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AutoAnything Infographic: What’s The Maximum Speed Limit by US State?


Maximum Speed Limit by US State – An infographic by the team at AutoAnything

A Cornucopia of New Car Accessories


If you’re wearing a belt, go ahead and un-cinch it now. You’re about to chow down on a feast of deluxe new automotive accessories. Open wide for:

RC Cars—Forget about rubbing elbows with amateur bomb-builders down at the Radio Shack. Now, you can score deluxe RC cars right here at AutoAnything from MaxTech Toys and MJX RC. Here are your options:

Mini Cooper RC Car by MJX RC

Ferrari 599 RC Car by MJX RC

Hummer H3 RC Car MJX RC

Dodge Ram RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Toyota Tundra RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness—9 out of 10 of Teddy’s Men agree: these Ruff Rider dog harnesses & seat belts could have played a pivotal role in the taking of San Juan Hill. Nevertheless, they’re still bully at keeping your bull terrier safely in his seat.

Go Rhino Step-N-Tow Hitch Step—Somewhere, someone is hatching a plan to turn one of these modestly priced Go Rhino hitch steps into a multi-thousand dollar trucker exercise empire. If you think these receiver hitch steps have what it takes, then that someone could be you.

EchoMaster Navigator 7 Backup SensorNow mom can have exactly what she’s always said she had with these backup sensors & backup cameras from EchoMaster—eyes in the back of her head.

EchoMaster Navigator Pro Series Front SensorSilence is golden, except when you’re about to drive into a tree pole. The Front Navigator Pro Series Sensor warbles just in time to save your front bumper from an untimely demise.

VisionMaster License Plate CamerasIf I can see your nose hairs through this license plate camera from EchoMaster, you’re driving too close.

VisionMaster Adjustable License Plate CameraIf you can see their nose hairs, this camera allows you to adjust the view to something more flattering, like their cankles.

VisionMaster Bullet Mount CameraMuch more practical than the bullet hole decals your friend just installed on his ride, these mobile electronics mount flush and feed a real-time video stream up to your screen (not included, homes).

VisionMaster LCD Backup MonitorOMG, this TFT LCD monitor will make you LOL. Wait, WTF is wrong with our writing?

OPTIMA Red TopThese OPTIMA batteries’ fiery red heads and steroid-laden bodies make them the Carrot Top of performance batteries.*

*Prop trunk and HGH sold separately.

OPTIMA Yellow TopBecause they’re both deep cycle and cranking car batteries, you can bump Zapp & Roger behind the donut shop all afternoon and still start up with these OPTIMA batteries when curfew rolls around.

Not satisfied with serving up just new accessories, we’ve also got some scrumptious side dishes for you: new departments.

Automotive Logo GearThe average Ford Taurus is badged as such in up to 10 spots around the car. But for some folks, that just ain’t enough.

Sports Logo GearIf the fitted Starter cap, authentic alternate jersey, team sideline jacket and oversized foam hand aren’t already screaming, “Sports fan, here,” we’ve got you covered.

Man CaveYou can take the man out of the cave, but then he’ll just build a new one in his den.

Tools & Tool StorageOr should it be, Men & Man Cave?

Cornucopia image source: Vassil

Great Googly Moogly: 1 New Shock & 1 Zappa Tribute


August 9th may be Baltimore’s official Frank Zappa Day, but AutoAnything’s holding a repeat celebration by launching a product in honor of his seminal track, Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow. With a vigorous circular motion hitherto unknown to the people of this office, we brought forth a deluxe new suspension system accessory that’s sure to give your sled the stability it needs to watch out where the huskies go.

KONI Sport Yellow Shocks—First there was the novel, Yellow River, by I.P. Freely. Now come the shocks, Yellow Shocks, by KONI. These suckers are the best street shocks KONI has to offer—they come custom damped and valved for your ride, they’re fully adjustable at each wheel, and they’re perfect when paired with lowering kits and sway bars.

KONI Sport Yellow Shocks

And if you want to strut these shocks in style, head on over to Real Vicious Truck Beds, they’ve got some good looking whips that you can draw style cue’s from.

Just Say No To Chillaxin’, But Yes To New Auto Accessories


Willy Wonka

Like a coveted golden ticket hidden within the wrapper of a Wonka Bar, this week’s new product announcement promises a lifetime of wild wonder and rotted teeth. Read up, rinse and spit.

KONI RAID Red ShocksHuffing a sock full of Raid bug spray could leave you feeling like a six-legged character from a Kafka short story. But, equipping your street demon with these boss shocks from KONI will make you feel like Viggo Mortensen’s trusty mustang, Hidalgo, racing across Arabia in the ’04 blockbuster Hidalgo, a movie about a horse named Hidalgo. These suckers are perfect for serious off-road racing, Baja 500-style.

KONI RAID Red Shocks

KONI Heavy Track Red ShocksNeil Diamond said it best (yes, better than The Hollies, you audio-snobs): “He ain’t heavy, he’s my shock absorber.” If the welfare of your suspension system is of your concern, these Koni shocks deliver the goods your rugged off-roader demands…they’re just a notch down from the race-ready RAID Red Shocks.

KONI Heavy Track Red Shocks

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by PilotGo down the right alley in Hong Kong or Los Angeles’s Garment District, and you could find an unlicensed version of these hitch covers by Pilot Automotive (not to mention knock-off Big Johnson shirts). But, bypassing licensing fees means you’d be stealing bread out of the hungry mouths of mammoth corporations, whose coffers are not yet lined with enough gold-plated diamonds.

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by Pilot

Two New Products, Twice The Sass


MBMBAM Lube Bag

Missed us? Sorry. Someone forwarded us over a link to the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast, and we’ve been incapacitated with a serious case of the funny bones. And, between the peals of laughter, we’ve been trying to come up with the perfect question to ask these modern-era advice dispensers.

So, it goes without saying that the workflow has gone from the raging river of a frat boy with 80 ounces of Natty Ice in his gut to the sad trickle of an aging insurance adjuster with an engorged prostate. For the sake of appeasing the suits, though, we did bust out these two new products. Check it:

Edge Attitude CT/CTS Upgrade KitIn the old days, an attitude upgrade came from dad’s swift backhand. These days, it’s done with fancy electronics found inside of highfalutin performance chips. Since all electronics eventually become obsolete, Edge Performance Chips created a special upgrade kit that lets you swap out your old-school Edge Juice with the new-school CS (color screen) or CTS (color touch screen). Here are the new performance chips:

Edge Attitude CT/CTS Upgrade Kit

Truck Pal Tailgate LadderThere’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold / And she’s buy-ai-ing a Westin tailgate ladder to heaven. If ever there was a truck bed accessory that inspired generations of teens to suck face behind the school bleachers, it’s this tailgate accessory from Westin. ZoSo!

Westin Truck-Pal Tailgate Ladder

P.S. We’ve been working on putting together a gaggle of install videos, showing you just how easy it is to bolt raw power onto your ride. Whiiiiiiiieeeeeeee, Whaaaaaaawwwwwwww, Waaaaaaaaaaaaa. That’s a little guitar solo that plays in our head every time we think of automotive horsepower. Squeeeeeeeeeeee, Squaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Doooooooooowaaaaaaaaa. So, check out this trick AutoAnything Airaid Throttle Body Spacer install video, and see what kind of soundtrack your mind comes up with.

Auto Accessories Dual!


Decisions: Have you thought this through?

Lets face it; there are many choices in this world and sometimes they aren’t always easy to make. But fortunately, there are a few resources at hand to simplify our decisions so we can get on with our lives. We’re working on a few things to make shopping for auto accessories easier, but I thought this might be a good time to revisit an old classic; customer reviews.  So lets look at a few fan favorites from our floor mats department.

Weathertech floor mats are a tried and true design made from a premium rubber compound.  We have 1302 reviews, scoring a solid 4.75 / 5 stars for appearance, ease of installation, price, value and quality.

Weathertech Extreme Duty floor mats are a more rugged version of the OG mats.  Made from harder plastic with taller side walls, these rubber mats will do a fine job of controlling spills. And out of 1985 reviews, these mats score an average of 4.25 stars.

Husky Liners are bringing in big numbers in the review arena; you can read 5652 reviews on our site, all with an average rating of 4.87 / 5.  An extra-tall side wall and bulletproof plastic rubber make these liners perfect for any workhorse vehicle.

Husky Weatherbeater floor mats offer a more refined look than their liners, but still boast the same solid construction and custom fit. After 526 customer reviews, we can see they also score an average of 4.87 / 5 stars.

Clearly all of them are winners, but only you can decide which set of car mats has the right style, fit and price for you.

A Triple Lindy Of New Products & One Update


Justing Bieber Hearts Justin Bieber

Today’s new product announcement goes out to Justin Bieber. Tiger, you put a beat in our normally bleak, protestant work ethic.

Bestop PowerBoardsIf machines had consciousness, I bet every time these shockingly high-tech auto-retracting running boards from Bestop tuck up against your rocker panels that they think to themselves, “I’d step on me” while Q Lazzarus’s Goodbye Horses plays through their mechanized and weatherproofed brain.

Bonus—There’s a $100 rebate for these Bestop running boards, but you only have until 10/31/2010 to save. So act with moderate haste.

Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards

Bestop TrekStepA pickup without a retractable, rear-mounted truck step that works when your tailgate is open is like a key party without high balls and Herb Alpert records—the resulting knee aches, back pains and self-recrimination are rude awakenings, reminding you that you’re not 34 anymore (and it’s not 1974 anymore, either). Hey, pops. Act your age with a Bestop tailgate step.

Bestop TrekStep Retractable Tailgate Step

CalTrend Tweed Seat CoversKing Edward VII’s favourite fabric was tweed, and who are we to question the most dashing constitutional monarch in history? Besides, were we to speak out against his taste in canvas seat covers, especially the finely tailored seat covers made by Cal Trend, he’d repress us lowly peasants and demonstrate the violence inherent in the system.

CalTrend Tweed Seat Covers

PRODUCT UPDATE: TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover—Good news from the Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Tonneau front: TruXedo has redesigned these soft roll up tonneau covers with a more tastefully-sized, embossed bar and shield logo. They’re still the same tonneau covers that hog heads have known and loved for years, only a lot easier on the eyes.

TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Extra, Extra! 8 New Accessories Available Now


Newsies

Hot off the presses, it’s the New Product Times-Picayune-Gazette, bringing you only the finest automotive bric-a-brac fit to print.

Adarac Truck RackFor this rack upgrade, you won’t have to take a medical holiday to Thailand or hole up in your apartment recouping—it’s a turnkey solution for your application and verbiage verbiage verbiage. Beyond the marketing jibber-jabber, this tonneau cover rack from Access racks bolts directly into your stake pockets, so there’s no need to hunt down and dust off your Makita for this project. And, it leaves your bed open for any inside-the-rails tonneau cover.

Access Adarac Truck Rack

Truxedo B-LightTruXedo wanted to call these truck bed lights “A-Lights,” but the only celebrities who responded to the endorsement listing were Delta Burke, Rudy Ray Moore and Dave Coulier. Personally, we think that if these LED lights were to show up to the A-list Hollywood club, Voyeur, the bouncer would be so impressed by the powerful bulbs and ease of installation that he’d let them in. Not to mention, these Truxedo lights are backed by a one year warranty.

TruXedo B-Light Tonneau Lighting System

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice LED Mud Flap LightsLike a mullet, these LED lights from PlasmaGlow attach to your mud flaps to give your truck a business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back kind of look.

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice Mud Flap Lights

Thule Rack PadsYou could strap some elbow pads to your crossbars, but you better be prepared to get clowned in the parking lot by your boys. Save some face by cushioning your base rack system with these spongy roof rack accessories from Thule, Sweden’s finest export after Nordic swimsuit models.

Thule Rack Pads

Thule StackerBecause untangling your bikes from the heap you piled ’em in isn’t conducive to the start of a relaxing jaunt down the boardwalk, keep those two-wheelers organized with this deluxe bike storage rack from Thule racks.

Thule Bike Stacker Storage Rack

MAXPRO Brake Bleeder KitPut down your leeches and give your kid a reprieve from the pump-pump-pump-hold duty—these professional-grade brake bleeder kits from Phoenix Systems come complete with everything you need to self-bleed your own brakes or clutch right in your garage.

Phoenix MAXPRO Brake Bleeder Kit

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder KitThe perfect gift for the DIY phlebotomist and the amateur grease monkey who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles of the MAXPRO but still wants to do solo brake bleed jobs. Armed with a Phoenix Systems brake bleeder, anyone can get rock-hard brakes in about 10 minutes. Rock-hard buttocks, though, are not guaranteed…but, hey, there is a lot of squatting involved.

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder Kit

Armor Lid Tonneau CoverDress your truck with the best form of defense since the moat: the new Armor Lid. This tough-as-nails hard tonneau cover boasts a triple Triplex design that can shoulder up to 1,000 lbs (that’s like an entire kindergarten class) and dual twist locks (to keep the grubby, paste-covered fingers of said kindergarteners off your valuables).

Armor Lid Tonneau Cover

Four for Friday: Your Weekly New Product Gab Sesh


Taster's Choice

Pop in your hair curlers, pour a steamy mug of your favorite Taster’s Choice and take a dainty bite from a madeleine because it’s time to nestle in for our weekly new product gab sesh. You know the score—we’ll share juicy nuggets of gossip about what Thule’s been doing behind Softride’s back, and what we think about HitchSafe’s outrageous new faux alligator pumps.

HitchSafe Key VaultIt’s like a mobile Fort Knox for your receiver hitch, but better because you won’t have to worry about evil geniuses hatching dastardly schemes to set off a nucular (sic) bomb under your ride. With one of these trailer hitch accessories from HitchSafe mounted to your hitch, all you have to worry about is forgetting your combination.

HitchSafe Key Vault

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike RackRemember Mrs. Deagle’s radical chair lift from Gremlins…you know, the one that the Gremlins hotwired so she’d launch out the window? This deluxe new hitch bike rack from Softride is a lot like that, only less likely to ruin your x-mas.

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike Rack

Thule Insta-gaterYou’re motoring down to the trailhead with your Huffy clamped down in the jaws of this Thule truck bed bike rack, you’re tuned to 98.7 The Gator (Palm Beach’s ROCK Station), and The Boss’s Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips is bumping on the speakers. Baby, life in Florida couldn’t get any better…unless Florida were New York City, and your Huffy were a custom Bologna Bike.

Thule Insta-gater Truck Bed Bike Rack

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down StrapSick of the flimflammery perpetrated by the likes of Harry Houdini, Doug Henning and David Copperfield? Well, they’re not gonna wriggle their way out of these cargo nets & tie-downs from Rampage Jeep. It’s the ideal security harness for valuable freight, be it a motorcycle, an armoire or a prestidigitator. Just remember: always have a safe word.

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down Strap

10 New Trick Treats for Your Ride from AutoAnything


Sidewalk Fired EggStepped outside lately? Ma Nature’s set the sun to broil. To avoid having our faces melt off, we’ve been squatting in the office afterhours to soak up the free A/C. But, you can only have so many chair races and cheese-puff eating competitions before growing so bored that you resort to working just to escape the tedium. Thus, this hefty schmear of new accessories from plucky brands like PlasmaGlow, Smittybilt, Hi-Lift, INNO and ATS Designs.

PlasmaGlow Lightning Eyes LED Headlight Strips—Legend has it that these automotive lights came into existence when a particularly comely strip of flexible, sticky-backed wiring caught the eye of mighty Zeus, who took the form of dazzling LED lights and had knowledge of the wiring, which in turn begot these PlasmaGlow lights.

PlasmaGlow Lightning Eyes LED Headlight Strips

Smittybilt Fire Extinguisher Holder KitsSmittybilt jeep trail tip #27: fire extinguishers (essential Jeep roll cage accessories) should be easily accessible in the event that your co-pilot tries to sneak his Prodigy cassette into the radio, requiring a quick shot of retardant in his face, Cheney-style.

Smittybilt Fire Extinguisher Holder Kits

Smittybilt Sport Handle KitsSmittybilt trail tip #46: when you pull up next to a Jetta packed with stunning undergrads, grab onto your Sport Handles and flex for maximum gun-flashage. More than a few happy marriages began because of a veiny forearm.

Smittybilt Sport Handle Kits

Smittybilt Tow Strap KitsSmittybilt trail tip #6: don’t head out into the bush unless you’re equipped with: Top Gun soundtrack, sleeveless Ts with off-color jokes about installing carpeting, tow straps & recovery gear, jerkies of mixed meats, and a cooler of O’Doul’s.

Smittybilt Tow Strap Kits

Hi Lift Handle AllWhen it comes to helping hands, the Bradys have Alice, the Tates have Benson—you have this, the mother of all Swiss Army tools from the bossest off-road brand: Hi-Lift.

Hi-Lift Handle-All

Hi Lift JacksLifting, pushing, pulling, winching, clamping—for some, great qualities in high lift jacks. For others, a spouse. But seriously, folks. If there’s one thing off-roaders should never leave home without, it’s one of these jacks from Hi-Lift.

Hi-Lift Jacks

Hi Lift Slide-N-LockWhen you just can’t decide between the Slip ‘N Slide and the Crocodile Mile, go for these deluxe cargo tie downs from Hi-Lift.  Engineered for versatility and strength, every Hi-Lift tie down is crafted from solid 6061-T6 aluminum, making it a strong, light addition to any vehicle.  Great for trailers too!

Hi-Lift Slide-N-Lock

INNO Upright Lock Bike RackThink Lance Armstrong pops off the front wheel of his cycles just to mount them to his roof bike rack? Please. The man is a cancer survivor—he knows life’s too precious to be wasted fiddling with quick release skewers. INNO agrees.

INNO Upright Lock Bike Rack

ATS Uni I Running BoardsOf course you don’t need a boost into your huge, lifted truck; we know you’re only buying ATS running boards for their aesthetic appeal.

ATS Uni I Running Boards

ATS Uni II Running BoardsThese running boards are sure to stop your spouse from nagging about the climb in and out of your truck. Now if only you would wash the dishes, take out the trash, manscape, clean the bathroom…

ATS Uni II Running Boards

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Superchips Tuners (But Were Afraid To Ask)


Superchips

Some questions are best left unasked. Should I have waited 30 minutes after eating before jumping into that pond? Should I have imported a Croatian bride sight unseen? Should I have seen the doctor before it turned green?

Other questions, though, are best left asked. Is this half and half expired? Is that hitchhiker twitching too much to pick up? What’s the difference between the different Superchips programmers? Today, we’ll answer one of those questions. Since dairy and dudes on the side of the road with their thumbs drawn are beyond our expertise, we’ll stick with what we know: Superchips. Continue reading

Niner, Niner: We’ve Got Ourselves A Convoy Of New Accessories


Honore BalzacFrench novelist Honoré Balzac was often pursued by passionate woman seeking to kiss the hand that wrote Séraphîta. Similarly, AutoAnything will be pursued by passionate car modders looking to spice up their street chariots with this bevy of new accessories.

CURT Front Mount Receiver HitchWho says you can only have one Bumper Dumper going at a time? With a front mount trailer hitch from CURT, you and your hunting buddy can both go see a man about a horse at the same time.

CURT Front Mount Receiver Hitch

Eastern Catalytic Converters – 49-state LegalSelf-medicating on your cat-less exhaust‘s unfiltered fumes won’t bring Earlene back. Eastern Catalytic thinks it’s time to move on, and removing the temptation to huff hydrocarbons starts with a new catalytic converter.

Eastern Catalytic Direct-fit Catalytic Converters

Superchips Racing Diesel TunerJust when you thought Ralph Nader couldn’t get any more upset, Superchips developed the mother of all diesel power programmers and performance tuners. Maybe it’ll shake him so much that his googly eye squares away.

Superchips Racing Diesel Tuner

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch StepSingle stainless-steel Go Rhino dom hitch step seeks submissive 2″ receiver for mutually beneficial/humiliating encounter. You host.

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch Step

Coverking Car BraThe best bras in town are no longer Victoria’s Secret. A car bra comes with a standard warranty and doesn’t utilize clumsy clasps to hold it together… lets see you push-up bra do that. And once you slip into one of these custom-tailored Coverking car bras, Vic’s will seem about as comfortable as that vintage over-the-shoulder-holster you picked up at a dead woman’s estate sale.

Coverking Car Bras

Tokico HP Blue ShocksNo, your Hewlett-Packard doesn’t need new shocks—it just needs to be switched out with a Mac. In this case, HP is Tokico short-hand for high performance shocks.

Tokico HP Shocks

Tokico HTS/D-SPEC ShocksUnless you’re like the Black Eyed Peas and enjoy that Boom Boom Boom, set your ride up with these race-ready Tokico shocks.

Tokico Illumina ShocksWe’d like to claim that these Illuminas are the official shocks of the Illuminati, but then we’d have to send an albino monk to your house for some back-alley ministry.

Tokico Illumina Shocks

Tokico Trekmaster ShocksStairmaster, Thighmaster, Trekmaster: all things everyone could use a little more of in their lives. That, and gravies.

Tokico Trekmaster Shocks

One New Product And Some Love For Old Favorites


headgearI wonder: would North Korea have lost 7 : 0 to Portugal had their top striker, Kim Jong Il, not fallen ill? According to state sources, the Pyongyang Pele averages 37 goals a game, more than enough to have shifted the team’s fortunes in their favor. Oh well. As a consolation, we’ve got the digital equivalent of orange slices and Capri Sun waiting on the sidelines—a new product.



Rampage Frameless Jeep Soft TopRampage did for Jeep soft tops what children with London smiles wish their orthodontists could do for them: eliminate the headgear. These frameless tops mount to your roll cage, so there’s no clunky frame to adjust and no embarrassment at sleepovers.

Rampage Frameless Jeep Soft Top

Now, we spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the all the shiny new automotive toys we’ve added up. But, we started hearing some squawking coming from the stock room. Apparently, some of our best-selling accessories and brands are jealous about all the attention the upstart accessories have been getting. So, to stave off a mutiny, we’re giving a special shout-out to all the unsung heroes:

Seat Covers

Seat CoversWe all sit on mustard packets from time to time, but your auto’s upholstery should not have to suffer because of the office hazing we’ve been enduring for the past five years. Wait, am I the only one? Hey, Jerry! WTF?

  • Sheepskin Seat CoversIf you’ve walked through downtown Manhattan, shopped at American Apparel or read the latest issue of Vice, you know ’80s fashion is back. Nothing complements your Yaz reissues and neon sunglasses like vintage sheepskin seat covers.
  • Rampage Seat CoversJeep heads know that Rampage crafts seat covers that are tough enough to keep up with their busy rock-crawling schedules and mud-bogging appointments.

Brakes

Brakes. They’re the invaluable parts that keep you from plowing into the Benz in front of you when you’re rubber necking that Brazilian barista brewing up café con leche at her sidewalk cart.

  • Brake PadsBrake calipers without quality brake pads are like two slices of buttered Roman Meal without the bologna. Complete the sandwich.
  • Brembo BrakesThe pros know that Brembo Brakes are the bee’s knees. They come from Italy, for Mama Celeste’s sake. What more has to be said?

Car Covers

Car CoversIn a garage or out on the street, stray cats will find your warm hood and will knead biscuits with their paws and claws on your finish. Protect your investment from felines by slipping on a car cover and throwing out your catnip air freshener.

  • Outdoor Car CoversThey’re the thin grey line between your ride’s pristine finish and a sludgy slurry of bird squeeze.
  • Covercraft Car CoversThe biggest cheese in the car cover fromagerie is none other than Covercraft, who’s been crafting artisanal covers for decades.

Exhaust Systems

Exhaust, Mufflers & TipsCar go BOOM.

  • Universal MufflersGetting 50 guys to agree on universal healthcare is impossible. On the subject of universal mufflers, though, the support is unanimous.
  • Borla ExhaustWhat sets Borla apart from other exhaust builders? Besides the generations of experience under their belts, they craft every exhaust from choice stainless steel, just like those fansy-pants Japanese kitchen knives you’re still paying off from last year.

Running Boards

Running BoardsWhile they might not be as exciting as Schwarzenegger’s classic Running Man, installing running boards won’t give you nightmares about Captain Freedom and Dynamo chasing you down.

Bike Racks

Bike RacksYou believe in the Critical Mass ethos, but you also live in the ‘burbs. What’s a sympathetic 30-something scenester to do?

  • Hitch Mount Bike RacksTired of aggravating your hernia every time you hoist your Huffy into your roof bike carrier? A hitch mount bike rack eliminates the strain.
  • Thule Bike RacksJust as Joy Division sowed the post-punk seeds and Neutral Milk Hotel fine-tuned indie-rock’s roots, Thule bike racks have laid the foundation for how a proper bike rack should be built.

Tonneau Covers

Tonneau CoversLike a toupee for your truck bed, a tonneau covers up the bald spot, boosting your MPGs and your opposite-sex appeal.

  • Truxedo Tonneau CoversPink tuxes and zoot suits  have all be done before. If you want your wedding video to go viral, try draping yourself with a Truxedo tonneau. They’re the Armani of tonneau makers.

Truck Tents

Truck TentsStaring up at the stars is fine, but being bitten on your eyelid by a centipede in the middle of the night kind of ruins the camping experience. Truck tents smooth out the rough edges of roughing it.

  • SUV & Minivan TentsWhether you’re taking the family out on a camping excursion or simply need to take a little break from your family, an SUV or minivan tent is there for you and won’t ask any questions.
  • SportzNot to be confused with Bratz, Sportz builds some of the finest truck tents around. They have nothing to do with sassy plastic dolls.

Your Friday Deuce: Two New Truck Accessories


Soccer Ball To The Face

You’re probably too distracted thinking about tomorrow’s big Cameroon v. Denmark World Cup match, but you might be interested in knowing that we added a couple new truck accessories up onto the site this week. Check ’em out:

Westin Xtreme Push BarSimmer down, rock kids. This is not a new Gary Cherone band—it’s a new stainless steel grille guard from Westin. Instead of being constructed from teeth whitener, spray-on tan juice and hair activator like Mr. C, your Push Bar is built from T304 stainless steel.

Westin Xtreme Push Bar

Putco LED Headlight StripsWant an Audi look but only have an AMC budget? You could harvest some eggs and sell them to a barren couple for a good chunk of change. Of course, the big bucks come from being a surrogate, but that’s a recipe for varicose veins. The affordable alternative: string a line of these custom-designed LED lights from Putco under your headlights. At night, no one will be the wiser.

Putco LED Headlight Strips

13 New Accessories Flying At You Like A Zidane Headbutt


Zidane Headbutt

With the kick off of the World Cup underway, you may have been a tad busy honing your hooliganing abilities to notice that our digital shelves expanded with 13 new accessories from Thule, Kurgo, Edge, INNO and Party King Tailgate Grills. We don’t blame you—it’d be embarrassing to show up at the local sports bar with rusty sucker punching, smoke-bomb lighting and urine-filled-balloon tossing skills. If you do have some downtime between matches, check out these great new offerings.

Party King Swing N Smoke Tailgate GrillWhen your adult league softball game ends, the last thing you want to do is brave the long lines and overpriced Coors at Shakey’s. Besides, do you know what kind of grody shenanigans go on in the kitchens of family restaurants? Be your own chef with this smoking new hitch-mounted tailgate grill from Party King Grills.

Party King Grills Swing N Smoke Tailgate Grill

Thule Canoe Carrier—If loading and lugging your canoe around town leaves you squealing like a pig, it’s time to upgrade from your Rube Goldberg roof rack contraption and get a proper Thule racks canoe carrier.

Thule Canoe Carrier

Thule Goal PostMore than just a canoe carrier, this hitch-mounted vessel support doubles as the ultimate upright for your next paper football tournament.

Thule Goal Post Canoe Carrier

Thule Load StrapsNervous that the gear on your roof is going to fly off and become road kill? Lash it down with these heavy-duty roof rack accessories.

Thule Load Straps

Thule Hydro Glide Kayak RackThanks to the friction-free felt lining on these kayak racks, pushing a kayak onto your roof feels as smooth as bowling a baby down a Slip ‘n Slide slathered with Astroglide.

Thule Hydro-Glide Kayak Rack
INNO Wind FairingSick of getting slapped by your neighborhood chickas because they confuse the whistle of your roof rack with a cat call? This new INNO fairing should boost your game.

INNO Wind Fairing

Kurgo Tire TotesMove over Gucci, Coach and Jimmy Choo—make way for the newest Kurgo tote to hit the runway. Tire storage has never been so couture.

Kurgo Tire Totes

Kurgo Tire GarageIt’s the American dream: a chicken in every pot and a tire in every tire garage.

Kurgo Tire Garage

Kurgo Tire RooStrikingly similar to the storage units employed by Australia’s indigenous marsupial population, this Kurgo tire storage unit and organizer has enough pouch space for screwdrivers, socket sets and joeys.

Kurgo Tire Roo

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster SeatFor the rich, a “skybox” is a metaphor for being out of touch with the working class. For your precious little pooch, a Kurgo skybox dog carrier is a metaphor for being out of touch with the fact he’s a dog.

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat

Kurgo Wander Dog HammockA hammock for a dog? It’s a pet and a Bob Denver thing—you wouldn’t understand.

Kurgo Wander Dog Hammock

Kurgo Wander Dog CarrierThere are 4 rules for mogwai care; don’t get them wet, don’t expose them to bright light, don’t feed them after midnight, and always transport them in one of these dog carriers.

Kurgo Wander Dog Carrier

Edge Insight CS/CTSFortune cookies are excellent sources for lotto numbers, but they can’t measure your ride’s 0-60 time like one of these new performance monitors from Edge chips.

Edge Insight CS/CTS

New Kayak Racks, LED Lights and Automotive Kitsch, Oh My


Howling at the Moon

Full moons affect us in primal ways. No, we don’t go gallivanting around the countryside tearing open the bellies of surfs and snacking on their entrails. We work. And we work some more. And we collapse exhausted. Then, we wake up, dust the Pringles crumbs off our chests, and report on the aftermath. Here’s one such reporting:

Thule Top Deck Kayak RackPut on your barfly thinking cap for a minute—the Thule Top Deck may not be a top-shelf kayak rack, but Popov comforts just as well as Grey Goose and leaves you with some spare Washingtons for a pickled egg dinner.

Thule Top Deck Kayak Rack

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs—These Pulstar spark plugs would definitely be cooler if they had a Flux Capacitor inside, but their standard capacitor does have the power to boost your MPGs up to 10%. Not too shabby for a spark plug.

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs—If your allegiances lean more towards Sterling Moss than Iron Eyes Cody, these performance Pulstar plugs juice your ignition system with up to 12% more horsepower.

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs

Putco LED Strip Lights—Got a wad of sweaty ones burning a hole in your pocket? This brilliant LED light strip from Putco mounts anywhere you need a little extra light and won’t get you in hot water with your significant other.

Putco LED Strip Lights

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights—Think your buddies down at the Elks Lodge are going to go easy on you after you string a strand of kitschy lights shaped like characters from Pink Flamingos around your truck bed?  You’re better off with some proper truck bed lights.

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights

Putco LED Toolbox Lights—Remember that kid whose hair had turned from black into bright white? The beam from these truck toolbox lights are just as white if not whiter.

Putco LED Toolbox Lights
TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover—There are good toupees, and there are rugs. The same goes for folding tonneau covers. Let’s just say this new TonnoPro tonneau cover won’t flap in the wind if you’re tobogganing down Mt. Whitney.

TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag—Ideal for stashing your jumper cables in the back of your HHR or carrying your sun mirror and cocoa butter down to the river, these tote bags from Go Boxes sure can tote.

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag—Miss swaggering around Tears for Fears shows with your Lacoste blazer tossed over your shoulder? Think of this Go Boxes tote as a surrogate.

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox—This totally beats the Chevy bumper stickers that are stuck all over your old garage toolbox.

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox—Because hardcore Ford fans need hardcore Ford toolboxes.

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox

New Cooling Fans From Flex-a-lite Really Blow


Back Hair

Summer’s right around the corner, and you know what that means—it’s time to start manscaping your back for beach parties and preparing your ride for the hot July sun. You’ll have to look somewhere else for a Mangroomer, but AutoAnything has your back when it comes to giving your engine a Slurpee-grade brain freeze.

Flexalite Cooling Fans An electric cooling fan from Flex-a-lite won’t keep a veranda-swinging southern belle cool on a sweltering Savannah summer night, but they do a bang-up job of cooling your engine—way better than stock fans, that’s for sure. Factory blades move air over your radiator like a timid lover blowing into his girlfriend’s ear for the first time. Flex-a-lite is an experienced cooling libertine, blowing your motor with enough gusto to boost your horsepower and reduce MPGs, especially if you’re towing with a heavy-duty 5th wheel hitch or gooseneck hitch.

Flex-a-lite Electric Cooling Fans

2 Deluxe New Accessories, 0 Flimflam


Joad Cressbeckler

We’re usually too busy scouring the globe for choice auto accessories to keep up with the talking heads on TV jibber-jabbering on about beltway skullduggery. But Joad Cressbeckler is a breath of fresh Black Hills air. He stands up against flannel-mouthed snake oil peddlers, and he isn’t afraid to give those he disagrees with a little what for. These two new accessories are dedicated to Joad, the orneriest prospector that ever had his own cable news show.

Dash Designs Suede Rear Deck Covers—You love the luxurious look, feel and aroma of a dead beast’s skin, but you’re tired of PeTA dumping red paint all over your ride because of your elephant ear steering wheel cover. Your first step on the road to compassionate accessorizing starts with one of these faux suede rear deck covers from Dash Designs.

Dash Designs Brushed Suede Rear Deck Covers

Flex-a-lite RadiatorsThese radiators from Flex-a-lite won’t keep your derelict 8th floor Hell’s Kitchen apartment warm, but they will keep your engine cool.

Flex-a-lite Radiators

Yowch! These New Hands-free Car Kits, Dash Kits & Tonneau Covers Are Piping Hot


Hands-free Kit

Remember the good old days when you could talk, text and drive all without The Man sticking his nose up your liberty? Plowing into the backs of buses while chewing the cud used to be our inalienable right. But that right to talk and maim has eroded, and you’ll need a hands free car kit to legally spread rumors about your coworkers in the Dairy Queen drive-thru. Luckily, we added up the king daddy of hands-free kits onto our site, along with a few extra automotive goodies to go along with it. Dig it:

Vizualogic BLU Logic Bluetooth Hands Free Car KitHere’s an idea. The next time a cop pulls you over for talking and driving, use the Ike defense and tell him, “Listen now Mr. Kansas law dog—law don’t go around here. Savvy?” Then, when you’re out of the joint and had your cudgeled-teeth replaced, install one of these hands free kits from Vizualogic.

Vizualogic BluLogic Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit

Sherwood Factory Match Dash KitsWarning: Heidi Montag is proof that plastic surgery is an addiction. Once your interior gets this Sherwood Innovations dash kit transplant, it may start thinking about a bumper augmentation or a grille job.

Sherwood Factory Match Dash Kit

Ranch Sportwrap Tonneau CoverNot to be mistaken for a Ranch Chicken Wrap, this hard tonneau cover from Ranch Fiberglass adds delicious looks to your rig’s rear end. Custom shaped from premium fiberglass, it sports a flat deck that wraps over the edges of your box rails for a seamless fit.

Ranch Sportwrap Tonneau Cover

Ranch Legacy Tonneau CoverIt used to be that if someone wanted their accessory to sound cool and rugged, they’d start its name with a capital X. Ranch Fiberglass is rocking the boat by swapping out the X with the word “legacy.” We’ll let you decide whether this contoured, custom-sculpted tonneau cover lives up to its namesake.

Ranch Legacy Tonneau Cover

7 New Ways to Keep Your Garage and Tools Organized


Sloppy Garage

Everyone has one: a kitchen drawer crammed full of junk that you just can’t bring yourself to chuck. Mine’s brimming with rubber bands, old batteries, mysterious keys, matchbox cars, expired coupons, dusty nunchucks and questionable aspirin. But at least it’s manageable. What isn’t manageable, though, is when your garage starts to resemble that same kitchen drawer but on a larger scale. When your sockets, wrenches and screwdrivers are spread around helter-skelter, it’s practically impossible to work through any project.

Well, we’re here with some good news. We’ve added a great new selection from Excel tools to help bring some sanity back to your garage. Not only are these garage tool boxes built strong, but they’re also available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Check it out:

Excel Tool CabinetsA rolling tool chest forms the foundation for building up a serious toolbox system that would make any mechanic proud. They range from smaller 3-drawer tool chests all the way up to gargantuan 6-drawer chests with built-in cabinets.

Excel Tool Chests—Bench top toolboxes are perfectly sized to stack on top of your rooling tool chest or sit right on your workbench. They’re ideal for expanding your chest’s carrying capacity or work great by themselves. And, they’re available in everything from 2-drawer to 6-drawer sizes.

Excel Tool CartsTool cars are the natural companion for your rolling tool chest or bench top toolbox. Simply load it up with the tools you need for the job, and you’ll always have what you need on hand when you need it. Plus, when you’re done, you can easily put everything back where it belongs instead of leaving little piles of wrenches strewn around your garage.

Excel Cantilever Tool BoxGot lots of small tools and gear that needs to stay organized? A cantilever toolbox is the way to go. They’re equipped with a bunch of individual bins that fold open and close like an accordion, keeping your monkey wrenches fully segregated from your pipe wrenches.

Excel Portable Tool BoxIf you ever have to take your tools on the go, we recommend one of these portable toolboxes. However, if you have a Goth child, we don’t recommend one of these—your son is likely to litter it up with Ministry and Emily stickers and use it as a purse.

Excel Portable Tool ChestThese portable toolboxes are just like the other portable toolboxes, but they have drawers instead of removable trays. The same precautions should be taken if your kid wears fishnet pants and black nail polish.

Dee Zee Plastic Tool BoxMetal toolboxes not your cup of tea? This utility toolbox from Dee Zee is built from lightweight polymer and gives you a wide open space to store everything that’s too bulky to fit in your tool chest (e.g. that jackhammer you don’t want your wife to know you bought). And, these garage toolboxes have built-in cup holders, so you won’t accidentally kick over your brew and muck up the new alternator you started to install.

Dee Zee Rubber Mud FlapsIf these mud flaps don’t seem like they’d help organize your garage, it’s because they won’t. However, they will step the look of your rig up a few notches and protect your rear quarter-panels from slosh spray and kicked-up gravel. Also available as dually mud flaps.