Our 5 Faves: Cool Jeep Products We Saw At SEMA 2015Posted in How To: Tech Qa on November 6, 2015
If you’re an off-road enthusiast you have probably heard about the SEMA Show held every November in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the super bowl of automotive trends, new vehicles, parts, and accessories for everything from hot rods to 4x4s. It’s where the OEMs, aftermarket performance parts manufacturers, and custom vehicle builders go to show off their new goodies. We go every year, and you wish you could too.
However, we have helped you be there vicariously through the many SEMA Show articles you have no doubt already read. We’ve rounded up hundreds of Jeeps for you to gawk at, and we’ve delivered features on some of the most amazing built Jeeps you can imagine.
You can thank us later because this won’t be the last time you hear from us about a bunch of cool stuff we found at the 2015 SEMA Show, but right now we’re going to transport you to the show again by telling you about a handful of our favorites from the hundreds, if not thousands of new parts and accessories for your Jeep.
Our first favorite new product seen at the 2015 SEMA Show is from Dynatrac. These are the guys that have been bringing you rock-solid axles and drivetrain parts for decades and they are not stopping now. The company has introduced its ProROCK XD60 that is a big step stronger than its already legendary ProROCK 60 axle.
The Dynatrac ProROCK XD60 features a larger differential and 10.1-inch ring gear, a center section with increased rigidity, 3.75-inch outside diameter tubes with 5/16-inch wall thickness, either Dynatrac 1550 HD or 1550 LT wheel ends, and clearance for massive 1550 steering joints or 30-series CV joints.
The new Titan Fuel Tanks Trailer Trekker mounts to the rear door of your JK, TJ, or YJ, and allows you to carry 12 extra gallons of fuel in its military grade, cross-linked polymer construction. It will also support a spare tire up to 37 inches tall with a 15-inch or larger wheel.
The fuel fill on the Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker is mounted on the driver side, allows the Trail Trekker to be easily filled with fuel. A shaker siphon is included in the kit, making transfer of the 12 gallons of fuel quick and clean.
The spare tire/wheel mounting hardware on the Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker is designed to fit 5x4.5, 5x5, and 5x5.5 wheel bolt patterns.
Want all the luxury, security, insulation, and quiet of your Jeep JK Wrangler factory hardtop with some of the convenience and outdoor feel of a soft top? Well, Bestop has exactly what you’ve been looking for. The Bestop Sunrider For Hardtop fits ’07 to ’06 Jeep JKs and easily replaces those bulky factory Freedom Panels. The unique folding design is simple and easy to operate, and within seconds you can have that sun on your face, wind in your hair feel.
The Edelbrock cylinder head for ‘91 to ‘06 Jeep 4.0L inline-six engines is designed to be a bolt-on performance upgrade that delivers a big chunk of extra power, and it can also be used on ‘87 to ‘90 Jeep and AMC 4.2L engines with ‘91 to ‘06 intake and exhaust manifolds.
Edlebrock’s Jeep 4.0L engine cylinder head retains the stock valve angle, pushrod length, and valve cover bolt pattern for use with factory components and off-the-shelf components. The 0.75-inch deck adds greater stiffness and durability.
A big part of beefing up any Jeep for many enthusiasts is focused on the axles, and Dana/Spicer lends a helping hand to JK owners with its new Ultimate 44 front axle that is perfect for those looking to easily swap in a sturdier front end for that Dana 30. Designed with all the brackets needed for a direct bolt-in swap, the Dana Ultimate 44 offers thicker tubes, redesigned and thicker brackets, a high-strength nodular iron differential cover, and the ability to take an expanded range of aftermarket Spicer gear ratios from 3.73 to 5.35. It’s increased gross axle weight rating allows for the added weight of suspension system upgrades, bumpers, winches, and tires.
The new Dana Ultimate 44 for the Jeep Wrangler JK features Spicer nickel chromoly axle shafts, Spicer Life Series (SPL) 1350 u-joints with triple lip seals and full circle clips. It also delivers an improved caster angle for lifted Jeeps that helps to reduce bump steer.