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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.

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.

7 Fresh Automotive Accessories Available Now


Today’s a special day that only comes once every 4 years—it’s the closing ceremonies of yet another Winter Olympics. Finally, NBC will get back to airing stuff worth airing, and your neighbor will stop droning on and on about the intricacies of the Nordic combined and get back to droning on and on about The DHARMA Initiative.

To celebrate, we added some new product to the site. Check it out:

Pewag Cable Tire ChainsTrust us—bedazzling your tires with rhinestones is not going to give you all-weather traction like these snow chains. Conversely, strewing Pewag chain links across the back of your Canadian tuxedo is not going to score you any girl’s digits at the next flapjack social.

Pewag V-Trac Cable Tire Chains—Say goodbye to skid marks. V-Trac tire chains keep your sled fleet footed when Old Man Winter dumps his powdery load on your neck of the woods. Plus, these Pewag Glacier chains have a built-in rubber tensioner that keeps them snug against your tires.

Intro-Tech Designer Floor MatOh man, those designer mats by IntroTech Automotive make your rizz-ump look great, and their double-tufted heel pad protects against excessive wizz-air and tizz-air. What’s more, these haute couture carpet floor mats fit your floorboards to a tizz-e.

Anzo USA LED Truck Bed Lights—Cargo doesn’t like to admit it, but it’s scared of the dark. Cut it some slack already. These universal truck bed lights from Anzo USA are like high-powered nightlights for your truck’s bed.

Anzo USA Stealth Vision LED Fog Lights—Stealth vision: the next best thing to x-ray vision (and way more reliable than those x-ray specs you bought from the back of your Boy’s Life). In fact, these LED fog lights are so powerful, you might be able to convert them into grow lights.

Anzo USA Rugged Vision LED Off Road Lights—If your spouse has a hard time waking up in the morning, shine one of these Anzo off road lights in his/her face…that ought to do the trick.

Rancho My Ride Wireless Controller—Unlike social networking giant MyFace, the Rancho MyRide does something useful. This wireless shock controller gives you the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments to the stiffness of your Rancho shocks; it doesn’t provide a platform for self-absorbed chatter masquerading as communication.

Gold-medal, Dope-free Automotive Accessories Now Available


What Would Brian Boitano Do?

Move over, Brian Boitano. The machismo-saturated world of American men’s figure skating has a new ice prince: Evan Lysacek. Although we’re not nearly as fierce on the ice as Evan, we’ve got mad skills when it comes to bringing you the best auto accessories at the best prices. Here are the latest additions from 2 big-name brands: Anzo and Centric.

Anzo Universal Conversion Headlights—Sick and tired of the dim dribble of light from your stock headlights? Well, Anzo conversion headlights pack some serious candle-power punch and are simple to install. Of course, if you’re looking to go ultra modern, consider stepping up to a pair of halo headlights.

Anzo Universal Conversion Headlights

Anzo Halogen Fog Lights—Eating at a Pea Soup Andersen’s is a time-honored road trip tradition; driving through pea soup, though, is a road trip spoiler. Before you head out, equip your ride with these powerful 6” halogen fog lights. They’re universal and come with a wiring harness, so you can mount them on just about any vehicle.

Anzo USA Halogen Fog Lights

Centric Premium RotorsHeart. Liver. Kidney. Rotor. Demand only premium replacements. If it’s going in your chest or on your chassis, you’ve got to be discerning. And, these choice brake rotors deliver the stopping-strength you need to come to a commanding halt.

Centric Premium Replacement Rotors

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

New Lloyd Floor Mats & Truxxx Lift and Leveling Kits Available Now at AutoAnything


Apple iPad

Yes, yes. Everyone’s been busy this week checking out Apple’s latest fruit, the iPad. Strangely enough, most people are talking less about its technological advances and more about its hygienic double entendre name.

It might not be as spectacular as Apple’s recent announcement, but we added some great new accessories from one of our senior brands, Lloyd, and a freshman, Truxxx, to our site last night. Here’s the skinny:

Lloyd Velourtex Floor Mats—Not only are these the most affordable custom-made carpet floor mats in Lloyd’s lineup, they’re also made of genuine Velour pelts harvested from the finest out-and-about pajama suits in Texas.

Lloyd Velourtex Floor Mats

Lloyd Velourtex Cargo Liners—Along with the Velourtex Floor Mats, we also added the sister custom carpet cargo liners made from the same material.

Lloyd Velourtex Cargo Liners

Truxxx Leveling Kits—By boosting your rig’s snout a few inches, a Truxxx Leveling Kit evens out the ride height at the front and rear end. Not only do these leveling kits improve the look of your ride, they’re also surprisingly easy to install.

Truxxx Leveling Kits

Truxxx Lift Kits—You may have been burnt in the past by online products promising to give you more inches, but these suspension lift kits deliver on that promise. They’re custom designed to boost your ride height up to 3 inches, and they mount with no drilling, cutting or welding.

Truxxx Lift Kits

Stay tuned for more great products coming next week, including an impressive new assortment of headlights, tail lights, fog lights and many more automotive lights.

A Broken Headlight Will Be The Death Of Me…And Maybe You


One of my head lights went out the other day when I was driving home from work and with my luck, a cop pulled me over and now I need to go to inspection.  I think a trip to the DMV is considered torture in some cultures.

This past week I had to take my car in for inspection.  Not only did I get to take time out of my weekend, I sat in long lines and had to deal with the lovely people at the DMV.  Don’t worry, the fun keeps coming.  First, I should probably give you the setting.  It was a humid summer day.  The type of day when breathing is enough exercise to make you sweat bullets.  The only way to escape the heat would be to float in a pool and last time I checked the DMV was the farthest thing from Typhoon Lagoon.

Reluctantly, I got in my car, bit the bullet, and headed towards hell.  I cranked my air on full blast, put on some tunes, and actually started to think that it might not be so bad.  I spoke too soon.  I couldn’t even pull into the parking lot because the line was so long; cars protruding into the street.  I rolled down my window and peered down the seemingly endless line of vehicles.  I was looking at over an hour wait.  My only salvation was the big gulp sitting next to me in my cup holder.  I know I needed to stay hydrated, but in the midst of my anger I forgot about my lack of bathroom access.  It probably wasn’t a good idea to suck down 72 ounces of Blueberry Blast icy.  Then, as I’m waiting, I see some cars try and cut the line.  I thought I was going to lose it.  Did they think they could cruise right in and skip the wait?  Over my dead body.  As one car tried to merge in front of me, I stuck like glue to the bumper in front of me, glaring into the eyes of the driver.  He backed off.  No one was skipping this line.  So in addition to the scorching heat, blaring bass from nearby cars, and my pulsating bladder dancing with every bass line, I now needed to guard my spot in line.  Is this really my life?

After 1 hour, 23 minutes, and 17 seconds I made it to the front of the line.  I had finally made it, face to face with the devil himself, who happened to be a short, portly man donning a nametag that said Larry. “Listen Larry, you’re not fooling me.  I know Larry is short for Lucifer,” I thought to myself.  The combination of icy and pure rage filtered through my veins.  I watched him as he inspected my car.  Silently letting my mind wonder about how easily I could “off him,” toss him in the trunk, and never have to deal with the DMV ever again.  I could then begin the renegade life of an outlaw, doing as I pleased, not conforming to societal constraints… “Okay, your good to go,” Larry said. I shook my head as I snapped out of my homicidal hallucination.  I smiled, thanked him, and pulled out of the garage.  Well, that wasn’t so bad.

I had replaced my fog lights  and also bought some good PIAA lights before my inspection.  I wasn’t taking any chances because if my car didn’t pass inspection, I think I might have lost it.