Modifying your car?

Modifying your car?

    Many people choose to modify their cars to improve their performance, and there’s no shortage of modification options for the car enthusiast. Before starting any modifications its always important to plan. Do you want a car for drag racing? AutoX? Road Racing? Street Performance? Drifting? or even a Show car? Every setup would be different, so planning that out would help you to not only save money, but ensure the parts you purchase work well together and compliment each other. 

    Safety is extremely important when modifying and driving your car we advice you keep a fire extinguisher handy.  For drifting and racing we also recommend a helmet and possibly a 4 or 5 point safety harness. Staying safe and legal is extremely important when modifying your car. It is essential to remember that too many modifications can affect the road handling of your car

    Custom Paint

    A custom spray is one of the best ways to customize your ride. We recommend you pick an interesting, but not too loud, color and add a stripe or accent in a contrasting


    If you really want to change the character of a car, theres no better way to do it than modifying the suspension. The suspension allows the wheels to move up and down to limit how much the body of the car is affected by bumps.

    Aftermarket Wheels

    Putting some good aftermarket wheels on your car can help reduce the unsprung weight, thus improving the handling.

    Exhaust system

    The louder the exhaust the more power it makes, right? Wrong. Having a straight piped car does not mean its faster! Pick a performance exhaust that has a reasonable decibel level, sounds good, and adds a few horsepower to your rig.

    Turbo or Supercharger??

    A supercharger is an air compressor driven by the crankshaft of an engine, usually connected with a belt. Alternatively, a turbocharger is simply an air compressor driven by an exhaust gas turbine. That’s the one key difference; a supercharger requires engine power to run, while a turbocharger runs off waste energy created by the engine.


    There is so much to modifying a car that its hard to include everything in a single article. Modifying cars is fun, and very rewarding, and it doesnt have to be rocket science to get the right setup.  Remember: Dont get caught up in the "Fast and Furious" type crowd. Young people (high school age), usually with their first cars, often end up in this bunch. Instead, find a group of folks in a forum or auto mechanics store that share your interest. This approach can save alot of tragedy and car problems that may arise from negligence.

    Publisher: Tayla
    Date Published: Jul 13 2017 11:53AM
    Date Edited: Aug 11 2017 4:33PM