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People modify their cars primarily for two reasons: aesthetic and performance. It may seem that the easiest things to modify in a vehicle will only affect the aesthetics but that’s not entirely true. There are simple and easy car modifications that can improve the performance of the car.
If you’re interested in improving your car’s performance with simple modifications, you can do any of the following:
Control Arm Bushings
The most popular car modifications to improve performance usually involves the engine. However, there are other worthy modifications like the control arm bushings that are overlooked. It is worth your while to check the control arm bushings your car is using.
If it isn’t at least up to par, then there is a possibility that your tire geometry will be affected and changed. This can result in wobbles or a sloppy feeling in handling the vehicle. The tires can also wear out easily. So, if you still haven’t, check your control arm bushings and get an upgrade that fits the design and model of your vehicle.
Many people are focused on improving their car speeds when we talk about modifications but slowing down is just as important, if not more important. The car’s braking system is also very important to check, maintain, and upgrade.
For those who have drum brakes, we suggest getting disk brakes instead. Why? Well, they are easier to inspect, better at taking on wet weather driving, and are less likely to brake fade when it comes to long downgrades.
Tire selection is plentiful but if you are looking for something that offers better grip, then get those that are created from a soft compound. These are also the ones mostly used by those who race because it warms up quickly and that increases the grip. However, the downside of such tires is its horrible durability.
Springs And Shocks
The car’s performance doesn’t solely depend on the motor. It is a combination of parts and another important part you can modify to improve performance is the springs and shocks.
Cars that come out of the factory will usually be designed to handle various driving conditions. They are more inclined to provide a smooth and comfortable ride. With that setting, the stiffness and handling are negatively affected.
Lots see racing wheels as an added aesthetic value but that’s not the only function they provide. Racing wheels are typically lighter than your regular wheels because they are created from lightweight alloys.
These lighter, performance-tuned wheels can help the rubber with heat dissipation at a faster rate, with the reduced weight enhancing car handling while also makes it easier for the engine to get the wheels to spin and go.
Sway bars are responsible for reducing the body roll when the car turns or corners. For front-wheel drive vehicles that understeer, a stiffer sway bar would help. On the other hand, if the vehicle oversteers, a stiffer sway bar on the rear will help.
What’s a car modification for performance if we’re not going to talk about the engine? However, unlike what you might expect, it’s not the pistons or camshafts that we should first address but the airflow. In order to achieve a perfect mixture of fuel and air, there must be enough airflow that goes into your piston cave.
Fuel getting into the engine cylinders isn’t usually the problem as your car can easily do that. What you need to focus on here is to push the great amount of air needed by your engine to improve performance. Stock air filters aren’t really that great so consider getting a better one.
In the previous modification, we’ve discussed getting more air into the engine. What better way to do that than to simply force compressed air into it. That is what you’ll achieve with forced induction.
When you‘ve managed to improve airflow to the engine and made lots of the ideal air-fuel mixture available, your car also needs to be capable of dealing with all the heat produced.
Intercoolers help cool down hot air and make it dense again. That way, there will still be lots of air available to mix with your fuel even if the car has already been running for a while.
These are just a few of the car modifications you can do to improve the performance of your vehicle. There are still other simple modifications out there. However, you have to remember to check if they are legal or illegal car mods.
You also have to remember that although it may seem that engine modification is the only way to improve car performance, that isn’t true. The car is designed and made of different parts and the performance is dependent on how those parts work together. So don’t just check on the engine because there are other parts that will also require your attention and modification.
Maybe it’s in our DNA, but we can’t simply just leave a modded car alone until it is perfect!
While this can get quite costly, one of the least expensive and most striking installments you can make is ground effect modification. While no means cheap (trust us, you don’t want to go cheap here), there are model-specific body kits available at market can help give your car a more personal touch provide that “holy shit! you’re car is floating” look.
Here’s our take on why, and how we recommend adding this great addition to your next car project…More
Finally opening your body shop is just the first step to succeeding in your chosen business. The challenges you face before you finally open the shop are just the beginning. There are still other challenges that you may face as you grow your business. However, that shouldn’t stop you from putting up your business.
In this post, we’re going to discuss some of the most common difficulties faced by auto body shops. Through this, you can be better prepared for them and you’ll also realize that you are not alone in facing such difficulties.More
What is your dream car like? Do you dream of having huge speakers fitted at the trunk so you can bring the party wherever you want? Do you think neon lights under your car looks cool?
I know projects like applying a ceramic coating can be boring but before you modify your car to your liking, it’s worth your while to know which car mods you can have and which are illegal to do in the US. Below is a comprehensive list of those illegal mods.More
While there’s countless ways to mod or upgrade your classic car to align with your individual tastes or performance needs, one of the most tried and true methods to squeeze every last bit of HP available in the block is to tune the engines
While many engine can be easily tuned by simply reprogramming them through the special engine control unit or by using performance chips, other require updating classic parts to more modern designs.More
We love our vintage cars. They look cool, they retain their value, and they have a way of turning heads as you drive by.
Problem is: they usually drive like shit.
While we can forgive antiquated suspension and AM-only radio, one thing we can’t stand is the effort required to steer the cars that come with manual steering. At lower speeds, it really becomes an effort to turn the vehicle. you can also opt for power steering.
Don’t fret, there is a solution to that. Nowadays, you can now upgrade your classic car into one with power steering, here’s how…
Making sure that your business stays profitable can be challenging in this day and age. To better your chances, you have to improve your marketing strategy.
In a previous post, I’ve discussed how to start a custom car shop. In today’s post, I’m going to give you some marketing tips. These tips should help you get more loyal customers.
Is your car ceramic coated yet or are you thinking about getting it done? Before you rush to coat your car with ceramic, let me first explain what it really is. It may not be one of the things first car owners should know but you should definitely be informed about it.
It can help you decide whether it is best for your vehicle or not.
Okay so you have decided to take out the time and money to lower your car’s suspension. It sure-as-shit looks cool, but seriously, is it really worth it?
The debate isn’t about how you decided but should you really look forward to it or not.
Many drivers don’t even think once before lowering suspension as it gives out that supercar feel. Before you make the decision of lowering your vehicle’s suspension considering the advantages and disadvantages would be the best option.
Today’s article we’ll jot down all the points, against and in favor of lowering your car’s suspension. Just keep up with us and get to know what the right decision is.
Miles are like kryptonite to high-value classics, so in the world of show piece cars and trucks there’s a cardinal rule that you shall not break prior to a big event:
Thou Shall Not Drive Your Car To The Show
Look, the road is a dangerous and unpredictable place, why take the chance of getting a big bug goober on your car or windshield that you have to spend 15 minutes scrubbing off, or worse yet, getting into a fender bender on the way to the show.
Protect your investment, spend a little bit of money, and get those wheels off of the road and onto a flatbed tow truck.
In our opinion, it’s the safest, and most economical option to use when looking to transport your sports car.