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5 for Friday: New Tire Chains, Jeep Accessories and a Car Vacuum Available Now


Haruki Murakami

Were this a Haruki Murakami novel, I’d be an alienated 15-year-old Tokyoite with a game leg, and you’d be an out-of-work 30-something legal assistant with a missing cat and a missing wife. Too bad it’s just a blog post announcing the release of some new automotive accessories. Don’t get me wrong—these are slick accessories from top brands like Pewag, Smittybilt and Metro. Still, you won’t find any men at the bottom of wells, or young women mysteriously disappearing from Greek islands, or Johnny Walker building a destructive flute from the souls of cats, or scraggly old men dressed like sheep, or even older men who make leeches rain from the sky…none of the usual Murakami fare is here. But, we’ve still got some worthwhile tidbits for you to snack on.

Pewag Square Link Tire Chains—Ideal for foul weather and street rumbles, these sturdy snow chains wrap around your tires (or fists) and deliver a Newark-mean blend of traction and durability.

Pewag Glacier Square Link Tire Chains

Pewag Twist Link Tire ChainsOriginally, Pewag Chain called these the Popeye The Hitchhiker Link Tire Chains until they finally caved in to Chubby Checker’s demands for the rights to brand them The Twist: 3 new jean jackets and some eye cream.

Pewag Glacier Twist Link Tire Chains

Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Covers—Here’s a little known fact: Jeep guys love purses. This custom-fitted gear organizer from Smittybilt comes with 2 purses, and its integrated MOLLE/PALS system lets you add more purses later, sorta like adding little sterling silver teacup charms to your bracelet, which Jeep guys also love.

Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Covers

Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Consoles—It may look like a stretcher from the hit TV series M*A*S*H, and Toledo’s own Jamie Farr might be cold-calling Smittybilt for a job as the accessory’s official spokesman, but it’s really just a handy way to dangle gear from your Jeep Wrangler’s roll cage.

Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Consoles

Metro Vac N Blo Pro—And the Oscar for Best New Product in a Supporting Role goes to…Metro Vac N’ Blo Pro Car Vacuum! <Boisterous applause as the Vac N’ Blow sucks its way up to the podium> Oh thank you! I’d like to thank the Academy, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, my parents and everyone else who made me the car vacuum that I am today—you know who you are.

Metro Vac N' Blo Pro Car Vacuum

From License Plate Frames to Mechanics Creepers: 14 New Products Available Now at AutoAnything


Coffee Fuel

You’d think that there might be some start-of-the-year malaise making us drag our feet. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fueled by caffeine and cigarettes, we’ve added a massive new assortment of products. Take a look…but if you don’t mind, we’re going to take a nap in the supply closet for a while.

4tek

4tek KreepsterHipsters on Kreepsters don’t have to worry about mussing up their flat-ironed faux hawks ‘cause there’s an adjustable headrest. And, the built-in trays are the perfect place to stash your Lyra Skala cartridges, your Bed Head product, and all those Animal Collective records that you claim to find so deep but truly can’t stand. This mechanics creeper has it all.

4tek KreepstoolThe next time you’ve got to lay some brake cable, cop a squat on the Kreepstool, your throne away from throne. This plush, padded creeper stool from 4tek gives you a cozy place to sit and work on your garage projects.

SnowEx Tailgate Salt Spreaders—Sick of slipping and sliding all over icy roads? Melt it with a tailgate salt spreader from SnowEx. It spits out road salts evenly in a wide path for total coverage. If only they made a pepper spreader, too!

Firestone Air Bags

Firestone Digital Air CommandBecause the Analog Air Command is just so 1979, you can now control your Firestone air bags with this fully digital air suspension management kit.

Firestone Wireless Air CommandIt’s the cordless phone equivalent to air suspension control—no wires, no limits.

Firestone In-Cab SystemIf this truck’s a rockin’, there’s an In-Cab System doing the knockin’. This air suspension kit comes in a wide range of styles to control up to 4 air springs at a time.

Firestone Air Tank SystemsOutfit your rig like Cousteau outfitted the Calypso. These air tanks come in a range of sizes from a half gallon up to 3 gallons.

Firestone Automatic Air CommandLike breathing and blinking, suspension control just happens automatically with this Firestone system.

Firestone Control PanelsWhen your need for control borders on the obsessive, these control panels give you total control over every aspect of your air suspension system.

Firestone Air CompressorsCompressed air is better than a compressed disc, and Firestone air compressors are some of the best available.

License2Bling

License2Bling Graphic License Plate FramesArms, chests and backs are the perfect canvases for tattoos. Cars and needles don’t really get along, though. These license plate frames by License2Bling are the next best thing to having a butterfly or Celtic knot marked on the small of your ride’s back.

ShurTrax Max-Pax Traction AidTake all the fun out of driving on slick and icy roads. When conditions get downright banana peel-ish, simply fill up these traction aids to help keep your rear end from fishtailing.

Rampage Jeep

Rampage 3D Mesh GrilleWhoa man, what if that 1980’s video game Rampage was in 3D?! It’d almost be as cool as these trick Jeep billet grilles from Rampage Jeep.

Rampage Retractable Rock Slider StepsTry not to flip your lid when you see these flippin’ amazing rock slider steps. They flip down when you need to get in and out of your rock crawler, and they flip up when you’re actually crawling over rock.