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Truckin’s 20 Best New Products of SEMA 2014

Walking in the Halls of Greatness

Mar 30, 2015
Photographers: Anthony Soos
The 2014 SEMA Show was over 2 million square feet of exhibits and show vehicles jam-packed with over 60,000 attendees crawling over every inch to see the latest of what the aftermarket had to offer. In almost every booth there were trucks sporting the latest components to show off what can be done with just a simple swap of a part or a complete and total fabrication fest. Everything was represented from across the industry and across the world as exhibitors plied their hands at the largest gathering of like-minded gearheaded folk anywhere. The Truckin staff walked every inch of the show, scouring the halls to find the best of what the show had to offer. There was a special area where the new products had a showcase in the upper level of the South Hall, but there were also a vast assortment scattered throughout the nooks and crannies of the show floor. It was a tough decision, going through the many innovative and well-designed products but we were able to pare it down to what we thought were the most impressive. Below we have gathered 20 of the best new products that the 2014 SEMA show had to offer.
Photo 2/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Baer Brakes F100 Brake System
Whole Lot of Whoa
Who: Baer Brakes
What: '68-72 Ford F-100 brake system
Why: This system features a six-piston caliper mounted to a 14-inch, two-piece, slotted, drilled, zinc-plated rotor. Baer systems include stainless steel brake hoses as well as calipers that have D.O.T,-compliant dust and weather seals. Quality SKF or Timken bearings used, along with NAS high-grade stainless hardware for this pre-assembled two-piece rotor. Features stainless braided brake hoses, fully assembled aluminum hubs, and is designed to be used with '68-72 F-100 drum spindles.
Where: (602) 233-1411, www.baer.com
Photo 3/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Gibson Performance F150 Exhaust System
F-150 Pipes
Who: Gibson Performance Exhaust
What: F-150 5.0 Exhaust System
Why: Easily slip on some proven power with this 3-inch, aluminized, mandrel-bent, and polished stainless steel exhaust system. Gibson mufflers features a baffled and chambered design, with no internal packing, having a powerful deep tone. Easy bolt-on installation with dyno test results show it makes maximum torque and horsepower at low end (1,800 to 3,000 rpm). Gains are an average of 10-15 hp and expect 15-20 lb-ft of increased torque.
Where: (951) 372-1220, www.gibsonperformance.com
Photo 4/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Kleinn Automotive Accessories Velo 730
Raptor Scream
Who: Kleinn Automotive Accessories
What: VELO-730
Why: Got at '09-14 Raptor and want to make it sound like it's on the warpath? Get a VELO-730 horn kit for your Ford and watch the traffic run for the hills! Complete bolt-on kit includes a Kleinn air compressor and 3-gallon steel air tank, with all the wiring and brackets to mount up to underside of your bed in no time. Kleinn Tire Inflation Kit and quick-connect couplers included.
Where: (520) 579-1531, www.kleinn.com
Photo 5/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Decked In Bed Storage System
Lockable Storage
Who: Decked
What: In-Bed Storage System
Why: Take a whole bed full of tools or toys and still have room to put in whatever else you need. Two lockable drawers sit below a deck strong enough to load an ATV, a generator, cooler and anything else you need. Whether your truck takes you to the beach, the mountains or to your jobsite every day, Decked can take a bed full of loose stuff and store it safely and out of the way.
Where: (208) 806-025, www.decked.com
Photo 6/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Rancho Suspension Radius Arm
Radius Arm
Who: Rancho Suspension
What: '14 Ram 2500, 4X4 Diesel Engine
Why: The 4.5-inch Rancho Suspension competition radius arm kit for the '14 Ram features front coil springs, competition-style radius arms, track bar bracket, sway bar relocation brackets, bumpstops, pitman arm and rear progressive rate coil springs, sway bar drop brackets, rear track bar bracket, and rear brake line brackets. These quality-built suspension kits will go for years and provide the right amount of lift.
Where: (734) 384-7804 www.gorancho.com
Photo 7/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Custom Autosound Manufacturing Slidebar Radio
Plain Jane
Who: Custom Autosound Manufacturing
What: Slidebar Radio
Why: A stereo that looks classic until you slide the slidebar to reveal a full featured digital display. Includes AM/FM USB flash drive iPod dock. With the large OEM-style pushbuttons, you get the perfect look in your classic dash for when you don't want to sport a modern head unit. This plain-Jane radio can go full Bluetooth, has an LCD display, makes hands-free calls, and delivers 300 watts of blasting power.
Where: (714) 535-1091, www.customautosound.com
Photo 8/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Ablaze Grilles Tundra Grille
En Fuego
Who: Ablaze Grilles
What: '14-15 Tundra Grille
Why: Make your Toyota stand out with a new grille from Ablaze. Features a thick aluminum frame that is powdercoated to gloss black finish and the inner edge of the frame is then machined then cleared in a gloss clear powdercoat for a truly unique look. Mesh is coated gloss black as the grille is finished with stainless steel bolts. Match these to black machined wheels to make your Tundra stand out.
Where: (951) 549-1555, www.ablazegrilles.com
Photo 9/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Deluxe Wheel Company Whitewall Wheel
Whitewall Wheels
Who: Deluxe Wheel Company
What: Whitewall Wheels
Why: Deluxe Wheel Company has produced a revolutionary, patent pending 20-inch rim that replicate a 15-inch steel wheel with a 2 1/2-inch section of whitewall tire attached. This new design allows fitment of low profile tires and modern big brake kits, but has the appearance of old school whitewall tires to create that classic truck look. Available in two different designs of full profile or half profile.
Where: (269) 612-8926, www.deluxewheels.com
Photo 10/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Holley Performance Products Efi Digital Dash
Digital Dash
Who: Holley Performance Products
What: EFI Digital Dash
Why: The Holley EFI Digital Dash features plug-and-play compatibility with all Holley EFI systems via a CAN-bus connection. The compact unit features a 7-inch low glare, high brightness, high contrast, full color touch screen for easy viewing, even in full sunlight. The screen provides nearly limitless customization, allowing users to choose multiple gauge and indicator types for use in a variety of motorsports applications.
Where: (866) 464-6553, www.holley.com
Photo 11/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Rigid Industries R Series 46
Brighten Up
Who: Rigid Industries
What: R-Series 46
Why: The all-new R-Series 46 Light raises the bar for Rigid Industries as its first circular light with all the superior output and technology Rigid is known for. This adaptive crossover sets itself apart from the rest with its curved lens, curved housing, crossbeam look, compact design, patented optics, and advanced heat sink. Available in spot, hyperspot, flood, combo, driving, wide-beam patterns, and marine, the R-Series 46 is the total lighting solution.
Where: (855) 760-5337, www.rigidindustries.com
Photo 12/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Buashwacker Extend A Fender
Who: Bushwacker
What: Extend-A-Fender
Why: Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares deliver premium-grade protection and style matched to oversized tires. Yet, as tough as they are, they go on easily with no drilling required. You can install them in minutes and enjoy them for years with exclusive Dura-Flex 2000 material designed for added durability and flexibility, with built-in UV protection. Precision engineering and manufacturing allow for a great fit and top quality.
Where: (800) 234-8920, www.bushwacker.com
Photo 13/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Hornblasters Conductors Special Model 240 Train Horn Kit
Horn Star
Who: Hornblasters
What: Conductor's Special Model 240 Train Horn Kit
Why: Tell the traffic how you really feel with this insanely, ridiculously, amazingly loud Conductor's Special Model 240 train horn kit. Hand-tuned in the United States to the government-mandated train signal chord, this complete kit features all you need to install and blast away including a Viair compressor, 2-gallon tank, all fittings, wires, pressure switch, and terminals. Be heard up to four miles away!
Where: (877) 209-8179, www.hornblasters.com
Photo 14/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Mcgaughys Suspension Seirra 1500 Lowering Kit
Drop Down
Who: McGaughys Suspension
What: 2015 Sierra 1500 Lowering kit
Why: All-in-one lowering kit for the GMT900 chassis 1500 trucks, this all-new lowering kit includes McGaughys patented drop spindles, all-new pro performance drop struts, rear flip kit, rear lift hangers, rear pro performance shocks, and shock extenders. This kit will fit any cab style or engine combination and delivers owner adjustability for perfect wheel and tire fitment. Pro performance struts and shocks are valved specifically to the vehicle.
Where: (888) 318-9628 www.mcgaughys-suspension.com
Photo 15/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Msd Atomic Airforce Intake
Flow Path
Who: MSD
What: Atomic AirForce Intake
Why: Give your LS and LT1 engine a real shot of power using this direct bolt-on polymer intake. Designed using Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling to create optimal plenum volume and have efficient airflow paths. Direct flow path runner design promotes maximum airflow. Polymer material is resistant to heat soak and minimizes weight. Models are available for LS1, 2, 3, 6, 7, L99 and the new LT1 engine.
Where: (915) 857-5200, www.msdperformance.com
Photo 16/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Ezz Z Slide Sliding Storage Box System
Non-Electric/Electric Slide
Who: EZZ-Z-Slide
What: Sliding Storage Box System
Why: Bring your truck storage box to you in seconds with the EZZ-Z-Slide. A sturdy pedestal on rails easily fits a variety of storage boxes to accommodate any need. Designed to slide back and forth in seconds, this system eliminates the need to constantly get in and out of your truck bed when reaching for something in the box. Also available in a motorized version.
Where: (850) 890-4375, www.ezz-z-slide.com
Photo 17/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 N Fab Rbs Rear Replacement Bumper
Rear Bumper
Who: N-FAB
What: RBS Rear Replacement Bumper
Why: Featuring true off-road styling, the N-FAB RBS rear replacement bumper is designed to bolt directly to the factory bumper mounts for an effortlessness installation. RSP bumpers are manufactured using 1.75-inch 095-wall tubing treated inside and out for maximum corrosion resistance. They are finished in a durable high-gloss black powdercoat. All RBS bumpers are built as one piece, ensuring maximum durability for the toughest of conditions.
Where: (866) 806-NFAB, www.n-fab.com
Photo 18/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Red Dirt Road Thunder Rd06 Wheel
Who: Red Dirt Road (RDR)
What: Thunder RD06 Wheels
Why: Give your truck a little style, a little ruggedness, and a little dirt with these new wheels from Red Dirt Road (RDR). The Thunder RD06 wheel is available in three finish styles including satin black, machined, and chrome plated. Sizes range from 16x8, 17x9, 18x9, 20x9, 20x10, and 22x10. Offsets include negative 12 (-12), Zero (0) and positive 12 (+12).
Where: (323) 266-8603, www.rdrwheels.com
Photo 19/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Performance Accessories Body Lift Kit
Get Lifted
Who: Performance Accessories
What: 3-Inch Body Lift Kit
Why: Lift up your '15 Silverado or Sierra 2500/3500 HD diesel with this 3-inch kit designed to accommodate 33-inch tires without changing the factory suspension, affecting electronic stability controls, or voiding the OE warranty. Kit includes nylon-reinforced body mounts, high-grade hardware, a CNC-machined steering shaft extension, a longer vehicle ground strap, an extended parking brake cable bracket, and precision laser-cut bumper brackets.
Where: (928) 636-3100, www.performanceaccessories.com
Photo 20/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Dark Threat Fabrication
Headache Rack
Who: Dark Threat Fabrication
What: Headache Rack
Why: Protect your rear glass in style with these new headache racks from Dark Threat Fabrication. Featuring a thick 11-gauge steel grille and a 3/16-inch powdercoated steel frame, with 12-inch standard baseplates and have custom tie-down options. Comes with a 42-inch dual-row LED lightbar and has custom light mounting options with six amber LED marker lights and four red LED stop/turn/taillights included.
Where: (501) 206-8079, www.darkthreatfabrication.com
Photo 21/21   |   Truckins 20 Best New Products Of Sema 2014 Snow Performance Power Max
Who: Snow Performance
What: Power-Max
Why: Snow Performance's new Power-Max water-methanol injection system is available for Ram pickups equipped with the 3.0L Eco-Diesel engine. The Power-Max system is a complete bolt-on unit that is it easy to install without any drilling or wiring. System delivers an additional 50 hp in the 3.0L EcoDiesel with proven increases in fuel economy of 1-2 mpg. Comes with high-pressure pump, new HD solenoid, purge button, and custom silicone boot nozzle mount.
Where: (866) 365-2762, www.snowperformance.net