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Hi-Lift Jack Hood Mount for Jeep Wrangler JL
For the new-generation Jeep Wrangler, the Hi-Lift Jack Co. has created new hood mounts to safely carry its heavy-duty jacks. Hi-Lift lowered the height of its former hood mount by 1.5 inches and angled its position to reduce wind noise and vibration. The Wrangler is the only vehicle for which Hi-Lift makes a specific mount, speaking to its popularity in the off-road community.

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AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector
The AVS Aeroskin LightShield won the 2018 Best New Exterior Accessory award at the SEMA auto accessories and gear show in Las Vegas. The hood protector won praise for its seamless integration into pickup truck hoods. Amber LED marker lights – required on vehicles over 80 inches wide – install easily into the factory parking lights while providing protection for the paint and hood.

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Pirelli Tire Scorpion All-Terrain Plus
Pirelli developed the Scorpion All-Terrain Plus specifically for North America, seeing an opportunity to support growing demand for SUVs and pickup trucks. The tire is designed with aggressive tread for off-road travel without sacrificing driving comfort or fuel economy. It is available in sizes up to 315 mm in width and can fit up to 22-inch wheels.

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Seasucker Monkey Bars
Drivers who want to carry gear and equipment but do not have roof rails on their vehicle can install the Seasucker Monkey Bars, which mount to the roof with suction cups. The bars are available as a single piece or as a folding two-piece for easy storage. The system starts at $450. Also new is a universal fork mount for all Seasucker bicycle racks. The once optional accessory is now standard.

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BAK Industries Revolver X4 Truck Bed Cover
AK Industries’ newest pickup truck bed cover is the Revolver X4. Its design and construction are the same as the company’s popular X2, but the X4 comes in a matte black color. The trend of matte black – as opposed to a shinier gloss – swept through the SEMA auto accessories and gear show in Las Vegas this year, especially in pickup truck equipment.

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Westin’s HDX LED Grille for Jeep JK and JL
Westin Automotive debuted a new version of its HDX LED Grille for Jeep JL and JKs at the SEMA show. A form-fitted mesh grille, the HDX features a row of LED lights used for spot or flood lighting, with cutouts for stock headlights. Installation requires zero drilling and, for an added touch, a laser-cut Westin logo adorns the top. The grille’s housing is made of 16-gauge steel.

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Napier Outdoors Backroadz Truck Bed Tent
Napier Outdoors will offer an updated version of its Backroadz tent for pickup truck beds called the Series 19. The redesigned tent adds built-in storm flaps, gear pockets and lantern holders. The Backroadz Series 19 is available in more sizes to fit the larger beds in new trucks. It starts at $199.99, presenting a value alternative to rooftop tents that often cost thousands of dollars.

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Kanati Armor Hog ATX Tire
Greenball’s new Kanati Armor Hog ATX tire is the brand’s first to use a 12-ply-rated, all-steel body. This improves a truck’s capacity for large payloads and heavy-duty towing while adding stability and increasing durability. The Armor Hog ATX boosts traction for off-road driving, and its steel body reduces the risk of punctures. The Armor Hog ATX releases in March.

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Thule’s Evo Family of Rack Systems
Thule’s Evo family of roof racks won’t be fully available until 2021, but the brand unveiled the first wave at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Called the Evo Clamp (for vehicles with no rails) and Evo Raised Rail, the system lets users choose a variety of load bar options depending on what they’re hauling. Its design offers a large loading area no matter the accessory or cross bar.

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Coros Smart Helmets for Bikers
Sports technology company Coros unveiled three new smart cycling helmets that provide tech features including SOS emergency alerts when they detect crashes. The Safesound Road, Safesound Mountain (releasing in December) and Safesound Urban feature a built-in headphone, the company’s SafeSound Fit System, an integrated LED taillight and a handlebar-mounted smart remote that controls incoming calls.

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