Exterior lights, lift kits, winch accessories and “self-fusing” silicone tape were among the new off-road and 4WD products most popular with buyers at the 2008 SEMA Show.
SEMA used a new digital tracking method at the 2008 New Products Showcase allowing buyers to scan product barcodes with a key fob and receive product details via printout or e-mail.
Who was doing all that scanning? More than 9,400 were retailers, followed by warehouse distributors (3,900), repair/service/installers (3,900) and builders/fabricators (3,500).
There were 107 new products entered in the Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product category. The following are the top 10 (click on the manufacturer's name for more product details):
1: Auto Meter 2 5/8” Through-the-Dial LED Gauges
2: Delta Tech Industries HID Jeep/UTV Light Bar
3: Skyjacker Suspensions 2009 Ford F-150 6-Inch Lift
4: ARB 4x4 Accessories Competition Snatch Block 9000
5: Rescue Tape
6: Drew Technologies DashDAQ