Top Holiday Shopping Ideas


It’s that time of the year again.  The holidays have arrived and that means travel, family, friends and gifts.  Yes, time to empty your bank account and top off your credit card while dealing with the throngs of shoppers, foaming at the mouth searching desperately for the best deal.  Sounds awful, right?  I’ll tell you a secret, there’s this thing, it’s called the internet.  Using it will save you money, time and your precious sanity.  Here at AutoAnything, we have your best interests in mind and that’s why we’ve pulled out all the stops this holiday season.  We’ve put our best products on sale and made them easy for you to find.

Do you need to give a gift that packs a leonine roar?  Snag a Magnaflow exhaust system, one of the most trusted names in aftermarket performance accessories.  After giving this gift and witnessing its unequivocal power, you’ll be installing one on your vehicle before the New Year.


And if you’re looking for exhaust components, our exhaust headers are ready to ship—from the best manufacturers, including Magnaflow, Borla and Flowmaster—straight to your door, with a more dependable delivery date than Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick.  They’re built to last, and designed specifically to increase your vehicle’s power and performance.  How many gifts boast that much potential?  Not many, that’s for sure.

Not all power rests in exhaust components. Performance chips, specifically Bully Dog Chips, install within minutes and add an extra punch to performance, horsepower and torque.  Adding one of these to any ride will make it like driving a brand new vehicle.

Beside power, everyone needs a stable and comfortable ride.  A pair of KONI shocks will ensure smooth driving no matter the terrain.  These adjustable shocks make it a breeze to shift from casual country driving to high profile racing and everything in-between.


Stop, you almost forgot about brake pads.  No way you can stop on a dime with your basic factory braking system.  With performance brake pads from Hawk, Posi or EBC, you’ll have no issues this winter season when the roads transmorph into sheets of ice.

A hard tonneau cover is the ideal gift for any truck-driving gear head in your life.  Not only does it protect cargo, but it increases gas mileage.  With this economy, every penny counts, so give the gift that keeps on giving month after month.

No matter what part of the country you live in, whether it’s upstate New York, the cold prairie of Kansas or the sunny streets of SoCal, all weather floor mats are a must have.  Easy to clean, affordable and made for every make and model, these mats keep your interior clean and the grit of the outside world off your floor boards.


Another dirt deterrent are Garage floor tiles.  They keep oil stains (you should get that checked out), mud and other muck off your garage floor.  Like all weather floor mats, garage floor tiles are easy to clean and a snap to install.


If you’re looking for something easy, like a gift for White Elephant, a specialty license plate frame is your best bet.  It’s affordable, personable and great way to show your vehicle loyalty.

For great deals on these products and more, come over to AutoAnything.com.  We have the answer to all your holiday shopping questions and needs.

A Cornucopia of New Car Accessories


If you’re wearing a belt, go ahead and un-cinch it now. You’re about to chow down on a feast of deluxe new automotive accessories. Open wide for:

RC Cars—Forget about rubbing elbows with amateur bomb-builders down at the Radio Shack. Now, you can score deluxe RC cars right here at AutoAnything from MaxTech Toys and MJX RC. Here are your options:

Mini Cooper RC Car by MJX RC

Ferrari 599 RC Car by MJX RC

Hummer H3 RC Car MJX RC

Dodge Ram RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Toyota Tundra RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness—9 out of 10 of Teddy’s Men agree: these Ruff Rider dog harnesses & seat belts could have played a pivotal role in the taking of San Juan Hill. Nevertheless, they’re still bully at keeping your bull terrier safely in his seat.

Go Rhino Step-N-Tow Hitch Step—Somewhere, someone is hatching a plan to turn one of these modestly priced Go Rhino hitch steps into a multi-thousand dollar trucker exercise empire. If you think these receiver hitch steps have what it takes, then that someone could be you.

EchoMaster Navigator 7 Backup SensorNow mom can have exactly what she’s always said she had with these backup sensors & backup cameras from EchoMaster—eyes in the back of her head.

EchoMaster Navigator Pro Series Front SensorSilence is golden, except when you’re about to drive into a tree pole. The Front Navigator Pro Series Sensor warbles just in time to save your front bumper from an untimely demise.

VisionMaster License Plate CamerasIf I can see your nose hairs through this license plate camera from EchoMaster, you’re driving too close.

VisionMaster Adjustable License Plate CameraIf you can see their nose hairs, this camera allows you to adjust the view to something more flattering, like their cankles.

VisionMaster Bullet Mount CameraMuch more practical than the bullet hole decals your friend just installed on his ride, these mobile electronics mount flush and feed a real-time video stream up to your screen (not included, homes).

VisionMaster LCD Backup MonitorOMG, this TFT LCD monitor will make you LOL. Wait, WTF is wrong with our writing?

OPTIMA Red TopThese OPTIMA batteries’ fiery red heads and steroid-laden bodies make them the Carrot Top of performance batteries.*

*Prop trunk and HGH sold separately.

OPTIMA Yellow TopBecause they’re both deep cycle and cranking car batteries, you can bump Zapp & Roger behind the donut shop all afternoon and still start up with these OPTIMA batteries when curfew rolls around.

Not satisfied with serving up just new accessories, we’ve also got some scrumptious side dishes for you: new departments.

Automotive Logo GearThe average Ford Taurus is badged as such in up to 10 spots around the car. But for some folks, that just ain’t enough.

Sports Logo GearIf the fitted Starter cap, authentic alternate jersey, team sideline jacket and oversized foam hand aren’t already screaming, “Sports fan, here,” we’ve got you covered.

Man CaveYou can take the man out of the cave, but then he’ll just build a new one in his den.

Tools & Tool StorageOr should it be, Men & Man Cave?

Cornucopia image source: Vassil

I’ve Got a Brand New Pair of Accessories, You’ve Got a Brand New Key


It may not be a new pony, but a new accessory announcement is better than a new disease (except maybe that Phenomenon disease that lets you learn Portuguese overnight).

Superwinch EPi 9.0S WinchThis winch is a full 33 lbs lighter than the Superwinch EPi 9.0—if you ask me, that kind of weight control isn’t from a fast metabolism but the occasional hook down the hawse fairlead, if you know what I mean. *Wink.

Rampage Trailblade Wiper BladesYou’d have to be the prince of Zamunda to get a more thorough wipe than what these wiper blades from Rampage deliver.

We also added two (2!) new departments chock-full of great gear.  Sport logo gear is the new hot spot to find… well…logo sports gear.  There’s also a handy new tools and tool storage department for all your wrenching needs. The tool selection is a little sparse right now, but we should have some great additions in the next few months. Keep your eyes peeled.

Pre-holiday Specials Going on N-O-W


You’re a card-carrying member of NOW, and we’re dyed-in-the-wool advocates for the N-O-W principle of online commerce. I won’t bore you with the philosophical maxims of N-O-W (just skim over some John Stuart Mill to get the gist), but I will share with you its core ideal: deals should involve instantaneous freeness not contingent on snail-mail rebate forms and goofy catches hidden in fine print.

To wit, we bring you the latest round of AutoAnything promotions (a silver-tongued way to say free stuff, dude).

DiabloSport: Equip your speed demon with the unholy power of the DiabloSport Trinity, and you’ll get a free 2 1/16″ gauge pod mount. That’s a $24.99 value, son, and it’s good until supplies run out.

WeatherTech: Order a set of WeatherTech Floor Mats (front mats or a mat set (hey, this isn’t fine print, bro…just a minor caveat. No N-O-W tenets have been trampled here.)), and you’ll get a pair of mini floor mat coasters. That’s a priceless value because how can you put a cost on adorableness? Plus, it’s valid from 11/16/2010 – 12/16/2010.

Borla: Buy a boss Borla exhaust system, get a free Borla hat. Simple as that.

Snail image courtesy of sxc.hu.

11 New Rounds in the AutoAnything Glock


Arigato, otearai

On a side note, the phone fairy stopped by AutoAnything’s office last night and left us all Avaya treats. What I can’t get over, though, is how similar the ringer sounds to the jingle the toilets at Tokyo’s Narita Airport play after you’ve made an honorable deposit. Skeevey.

Oh yeah, we also added some new accessories to our digital shelves. Dig these:

Superwinch S3000 WinchWhen not winching crime, Superwinch dons the mild-mannered affect of a hack journalist.

Superwinch S4000 WinchThis Superwinch winch is stronger than the S3000, but also more sensitive to pictures of starving children…a winch that’s not afraid to cry.

Superwinch LP8500 WinchWith 8,500 lbs of line pull, the only thing this 8000 lb winch can’t do is replace your beloved manga body pillow, Kumiko.

Superwinch EP 9.0 WinchThis Superwinch winch boasts 9,000 lbs of line pull, perfect for recovering from a mud hole, but you’ll need a patient shrink to recover from the news that Nazareth isn’t including your city on their 2010 Love Still Hurts tour.

Superwinch EPi 9.0 WinchThe EP 9.0 winch has 100′ of wire rope. The EPi 9.0 has 125′. Do the math—you can go 25% more bananas on your next Jeep jamboree with these winches.

Superwinch EP 12.5 Winch—The perfect winch for rescuing your rig or pulling out the load-bearing supports on that granny flat your neighbor built too close to your property line. Damn you, McGillicuddy!

Superwinch EP 16.5 Winch—For perspective, this brawny winch has enough backbone to reel in almost 23 pairs of McGwire twins simultaneously.

Superwinch S5000 Winch—Compared to its bigger brethren, this winch may seem like a Webster among Reruns, but it kicks like Mister Ed.

Kurgo Combo PackageKurgo Dog On the Go survival kit contents check. In it you’ll find: one bright orange and black Quantum Leash, one Tru-Fit Smart Harness with padded chest plate, one nylon webbed Wander Collar…shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff.

Kurgo Co-Pilot Dog Seat CoverDog may be your co-pilot, but it’s not going to stop her frothy lather of slobber from raining down all over your seat. These seat covers for dogs from Kurgo can help protect you from resenting your dog vs. cat decision.

Softride Ski Rack Attachment—It converts your Softride bike rack into a ski & snowboard rack when you want to convince your coworkers that you do more on the weekends than simply curl up fetal and weep.

Sasquatch Sighted at 2010 SEMA Show


Even though the 2010 SEMA show was held in Las Vegas – a good thousand miles away from his traditional stomping ground in the Pacific Northwest – sasquatch made an impromptu appearance at the custom car concourse. At least, that’s what I thought when I caught sight of the Bigfoot Express, a trick ’32 Ford custom built in honor of the real Bigfoot. Continue reading

Are you there, Flying Spaghetti Monster? It’s me, New Accessories.


There comes a time in every new accessory’s life when it blossoms from Not on AutoAnything to on AutoAnything. It might be a little scary at first for the new accessory. It suddenly has words where there weren’t words before. Its itty-bitty schematic images have ballooned into full-sized heroes. And, it starts daydreaming about what it would be like being sold to a dapper gent in Tallahassee. This crop of 11 accessories went through the change, and they’re all ready for action.

Hella Optilux 1100 Series Fog LightsWhen the robot apocalypse goes down, don’t get caught with these WALL-E-esque peepers bolted to your bumper. Your merciless new overlords won’t take too kindly to your use of robotic eyeballs for fog lights.

Hella Optilux 2550 Angel Eye Driving LightsYou can slip into a set of these haloed Hella driving lights, but only the most near-sighted Bavarians are going to mistake your Ford Probe for a 5-Series.

Hella Optilux 1502 Driving LightsIf these blue and chrome automotive lights had red adjustment bolts, G. Gordon Liddy would feel compelled to salute them before heading out on his nightly hippie-skull-crackin’ regimen.

Hella Optilux 1372 Driving LightsOh, you’ve got green eyes. Oh, you’ve got blue eyes. Oh, you’ve got graaaaaaaaay…no, wait. You’ve got blue eyes, you Hella automotive lights.

Hella Optilux 962 Driving LightsThey might look like some Star Trek alien’s buggy eyes, but that’s the driving light look kids are after these days. Get hip or get hit.

Hella Optilux 1900 Single Driving LightSo these Single lights from Hella have a little extra padding around their mounting brackets and some spare change in the back pocket. So what? They’ve got an amazing personality, a beautiful mind and an old soul.

Hella Optilux 1900 Driving Light KitHeadlights and high beams alone aren’t going to get the message across when you’re trying to warn the driver in front of you that there’s an axe-wielding maniac in her back seat. Flash her in the face with these powerful off-road lights.

Hella Optilux 4″ HID Driving LightDon’t get spooked if Zelda Rubenstein shows up and starts screaming at Carol Anne to come towards these off-road lights. They’re just that powerful, and she’s still living in the past—that poor poor woman.

Nifty Catch-It Carpet Floor MatsYour son may not be able to catch a fly ball to save his life, but it’s nice to know you have a set of carpet floor mats from Nifty that can catch whatever falls from your mouth.

Access TonnoSport Tonneau CoverIs it a coincidence that these soft roll up tonneau covers from Access give you easy access to your truck bed? We think not.

Kurgo Cargo CapeTry not to get your hopes up. Kurgo isn’t making superhero-themed car costumes just yet. They’re still busy building the best dog beds & cargo liners in town. Once they conquer the pet travel market, though, costumes could be right around the corner.


Kurgo Backseat Pet BarrierThese pet barriers from Kurgo keep the peace between hairy, slobbering passengers and their pets.


Gorilla SafetyWeb Cargo NetIf King-Kong drove a pickup truck, he’d be using one of these cargo nets & tie-downs from Gorilla Net to secure his banana, bamboo and starlet smorgasbord.

Coverking Neoprene Seat CoversNo one expects his or her colostomy bag to burst while merging onto the freeway, but you want to be prepared for that eventuality. These waterproof Coverking neoprene seat covers are an excellent line of defense against bodily fluids.

Banks Ottomind ProgrammerCashin’ in on some out-of-this-world power is a hop, skip and an OBDII port away. These deluxe power programmers & performance tuners from the bad boys at Banks unlock ferocious horsepower and torque, yet take mere minutes to install.

Giant Pumpkin Puts Pontiac Out Of Misery


O, Utah. The great state with the stagnant lake and strict liquor laws. We thought your finest export was the films of Jared Hess, but it appears you’re branching out into the demolition arts, too. Hee Haw Farms out in Pleasant Grove figured out a way to both prep an enormous pumpkin for baking and to put down an aging Pontiac 6000, and they filmed the results.

What’s truly spectacular is that the chunks of fleshy gourd are all neatly contained inside the cockpit upon impact. It’s almost as though GM engineered these rides knowing that they’d inevitably become the butts of carnival-esque pranks.

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.

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

Boo: Spooktacular Savings through October


Ghostbusters

All hallows eve is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means: dumping a large lump sum on a naughty nurse costume for your significant other and an ape suit for yourself. Throw in the cost of candy for the trick-or-treaters and the Goldschlager for your party, and this ghoulish holiday can take a zombie-sized bite out of your wallet.

Like the Ghostbusters vanquishing apparitions in library basements, AutoAnything is here to exorcise the high-prices gobbling away at your finances. And, we don’t even need fancy Proton Packs to do it. We’ve simply deployed a grip of promotions. Check it:

Extang

Extang Execution: Buy an Extang Solid Fold Tonneau or Revolution Tonneau and get a free Extang B-Light Truck Bed Lighting System, an $89.10 value. This deal is good until 11/12/2010.

Softride

Softride Strangler: Order a Softride Access Dura Bike Rack or the deluxe Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Bike Rack and get a free Softride Ski/Snowboard Rack Attachment, a $179.95 value. This deal lasts until 11/30/2010.

AirBedz

Abominable AirBedz: All AirBedz mattresses are marked down $25. This deal dies on 10/15/2010, so act fast.

Bestop

Bestop Blood Lust: Pick up any Replace-A-Top product and get a $50 rebate. This promotion expires on 10/31/2010.

DICE Electronics

Deadly DICE Electronics: Order a DICE MediaBridge iPod & iPhone Car Adapter or a DICE Silverline Pro iPod & iPhone Car Adapter and get a free G2 Cradle, a $59.95 value. This deal dies 11/2/2010.

Undercover

Undead Undercover: Buy an Undercover Tonneau Cover and get a free MaxSeal Tailgate Seal, a $29.95 value. Since this deal is undead, no one knows when it will finally go down.

14 Funky Fly Fresh Accessories For Friday


SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM

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

These New Promotions Are Almost As Satisfying As A Cup Of Purple Drank


Purple Drank

Nothing quenches your thirst after a long, arduous day at work like a Styrofoam chalice of sizzurp mixed with some Sprite and chunks of Jolly Rancher. But, if the lean isn’t enough to satisfy, take a pull off these delicious promotions running now at AutoAnything.

AirBedz

Airbedz—Save $25 on any AirBedz Truck Bed Air Mattress. Offer good between now – 10/15/2010.

Bestop

Bestop—Get a $50 rebate on a Bestop Replace-A-Top Jeep Top. Offer good between now – 10/31/2010.

Lund

Lund Tonneaus—Get a free diamond plate tote box with the purchase of any Lund Tonneau Cover. Offer good between now – 10/10/2010.

Great Googly Moogly: 1 New Shock & 1 Zappa Tribute


August 9th may be Baltimore’s official Frank Zappa Day, but AutoAnything’s holding a repeat celebration by launching a product in honor of his seminal track, Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow. With a vigorous circular motion hitherto unknown to the people of this office, we brought forth a deluxe new suspension system accessory that’s sure to give your sled the stability it needs to watch out where the huskies go.

KONI Sport Yellow Shocks—First there was the novel, Yellow River, by I.P. Freely. Now come the shocks, Yellow Shocks, by KONI. These suckers are the best street shocks KONI has to offer—they come custom damped and valved for your ride, they’re fully adjustable at each wheel, and they’re perfect when paired with lowering kits and sway bars.

KONI Sport Yellow Shocks

And if you want to strut these shocks in style, head on over to Real Vicious Truck Beds, they’ve got some good looking whips that you can draw style cue’s from.

Just Say No To Chillaxin’, But Yes To New Auto Accessories


Willy Wonka

Like a coveted golden ticket hidden within the wrapper of a Wonka Bar, this week’s new product announcement promises a lifetime of wild wonder and rotted teeth. Read up, rinse and spit.

KONI RAID Red ShocksHuffing a sock full of Raid bug spray could leave you feeling like a six-legged character from a Kafka short story. But, equipping your street demon with these boss shocks from KONI will make you feel like Viggo Mortensen’s trusty mustang, Hidalgo, racing across Arabia in the ’04 blockbuster Hidalgo, a movie about a horse named Hidalgo. These suckers are perfect for serious off-road racing, Baja 500-style.

KONI RAID Red Shocks

KONI Heavy Track Red ShocksNeil Diamond said it best (yes, better than The Hollies, you audio-snobs): “He ain’t heavy, he’s my shock absorber.” If the welfare of your suspension system is of your concern, these Koni shocks deliver the goods your rugged off-roader demands…they’re just a notch down from the race-ready RAID Red Shocks.

KONI Heavy Track Red Shocks

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by PilotGo down the right alley in Hong Kong or Los Angeles’s Garment District, and you could find an unlicensed version of these hitch covers by Pilot Automotive (not to mention knock-off Big Johnson shirts). But, bypassing licensing fees means you’d be stealing bread out of the hungry mouths of mammoth corporations, whose coffers are not yet lined with enough gold-plated diamonds.

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by Pilot

AutoAnything Career Fair September 10th, 2010


Career Fair/Resume Drop at AutoAnything!
Friday, September 10th, 2010 @ 10 AM — 2 PM
Location: 9210 Sky Park Court, San Diego CA 92123
Positions Currently Open/Accepting Applications for:

– Customer Service Specialist
– Customer Service/Inside Sales Specialist (Hybrid)
– Live Chat
– Purchasing/Logistics Agent

For Your Consideration: 19 Deluxe New Accessories at AutoAnything


Mother, do you wanna bang heads with me

According to my mother, the following 19 new product blurbs are on par with the comedic stylings of Mr. Red Skelton. Also, I’m not eating enough. And, I owe her some grandchildren already.

Clingo Universal Hands-free Mobile Device MountIn Klingon, the Clingo sales literature reads, “baQa’ ghuy’cha’ Qovpatlh vatlh Clingo jIH nuqneH petaQ taHqeq!” Roughly translated, it means, “From the eye sockets of our enemies springs forth these fearful Clingo mobile electronics holders with their dreaded, sticky green pad that grips phones, MP3 players and daggers without leaving behind a residue.”

Clingo Universal Hands-free Mobile Device Mount

Thule Slipstream Kayak RackSeven out of eight members of Slipknot agree on these two points: 1) this Thule kayak rack makes single-handed kayak loading a cinch, and 2) M.A.C’s Haute & Naughty mascara won’t run when you’re in a tour bus toilet weeping about being in Slipknot.

Thule Slipstream Kayak Rack

KONI Special D Red ShocksYeah, it’s cold in the D, but these KONI Special D Red Shocks are sure to warm you and your shorties right up.

KONI Special D Red Shocks

KONI Classic Red ShocksIn 1985, KONI changed the formula of their shocks, calling them “KONI New Red Shocks.” Immediate consumer backlash demanded a return to the original formula, thus “KONI Classic Red Shocks.”

KONI Classic Red Shocks

KONI STR.T Orange ShocksHieronymus Bosch has the Oranges triptych, REM has Orange Crush, and KONI suspension systems has Orange shocks, now with extra STR.T-ness.

KONI STR.T Orange Shocks

BedRug VanRug Cargo MatBecause lying down your area rug with crème-colored fringe definitely doesn’t make your van look chic, carpet your workhorse with one of these durable cargo & trunk liners from BedRug.

BedRug VanRug Cargo Mat

BedRug VanTred Cargo LinerSick and tired of your stuff slippin’ and slidin’ around your van’s cargo area? You could either give up your dreams of becoming an internet sensation by posting your homemade hooning videos, or you could turn to BedRug and score one of their custom-sized all-weather cargo liners.

BedRug VanTred Cargo Liner

Covercraft Gust Guard—In case of a hurricane, batten down your home, fill your bathtub with water and secure all car covers with this handy car cover accessory from Covercraft.

Covercraft Gust Guard

Premium Licensed Hitch Covers by PilotStudies show that if you add the word “premium” to a product title, it’llsell faster than Sproles returning a kickoff. (Look, I’m not exactly sure what a “Sproles” is because someone else wrote that line, and I’m too hopped up on Juan Valdez’s secret sauce to write something original about these hitch covers from Pilot.)

Premium Licensed Hitch Covers by Pilot

College Helmet Hitch Covers by PilotIt’s a twofold hitch cover: protection for your head and your hitch.

College Helmet Hitch Covers by Pilot

College Logo Hitch Covers by PilotBecause some cities actually have college teams worth cheering for, Pilot developed a bruiser line of covers for trailer hitches with officially licensed collegiate logos.

College Logo Hitch Covers by Pilot

Cool Cap Heat Reflective Car CoverFinally, a way to block those invasive mind-control transmissions from the government and/or the aliens. Plus, these car sun shades from Cool Cap drop your interior temperatures by up to 100 degrees.

Cool Cap Heat Reflective Car Cover

InstaJack 12V Automatic Car JackGetting a flat tire might be more enjoyable if you had Elvis Costello standing behind you playing Pump it Up. But, that cat’s busy. So, hum that track and use one of these ingenious tire-changing tools from InstaJack.

InstaJack 12V Automatic Car Jack

InstaWrench 12V Automatic Impact WrenchToday’s world is all about instant gratification. Scratch your “I want it now” itch with this 12V impact wrench from InstaJack that’s sure to pop stubborn lug nuts off lickety-split.

InstaWrench 12V Automatic Impact Wrench

InstaJack and InstaWrench Combo KitIt Takes Two, Two is Better Than One, One is the Loneliest Number—you know the songs. Now, put their message to good use and get both the InstaJack and InstaWrench together.

InstaJack and InstaWrench Combo Kit

Rugged Ridge Interior Trim & Dash KitsBecause some Jeeps like to feel strong, rugged and pretty all at the same time, dress your dune surfer with one of these deluxe dash kits from Rugged Ridge. They come custom configured with all the pieces you need to transform your barren cockpit into a harem on wheels.

Rugged Ridge Interior Trim & Dash Kits

Rugged Ridge Off Road Fender FlaresJust because these off-road fender flares from Rugged Ridge are specially made for trail rats doesn’t mean you need to start taking fire roads and bike trails to Grandma’s house…but, we won’t judge you for it.

Rugged Ridge Off Road Fender Flares

Rugged Ridge Flat Style Fender FlaresIn the past, the word “flat” has had negative connotations—flat soda, flat hair, flat tires. Rugged Ridge is turning “flat” around, though, with these pancake-esque fender flares.

Rugged Ridge Flat Style Fender Flares

RBP RX-2 Side StepsYou don’t have to boogie down in a honky-tonk to enjoy these RX-2 Steps from RBP. You just need a boss belt buckle, a steely stare and the will to upgrade with wheel-to-wheel nerf bars.

RBP RX-2 Side Steps

Two New Products, Twice The Sass


MBMBAM Lube Bag

Missed us? Sorry. Someone forwarded us over a link to the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast, and we’ve been incapacitated with a serious case of the funny bones. And, between the peals of laughter, we’ve been trying to come up with the perfect question to ask these modern-era advice dispensers.

So, it goes without saying that the workflow has gone from the raging river of a frat boy with 80 ounces of Natty Ice in his gut to the sad trickle of an aging insurance adjuster with an engorged prostate. For the sake of appeasing the suits, though, we did bust out these two new products. Check it:

Edge Attitude CT/CTS Upgrade KitIn the old days, an attitude upgrade came from dad’s swift backhand. These days, it’s done with fancy electronics found inside of highfalutin performance chips. Since all electronics eventually become obsolete, Edge Performance Chips created a special upgrade kit that lets you swap out your old-school Edge Juice with the new-school CS (color screen) or CTS (color touch screen). Here are the new performance chips:

Edge Attitude CT/CTS Upgrade Kit

Truck Pal Tailgate LadderThere’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold / And she’s buy-ai-ing a Westin tailgate ladder to heaven. If ever there was a truck bed accessory that inspired generations of teens to suck face behind the school bleachers, it’s this tailgate accessory from Westin. ZoSo!

Westin Truck-Pal Tailgate Ladder

P.S. We’ve been working on putting together a gaggle of install videos, showing you just how easy it is to bolt raw power onto your ride. Whiiiiiiiieeeeeeee, Whaaaaaaawwwwwwww, Waaaaaaaaaaaaa. That’s a little guitar solo that plays in our head every time we think of automotive horsepower. Squeeeeeeeeeeee, Squaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Doooooooooowaaaaaaaaa. So, check out this trick AutoAnything Airaid Throttle Body Spacer install video, and see what kind of soundtrack your mind comes up with.

Dig Discounts and Continuing Education?


Texas Waffle Maker

Quick: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Austin.” Stone Cold, right? Maybe SXSW? How about deep discounts on deluxe automotive accessories?

Did that last one just blow your mind? Well, scoop up all those little bits of gray matter, squish ’em back into your skull through your nasal passages, and hold on because we’re about to drop it like the Enola Gay: the Austin Community College District is hosting a special AutoAnything discount of $10 off order of $99. Check out their site to get your hands on these exclusive AutoAnything coupons, and don’t forget to do your homework.

Auto Accessories Dual!


Decisions: Have you thought this through?

Lets face it; there are many choices in this world and sometimes they aren’t always easy to make. But fortunately, there are a few resources at hand to simplify our decisions so we can get on with our lives. We’re working on a few things to make shopping for auto accessories easier, but I thought this might be a good time to revisit an old classic; customer reviews.  So lets look at a few fan favorites from our floor mats department.

Weathertech floor mats are a tried and true design made from a premium rubber compound.  We have 1302 reviews, scoring a solid 4.75 / 5 stars for appearance, ease of installation, price, value and quality.

Weathertech Extreme Duty floor mats are a more rugged version of the OG mats.  Made from harder plastic with taller side walls, these rubber mats will do a fine job of controlling spills. And out of 1985 reviews, these mats score an average of 4.25 stars.

Husky Liners are bringing in big numbers in the review arena; you can read 5652 reviews on our site, all with an average rating of 4.87 / 5.  An extra-tall side wall and bulletproof plastic rubber make these liners perfect for any workhorse vehicle.

Husky Weatherbeater floor mats offer a more refined look than their liners, but still boast the same solid construction and custom fit. After 526 customer reviews, we can see they also score an average of 4.87 / 5 stars.

Clearly all of them are winners, but only you can decide which set of car mats has the right style, fit and price for you.