A Guide to Standout Truck Gear from Las Vegas
The annual SEMA event comes at a very opportune time of the year (in 2022, it fell on November 1-4). It kicks off at the tail end of show season, which gives us all one last truck-filled gathering of epic proportions to look forward to before the year-end rollout of the major gift-giving holidays. With the grand unveiling of so many new products across all automotive categories and segments, the Las Vegas event proves to be the place to be for an accurate preview of what trends are to come in both full-show trucks as well as those that are used for our daily grinds.
As always, SEMA reassures us that the sky really is the limit when it comes to automotive customization. From ground-pounding pickups to high-performance muscle trucks to capable off-road machines—there’s something for everyone to see. While we did our best to squeeze in every new truck-related product on display at the show, there’s just no way to fit them all into a story like this. We did, however, narrow this year’s gathering of new parts down to the ones we thought you’d dig the most.
Go ahead and browse through the latest and greatest wares the aftermarket truck-parts industry has to offer and place an order for the components that will drop your truck lower, make it go faster or allow it to trek further down those unbeaten trails. Whatever it is you’re into, there is sure to be something(s) of interest here.
Flush-Mount LED Taillights for 2017-2022 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450
Protruding out significantly less than the factory taillights, this low-profile design has a more streamlined appearance which also reduces the risk of damage. These flush taillights feature a unique modular design and functional elements, including high-powered reverse lights, unique signature perimeter lighting, and animated turn signal sequence.
Retrax EQ Bed Cover
The Retrax EQ sets the standard for reliable and intelligent operation with its industrial-strength aluminum construction and ultra-quiet cable retracting system. The Retrax EQ features Bluetooth technology for remote control functionality, OEM key fob operation (IOS), and a cab-mounted touchpad.
Black Magic LED Rough Lightbar
The new Hella Black Magic LED Rough lightbar with full blackout appearance and straight or curved design offers driving beams with powerful light output up to 15,000 measured lumens, which is ideal for off-road situations where the brightest light is needed most.
RetroBright LED Modern White Headlights
We all love the look of classic sealed-beam headlights, but the dim halogen-light output makes nighttime driving a potentially risky endeavor for you and your beloved classic truck. Holley’s new RetroBright LED headlights offer advantages over traditional sealed-beam units such as plug-and-play compatibility, better visibility, and six times longer life.
Holley Performance Products
2003-2006 Chevy Silverado Nova-Series LED Projector Headlights
AlphaRex introduces the brand new Nova-Series headlights for 2003-2006 Silverado, which feature proprietary 3D ice cube multi-projectors that maximize light output that abides to DOT standards. These headlights also feature LED DRL with sequential switch-back turn signal with activation sequence. Seen and be seen with unrivaled lighting from AlphaRex.
17-LED Amber Front Parking Light for 1973-1980 Chevy/GMC Truck
Features 17 bright SMD-type amber LEDs behind a high-quality injection-molded polycarbonate lens. The housing is fully epoxy-sealed to protect the electronics from corrosion and moisture, and is finished off with a stainless steel trim.
United Pacific Industries
With optional cameras, light the trail below and be your own spotter with this rock light system. This package combines a powerful pure white light LED and a fully customizable RGB system all in one, giving you unparalleled performance. The integrated 4K camera gives you the ability to see every obstacle from your mobile device utilizing the Project X app.
DeeZee’s durable bed-floor mat is a cost-effective solution to keeping your truck-bed surface free from damage when carrying cargo in the bed. These mats are custom-fit for your truck’s contours for ultimate protection, and the high-density rubber can deflect UV rays and will not crack in even the most extreme outdoor conditions.
Platform Truck Bed Cover
The Smartop platform is an all-new loadable and lockable bed cover that is water and dust resistant. The heavy-duty, all-welded aluminum construction features purpose-made extrusions, and features integrated T-slots to provide accessory attachment options on top and below. The cover is fully removable within five minutes, and boasts no-drill installation. The Smartop cover has a weight capacity of 550 pounds and weighs between 88 and 105 pounds, depending on the truck model.
Grafix Series Gauge System for 1967-1972 Chevy Trucks
The Grafix Series from Dakota Digital is the culmination of decades of expertise and industry-leading products, creating the most advanced instrument system available. The Grafix Series allows the user to customize nearly every aspect of the instrument system, and also includes a reverse backup video display integrated in the gauge screen.
6.5-Inch Q Series 2-Way Component Speaker System
MB Quart’s Q Series 2-way component system features a 1-inch titanium-dome tweeter in a cast-aluminum housing, and is specially made to dissipate heat and external Q Control audiophile crossover networks.
Interior Heat and Sound Control Kits for 1967-1998 GM Trucks
This complete CNC-cut sound and heat insulation kit is designed to replace the inadequate factory backing. DEI’s Undercarpet Lite insulation system is specifically designed for automotive use, and features five-layer material controls for both sound and heat, resulting in a quiet and cool interior.
Add more style to your steering column with these intricately designed Truss- or Grip-style billet levers. Machined from 6061 billet aluminum, these kits come complete with turn signal lever, tilt lever, four-way flasher knob, and all installation hardware.
1957-1961 Ford Truck Direct Fit Gauge Set
This Ford truck package features an option of standard 4 5/8-inch speedometer or speedo/tachometer combo, and 2 1/8-inch fuel, oil, temperature, and volt gauges. Choose incandescent lighting with an option to upgrade to LED. Green turn signals are mounted in the housing, and a red high-beam indicator is built into the speedometer. Available in OE, Hot Rod, and White Hot finishes.
L7X 12-Inch High-Output Subwoofer
The Solo X high-SPL woofer features forced-air cooling to lower both temperature and impedance rise for louder, longer play, while Kicker’s square cone moves 20% more air than a similarly sized round sub. The glueless recone system allows easy replacement of the subwoofer’s soft parts, using nothing more than a screwdriver and Allen wrench.
15-Inch Diameter Steering Wheel for 1967-1968 Chevy C10 Pickups
For those wanting the original look and feel of the OEM 17-inch steering wheel but want to save a couple of inches in the cab, American Retro has you covered. Its 15-inch wheel utilizes the original horn, hardware, and turn signal switch parts, and includes a chrome horn button and all installation hardware.
The Dallas is the latest officially licensed Ford radio face by RetroSound. It fits 1985-’86 Ford F-Series trucks and 1985-’86 Ford Broncos, and is designed to replicate the original factory radio. The Dallas adds modern features, including HD-Radio technology, Bluetooth, and Sirius-XM to these select Ford vehicles with an authentic OEM style.
2019+ Chevy Silverado Front and Rear Lowering Kit
Ridetech’s lowering system for 2019-2022 Silverado/Sierra 1500 2WD and 4WD includes front upper control arms, front HQ coilovers, flip bracket kit, rear HQ shocks, and all necessary hardware.
1963-1987 C10 Front Tubular Crossmember Suspension System
This kit has everything to convert your C10’s frontend to coilovers and a tubular crossmember with rack-and-pinion steering. This is a great way to overhaul your suspension in one go, giving you adjustable ride height to achieve the perfect stance with up to 8 inches of drop. Proudly made in the USA.
AeroDM 6-Piston Direct-Mount Brake Kits for F-150
Performance trucks are the new muscle cars, and Wilwood’s engineered direct-mount brake upgrades give them the increased stopping power they require. The AeroDM 6-piston kit is designed to fit most 17-inch or larger wheels on 2010-’18 Ford F-150s, first-generation 2010-’14 SVT Raptors, and second-generation 2017-’21 Raptors. Simply replace OEM calipers and rotors with upgraded Wilwood equipment.
1997-2003 Ford F-150 Front Coilover Conversion Kit
Made in the USA, the Road Comp Series coilover kits offer a bolt-on design and include everything you need to convert your factory front suspension to single adjustable coilovers. Aldan kits offer stock height to 2 inches of lowering.
Aldan American Suspension
Performance Elite Series Shocks
Fox Performance Elite shocks expand your vehicle’s capability with an oversized performance shock that increases strength and provides control and extended wheel travel specifically engineered for your vehicle. Easily adjust your shock for terrain, load, and speed to stay in control and confident no matter what path you take.
2021+ GM SUV Adjustable Height Rear Lowering Control Arms
MaxTrac’s pair of adjustable rear lowering control arms for 2021+ GM SUVs consists of two fabricated arms made from steel and powdercoated gray. These arms provide up to 4 inches of lowered adjustable ride height and are compatible with Magneide and Standard suspension models.
1965-1979 F-100 Front Suspension System
Ridetech’s complete bolt-in suspension system for classic Ford trucks removes the entire factory front crossmember in favor of a bolt-on front crossmember. The front system is designed to lower ride height by approximately 5 inches. Air suspension option with shockwaves will lower an additional 3 inches when parked and fully deflated.
Dodge Ram TRX Rear Control Arms
These billet suspension arms provide a substantial increase in strength from stock. They utilize stainless FK spherical bearings, and are direct bolt-on parts that allow for maximum rearend articulation with zero bind.
2019-2022 GM 1500 Silent Support System Helper Springs
Maintain level ride height under heavily loaded conditions to provide enhanced control, maximum comfort, and driver confidence—quietly. The Silent Support System bushings provide years of quiet service up to 2,500 pounds on any road surface. Helper Springs are the ultimate “set it and forget it” load-control solution.
Rear Torque Arm Suspension System for 1973-1979 Ford F-100 and F-150
This is not just another Watt’s link. QA1’s bolt-in F-100 system adds huge amounts of adjustability to your truck without any welding required. The unique torque arm design maximizes performance without the inherent binding issues of other systems. Modernize your pickup and bolt-in the handling and performance you’ve always wanted.
Rear Disc-Brake Conversion for 1963-1987 GM C10/K10 Trucks
Add rear disc brakes with ease to your 1963-1987 GM C10 or K10 truck! Kits are available in both 5-lug and 6-lug applications and feature a single piston caliper with a large 54mm piston and built-in parking brake. This caliper is mounted on an 11-inch rotor for fitment into most 15-inch wheels. Easy bolt-on installation and a great upgrade for your truck!
8-Inch Seamless Air Tank
This new air tank is formed and ported without any welding, is rated up to 200 pounds PSI and is guaranteed not to leak. From suspension to air load support, Seamless tanks are the answer when you can’t afford air leaks.
RidePro E5 Auto Leveling Air Suspension Controller
Adjust vehicle height at the push of a button. The RidePro E5 control system tunes air-ride suspension for proper handling and world-class ride quality using sophisticated pressure and height algorithms. Whether driving alone to work or on your way to a show, RidePro E5 will calculate the proper air spring rate and balance.
2021+ F-150 2WD 4-Inch Lift Spindles
MaxTrac Suspension’s 4-inch lift spindles for 2021+ Ford F-150 2WD trucks are outfitted with ductile iron steering knuckles machined to factory specs for precise component installation. Also included is a minimal hardware pack to further ease the installation process.
B8 6112 Leveling Kit
Bilstein’s B8 6112 leveling kits are designed to provide more ground clearance, allow for larger tires, and increase wheel travel. Multiple snap-ring grooves in the body allow for different spring seat positions, providing up to 2 ¾ inches of front lift (depending on application).
Ford SB 289 302 351W Aluminum Serpentine Belt Drive System Kit (Polished)
The highly styled 1-piece alternator and air conditioning bracket provide rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor, and allow for the option of running power steering. This kit also features a larger-diameter crank pulley that aids in driving your alternator, A/C, and water pump at idle where it counts.
Intercooled Supercharger System for 2022 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L/6.2L
ProCharger’s high-output supercharger system features tuning, air-to-air intercooling, and self-contained oiling—all with a slick OEM-finished appearance. Producing a reliable 45-50% horsepower gain on otherwise stock 5.3L and 6.2L engines running premium pump gas, these systems are easy to install. A smooth satin finish is standard with optional polished or black finishes available.
1967-1972 Chevy C10 LS Swap Trans Crossmember/Motor Mount Kit
Speedway’s bolt-in trans crossmember for Chevy C10s uses the factory frame rail holes so no drilling or fabrication is required. Ten-gauge steel construction comes powdercoated black for a professional appearance. Complete kit includes frame brackets, mounts, bolt-in transmission crossmember, and mounting hardware.
Hooker SBC Exhaust Manifolds
Hooker’s new cast iron small-block Chevy exhaust manifolds offer increased performance and visual appearance over OE manifolds. The compact design fits into a wide variety of applications. Designed for raised D-port heads, these manifolds fit many GM applications, including standard straight and Vortec straight plug head designs.
Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil
Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 full synthetic heavy-duty engine oil offers improved fuel economy versus 15W-40 oil and excellent engine protection for trucks. Formulated with Triple Protection technology, Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 provides extreme temperature protection and improved cold-start performance, protecting and extending the life of your equipment.
2022 AirCharger for Ford Maverick/Bronco L4-2.0L
The enclosed air box design shields the inlet air from engine bay heat, and an air box lid allows for quick and easy access to the filter without tools. A high-density polyethylene rotationally molded tube helps increase the volume of airflow to the engine and provides a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.
XTS Intake Manifold for Ford 7.3L Godzilla Engine
The new Edelbrock XTS manifold for the Ford 7.3L Godzilla engine solves one of the most common swap fitment issues of intake air routing. It features lightweight, sheetmetal construction with billet flanges in a durable black powdercoat finish and features shorter-than-stock tapered runners tuned for high-RPM gains in engine swap applications.
All-Weather Car Cover
Multi-layer water-resistant material provides protection against rain, tree sap, snow, UV radiation, bird droppings, dust, and much more. This cover also protects against the tarnishing of paint, corrosion, and fading of covered vehicles.
Odin Supercharger Kit for 2018+ F-150 5.0L Coyote
The VMP Odin X 3100 TVS supercharger head unit only for F-150 5.0 L features the latest Eaton rotor set for 15% more airflow and 11% less power to drive compared to the standard Odin R2650-based supercharger. Sold as a head-unit upgrade only or as a complete kit.
Power MIG 215MPi Multi-Process Welder
The Power MIG 215 MPi multi-process welder is a reliable, easy-to-use machine for general fabrication or extensive repair work. Multiple lift points maximize mobility around the shop, and user-friendly technology makes the setup process and selection of weld settings incredibly simple. Take on any job!
400-Amp Billet GM Truck Alternator
The MechMan 400-amp billet 6-phase alternator provides 400 amps at cruising speed with an impressive 200+ amps at engine idle speed. Cutting-edge square-wire technology and twin rectifier plates offer excellent cooling and great durability.
Chevy SBC 350 Downdraft EFI Stack Intake Manifold System (Satin)
Speedmaster and Fast’s line of EFI systems are all you need when deciding to upgrade your engine to modern electronic fuel injection. Take advantage of excellent throttle response throughout the RPM range along with smooth engine operation, as well as the potential for improved fuel economy by making the engine more efficient. Speedmaster EFI systems give you everything you need to add powerful and efficient fuel injection to your vehicle.
Re-Start Lithium Battery
Introducing the first battery with wireless built-in jump-starting. If you find yourself with a dead battery, simply press the button on the included wireless key fob, and instantly start your truck and drive away—never get stranded with a dead battery again! Also, this lithium-ion battery only weighs 13 pounds and can start 1,500hp motors. Each battery comes with an 8-10 year lifespan and comes in all OEM drop-in fit sizes.