Monthly Archives: February 2010

7 Fresh Automotive Accessories Available Now


Today’s a special day that only comes once every 4 years—it’s the closing ceremonies of yet another Winter Olympics. Finally, NBC will get back to airing stuff worth airing, and your neighbor will stop droning on and on about the intricacies of the Nordic combined and get back to droning on and on about The DHARMA Initiative.

To celebrate, we added some new product to the site. Check it out:

Pewag Cable Tire ChainsTrust us—bedazzling your tires with rhinestones is not going to give you all-weather traction like these snow chains. Conversely, strewing Pewag chain links across the back of your Canadian tuxedo is not going to score you any girl’s digits at the next flapjack social.

Pewag V-Trac Cable Tire Chains—Say goodbye to skid marks. V-Trac tire chains keep your sled fleet footed when Old Man Winter dumps his powdery load on your neck of the woods. Plus, these Pewag Glacier chains have a built-in rubber tensioner that keeps them snug against your tires.

Intro-Tech Designer Floor MatOh man, those designer mats by IntroTech Automotive make your rizz-ump look great, and their double-tufted heel pad protects against excessive wizz-air and tizz-air. What’s more, these haute couture carpet floor mats fit your floorboards to a tizz-e.

Anzo USA LED Truck Bed Lights—Cargo doesn’t like to admit it, but it’s scared of the dark. Cut it some slack already. These universal truck bed lights from Anzo USA are like high-powered nightlights for your truck’s bed.

Anzo USA Stealth Vision LED Fog Lights—Stealth vision: the next best thing to x-ray vision (and way more reliable than those x-ray specs you bought from the back of your Boy’s Life). In fact, these LED fog lights are so powerful, you might be able to convert them into grow lights.

Anzo USA Rugged Vision LED Off Road Lights—If your spouse has a hard time waking up in the morning, shine one of these Anzo off road lights in his/her face…that ought to do the trick.

Rancho My Ride Wireless Controller—Unlike social networking giant MyFace, the Rancho MyRide does something useful. This wireless shock controller gives you the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments to the stiffness of your Rancho shocks; it doesn’t provide a platform for self-absorbed chatter masquerading as communication.

GM Kills Hummer; Bald Eagle Sheds Tear


Death of the Hummer

Well, it’s official: GM is putting its Hummer marque out to pasture. GM had been in serious talks to sell this iconic brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing road construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks. However, Sichuan withdrew its bid because it could not receive the blessings of the Chinese government, which was concerned about the potential environmental and economic impacts of the Hummer.

GM says that they’re still open to new bids, but they’re going to move forward with winding down the operation.

In honor of the fallen marque, we’ve put together a gallery of Hummers in full glory. Requiescat in pace, Hummer. 

Test Your Car Knowledge & Waste Time at Work


Auto Hide 'n Seek Wallpaper

Like most worker bees, we don’t spend all of our time in the office hive busting our tailbones. Some goofing-off time is mandatory to stay sane and quiet those voices in your head that keep trying to convince you to just drop a deuce coupe in the boss’s desk drawer and move to Costa Rica.

But, you can’t be blatant about your time-theft at work. Kicking off your shoes, pointing your browser to Hulu.com and watching The Daily Show with a bowl of popcorn just won’t fly. You’ve got to have a little more tact than that. Continue reading

Gold-medal, Dope-free Automotive Accessories Now Available


What Would Brian Boitano Do?

Move over, Brian Boitano. The machismo-saturated world of American men’s figure skating has a new ice prince: Evan Lysacek. Although we’re not nearly as fierce on the ice as Evan, we’ve got mad skills when it comes to bringing you the best auto accessories at the best prices. Here are the latest additions from 2 big-name brands: Anzo and Centric.

Anzo Universal Conversion Headlights—Sick and tired of the dim dribble of light from your stock headlights? Well, Anzo conversion headlights pack some serious candle-power punch and are simple to install. Of course, if you’re looking to go ultra modern, consider stepping up to a pair of halo headlights.

Anzo Universal Conversion Headlights

Anzo Halogen Fog Lights—Eating at a Pea Soup Andersen’s is a time-honored road trip tradition; driving through pea soup, though, is a road trip spoiler. Before you head out, equip your ride with these powerful 6” halogen fog lights. They’re universal and come with a wiring harness, so you can mount them on just about any vehicle.

Anzo USA Halogen Fog Lights

Centric Premium RotorsHeart. Liver. Kidney. Rotor. Demand only premium replacements. If it’s going in your chest or on your chassis, you’ve got to be discerning. And, these choice brake rotors deliver the stopping-strength you need to come to a commanding halt.

Centric Premium Replacement Rotors

Poll: What’s the Best Modern Muscle Car?


Muscle Cars!

Muscle cars. Just hearing those two words is enough to send your testosterone production into overtime. But there’s one question that has remained unanswered since the ‘70s: which muscle car reigns supreme on the streets.

You’ve got 2 options to find that answer. First, you could drive around and tally up the urinating-Calvin window stickers to see which of the Big Three are golden-showered the least. But that’s a tad unscientific. The second option is a lot more accurate: take a poll! We’re counting on you to give us the definitive answer once and for all. Check out these 3 mean machines and cast your vote at the bottom. Continue reading

5 Songs for Slow Driving


Windy Road

Come here, baby. We’re going to turn the lights down low, spark up a stick of Nag Champa and slow things down a bit. Maybe you’d like to slip into something a little more comfortable? Go ahead, baby. Kick off that workaday world pantsuit and shimmy into that velvet number you’ve been saving for a special occasion. That’s right, mama—nighttime is the right time for letting it all hang out.

No, we’re not trying to seduce your old lady—we’re simply setting the mood before discussing 5 of our all-time favorite slow driving songs. Feeling mellow? Maybe a tad lugubrious? Good. You’re ready to read on. Continue reading

The 3 Best Mardi Gras-Inspired Factory Paintjobs


Mardi Gras

Grab a fistful of beads, your finest Rex costume and as much malt beverage as you can pour into your trombone because it’s Mardi Gras, I guarantee. Now, Fat Tuesday has lots of time-honored traditions (the eating of King Cake on Basin St, the vomiting of King Cake on Bourbon St), including draping everything that can be draped in the traditional Mardi Gras colors: green, purple and gold. To salute this day of devotion to deviance, we’re highlighting the 3 best Mardi Gras inspired factory paintjobs. Continue reading

A Score of New Accessories Now Available: From Hitch Locks to Floor Mats


Abraham Lincoln Surveying the Antietam Battlefield

Lo, on the eve of Honest Abe’s birthday, 4 score minus 4 score and 1 day Ago, AutoAnything brought forth on this Website a multitude of new products, conceived in Convenience, and dedicated to the Proposition that all Vehicles deserve to be better than Stock. Here’s what we’re now serving:

Trimax Wheel Chock Lock —Like a death grip on your tire, this Trimax lock makes your car or trailer’s wheel un-rotatable. Plus, it’s got a built-in chock, so you can chuck that make-shift 2×4 you’ve been wedging under your tire.

Trimax Chock Lock

Trimax Trailer LockBecause you want to wake up with your trailer where you left it, you need this ingenious trailer lock. It fits into your trailer’s coupler, making it impossible for goons to hitch up and drive off with your trailer.

Trimax Trailer Lock

Trimax Keyed-Alike Trailer Hitch & Coupler Lock Set —Look, janitors may have to tote around 10-pounds worth of keys, but they’re paid to bear that jangly burden. Why should you have to fumble with extra keys when only 1 key works with both the hitch lock and coupler lock in this deluxe set?

Trimax Keyed-Alike Trailer Hitch & Coupler Lock Set

Trimax Receiver LockYou can either lock it or lose it, and the former is the smart choice. Luckily, Trimax makes a wide array of hitch locks to keep your towables secure.

Trimax Receiver Lock

Trimax Wheel LockThis wheel lock is the closest thing to a proper police boot that you can get without racking up a dime’s worth of parking citations. And, the only way to make your trailer more secure is if you hired a Black Water security detail to guard it.

Trimax Wheel Lock

Ulti-MATE Pro Garage Storage Systems—No social-services bureaucrat is gonna label you a compulsive hoarder! Well, they might think it when they take a gander at your top-of-the-line Ulti-MATE Pro garage storage system.

Ulti-MATE Pro Garage Storage Systems

Ulti-MATE Garage Storage System—Finally! A place to keep that Manga collection under wraps. This mid-range Ulti-MATE garage storage systems comes in a wide array of options that you can mix-n-match to build the perfect closets to hide your skeletons.

Ulti-MATE Garage Storage Systems

Ulti-MATE Starfire Storage Systems—Stash your booty in these deluxe Ulti-MATE garage organizers, and you’ll always know exactly where your Dremel and tap set are.

Ulti-MATE Starfire Storage Systems

TrynEx SnowEx Wireless Salt Spreaders—This remote-controlled tailgate salt spreader from SnowEx is incredibly convenient when you’ve got things to do, people to see, and places to salt. Just hitch it up, fill it up, and let ‘er rip. You have total control right from the comfort of your cockpit.

TrynEx SnowEx Wireless Salt Spreaders

Nifty Elite Floor Mats—Whoa, whoa, whoa there, unruly mob. Before you gather your pitchforks and torches, listen up: these new Nifty floor mats did not go to Harvard, nor do they drink lattes. They just happen to have a smart, custom-molded design with a raised lip around the perimeter to stop the sticky, soggy beast unleashed from your toppled cans of Monster from sloshing around.

Nifty Elite Floor Mats

The 2010 Chevy Camaro Options Dealerships Don’t Want You to Know About


2010 Camaro

Shhhhh. Are you alone? Take a look over your shoulder, under your desk, behind your fridge. Don’t see any GM representatives milling around, do you? No 5’ 9” dudes with well-groomed beards, impeccably ironed polo shirts and sensible loafers? Good. If they knew what you were about to read, they’d plotz! Continue reading

The New 2011 BMW X5 Cometh


2011 BMW X5

April may be the cruelest month, but BMW is poised to stir the automotive world’s dull roots by officially unveiling their latest iteration of the X5. AutoAnything is here to play Madame Sosostris, peering into the future to unlock the secrets of the BMW X5. (P.S. Fear death by water!) Continue reading

5 Songs for Fast Driving


This Ride Will Rock Your Face Off

Can the cops really blame us for thumbing our noses at their speed limits? The intoxicating blend of raw power under the hood and Raw Power blasting through the stereo is enough to strip away the inhibitions of even the most defensive drivers. But, not all music inspires machismo motoring. The only reason you’d drive fast with Yani coming through the speakers is to plow harder into a brick wall to end your suffering. Here are a handful of tracks that redline our engines and eardrums.  Continue reading

A Bonanza of New Accessories at AutoAnything: Everything from LED Tail Lights to Turbo Downpipes


Frozen Car

It’s so cold in the SD (San Diego, not South Detroit). But we’re beating old man winter’s frigidity by huddling around the warm glow of our monitors and launching a cornucopia of new accessories.

MBRP DownpipeYou’ve heard it time and again: thicker and wider is better. When it comes to turbo downpipes, no ones makes a girthier option than MBRP. Plus, these burly pipes are custom made to fit your exact rig, ensuring a direct install and wicked power gains.

MBRP Turbo Downpipe

Edge Juice with AttitudeCS or CTS—In the past, the Edge Juice was controlled by their plain-Jane Attitude monitor. Well, times have changed, and now Edge chips has upgraded the diesel tuning experience by reinventing the Attitude with a whole new interface: the CS Attitude and the CTS Attitude. What’s the difference, you ask? Well, the Edge CTS has a touch screen and the Edge CS doesn’t…that’s it.

Edge Juice with CS or CTS

Coverking Molded Dash Covers—Not to be confused with moldy dash covers, these molded Coverking dash covers are custom sculpted to match the shape and curvature of your dash. And, they come in a veritable rainbow of colors to match or accent your interior.

Coverking Molded Dash Covers

Dash Designs Rear Deck CoversLike long bangs covering an acne-riddle teen’s forehead, these rear deck covers mask any pre-existing damage and shield against blemishes. And, they’re made from the same great material as Dash Designs carpet dashboard covers.

Dash Designs Carpet Rear Deck Covers

Dash Designs Velour Rear Deck CoversLike a Gucci tracksuit for your car’s interior, this deck cover is made from a soft, sumptuous velour fabric. Don’t fret if the paparazzi mistake your rear deck for J Lo—they’re not the brightest bulbs.

Dash Designs Velour Rear Deck Covers

Spyder Euro Tail LightsHasselhoff tested, Hasselhoff approved! Spyder Euro Tail Lights blend the best Bavarian styles with durable construction for the ultimate automotive lighting upgrade.

Spyder Euro Tail Lights

Spyder LED Tail LightsSome brainiacs who do Greek believe that the LED version of Spyder tail lights are the greatest thing to happen to illumination since Prometheus stole fire from the gods. We agree.

Spyder LED Tail Lights

Spyder Fog LightsNot only are these fog lights custom sized for a perfect fit on your ride, but many also sport halos like Byzantine paintings—old-school. These fog lights are the perfect choice for replacing busted OEM fog lights or adding new fog lights at a fraction of the dealership price.

Spyder Fog Lights

Spyder HeadlightsDon’t let The Wallflowers steer you wrong! Drive it home with 2 headlights. And, if you’re sick of those bland stock headlights, Spyder lights make a custom-designed set of aftermarket headlights that boost your visibility and your style.

Spyder Headlights

Spyder LED Third Brake LightsIf your third eye’s blind, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-not turn on bad ‘90s alt-blah-rock—just fix it with a replacement from Spyder. Besides fitting like an OEM third brake light, your Spyder third brake light looks sharp and is a cinch to install.

Spyder LED Third Brake Lights

Yakima PowderHound Ski RackThis personal-sized Yakima ski rack is perfect for friendless mogul runners and misanthropic downhillers—it feeds your ennui. It can hold up to 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards, or just 1 pair of skis or 1 board when you’re skiing solo.

Yakima PowderHound Ski Rack & Snowboard Rack

CURT Venturer Brake Controller—Not to be confused with the CURT Reflex or CURT Discovery, this CURT brake controller delivers quality timed brake control at an incredibly affordable price.

CURT Venturer Brake Controller

Peek-a-boo: New Braking Problems Pop Up in the Prius


2010 Toyota Prius

Just when you thought that Toyota had a grasp on its malfunctioning accelerator woes, new revelations cast doubt on the brake system of their vaunted 2010 Prius (I can almost hear the muffled cries of chetsu! from across the Pacific). Before you rush out to your already besieged local Toyota dealership, know this: no recall has been announced on the 2010 Prius. Continue reading

Toyota Recall: The Fix Is In


Toyota

It hasn’t been a good month for Toyota. The embattled auto manufacturer had to recall more than 2-million of its most popular vehicles because of problems with the gas pedal sticking in the Go! position. However, Toyota says it now has a fix for the sticky accelerators, and parts should be hitting the dealerships this week. Continue reading