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SEMA Global Media Awards:
SEMA recognizes that automotive personalization and customization is growing worldwide. Though the appeal of making cars and trucks fit one’s lifestyle has strong roots in the United States, this enthusiast attitude is universal—and growing. SEMA introduced the Global Media Award program in 2004 to highlight the wide appeal to enthusiasts on every continent of specialty-equipment products that are on display at the SEMA Show.
For the sixth year, a panel of top automotive journalists from 15 countries throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America served on the SEMA Global Media Awards (GMA) panel.
The voting panel reviewed nearly 3000 new products that were featured in this year’s SEMA Show. Each journalist selected 10 products that would be of most interest to their publications’ readers and most likely succeed comercially in their respective countries
Recognized Product: Ultimate LS Master Kit for LS1/LS2/LS6- 500HP w/o Transmission Control w/Inline Fuel Pump
Each year, someone at the SEMA trade show answers questions that we hadn’t thought about before the show. One of this year’s answers came from FiTech Fuel Injection, which answered the question, “Have we accomplished everything we can with fuel injection?”
“I knew from years and years of doing this that when people get confused about something, they shy away from it,” said Ken Farrell, president of FiTech. “That is what made our first product so successful. It was that intermediate-level product that allowed guys to to put EFI into their car without needing to swap a late-model engine into their car. They could just go with throttle body fuel injection. Now with the Ultimate LS Kit, we have given them the option of putting that LS in their car if they want to.”
When asked what the Ultimate LS Kit was about, Ken said, “Converting a carbureted engine to EFI was just the first step. When the LS engine came out, guys would take one out of a donor car, put an intake manifold on it, then put an EFI system back on it.”
If you acquired an LS engine, it might cost you a thousand bucks depending on what you were getting. That is where the economy aspect stopped with an LS conversion,” he added. “Then it would cost you a fortune to get that thing in the car and running. By the time you nickel and dime’d it, with a custom ECU or wiring harness, the price tag started going up from there. Intake manifolds, injectors, the reflash or the reprogramming, all that stuff adds up.”
In addition to the cost, Ken explained that people didn’t always know what parts needed to use together to make these LS EFI systems work. “It got confusing for some guys, and they needed a specialist to help them get it done,” he said. “We thought that if there was just a place where you could put everything needed in one box, it would make it so much easier for the guys that wanted to do these LS swaps.”
LAS VEGAS, NV — FiTech introduced a brand-new induction kit for LS engines at the 2016 SEMA Show which company officials say is the easiest and least-expensive way to upgrade old factory hardware or top off your new LS long block.
These new FiTech Ultimate LS Induction Systems are built to work with LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6, and L92 engines. Kits start at $1,499, and are available for applications up to 750 horsepower.
For a closer look, check out this video and our SEMA photos below!
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