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With AutoAnything coupons & promos being in such hot demand, we have decided to create our own internal page that compiles the most popular coupons that are available to our customers on a daily basis. Be sure to visit our AutoAnything Coupon codes & promo codes page when you are in your next search to find a discount on AutoAnything.com.

Top 5 Performance Mods For Your Car, Truck or SUV


At AutoAnything, we’re all about putting together content to help you find exactly what you need to outfit your vehicle with the most recommended mods, not only recommended by our Team, but buy our customers. Car, Truck and SUV owners like you have given us feedback to let us know their favorite mods and upgrades that they have chosen to for their vehicles. Check out our main vehicle mods & upgrades page, and if you don’t see your vehicle model featured in the vehicle grid, let us know your model and we’ll add it to the grid for you!

And to get started by vehicle year, you can click on any of the following year related links to find the top mods for your ride:

How Many Mods Does Your Vehicle Have?


We are putting together a list of the average amount of vehicle mods most car and truck enthusiasts have to see how active most vehicle owners are with updating their rides. So far the feedback that we have received and leading mods have been air filters, air intakes, exhaust, and brakes along with floor mats and seat covers.

Send us your feedback or drop a comment on this post and let us know the following:

1. How many mods does your favorite vehicle have?

2. What is your favorite modification that you have done to your vehicle?

To get some ideas flowing, here are a few lists of modifications by vehicle make:

And a few more by vehicle model:

2011 Accessories Follow up For Ford F150’s


This is a follow up on our post that we put up yesterday. We received a reply from a Ford F-150 owning customer of ours who felt a little bit left out of the mix, so we created some extra pages for all of you F-150 lovers :)

Check out F150 Accessories for your specific year by clicking on any of the following quick links:

Brand new 2011 GMC Sierra Accessories Added to AutoAnything.com


We have been working on adding new accessories for GMC Sierras, so be sure to check out the new Sierra running boards and Sierra seat covers that we have to offer. Your truck may already be pimped to the max, but we’ve got even more in store for you to choose from. Our year specific pages now feature images that pertain to your exact year Sierra… if the vendor provides them of course.

You can use the following quick links to shop for the year of your GMC Sierra:

Fords Inflatable Seat Belts to Save Lives & Necks


Fords Inflatable Seat Belt

The idea is ingenious. We already use airbags in out steering wheels, dash boards, pillars, seats and headliners, so why not put one in a seat belt? If it works as intended, it should spread out the impact forces and reduce the amount of bruising that occurs. This could prove a major benefit for children and elderly people, who are often more prone to injuries during car crashes.  The inflatable belts are only being developed for the rear seats; featuring smooth edges and more padding that a sheepskin seat cover, these belts should prove to be more comfortable to wear that traditional belts.  Expect them to be released in the next generation Ford Explorer first, with more vehicles to follow. Get the full details from Ford after the jump.

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Backwards Painted Truck Will Scare the Crap Out of You


Backwards Painted Truck

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.

How to Kill a Clunker, the CARS Way


There’s lots of chatter in the blogosphere about the Car Allowance Rebate System, aka CARS, aka Cash for Clunkers. On the surface, it sounds like a good deal; trade in your old gas guzzler and get up to $4,500 towards a new vehicle. Here’s the rough breakdown:

  • Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
  • Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify
  • Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements)
  • Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in
  • You don’t need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase
  • Program runs through Nov 1, 2009 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
  • The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle, and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in. The scrap value, however minimal, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate.

There are a certain vehicles that are excluded from the program, but Edmund’s has put together a list of vehicles that are included. Check it out, your vehicle may apply, but be forewarned that you’re clunker will end up with a similar fate to this one…

Roof Racks, Air Suspension & Truck Accessories – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


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Doesn’t it seems like we have a never ending flow of new products? Well, we do, so if last week’s additions weren’t enough, we’ve got some more goodies for you this week.

  • INNO Roof Rack – Remember all those INNO racks we added last week? Well now you can mount them up to a genuine INNO roof rack.  With it, you can dress your naked roof and load it up with two kegs, one raft and seven inflatable sheep.
  • Smittybilt XRC Jeep Sliders – Guard your Jeep’s body panels from rocks, wrecks and runaway bassinettes.
  • Smittybilt Bull Bar – These bars stand tough against rocks, road debris and..eh hem..an onslaught of butterflies?
  • Firestone Air Bags – If you need a dynamic suspension setup, put your trust in a Firestone air springs.  They levels loads, tames roads and keeps your rig from bottoming out.
  • Firestone Level Rite – Lets you traverse the terrain with more stability and less sag.
  • Air Zenith OB2 Air Compressor – Pumps up your tires and air suspension so you can fly gracefully down the road.  Up to 200PSI of air goodness.
  • Air Zenith Digital Air Suspension Gauge – Monitors your air suspension’s pressure with brilliant LEDs on a modern gauge face.
  • Dee Zee Ladder Rack – Perfect for hauling ten foot long party subs to your next event.
  • Dee Zee Auto Safe – Out on the wild roads, you need a place to store your most valuable possessions. This car safe has a key and keypad, for easy access.
  • Dee Zee Truck Ramp – Loading up your payload is fast and easy with these sturdy truck ramps.

Now gone on, it’s Friday, take a half day and get out of the office… scoot!

Haven’t you always wanted a Truck with 2,700 Horsepower?


Turbo Jet Powered Ford F150
So did Chris Lentz. He’s actually wanted one for several decades, but his dream finally came true when he found a Czechoslovakian Motorlet M-701 turbo jet for sale. $10K later and a whole lot of JB Weld, the turbo jet was secured to the bed of his 2005 F150 STX. Despite the huge levels of power, this truck is still kinda slow; 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, finishing the quarter mile in 16.3 @ 103 MPH. Faster than a stock F150, yes. Slower than a stock Honda Civic SI, yes. But it’s not the lack of power, its all the extra weight. With the jet mounted to the truck bed, the curb weight of the F150 is a touch over 6,600 lbs! This must be the fastest truck in that weight class, and the coolest truck in any class. Video after the jump:
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New Truck Accessories, Car Covers, Trailer Hitches, Gauges & More – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Go Rhino Thunder Light Bar

It is another sunny Friday here in San Diego.  If you plan to hit the road this memorial day weekend, I hope the weather where you are is as nice as the weather here!

We’ve got lots of new products for you this week, stuff that’ll get you amp’d up and ready to rock this summer.  Check it:

  • Bestop Supertop Truck Bed Camper Shell – Instead of pitching a tent on the cold hard ground, turn your truck bed into a protected haven with this collapsible soft camper shell. Even better, now through June 30, 2009 Bestop/AMP Research is offering a $100 rebate on this product. So you can keep your truck bed covered and your wallet full. Find this Supertop for your truck in our new Camper Shell category.
  • Coverking Coverguard Universal Indoor Car Covers – Stick this 1-ply cover where the sun don’t shine because it’s only intended for mild UV exposure and light weather. Sized for cars only.
  • Coverking Triguard Universal Indoor Car Covers – With 3 layers of fabric, it’s got the backbone to withstand a smidgen more of Ma Nature’s fury than the Coverguard. Sized for cars, trucks and SUVs.
  • Coverking Coverbond 4 Universal Indoor Car Covers – Inspired by the 4-patty McRaptor burger at McDonalds following the release of McJurassic McPark, this cover is made from 4 layers of fabric for maximum weather blockage. Sized for cars and limos.
  • MBRP Diesel Exhaust Stacks – This kit comes complete with everything you need to plant dual New Jersey-grade smoke stacks in your truck bed. The minute these went live, Iron Eyes Cody shed a single tear.
  • Dee Zee Wheel Well Toolbox – Add tough tool-carrying capacity to the sides of your truck with the Dee Zee Wheel Well Toolbox. Available in single- and double-wheel designs.
  • Dee Zee Liquid Transfer Tanks – These tough metal tanks have vented caps and come in a variety of sizes. They’re not legal for carrying fuel though, so they’re perfect for whatever non-fuel liquid you need a vented cap and burly tank to carry.   ;)
  • AutoMeter Warning Lights – Mom warned you to wear underwear, Dad warned you to look both ways, and AutoMeter warns you when your engine’s about to blow.
  • AutoMeter Shift Lights – Kind of like the lights at the crosswalk, only these tell you when to shift.
  • AutoMeter Digital Pro-Shift System – These won’t cause a paradigm shift in the collective philosophy, but they do tell you when to shift, and they display RPMs.
  • AMI Grille Emblems – Show off your pride for your favorite home-grown, government-supported automaker with these impressive Grille Emblems from AMI. Available in a variety of styles with the GMC and Chevy logos.
  • AMI Fender Vents & Grilles – Slick, polished vents and grilles for the FJ Cruiser’s blow holes.
  • AMI Pedal Pads – Polished billet is good. Flames on polished billet is better. Also available with circle and line designs.
  • AMI Hitch Covers – From poker stars to peace sign lovers, AMI Hitch Covers come in a variety of designs that are sure to please.
  • Go Rhino Lightning Truck Bed Light Bar – Like Zeus’s powerful bolt, Lightning Sport Bars strike fear in mortal men and arousal in mortal women.
  • Go Rhino Thunder Truck Bed Light Bar – Thunder Sport Bars fall prey to a similar Zeus reference. Except this time, you can add flames. Burn, ladies, burn.
  • Cal Trend NeoSupreme Seat Covers – From the Greek words for “New” and “With Sour Cream,” the Cal Trend NeoSupreme Seat Covers are custom stitched from water-proof, mud-proof, seeping-MexiMelt-proof neoprene. (p.s. Don’t tell the Hawaiians, but they’re also at least 30 bones cheaper than some other neoprene seat covers.)
  • Dash Designs Suede Dashboard Cover – From Dead Heads to Indian chiefs, who can resist the leathery-napped feel of tooled-animal hide that we call Suede? No one!

The 2010 Dodge Ram’s Got Some Big Horns


2009 Dodge Ram Off Roading Goodness

The 2010 Ram should be officially released in fall 2009, according to Dodge. The Ram 3500 will carry the model name “Heavy Duty” and is made especially for professional haulers. This means all the Dodge parts have been upgraded to the HD gear; the 6.7 Cummins turbodiesel engine will still be available, but its improved performance will make 350 hp at 3,000 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at a stunning 1,500 rpm. That’s some true diesel power right there!

Dodge says that their diesel pickups can be equipped with a G56 six-speed manual transmission with an extra-low first gear ratio, or it can be mated to the 68RFE six-speed automatic which now includes Electronic Range Select so the driver can limit the highest gear and make manual up- and down-shifts. For those of you who haul extra heavy loads, a trailer brake controller is built in for your convenience. Towing capacities are up; the Ram 3500 with dual rear wheels, diesel, automatic tranny and the 4.10:1 rear axle boasts a 25,400 pound combined gross weight rating. The 4×4 diesels get an increased front axle weight of 5,500 pounds (for better front weight capabilities including heavier snow plows); and the Ram 3500 can tow 18,500 lb, with a maximum payload of 5,100 pounds.

For those of you that already got a Ram and want to make it stand up to the same tests that the 2010 will, check out our great selection of Dodge Ram parts.

Jeep Towing FAIL


If you ever get your Jeep stuck in some mud that’s as thick as this, do your self a favor and dig it out.

Warning: Foul language ahead!

Top 10 Least Stolen Vehicles of 2008


Looking to buy a new car?  This list will not only help you avoid theft issues, but it’ll also point you in the direction of cheaper car insurance rates.  Make sure to avoid some of the hotter vehicles of 2008.  Hit the jump to see the list!

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Top 10 Most Stolen Cars of 2008


Ever wonder why insurance rates are so high on your car?  Relatively low dollar cars like used Honda Civics and Accords often fetch insurance premiums higher than cars which are 2-3 times more expensive.  The reason is that these cars are highly desireable to theives.  Hit the jump to see if your car made the list for the top 10 cars stolen in 2008.

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2009 Dodge Ram – LA Auto Show


2009 Dodge Ram

As fun as SEMA was, we didn’t get our fill of that new car smell, so one of the AutoAnything crew hit the LA Auto Show last week to pickup the scent once again.

One truck in particular caught our eye; the ’09 Dodge Ram.  Believe me when I say that this ain’t yo daddies 1500!  The exterior has some significant yet subtle changes that improve the looks and add functionality.  Optional two-tone paint adds a nice touch, as do the extra chome accents on the door handles and mirrors.  Dodge has also revolutionized the truckbed with toolboxes that are integrated into the sides of the bed.  The RamBox Storage System is paint-matched, lockable, weatherproof, drainable and illuminated for the ultimate style, utility and convenience.  The addition of chrome-tipped dual exhaust system integrated into the rear bumper finishes off the rear end nicely.  Not only has Dodge redesigned the Ram on the outside, but it’s all new on the inside too.

More interior options like heated and cooled front seats and a 7.1 surround sound system that will rock whatever you load up in the integrated multimedia and navigation system.  The nav system, dubbed uConnect, has a slew of new features including bluetooth, wifi, integrated Sirius Satellite radio and a 30 gigabyte hard drive.  The all-new dash board looks both clean and functional; dual glove compartments give ample storage room while stitching accents the instrument panel.  The Ram Crew cab is even more spacious in the rear with innovative “store in the floor” bins that have removable liners for easy cleaning.

Dodge has stuck with the 5.7-liter hemi for the top-o-the-line power plant, but you can also get a 4.7-liter flex fuel V8 or a 3.7-liter V6.  The rear suspension has been given new coil springs and a mulit-link design to maximize towing capacity without sacrificing ride quality.  I’d suggest taking a look at the RamChallenge to find out how much more capable the horned beast has become… plus it’s pretty entertaining to watch.

Hot Paint Jobs at the 2008 SEMA Show


There were lots of wild paint jobs at the SEMA show this year. From brilliant colors to detailed airbrushing, these are the most wild paint jobs we came across. There are a few vehicles I couldn’t identify, any help would be greatly appreciated.

My particular favorite is the one that has people break dancing on the passenger side door. What about you, what’s your favorite?

Custom Audio Systems – SEMA 2008


You will never find such an amazing collection of custom audio systems like you will at the SEMA show.  Every one is built from custom-made fiberglass enclosures and finished off in fine cloths or paint matched gel coatings.  Huge subs, multiple amps and acoustically constructive designs are standard implementations to these wild rides.

Detroit’s Treo Fly to D.C. in Private Jets to ask for a $25 Billion Loan


Detroit CEO's in Washington DC

There’s no denying that the American auto industry is in trouble. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are all saying they could run out of operating cash by as soon as the first half of 2009. If they go down, an estimated 3-6 million Americans would lose their jobs over the next several years. These jobs are made up of the 355,000 people directly employed by the big three and also the companies that rely on domestic auto makers for business; dealerships, OEM manufacturers and financing companies would all go down the drain.

There is no doubt that it would be bad for our economy if Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all go bankrupt. The CEO’s of Detroit are in Washington D.C. today asking for another $25 billion dollar loan that they can use to invest in green technologies and to also pay their monthly bills. Although that seems like a sizable amount of money, it would be split evenly between all three companies. Considering that GM’s monthly operating cost is $13 billion, this loan would only keep GM alive for another three weeks!

I’m all for supporting our American economy, it really is in trouble. But did the CEO’s really have to fly in their private company jets to Washington DC ? Analyst Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group estimates the roundtrip cost at $20,000 for each jet. A first-class roundtrip ticket bought this morning would have cost less than $1,000.

I think we do need to figure out a way to save the American auto industry, but Rick Wagoner (GM), Alan Mulally (Ford) and Bob Nardelli (Chrysler) are not inspiring any confidence with their not-so-thrifty decisions. Congress seems to agree; “There is a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hand, saying that they’re going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses,” said the Democratic Representative Gary Ackerman of New York.

Is scary to realize that Detroit’s treo hasn’t yet figured out that saving jobs should come before the preservation of their company perks.

Source: ABC News via AutoBlog – Photo by Mark Wilson