Tag Archives: Catalytic Converters

Niner, Niner: We’ve Got Ourselves A Convoy Of New Accessories


Honore BalzacFrench novelist Honoré Balzac was often pursued by passionate woman seeking to kiss the hand that wrote Séraphîta. Similarly, AutoAnything will be pursued by passionate car modders looking to spice up their street chariots with this bevy of new accessories.

CURT Front Mount Receiver HitchWho says you can only have one Bumper Dumper going at a time? With a front mount trailer hitch from CURT, you and your hunting buddy can both go see a man about a horse at the same time.

CURT Front Mount Receiver Hitch

Eastern Catalytic Converters – 49-state LegalSelf-medicating on your cat-less exhaust‘s unfiltered fumes won’t bring Earlene back. Eastern Catalytic thinks it’s time to move on, and removing the temptation to huff hydrocarbons starts with a new catalytic converter.

Eastern Catalytic Direct-fit Catalytic Converters

Superchips Racing Diesel TunerJust when you thought Ralph Nader couldn’t get any more upset, Superchips developed the mother of all diesel power programmers and performance tuners. Maybe it’ll shake him so much that his googly eye squares away.

Superchips Racing Diesel Tuner

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch StepSingle stainless-steel Go Rhino dom hitch step seeks submissive 2″ receiver for mutually beneficial/humiliating encounter. You host.

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch Step

Coverking Car BraThe best bras in town are no longer Victoria’s Secret. A car bra comes with a standard warranty and doesn’t utilize clumsy clasps to hold it together… lets see you push-up bra do that. And once you slip into one of these custom-tailored Coverking car bras, Vic’s will seem about as comfortable as that vintage over-the-shoulder-holster you picked up at a dead woman’s estate sale.

Coverking Car Bras

Tokico HP Blue ShocksNo, your Hewlett-Packard doesn’t need new shocks—it just needs to be switched out with a Mac. In this case, HP is Tokico short-hand for high performance shocks.

Tokico HP Shocks

Tokico HTS/D-SPEC ShocksUnless you’re like the Black Eyed Peas and enjoy that Boom Boom Boom, set your ride up with these race-ready Tokico shocks.

Tokico Illumina ShocksWe’d like to claim that these Illuminas are the official shocks of the Illuminati, but then we’d have to send an albino monk to your house for some back-alley ministry.

Tokico Illumina Shocks

Tokico Trekmaster ShocksStairmaster, Thighmaster, Trekmaster: all things everyone could use a little more of in their lives. That, and gravies.

Tokico Trekmaster Shocks

Mazda Develops the First Nano-Driven Catalytic Converter – AutoAnything


Over the last four years, Mazda has been working in secret on a nano-particle, ceramic based catalytic converter.  This is a technology that will eventually replace the catalytic converter that has been used since the dawn of the smog laws.  The new nano-driven catalytic converter offers a 70-90% reduction in the amount of the precious metals used to create a typical catalytic converter.  Auto manufacturers consume a large amount of the worlds platinum, rhodium and palladium, so this could have a large impact on the market price of those metals.

The core idea of the technology is that ceramic nano-particles are place on the catalytic converter honeycomb.  These particles have platinum, rhodium and palladium embedded into them.  Due to the particles being spherical in shape, this increases the total surface area available for the catalyst to function.  Not much else is known about the technology that Mazda has developed to create these nano-based catalytic converters, but they assure everyone that they can produce them so that the catalysts are still effective at reducing toxic emissions while saving money on build costs.  Look for them on their upcoming vehicles in 2009 and 2010.

Source: NanoScienceWorks.com