Car mods that work for every car ( Something fun and different )
- July 4, 2016
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- Posted by Andrea Prelorenzo
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Car modifications are a brilliant way to add on to the performance and visuals of a car and they can enhance the feel and outlook for an owner immensely. Most often many mods may not turn out to be that satisfying to an extent to which owners actually wished for. Here are some that are truly gratifying in their basic purpose and are generally considered quite favorable amongst many:
Cold Air Intake
Car mods should be focused on improving performance this is where their true potential lies and originates from. The estimated cost for a cold air intake mod is R1500 to R4500. It is also the easiest mod that can be done within an hour’s time. This allows your engine to breath more easily without restrictions and help especially under tight situation where it is working under lots of pressure.
High-Flow Exhaust and Headers
As a car mod, bringing more air into your engine increases performance, but adding new headers and a better-flowing exhaust system allows waste gases to exit with greater ease, boosting your car’s oomph even more. Installing a new exhaust manifold that provides both smooth and equal-length pipe sections to exit gas from each of the engine’s cylinders, along with installing an exhaust system (not just a big muffler and tailpipes) that minimizes bends and increases pipe size, can have marked effects on your car’s performance.
Engine Control Unit Reprogramming
Your car’s ECU does the job of making sure everything is running smoothly. It uses actuators and sensors to adjust air-fuel ratio, ignition timing and idle speed to keep the engine’s performance hiccup-free. When it comes to fuel-injected or direct-inject engines, the ECU adjusts the air-fuel mixture as necessary. Reprogramming the ECU (or “chipping”) alters the mapping parameters to increase performance and, in some cases, enhance fuel economy. Reputable tuning shops can plug into your car’s diagnostic port to re-flash the ECU’s built-in software using a pre-programmed map, or you can do it yourself with the proper device. If you want to spend a little more, you can have a custom program uploaded to your ECU. All of this electronic wizardry can transform your car in little more than an hour
High Performance Tyres
A car mod that costs around R7500 to R13000, it can improve fuel economy and handling which have both their own benefits for the owner. By investing in a good set of lower-resistance “summer tyres” you are able to catch up to problems before they even become a disaster. If you find you do a lot of highway driving and don’t find yourself hitting water, ice, snow or mud, then you will benefit from these higher-performance tires. They are made with different rubber compounds that are “harder” so they don’t erode as quickly as other tyres. They also have specialized tread patterns that reduce its “bite” into the road.