The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is the premier trade show for small businesses allowing them to access some of the most innovative products in the automotive industry. The trade show enables automotive specialty-equipment manufacturers to highlight their newest products and projects while connecting with industry buyers from all over the world. Over nine hundred companies gather every year at SEMA’s annual show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to exhibit and demonstrate their products, while the trade organization represents $44.6 billion in sales for the automotive aftermarket industry. Here are the 10 best new tools from SEMA 2021.
Best Tools from SEMA 2021
Westin Overland Cargo Rack
Need additional space? This rack from Westin allows you to use your truck bed for hauling while also giving you a place to mount storage boxes, camping equipment, gas cans, and other equipment. The roof rack provides a variety of storage options for the equipment used by off-road and overland enthusiasts, including off-road jacks, traction boards, shovels, rooftop tents, and LED lighting. You can choose from a range of options when it comes to the Overland Cargo Rack, either a 45” or 57”-long rack. You are able to adjust the top support rails as needed, making it an ideal addition to any expedition-style vehicle.
American Adventure Lab Table Drawer
One of the latest products unveiled at the recent SEMA show was a drawer module for the new Ford Bronco. This 6-inch-deep module stows a folding picnic table that sits flush with the Bronc. What’s even better is that the tabletop can be tucked out of sight in the drawer when not in use. This folding table is perfect for any adventure rig with an open space. It can serve as a food prep surface, workstation, desk, and more. A great way to get more counter space.
Rotary Thread RTK1.1 Thread Starter Kit
Auto maintenance will always have a situation where you encounter a damaged or corroded thread that needs repair. Whether you have years of rust buildup or have damaged threads, the Rotary Thread Restoration Starter Kit is designed to work with any drill, Dremel, or die grinder to form any standard thread profile back into shape without having to measure thread pitch. Each bit has a patented and award-winning design, with an embedded diamond super abrasive and perfect 60 degree pitch that all standard threads have. This can repair and restore any inch, metric, or pipe threads you encounter. Great for DIYselfers, farmers, hobbyists, industrial workers, maintenance workers, technicians, machinists, mechanics and engineers. This will save you time and money on irreplaceable threads and expensive replacement parts.
ESCORT MAXcam 360c
In addition to being named SEMA’s best new tool this year, the ESCORT MaxCam 360c has been introduced as part of the Cobra SC Series from Cedar Electronics. This Alexa capable device records in 4K HD resolution and simultaneously streams from three different cams. This ESCORT MAX cam comes with an emergency response system and an ongoing series of updates. It even has shared alerts, cloud video, and features advanced security protection. A complete driver alert system will keep you in touch with what’s going on with your car while driving so you can enjoy a better driving experience.
Flaming River Microsteer Electric Power Steering with Speed Sensor
Flaming River has developed a new steering system that can be retrofitted to most vehicles. The Microsteer electric power-assisted steering system is easily fitted to any vehicle. It does not require modification of the steering mechanism, or hydraulic system to operate. Not all power steering retrofits are created equal. Flaming River’s new system, with adaptive variable-assist power steering, is certainly innovative. Its Tuning Box lets you adjust the assist level in several ways, including via a rotary potentiometer, or by using a wheel speed sensor to make the system speed-sensitive so you can control how much power is applied. A mode selection switch on the box gives you the option to choose between a manual or a wheel-speed-based power steering solution. In other words, you get both a compact and an efficient system in one.
Wrap’R–Grab’R Mini Waste Bin
The Wrap’R-Grab’R® is a sophisticated tabletop bin for collecting waste wrappers. An attractive ergonomic waste-collection device designed for any restaurant tabletop or countertop. It can also be used in the office or at home. This mini waste bin device is ideal for collecting wrappers from food, beverages, cigarette butts, etc. Made up e in the U.S.A, this piece is crafted from recycled plastic, which reduces pollution and unsightly trash while keeping the environment clean. The lid can be mixed and matched with the body and base colors of your choice. This countertop trash can features a weighted base to prevent spillage and is built to last through the rigors of regular use. It also has a removable bottom for easy cleanout and is dishwasher safe.
Tired of squeezing your luggage into your car and still having nowhere to store other stuff or groceries? The Sea Sucker Kush-N-Karry is a useful addition to your vehicle. The SeaSucker suction cups allow you to attach this cargo system to the top of any vehicle with a smooth roof. Sitting flush on your vehicle’s roof, it flows through air drag at the back of your vehicle. Beats any common roof-mounted cargo bag. The soft-sided waterproof bag has a wedge shape that keeps it stable if you set it down. Two holes in the bottom corners provide drainage, so water doesn’t accumulate from melting snow off boots and/or snowshoes. The bag has an inflatable floor that is made of the same material as an inflatable stand-up paddleboard. This feature reduces the risk of damage to your vehicle and also protects any delicate items in your bag.
Mopar Doors-Off Mirror Kit for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator
Mopar Mirror Relocation Brackets allow you to reposition the factory mirrors on your new Jeep JL, from the door to the body of the vehicle. The relocation brackets allow easy and quick installation. The kit contains a pair of Mopar mirrors that are custom-fitted for your Jeep. It also includes mounting brackets, which enable you to use the Mopar mirror or the factory one. It also includes black filler plates for the doors. The installation process is very simple: just affix mounting brackets to the cowl end-cap bolt and to the upper door hinge of each door.
Giant Loop Armadillo Bag
The Armadillo Bags are designed to carry and safely store a variety of automotive and Powersports fluids. Lightweight and collapsible, you can fold it, roll it, or store it flat, allowing you to take less space than traditional metal or plastic containers. The Armadillo Bag’s two-layer construction combines a welded inner bladder with a tear and abrasion resistant sleeve made of Cordura fabric.
AEM Performance Electronics, VCU300 EV Control Unit
This new control unit from AEM Electronics uses a combination of torque limits, motor speed regulation, and other settings to help keep vehicles running smoothly in both racing and street settings. The VCU300 can communicate with up to three different CAN bus networks—a system for inter-vehicle communication—and is capable of being used in both direct-drive and indirect-drive electric vehicle setups. AEMcal software also allows you to program optional features of the ignition control, such as launch control, launch torque time, cooling system management and performance shift scheduling.
iKamper RTT Sleeper Double
One of the tools from SEMA 2021 that caught our eye was a sleep system created by iKamper. This two-person sleeping bag fits the shape of an iKamper Skycamp Mini perfectly, and can be used in any outdoor adventure. The Skycamp Mini is a lightweight tent that can be transformed into a sleeping space via its integrated canopy, which is specifically designed to fit this unique camping style. This comforter has a thin, spongy layer on top that can be removed to create a thinner blanket. It also features a removable PrimaLoft Bio layer for even more insulation for added warmth for your every adventure.