Best New Off-Road Parts from SEMA
Our favorite new 4x4 products
Every year we go to the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show and wade through chromed-out show trucks and over-the-top 4x4s to find the products that will actually make your off-road vehicle more capable on the trail. Like last year, the Jeep Wrangler JL was a popular platform, but this year the Jeep Gladiator JT was definitely the darling of the show. We skipped the halo headlights and 26-inch wheels in favor of things like suspension components that increase articulation and tires that will allow you to claw your way up the gnarliest of obstacles.
Product: Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS
Description: We thought Mickey Thompson was nuts last year when it released the 43-inch Baja Pro X. Well, now we have the Baja Pro XS, the world's tallest D.O.T-approved light truck tire. Designed after the extreme Baja Pro X, the Baja Pro XS is street legal with a tough four-ply bias construction. They will be available in ten sizes, ranging from 35-inches all the way up to a ridiculous 58-inches tall. Mickey Thompson also introduced the Baja Boss tire in a sticky compound now for dedicated rockcrawlers.
Source: Mickey Thompson Tires, 800.222.9092, mickeythompsontires.com
Product: Switch Pros RCR-Force 12
Description: This patent pending twelve switch power system from Switch Pros uses solid state technology for a 150-amp capacity that controls 17 outputs. Programming options include dimming memory, multi-output switches and On-On-Off. The switch panel has active switch indicators with custom labels and a RCR-Touch bezel to assist in switch selection while wearing gloves. Plus, we love that it is made in USA.
Source: Switch-Pros by Off Road Engineering, 949.581.2991, switchpros.com
Product: ARB ZERO Fridge Freezer
Description: ARB unveiled a new freezer fridge with dual climate zones, a reversable, quick release lid, Bluetooth controls, and the most efficient compressor on the market. The Zero fridge will be available in 73 quart and 101 quart sizes.
Source: ARB USA, 866.293.9078, arbusa.com
Product: Rotopax Rollpax
Description: Rotopax new Rollpax is a round fuel storage container that includes tube clamps to mount to roll cages and tire carriers. The Rollpax holds 1.5 gallons of fuel and is available with CNC aluminum clamps in a variety of sizes.
Product: Ultimate Dana 60 Builder Axle
Description: Dana is offering Ultimate Dana 60 axles without mounting brackets, allowing for installation in virtually any application, with the end-user adding the proper mounting brackets. Other than the deletion of the brackets, the axles include all the features of the Ultimate Dana 60, like 10-inch ring gears, massive Spicer SPL -70 u-joints, and 35-spline chromoly axle shafts.
Source: Dana Crate Axle, spicerparts.com
Product: Come-Up Blazer M3 Winch
Description: We thought that Come-Up's Blazer winch with two motors was nuts, but now they offer the Blazer M3 with three 8.0 horsepower motors for a line speed up to 259 feet per minute! Three different gear ratios are offered depending on how much pulling power you need, and the free spool is pneumatically controlled.
Source: Come-Up Winch, 503.783.6142, comeupusa.com
Product: Skyjacker Gladiator Long Travel Suspension System
Description: Skyjacker unveiled its 4.5-inch Dual Rate-Long Travel coils for the Jeep Gladiator. These coils have a light spring rate at ride height and a second higher rate that only engages during coil compression. Long Travel allows the coils to expand without unseating as the suspension terrain changes and are accompanied by long travel Skyjacker shocks to match.
Source: Skyjacker Suspensions, 318.388.0816, skyjacker.com
Product: Pro Eagle Phoenix Air Jack
Description: Pro Eagle's new lightweight, portable, CO2 operated jack is made specifically to carry on UTVs and other lightweight vehicles—but we anticipate a fullsize option in the near future. Providing over two feet of lift height makes it perfect for both utility and sport UTVs. It utilizes 20-25 gram CO2 canisters that attach to an easy-to-use regulator, allowing the user to control lift height and speed of lift.
Source: Pro Eagle, 310-513-8222, proeagle.com
Product: Pro Comp Ford Ranger Black Series 2.5-inch Coilovers
Description: Pro Comp's 2.5-inch monotube shock design features an impact-forged hard-anodized aluminum body with strength and cooling in mind. Other high-end features include an induction hardened chrome plated shaft and internal floating piston to provide improved damping response and eliminate cavitation. They are designed to maximize wheel travel on the Ford Ranger for fast off-road use.
Company: Pro Comp, 310.900.5500, procompusa.com
Product: Advance Adapters Atlas Transfer Case for Jeep JL and JT
Description: This gear driven Atlas from Advance Adapters is designed as a direct replacement for the OEM transfer case in the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT. The kit includes a new adapter to mate to the 850RE automatic transmission and is designed to retain the original driveshafts, support mount, and shifter assembly while also offering a 2WD-Lo option.
Source: Advance Adapters, 800.350.2223, advanceadapters.com
Product: Yokohama Geolandar X-AT
Description: Rugged gets redefined with Yokohama's new Geolandar X-AT extreme all-terrain tire. The X-AT is available in 27 sizes, for wheels from 15 to 22 inches in diameter. It offers ultimate off-road performance without sacrificing any on-road comfort, making it a great performance upgrade for a variety of pick-up trucks and SUVs, no matter how or where they're driven.
Source: Yokohama Tire, 800.423.4544, yokohamatire.com
Product: DynoMax Jeep Gladiator QuietCrawler Performance Exhaust System
Description: The DynoMax QuietCrawler exhaust system was designed for maximum clearance for on- and off-road driving and includes two mufflers; an oval Super Turbo muffler helps to reduce sound without sacrificing performance and a Race Bullet muffler acts like a resonator and helps to eliminate drone.
Source: DynoMax Exhaust, 734.243.8000, dynomax.com
Product: Factor 55 Rope Retention Pulley
Description: Factor 55 has developed the world's first winch friction pulley with patented rope retention feature. During momentary slack, the innovative rubber fingers prevent synthetic winch rope from escaping the pulley groove, preventing premature rope failure. Billet machined from 6000 series aluminum and hard anodized to Mil-A-8625 F, like all Factor 55 products, the new pulley is made in the USA.
Source: Factor 55, 208.639.1674, factor55.com
Product: ProCharger Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler Supercharger System
Description: The complete ProCharger Intercooled supercharger system for the Jeep Gladiator JT and Wrangler JL features the P-1SC-1 supercharger, is 50 State Legal, and adds a 45 percent gain in horsepower—making 425 hp from a stock 3.6L V-6 Jeep. This bolt-on design is available in Satin, Polished or Black finish options. ProCharger also has new systems for Toyota 4.0L V-6 engines used in Tacomas and 4Runners.
Source: ProCharger Supercharger Systems, 913.338.2886, ProCharger.com
Product: Energy Suspension Progressive Toyota Bump Stops
Description: A must have for any off-road or overland enthusiast! Designed by Energy Suspension's innovative engineers, these rear coil isolators and bump stops feature progressive durometers to prevent hard and uncomfortable compression. A direct-fit replacement and massive upgrade over the rigid rubber OE bump stop, they are available for '03-'19 Toyota 4Runners, '07-'14 FJ Cruisers, and '03-'19 Lexus GX470/460.
Source: Energy Suspension, 949.361.3935, energysuspension.com
Product: Smittybilt Gen3 XRC Winch
Description: The all-new XRC Gen3 Winch by Smittybilt includes a 7.0 horsepower motor and boasts an average line speed increase of 12 percent over its Gen2 predecessor, adding more speed and power with less amperage draw at load. The magnetic remote controller has a Load Indicator Warning System with a built-in flashlight.
Source: Smittybilt, 888.717.5797, smittybilt.com
Product: Rugged Ridge Roof Rack for JLU Hardtop
Description: The new Rugged Ridge roof rack for Wrangler JLs uses a low-profile design and sturdy steel construction so you can carry an additional 150 pounds of extra cargo overhead with a minimal height increase, making it perfect for overlanding and the avid outdoorsmen. A rack-mounted basket helps anchor your cargo while skeleton-style roof rails make securing the load with bungee cords or ratchet straps a breeze.
Source: Rugged Ridge, 770.614.6101, ruggedridge.com
Product: RSI SmartCap SmartKitchen
Description: Part of the SmartSystem of accessories that maximize the space in your bed to fit your lifestyle, RSI SmartCap's SmartKitchen installs into the SmartCap's Gullwing door in under 15 minutes—in when you need it, out when you don't. The turnkey camp kitchen is comprised of a stove, cutting board, and secure storage for the included dishes, cookware, and spices.
Source: RSI SmartCap, 775.636.9664, rsismartcap.com
Product: Milestar Patagonia X/T
Description: The Patagonia X/T features a cut-and-chip resistant compound with a rugged three-ply sidewall that is utilized for enhanced durability in rough conditions. Alternating open shoulders providing additional biting edges for superior traction on all terrains. Alternating step-down grooves integrated into the shoulder blocks provide tread rigidity for enhanced stability on and off the road, while the tread pattern optimizes the pitch sequence for a quieter ride.
Source: Milestar Tires, milestartires.com
Product: Universal Cummins to Allison Adapter
Description: Custom Automatic Conversions has designed a universal engine adapter and flex plate for all years of Cummins engines from 4B to 6B, 24-Valve 5.9L Common Rail, and 6.7L Common Rail engines to mate to a GM Allison 1000 bell housing.
Source: Custom Automatic Conversions, 865.253.1133