SEMA Announces 2015 New Product Award Winners

The SEMA Show New Product Awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge new and featured automotive aftermarket products. Nearly 2,000 products were entered into 16 different New Products Showcase categories to be considered for the 2015 SEMA New Product Awards. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors that included quality, marketability, innovation, technology, consumer appeal and more.
The 2015 New Product Award Winners are:


Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner
Malco Products Inc.
Quarter Panel Hemming Air TurboXTool
Use your existing air supply to precisely bend and close up to 3/4 in. (19.05 mm) deep wheel arc flanges of replacement quarter panels on late-model cars. Replicates a hammer and dolly motion at high speed; 80% faster based on field trials. Cushioned anvil protects panel finish while hammer rolls over and flattens flange from backside.
320-274-8246
www.malcotools.com
PN: QHT1A
Runner Up: 6 Hands, 6-Hands Universal Body Panel Holder
Runner Up: Luma III Inc., Aurora


Engineered New Product
Winner
Holley Performance Products
Holley EFI Digital Dash
The Holley EFI Digital Dash is a customizable Holley EFI compatible 7.5 by 4.625 dashboard display with a variety of gauge and indicator screens that can be programmed to display any parameter needed. It also offers a virtual switch panel, user-defined alarms and configurable shift lights, and it can control on-screen playback of your data logs.
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
PN: 553-106
Runner Up: Aeromotive Inc., X1 Fuel Pressure Regulator
Runner Up: Silverback Carbs, Silverback Carb


Exterior Accessory Product
Winner
Lund International: AVS, LUND, AMP RESEARCH, BELMOR
AMP RESEARCH PowerStep XL
You asked for it, we delivered! Featuring a rugged, bold design, the new patent-pending PowerStep XL offers a 3-in. lower stepping surface than the original PowerStep and makes accessing your lifted vehicle easier.
800-309-6823
www.amp-research.com
Runner Up: Rigid Industries LED Lighting, Rigid Industries Capture
Runner Up: Westin Automotive Products Inc., Overhead LED Light Hoop


Interior Accessory Product
Winner
Switch-Pros
SP8100 Switch Panel System
The Switch-Pro 8100 offers eight user-programmable switches. Switches can be programmed and controlled via smart phone or switch panel. Features include sealed, 100-amp power module (safe for under hood), adjustable back lighting, built-in over-current monitoring, low-voltage disconnect, flash and strobe functions, and user-selectable switch legends.
949-581-2991
www.switch-pros.com
PN: SP8100
Runner Up: Rightline Gear, Roll Bar Storage Bag
Runner Up: US Speedo, Stainless Steel Gauge Face


Merchandising Display
Winner
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
Metal Series Jeep Bumper Display
The Mickey Thompson Jeep Bumper display is an interactive display that showcases the features and benefits of their Jeep Wrangler JK bumpers.
330-928-9092
www.mickeythompsontires.com
PN: MMDISPLAY
Runner Up: Husky Liners, The "Rider" POP Display
Runner Up: N-Fab Inc., N-FAB Step System Display


Mobile Electronics Product
Winner
App-Tronics LLC
SmartNav 5
SmartNav 5 is the benchmark updatable rearview mirror. With full-featured iGO Primo Navigation. Front-viewing DVR with pre-loaded ADR software. A 5-in. rear camera with the brightest display available, Bluetooth 4.0, FM transmitter and a host of media players and functions. Including optional wireless radar- and laser-protection and parking sensors.
888-587-4111
www.app-tronics.com/index.html
PN: SN-5
Runner Up: Custom Autosound Manufacturing, Slidebar Radio by Custom Autosound
Runner Up: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic Display Controller


Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner
Bubba Rope
Gator-Jaw Soft Shackle
Gator-Jaw 7/16-in. soft shackle is rated at 32,000 lbs. Replaces heavy steel shackles. Benefits: safer, lighter and higher tensile strength than comparable steel shackles, flexible, one-piece construction, floats in water. Applications: towing, vehicle or equipment recovery and various marine uses.
877-499-8494
www.bubbarope.com
PN: 176745
Runner Up: Factor 55, ProLink Bridle
Runner Up: Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, Exo Top Soft Top & Cargo Rack System


Packaging Design
Winner
Husky Liners
X-Act Contour Floor Liners Packaging
The new X-Act Contour packaging from Husky Liners is designed with a raw-dog look and feel to grab attention and invite the customer to feel the liner through a paw-shaped hole in the front.
800-344-8759
www.huskyliners.com
Runner Up: Aero Products, 6-Pack Traveler
Runner Up: Painless Performance Products, PowerBraid


Performance-Racing Product
Winner
Silverback Carbs
Silverback Carb
Technology fueled by innovation designed specifically for strip, drags, ovals, off-road and marine. Suitable for 300-1,000hp applications. Industry-first variable flatslide venturi with an adjustable-strip CFM from 600–850 and race CFM from 950–1,200 with temp and ALT compensating. Real gains of 20–50 hp. We pushed science to maximize intake energy.
801-393-1030
www.silverbackcarbs.com
PN: SB-Carb-850
Runner Up: 3pConnect, Turbosmart Position Sensor Wastegate Caps
Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, FAST Bump Stager


Performance-Street Product
Winner
Aeromotive Inc.
Phantom Flex Stealth Fuel System
Specifically designed for the increased fuel demand of flex fuel engines, this is a complete drop-in fuel system that places a high-performance (450 lph) fuel pump and baffle system into almost any gas tank. Its modular design provides proper fuel slosh control, venting and performance. A perfect solution for high-horsepower and flex-fuel applications.
913-647-7300
www.AeromotiveInc.com
PN: 18310
Runner up: Hotchkis Sport Suspension, Hotchkis Performance Front Upper Control Arms for ’64.5–’66 and ’67–’70 Ford Mustangs
Runner up: RideTech, C2–C3 Corvette Suspension System


Powersports Product
Winner
Dakota Digital
MCL-3014 Digital Plug-In Instrumentation for ’14-up Harley Touring Models
Direct-fit, direct plug-in digital instruments for ’14–up Harley-Davidson Touring Models, including the ’15 Road Glide. Using the stock harnesses, stock chrome bezels and supplied oil temp sensor, installation couldn’t be easier! Added features, such as oil temperature and gear position without losing factory readings! Available in red or blue.
800-593-4160
www.dakotadigital.com
PN: MCL-3014
Runner Up: Kicker, PSM3 Mini-Enclosed Speaker System
Runner Up: Lazer Star Lights, Motorcross Headlight Kit


Street Rod/Custom Car Product
Winner
Ron Francis Wiring
Blackbox Relay System
This fully programmable, state-of-the-art relay system allows full control of 10 individual relayed circuits. Control windows, door locks, fuel/water pumps, fans and more with this all-in-one unit. Bluetooth module for Blackbox remote control will be available spring of 2015 with both iPhone and Android applications.
800-292-1940
www.ronfrancis.com
PN: BX-10
Runner Up: NotcHead, NotcHead Line Clamps
Runner Up: Vintage Air Inc., E-Z Clip Refrigerant Hose Kit Kit


Tire and Related Product
Winner
Continental Tire
Continental TrueContact
The Continental TrueContact offers touring performance, all-season traction and best-in-class wet braking. A confident choice that features Echo Plus Technology to help conserve fuel and extend treadwear. Additionally, the Alignment Verification System provides an early warning system to inform drivers of a misaligned condition.
704-587-6228
www.continentaltire.com
PN: 15497440000
Runner Up: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Discoverer SRX
Runner Up: Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., EXO Grappler AWT


Tools & Equipment Product
Winner
Tire Profiles-TreadSpec
Groove Glove - Mobile Tire Laser Diagnostics
A laser-powered tire-tread depth and alignment measurement instrument utilizing cloud-based software developed by Tire Profiles Inc.
847-979-8043
www.tireprofiles.com
Runner Up: Celette, Naja Evolution 3D Measuring System
Runner Up: Luma III Inc., Aurora


Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product
Winner
DECKED
DECKED Pickup Truck Bed Organizer and Storage System
DECKED allows you to get to your gear without having to crawl into the bed. Load the weatherproof drawers up with 200 lbs. each and you can still operate them with only one hand. Made from 100% recycled HDPE with UV-protection additives, co-molded to a steel subframe, DECKED’s true 2,000-lb. deck load rating lets you load it up and get the job done.
208-806-0251
www.decked.com
PN: Model/Year/Bed-length specific
Runner Up: AnzoUSA, L.E.D 5-Function Corner Step OE Replacement
Runner Up: Rampage Products, Portable WIFI Back-Up Camera/Multi-Function Monitor


Wheel and Related Product
Winner
Deluxe Wheel Co.
Wide Whitewall Tire Rim
This is a 20-in. rim that replicates a 15-in. steel wheel with a 2.5-in. section of whitewall tire attached. The customer adds their own hubcaps for the model of car they are building and via mounts to a 20-in. low-profile tire—a nostalgic look of old-school wide whitewalls is created with modern performance.
269-930-4001
www.DeluxeWheels.com
Runner Up: Topline Products, Verde Custom Wheels – V25 – Quantum
Runner Up: Vorsteiner, Vorsteiner Flow Forged V-FF 103

American Expedition Vehicles Unveils Chevrolet Colorado Accessory Line

Snorkel Kit and DualSport Wheels Debut for Colorado and Colorado ZR2 at Overland Expo West.
Flagstaff, AZ, May 17, 2018 - The popularity of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept truck has encouraged American Expedition Vehicles to officially move forward launching a series of production aftermarket products with Chevrolet, which will premier for the first time at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Friday, May 18.
The launch of the Snorkel Kit and Crestone DualSport Wheel as accessories for the Chevrolet Colorado marks the first time in AEV's twenty-one-year history that it will be working with Chevrolet. Both parts can be applied to any variant of the current-generation Colorado, including the ZR2, and the Snorkel Kit is compatible with both the 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel and 3.6L V-6 gas engines.
"While designing and testing prototype parts for the SEMA concept vehicle, we were blown away by the capabilities of the stock Colorado and ZR2," comments AEV Founder/President Dave Harriton. "There really is a lot of truck to work with here, and our team is thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with Chevrolet. AEV's release of these new Colorado products here at Overland Expo really is the next evolution of that partnership."
Inspired by heavy-duty industrial and military applications around the world, the AEV Colorado Snorkel Kit was designed to improve engine performance by drawing in the cleanest, coolest air charge possible. AEV tests its snorkel kits extensively, both in laboratory and in tough real-world conditions. The OE-quality, UV-stable, cross-linked polyethylene offers superior durability and performance, both in the laboratory thermal chamber as well as during overlanding expeditions. Lightweight yet durable, the AEV Colorado Snorkel installs directly into the factory airbox and offers an available self-cleaning Pre-Filter to further maximize particulate-trapping of up to 98 percent of debris. The AEV Colorado Snorkel is made in the USA and will be available through AEV's global network of dealers.
The DOT-compliant AEV Crestone DualSport Beadlock wheel is made from heat-treated A356 T6 cast aluminum for maximum strength at minimal weight. Further, AEV thoroughly tested the Colorado DualSport Wheel to stringent SAE J2530 standards. Designed as a DualSport wheel, the Crestone allows users to customize their wheel in three configurations: with either a fully functional Beadlock Ring for running very low tire pressure off-road, a Protection Ring designed for street use as well as wheel protection off-road, or no ring for a simple, minimalist look. Both the Beadlock and Protection Rings are interchangeable, giving you the flexibility to run a Protection Ring on the street or upgrade to a functional Beadlock Ring for off-road use. Other features include Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) compatibility and recessed valve stems for added protection.
"We know that modifying your truck is a big part of overlanding, and with more than 320,000 Colorado pickups on the road, we've been working hard to bring compelling, off-road-worthy parts to market," said Mark Dickens, Executive Director - Global Accessories, Performance Variants, Parts & Motorsports Engineering, General Motors. "AEV is one of the recognized leaders in the overlanding space, and one of the best-possible collaborators to help take Colorado to the next level. Their parts are designed and manufactured to an incredibly high standard for off-roading, and the fact that they've chosen Colorado as platform for accessorizing validates the inherent capability of both Colorado and ZR2."
Two AEV-equipped Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 trucks featuring the Snorkel Kit and Crestone DualSport will be on display at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, from May 18-May 20th at the AEV exhibit booth. The AEV Snorkel Kit is available now, and the Crestone DualSport Wheel will be available in July. For more information, please visit aev-conversions.com or call AEV at (248) 926-0256.
SOURCE American Expedition Vehicles

Four New KICKER Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS™) Upgrades Now Available for Ford Super Duty Trucks And 2015 F-150


SEMA Booth #11861
STILLWATER, USA - KICKER® Performance Audio has developed four new Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS™) for Ford® F-150, F-250 and F-350 truck owners. VSS provides a custom KICKER subwoofer, amplifier, wiring harness and bracketing with repeatable performance every time, featuring no cut metal and factory wiring staying 100-percent intact. The systems are currently shipping to Authorized KICKER Dealers, with the VSS PowerStage™ System available at an MSRP of $1,499.95 and the VSS SubStage™ System available at an MSRP of $799.95.
For the 2012-2015 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty SuperCrew® owner with the MyFord® radio (4- or 8-inch screen), the VSS PFSDC12 PowerStage System adds a 50-watt-per-channel amplifier directly to factory speakers, adding a new level of clarity and volume without changing the drivers. The system integrates directly with the factory radio using the existing amp mounts and is pre-coded to ensure all radio functionality and additional options remain unaffected by the upgrade.
A 10-inch subwoofer delivering essential bass is also included, housed in thick, custom-molded ABS. The enclosure fits perfectly under the seat and employs a self-enclosed, 200-watt sub amplifier. The subwoofer enclosure and amp connects to the factory system in the same seamless fashion - utilizing only factory connections and mounting points.
Also shipping to Authorized KICKER Dealers, the VSS PF150SC15 PowerStage System is available for the 2015 Ford F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew with the MyFord radio (4- or 8-inch screen). It utilizes an 8-inch, self-amplified 200-watt subwoofer and 50-watt-per-channel, factory-speaker amplifier.
KICKER VSS SubStage Systems include the identical 200-watt powered subwoofer from the PowerStage Systems, sans the factory-speaker amplifier. For all 2008-2015 Super Duty F-250 and F-350 SuperCrews, the VSS SFSDC08 SubStage system fits snugly under the back bench. For the 2015 Ford F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew, KICKER offers the VSS SF150SC15 SubStage System.
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com.

Motor State Distributing Announces The Addition Of Jms Chip And Performance


Motor State Distributing has added the JMS Chip and Performance product line to the company’s ever expanding list of quality brand vendors. JMS Chip and Performance (JMS) based in Lucedale, MS is a manufacturer of high quality automotive components to improve the performance of EFI cars and trucks. Founded in 1993, JMS is a forerunner in the modern era of digital vehicle electronics developing one of a kind plug and play products;
• PedalMAX dramatically enhances “drive-by-wire” electronic throttle. The first of its kind digital microprocessor-controlled device dramatically improves throttle response and turbo lag on Ford, GM, Corvette, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep vehicles.
• BoostMAX improves power and torque on 2011 and newer Ford EcoBoost powered vehicles.
• FuelMAX voltage booster increases fuel delivery up to 85%. JMS electronic products represent the industry’s best, most innovative digital micro-processor controlled devices in the industry today.
• JMS Savage lightweight aluminum wheels have been specifically designed to fit late model Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, Charger, and Corvette applications. Multiple wheel styles and several finish options are available in sizes ranging from 15-inch through 18-inch diameters.
The complete JMS Chip and Performance product line is available through Motor State Distributing. For more information and purchasing of this product line contact Motor State Distributing, Watervliet, MI, at 800-772-2678 and visit www.motorstate.com.

Hot Wheels™ Vehicle Detailing Products Unveiled By Americana Pro™ At AAPEX/SEMA 2017


New Professional-Grade Consumer Car Care Products Made In USA
Las Vegas, October 31, 2017 - Americana Pro™ unveiled Hot Wheels™ Americana Series Car Care Products, today. The new consumer automotive appearance line features professional-grade, made in U.S.A. car cleaning and finishing products that promise to “Clean. Enhance. Protect.” The initial launch is focused on exterior detailing formulas.
“If you’re like me, your love affair with cars began as a kid with Hot Wheels. I think car care is a natural next step,” said Americana Pro Detailing Products Founder and Executive Director Daniel Pikarsky. “We’ve developed proven formulas that have received approval from the most demanding auto enthusiasts, while being easy to use. In field tests, Hot Wheels Car Care Products have received rave reviews from both car enthusiasts and professional racing teams worldwide.”
“We’re confident the Hot Wheel Car Care brand will ramp up initial sales and the formulas will forge strong repeat purchases,” Pikarsky said. This is the first time Americana Pro has released these professional-grade automotive appearance products to the general consumer.

The full line of Hot Wheels Americana Series Car Care Products are:

Wash & Wax
Biodegradable, pH balanced, soap quickly dissolves dirt and road grime while the soft, high-lubricity Brazilian carnauba wax shines and protects in one easy application.

Epic Shine™
Synthetic polymer-based five-minute spray detailer provides an unparalleled quick and easy hand shine. It creates an intense depth and gloss on any clear coated or chrome surface.

All Wheel Cleaner
Foam-activated spray dissolves brake dust, grease, dirt and road grime. Its non-acidic formulation is safe for stainless, chrome, aluminum, painted and coated finish wheels and rims.

Pro Tire Cleaner
Bleach-free formula safely “Breaks Down The Brown” returning tires to a like-new rubber surface. It rids tires of old dressing and road grime while making black walls black and while letters white.

Pro Tire Finish
Solvent-based silicone tire detail spray creates a crisp, dark long-lasting showroom finish. The dual action formula "Dials In Your Shine," either Satin Sheen or Ultra Shine, based on the number of layers applied.

About Americana Pro
Based in Camillus, New York, Americana Pro is a privately-held company focused on automotive appearance products. The management team has over 70 years of combined experience in the automotive market. Americana Pro is has a strong commitment to “Made in USA” products. For more information on Hot Wheels Americana Series Car Care Products call West Pac Group at 760.726.8526 or go to www.AmericanaPro.com/hotwheels.