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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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You Can’t Start A Fire, You Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark From These 12 New Accessories


Bruce Springsteen

The 16th is National Boss Day, but I gotta ask: since when does Springsteen deserve his own holiday? Baby, we were born to boycott, and we’re doing it in true AutoAnything style by distracting you from dancing in the dark with this crop of 12 new accessories.

Elite Automotive Camaro Paint-Matched License Plate FramesFeature: These Elite Automotive license plate frames are the only ones that come painted with factory-match colors. Benefit: They’re even vainer than your B1CH1N vanity plates.  Each comes with the true Camaro SS logo.

Elite Automotive Camaro Paint-Matched License Plate Frames

Elite Automotive Corvette Paint-Matched License Plate FramesFeature: Same as the other license plate frames by Elite Automotive, only with Corvette colors.

Elite Automotive Corvette Paint-Matched License Plate Frames

CURT Euro Ball MountFeature: Their one-piece design makes these CURT hitch balls as slender as a goose’s neck. Benefit: They make great cudgels when Bill O’Reilly sics Fox Security on you for buying something European.

CURT Euro Ball Mount

Extang B-Light Tonneau Lighting SystemFeature: These truck bed lights give your payload the lux fiat treatment. Benefit: Along with the cooler of Vitamin Water, harem-esque pillows and bowl of dried apricots, these Extang lights are the finishing touch to your compassionate coyote transport rig.

Extang B-Light Tonneau Lighting System

Putco LED BulbsWith their 360-degree design, installing these LED lights from Putco is like cutting and pasting the sun into your rig’s tail lights, brake lights, turn signal lights—any automotive lights you want.

Putco LED Bulbs

Access Truck Bed LightsAlthough you can’t clap-on-clap-off these Access truck bed lights, they do feature a nifty built-in on/off switch. And, they’re powerful enough to illuminate your entire payload, even if you have a pickup truck tonneau cover installed.

Access Truck Bed Lights

Classic Accessories Snow Thrower CabShields are to the knight in shining armor as these snow blower cabs from Classic Accessories are to the man being forced by his wife to clear snow from the driveway.

Classic Accessories Snow Thrower Cab

Rugged Ridge XHD Reclining Jeep SeatsIf there’s an equivalent to “dad’s chair” in the Jeep seats market, it’s these babies from Rugged Ridge.

Rugged Ridge XHD Reclining Jeep Seats

Rugged Ridge XHD Ultra Jeep SeatIf “Premium” is the best, “Ultra” is even better. And, these Jeep accessories are as “Ultra” as a guitar amp that goes to 11.

Rugged Ridge XHD Ultra Jeep Seat

Rugged Ridge XHD Rubicon Jeep SeatDenial isn’t just a river in Africa, and Rubicon isn’t just a river in Italy—it’s also a line of Rubicon-grade Jeep seats from Rugged Ridge.

Rugged Ridge XHD Ultra Jeep Seat

Rugged Ridge XHD Off-Road Jeep SeatXHD = Extreme Heavy Duty—three words that don’t describe any kind of seat you’d want to plop your butt into. But hey, Jeep people are different.

Rugged Ridge XHD Off-Road Jeep Seat

Rhino Rack Cargo BasketFeature: These roof cargo baskets from Australia’s own Rhino Rack are wrought from aluminum. Benefit: The aluminum is alloyed with PaulHoganium, giving it the power to cull water buffalos and detect whether a sheila is really a bloke.

Rhino-Rack Alloy Tray Cargo Basket

10 New Trick Treats for Your Ride from AutoAnything


Sidewalk Fired EggStepped outside lately? Ma Nature’s set the sun to broil. To avoid having our faces melt off, we’ve been squatting in the office afterhours to soak up the free A/C. But, you can only have so many chair races and cheese-puff eating competitions before growing so bored that you resort to working just to escape the tedium. Thus, this hefty schmear of new accessories from plucky brands like PlasmaGlow, Smittybilt, Hi-Lift, INNO and ATS Designs.

PlasmaGlow Lightning Eyes LED Headlight Strips—Legend has it that these automotive lights came into existence when a particularly comely strip of flexible, sticky-backed wiring caught the eye of mighty Zeus, who took the form of dazzling LED lights and had knowledge of the wiring, which in turn begot these PlasmaGlow lights.

PlasmaGlow Lightning Eyes LED Headlight Strips

Smittybilt Fire Extinguisher Holder KitsSmittybilt jeep trail tip #27: fire extinguishers (essential Jeep roll cage accessories) should be easily accessible in the event that your co-pilot tries to sneak his Prodigy cassette into the radio, requiring a quick shot of retardant in his face, Cheney-style.

Smittybilt Fire Extinguisher Holder Kits

Smittybilt Sport Handle KitsSmittybilt trail tip #46: when you pull up next to a Jetta packed with stunning undergrads, grab onto your Sport Handles and flex for maximum gun-flashage. More than a few happy marriages began because of a veiny forearm.

Smittybilt Sport Handle Kits

Smittybilt Tow Strap KitsSmittybilt trail tip #6: don’t head out into the bush unless you’re equipped with: Top Gun soundtrack, sleeveless Ts with off-color jokes about installing carpeting, tow straps & recovery gear, jerkies of mixed meats, and a cooler of O’Doul’s.

Smittybilt Tow Strap Kits

Hi Lift Handle AllWhen it comes to helping hands, the Bradys have Alice, the Tates have Benson—you have this, the mother of all Swiss Army tools from the bossest off-road brand: Hi-Lift.

Hi-Lift Handle-All

Hi Lift JacksLifting, pushing, pulling, winching, clamping—for some, great qualities in high lift jacks. For others, a spouse. But seriously, folks. If there’s one thing off-roaders should never leave home without, it’s one of these jacks from Hi-Lift.

Hi-Lift Jacks

Hi Lift Slide-N-LockWhen you just can’t decide between the Slip ‘N Slide and the Crocodile Mile, go for these deluxe cargo tie downs from Hi-Lift.  Engineered for versatility and strength, every Hi-Lift tie down is crafted from solid 6061-T6 aluminum, making it a strong, light addition to any vehicle.  Great for trailers too!

Hi-Lift Slide-N-Lock

INNO Upright Lock Bike RackThink Lance Armstrong pops off the front wheel of his cycles just to mount them to his roof bike rack? Please. The man is a cancer survivor—he knows life’s too precious to be wasted fiddling with quick release skewers. INNO agrees.

INNO Upright Lock Bike Rack

ATS Uni I Running BoardsOf course you don’t need a boost into your huge, lifted truck; we know you’re only buying ATS running boards for their aesthetic appeal.

ATS Uni I Running Boards

ATS Uni II Running BoardsThese running boards are sure to stop your spouse from nagging about the climb in and out of your truck. Now if only you would wash the dishes, take out the trash, manscape, clean the bathroom…

ATS Uni II Running Boards

Your Friday Deuce: Two New Truck Accessories


Soccer Ball To The Face

You’re probably too distracted thinking about tomorrow’s big Cameroon v. Denmark World Cup match, but you might be interested in knowing that we added a couple new truck accessories up onto the site this week. Check ’em out:

Westin Xtreme Push BarSimmer down, rock kids. This is not a new Gary Cherone band—it’s a new stainless steel grille guard from Westin. Instead of being constructed from teeth whitener, spray-on tan juice and hair activator like Mr. C, your Push Bar is built from T304 stainless steel.

Westin Xtreme Push Bar

Putco LED Headlight StripsWant an Audi look but only have an AMC budget? You could harvest some eggs and sell them to a barren couple for a good chunk of change. Of course, the big bucks come from being a surrogate, but that’s a recipe for varicose veins. The affordable alternative: string a line of these custom-designed LED lights from Putco under your headlights. At night, no one will be the wiser.

Putco LED Headlight Strips

New Kayak Racks, LED Lights and Automotive Kitsch, Oh My


Howling at the Moon

Full moons affect us in primal ways. No, we don’t go gallivanting around the countryside tearing open the bellies of surfs and snacking on their entrails. We work. And we work some more. And we collapse exhausted. Then, we wake up, dust the Pringles crumbs off our chests, and report on the aftermath. Here’s one such reporting:

Thule Top Deck Kayak RackPut on your barfly thinking cap for a minute—the Thule Top Deck may not be a top-shelf kayak rack, but Popov comforts just as well as Grey Goose and leaves you with some spare Washingtons for a pickled egg dinner.

Thule Top Deck Kayak Rack

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs—These Pulstar spark plugs would definitely be cooler if they had a Flux Capacitor inside, but their standard capacitor does have the power to boost your MPGs up to 10%. Not too shabby for a spark plug.

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs—If your allegiances lean more towards Sterling Moss than Iron Eyes Cody, these performance Pulstar plugs juice your ignition system with up to 12% more horsepower.

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs

Putco LED Strip Lights—Got a wad of sweaty ones burning a hole in your pocket? This brilliant LED light strip from Putco mounts anywhere you need a little extra light and won’t get you in hot water with your significant other.

Putco LED Strip Lights

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights—Think your buddies down at the Elks Lodge are going to go easy on you after you string a strand of kitschy lights shaped like characters from Pink Flamingos around your truck bed?  You’re better off with some proper truck bed lights.

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights

Putco LED Toolbox Lights—Remember that kid whose hair had turned from black into bright white? The beam from these truck toolbox lights are just as white if not whiter.

Putco LED Toolbox Lights
TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover—There are good toupees, and there are rugs. The same goes for folding tonneau covers. Let’s just say this new TonnoPro tonneau cover won’t flap in the wind if you’re tobogganing down Mt. Whitney.

TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag—Ideal for stashing your jumper cables in the back of your HHR or carrying your sun mirror and cocoa butter down to the river, these tote bags from Go Boxes sure can tote.

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag—Miss swaggering around Tears for Fears shows with your Lacoste blazer tossed over your shoulder? Think of this Go Boxes tote as a surrogate.

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox—This totally beats the Chevy bumper stickers that are stuck all over your old garage toolbox.

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox—Because hardcore Ford fans need hardcore Ford toolboxes.

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox

Exciting New Auto Accessories Available: Tonneau Covers, Off-Road Light, iPod Adapters & More


Drinking on the Job

Ever wish you could throw back a couple of ice-cold, frosty brews at the office? We think about it. A lot. In fact, we think it’d probably be the best way to keep our hands from shaking after our breakfast beer wears off.

That’s why we were so surprised to hear that production workers and truck drivers at the Carlsberg brewery went on strike because the company rewrote their policy and banned drinking on the job. We feel for the brewers and brew deliverers, and we offer up this latest crop of new automotive accessories in their honor. Keep the dream alive!

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau CoverTransform your truck into the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. Well, if not the fifth horseman of the apocalypse, your rig will look sharper, your gear will be protected, and your MPGs will improve when you slip on this deluxe soft tonneau cover from Lund.

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Vision X Solstice LED Off-Road LightsBrighter than the ear-to-ear grins of sun-worshiping druids on June 21st, these powerful LED off road lights from Vision X are sure to blind any woodland creature or desert beast you drive past. Pick from a massive array of styles, sizes and strengths.

Vision S Solstice LED Off-Road Lights

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame MountsSure, they cost Xtra, but you can always Xpect an Xtreme Xhibition of lighting Xecution with these off road light accessories.

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame Mounts

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel CoversAlong with soccer, siestas and socialism, you can thank our friendly continent across the pond for this sumptuous steering wheel cover from none other than the best-known brand in the hive: Wheelskins.

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel Covers

Coverking Autobody Armor Car CoverAlong with werewolf folklore, hossenfeffer and the antonymous collective, you can thank the middle ages for body armor. Since chain mail isn’t gentle enough on your finish, turn to the next best thing: the latest outdoor car cover from Coverking.

Coverking Autobody Armor Car Cover

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade—Just because you can cook a steak and eggs breakfast on your searing-hot dashboard doesn’t mean you’d ever want to, especially since most of your egg would ooze down into your dash through the heat cracks. Protect your ride from harm with the deluxe windshield sun shade from Dash Designs.

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car AdaptersCompared to the mainstream media, this new iPod car adapter from DICE Electronics is more like a hologram-projected reporter yakkity-yakking with the Blitz and less like a doughy dude scribbling mad screeds on a chalkboard.

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car Adapters

March Madness Auto Accessory Extravaganza: Pet Products, Headlight Bulbs, Vehicle Gun Racks & More!


Bookie Monster

If you’re suffering from a serious bout of March Madness bracket blues, we’re here to help. No, we won’t go talk to your  bookie and beg for an extension—that’s between your knees and Tony’s tire iron. What we will do, though, is distract you from that dime you dropped on Xavier with some new automotive accessories. Dig this:

Classic Accessories Camo Kennel JacketHugh Hefner made the smoking jacket the “it” garment for millionaire smut moguls, and Classic Accessories is making the Camo Kennel Jacket the “it” garment for hundredaire varmint hunters. They come in two styles: one with extra storage pockets and one without the pockets.

Classic Accessories Camo Kennel Jacket

Classic Accessories Camo Rear Seat Protector—Now you don’t have to make that hard ethical choice between protecting your auto’s upholstery or leaving your beloved pooch at the beach because her paws got all sandy. This universal dog seat cover fits the back seat of just about any car, truck or SUV.

Classic Accessories Camo Rear Seat Protector

Classic Accessories Hitch Ball Tote—Sheathe your tri-point hitch ball in the coziest home for a bar and balls.

Classic Accessories Tri-point Hitch Ball Tote

Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover—While San Diego is enjoying 70-degree weather, the rest of the states are still getting dusted with heavenly dandruff. Luckily, this windshield cover from Classic Accessories helps keep your front glass ice-free.

Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover

Heritage Vehicle Gun Case—Some states believe having your shotguns and rifles within arm’s reach while driving is a good idea, and we’re not going to argue with the armed. Instead, we’ll just suggest that you keep your boom sticks organized with this deluxe gun case from Heritage.

Heritage Vehicle Gun Case

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Case—Because you can get this back-of-the seat gun rack in camouflage, it’ll be totally invisible to any deer chilling in the backseat of your SUV.

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Case

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Rack—Why bother covering them up—this gun rack from Classic Accessories reveals the heat you’re packing and probably cuts down on the number of people willing to honk when you blatantly cut them off.

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Rack

Advantage Hitch Extension—Finally, your hitch mount bike rack can clear your spare tire with the added 2.5” to 11” of length from this Advantage SportsRack adjustable hitch extension. Now, you just need to figure out a way to get your name cleared of those charges.

Advantage Hitch Extension

Vision X Superwhite Headlight Bulbs—Meet the Edgar Winter of headlight bulbs. These almost albino-white headlight bulbs from Vision X not only burn almost 30% brighter than stock halogen headlight bulbs, but they’re also backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

Vision X Superwhite Headlight Bulbs

8 New Auto Accessories Just In Time For Spring


Nowruz Fire Jumper

Tomorrow is the vernal equinox, a day to celebrate both Ernest P Worrell’s never-seen friend, Vern, and the blossoming of spring (aka, Nowruz). If your haft sīn is looking a little sparse this year, consider nestling these new products next to the samanu and gold fish:

Yakima SkyBoxLike one of the bog people Seamus Heaney used to muse over Ireland’s cyclical history of violence, we’ve yanked the mummified corpse of this Yakima rooftop cargo carrier up from the depths, dusted the digital dirt off its shoulders, and added it back to the site.

Yakima SkyBox Rooftop Cargo Carriers

Energizer All-In-One Battery Jump Starter with Air Compressor and Power InverterYou might think that the only thing this jump starter, air compressor and car power adapter by Energizer can’t do it make toast. But, you can plug a toaster into it, so it actually can make toast—damn delicious toast at that.

Energizer All-In-One Battery Jump Starter with Air Compressor and Power Inverter

Energizer Jump Starter—Hate waiting around for AAA to come and rescue you from your dead battery woes? When you roll with this powerful car battery jump starter in your trunk, you can rescue yourself.

Energizer Jump Starter

Energizer Battery Maintainer—Thanks to Energizer battery chargers and maintainers, you don’t have to worry about your stored vehicle’s battery fizzling out. Just hook it up with one of these car battery chargers, and it’ll be fresh and full of juice when you pull it out of its deep freeze.

Energizer Battery Charger & Maintainer

Energizer Car Power Inverter—Plugging in one of these deluxe car power inverters is almost like siphoning power from your car, but without the unpleasant taste of battery acid.

Energizer Car Power Inverter

Xmitter LED Light BarsRemember when it was cool to label products and activities with an “X” for extreme? Well, Vision X is bringing back the trend with their crazy powerful Xmitter LED off road lights.

Vision X Xmitter LED Light Bars

HitchMate TireStepGive it as a gift, and this roof rack accessory from HitchMate overtly signifies that you’re concerned about the condition of your loved-one’s back. Covertly, though, it signifies that you’re worried about the worsening state of his or her cankles and think it’s about time he or she got some exercise.

HitchMate TireStep

HiddenHitch TruckStepThis unique hitch step slides out a full 23.5”, so you can use it even when your tailgate is open. Plus, it’s built tough from…hey, stop snickering about how it looks. Sometimes an elongated steel rod with a wide tip is just that: an elongated rod with a wide tip.

HiddenHitch TruckStep

New Auto Accessories for a Nearly New Season


Springtime

Spring has nearly sprung, but we’re growing impatient. So in an attempt to coax our favorite season out of its shell, we added a few new products. These are for you, Gaia—wake up!

ORV Jeep Shocks—The only thing I’m shocked about is that you’re still off-roading without these deluxe shocks. These bad boys are charged with 150psi of pressurized nitrogen gas. You’d have to eat about a half-pound of dried prunes to generate that kind of gas charge.

ORV_Jeep_Shocks

ORV Jeep Steering Stabilizers—Couldn’t your Jeep use a little more support? ORV Jeep is here with quality steering components to carry you through your times of trial and suffering—it’s the one set of footprints in the sand for your chassis.

ORV Jeep Lift Kits—Your Jeep could use a pick-me-up, too. But it needs something a little stronger than a slug of Monster to conquer the badlands. Beef it up with an expertly engineered suspension lift kit.

ORV Jeep Drop Pitman Arms—Working like a marriage counselor, the drop pitman arm bridges the divide between your suspension and steering system.

Putco Halogen Headlight BulbsWith an assortment of 5 brilliant colors, these headlight bulbs let you cast Skittle’s flavored light onto the streets. Best of all, they’re available in all standard bulb sizes, including 880, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H11, H13, H3, H4 and H7. Plus, we also stock a wide range of blue headlight bulbs and white headlight bulbs for both halogen and Xenon headlights.

Heritage Dog Travel Bed—You know what they say: let sleeping dogs lie…on a dog travel bed. And, this pet travel accessory folds in half, zips up and sports built-in carrying straps, so it’s perfect for Rover road trips.

Heritage Kennel Mat—Like a Japanese tatami mat for your pooch’s kennel, this flooring from Heritage makes your dog’s kennel seem more like a little home and less like a little prison.

Heritage Cargo Protector—Whether you’re hauling home the bloody trophy of your unlicensed hunting trip or just toting around some sunflower seedlings, this cargo liner defends the inside of your ride’s rear from harm.

Heritage Collapsible Dog Bowl—If your GladWare just isn’t cutting it anymore, feed your traveling Cujo from this premium dog travel bowl.


Heritage Dog Car Hammock—Your old, worn-out bed sheets can only provide a little bit of protection against the constant onslaught of your K9’s slobber, paws and accidents. Dress your interior with a proper dog seat cover for the ultimate defense.


Heritage Kennel Jacket—Not to be confused with any DoggieCouture jacket Paris Hilton would put on her Chihuahua, this kennel jacket snuggles up to your dog’s portable home.

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.

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

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

New Lloyd Floor Mats & Truxxx Lift and Leveling Kits Available Now at AutoAnything


Apple iPad

Yes, yes. Everyone’s been busy this week checking out Apple’s latest fruit, the iPad. Strangely enough, most people are talking less about its technological advances and more about its hygienic double entendre name.

It might not be as spectacular as Apple’s recent announcement, but we added some great new accessories from one of our senior brands, Lloyd, and a freshman, Truxxx, to our site last night. Here’s the skinny:

Lloyd Velourtex Floor Mats—Not only are these the most affordable custom-made carpet floor mats in Lloyd’s lineup, they’re also made of genuine Velour pelts harvested from the finest out-and-about pajama suits in Texas.

Lloyd Velourtex Floor Mats

Lloyd Velourtex Cargo Liners—Along with the Velourtex Floor Mats, we also added the sister custom carpet cargo liners made from the same material.

Lloyd Velourtex Cargo Liners

Truxxx Leveling Kits—By boosting your rig’s snout a few inches, a Truxxx Leveling Kit evens out the ride height at the front and rear end. Not only do these leveling kits improve the look of your ride, they’re also surprisingly easy to install.

Truxxx Leveling Kits

Truxxx Lift Kits—You may have been burnt in the past by online products promising to give you more inches, but these suspension lift kits deliver on that promise. They’re custom designed to boost your ride height up to 3 inches, and they mount with no drilling, cutting or welding.

Truxxx Lift Kits

Stay tuned for more great products coming next week, including an impressive new assortment of headlights, tail lights, fog lights and many more automotive lights.

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.

 

Simoniz Auto Detailing Products & Chrome Car Antennas – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Well, another week has passed. Here in California, the weather’s getting cooler and at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the ocean is downright frigid! It makes it tough to surf, and somewhat chilly for scuba diving.  But Colorado’s seen a huge snowstorm, leaving several feet of fresh powder behind.  I’m sure a bunch of my friends are out at Vail cutting first tracks and demolishing pints… yes, I’m jealous.

But I can already smell the turkey that mom’s cooking in the oven, so that makes everything better…

Thanksgiving Turkey with all the Trimmings

You know what I also smell?  New product.

Simoniz Products – Simon says Simoniz all you need to make your car shine like new.  Even works great on rusted out 1982 Toyota Tercel’s… really, it does.

Chrome Car Antennas – Because some people just want a shinier place to put their Jack-in-the-Box Antenna Balls.
We also revamped some of our old shopping guides with a better layout, updated information and more detailed descriptions. So whether you’re trying to find the best detailing products, pick out some aftermarket lights, or you need help choosing the right car bra for your ride (hint: just like junior high, it’s probably the push-up bra), we’ve got you covered.
That’s it for now, check back later for your Friday Afternoon 5 O’Clock Countdown post.

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


Under Construction

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 Vacuums, Tonneau Covers & Light Bars – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


It only comes ‘round once a year, and we’ve all been anxiously awaiting its delivery. Finally, it’s September 4th—national Newspaper Carrier Day! Hey, Barney Flaherty, this morning we’re chucking something onto your lawn: a couple of soggy new products.

Smittybilt Light Bar

Smittybilt Street Light Bar

It looks a little like this with lights: 0000

It looks a little like this without lights: ____

Pretty boss.

Metro 500 Car Vac

Metropolitan 500 Hand Vacuum

We could make a cheap joke about how these vacuums suck, or an underhanded crack about Metro-sexuals—but we won’t.

Undercover SE Tonneau

Undercover SE Tonneau Cover

A more stylish version of the original UnderCover Tonneau Cover, the SE is the James Bond to the original’s Colonel Samuel Flagg.

But wait, there’s more…not only did we get these three new products up, but we have also loaded a brand new dash covers and dash kits department! It the new dash covers department, you can find plush carpet dash covers, swanky suede dash covers, and velvety velour dashboard covers.

In the new dash kits department, we choose to do a similar breakdown, so know you can easily sort through them by material type: carbon fiber dash kits, molded dash kits and wood dash kits.  Pretty slick, huh?  If you want to know more about dash covers and trim, we updated our dash covers shopping guide (and dash kits shopping guide) to help guide you in making the right decision.

Headrest Monitors, Jeep Accessories & More PlasmaGlow! – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Smittybilt Jeep Accessories

Are you stuck at work today, or out and about enjoying a pre-4th of July day off. For your sake, I hope its the latter, but if you happen to be in the office today and are twiddling your thumbs trying to think of something to do, rest assured we can break the boredom for a few minutes.

If you’ve got a Jeep, chances are it’s far from stock. We’ve been revamping our Jeep accessories department with some great new products, here are the latest additions from Smittybilt:

Before tomorrow’s solemn celebration of bikinis, beers and bombs, let us pause and remember what our forefathers shed their puritanical blood for: the inalienable right of future generations to watch the boob-tube anywhere we gol dang well please. We pay tribute to their ultimate sacrifice with 4 new products living inside the new headrest monitors category.

Light up the night with Plasmaglow; their extensive selection of LED lights will draw ravers near and far.

And payload tool storage just got even better! Check out the latest and greatest Delta toolboxes that have hit our site. All of these gear boxes feature the new RSL (Rigid Structural Lid) design that provides impressive security and protection.

Jeep Soft Tops, Jeep Racks & Jeep Light Bars – An AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


Jeep Rock Crawler

Summer is around the corner, which means it’s warm enough to take your Jeep out to the back country and start hitting those dusty trails.  But before you gather with your Jeep junkie buddies, take a look at the new Jeep accessories we just picked up.  New jeep racks, jeep covers and soft tops will keep you cool and dry while hauling your gear in style.  If you want to make sure you get a rush of fresh air while crawling the hot rocks of Utah, check out our new Jeep bikini tops, available in different styles and patterns to suit your Jeep’s off-road look.  If you need to light up the trail ahead of you during a night time session, check out our new Jeep light bars. With integrated grille guards, you’re Jeep will shine like new even after your off-road adventures.

Let’s face it; the stock sound system in most Wrangler’s stink. Freshen up your tune with our new Jeep sound systems. From Jeep speaker systems and Jeep subwoofer kits to full-size overhead Jeep sound bars, we’ve got the audio equipment you need to produce crisp, full sound at all volume levels.  Sweet Home Alabama sold separately.

  • VDP Jeep Subwoofer – Because healthy eardrums are for wimps, this 750 watt subwoofer will release your Jeep’s inner stud. Wires into any radio for a deep sound that everyone can hear.
  • VDP Jeep Amplifier – Because the latest Linkin Park album won’t blast itself. This 800 watt amp works with most jeep sound systems, including the VDP speaker systems.
  • VDP Jeep Center Speaker System – Put a little bump in your center hump with a solid set of speakers and tweeters. Available with a seizure-inducing LED light show.
  • VDP Jeep Sound Bars – Multiple speaker options, 2 styles, 5 colors and enough obnoxious noise power to make your grandma cry.
  • VDP Jeep Sound Wedges – Kind of like the drawn and quartered version of the sound bars. Available in 4 styles and 2 colors, depending on the Jeep.

PIAA Bulbs, Car Covers and More – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


We’ve been turning and burning over the last week and we’ve got some great new editions to our family of products. Performance stuff for the gear heads, bling for the show stoppers and enough car covers to protect everybodies ride from the tough UV rays of our sun. Here’s the low-down:

Got Go?

  • Quadzilla Scout Monitoring System – For added muscle and efficiency that will get your diesel rig powering through all of your daily challenges, the Scout Monitoring System plugs into any module, chip or programmer. Monitor your engine and tune your vehicle to take on anything.
  • Quadzilla Adrenaline – Get your blood pumping with the burly power of the Adrenaline Pulse Control System. This power programmer allows you to monitor a variety of engine parameters and make on the fly adjustments to accommodate for changing driving conditions. Get yours with the Pulse Control monitor that offers 7 different tuning options and a large display screen.
  • AEM UEGO – This wideband air-fuel gauge gives you an accurate reading on the pulse of your engine, allowing you to fine tune it for maximum power while not pushing the engine outside it’s safety zone.This gauge comes with a controller and a display so you can read your air-fuel reading in real time!

Need Show?

  • PIAA Intense White Bulbs – When you’re looking for a bright white light that doesn’t include a hint of blue, PIAA bulbs are just the thing to light-up your ride. Plus they’re DOT compliant so they won’t attract the attention of the local fuzz.
  • PIAA Xtreme White – We all know that nothing spells cool more than putting an “x” in the name. PIAA’s Xtreme White Bulbs live up to their name by simulating the look of HID bulbs, so you can get that same bright lighting power without the xtreme price.
  • Go Rhino Dominator II – I would make a veiled reference to Terminator II for rhyming’s sake, but to be honest, I’ve seen about 1/2 the movie. Once. Blasphemy, I know. That being said, if these cab-length nerf bars were Arnold Schwarzenegger, they’d be him in his prime—big, strong and flashy.
  • Go Rhino Dominator III – And like the great Arnold, Go Rhino Dominator Nerf Bars just get better with age. Dominator III Wheel-to-Wheel Nerf Bars extend their stainless steel power to dominate roads from Cah-lee-for-nee-ya to Washington, D.C.
  • IPCW LED Door Handles – You’ve got chrome front and rear, under-glow kits in your fenders and underbody, what else can you do? Harness the bling-power of LED’s and get a set of IPCW LED Door Handles. Available in black or chrome trim with either red or amber LED’s. The look great and they can blink with your turn signals!
  • Bull Ring Truck Anchor Points – Secure just about anything in your truck bed with a set of bull ring tie downs. These tie down rings have a tensile strength of 1,000 pounds, but they take just 60 seconds to install and require no drilling! These bull rings rise up when you need them and drop flush when you don’t, giving you maximum flexibility and style.

Protect It!

And once you’re done tricking out your ride, check out our newest category: Semi-Custom Car Covers. It’s packed full of car covers that keep the dirt off your vehicle and your inner bargain-hunter happy. We have packed this new category with our latest additions from the Covercraft line. These semi-custom car covers are made from popular Covercraft fabrics so you can get great protection at a fraction of the price.
  • Nifty Catch-It Floor Protectors – There’s just one word for floor protectors that catch spills, scrape dirt off your feet and look good—Nifty! Made from durably Vyram rubber, Nifty Catch-It Floor Protectors shield floors from big messes and boast custom style.