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New Product Award Winners Unveiled at SEMA

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October 30, 2018—The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. 

The honors are given to the most innovative automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2019.

SEMA’s annual new product awards competition also recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.

Nearly 3,000 products were entered to be considered for a SEMA award this year. 

The new product award winners included:

Collision repair refinish product

  • Winner: ITW Evercoat, OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty
  • Runner up: Bonding Solutions, Like90 Gun Cleaner
  • Runner up: Scangrip, NOVA-UV S

Engineered new product

  • Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear
  • Runner up: Holley/MSD, Racepak CL2 OBD2 & EFI Cloud/Mobile Based Data System
  • Runner up: QA1, MOD Series Shock

Exterior accessory product 

  • Winner: Lund International, AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector
  • Runner up: ORACLE Lighting, ORACLE Lighting Vector Series Grill for the Jeep Wrangler JL
  • Runner up: Steelcraft, Stubby Jeep Bumper

Interior accessory product

  • Winner: Speed Dawg Shift Knobs, Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob
  • Runner up: Lock'er Down Security Products, EXxtreme Console Safe
  • Runner up: Intellitronix, 1967-1972 Chevy Truck Direct Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster

Merchandising display

  • Winner: Dee Zee Inc., Rotary Running Board Display
  • Runner up: Putco, Tec Rail POP Display
  • Runner up: Cooper Tire, Discoverer AT3 360 Interactive Display

Mobile electronics product

  • Winner: AAC, Trigger 4 Plus
  • Runner up: Kicker, KEY 180.4
  • Runner up: Daystar Products, Daystar GMRS Radio Kit for JK Wrangler

Off-road/4-wheel drive product

  • Winner: Rancho/DynoMax, Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System
  • Runner up: Rock-Slide Engineering, Next Generation Step Slider
  • Runner up: BODYGUARD, 18+ Jeep JL Full Width Front Bumper

Packaging design

  • Winner: Pedal Commander, Pedal Commander Performance Throttle Response Controller
  • Runner up: Mishimoto, Carbon Fiber Baffled Catch Can Packaging
  • Runner up: Surly Soap, Soap Infused Hand Cleaner

Performance-racing product 

  • Winner: ProCharger Supercharger Systems, ProCharger CrankDrive™ Supercharger Gear Drive
  • Runner up: QA1, MOD Series Shock
  • Runner up: QA1, Carbon Fiber Sway Bar

Performance-street product

  • Winner: Turbosmart, Kompact-EM Universal Blow Off Valve
  • Runner up: Dakota Digital, HDX Universal Competition Analog Instruments
  • Runner up: Livernois Motorsports & Engineering, DOD/AFM system failure prevention kit for Gen4 GM LS series engines

Powersports product

  • Winner: Warn Industries Inc., VRX 45-S
  • Runner up: Race Sport Lighting, Race Sport Lighting Voltage Gauge Display
  • Runner up: Dynojet Research, Power Vision

Street rod/custom car product 

  • Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear
  • Runner up: Wilwood Disc Brakes, Compact Tandem Master Cylinder
  • Runner up: Dakota Digital, RTX 55-57 Chevy Car Instruments

Tire and related product

  • Winner: Cooper Tire, Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
  • Runner up: Continental Tire, Continental VikingContact 7
  • Runner up: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, Baja Pro X

Tools and equipment product

  • Winner: Newarc Tech LLC, NewArc SRS-3 Portable Wheel Straightening System    
  • Runner up: Towtector/AaLadin, UNDERCARRIAGE CLEANER
  • Runner up: Rhino Metals Inc., IWTC6534D

Van/pickup/sport-utility product

  • Winner: Brandmotion, Radar Blind Spot System with Cross Traffic Detection    
  • Runner up: Air Lift Co., Wireless One EZ mount
  • Runner up: TITAN Fuel Tanks, XXL Direct Replacement Fuel Tank

Wheel and related product

  • Winner: Wheel Pros, Asanti Wheels AB-816
  • Runner up: The Wheel Group/Wheel-1, TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint
  • Runner up: APR, B&M Racing, Dinan, Flowmaster & Hurst Performance, APR S01 Forged Wheels (20x9 - Silver/Machined)

 

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