Exhaust Header Round-Up

March 15, 2011

Headers add style and power underneath the hood of any vehicle. When most people hear the phrase “exhaust headers” they think horsepower, and while these headers certainly give your engine an extra kick, they provide much more. Street legal exhaust headers can improve the sound of your exhaust, increase your torque, and they can even help lower your engine temperature. Headers come in a variety of looks and applications and we’ve listed a few of our favorite exhaust headers below.


Gibson Exhaust Headers:

Gibson has been in the performance game for years, and their exhaust headers are some of the most popular on the market. Made of true mandrel bends, Gibson Headers provide unrestricted exhaust flow to your engine and help increase your horsepower and torque. Plus, they’re available in multiple finishes to suit your vehicle’s style.


PaceSetter Header:

Drawing its inspiration from the styles and sounds of the racing world, the PaceSetter Header provides high performance power in a street-legal package. Made of 16-gauge steel tubes, these performance exhaust headers are mandrel bent and give your vehicle an exhaust sound that demands attention.


Bassani Headers:

Backed by over three decades of experience, the team at Bassani knows what it takes to build racing ready performance parts. Don’t believe us? Check out their line of exhaust headers. Bassani Headers are made of 14-gauge carbon steel and feature ball and socket exit connectors that hook up to your Y-pipe or X-pipe crossover section to help you perfect the tone of your exhaust.

Borla Performance Headers:

Regardless of what you drive, your vehicle will benefit from the performance provided by a Borla Exhaust Header. These headers are mandrel-bent and feature a unique design to increase your horsepower and help lower your engine temperature.


Need more from power for your engine? Click here to check out our entire collection of street legal exhaust headers at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com.


Wolo Lights and Car Horns

March 8, 2011

Wolo has made attention grabbing warning lights and air horns for professional contractors and emergency personnel for over 40 years. However, Wolo’s products aren’t solely relegated to emergency and construction vehicles. The company’s exhaustive product line also includes lights and horns for civilian cars and trucks, too. From industrial strength train horns to LED light bars, Wolo products come with all the bells and whistles you need to increase your presence on the road. Take a look at our favorite Wolo Lights and horns below.


Bad Boy Air Horn:

Add some attitude to your automobile with the Bad Boy Air Horn. This car air horn has an impressive sound output of 139 db, making it nearly twice as loud as your factory horn. The ideal accent for any motorcycle or car, the Bad Boy mounts on vehicles with a single bolt. This car horn is available in two finishes: Chrome and Black.


Dominator Marine Horn:

For boats, there’s the Dominator. This boat horn produces a whopping 126 db, giving you the sound you need to create a clear path from the harbor to the docks. The Dominator features 2 stylish chrome trumpets and a stainless steel platform that’s resistant to saltwater.


Siberian Express Truck Horn:

Equipped with a sound output 152 db, this industrial horn can give any vehicle a locomotive-sized bark. The Siberian Truck Horn is made of durable ABS plastic, making it significantly lighter than the standard steel constructed factory horn, and is available in 2 colors: Chrome and Black. This truck horn requires an on-board air system.


Outer Limits Warning Light:

If it’s a low-profile look you want, check out the Outer Limits Warning Light. This mini-warning light bar is equipped with bright LED lights and mounts onto car roofs quickly with industrial-strength magnets. The Outer Limits Warning Light comes in three colors: Amber, Blue, and Red.


Infinity Light Bar:

The Infinity Light Bar is the emergency light of choice for firefighters, police officers, and construction workers across the country. And for good reason, too: these light bars are stacked with features and come with a pre-programmed, randomized light pattern to help increase your visibility at a distance. Depending on model, the Infinity can come equipped with up to 14 clusters of flashing LED lights, as well as 2 high-powered alley lights and 6 marker lights. Strobe light bars and halogen light bars are also available.


These are just a handful of the many Wolo Horns and warning lights currently available at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com. To see the entire catalog click here.

Geneva Auto Show Week 1 Wrap Up

March 3, 2011

As promised, we’ve cooked up another post discussing the best, worst, and most interesting cars at this year’s Geneva Auto Show. Last time, we covered everything from Volkswagen buses to Lamborghini supercars. Today’s crop of automobiles is just as diverse.


GTA Spano:

Spanish automaker GTA outdid itself with the new supercar they rolled out earlier this week. The GTA Spano has over 800 hp and can hit the 60 mph mark in under three seconds. But for all its power, this Spanish automobile still manages to strike a balance between race performance and practicality. In addition to the Spano’s sleek, track-friendly body design, it also features more utilitarian accents like a carbon fiber luggage compartment and a panoramic windshield.


Morgan Threewheeler:

An an early frontrunner in this year’s best in show category, the Morgan Threewheeler manages to channel all the power of its heavy-duty V-Twin engine to a single rear wheel. While it doesn’t sound like the safest idea in the world, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t be up for taking this three-wheeled automobile out for a test drive.


MTM Audi R8 V10 BiTurbo:

Are we the only ones who think that the mirror finish on the MTM is a lawsuit waiting to happen? Seriously, driving behind this super car on a sunny day must be brutal…but not nearly as brutal as it must have been to polish the MTM before the show. Underneath its paint-free aluminum finish, this Audi features a turbo engine that pumps out nearly 777 hp and tops outs at 224 mph.


Fab Design SLS AMG:

The SLS AMG hasn’t won high marks from judges in Geneva. Everything –  from the boxy design, to the power blue paint job – has had critics howling for the car’s designers’ heads on a platter. Sure, there have been bad concepts in the past, but this ugly cousin of the Mercedes SLS AMG has really gotten car fans hot under the collar.


Well it’s hard to believe that the 1st week of the 2011 Geneva Auto Show is already over. But don’t worry, there’s still another week left and there are many other cars to take a look at. Check in with us next week to get more auto news from Geneva.

Early Highlights of the Geneva Auto Show

March 1, 2011

The Geneva Motor Show has always been a time for Europe’s auto manufactures to show off some of the more ambitious ideas they’ve come up with over the year, and 2011’s show is no different. From family friendly sports cars to reinvented versions of old classics, the vehicles at the 2011 Geneva Motor show have ranged from innovative to just plain weird. Check out some of the early highlights from this year’s show below:


Ferrari FF:

Well it’s a step in a direction for the Italian automaker, we just aren’t sure it’s the right one. Ferrari’s new four-wheel drive, hatchback-inspired super car was described by Wired as the company’s attempt to build a “family friendly” super car. While touring cars are fine, the FF seems to be going against everything the Italian car company is known for. But Ferrai isn’t making any apologies, and the company has indicated the FF is only the beginning. “With the FF, we open a new book in Ferrari’s history,” Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said. “This is something we have never done before.” That’s an understatement.


Volkswagen Microbus:

There have been scores of cars debuted at this year’s show, but the one with the most buzz is the Volkswagen Bulli. This homage to Volkswagen’s iconic VW Bus has quickly become the star of the Geneva Auto Show, and everybody, from car geeks to average drivers, are pining to test drive it. The German concept has a 113-horsepower electric motor and a range life of over 180 miles – and its  21st century take on the classic VW bus’ body design has already earned the German company a ton of style points in Switzerland. Volkswagen tried to reinvent the Microbus back in 2001, but the car never made it to production. Volkswagen hasn’t said if this one will ever hit the road, either.


Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4:

Unlike the FF, the Aventador LP 700-4 is everything you’d expect from Lamborghini. Named after the bull that won the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera in 1993, this car is fast – like really fast. Featuring a lightweight design, the Aventador has 700 hp, 509 pound-feet of torque, and a top speed of 217 mph. The price tag? $379,000.

Click here to see them all and be sure to stop by again on Thursday to see the rest of the concepts at this year’s show.

Truck Bed Liner Round-Up

February 24, 2011

Sure, your truck is tough, but even the most rugged rigs can fall victim to wear and weather damage. But fear not, there is a way to protect your truck without sacrificing the functionality of your cargo area. If your truck bed takes a beating from heavy duty cargo, you may want to think about installing a truck bed liner into your cargo area.

Truck bed liners offer a cost effective solution to your wear problems. They give you the ability to haul your cargo and tools without scratching your bed or exposing it to dirt, debris, and corrosive liquids. Some liners even feature a unique gripped surface to keep your cargo secure while you drive. Truck bed mats come in a variety of styles, and we’ve got all the most popular brands at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com.


Dee Zee Heavy Weight Truck Bed Liner:

The Dee Zee Truck Bed Liner is made from a rubber compound infused with cords to provide your bed with heavy duty protection from wear. Featuring an easy to apply design that fits snugly over your wheel wells, this bed mat is custom fit to your make, model, and year truck.


BedRug Truck Bed Mat:

The BedRug Bed Mat strikes a balance between style and practical design . This custom truck mat offers total protection against wear and features a soft polypropylene top to keep your cargo safe and looking great.


DualLiner Truck Bed Liner:

It doesn’t’ matter what you haul, the DualLiner Tuck Bed Liner has what it takes to keep your cargo area scratch free. Made from high friction ZeroSkid rubber, the DualLiner keeps your loose cargo in place and features an extra thick design to shield against spills and stains.


Want more stuff for your truck? Click here to check out all of the bed liners and other truck accessories at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com.

Car Bra Round-Up

February 22, 2011

Although they may look harmless, those tiny pebbles along your street can cause serious, irreversible damage to your vehicle’s front end. While we can’t repave your subdivision for you, we can help protect your car from dents and dings with a car bra. Car bras offer a cost effective solution to dirty streets and bad weather. They cover the front end of your vehicle and keep it protected from UV rays, water damage, and roadside debris. Here are just a few of the stylish car bras we offer at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com


LaBra Car Bra:

Regardless of what you drive, the LeBra Car Bra provides the coverage you need to keep your front end protected from dirt and debris. Featuring an easy to apply 2-piece design, these car bras are built from breathable vinyl to shield your automobile from condensation and bad whether.


Colgan Sport Bra:

Colgan’s stylish car bra covers your hood and guards against dents and scratches. This car bra features a soft flannel lining that won’t scuff up your paint job and has a slick outer surface that won’t accumulate grime. The Colgan Car Bra is available in 2 finishes: Black or Carbon Fiber.


Covercraft Full Car Mask:

If you want total protection against dents and water damage, then you need the Covercraft Car Mask. Built with the same level of durability as their car covers, the Covercraft Car Bra runs from the top of your front end, down to your bumper to provide you with comprehensive weather and wear coverage.


Coverking Veocitex Plus Car Bra:

For a car bra that matches your vehicle’s sophisticated style, there’s the Coverking Car Bra. The Coverking Veocitex Plus Car Bra features a sleek 2-piece design to protect your front end without preventing access to your car’s hood. Made for micro-perforated material, Coverking Velocitex Plus Car Bra dries in a flash and keeps your finish safe from moisture build up.


Those are just a few of the car bras we offer at http://www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com. Click here to see our entire stock of car bras.

Cold Air Intake Round-Up

February 17, 2011

Fact: Most factory air intakes don’t provide the air flow performance vehicles require. If your car is guzzling gas or lacking in horsepower, you might need a cold air intake system to improve your engine efficiency. A cold air intake is a must-have for any performance vehicle. They provide your engine with unrestricted cool air to increase your horsepower and torque. In some cases, intake systems can even improve your gas mileage. Like most auto upgrades, air intakes come in a variety of sizes, styles, and applications, but with a little help from today’s post, we can help you pick out the air intake system that fits your vehicle the best.


S&B Cold Air Intake System:

A favorite among American auto manufactures, the S&B Cold Air Intake provides your vehicle’s engine with unmatched air flow to increase your car’s horsepower. The S&B Cold Air Intake System features a unique “crosslink” design to keep hot air and dirt out of your engine, and comes equipped with a clear top for easy inspection.


Volant Air Intake:

Volant’s unique approach to air intake systems has made the company a household name among performance enthusiasts and truck owners. Featuring a unique box design, the Volant Air Intake prevents hot air from getting pushed back into your engine and adds up to 40 lbs. of torque to your vehicle.


AEM Brute Force Air Intake:

The AEM Brute Force Air Intake is an auto upgrade that lives up to its name. Made from CNC mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum tubes, the AEM air intake provides unrestricted air flow to increase your vehicle’s horsepower. Plus, it comes with a built-in heat shield to keep your engine temperature under control. If you’re a performance driver, this is the air intake system for you.


K&N 63 AirCharger Air Intake:

The K&N cold air intake cools down the temperature of your engine to improve your torque and fuel economy. One of the newest members of the K&N line, the K&N 63 Series Air Intake increases your engine’s performance by 28 hp and installs easily in under 90 minutes.


Couldn’t find an intake to match your vehicle? Don’t worry these are just a handful of the cool air intakes we have on the site. To see them all, head over to our air intake page at http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com