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Nifty New Products at SEMA 2017 #TENSEMA17

Posted in Events on November 3, 2017
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What fun are cool vehicles at SEMA if there isn’t also a pile of nifty tools and toys to go with them? We pried our eyes away from the rad builds for a while this week and found some new accessories and off-road products on display at the show. Below is just a sampling of the thousands of new items.

The Dana booth was showcasing a spin on the beloved U-joint. The folks there won’t call it the Blue-Joint, but we sure think the name is fitting. In addition to making the construction of the U-joint beefier and adding innovations to help move grease around inside the sealed casing, this joint comes painted blue. Not only does this look sharp, but it helps prevent the unavoidable rust from taking control of your driveline.

We’ve seen the Grumper grille/bumper combos for the JK Wrangler already, but now Fab Fours is offering the iconic look for three fullsize trucks. Here it is on a Chevy rig, looking quite Grumper-y.

This behemoth from Superwinch can not only pull 18,000 pounds of stuck truck out of the mud, but it can also power external accessories like off-road lights, or a blender. This winch is rated to IP69K as well, meaning it can withstand blasts of superheated high-pressure steam.

Black Forest made us chuckle here, and rub our grumbling bellies. The Trail Oven can warm your goodies inside the engine compartment while you wheel. Mmmmmm breakfast burritos while you wheel…

The LP9 light from Baja Designs uses 9 LED lights to crank out 11,025 lumens, enough to light up the trail and possibly spot a sasquatch a mile away.

We found an alternative to winching at the Trac-Grabber booth. This nifty rubber gripper can be strapped to your rig’s stuck tires and help claw you out a sandy, muddy, snowy hole—solo! They come in sizes small enough for your ATV and large enough for an 18-wheeler.

Bubba Rope stepped into the winch game with a neon-green synthetic winch line—with a catch. Instead of metal components at the end of the line, the Gator Jaw link is attached. This synthetic fastener is stronger than steel, and is safer and lighter too.

Oracle Lighting created the Vector grille for the Jeep JK. This will completely replace the existing grille and add aggressive styling as well as nifty moving LED light capabilities. Though it might be difficult to show in a photograph, trust us—this grille puts on a show.

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