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Where to go for AutoAnything Coupons & Promo Codes


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With AutoAnything coupons & promos being in such hot demand, we have decided to create our own internal page that compiles the most popular coupons that are available to our customers on a daily basis. Be sure to visit our AutoAnything Coupon codes & promo codes page when you are in your next search to find a discount on AutoAnything.com.

2011 Accessories Follow up For Ford F150’s


This is a follow up on our post that we put up yesterday. We received a reply from a Ford F-150 owning customer of ours who felt a little bit left out of the mix, so we created some extra pages for all of you F-150 lovers :)

Check out F150 Accessories for your specific year by clicking on any of the following quick links:

Brand new 2011 GMC Sierra Accessories Added to AutoAnything.com


We have been working on adding new accessories for GMC Sierras, so be sure to check out the new Sierra running boards and Sierra seat covers that we have to offer. Your truck may already be pimped to the max, but we’ve got even more in store for you to choose from. Our year specific pages now feature images that pertain to your exact year Sierra… if the vendor provides them of course.

You can use the following quick links to shop for the year of your GMC Sierra:

Mardi Gras Sale Until 3/7 at AutoAnything.com


Don’t miss out on our latest discount offer of saving $20 off orders of $179 or more.  Whether or not you scored some new beads in New Orleans, you can score with this special discount offer at AutoAnything.com :)

A few popular categories that have discounted prices are:

A Chocolate Box of Savings


Ah, l’amour. February is a month for lovers, for sweet nothings exchanged in freshly nibbled ears, and for the exchanging of love tokens, which are kind of like subway tokens but with fewer germs. Lean in close, baby. We’ve got something to whisper to you: we love giving you rebates and savings. Here’s our latest assortment of bonbon-grade specials:

Access Tonneau Covers: Buy any Access tonneau cover (except for the Limited Edition) and get a free Trailseal. Or, pick up an Access Limited Edition Tonneau Cover and get a free EZ-Retriever. This deal is good until 2/28/2011.

Air Lift Suspension Systems: Get a $50 mail-in rebate with the purchase of an Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 or RideControl along with any Air Lift on-board air compressor system between now and 5/31/2011.

BAK Tonneau Covers: Save $25 now on any BAK BAKBox accessory. The prices are already reduced, so you just need to order by 2/20/2011.

DiabloSport Performance Chips: Order a DiabloSport Predator and get a free DiabloSport tee shirt. Offer ends 2/28/2011.

Griot’s Garage Auto Detailing Supplies: Pick up a 35oz bottle or gallon jug of Griot’s Garage Spray-On Waterless Car Wash and get 1 free Microfiber Car Wash Cloth. Offer ends 3/1/2011.

Volant Air Intake Systems: Score a Volant Cold Air Intake and get a mail-in rebate good for a free cleaning kit and a free filter. The deal expires on 2/28/2011.

Don’t worry, sugar. We have more deals, free shipping and a 1-year lower price guarantee waiting for you at AutoAnything. And, those promises aren’t going anywhere. We don’t hit and quit. We stick with.

Ho, Ho, Ho-ly Cannoli…Only Two Weeks Until Christmas!


The holiday shopping season is heating up like a hung-over mall Santa stuffed in a red polyester suit. If you’re not in the mood to wade through endless lines, battle blockaded parking lots, or endure the stench of commerce, head to AutoAnything instead. Our digital shelves are always stocked with gifts your brood will appreciate, including these nine new accessories:

KC HiLites Wiring Harness—Unless you can convince your Dalmatian mice to hook their jogging wheels up to your KC HiLites, you’ll need this deluxe wiring harness to feed power to your auxiliaries.

PortablePET Twistep Dog Hitch Step—Calm down, people. No complicated footwork need be learned to use the Twistep hitch-mounted dog ramp from PortablePET. It simply swings away from your bumper, giving your pooch a boost up—not embarrassing you like that Crip Walk incident.

Putco Nova LED Bulbs—With 3x the candlepower of the lesser Putco 360 LED Lights, these suckers are almost as bright as the lights you saw right before those aliens slurped you into their intergalactic cruiser for a probing.

Griots Garage Exterior Car Care Kit—9 out of 10 ADHDers standing next to a sudsy bucket agree: these complete detailing kits from Griots Garage are totally packed with everything you need to…is that a cat? Hey, cat. Yeah, you there. Scat. Tsss tsss tsss. Wait, what were you asking again?

Innovate Motorsports OT-2If an OT-2 OBD-II Scanner & WiFi Interface from Innovate Motorsports makes sense to you, it’s time to put down the Phillip K. Dick novels.

GarageMate UtiliStepYour insurance company will likely drop your coverage if you fall off your swivel chair one more time, so step up on this sturdy step from GarageMate the next time you’re rooting around in your rafters for that box of model rocket gear.

GarageMate ShopShelfUnlike your IKEA Nybygge bookshelf, these GarageMate products come pre-assembled—and with enough backbone to shoulder more than just a jar of lingonberry jam.

GarageMate ShopHangerYou have a hanger for your coats, a hanger for your ties, and even a hanger for your Cessna. Why not a hanger for your helmets and hoses? These garage accessories fit the bill.

GarageMate SupplyBinNo one can nag about your obsessive need to collect bungee cords from the side of the road if you stuff them into this wall-mounted garage organizer instead of laying them out on the kitchen table like a proud cat displaying her prey.

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

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

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

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

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.

A Triple Lindy Of New Products & One Update


Justing Bieber Hearts Justin Bieber

Today’s new product announcement goes out to Justin Bieber. Tiger, you put a beat in our normally bleak, protestant work ethic.

Bestop PowerBoardsIf machines had consciousness, I bet every time these shockingly high-tech auto-retracting running boards from Bestop tuck up against your rocker panels that they think to themselves, “I’d step on me” while Q Lazzarus’s Goodbye Horses plays through their mechanized and weatherproofed brain.

Bonus—There’s a $100 rebate for these Bestop running boards, but you only have until 10/31/2010 to save. So act with moderate haste.

Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards

Bestop TrekStepA pickup without a retractable, rear-mounted truck step that works when your tailgate is open is like a key party without high balls and Herb Alpert records—the resulting knee aches, back pains and self-recrimination are rude awakenings, reminding you that you’re not 34 anymore (and it’s not 1974 anymore, either). Hey, pops. Act your age with a Bestop tailgate step.

Bestop TrekStep Retractable Tailgate Step

CalTrend Tweed Seat CoversKing Edward VII’s favourite fabric was tweed, and who are we to question the most dashing constitutional monarch in history? Besides, were we to speak out against his taste in canvas seat covers, especially the finely tailored seat covers made by Cal Trend, he’d repress us lowly peasants and demonstrate the violence inherent in the system.

CalTrend Tweed Seat Covers

PRODUCT UPDATE: TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover—Good news from the Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Tonneau front: TruXedo has redesigned these soft roll up tonneau covers with a more tastefully-sized, embossed bar and shield logo. They’re still the same tonneau covers that hog heads have known and loved for years, only a lot easier on the eyes.

TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover

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

Four for Friday: Your Weekly New Product Gab Sesh


Taster's Choice

Pop in your hair curlers, pour a steamy mug of your favorite Taster’s Choice and take a dainty bite from a madeleine because it’s time to nestle in for our weekly new product gab sesh. You know the score—we’ll share juicy nuggets of gossip about what Thule’s been doing behind Softride’s back, and what we think about HitchSafe’s outrageous new faux alligator pumps.

HitchSafe Key VaultIt’s like a mobile Fort Knox for your receiver hitch, but better because you won’t have to worry about evil geniuses hatching dastardly schemes to set off a nucular (sic) bomb under your ride. With one of these trailer hitch accessories from HitchSafe mounted to your hitch, all you have to worry about is forgetting your combination.

HitchSafe Key Vault

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike RackRemember Mrs. Deagle’s radical chair lift from Gremlins…you know, the one that the Gremlins hotwired so she’d launch out the window? This deluxe new hitch bike rack from Softride is a lot like that, only less likely to ruin your x-mas.

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike Rack

Thule Insta-gaterYou’re motoring down to the trailhead with your Huffy clamped down in the jaws of this Thule truck bed bike rack, you’re tuned to 98.7 The Gator (Palm Beach’s ROCK Station), and The Boss’s Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips is bumping on the speakers. Baby, life in Florida couldn’t get any better…unless Florida were New York City, and your Huffy were a custom Bologna Bike.

Thule Insta-gater Truck Bed Bike Rack

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down StrapSick of the flimflammery perpetrated by the likes of Harry Houdini, Doug Henning and David Copperfield? Well, they’re not gonna wriggle their way out of these cargo nets & tie-downs from Rampage Jeep. It’s the ideal security harness for valuable freight, be it a motorcycle, an armoire or a prestidigitator. Just remember: always have a safe word.

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down Strap

AutoAnything Goes All Anti-Viral With New Commercial


AutoAnything Commercial

Yes, yes. Renegade gorilla marketers love to spout off about the power of viral media. But what has it gotten us? A lot of lame, quasi-handheld video clips of  people pulling off superhuman feats and bozos creating Diet Coke geysers. Hey, OK Go: if you made music that wasn’t so pedestrian, you wouldn’t have to hole up in warehouses constructing elaborate Rube Goldberg devices to get attention. Holden Caulfield wouldn’t buy into this phoniness, and we live by his example.

Here’s the thing about viral/virus/flu media: if your product or service isn’t interesting or valuable, you have to manufacture interest and value by talking about something other than your product or service (e.g. OK Go’s music—listen to it without watching the video, and you’ll understand the subterfuge). But, if you’ve got something smoking hot, you just gotta dish it up without the contrived gimmicks. And AutoAnything is like molten-Velveeta-scorching-the-roof-of-your-mouth hot.

Thus, our new commercial: simple, direct, satisfying—the media equivalent of a dry-aged New York strip steak cooked rare with a baked potato and two-fingers of scotch, neat. Check it out:

We have a grip of other videos, too, at our official AutoAnything YouTube page. Swing on by and see what’s cooking.

AutoAnything Joins the BBB


 Blueribbon Motoring LLC BBB Business Review You might remember AutoAnything from such professional associations as SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) and BCE (BizRate’s Circle of Excellence). We’ve added another feather in our cap—as of July 12, 2010, AutoAnything is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Check out AutoAnything’s BBB page here to see our sterling A+ rating. Continue reading