Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2012 SEMA Show and Latest Products Review
The 2012 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, Nevada, was the largest SEMA Show in history. There were 2,200 exhibitors and over 120,000 participants. For Jeep and the 4WD aftermarket, the Great Recession has waned, and new products with advanced concepts abound. In this HD video, see a sampling of the latest products from Mopar, Bestop, Warn, Advance Adapters, Griffin Radiator and others—plus some tool and shop ideas!
‘Sand Trooper’ from Mark Allen’s Mopar skunk works was a crowd pleaser at the 2012 SEMA Show, Las Vegas! Featuring portal axles, oversized tires and a variety of rugged trail use accessories, the Sand Trooper showcases a roster of products now available directly from Mopar Performance’s newly formed Jeep Performance division!
Mopar once again received the SEMA Award for “Hottest 4×4/SUV”. 2012 is the second consecutive year for Mopar earning this honor! The show was rife with Jeep 4×4 parts, accessories and high performance items, mostly focused on the TJ and JK Wrangler models. Jeep is at the forefront of the performance industry aftermarket!
Hemi™ is a Chrysler trademark and legendary V-8 history that dates to 1951. In the modern era, the 5.7L and 6.4L high tech Hemi transplant engine’s have gained popularity. V-8 Wrangler conversions were visible at a variety of vendor and manufacturer’s booths—across the 2,200 exhibit 2012 SEMA Show!
Mopar means genuine parts and accessories from Chrysler Group, LLC, which includes Authentic Jeep® Accessories! The popularity of Jeep® brand has soared, and Mopar™ Performance now has its own Jeep® Performance division. Jeep® has earned priority attention for aftermarket accessories and high performance products.
At 2012 SEMA, Mopar’s Jeep Wrangler concept vehicles include the “Apache”. Hemi 6.4L powered and boasting the latest aftermarket upgrades, Apache reflects the long history of off-pavement Jeep 4×4 performance.
At left, VWerks makes its presence known. In the HD video, see why this aftermarket performance source places the Jeep JK Wrangler at the top of its priority list. Warn Industries (right) came to 2012 SEMA Show riding on laurels of the just-released
Zeon winch and a full line of new OHV and heavy duty products.
At left is the heart of the Zeon winch design—groundbreaking advances for the winch scene. At right are the heavy-frame winches, 12K through 16.5K capacity for heavy duty trucks like the magazine’s
Warn Industries has expanded its OHV products for ATVs and side-by-side UTVs. The U.S.-built Warn Vantage winches (left) won a 2012 SEMA Award for price and value. At right is the Warn “Pro Vantage 4500-S” winch—top of the line—a heavy duty puller with synthetic rope, aimed at the heftier UTV market.
At left is the Hawse fairlead for the Pro Vantage winch with synthetic rope. This zinc-aluminum alloy fairlead offers exceptional durability and helps extend rope life. At right, the PullzAll portable, 24-volt winch design offers a full complement of accessories. In the HD video, see what fits into the handy Warn bag!
Advance Adapters continues to lead the industry in engine, transmission and chassis adapters for Jeep 4WD conversions. The Atlas line of heavy duty transfer cases has dominated every form of off-road racing and severe trail use. From multipurpose Jeep 4×4 recreation to rockcrawling and Ultra4 racing, Advance Adapters’ products excel!
Bestop™ brings the best tops and canvas accessories to the 4WD Jeep market. An OEM supplier for Jeep Wrangler models, Bestop™ offers its own full line of products for the Jeep 4WD aftermarket. At the 2012 SEMA Show, Bestop™ showcased 77 new SKU products for the industry and aftermarket!
Rugged, durable and OEM level quality, Bestop™ delivers utility, style and function to the Jeep 4WD market. At 2012 SEMA Show, Las Vegas, the Bestop booth and display area saw a steady flow of traffic!
For maximum cooling and the most rugged radiator designs in the industry, Jeep owners and Ultra4 racers turn to Griffin Thermal Products. At the 2012 SEMA Show, Griffin Radiator showcased the Griffin Radiator/Spal Fan configurations that deliver maximum performance to hardcore trail users, rockcrawlers and racers!
Maintaining Jeep 4WDs and Ram trucks, installing aftermarket powertrains, upgrading 4×4 chassis, building and fabricating race buggies—each requires tools! Air tools have dominated shop environments for more than a half century. Campbell Hausfeld has been a mainstay air source for professional grade shops. At the 2012 SEMA Show, Campbell Hausfeld introduced its new line of rotary compressors (left), expressly engineered for automotive shops—and optimal for 4×4 fabrication facilities!
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