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PIAA Bulbs, Car Covers and More – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


We’ve been turning and burning over the last week and we’ve got some great new editions to our family of products. Performance stuff for the gear heads, bling for the show stoppers and enough car covers to protect everybodies ride from the tough UV rays of our sun. Here’s the low-down:

Got Go?

  • Quadzilla Scout Monitoring System – For added muscle and efficiency that will get your diesel rig powering through all of your daily challenges, the Scout Monitoring System plugs into any module, chip or programmer. Monitor your engine and tune your vehicle to take on anything.
  • Quadzilla Adrenaline – Get your blood pumping with the burly power of the Adrenaline Pulse Control System. This power programmer allows you to monitor a variety of engine parameters and make on the fly adjustments to accommodate for changing driving conditions. Get yours with the Pulse Control monitor that offers 7 different tuning options and a large display screen.
  • AEM UEGO – This wideband air-fuel gauge gives you an accurate reading on the pulse of your engine, allowing you to fine tune it for maximum power while not pushing the engine outside it’s safety zone.This gauge comes with a controller and a display so you can read your air-fuel reading in real time!

Need Show?

  • PIAA Intense White Bulbs – When you’re looking for a bright white light that doesn’t include a hint of blue, PIAA bulbs are just the thing to light-up your ride. Plus they’re DOT compliant so they won’t attract the attention of the local fuzz.
  • PIAA Xtreme White – We all know that nothing spells cool more than putting an “x” in the name. PIAA’s Xtreme White Bulbs live up to their name by simulating the look of HID bulbs, so you can get that same bright lighting power without the xtreme price.
  • Go Rhino Dominator II – I would make a veiled reference to Terminator II for rhyming’s sake, but to be honest, I’ve seen about 1/2 the movie. Once. Blasphemy, I know. That being said, if these cab-length nerf bars were Arnold Schwarzenegger, they’d be him in his prime—big, strong and flashy.
  • Go Rhino Dominator III – And like the great Arnold, Go Rhino Dominator Nerf Bars just get better with age. Dominator III Wheel-to-Wheel Nerf Bars extend their stainless steel power to dominate roads from Cah-lee-for-nee-ya to Washington, D.C.
  • IPCW LED Door Handles – You’ve got chrome front and rear, under-glow kits in your fenders and underbody, what else can you do? Harness the bling-power of LED’s and get a set of IPCW LED Door Handles. Available in black or chrome trim with either red or amber LED’s. The look great and they can blink with your turn signals!
  • Bull Ring Truck Anchor Points – Secure just about anything in your truck bed with a set of bull ring tie downs. These tie down rings have a tensile strength of 1,000 pounds, but they take just 60 seconds to install and require no drilling! These bull rings rise up when you need them and drop flush when you don’t, giving you maximum flexibility and style.

Protect It!

And once you’re done tricking out your ride, check out our newest category: Semi-Custom Car Covers. It’s packed full of car covers that keep the dirt off your vehicle and your inner bargain-hunter happy. We have packed this new category with our latest additions from the Covercraft line. These semi-custom car covers are made from popular Covercraft fabrics so you can get great protection at a fraction of the price.
  • Nifty Catch-It Floor Protectors – There’s just one word for floor protectors that catch spills, scrape dirt off your feet and look good—Nifty! Made from durably Vyram rubber, Nifty Catch-It Floor Protectors shield floors from big messes and boast custom style.
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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.

AutoAnything Weekly Product Review: New Gas Saving Chips!


After a couple of late nights and countless pots of coffee, we’ve secured four new gas saving chips and power programmers that’ll plaster a smile on your face like a bug hitting a windshield.

First up is the SuperChips Mileage XS Fuel Economy Programmer: This bad boy tunes your vehicle for optimum fuel economy while giving you a modest boost in power.  It’ll even tune certain vehicles to run on lower-octane fuels to save you extra money at the pumps.  Extra features include speedometer calibration for larger tires, it clears engine codes and it can be upgraded to a Superchips Flashpaq by updating the firmware.  Superchips Mileage XS Programmers are backed by a 1-year warranty.

Then we got the Bully Dog E3 Diesel Downloader and the Bully Dog E3 Gas Downloader: These guys offer 1 engine tune to simplify user experience and improve fuel economy.  Modest power gains of 50hp and 100 ft-lbs of torque can be expected, along with up to 5 more miles per gallon!  These Bully Dog tuners will also clear trouble codes, perform DPF Burn-off/ Mobile Desoot (GM Duramax LMM and Dodge 6.7L Cummins only) and recalibrate speedometers for larger tires, while on-the-fly tuning gives you the freedom to toggle between stock and tuned settings.  Bully Dog E3 Downloaders are backed by a 1-year warranty.

Last up is the Jet V-Force Plus Power Control Module: This is one gnarly hand held tuner.  You can improve horsepower, torque, throttle response and fuel economy with just the touch of a button.  Once you’ve gotten your ride setup, there are 14 different monitoring screens so you can keep your eyes on anything from fuel economy to the manifold pressure to the air/fuel ratio (O2 sensor sold seperately).  The Jet V-Force Plus PCM is backed by a lifetime warranty.

AutoAnything Weekly Product Review: Automotive Gauges Galore!


Another weekend has come and gone.  We here at AutoAnything hope your weekend was spent well out on the beaches, the mountains, rivers, lakes, or the even the race track.  While you were out having fun in the sun, we were burning the midnight oil revamping our Automotive Gauges department.  We are now proud to say that whatever your need is, we’ve got the right gauges for you!

In the automotive industry, Autometer makes some of the best gauges around.  Whether you need to replace a worn out speedometer, or if you just boosted your ride and need a slew of gauges to monitor your setup and match your style, Autometer makes the gauges you need: boost, vacuum, blower, oil temp, water temp, oil pressure,  air/fuel, EGT, differential temp, cylinder head temp, nitrous pressure, fuel pressure…heck, we’ve even got a clock that looks like a gauge!  They come in all different sizes and colors, so pop over to the website and take a look around if you’ve been searching for the perfect gauge setup.

We also picked up a bunch of new gauge faces for your factory gauge cluster.  These Nu Image gauge faces are overlays for your factory installed speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temp gauges.  They come in different colors and styles, we’ve even got some wild flame designs.  Go check’em out if you want to give your interior a little love!  Nu Image’s website has all of their styles, so if you see something you want that isn’t on AutoAnything.com, give us a call and we’ll be happy to special order it for you.

AutoAnything Weekly Product Review: Snow Performance Water Methanol Injection Kit


There’s no rest for the weary, which is why we’ve been working overtime to get you the gear you want for your ride! Take a look at the new water/methanol injection kit we just picked up from Snow Performance.

What it does: Water/Methanol injection can only be used on cars that utilize forced induction (turbochargers & superchargers) to make a majority of the engines horsepower and torque. By injecting a 50-50 mixture of water and methanol into the fuel mixture, you can decrease your EGT’s by 250 degrees and cool your intake charge by as much as 200 degrees. By cooling the intake charge, you are reducing the chances of detonation and engine knock at that given boost level, which in turn means you can safely run more boost and thus get more power!

Methanol injection kits are becoming a hot topic in tuner communities because it is a great way to make your car faster, but it is also fairly safe for your engine…much safer than running nitrous oxide or propane injection. Plus, it’ll help boost your fuel economy up to 10%. There are three different power stages you can choose from; stage 1 is for turbocharged/supercharged cars that are mostly stock, stage 2 is for tuned vehicles with performance modifications, and stage 3 is for towing and ultra high performance. Each water/meth kit is designed for a specific vehicle and it can work in both gas and diesel environments.

News + Weekly Product Review: aFe Air Filters


I know, I know, we missed last weeks product review, but things have been moving and shaking here so I’ll give you the scoop on what we’ve been up to: we now have a Truck Racks and Van Racks department!  In this new area of our site, you’ll find all the gear you need to add more hauling capacity to your truck or van.  We’ve got new ladder racks in stock that are easy to install and can help secure your work gear in style.  You can also check out the new hauler racks, which gives you extra overhead storage for bulky items that can weigh up to 1,200 pounds!  And to save that back window from getting smashed by shifting equipment, we beefed up our selection of headache racks to give your truck the protection it deserves.

For the weekly product review, I wanted to let ya’ll know about the new high flow aFe filters we just got in stock.  It’s called the aFe Pro-Dry S air filter; it’s washable, reusable, and oil free.  That is a trifecta of benefits as you’ll never have to buy another air filter again and you don’t have to get your hands oily when recharging the filter.  aFe Pro Dry air filters have a 99.2% filtration effieciency, so you know it’s doing its job to protect your engine.  Backed by a lifetime warranty, this air filter will be the last one you ever buy for your vehicle.

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
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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.