com
SEMA New Products Award Winner
Lowrance iWay 500c Navigation
Longtime maker of marine and aviation navigation systems, Lowrance has entered into the automotive market with its iWay 500c Navigation system. Features include Navtech database for the entire continental U.S.; 5-inch diagonal, 320x240 pixel, full-color, TFT touchscreen display with high readability in bright sunlight; built-in precision GPS+WAAS receiver/antenna; cathode screen backlighting for all-day visibility; simplified operation with five primary keys with blue LED backlighting; 20GB internal hard drive; turn-by-turn audio and visual cues, including auto zooming, are produced automatically by the iWay 500c; and completely sealed to prevent internal corrosion.Contact: Lowrance Automotive, Dept. TR, 12000 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK 74128, (800) 324-1356, www.lowrance.com
Lunati Voodoo Cam
Designed to deliver aggressive ramp profiles, the Lunati Voodoo Cam features asymmetrical lobe designs with slower-closing sides that set the valve down easily to mitigate noise and premature valvetrain failure, while delivering more area under the power curve. The cam is available for normally aspirated, fuel injection, RV/towing, marine, 4x4, street rod, musclecar, touring, and fuel economy to any small-block Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler engineContact: Lunati (a division of Holley), Dept. TR, 1801 Russelville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 782-2900, www.lunaticamshafts.com
Meguiar's NXT
Generation Speed Detailer
Meguiar's, a classic auto cleaner company, now offers what it pitches as the fastest way to maintain a just-polished look. Using ESP technology, this product enhances gloss and protection between waxes and removes fresh contaminants, dirt, and grime between washings.Contact: Meguiar's, Dept. TR, 17991 Mitchell S., Irvine, CA 92614, (949) 752-8000, www.meguiars.com
Katzkin Auto Exotics Seat Leather
A common maker in custom rides, Katzkin introduces this line with 24 different suedes, carbon-fiber materials, simulated ostrich or crocodile, and very soft Tuscany LeatherContact: Katzkin Leather, Dept. TR, 6868 Acco St., Montebello, CA 90640, (800) 842-0590, www.katzkin.com
SEMA New Products Award Winner
Mothers Power Ball Polishing Tool
The Power Ball attaches to any variable speed drill. Designed to quickly power through tough polishing jobs on diamond-plate, tires, and other large surfaces.Contact: Mothers Polishes Waxes Cleaners, Dept. TR, 5456 Industrial Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (800) 221-8257, www.mothers.com
Lund Announces L2R Series Air Dam
Lund is offering a fresh alternative for those seeking to accessorize. For ultimate convenience, the L2R fits over the existing body and bumper. Constructed of an ABS polymer blend, the air dam can stand alone or be used in conjunction with Lund's additional L2R-series components.Contact: Lund, Dept. TR, 775 Tipton Dr., Bldg. 2, Ste. F, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, (770) 407-2960, www.lundinternational.com
Kelderman's '05 Super Duty Air Suspension Lift
Fit with a high-riding air suspension that carries positive ride qualities and load-carrying capacity, Ford's new Super Duty sounds like it's in good hands. Kelderman manufactures the kit as a complete bolt on with four-link front and rear components. The truck ride height can be adjusted from plus-5 inches to plus-15 inches.Contact: Kelderman Mfg., Dept. TR, 2686 Hwy. 92 E., Oskaloosa, IA 52577, (800) 334-6150, www.keldermanairride.com
Paxton Supercharger for '03-'04 Dodge Ram With 5.7L Hemi
Paxton's supercharger system for '03-'04 Dodge Rams features a charge cooler that uses NOVI 2000 centrifugal superchargers in a satin or polished finish. This supercharger touts a 5.5- to 6-psi boost.Contact: Paxton Automotive, Dept. TR, 1650 Pacific Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033, (888) 972-9866, www.paxtonauto.com
Nitrous Express Nxd
System for Diesel
Nxd is engineered to safely boost any Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet late-model dieselOne flip of the switch arms the system and opens the NO2 bottle, does not create black smoke, and cools exhaust temperatures while boosting horsepower and torque in two separate stages.Contact: Nitrous Express, Dept. TR, 5411 Seymour Hwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76310, (888) 463-2781, www.nitrousexpress.com
Powermaster
Dual-Alternator Kit for Ford
The 8-751 Dual Alternator Kit makes it possible to mount twin alternators in a wide variety of 4.6L V-8-equipped Fords. The kit's single mounting bracket fits a wide number of Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys of various model years. Also included is a second Powermaster alternator, wiring harness and adaptor, and a drive belt. Adding the kit allows for a consistent 130-135 amps at idleContact: Powermaster, Dept. TR, 7501 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924, (865) 688-5953, www.powermastermotor sports.com
Proform Tuff Hook
Secure Cargo System
Provides a flexible and reliable way to safely transport power sports toys and other bulky items in the bed of any pickup. A telescoping bar allows its main tie-down assembly to span the width of any pickup bed, and it can even be mounted behind toolboxes. ItsL-shaped set-screws allow the system to be sized by hand, and 1/4-inch steel side plates secure the Tuff Hook to the bed with three bolts per side. Each plate has three eyelets that serve as convenient tie-down locationsContact: Proform, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 306, Roseville, MI 48066, (586) 774-2500, www.pro formparts.com
Perma-Cool Cool-Pack
Eliminate your factory fan and clutch, while increasing horsepower and torque as well as providing more efficient cooling for your ride. Dual high-output electric fans powered by an adjustable thermostat, the units are impervious to acids, oils, and fuels. A variety of models are available for most popular pickups.Contact: Perma-Cool, Dept. TR, 400 S. Rockefeller Ave., Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 390-1550, www.perma-cool.com
OBS InSight Audio and Video Security System
A network of tiny video cameras and microphones mounted on all sides of your truck or SUV, InSight documents passengers, accidents, break-ins, motion, vandalism, and more. It records pre-and post-event audio and video onto a removable Secure Digital Card, constantly monitoring the vehicleContact: OBS, Dept. TR, 191 University Blvd., Ste. 714, Denver, CO 80206, (303) 777-2171, www.obsusa.com
PIAA X-1 Truck/SUV Wheel
This brilliantly finished, muscular five-spoke wheel is available as a 22x9.5-inch, six-lug fitment. The X-1 has a three-piece design and features a deep-lip, unblemished mirror-finish chromeConatact: PIAA, Dept. TR, 15370 SW. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006, (503) 643-7422, www.piaa.com
Progress '04-'05 F-150 Coil-Over Conversion
This complete bolt-on 3-1/2-inch sport suspension includes performance leaves, springs, shocks, and struts. The front is height adjustable for appearance, tire clearance, and dramatically improved rideContact: Progress, Dept. TR, 1390 N. Hundley St., Anaheim, CA 92806, (714) 575-1193, www.progressauto.com
Optima Group 75/25
Dual-Purpose Battery
Optima's new battery is a universal fitting, dual-purpose, high-performance battery exceeding the requirements of today's demanding OE and aftermarket electrical systems. And, because it is an Optima, you are ensured of long life and multiple battery-mounting positions due to Optima's dry cell Spiracell technology.Contact: Optima, Dept. TR, 5757 Greenbay Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209, (888) 867-8462, www.optimabatteries.com
Putco Loud Mouth Chevrolet Grille
The Loud Mouth is a complete factory replacement grille for the Chevrolet pickups and SUVs. It allows consumers to dramatically change frontend appearance of their vehicle by removing the center bar of the OE grille shell.Contact: Putco, Dept. TR, 216 W. First St., Story City, IA 50248, (800) 247-3974, www.putco.com
Roadmax Grille Shell With Billet Insert for '04 Ford F-150
A direct replacement for the factory grille, Roadmax's chromed, metal, one-piece grille shell and billet insert adds a clean appearance to your truck or SUV.Contact: Roadmax Automotive, Dept. TR, 6001 E. Slauson Ave., Commerce, CA 90040, (323) 887-2600, www.roadmaxauto.com
Scosche Spinner Subwoofer Grille
Scosche's new grilles are an add-on to any existing subwoofer installation. Each installation requires power and ground sources. Once connected watch 'em spin.Contact: Scosche Ind., Dept. TR, 1550 Pacific Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033, (805) 486-4550, www.scosche.com
Roadwire All-in-One
Headrest Video System
This integrated DVD/video system is completely contained within a vehicle's headrests. Installation consists of replacing the factory headrests with factory-quality Roadwire headrests and running some wires. Each headrest is equipped with a flush-mounted, 7-inch, widescreen TFT/LCD monitor, a top-loading DVD player, manual and remote controls, wireless stereo headphones, a 110V power inverter, and a game portContact: Roadwire Mobile Video Systems, Dept. TR, P.O. Box 910941, Los Angeles, CA 90091, (877) 762-3947, www.roadwire.com
Rancho Ups the '05 Super Duty
With two lifts on the market, Rancho has the competition seeing red. Rancho now offers a complete 4-inch suspension lift, which will accommodate 37-inch tires as well as a front 2-1/2-inch leveling kit. Either is offered in "Rancho" red or black powdercoat finishContact: Tenneco Automotive, Dept. TR, 1 International Dr., Monroe, MI 48161, (734) 384-7804, www.gorancho.com
SPW Vellano Wheels
Vellano two-piece wheels feature CNC-machined forged billet aluminum and engraved center cap. Choose from chrome-plated or powdercoated finishes Each wheel is made in the USAContact: SPW Ind., Dept. TR, 4455 Sheila St., Los Angeles, CA 90023, (323) 268-8382, www.spwindustries.com
Stainless Steel Brakes for Colorado Canyons
Starting at the front, the Force 10 disc brake upgrade piles on 14-ich Tri-Power rotors and calipers, while the rear receives a Force 10 13-inch rotor and Sport R1 caliper for ridiculous stopping performance.Contact: Stainless Steel Brakes Corp., Dept. TR, 11470 Main Rd., Clarence, NY 14031, (800) 448-7722, www.ssbc.com
Bigpower 8.1L Head and Intake Combo
This power package is the first and only aluminum cylinder head and performance intake manifold for the new 8.1L 496ci engine family. Parts are available for trucks and marine useContact: Raylar, Dept. TR, 4645 Ruffner St., Ste. G, San Diego, CA 92111, (866) 496-8181, www.raylarengine.com
Royal Purple Is Ice Cold
Purple Ice is a synthetic radiator coolant additive for both gasoline and diesel engines. Purple Ice helps prevent rust, corrosion, and erosion, and it's compatible with standard green coolant as well as GM Dex-Cool antifreeze.Contact: Royal Purple, Dept. TR, 1 Royal Purple Ln., Porter, TX 77365, (800) 382-6300, www.royalpurple.com
SEMA New Products Award Winner
Street Scene Gauge Gear Luminescent Gauge PodThis product's 3-D gauge surrounds with beveled edges create racy gauge cluster styling, in place of a simple OE gauge cover. Each unit also offers seven fiberoptic-lit colors for nighttime mood lighting.Contact: Street Scene Equipment, Dept. TR, 365 McCormick Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (888) 477-0707, www.streetsceneeq.com
Stull Flame Perimeter
Grille for Dodge Ram
An almost-ornate alternative to plainer models, this aluminum flame perimeter grille for the '02-'04 Dodge Ram is designed to be easily installed without cutting or drilling.Contact: Stull Ind., Dept. TR, 1315 W. Flint St., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, (800) 227-9206, www.stullindustries.com
T-Rex Grille for '05 Ford Super Dutys
T-Rex's unusual CNC-cut grille with mesh and lights is claimed to be easy to install. The lighting arrangement powerfully illuminates passersby and off-road obstacles alikeContact: T-Rex Billet Grilles, Dept. TR, 2365 Railroad St., Corona, CA 92880, (909) 270-5388, www.trexbillet.com
Suncoast Ram-Air Hood for the '99-and-Later GMC Sierra
Air is forced into a forward-facing cutout and directed into the factory airbox, helping to increase performance. The hood is designed with heat extractors that are essentially cutouts in the underside and top of the hood.Contact: Suncoast Creations, Dept. TR, 3112 29th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208, (888) 255-8900, www.suncoastcreations.com
Tire Wise Pressure at a Glance
The NHTSA estimates that more than 10,000 injuries and deaths could be prevented if more drivers checked each tire's pressure once a month and before every road trip. Inflated tires have reduced wear and increased fuel economy. Tire Wise allows drivers to check tire pressure at a glance, without tools, anytime. Contact: Tire Wise, Dept. TR, 751 S. Weir Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808, (866) 417-4977, www.tirewise.com
STRUT Windsor
Collection for Range Rover
STRUT's Windsor Collection is a high-end customized line that includes a distinctive hood grille, gleaming front grille, and two hand-cast side vents - all of which are bejeweled by the STRUT shield. An additional STRUT logo is included with the Windsor Collection for the rear exterior of the Range Rover. These products are made of 316L stainless steel, while the grilles are detailed in triple-chromed, double-crimped meshContact: STRUT, Dept. TR, 190-A Business Center Dr., Corona, CA 92880, (951) 371-9220, www.strutwear.com
Superlift's Super Duty Domination Lift Kits for '05 F-250s and F-350s
Superlift's applications range from 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 inches of lift. All of these kits employ Superlift's exclusive Caster Bracket Alignment Technology, which restores caster by relocating the arms' bottom attachment points on the axle. Options and upgrades are available, such as the Dual 3-D Flamed Steering stabilizer kit, Torque-Max Traction Bars, Rail Wraps brushed-stainless panels, eXtreme Ring diff covers, and a brushed-stainless skidplate with laser-cut Superlift "flaming oval" logo is availableContact: Superlift, Dept. TR, 300 Huey Lenard Loop Rd., West Monroe, LA 71292, (318) 397-3000, www.superlift.com
STS Turbo Forced Induction System for Ram HemiThe STS Turbo Forced Induction System can improve horsepower by 59 percent and torque by 61 percent on pump Premium-grade fuel by replacing the factory muffler with the remote-mounted turbo/wastegate assembly. Placing the turbo in the back of the vehicle, turbo temperatures are lower and intake air temperatures drop significantly due to ambient airflow over the intake tubing. The key to the STS technology is the oiling system, which lubricates the turbo without tapping the oil panContact: Squires Turbo Systems, Dept. TR, 165 N. 1330 W, Ste. C4, Orem, UT 84057, (866) 938-8726, www.ststurbo.com
Tough Country Carbon Composite Front ReplacementMade of carbon composite, this grilleguard is 77 percent lighter than steel, and it won't rust or corrodeContact: Tough Country Products, Dept. TR, 1101 N. Blue Creek Rd., El Campo, TX 77437, (979) 543-9204, www.toughcountry.com
VHT Plastic PaintsAvailable in 13 colors, this paint is specifically formulated for plastic components like gauge pods, speaker covers, plastic kickpanels, and sideview mirrors. It is designed to withstand temperature extremes, resist scratches, and flakingContact: VHT PJH Brands, Dept. TR, 8747 E. Via de Commercio, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 991-8002, www.pj1.com
Warrior Side BarsWarrior offers body protection side-bars for trucks and SUVs with optional detachable steps for ease of entry on high-profile vehicles. Bars can be used with or without steps installed.Contact: Warrior, Dept. TR, S.W. Industrial Way, Tualatin, OR 97062, (503) 691-8915, www.warriorproducts.com
Toyo Big Rim Open Country M/TToyo's revolutionary new mud-terrain tire represents the largest wheel fitment ever produced for the mud-terrain tire market. For an unbelievable 37x13.50R24 size, Toyo used computer-aided technology to create the tire for optimized handling both on and off the road.Contact: Toyo, Dept. TR, (877) 299-8696, www.toyo.com
Tracvision Mobile Satellite TV to GoToday's mobile entertainment has hit the roof, so to speak, with advent of Tracvision's roof-mounted mobile satellite antenna for your SUV. Programming for DirecTV is downloaded on the go and broadcast through your vehicle's video system on the open road.Contact: KVH Ind., Dept. TR, 50 Enterprise Center, Middletown, OH 02842, (401) 847-3327, www.tracvision.com
Winegard RoadTrip XLP Mobile Satellite SystemThe Winegard RoadTrip XLP system is a low-profile mobile satellite television system that secures to your SUV's roof and delivers 300-plus channels of television programming to your vehicle's A/V system.Contact: Winegard Co., Dept. TR, 3000 Kirkwood St., Burlington, IA 52601, (319) 754-0678, www.winegard.com
Volant Feeds the Chevy Inline-FiveAlready impressed with the performance of your Chevy Colorado? Then, you'll be surprised at the additional power gained by Volant's cold-air intake system. Independent dyno tests have shown the Volant's three-port cold-air intake produced an average of 7 hp throughout the engine's rpm rangeContact: Volant, Dept. TR, 9400 7th St., Ste. C-1, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, (909) 476-7225, www.volantperformance.com
Valley Industries Taillight ConvertersThis powered converter is for vehicles with lamp-out sensors or electronics that might be damaged by attaching trailer lights directly to the tow vehicle's system. The converters are offered in multiple amp configurations for vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge RamContact: Valley Ind., Dept. TR, 1313 S. Stockton St., Lodi, CA 95240, (209) 368-8881, www.valleyiindustries.com
Wrangler Hummer H2 Dual Battery Tray KitThe new Hummer H2 dual battery tray includes the tray and custom cables with relay. The Wrangler's battery management system can be ordered with or without batteriesContact: Wrangler, Dept. TR, 810 N. Graham St., Portland, OR 97227, (800) 962-2616, www.wranglernw.com.
Vortech Supercharger for '04 F-150sVortech now offers a high-output supercharging system, which is a first from Vortech for the '04 F-150. Final performance stats are still underway.Contact: Vortech, Dept. TR, 1650 Pacific Ave., Channel Islands, CA 93033, (805) 247-0226, www.vortechsuperchargers.com.

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