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The 2009 SEMA Show – Day 3

 

SEMA Show 2009

As we close in on the final days of another SEMA show, 4x4Review’s tenth consecutive trip, it gives us great pleasure to report that the 2009 SEMA show has been a rousing success. It’s great to see that the aftermarket industry is still creating innovative new products and pushing the envelope in vehicle performance, even in today’s slow economic times. The people, products and excitement of SEMA are a great example of ingenuity and industriousness running at full speed in the automotive enthusiast market. The 4x4Review team sends our thanks to all that have contributed to our coverage. We look forward to great things in the year ahead. Let’s roll!

See our coverage of Day 1 and Day 2 too.

Auto Meterwww.autometer.com
Color, style and function, all contribute to one of the coolest gauge sets on the planet. Auto Meter introduced a new line of gauges with adjustable parameters that change colors when the upper or lower preset is reached. For example if your water temp reaches the upper limit of your preset, the entire gauge face will change colors indicating a problem. Also on display was the new Pro Comp pro digital dash with data acquisition. The Pro Comp digital dash features sealed mil-spec cannon plugs and shielded wiring to handle years of off-road abuse.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009
SEMA Show 2009

B&M Racing and Performancewww.bmracing.com
B&M, always a favorite of the high-performance and heavy duty application crowd, has come on strong in 2009 with the release of new heavy duty transmissions including:

  • Ford 5R55S for ’98 and up applications
  • GM 4L60E for ’96-97 LT and ‘98+ LS applications
  • GM 4L80E for ’93 and up
  • Chrysler A518 for ’93 – ’95 applications

Note: Transmissions were reviewed as new products but not displayed at the B&M booth. See B&M website for images. (ed)

Miller Electricwww.millerwelds.com
Sparks were flying and metal was burning at the Miller booth. With live demonstrations of the hottest new products, such as the Spectrum 625 plasma cutter, Diversion 165 Tig welder and the Millermatic 211 with the new auto-set feature, the Miller welding booth was hot. Miller’s new line of welding and cutting equipment is so easy a cave man could use it. The auto-set feature on the Millermatic 211 takes all the guess work out of setting the machine up for your welding needs while the new Passport Plus portable welder features built in Co2 and a super durable go-anywhere case. A new line of fabrication tables feature a 3/8” thick top, super strong legs and ball bearing drawers. If you’re in the market for a custom painted, super cool, auto darkening helmet, Miller has you covered. The impressive set of new products shows that Miller offers something for everyone.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009
SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009

Corsa Performance Exhaustwww.corsaperf.com
Corsa, well known for their works of Corvette exhaust art, is entering the Truck and SUV market with a new range of high-performance, stainless steel exhaust systems known as DB Performance Exhaust (www.dbexhaust.com). These straight-through designs offer improved performance and low-drone exhaust tuning in applications designed to fit your specific vehicle.

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Daystarwww.daystarweb.com
Wanna add some color and convenience to the dash of your new Jeep? Daystar introduced all new interior dash panels that add a convenient place to store all of your smaller items. Also for the Jeep crowd, new Hood Wranglers, a direct replacement flexible insert for JK hood latches that replaces the stock rubber insert. Another innovation from the polyurethane pros was a set of new adjustable oil and gas free bump-stops for a multitude of applications. Daystar also introduced shock absorbers for many of their popular lift and leveling kits.

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Gear Wrenchwww.gearwrench.com
GearWrench announced two new products at the 2009 SEMA show including an Indexing Ratcheting Wrench to provide users with access to bolts in tight spots and an Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measure to deliver torque measurement in ft-lbs & NMs as well as a degree measurement function. This Angle Measure function is ideal for applications requiring tightening to an angle beyond a specified torque.

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goPOINT Technologywww.gopointtech.com
Want OBD-II diagnostics from your iPhone? There’s an app for that. Want an on-dash inclinometer for your late-model off-road rig? There’s an app for that. Introducing the goLINK by goPoint. This OBD-II plug-in device is a communication channel that fits between your vehicle’s OBD-II port and an iPod / iPhone. When paired with iPhone apps from companies like Palmer Performance Engineering, FUZZYLUKE and DevToaster, you will be able to use your iPod or iPhone to unlock the diagnostic communications system and explore the performance of your rig.

SEMA Show 2009

Wilwoodwww.wilwood.com
Wilwood simplified building a complete braking system by integrating many functions into their new Combination Proportioning valve. Combining the brake junction box with an adjustable proportioning valve and brake light control switch, this one product merges many key functions into one simple product. This new proportioning valve fits in the factory location for many GM and Jeep applications. Wilwood also now offers a billet aluminum GM replacement caliper for the ever popular GM cast caliper used on many factory and custom applications. Wilwood also had a full display with a huge selection of reservoirs, rotors, brake pedals, clutch pedals and master cylinders for a multitude of applications.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009
SEMA Show 2009

TransDaptwww.tdperformance.com
New this year from TransDapt is a line of black Slam Guard oil pans equipped with a 3/16” thick skidplate to protect your engines oiling system from impacts / punctures that could lead to catastrophic failure. The big change for 2009 was the addition of the color black to the already available chrome and silver color options to provide rugged pans with the “go” but not the “show” for off-road enthusiasts.

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SEMA Show 2009

Lincoln Electricwww.lincolnelectric.com
Bringing innovation to welding is the name of the game at Lincoln Electric. Two new welders on display for consumers were the 140C and 180C Power Migs. Packed with features and simple-to-use functions, these two welders will provide years of trouble free use. Another new product from Lincoln was the Magnum 100 spool gun – this newest product in the Lincoln line up is a little powerhouse and can run small diameter aluminum wire and lay down some gorgeous Tig welds (at least when the Lincoln guys run it). If you’re in the market for a welder, check the offerings from Lincoln electric.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009

Motive Gearwww.motivegear.com
Offering direct replacement Chromoly axles for many popular off-road applications, Motive gear is ready to add strength to your rig. Their full line of Factory Ten axles offer a full ten year replacement warranty. Motive Gear was also touting a new line of outer axle seals for Dana 30 and 44 applications to keep the gunk out.

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Painless Performance Productswww.painlesswiring.com
Making your vehicle wiring projects painless is the name of the game. New products like a Dual Battery Digital power management system that monitors and redirects all voltage to the battery in most need; this system will always keep you charged. The new F-5 fan controller monitors engine temps, varies fan speed, and features 5-way adjustability. A new 66-77 Ford Bronco full replacement harness featuring a replacement glove box, sealed fuse panel, and replacement of all factory switches was also a big hit. The new Extreme Off-road harness is just the ticket for folks with purpose built off road rigs. This Extreme Off-road harness features a 10-cicuit fuse panel, ignition key, 6 switches, or is also available in a 4-switch, push button start version. The Perfect Flow fuel delivery system is a great solution for anyone concerned with fuel pump failure. Utilizing dual pumps and control circuitry, this system will never leave you stranded.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009
SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009

Stainless Steel Brake Corpwww.ssbrakes.com
The new Truck Stop Braking System now offers improved braking for many late-model SUV’s and full sized trucks. This system benefits from new Big Bite crossed drilled rotors that help to dissipate heat, shorten stopping distances and look ultra cool. SSBC also carries a full line of brake system upgrades for hundreds of applications.

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SEMA Show 2009 SEMA Show 2009

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