SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, and the SEMA Show is the largest gathering of aftermarket car and truck components in the world. The show itself has been running annually since the 1960s and is not open to the public, but it gives dealers and suppliers a sneak peek at what products are coming to market. The best thing about SEMA is that the off-road side of the show, and particularly the UTV segment, is garnering much more attention these days. We had our roving correspondent, Joel Moranton, scour the halls of the latest SEMA Show in Las Vegas to see what goodies could be found.
Warn’s ProVantage Powersport winches are available from 2500–4500-pound capacities. They use a three-stage planetary gear train and are fully sealed to last. Warn also has lighting, bumpers and underbelly protection for all ATVs and UTVs. See all of it at www.warn .com.
PRP offers seats that are more than just comfortable for long trail rides, but also allows for five-point seat belts for safety. Check out PRP’s full line of seats belts, doors, wind nets and accessories at www.prpseats.com.
The stock Polaris sway bars are made of thin tubing and will break if abused. Hellwig is now making upgraded sway bars for Polaris Ranger 800s, RZR S 800s, and XP 900s. Check out www.hell wigproducts.com.
If you are like us and are looking to have some fun after the sun goes down, Lazerstar has the lights you need. Their patent-pending end caps allow for simple wiring, and you can even link multiple lights together. See all they have to offer at www.lazerstarlights.com.
Raider sells almost everything you could possibly need for your ATV, including storage boxes, covers, apparel and helmets. New from Raider this year is a lightweight enduro helmet. See all the styles at www.raiderpowersports.com.
Wandering around SEMA is a great way to find innovative products like the Shock Strap. With the Shock Strap, you never need to worry about your strap vibrating loose again. The rubber section of the strap absorbs the vibration and keeps tension on the strap, where other straps might start to loosen up. See www.shockstrap.com.
Are you one of the many UTV owners who do not always use their machines in sunny weather? Well, Kolpin Cabs can help keep you dry and warm when you are ready for an adventure, even when the weather is not ideal. They offer fully enclosed cabs with optional windshield wipers that can even be locked for extra security. Check out www.kolpinpowersports.com.
Here’s another upgrade to CV axles; Extreme Off-Road Power Products can get you fully assembled CV axles, with chromoly steel axle bars and neoprene CV boots, so you can get back on the trail with confidence. www.offroad powerproducts.com.
Looking for beadlock rims or shock upgrades? You might want to take a look at what Walker Evans has to offer. Years of racing experience has been applied to everything Walker Evans has produced. See www.walkerevansracing .com.
As much as we like the extra nutrition when we inadvertently ingest some of nature’s little flying creatures out on the trails, we love the idea of the Bug Buster windscreen even more. See www.bugbusterwindscreen.com.
If you are doing anything off-road, Fox Shox has a shock for you. There’s a good reason why Fox Shox come as standard equipment on an ATV more than any other shock brand. See www.ridefox.com.
From bed extender to ramp in seconds, what else do you need to know? RampXtender solves two problems: where to store your ramps during travel and how to enclose your bed when your quad is in the back. Check out www.rampxtender.com.