Jeeps of SEMA 2016
WRITTEN BY MIKE ACTON
PICTURES BY MIKE ACTON
SEMA is an exciting environment to see all sorts of off-road accessories, lift kits, bumpers, and other enhancements. With hundreds of manufacturers focused on off-highway products there is no shortage of demonstration vehicles wearing everything from functional body armor and pre-runner suspension systems, to outrageous lighting and entertainment systems fit only for competitive show cars.
Also on display are amazing trucks in all sizes, race cars, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, and even a couple ski boats with demonstration sound systems. Older vehicles have been restored to factory showroom quality in some cases, and others are modified to reflect how to use new technologies while maintaining the classic styling.
But being part of the off-road community, we naturally gravitate to all things dirt and dirt racing. Jeeps are a major part of the off-road legacy and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sold more than a million Jeep vehicles in 2014 alone. While not all of those sold were the classic Wrangler body style, and most likely will never see much use on dirt, those hard core wheelers and crawlers among us have plenty of upgrade options to ensure our rigs are truly trail ready.