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18 New Ways to Spend Money on Your Auto


Is it just me, or is Freddy Prinze Jr.’s career buried next to Jimmy Hoffa? If today’s avalanche of new accessories doesn’t inspire another Scooby-Doo movie, I may have to get this Prinze4Eva tattoo lasered off.

Hella Optilux 1450 Fog LightsThese smallish fog lights from Hella lights were originally designed 42 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but they were deemed heretical and locked away in the Pontiff’s chifforobe until now.

Hella Optilux 2020 Combo Fog and Driving LightsYou couldn’t even decide on which absurd TGIF cocktail to order last night, but you expect to decide between getting fog lights or driving lights? Son, just get these two-in-one lamps from Hella Automotive Lights and stop your hem-hawing.

Hella Optilux 1200 Series Fog LightsFeature: They’re oblong fog lights, dude. Benefit: Use ’em the next time you’re driving through Colorado in a snow storm after finishing your novel, and maybe you won’t go off the road and end up trapped in a sledgehammer-wielding kook’s basement, you dirty bird, you.

Hella Black Magic LightsAlthough perfectly titled to spotlight your next voodoo ceremony, these Hella driving lights summon black optics—not malicious powers.

Hella Micro FF Fun Cube Driving & FogJust imagine how much faster Mario could navigate through the streets of Dark Land with these automotive lights blinding the Koopa Troopas.

Hella Optilux 1300 Driving LightsThey’re round, they make light, they’re affordable, they’re driving lights.

Hella Optilux 1400 Driving LightsThey’re rectangular, they make light, they’re affordable, they’re driving lights.

TruXedo TonneauMateMate a golden retriever with a poodle, you get a golden doodle. Mate a pickup tonneau cover with a truck tool box, you get this deluxe tonneau accessory from TruXedo. Dr. Moreau would be proud.

Escort RedLine Radar DetectorIf the M*A*S*H unit had one of these detectors from Escort Radar, they would have detected Radar O’Reilly before he delivered the news of Colonel Blake’s copter crash, sparing us all the sadness.

ARB Safari SnorkelNot to be confused with a beautiful Hawaiian excursion, these safari snorkels from ARB are just what your off-roader needs to breathe underwater.

ARB Rear BumperWhere else can you transform your whole backside for under a grand? These rear bumpers from ARB do to your dune-surfer what Billy Blanks does to your rump.

ARB Deluxe Bull BarsNot just any run-of-the-mill truck bull bars; these ARB bars are Deluxe with a capital “D.”

ARB Sahara Bull BarsNever venture into the Sahara without your Sahara, and possibly a girl named Sarah. These boss bars from ARB 4X4 are both a bumper and center center grille guard combined.

FANMATS NHL Cargo MatsThese logo cargo liners from FANMATS are perfect for keeping your soiled hockey gear from ruining your ride’s carpeting.

FANMATS NFL Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “hockey gear” with “football gear.”

FANMATS NBA Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “football gear” with “basketball gear.”

FANMATS MLB Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “basketball gear” with “baseball gear.”

FANMATS College Cargo MatsThese cargo & trunk liners are the perfect buffer between your Natty Ice keg and your ride’s carpeting.

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14 Funky Fly Fresh Accessories For Friday


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It’s Aloha Day (R.I.P. IZ) at work today, and we were treated to our usual Free Breakfast Friday. But I have a bone to pick: Were this an authentic Aloha Day, the break room would have been filled with the sweet sweet smells of grilled Spam, sticky rice and ketchup, rather than the usual aroma of Hot Pockets and Activia. Oh well. In spite of this cultural faux pas, we still added a whopping 14 new accessories onto AutoAnything.com. Sneak a peak:

Rhino Rack Ski & Snowboard Rack

  • Feature: These roof ski & snowboard racks from Rhino Rack carry up to six pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.
  • Benefit: If you always drive around with your Burton, you’ll have at least some justification for continuing to wear that fleece jester cap, even though your friends and coworkers really know that you’re just a raging Phish-head.

Rhino-Rack Ski & Snowboard Rack

Rhino Boat Loader

  • Feature: Rhino Racks boat loader automatically loads and unloads a boat onto your roof rack.
  • Benefit: Makes boat thievery a lot gentler on your hernia.

Rhino-Rack Side Boat Loader

Rhino-Rack Cargo Bag

  • Feature: Carries a grip of gear on your roof, keeping it protected from the elements.
  • Benefit: Strikes terror in your children after you threaten to stuff the next one who screams into the time-out roof cargo bag.

Rhino-Rack Luggage Cargo Bags

Softride Top Tube Bike Frame AdapterUnlike more common cosmetic enhancements, adding a top tube won’t clear up your wrinkles, inhibit you from showing emotion or drain your wallet. But, using one of these Softride bike rack accessories changes its look and functionality all for less than $30—no risks involved.

Softride Top Tube Bike Frame Adapter

Wrockit Wrench Open-End Ratchet WrenchesOr, as Scooby-Doo would call them, Wrockit Wrench Ropen-Rend Ratchet Wrenches. These ingenious tools combine the rapid-tightening of a ratchet with the convenience of a wrench. A geneticist would call it a chimera.

Wrockit Wrench Open-End Ratchet Wrenches

Clingo Universal Hands Free PodiumThe difference that separates the Clingo hands free podium from most lecture podiums is that this one doesn’t tend to result in sweaty palms, cracking voices and a roomful of people being pictured in their underwear. But seriously, folks. These deluxe mobile electronics holders are the perfect addition to your assortment of desktop distractions.

Clingo Universal Hands Free Podium

Clingo Parabolic Sound SphereEven if geometry was never your strong point, you’re sure to appreciate how Clingo uses parabolas and spheres to create this stylish sound system. It’s both a natural amplifier for your iPhone, iPod or other portable MP3 player, and it’s a helmet in a pinch.

Clingo Parabolic Sound Sphere

Clingo Universal Car Vent MountYour vents could be spewing out the coldest of air, but your new vent-mounted Clingo mobile electronics holder is still going to look hot in your ride.

Clingo Universal Car Vent Mount

Gorilla Net Cargo NetJust as Tarzan’s jungle canopy provides security for the creatures of the rainforest, the Gorilla Net Cargo Net provides security for the contents of your truck bed. The only way to keep your stuff more secure than with these cargo nets & tie-downs would be if you trained an actual gorilla to lay in your truck bed and hold everything down with her heft.

Gorilla Net Cargo Net

Tripledge Wiper BladesThese Tripledge wipers are so thorough, even Prince Akeem Joffer would be impressed.

Tripledge Wiper Blades

Tripledge Green Wiper BladesThese are the first windshield wipers deemed safe for septic tanks, plastic pipes and municipal water systems. We’re talking greener-then-Woody-Harrelson’s-cigarettes green, and that’s mighty green, baby. Thanks, Tripledge.

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper Blades

Armor All Premium Wiper BladesJust like “extreme” and “supreme;” adding “premium” to a product name gives it the nebulous distinction of being better. But, these Armor All wiper blades are pretty premium—they leave a thin film of water-repellent goo on your windshield, so water beads up and wipes away easier.

Armor All Premium Wiper Blades

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper BladesYou can juice up, shave your armpits, get a spray tan, apply a glistening sheen of posing oil and flex like Lou Ferrigno. But, it won’t clear your windshield like these travel accessories from Armor All. They’re curved like a banana, which keeps them pressed against your windshield for more powerful wipes.

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper Blades

AEM Replacement Air Intake FilterMom was right: generic-brand dextro is just as good as Robitussin in purple drank, and AEM replacement air intake filters are just as effective as K&N air filters in air intake systems.

AEM Replacement Air Intake Filter

New air intakes cometh, plus a few more new products


I hate waiting. That’s why I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. On the one hand, I love that there’s a pile of gifts waiting for me under the tree. On the other hand, I hate knowing that there’s a pile of gifts waiting for me under the tree but all I can do is poke and stare at them until the big day. Advent calendars are like chocolate torture!

You hate waiting, too. Luckily, the wait is over for the mystery air intakes. Ladies and gentlemen, shake hands with Takeda (and a few others from Rugged Ridge and Rampage products).

Takeda Cold Air Intake

 

Takeda Air Intake Systems

Japanophiles rejoice—first we got anime, then manga, and now Takeda.

 

Rampage Halogen Headlight Conversion Kits

 

Rampage Halogen Conversion Headlight Kits

If you sit far enough back from your monitor, they look like someone disassembled Johnny 5’s eyeballs. I bet it was a jealous Guttenberg.

 

Rugged Ridge 10,500 lb Winch

 

Rugged Ridge 10,500 lb Winch

If you’re a pirate, get a wench—if you’re an off-roader, get a winch.

 

Rugged Ridge 8,500 lb Winch

 

Rugged Ridge 8,500 lb Winch

If you’re a smaller pirate, get a smaller wench—if you’re a smaller off-roader, get a smaller winch.

 

New Tonneau Covers, Air Intakes & Air Filters on the Way


Christmas Shopping Tag

Just a heads up to the holiday shoppers out there, we’ve got a slick new tonneau cover on the way from BAK.  It’s another BAKflip folding model, similar to the G2 and the HD.  More details to follow.

We’ve also teamed up with a new company specializing in air filters and air intakes.  Featuring state of the art construction and space age materials, these new intake parts are going to make a big splash when they land on our site. Keep an eye out for the new product release coming later this week!

Jeep Accessories & Mobile Electronics, Plus New Garage, Travel, Tailgating, Tire & Wheel Accessories – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


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It’s true. Big changes don’t just come after getting your fortune read by an unplugged Zoltar Speaks machine. Case in point: AutoAnything’s Accessory Aisle section underwent some hefty construction last night, resulting in a new, improved way to shop, here’s what happened:

New Departments

  • Mobile Electronics: The high-tech home to everything from power adapters to backup sensors and cameras.
  • Tire & Wheel Accessories: Everything you’d ever need for your wheels and tires (save for aftermarket wheels or new tires…for now).
  • Winter Driving Accessories: Here’s where you’ll find snow plows, snow shades, snow chains, snow men, Snow Patrol, and the latest Macintosh operating system, Snow Leopard.

Improved Departments

  • Garage Accessories: Updated with new categories and a new piece of carpet positioned under your Dodge’s leaky oil pan.
  • Tailgating Accessories: Remember the Automotive Gear department? This is now that, only trimmed down to showcase the stuff you’d use to party in a parking lot.
  • Travel Accessories: Dead is the Driving Accessories department and its hodgepodge of automotive bric-a-brac. From its ashes rises Travel Accessories (now with approximately 43% less bric-a-brac).

Oh, and we also launched some new products for good measure:

  • Clean Tools Ultimate Car Cleaning Kit – Since that orbital power-waxer and rolling cooler/stool combo don’t quite define you as a clean-car guy, there’s this, the Ultimate Car Cleaning Kit from Clean Tools.
  • Clean Tools Ultimate Detailing Kit – If Obsessive Auto Detailing were a spectator sport, this would be akin to pro swimming’s Arena X-Glide.
  • Clean Tools Ultimate Car Wash Kit – If you wash your car like a mysophobe washes his hands, this is the kit for you.
  • Clean Tools Absorber Synthetic Chamois – You know, there always seems to be a time and place for synthetic leather. And this little guy puts more shame on  ShamWow than Vince Shlomi.
  • AlphaTherm Windshield Washer Heater – Writing your name in the snow was never this much fun.
  • Rampage Jeep Seat Covers – Rampage: it’s not just a classic arcade game or a side effect of the HGH you’ve been injecting between your toes. It’s also a company that makes stuff for your Jeep, like this new set of seat covers we launched.  Also comes with a matching steering wheel cover because, as Rampage’s demographic studies indicate, people with messy bottoms often have cruddy hands, too.
  • Smittybilt Nerf Steps – Dress your vehicle to the nines with the style and strength of these tough new steps.
  • Smittybilt Sure-Step Nerf Steps – Unlike those other slippery nerf steps, these ones give you a firm stepping point.

A slew of new Jeep items came in from Rugged Ridge:

  • Jeep Air Intake System – Power-up your Jeep’s lungs with this oxygen-sucking system.
  • Jeep Throttle Body Spacers – If your Jeep needs some space, it doesn’t mean you need to start packing your bags. Just pick up one of these.
  • HID Off-Road Lights – Because driving in the dark never works out very well. Light up your trails with the power of HID lights.
  • Jeep Exhaust Headers – Built for both extreme and Xtreme conditions, these headers take on your toughest challenges.
  • Jeep Exhaust System – Adds style and tone to the back of your Jeep with its dual-tip design and cat-back goodness.

That’s it for this weekly installment, check back later for some slacker-friday fun.

Car Covers, RV Covers, Motorcycle Covers and ATV Gear – An AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


With summer getting closer by the minute, we thought it’d be a good idea to provide you with some options to deck out your power toys. So we took a close look at what was available, made a few new friends and added a TON of new products. Strap on your new product shoes and take a walk with us through the new toy store.  Most of the following products can be found in the brand-new ATV, Boat & RV Accessories department; there you’ll be able to find boat covers, trailer covers, RV covers and RV accessories.

Stay tuned, this is just the first round of new products for today. Check back later this afternoon for the skinny on the rest of the stuff we’ve been adding (hint: some of them are inflatable and sorta-seaworthy!)

Hit the jump for the pics, 56K beware!

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New Air Intake Systems, Cash Back Rebates and Great Promos – AutoAnything Weekly Update


January has come and gone, the Steelers just barely beat out the Card’s in the Superbowl and Punxsutawney Phil gets to take another 6 weeks of PTO. As exciting as all that has been, we’ve got some breaking news of our own that hasn’t hit the papers yet.

We’ve added two new products, a cold air intake and a beefy throttle body spacer, both from Street & Performance Electronics. We also setup some fantastic promos with our vendors. They’re so good, in fact, that even our little groundhog friend will be sorry he hibernated through the deals.  :)

New Products from Street & Performance Electronics

  • Helix Power Tower Plus Throttle Body Spacer – The Helix Power Tower Plus gives incoming air the perfect swirly, purported to offer up to an extra 22 HP if you gun it or an extra 4 MPG if you feather it. This bolt-on spacer is pretty easy to install, taking about 45 minutes for most vehicles.
  • AirMax Spiral Flow Air Intake – Here again, Street & Performance puts to work the idea that spinning air swirls some extra horsepower out of the engine. This time, it’s a rifled sleeve inside the intake tube that starts the spin and gets all that extra air in line to burn. Good for extra power, torque and maybe even an MPG or two, this spiral flow intake comes with a high flow washable air filter and a steel heat shield for maximum engine gains. The whole kit comes powder coated for a flawless finish.

Promotions and Rebates

If you thought new products were the only thing we’ve been working on, then you should be stoked to know that we’ve lined up some $25 rebates on a few AFE products and some special promos with Truxedo, BAK, Extang, Undercover, Borla and MBRP. Here’s the deal:

$25 Rebate on AFE Stage 2 Intakes, Blade Runner Manifold & Exhaust Systems

AFE – Get a $25 cash card (via AFE mail-in-rebate) on AFE’s Stage 2 intake, the Blade Runner intake manifold, the Mach Force XP & Large Bore HD exhaust systems. The purchase must be made between 2/1/09 and 4/30/09, click the banner for complete details.

  1. AFE Stage 2 Air Intake – More than just an air filter and plenum, the stage 2 kit replaces your entire air intake tract, improving flow dynamics by providing a more laminar air flow straight into the manifold.
  2. AFE Blade Runner – Perfectly complement your air intake with the Blade Runner intake manifold. Larger than stock and constructed from high quality materials, AFE’s Blade Runner intake manifold will flow more air into your engine, letting it breathe easier and make more power.
  3. AFE Exhaust – Available in two flavors:
  • The AFE Large Bore HD Exhaust is a great way to beef up your exhaust tone. The Large Bore HD uses oversized aluminized tubing to free up extra horsepower and give your engine a nice low end grunt. Available in both cat back and turboback styles.
  • AFE Mach Force XP Exhaust – For maximum power gains, look no further than the Mach Force XP from AFE. Up to 5″ stainless steel piping is used on this monster exhaust, thereby minimizing back pressure and allowing your turbo to spool faster and make more boost. Turboback or catback, it’s your choice, but no matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed by the power gains.

We’ve also worked out a few truck tonneau cover and exhaust promos.  All of these promotions are valid through 2/28/09. Here’s the quick and dirty break down, click the links if you want to get all the details.

  1. Truxedo Tonneau – Free Tailgate seal with the purchase of any Truxedo Tonneau.
  2. Extang Tonneau – Free MaxSeal tailgate seal with the purchase of a Trifecta, BlackMax, Tuff Tonneau III , RT Tonneau or Revolution tonneau cover.
  3. Undercover Tonneau – Free MaxSeal Tailgate Seal with all Undercover tonneau cover orders.
  4. BAK RollBAK Tonneau Cover – Free Door Sill Protector with the purchase of a BAK RollBAK tonneau cover
  5. Lund Tonneau – Purchase any Lund Genesis tonneau cover and get a free MaxSeal Tailgate seal.
  6. MBRP Exhaust – Free MBRP Exhaust Tip with the purhase of an MBRP 4″ Diesel Exhaust System.
  7. Borla Exhaust – Free Borla Hat with the purchase of any Borla exhaust system or header kit.

That’s what I’ve got for you this week, but keep an eye on the blog to stay in the loop, we’ll have even more for you next week.

UPDATE: EDGE PERFORMANCE CHIPS PROMO

We’ve taken an additional 10% off the Edge Evolution, Edge Mileage and Edge Juice programmers. Not only that, but we’ll overnight ship your order for FREE and throw in a Edge sweatshirt at no additional cost.  This promotion just started today and ends 3/5/09, so if you’ve been wanting an Edge power programmer, don’t miss out on this deal because it’s the best you’ll find, on or off the net.

New Floor Mats, Cold Air Intake, a Jeep Soft Top and More – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


We sincerely hope you all enjoyed your New Years.  If you’ve got some resolutions for 2009, put them into action now, I’m sure that ’09 will fly by just as fast as ’08 did.

One of our resolutions for 2009 is to improve the amount of quality auto parts that we carry.  We decided not to slack on it, so this week we’ve got 1 new department, 2 new brands, 5 revamped categories and 5 more auto parts for you to quench your thirst for customized auto accessories.

  • Husky Chrome Fender Vents – Because no vehicle should be without fender vents, despite how it was made. Match your vehicle’s outside to how it feels inside with a pair of chrome side fender vents from Husky. No one can tell they’re fake – really.  Available in honeycomb, louver and punch styles, you can find all three of them in our new Fender Vent category.
  • Husky WeatherBeater Floor Liners – I could make a crude joke about the WeatherBeater’s double entendre name, but these custom-molded liners don’t deserve to be jerked around. They’re the spit of the Husky Liners except that they’re ribbed with grooves to manage fluids better. They’re only sold in sets (front and rear together) and are easily installed single-handedly.  Available in the standard black, grey and tan colors.
  • WeatherTech Bug Deflector – For some folks, deflecting the criticisms of envious peers is all in a day’s work. Same goes for the WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector—deflecting the onslaught of bugs and debris that blast your vehicle’s hood is just what it does. Aerodynamic, sleek, virtually indestructible and features a no-drill installation.
  • RBP Cold Air Intakes – Bask in the glory that is RBP. With all the benefits you’d expect from, say, an Airaid air intake, these cold air intakes also have RBP’s wicked logo embossed on the lid.  Includes a 5-layer filter for gas engines and an extra thick 7-layer filter for diesels.

We’re also throwing a major bone to all the Jeep heads out there.  We’ve got a new Jeep Top & Doors department.  Here you can find our new Rampage Jeep soft top.  We’ve also relocated our OR-FAB Jeep door sets, their sport Jeep roll cage, Jeep bumper and spare tire carriers to this new department for your convenience.

  • Rampage Jeep Soft Top –  Rampage Jeep Soft Tops are custom-made to factory specs, come in a variety of colors and fabrics, and just look good all-around.   Do you only need to replace the fabric and windows?  Not a problem; these are available as an OEM replacement soft top or as a complete kit, allowing you to maximize your dollar and minimize waste.  You can find them in the new Jeep Tops & Doors department, under Jeep Soft Tops.

Automotive Lights, Performance Parts and More Bling than Your Christmas Tree – AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


Even as it gets close to Christmas, we haven’t slowed down a bit and we have a Big update for you this week.  Make sure to fasten your seat belt as I get you caught up to speed.

APC – If you’re thinking you’ve seen this name before, you’re right. Gone for a while but back again and better than ever, APC is now under the corporate wing of Pilot Automotive.

  • APC Headlights – Whether you choose the black or the chrome housing, these projector headlights will light up the road ahead with a brilliant luminance.
  • APC LED Tail Lights – LED tail lights offer you that new car look without the new car price.  Individual LED’s will illuminate your tail lights and ignite your ride’s style.
  • APC Diamond Cut Tail Lights – Inexpensive with a high quality finish, APC’s diamond cut tail lights will transform your auto into a real head turner.  You even get your choice of chrome or black housings.
  • APC Euro Tail Lights – Get that Euro look without violating any laws.  APC’s Euro style tail lights are SAE and DOT approved, so you’ll never get in trouble with the law for having some extra flare.  Sonically welded for superior moisture sealing, these tail lights are the clear choice for brighter tail lights.
  • APC Parking Lights – Custom made for your vehicle and DOT approved, APC’s parking lights are perfect for replacing broken and worn out parking lights.
  • APC Corner Lights – Available in diamond, euro and amber styles, these corner lights will be sure to accent your vehicle in just the right way.
  • APC Bumper Lights – Need some better light on the down-low?  No better way than getting a fresh set of APC bumper lights installed.  Constructed from plastic and precision molded to fit your bumper, these bumper lights are as durable as they are easy to install.
  • APC Headlight Bulbs – Are you tired of the light output of your dull-yellow stock headlight bulb?  Are your dim fog’s not cutting it anymore?  Then step up to a brilliant set of APC Plasma and fog light bulbs.  You’ll get brighter whites and more illumination for better visibility and safer driving.

Spectre

  • Spectre Air Filter – Get more horsepower and better filtration with a Spectre air filter.  Washable and reusable, Spectre’s air filters are made from tough cotton gauze to last you (and your vehicle) a lifetime.
  • Spectre Cold Air Intake – Letting your engine breathe better has so many benefits; faster acceleration, higher engine efficiency and even improvements to fuel economy.  Reap these benefits today by getting a Spectre cold air intake system.

Wellstar – We can’t get enough of Wellstar lately; they keep sending us new products and we keep adding them.  I guess we’re suckers for bling.

  • Wellstar Complete Chrome Kit – Smear your ride with chrome bits from Wellstar.  This chrome kit is easy to install on any vehicle, using 3M tape to adhere over your stock parts.  Made from tough ABS plastic and them chrome plated to a high shine, these kits will set your ride apart from the rest for years to come.

Thule

  • Thule 562 Ski Rack – This non-locking ski rack is both functional and cheap, perfect for those times you only need to get to and from the mountain without making a pit stop at BeauJo’s Pizza.  Vertically holds two pairs of ski’s; sorry snowboarders, you’re not invited on this trip.

Window Canvas – Plaster your ride with pride and expressions that only Window Canvas rear window graphics can deliver.  Many flavors to choose from, so take your pick.

  • Window Canvas Flag Window Graphics – Let everyone around you know where your allegiance lies with this vinyl flag graphic.  Available in lots of flavors, from American to Confederate to Jamaican.  And if your into this kinda thing, make sure to check out the “Vengeance Clown” graphic, it’s wild.
  • Window Canvas Military Window Graphics – Show your support to our troops with these Military themed rear window graphics.  By land, sea or air, these graphics will clearly let everyone know which military branch you back.
  • Window Canvas NFL Window Graphics – With the Superbowl just over two months away, nothing will let you support your team like an NFL window graphic.  If you consider yourself a die hard fan, let everybody know it by pasting one of these across your rear window.
  • Window Canvas NBA Window Graphics – Don’t like football? How about basketball?  Same story here, just different logos and different passions.
  • Window Canvas MLB Window Graphics – Is football or basketball in the off-season? Don’t get caught with your guard down by showing pride for your favorite baseball team.
  • Window Canvas Ford Window Graphics – Make your truck look like it was built Ford Tough with a Ford rear window graphic.  You choose: black background or burly diamond plate.
  • Window Canvas Personal Expressions Window Graphics – Personal expression is all about, well, personal expression.  So it doesn’t matter what you want on your rear window, from a hottie to a beefcake, from a kitties to camouflage, we’ve got it all.

New Winter Driving Products – AutoAnything Weekly Product Review


Turkey day is right around the corner, which means that fall is now behind us and we are on the cusp of the winter season. Much like that childhood story of the Squirrel and the Grasshopper, we’ve been working hard in preparation for the cold winter months ahead of us. We’ve got three new seat covers from Cal Trend to help keep your buns warm and your style fresh. Available in three styles;

In our Driving Accessories department, you can find our new line of Thule snow chains. We’ve got five chain-linked styles to help you get through whatever the winter weather throws at you.

  • Thule CB-12 tire chains are a standard, economical tire chain that will safely get you from point A to point B without breaking your piggy bank in the process.
  • Thule CS-10 tire chains are easy to slip on any tire and feature a self-tightening system to keep them hugging your wheels. When you’re ready to take them off, just hit the quick release button and prepare to stow.
  • Thule K-Summit tire chains are the creme de la creme of tire chains. Using a special lug nut mounted ratcheting system, these chains require no rear wheel clearance and feature tightening springs that eliminate wheel-slap and maximize grip.
  • Thule XB-16 tire chains are made from heavy duty chain links to claw through even the thickest road ice. Color coded assembly points make for easy installation in bleak weather conditions.
  • Thule XG-12 tire chains are specially made for heavier vehicles, constructed of hardened steel and designed to give extra grip when you need it most.

With these snow chains, you’ll be prepared to go out in any conditions, whether you’re going to the grocery store or hitting the slopes. Now that you’ve got the ability to drive in snowy weather, you should also be able to bring all your gear along too, which is why we added another ski rack, bike rack and a cargo roof bag line that will keep your necessities dry in rain, sleet or snow.

  • The Thule SnowCat ski and snowboard rack can latch onto your factory roof rails and then secure up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards for your mogul/shredding pleasure.
  • The Yakima Beddy Jo truck bed bike rack secures two bikes safely in the bed of your truck, keeping them from getting scratched up, dinged or stolen.
  • The Yakima GetOut roof cargo bag offers up to 13 cubic feet of additional cargo space and provides some weatherproofing, perfect for traveling through mild weather conditions.
  • The Yakima GetOut Pro roof cargo bag has all the same great features as the original GetOut, but has durable weatherproof seams and a bug-splatter-friendly finish.
  • The Yakima FarOut roof cargo bag is a campers dream. This triple-duty cargo bag can be strapped to your roof, used as a backpack or a hanging closest for maximum versatility. Offering 7 cubic feet of storage space, the FarOut cargo bag gives you the most functionality and portability for the buck.

If you’re rolling around in the snow, you should do it with some style. We added some more chrome accessories and another grille guard too:

And if you’re looking for more power, we got you covered there too. Remember last week when we added BBK? Well we got two more kick ass BBK performance products and a few from DiabloSport too.

  • BBK cold air intake systems net you an additional 7 to 21 horsepower by feeding your engine cooler air in bigger quantities than your stock air intake would allow.
  • A BBK intake manifold will let your engine produce up to 24 more horses by flowing even more air directly into your cylinders. Made from premium aluminum, this intake manifold saves weight, adds power and looks great.
  • The DiabloSport Mafia Mass Air Flow tuner will let you maximize horsepower gains from the modifications you make to your intake system, netting you maximum bang for the buck.
  • The DiabloSport PC Interface USB cable lets you hookup your DiabloSport Predator tuner to your PC so you can get the latest tunes and the most power from your engine.

The Ghouls Are Out and So Are New Products – AutoAnything Weekly Product Review


It’s Halloween!  If you were in our office right now, you’d see everything from ghosts, goblins and werewolves to tennis players, hippies and 80’s rockers.  Even with all the fun and games, there would be no way you would miss the HUGE line up of new products we added this week.  No need to call the Ghost Busters, none of these new additions are haunted.

Yakima Q-Tower Base Rack System

We have been working really hard to build out our Roof Racks department with the best base racks available.  Thule and Yakima are the two biggest names in the roof rack game and this week we have expanded our selection of Yakima racks with their Q Tower base rack system.

Yakima Q Towers are a base rack system that attaches to your bare roof so you can add any of Yakima’s roof-mounted rack accessories.  Whether you need a kayak rack, a ski & snowboard rack, a cargo box or a bike rack, it’ll mount to the Q tower system.  Yakima Q Towers are easy to install and do not require any drilling. Included in the box is:

  • Four Q Towers
  • Two Crossbars
  • Mounting clips

Special Note: Yakima Q Towers are not intended to be used on vehicles with factory roof rails.

EZ Cover Cable and Key Lock

Remember the EZ Cover car cover we introduced last week?  Well now you have a way to secure that car cover with the EZ Cover cable and key lock kit.  This lock kit is available for purchase with every EZ Cover and comes in both 7 and 10 foot lengths.

Banks Super Scoop Ram Air Kit

Force feed your air intake with even more fuel-burning, oxygenated goodness with the Banks Super-Scoop Ram Air kit.  By drawing air from below your front bumper, you’ll be getting a rush of cooler, more dense air into your intake.  This leads to more horsepower, cooler EGT’s, better fuel economy and improved engine efficiency.  You can find this kit in our new Ram Air Intakes category.

This product is intended for use with your Banks Ram Air intake system and is not a stand alone air intake.  Maximize your performance gains by combining the Banks Ram Air Intake system with the Super Scoop and a Banks exhaust.

Gauges 

Two and a half months ago we added a pretty big line up of Autometer gauges.  We know that everyone has a particular style when it comes to customizing their vehicle and automotive gauges should be able to look like they were factory installed.  So what did we do?  We got 17 new gauge styles that will blow your mind and complement your ride.  Here’s a quick list of the gauges we think you’ll like the most.

  • Autometer Cobalt Gauges – Black faced and backlit by lots of cobalt blue LED’s, these gauges are easy to read and look great!
  • Autometer C2 Gauges – Similar to the Cobalt line, intense blue lighting is provided by multiple LED’s.  These gauges feature a white face with an orange needle.
  • Autometer Nexus Gauges – The Nexus series is top of the line.  The LED’s which backlight the gauges can be changed to one of seven different colors so you get a perfect match to your interior everytime.  The Nexus gauges can even playback recent measurements and have programmable warnings to help fine tune and protect your engine.
  • Autometer NV Gauges – Bright anodized bezels with brilliant green backlights, these gauges are perfect for most newer vehicles.
  • Autometer Sport Comp II – These black faced gauges scream high performance with their super white LED lighting and glowing red needles.
  • Autometer Ultra Lite II – The Ultra Lite II’s have a white face with amber back lighting and bright red pointers for an illuminating experience.
  • Street Rod Series – The Street Rod gauges are the perfect match for you old supe’d up hot rod.  9 different gauge styles means you’ll be able to find the perfect match to your old school interior. 

You’ll find pictures of all these gauges below, if you want to see the other styles we’ve added this week, head on over to the Autometer Gauges page. 

That’s all for this week, have a Happy Halloween!