Tag Archives: Brakes

Drilled vs Slotted Rotors


The debate is in full effect here at AutoAnything. We cover this topic in our latest article that runs down why you would choose one brake rotor type over the other and can be ready here:

Also, check out our 5 Top Family Car Aftermarket products guest blog post where we contributed to mention some top brakes ideas for families cars to improve their stopping time.

Our Awesome New Brakes Review Pages


Brake Lines

We’re rolling out some great new pages to let you know how other customers feel about their brakes.  It’s nothing but hard-hitting honesty that leaves a hunger hole deep in your gut, pushing you to find more and more candid thoughts on our popular braking products.    Yes, that last sentence was packed full of alliterations, like an Old Country Buffet at 4 p.m.  But that doesn’t mean these pages are any less thrilling.

Get the word on pure stopping power from the folks who bought our rotors and brake lines.  We’ve also made a billet grille emblems review page and a mass air flow sensors review page with the same customer candor that any of our other review pages have.   And as usual, let us know what you think.

-AutoAnything.

No Taxman Here: Just A Pair Of New Accessories From DICE Electronics and VIAIR


Taxman

If you’re a fan of George Harrison, then yesterday must have been like Christmas. Everywhere, everyone was dusting off their Revolver albums and putting Harrison’s “Taxman” into heavy rotation in honor of our annual duty of forking over a chunk of hard-earned cash to the IRS.

Hopefully, though, you got a tidy refund. And if it’s burning a hole in your pocket, we added a couple new accessories onto the site that are worth checking out.

DICE G2 iPod & iPhone CradlesIt’s your typical Ice-T-goes-from-singing-about-dusting-cops-off-to-playing-a-cop story: the O.G. DICE Electronics G2 had a tad too much G for middle-America, but this restyled iPod cradle with diminished G-ness is just right for the amber waves of skittish shoppers. Best of all, this iPod/iPhone car cradle works perfectly with Dice Silverline Pro iPod Car Adapters and the new Dice MediaBridge.

DICE G2 iPod and iPhone Cradles

VIAIR 85P Portable Air CompressorRemember: it’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. And this 60 psi air compressor from VIAIR packs a mean bite even though it weighs in at a mere 4.25 lbs—that’s less than a Chihuahua!

VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor

And if these aren’t of interest to you, here are a few timeless classics worthy of any tax rebate:

  • Trailer Hitches: Get where you’re going and bring what you need in style with a beefy trailer hitch. There are many manufacturers to choose from, but Curt Hitch has a solid reputation for superior fitment and quality that can’t be beat.
  • Tonneau Covers: Nothing beats the slicked n’ tricked look of a custom truck. Give yours that little extra by donning it with a shiny new truck bed cover from Bak tonneau.
  • Performance Chips: Just because your ride looks and sounds stock doesn’t mean it is. Give your ride a stealthy boost of power by tuning it with a Superchips, Hypertech or DiabloSport power programmer.
  • Brakes: If you want to stop faster, you gotta beef up those discs and pads. EBC rotors keep their cool under pressure, much better than those stock rotors you got.  Mate them to a set of Hawk brake pads and you’ve got a winning combination.

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

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.

Happy Holidays! – An AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


What’s that old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  Well the same is true if your keeping busy.  Not only have we been helping lots of people find great gifts this holiday season, but we’ve also been busy adding new auto parts to our website.  This week we’ve got some really great new products, anything from stocking stuffers to people pleasers.  Check it out!

Neon Signs Who needs Christmas lights when you’ve got a huge neon sign in your garage which proudly proclaims that “It’s 5:00 Somewhere”.  These signs are big and bright, a perfect addition for any garage, basement or den.

Q3 Innovations is the go-to company for gadgets that are portable, informative and promote safety.  We just picked up three of their product lines, all of which make great stocking presents.

AlcoHAWK – Have you dipped into the eggnog a little early this holiday season?  Make sure you stay safe by monitoring your Blood Alcohol Content with a high quality breathalyzer.

  • The AlcoHAWK Slim breathalyzer is small enough to keep in your pocket, yet accurate enough to tell you when you’ve had too much.
  • The AlcoHAWK ABI breathalyzer is bigger than the slim, but also more accurate.  Reading all the way up to 0.4% BAC, this breathalzyer is perfect for most situations.
  • The AlcoHAWK Pro is for the people who need to know exactly how inebriated they are.  With it’s specialized built-in sensor, the Pro makes sure that you blow hard enough to get an accurate reading.  Precision sensors measure within +/- 0.01% @ 0.10% BAC.
  • The AlcoHAWK PT500 is the most accurate breathalyzer in the line up.  Whether you’re a concerned parent or an aspiring cop, the PT500 will let you know exactly how booze is in the blood.

ThermoHAWK – Whether you’re working on an engine or cooking on the grill, an infrared thermometer will let you know exactly how hot something is without burning your fingers.

  • The ThermoHAWK 220 is great for lower heat applications with a range of 10 to 230 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The ThermoHAWK 420 is the ultimate portable infrared thermometer.  Measuring temperatures from 10-428 degrees Fahrenheit, it comes with a keychain ring so you’ll always have it with you.

RadarHAWK – Avoid costly speeding tickets and expensive insurance rates by giving yourself an edge that only a radar detector can give you.

  • RadarHAWK Traveler II
    • English: This bilingual radar detector warns you with words when the fuzz are out on the prowl.
    • Español: Este detector bilingüe del radar le advierte con palabras cuando la pelusa está hacia fuera en el vagabundeo.
    • Español to English: This bilingual detector of the radar notices to him with words when down is towards outside in I wander.
  • RadarHAWK SM – Like the majestic leaf, the RadarHAWK SM captures the sun’s energy to power its internal solar cell, keeping you both green and ticket-free.

Posi Quiet brake pads get the squeak out of your brakes while providing excellent stopping power.  Available in three compounds:

  • Posi Quiet Ceramic brake pads are Posi Quiet’s longest lasting brake pad, and their low-dust ceramic compound keep your rims looking good.
  • Posi Quiet Semi Metallic brake pads are inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean they skipped on quality control; each brake pad is hand checked to ensure production standards are met everytime.
  • Posi Quiet Extended Wear brake pads will outlast the competition and are also easy on your rotors, reducing the total cost of maintaining your vehicle.  Great for fleet service vehicles that see constant use and abuse.

Wellstar is maker of all things chrome.  If you want to add some shine to your ride, whether it’s to the grill, the mirrors, door handles or pillars, Wellstar’s got what you need to roll like a baller.

  • Wellstar Chrome Fuel Door Covers are made of tough ABS plastic and install using heavy-duty 3M adhesive tape, so no drilling or cutting is necessary for installation.
  • Wellstar Chrome Pillar Covers vertically accent your ride by covering your A, B, and C pillars with the brilliant shine of chrome.  These covers look great by themselves, but combine them with some other chrome accessories and you’ll be in for a dazzling treat.

Cool Products from the SEMA Show – SEMA 2008


SEMA is a great place to check out the hottest rides, but there is a lot more to the show than just crazy customs.  The SEMA show is also a great forum for aftermarket manufacturers to display their latest and greatest products.  Here’s a few pics of some cool products that we spotted.