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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

Like a Rebate Cowboy


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Sit yourself down, Glen Campbell. You won’t find a load of compromising on the road to AutoAnything’s horizon, but you will find a star-spangled rodeo of rebates and special sales. Giddy up on it:

INNO

INNO Discount

Right now, INNO (famed maker of roof rack gear, cargo boxes and hitch mount bike racks) is offering a duet of deals. First, all of their roof cargo boxes are $50 off. The savings are instant, so there’s no monkeying around with mail-in rebates—the price you see now is $50 less than what it was. Plus, they’re offering 10% off on all INNO Aero Light hitch mount bike racks. But, you have to act, like, now because this deal’s done on August 20, 2010.

Vizualogic

Vizualogic Free Game System

Vizualogic has done so much for road-tripping families already, what with their high-quality car monitors & DVD players giving everyone a reprieve from making nice with the chit-chat. But, they’ve going above and beyond the call of duty with their special promotion: a free all-in-one video game system when you purchase a Vizualogic Advantage headrest monitor or a Quantum overhead monitor. The thing is packed with 50 games (probably 8-bit arcade classics), so you’re sure to find something that’ll take your kids’ minds off asking you stuff. Act now, though, because this deal’s dead on August 31, 2010.

Westin

Westin Rebate

Though not quite as popular as a NYC dirty water tube steak, Westin tubular products are probably the most admired and most muscular tube bars out there (excluding San Diego’s own Brass Rail). So, when Westin announced their “get a little green back” rebate of $10 to $25 off select nerf bars and running boards, it’s like being told your grandmother’s going to buy you your first post-college suit and she’s not insisting on the pants being pleated. Win-win. For this deal, you’ve got a little time to procrastinate—it doesn’t end until 9/30/2010.

We’ve always got some deluxe deals a-brewing over at AutoAnything.com. So keep an eye open for the latest news here.

Extra, Extra! 8 New Accessories Available Now


Newsies

Hot off the presses, it’s the New Product Times-Picayune-Gazette, bringing you only the finest automotive bric-a-brac fit to print.

Adarac Truck RackFor this rack upgrade, you won’t have to take a medical holiday to Thailand or hole up in your apartment recouping—it’s a turnkey solution for your application and verbiage verbiage verbiage. Beyond the marketing jibber-jabber, this tonneau cover rack from Access racks bolts directly into your stake pockets, so there’s no need to hunt down and dust off your Makita for this project. And, it leaves your bed open for any inside-the-rails tonneau cover.

Access Adarac Truck Rack

Truxedo B-LightTruXedo wanted to call these truck bed lights “A-Lights,” but the only celebrities who responded to the endorsement listing were Delta Burke, Rudy Ray Moore and Dave Coulier. Personally, we think that if these LED lights were to show up to the A-list Hollywood club, Voyeur, the bouncer would be so impressed by the powerful bulbs and ease of installation that he’d let them in. Not to mention, these Truxedo lights are backed by a one year warranty.

TruXedo B-Light Tonneau Lighting System

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice LED Mud Flap LightsLike a mullet, these LED lights from PlasmaGlow attach to your mud flaps to give your truck a business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back kind of look.

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice Mud Flap Lights

Thule Rack PadsYou could strap some elbow pads to your crossbars, but you better be prepared to get clowned in the parking lot by your boys. Save some face by cushioning your base rack system with these spongy roof rack accessories from Thule, Sweden’s finest export after Nordic swimsuit models.

Thule Rack Pads

Thule StackerBecause untangling your bikes from the heap you piled ’em in isn’t conducive to the start of a relaxing jaunt down the boardwalk, keep those two-wheelers organized with this deluxe bike storage rack from Thule racks.

Thule Bike Stacker Storage Rack

MAXPRO Brake Bleeder KitPut down your leeches and give your kid a reprieve from the pump-pump-pump-hold duty—these professional-grade brake bleeder kits from Phoenix Systems come complete with everything you need to self-bleed your own brakes or clutch right in your garage.

Phoenix MAXPRO Brake Bleeder Kit

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder KitThe perfect gift for the DIY phlebotomist and the amateur grease monkey who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles of the MAXPRO but still wants to do solo brake bleed jobs. Armed with a Phoenix Systems brake bleeder, anyone can get rock-hard brakes in about 10 minutes. Rock-hard buttocks, though, are not guaranteed…but, hey, there is a lot of squatting involved.

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder Kit

Armor Lid Tonneau CoverDress your truck with the best form of defense since the moat: the new Armor Lid. This tough-as-nails hard tonneau cover boasts a triple Triplex design that can shoulder up to 1,000 lbs (that’s like an entire kindergarten class) and dual twist locks (to keep the grubby, paste-covered fingers of said kindergarteners off your valuables).

Armor Lid Tonneau Cover

13 New Accessories Flying At You Like A Zidane Headbutt


Zidane Headbutt

With the kick off of the World Cup underway, you may have been a tad busy honing your hooliganing abilities to notice that our digital shelves expanded with 13 new accessories from Thule, Kurgo, Edge, INNO and Party King Tailgate Grills. We don’t blame you—it’d be embarrassing to show up at the local sports bar with rusty sucker punching, smoke-bomb lighting and urine-filled-balloon tossing skills. If you do have some downtime between matches, check out these great new offerings.

Party King Swing N Smoke Tailgate GrillWhen your adult league softball game ends, the last thing you want to do is brave the long lines and overpriced Coors at Shakey’s. Besides, do you know what kind of grody shenanigans go on in the kitchens of family restaurants? Be your own chef with this smoking new hitch-mounted tailgate grill from Party King Grills.

Party King Grills Swing N Smoke Tailgate Grill

Thule Canoe Carrier—If loading and lugging your canoe around town leaves you squealing like a pig, it’s time to upgrade from your Rube Goldberg roof rack contraption and get a proper Thule racks canoe carrier.

Thule Canoe Carrier

Thule Goal PostMore than just a canoe carrier, this hitch-mounted vessel support doubles as the ultimate upright for your next paper football tournament.

Thule Goal Post Canoe Carrier

Thule Load StrapsNervous that the gear on your roof is going to fly off and become road kill? Lash it down with these heavy-duty roof rack accessories.

Thule Load Straps

Thule Hydro Glide Kayak RackThanks to the friction-free felt lining on these kayak racks, pushing a kayak onto your roof feels as smooth as bowling a baby down a Slip ‘n Slide slathered with Astroglide.

Thule Hydro-Glide Kayak Rack
INNO Wind FairingSick of getting slapped by your neighborhood chickas because they confuse the whistle of your roof rack with a cat call? This new INNO fairing should boost your game.

INNO Wind Fairing

Kurgo Tire TotesMove over Gucci, Coach and Jimmy Choo—make way for the newest Kurgo tote to hit the runway. Tire storage has never been so couture.

Kurgo Tire Totes

Kurgo Tire GarageIt’s the American dream: a chicken in every pot and a tire in every tire garage.

Kurgo Tire Garage

Kurgo Tire RooStrikingly similar to the storage units employed by Australia’s indigenous marsupial population, this Kurgo tire storage unit and organizer has enough pouch space for screwdrivers, socket sets and joeys.

Kurgo Tire Roo

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster SeatFor the rich, a “skybox” is a metaphor for being out of touch with the working class. For your precious little pooch, a Kurgo skybox dog carrier is a metaphor for being out of touch with the fact he’s a dog.

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat

Kurgo Wander Dog HammockA hammock for a dog? It’s a pet and a Bob Denver thing—you wouldn’t understand.

Kurgo Wander Dog Hammock

Kurgo Wander Dog CarrierThere are 4 rules for mogwai care; don’t get them wet, don’t expose them to bright light, don’t feed them after midnight, and always transport them in one of these dog carriers.

Kurgo Wander Dog Carrier

Edge Insight CS/CTSFortune cookies are excellent sources for lotto numbers, but they can’t measure your ride’s 0-60 time like one of these new performance monitors from Edge chips.

Edge Insight CS/CTS

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

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 Air Suspension, Chrome Trim & Cargo Bags Available Now at AutoAnything


Rainstorm

It might not be fleet week in San Diego, but it’s been raining men since Monday. Well, not literally men, but droplets of water the size of a pre-diabetic 5th-grader. It’s as though the heavens have been swilling Natural Ice for months and picked this week to see a man about a horse.

In other words, it’s been wet. Damn wet. But AutoAnything isn’t deterred by a deluge. Instead, we went postal. Not that kind of postal—we went postal in the “neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail shall stop us from deliver junk mail” sense. Instead of coupons and credit card applications, we’re delivering 5 new products from 3 deluxe brands: Air Zenith, Dee Zee and Heininger.

Air Zenith Air Struts—Tyra Banks may think she knows the catwalk, but these new Air Zenith Air Struts can teach her a thing or two about strutting. The ideal alternative to traditional hydraulics, these air suspension kits are custom engineered for a perfect fit on your ride and deliver 12-way adjustable dampening.

Air Zenith Air Struts

Air Zenith Dual OB2 Air Compressor Kit—Air struts by themselves are pretty boss, but you need a way to control them. That’s where the Air Zenith Dual-OB2 Air Compressor Kit comes in handy. Available in either a basic or pro kit, it comes with everything you need to put some bounce in your air suspension: air compressors & air tanks & all the connectors.

Air Zenith Dual-OB2 Air Compressor Kit

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Rocker PanelsThanks to Dee Zee’s universal U-Cut chrome accessories, everyone can rock out with their chrome out. These brilliant chrome rocker panels can be trimmed to fit just about any vehicle.

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Rocker Panels

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Pillar PostsCutting the cheese is uncouth, but cutting out your own chrome pillar post trim is all the rage. Just size it up, cut it out, and give your ride more bling than Lil Jon’s Crunk chalice.

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Pilar Post Trim

Heininger SofTop Roof Top Cargo BagAlles klar, Herr Heininger? This is the same roof cargo bag that Austrian pop-rocker Falco used to carry his gear from gig to gig. With 15 cubic ft of storage space, this roomy roof bag has enough space to stuff a Kommissar and the bones of Amadeus.

Heininger SofTop Roof Cargo Bag

And after we got these sleek new products up, we wrote a little information piece about the differences between paper and reusable filters. Let us know if you find it helpful.

Roof Racks, Air Suspension & Truck Accessories – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


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Doesn’t it seems like we have a never ending flow of new products? Well, we do, so if last week’s additions weren’t enough, we’ve got some more goodies for you this week.

  • INNO Roof Rack – Remember all those INNO racks we added last week? Well now you can mount them up to a genuine INNO roof rack.  With it, you can dress your naked roof and load it up with two kegs, one raft and seven inflatable sheep.
  • Smittybilt XRC Jeep Sliders – Guard your Jeep’s body panels from rocks, wrecks and runaway bassinettes.
  • Smittybilt Bull Bar – These bars stand tough against rocks, road debris and..eh hem..an onslaught of butterflies?
  • Firestone Air Bags – If you need a dynamic suspension setup, put your trust in a Firestone air springs.  They levels loads, tames roads and keeps your rig from bottoming out.
  • Firestone Level Rite – Lets you traverse the terrain with more stability and less sag.
  • Air Zenith OB2 Air Compressor – Pumps up your tires and air suspension so you can fly gracefully down the road.  Up to 200PSI of air goodness.
  • Air Zenith Digital Air Suspension Gauge – Monitors your air suspension’s pressure with brilliant LEDs on a modern gauge face.
  • Dee Zee Ladder Rack – Perfect for hauling ten foot long party subs to your next event.
  • Dee Zee Auto Safe – Out on the wild roads, you need a place to store your most valuable possessions. This car safe has a key and keypad, for easy access.
  • Dee Zee Truck Ramp – Loading up your payload is fast and easy with these sturdy truck ramps.

Now gone on, it’s Friday, take a half day and get out of the office… scoot!

Smittybilt & Bushwacker Jeep Accessories, Inno Racks, Street Scene Body Kits & More – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Holy smokes!  If the smorgasbord of Griots Garage detailing supplies wasn’t enough for you, we’ve got a boat load of new products for you this week.  First up, we’ve added even more jeep accessories to our site, with new products from Smittybilt and Bushwacker.  We’d also like to welcome Rugged Ridge aboard!

Lifted Jeep

No, we can’t make your jeep look like the one in the picture… yet.  But we can offer you the jeep body armor you need to fight off rocks, trees, branches and medium-sized animals.  In fact, our jeep body kits will set your wrangler apart from the rest, giving it that tough exterior you’ve always wanted.


INNO Surfboard Rack

INNO Racks is a cool company.  Not only do they make roof rack products that support your outdoor life, but they have some of the coolest product designs.  I particularly like their surfboard rack, but their kayak racks and bike racks are equally neat.  In a few weeks, we’ll also be offering their new base racks, so check back later if you’re in the market.

Street Scene Body Kits

Street Scene is to body kits as kittehs are to lolz… I hated the SAT’s too, no more associative questions, I promise. But really, Street Scene has  got the hot fire when it comes to body kits.

We’ve also added some products that will help you in your everyday life; automotive tools, car vacuums and a gas powered blender.  Don’t say we never gave you nothin’…

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.

Spoilers, Car Top Carriers & StopTech – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Another work week has come and gone, but before you take off from the office for a fun weekend, check out the fruits of our labor, they might help you enjoy your weekends a little more.

RightLine Gear – We connected with owner of RightLine to offer you top-notch products from his PackRight & CampRight lines. Since you gotta pack to go camping, it made sense to add both.

APM Spoilers – You can be fast, you can be furious, but you can’t be fast AND furious without one of these.  Available for both cars and trucks, get your choice of raw ABS, primer gray or factory-paint matched.  Find these in our body kits category.

Fan Mats NBA Logo Floor Mats – They’re as tough as Barkley, as versatile as Garnett, and as romantic as Chamberlain.

StopTech Big Brake Kit – Packed with the kind of stopping power that the Magic wish they could have put on Fisher’s OT shot last night.

Other than getting the diablosport trinity in stock, this rounds out the new product additions for this week.  Check back on Monday, we’ll have something else to help kill the boredom.

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.

Jeep Accessories, Grille Guards and Trailer Hitches – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


It’s a few weeks into a sprung spring and we’re celebrating proper with colorful new products. Taste the rainbow.

  • Rampage Jeep Seats – Comfy as a La-Z-Boy and made custom for Jeep, Rampage Seats spruce up a rag-tag interior.
  • Rampage Jeep Seat Covers – These seat covers beg for a beating. Custom-made from durable neoprene, they stand up to abuse and look good doing it.
  • Rampage Jeep Recovery Bumpers – Because there’s nothing worse than getting stuck between a rock and another rock, we’ve got Rampage Jeep Recovery Bumpers.
  • Rampage Jeep Rock Rage Bumpers – Rock Rage Bumpers are ideal for plowing through the great outdoors or protecting your Jeep in the urban jungle.
  • Rampage Jeep Tubular Bumpers – Tubular bumpers are another stellar option for the Jeep that knows no bounds.
  • Rampage ATV Covers – For a day or a season, these ATV & UTV covers protect your mini off-roader.
  • Rampage UTV Neoprene Seat Covers – Neoprene construction, intense off-road looks. And, these UTV seat covers come in 3 sporty styles.
  • Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Tuner – Boosts HP, increases MPG—you know the drill. Only available for power-hungry diesels at the moment.
  • T-Rex Hex-Series Billet Grilles – If you were a ferocious dinosaur, you’d be a T-Rex. If you played in an English glam-rock band, it would be T. Rex. And, if you install a new billet grille, that grille should be a T-Rex.
  • Hauler Rack II – Incredible 1200 lbs load capacity, brawny construction and a partially assembled bolt-together design.
  • Hauler Racks Van Drop Down Ladder Rack Accessory – Makes life with the Hauler Racks Universal Van Rack that much easier. Telescoping handle rotates the rack from the roof to the side of the van for more convenient ladder loading.
  • Hauler Racks Tonneau Rack – Hauls bikes, camping gear, tools and more, plus works with your over-the-rail soft tonneau. Easy installation, adjustable crossbars and Sport and Utility style options.
  • Extang Cargo Cleat – In, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Pym is nearly crushed by cargo while stowing away in the hold of the ill-fated “Grampus.” If Poe’s protagonist had Extang Cargo Cleats (and was hiding in a pickup bed instead of a ship’s hold) he would have been safe thanks to the 500 lbs load rating.
  • Steelcraft Bull Bar – This front end guard is forged from T304 stainless steel for ultimate protection, plus comes with a removable skid plate. Black or Polished finish.
  • Steelcraft Grille Guard – A heavy-duty facemask for trucks and SUVs, this grille guard boasts T304 stainless steel construction and removable brush guards. Black or Polished finish.
  • Curt Spare Tire Mount – When you’re loaded down with gear, the Curt Spare Tire Mount makes it easy to bring along that spare. Fits into front or rear 2″ receiver hitches and works with all sizes of tires and rims.
  • Curt Cargo Carrier – Bring along all of your wet, messy or stinky gear with this handy hitch-mounted cargo carrier. The tubular steel construction securely carries up to 500 lbs. Available with a fixed or folding shank.
  • Curt Skid Shield – Plug an extra layer of defense into your front-mounted receiver hitch with this tough skid shield. Fits all 2″ receivers.1-year warranty.
  • Curt License Plate Holder – If a front-mounted hitch has displaced your license plate, this handy holder is a great solution. Fits all 2″ receivers.1-year warranty.
  • Curt Trailer Lock – Make sure thieves don’t take off with your trailer with this dual-ratchet locking system. Fits all couplers. 1-year warranty.
  • Curt Step Pad – Step up to your vehicle with ease. The Curt Step Pad fits in any 2″ receiver and has a skid resistant step pad. 1-year warranty on this hunk of metal.
  • Curt Wheel Chock Lock – Keep those wheels from rollin’ away! The Curt Wheel Chock Lock fits a variety of tire and wheel sizes. 1-year warranty.
  • Curt Winch Mount – Bolt that winch right on to the front of your rig with Curt strength. Available with or without handles, 1-year warranty.
  • Valley Gooseneck Hitch – Add up to 30,000 lbs of hauling capacity that neatly tucks away when not in use. Backed by a 5-year warranty.
  • Truck Covers USA Cargo Lights – Like a nightlight for truck bed cargo, American Cargo Lights nix blind grabs for your tools. Kits and strips available.

A number of the new products we’ve added are for Jeeps and there’s more on the way, so be sure to check out our Jeep Accessories department, which now sports 2 new categories:  Jeep Center Consoles and Jeep Seats & Jeep Seat Covers.

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Load Up Your Bikes and Hit the Road – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


The snow is melting, the cold weather subsiding and it’s starting to get nice outside again…what does all that mean? Spring is just around the corner! So if you’re a bike enthusiast of any sort, it’s about time you got it out of the garage, dusted it off and check the tire pressure before hitting the mountain, trail or road.

Over the last six months, we’ve been adding the hottest bike rack products from Thule and Yakima, from single bike roof mount racks to the very popular 4 bike hitch rack setups, so I thought it would be worth giving them a small shout out in this weeks AutoAnything update.

Roof Mount Bike Racks – To mount up a bike to your roof, you’ll need a base rack system that provides the proper mounting surface for the bike rack. This usually includes rack feet/towers and a pair of crossbars. If you’ve got a set of factory roof rails already, you may only need a set of cross bars to complete your base rack system. Either way, make sure you have the proper base rack setup to mount the following bike racks.

  • Yakima Raptor – This is Yakima’s entry-level upright bike rack. Upright means you don’t have to take any wheels off, so you can get right to business without turning any wrenches. Make of sturdy steel, utilizing ratcheting straps to secure the wheels, this bike rack offers solid value for your buck.
  • Yakima King Cobra – If you want the King of roof mount bike racks, look no further than the this Cobra. It’s an upright mount rack, so there’s no need to fuss around removing your front wheel before loading it up. This rack secures your bike by clamping down on the front wheel, making it easy to load and great for stabilizing bikes with 20″-29″ tires. Add a set of SKS locks and you’ve got the whole package; style, security and function.
  • Yakima Steelhead – This fork-mount bike rack is the king of roof mount fork-racks. It’s easy to load up your gear, upgradable security with SKS locks and it’ll glide through the air like a fish through water. The only catch to that it strictly mounts to Yakima’s round crossbars, so if you already have a base rack system that isn’t made by Yakima, you’ll want to look at the Raptor or King Cobra bike racks.

Hitch Mount Bike Racks – If you don’t want to mount up your bikes on your roof, then the next best option is a hitch bike rack. All you need is a trailer hitch with a 2″ (or a 1-1/4″) receiver tube and your set.

  • Thule Ridgeline – 4: The number of horseman in the apocalypse. Also, the number of bikes held by the Thule Ridgeline Hitch Rack (a mere coincidence…we think). This rack has some cool things to offer, like an integrated locking system and anti-sway cage that keeps your bikes from banging into each other.
  • Thule Parkway – Tow up to 4 bikes and still access your cargo with this super sturdy hitch bike rack. It’s got a fold down design that makes it easy to move stuff and it works with both 2″ and 1-1/4″ receiver tubes!
  • Thule Roadway – Do you and a buddy go biking together, or do you have a road warrior crew that never misses out on pounding the pavement? Either way, Thule’s Roadway hitch bike rack will haul your bikes with ease. Works with 2″ and 1-1/4″ receiver tubes and is available in three flavors; 2 bike, 4 bike and 5 bike carrier models.
  • Thule T2 – It doesn’t get any slicker than loading up your Cannondale on the Thule T2. The T2 has adjustable locking points, so it can securely clamp down on any bike, regardless of frame shape. It’s also expandable, holding up to four bikes on a single hitch.
  • Yakima BigHorn – The Bighorn offers big value at a low price. Switchblade clamps keep your bike from shifting around and a tilt-forward lever lets you get access your cargo area with out unmounting the bike rack.
  • Yakima DoubleDown – Like the Bighorn, the DoubleDown uses switchblade clamps to secure your bikes. The big difference here is the extra forward tilt that gives you better access to your cargo area and it comes in 2-, 4- and 5-bike models.
  • Yakima SwingDaddy – The creme de la creme of hitch mount bike racks. Tow up to 4 bikes where ever you go and when you need access to your trunk or hatch, swing this hitch bike rack out of the way and have total access to your cargo area. This completely emlininates bike sway too, so you don’t have to worry about dinging vehicle or scratching your bikes paint job.

And there you have it. Whether you’re a Yakima Bike Vigilante or the casual cruiser, we’ve got a rack that will carry your gear comfortably and safely.

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!