Power Sports & Utility Vehicles

Erie Coast Customs at SEMA

Congratulations to Mike Apelons & Patty Rolko with Erie Coast Customs. Their Award winning 1976 Chevy Van, “Vangerine” has been invited to be on exhibit at the MrTailLight.com booth #37229 with Mr. Tail Light himself, Steve Dempsey at the SEMA 2018 International Show in Las Vegas. “Vangerine” is a Five Time Van Nationals, Six Time Autorama ISCA winner, Two Time ISCA Award for Best Interior Truck & most recently was awarded the Super Chevy Editors Choice this past September in Rockingham, NC. Special thanks goes to Phillip Anderson with Anderson Custom Interiors. To see more of their custom built vans visit http://www.eriecoastcustoms.com & follow them on Facebook & stop at the MrTailLight.com booth while at SEMA 2018!!!


LONG BEACH, Calif. – United Pacific Industries will feature a retro 1966 Ford Bronco in its Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth (#23175) located in Central Hall. The customized Ford Bronco will showcase 1966 to 1977 Bronco replica body panels as well as lighting produced by the company.

According to United Pacific Industries Director of Research and Development, David Odegard, “United Pacific Industries has specifically chosen Maxlider Brothers Customs to build this high-profile flagship Bronco for our company. Their knowledge of and passion for Ford Broncos is unmatched, so we knew they were the best people to build our SEMA booth vehicle.”


MILWAUKEE – BOLT Lock has joined with Monster Hook to provide their “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” on a new swivel hook produced in conjunction with Monster Hook. Swivel hooks produced by Monster Hook are already sturdy due to being crafted from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, but the BOLT Lock technology will bring added security by supplying a lock specifically programmed to the vehicle’s ignition key.

Recovery hooks are an important accessory for pickup trucks, SUVs and Jeeps®. Monster Hooks swivel hooks are designed to be 99-percent faster than other ¾-inch pin shackle hooks due to the latching mechanism rather than the standard method of unscrewing the top in order to loop the tow strap. The addition of the BOLT lock located on the hook itself prevents the pin used to attach the hook to the vehicle from moving freely when locked. Using BOLT lock technology, the new Locking Recovery Hook will be the first locking hook on the market.


Professional Drivers to Give Slingshot ‘Joyrides’ to Experience the Fun of
Riding on a Custom Course in the Westgate Lot

MINNEAPOLIS (October 18, 2018) – Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled roadster which delivers a joyride and a customization platform unlike anything on the road, today announced its attendance at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. In its SEMA debut, Slingshot® will showcase its 2019 lineup and host attendees with its one-of-a-kind “Joyride” ride-along experience in the Westgate Lot (Booth #80050).

Throughout SEMA, October 30-November 2, show-goers can ride passenger as a professional driver demonstrates the Slingshot’s fun driving capabilities by whirling around multiple tight corners within a custom-built, 18,000-square-foot course. Attendees will experience the unmatched fun of riding “shotgun” in the three-wheeled, five-speed, 173-horsepower Slingshot roadster.

GoJak® SUV - Best in Class Stands Tall Above the Rest

Zendex Tool Corp. introduced their newest model in the GoJak® product line, GoJak® SUV G7016 at SEMA 2017 and the response has been quite impressive! The G7016 clearly filled a void on the upper end that the market was demanding. Average tire widths continue to grow, as do vehicle weights with truck sales quite strong in 2018. Heavier electric vehicles that are completely disabled when the batteries are disconnected during vehicle service has also played a role.

World’s Fastest Mercedes-Benz and other OPTIMA® Batteries-Powered Cars Featured at 2018 SEMA Show

OPTIMA Batteries to Showcase Industry Professionals and Their Vehicles at 2018 SEMA Show

October 17, 2018 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA® Batteries, a global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, invites SEMA attendees to visit the OPTIMA Batteries booth #20323 (Central Hall).

The OPTIMA Batteries booth will be jam packed full of vehicles including Porsches, Mercedes-Benzes, Mitsubishi and Mercury. In addition to one-on-one access with industry professionals, OPTIMA Batteries will be sharing new product concepts.

“The collection of vehicles in our booth this year highlights the versatility of the OPTIMA Batteries brand and our product portfolio,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing, OPTIMA Batteries, Johnson Controls. “We’ll also be sharing new innovations and concepts around battery accessories that will elevate OPTIMA’s position as The Ultimate Power Source."

Finally sell light bars without wind noise and make lots of money - Aerolidz Light bar covers

You want to sell Light bars but tired of the problems that come with them. Aerolidz has solved that problem. We even let your customers customize it. Come see us at our booth to learn how we can make you money on the hottest product on the market!!

Check us out on facebook @aero x industries and instagram.com/aeroxindustries -


Drive-by-wire systems explained: What is throttle lag and how can it be overcome?

What exactly is a Drive-by-wire throttle system (also known as fly-by-wire) and why does it create lag?

Well first we have to take you back, to the good old days of throttle cables and carburettors. In the old days, the gas pedal was directly connected to the engine's throttle plate by a cable, and any lack of response from the engine could be attributed to a couple of things. Either the cable has stretched enough to create slack and, consequently, a delay in pedal response, or the engine was out of tune which meant it was not making as much power as it should've been. Easy fix, by a new throttle cable for $20 and get your carby tuned. Nowadays though, unfortunately it's not that simple.

Let's look at how modern electronic throttles work.

Heise LED Lighting Introduces New RGB Backlit Lightbars and Cubes, 20” Lightbars, Replacement Headlights and More at SEMA Show

Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket 12 volt installation solutions, will introduce a wide range of new automotive LED lighting solutions at the 2018 SEMA Show. Heise is unveiling a new Infinite Series, featuring RGB backlit lightbars and cube lights, to complement their existing RGB light kits. To fit more bumpers and hidden applications, three new 20-inch lightbar sizes will be added to Heise’s Dual Row, Blackout and Marine lightbar product lines. Adding to their existing line of high-output cube style lights, new 140-degree cubes will be introduced, featuring a hybrid beam pattern for better light coverage and more LEDs for an even brighter output. For retrofitting older Jeeps, trucks and classic cars, Heise is debuting 4x6” and 5x7” LED replacement headlights with a partial halo in black or silver. Additionally, Heise will be launching new Jeep accessories and lights, which will be announced closer to the show date.


Australian manufacturer, REDARC Electronics will be displaying its state-of-the-art battery management system, ‘The Manager30’ in the New Product Showcase in this year’s SEMA show.

“Displaying The Manager30 at this year’s SEMA show will allow members an exclusive look at this new product before we officially launch.

“Those who know REDARC and have known about the Manager30 have been anticipating for its release for quite some time”, said REDARC’s Managing Director, Anthony Kittel.

REDARC have been selling this Battery Management System in Australia since 2014 and is designed to charge and maintain auxiliary batteries by incorporating AC, DC and solar inputs. It is ideal for recreational vehicles, caravans and camper trailers with multiple battery banks.

The Manager30 is revolutionary for this market where users are now wanting freedom, autonomy and the ability to power their electrical equipment when camping off-grid and at a powered site.

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