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

Smittybilt Jeep Accessories

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

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

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

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

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

Backup Sensors and Backup Cameras – AutoAnything Weekly Product Review

Do you sometimes wish you had that fancy backup camera system that all the new luxury cars have?  Heck, even a backup sensor would a big improvement.  Well now you can enjoy the perks of those systems because we’ve got’em in stock and ready to ship!

The Bully Dog backup sensor system can save you and your car’s butt from hitting anything that’s behind your vehicle and hidden from view.  Do your kids leave their bikes in the driveway?  Got house pets that love running around your car while it’s moving?  Do you drive a big truck or SUV that has lot’s of blind spots?  Then the Bully Dog backup sensor system is right for you. 

  • 4 sensors to detect objects with
  • Available in a traditional wired system, or go wireless for easy installation
  • Power is supplied by your reverse lights, so the system is only on when you need it
  • Beep frequency increases as you get closer to objects.  At 1 foot, it is a continous tone
  • Designed to work on cars, trucks, SUV’s and Vans

Want to know more about what’s behind you than what a beep will tell you?  Check out our new Autero wireless backup camera system.

  • Easy-mount camera attaches to your license plate
  • The camera is rugged and waterproof, so no need to worry about durability
  • Automatically activates when you put your vehicle in reverse
  • The 3.6″ screen displays whatever is behind you and it includes a night vison mode so you’re never left in the dark

Want even more functionality?  The Autero wireless backup system with GPS combines all the functionality of their wireless backup system with the added convienence of GPS! 

  • The LCD screen gets bumped up to a 4.3″ touch screen and displays even higher resolutions for better visual clarity
  • Turn-by-turn directions with voice instructions
  • Charge the GPS system and take it on-the-go
  • Includes MP3 and Photo capabilities

Backup sensors and backup cameras are great gift ideas for the holidays and AutoAnything offers free shipping on these kits, so give us a call or check out the website if you want to order up the perfect gift.

Modern Tuning Makes Maximizing Performance Much Faster

Putting some extra ponies into your daily motoring used to take entire days, cost hundreds of dollars in parts, and usually cause the loss of three or four knuckles. Not so in today’s computer-controlled vehicles, where tuning is about as easy as playing Tetris on a Game Boy. Let’s take a look at performance chips and programmers and how they’ve changed vehicle tuning.

Chances are you’ve seen the Saturday afternoon show geared toward squeezing every droplet of power out of a 50s or 60s classic. You know—the one hosted by two middle-aged guys, one with a toupee that may as well have “this is a toupee” painted on it. They spend the entire half-hour show with a bunch of time-lapsed shots taken of them tearing the engine apart to put in highly-specialized, insanely expensive parts. Once the project’s done, they fire-up the dyno and laud the 3hp gain they received for about 4 hours of total work. If you’re like me, that’s not exactly how you want to spend a weekend, all for 3hp that you may not even notice with your rear-o-meter.

Fortunately, you’re probably also driving a computer-controlled vehicle, like most of the ones sold for the last 25 years or so. That makes tuning much easier, because a set of programming determines the way your engine performs. Replace the programming with a set geared toward performance, and you have near-instant power gains. Don’t get me wrong—there’s a lot to be said for the virtues of a computer-free classic that you have full control over. But, when it comes to getting more power in just a few minutes time without ripping your hands to shreds or spending thousands on obscure parts, a computer-controlled vehicle has a distinct advantage.

How can you make these changes in minutes? With a power programmer or performance chip, like the ones made by Hypertech or Diablosport. These programmers are built to hold performance settings tested by experienced pros for your specific engine. All you have to do is plug it into the OBD-II port beneath your steering column. With simple yes or no commands, you can adjust how you want your engine to perform, upload the new programming, and you’re ready to rock with 25hp or more extra. The maximum time this will take to complete: just 10 minutes.

More Products that could feast the need for speed and ones that I found most promising in power gains are:

catalytic converters
stainless steel brake lines
big brake Kits
afe air filters
dual exhaust
disc brakes
brake controllers
mass air flow sensor

Many drivers who want the extra power are leery of this tuning method. “How can so much power be had so fast, when the TV pros spend hours to get few gains?” they ask. The answer is that automakers down-tune their cars for the masses. Engines are setup to work the same for you, the budding performance enthusiast, as they are for the elderly, who like to travel half the speed limit or through the occasional farmer’s market. You aren’t the average driver, and performance programmers aren’t average settings. It’s a perfect match for you; it’s not a perfect match for your mother.

Some drivers worry about warranty when they’re considering a performance programmer. Not only to the companies that make programmers take safety into account with their settings, they often give you ways to return to stock settings for service visits at the dealership. And, as with all performance mods, you’re protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal law that basically states that your vehicle’s warranty can’t be voided by mods unless the mods can be proven as the source of trouble. In other words, there’s no reason to wait—the true potential is waiting to be unlocked, and you can do it without breaking a sweat.

Maximize your ride with performance chips, available from time-tested brands like a Hypertech programmer and Diablosport.