Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2012 SEMA Show and Latest Products Review

2012 SEMA Show at Las Vegas—New Products in Close-up HD Video!

  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!

 

View the HD video at full-screen, 1080P quality for maximum detail!

Mopar Sand Trooper Jeep JK Wrangler on display at SEMA Show

‘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!

The huge Mopar display announced the new Jeep division of Mopar Performance.
Mopar Jeep Performance now includes portal axles for the JK Wrangler

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 Power includes the 5.7L and 6.4L V-8 conversions for Jeep Wrangler.
Jeep Wrangler Apache concept model with 392/6.4L Hemi V-8

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 is Chrysler OEM parts, accessories and high performance components.
Mopar Jeep Accessories is expanding rapidly.

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.

Interior of Jeep Wrangler Apache concept vehicle
Jeep

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.

Hemi powered VWerks concept Wrangler
Warn Industries with a full line of Jeep and OHV products

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.

Warn Zeon winch at SEMA Show
Warn Heavy Duty winches at SEMA Show

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

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Quad Cab!

Warn's SEMA Award for OHV winch series
Warn OHV winch power to 4500 pounds!

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.

Warn zinc-aluminum Hawse fairlead on OHV winch
Warn PullzAll winch and accessories kit

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 Adapter at 2012 SEMA Show
Advance Adapters Atlas 4-speed transfer case

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 spare tire mounted storage for Jeep 4x4s
Bestop storage cases made of durable top material

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!

Bestop bumper and spare tire carrier for Jeep JK Wrangler
Bestop attractive accessory package for Jeep Wrangler

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!

Griffin Thermal Products and Griffin Radiator at SEMA 2012
Griffin Radiator and Spal Fans

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!

Campbell Hausfeld Rotary Air Compressors
Campbell Hausfeld full line of shop air tools

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!

See 2012 SEMA Show coverage and close-up details of these products—in the HD video at this page!

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