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Jeep Accessories from Smittybilt, New Edge Evolutions & a Truck Bed Slide – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Yes, another Friday is upon us.  In San Diego, the sun is shining, its a comfortable 80 degrees  outside and there’s a south-western swell working it’s way toward the shore.  Since I don’t want to admit that summer is almost over, I’m going to stay in denial and make the most of it.


If you’re looking to kill a little time, check out the six new products we added this week.  The Edge Evolution has been updated with two new models, the CS (color screen) and the CTS (Color TouchScreen).  A few more jeep accessories from Smittybilt were added, and we teamed up with IFW to give you a high-quality truck bed slide.
Truck Bed Slide
  • Westin Wind Guard – Crack open your windows without letting in deafening wind noise. These vent visors are made by Wade, branded by Westin and molded from sleek plastic that’ll keep the wind at guard.
  • IFW Bed Slide – If you’re not made of the same stuff as Stretch Armstrong, then the BedSlide helps you easily load and unload your truck bed.
  • Edge CS Evolution Programmer – See all of your tuning power in full color with this Edge Evolution power programmer. (CS = Color Screen)
  • Edge CTS Evolution Programmer – Like an iphone for your engine, the CTS has the same programming power of the CS but with a color touch screen (CTS!)
  • Smittybilt Jeep Cargo Net – It makes your dune-dude look like it’s wearing a Von Dutch mesh hat…
  • Smittybilt Jeep Tonneau Cover – Imagine a layer of Saran wrap on a frat house john, except that it’s over your Jeep’s boot and not transparent.

This Just In: 10% Off Edge Products!


Well the weekend went by in a flash yet again, and its time to kick off another long work week…sigh….But luckily AA has got some news that will cheer up performance tuning fans!  For a limited time, get an amazing 10% OFF plus Free Shipping on selected Edge Chips & Tuners !

Edge Evolution Programmer
Beef up your ride with some major gains and up to 35HP boost!

Edge Mileage Max
Yes, gas prices are creeping up again, and there’s nothing you can do about it…unless you happen to invest in an Edge Mileage Max for some clear fuel economy gains.

Edge Juice Module
Heavy towing and powerful acceleration are two things that are usually not found together. Big rig owners can now change all of that.

Edge EZ Performance Module
Edge’s EZ Module comes with an unbeatable 2 year warranty.

Edge Comp Dodge Performance Module
Got Dodge? Well if you do, now you can maximize your HP gains.

Edge Attitude Monitor
Edge really outdid themselves with the Edge Attitude Monitor. Use it and be aware of your truck’s vital stats at all times.

Edge Insight Multi-Gauge Display
Keep up with your engine’s performance numbers all in one convenient unit.

Edge Trail Jammer
Ready for 20% HP boosts? Look no further than the Edge Trail Jammer!

DiabloSport Trinity In Stock Now!


DiabloSport Trinity

We don’t make announcements like this very often, but the long awaited, long antisipated DiabloSport Trinity programmer is now in stock at AutoAnything and ready to ship to your door.  This power programmer is one bad dude; not only does it manage boost, increase horsepower and produce gobs of torque, but it gives you a way to monitor the key performance indexes of your engine in real time, ensuring a safe path to horsepower heaven.  A few key points to know about the DiabloSport Trinity:

  • Get 20-185 more ponys under the hood
  • Customized tuning and user interface functions
  • Virtual drag strip lets you record your 0-60, 1-100, 1/8- and 1/4-mile times
  • Record and log data that is critical to your engines health, review later to make adjustments and fine tune your engine
  • Comes with 5 Gauge Types: Radial, Wiper, Horizontal, Digital and a Playback Timer
  • Check and clear diagnostic and check-engine codes
  • Comes with an SD card slot for memory expansion and a USB 2.0 hookup for tuner updates, data logging downloads and custom tunes

The DiabloSport Trinity is the all-in-one programmer solution you’ve been looking for, check’em out today, even more vehicle applications will be released in the near future.

What Car will Give You the Best MPG’s?


Check out this video.  It will give you comparisions of the real world fuel consumption of todays most fuel efficient vehicles: the Toyota Prius, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the Ford Focus, and the Smart FourTwo.

Want to improve the fuel economy of your current vehicle, take a look at a few gas saving products like performance chips, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst, performance car air filters,

Hype vs. Production: is the Hypertech Max Energy Programmer worth it?


The TV commercials, radio ads, and even magazine pages about Hypertech’s new Max Energy programmer are coming at auto enthusiasts in waves. Among the claims of huge horsepower gains and other handy adjustments, there are also big promises of gas savings. Does the hype measure up to the real-world results? Read on to find out.

Programmers have become all the rage in automotive performance upgrades. Thanks to the nature of computer-controlled engines, a little box is the best and fastest way to tune. Naturally, when the latest and greatest is released by one of the major programming companies, the ad blitz begins.

This time, it’s Hypertech and the new Max Energy programmer. The expectations have been ratcheted up this time, with big and bold claims of huge gas mileage savings, 50+ horsepower for gas vehicles and 120+ for diesels, plus the alleged ability to get big gains on low-octane gas. Enthusiasts who know less about cars and performance have been sent off drooling; gearheads remain quite skeptical.

Let’s look at the horsepower gains first, starting with the claimed 50+ boost to gas vehicles. Of course, you can’t get this with every vehicle the Max Energy fits. This dyno-proven gain belongs to the Ford Shelby GT. Vehicles with less displacement and considerably less performance equipment can’t expect to get even half that much of a gain. Most of the gas trucks will be in the 20 range. Only the Hemi-powered DC cars can get up to that mid-20s range too; smaller V6s won’t even get close. Because of the massive compression, diesels can see some unruly gains from this type of programming. The Max Energy also claims to keep these diesels from suffering high EGT damage, thanks to tuning that keeps power high without over-fueling, even when towing. And, it claims to not de-fuel and kill your momentum.

The big problem with the big power gain claim is this: huge, noticeable HP boosts only happen at RPMs most drivers won’t reach—especially if they have an automatic. Peak horsepower usually happens around 4500-5500 RPM. That’s not to say the smaller gains at lower RPMs won’t be noticeable, but the impressive power only happens when you’re really gunning it.

On to the gas savings claims. This feature is one of the main reasons programmers have become so popular in the two years since $3/gallon became the societal norm. Programmers didn’t previously sell themselves on mileage, but began doing so once the big pinch at the pump began. Hypertech reports test vehicles gaining up to 6 MPG, with others settling in the 1-2 MPG gain range. In terms of real-world experience with programmers and mileage, the gains are almost always more modest than the ad claims. A boost of 1-2 MPGs—if any gain is achieved—is the most common scenario. Many drivers see no mileage gains because they simply can’t keep their foot far enough out of the gas pedal.

Some features of the Max Energy are undisputable. The ability on most vehicles to change tire size for odometer and speedometer corrections is great. Reading engine trouble codes is a mainstay of programmers; it’s present here too. Fuel octane settings are also available for some models to help save some coin at the pump. But, it’s not available for performance cars, and as you adjust the octane down, the power also goes down.

The bottom line on the Max Energy: set realistic expectations before you buy. The massive horsepower gains in the ads are probably far from what you’ll actually get, but you will get enough of a gain in power to notice it everywhere you drive. For gas mileage, don’t expect this programmer to save you from all of your petrol peril. Gaining 1-2 MPG is realistic if you’re not racing; anything more is gravy. If you can also make use of the other cool features, this new programmer is a solid buy. If you were hoping to get 50 hp more, save 6 MPG and run all on ethanol, you may want to pass until a programmer that can do all of those things exists.

Performance chips like the Hypertech Max Energy Programmer, the latest Hypertech programmer, comes with much hype. Do your homework first.

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