SEMA: Day 2 Highlights

If you are going to push the limits of the S550 independent rear suspension, it looks like you’ll have plenty of options for shoring it up. Energy Suspension showed just how comprehensive its upgraded bushing offerings are for the new rear suspension with this display.

Second Effort

We push on with the second day of The SEMA Show and find more great Ford performance hardware

By Steve Turner

The opening day of any event is always the one that gets all the hype, but when it comes to an automotive gathering as large as The SEMA Show, there is always more to uncover. As we pushed deeper into the show today, we discovered even more cool gear.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. brought out his Ford Racing Aluminator XS-powered RTR Spec 5 drifter concept to have some on the Ford Out Front track outside the convention center. This ride is loaded with trick parts, like a Driveshaft Shop 9-inch IRS conversion and plenty of unique bodywork.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. brought out his Ford Racing Aluminator XS-powered RTR Spec 5 drifter concept to have some on the Ford Out Front track outside the convention center. This ride is loaded with trick parts, like a Driveshaft Shop 9-inch IRS conversion and plenty of unique bodywork.

Clearly there are a lot of cool cars at the show, but there is also plenty of interesting hardware on display, including parts that we are used to waiting for until long after cars hit the streets. The aftermarket is clearly stepping up its game to keep pace with the OEMs.

So, without further delay, check out some of the coolest stuff we saw today at the show.

If you’d like to own a more affordable RTR Spec 5, HPI showed off this remote-controlled version on a much smaller Ford Out Front test track.
If you’d like to own a more affordable RTR Spec 5, HPI Racing showed off this remote-controlled version on a much smaller Ford Out Front test track.
Ready to step up your next-gen Coyote engine with more valve lift? Comp Cams showed off camshafts for the new-school Coyote that are compatible with the new Mid-Lock Phasers. Comp is offering five grinds, two for boosted applications and three for all-natural combos. All these cams can run the stock springs, but if you want more rpm, Comp has spring kits too.
Ready to step up your next-gen Coyote engine with more valve lift? Comp Cams showed off camshafts for the new-school Coyote that are compatible with the new Mid-Lock Phasers. Comp is offering five grinds, two for boosted applications and three for all-natural combos. All these cams can run the stock springs, but if you want more rpm, Comp has spring kits too.
Kooks displayed its full exhaust for the 2015 Mustang GT. This unique system can be run with either a stock-diameter cat-back system or with Kooks full 3-inch setup.
Kooks displayed its full exhaust for the 2015 Mustang GT. This unique system can be run with either a stock-diameter cat-back system or with Kooks full 3-inch setup.
We got eyes on the real CDC Outlaw Mustang, and we have to report that it looks even better in person than it did in the renderings. The grille and paint-matched valance are particularly fetching, and the wheels are sharp. After the show, this one will be up for sale at Gaudin Ford.
We got eyes on the real CDC Outlaw Mustang, and we have to report that it looks even better in person than it did in the renderings. The grille and paint-matched valance are particularly fetching, and the wheels are sharp. After the show, this one will be up for sale at Gaudin Ford.
QA1 promises to have its carbon-fiber driveshafts available for SN-95 Mustangs by the spring.
QA1 promises to have its carbon-fiber driveshafts available for SN-95 Mustangs by the spring.
Airaid showed off its EcoBoost Mustang and Mustang GT cold-air intake systems. These parts started shipping this week, and we hope to test them in the near future.
Airaid showed off its EcoBoost Mustang and Mustang GT cold-air intake systems. These parts started shipping this week, and we hope to test them in the near future.
If you are going to push the limits of the S550 independent rear suspension, it looks like you’ll have plenty of options for shoring it up. Energy Suspension showed just how comprehensive its upgraded bushing offerings are for the new rear suspension with this display.
If you are going to push the limits of the S550 independent rear suspension, it looks like you’ll have plenty of options for shoring it up. Energy Suspension showed just how comprehensive its upgraded bushing offerings are for the new rear suspension with this display.
Want a stealth look but lower blower discharge temps, Afco had a black version of its popular dual-fan heat exchanger for Shelby GT500s. And, is that a dual-fan unit for supercharged Raptors in the background? It sure is.
Want a stealth look but lower blower discharge temps, Afco had a black version of its popular dual-fan heat exchanger for Shelby GT500s. And, is that a dual-fan unit for supercharged Raptors in the background? It sure is.
SCT and Bully Dog teamed up on this gorgeous S550 build. It rocks a red Whipple supercharger underhood. It also features bits from Eibach, Magnaflow, Nitto, Redline Tuning, Tru Fiber, and others. Obviously, SCT and Bully Dog tuned it up.
SCT and Bully Dog teamed up on this gorgeous S550 build. It rocks a red Whipple supercharger underhood. It also features bits from Eibach, Magnaflow, Nitto, Redline Tuning, Tru Fiber, and others. Obviously, SCT and Bully Dog tuned it up.

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