Once you buy a car from a dealership or private seller, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with that vehicle as it currently looks. There are many aftermarket modifications one can do to change its appearance, speed, and power. In fact, anyone interested in tuning their car should know these top car modifications to improve performance. Some of these modifications may seem obvious, but others may surprise you.
Cold Air Intake
A cold air intake is an aftermarket part to bring cool air into a car’s engine. This is especially important for vehicles manufactured between the 1970s to 1990s, such as the Fox Body Mustang, since these have thermostatic air intake systems to regulate the internal engine temperature. The principle behind a cold air intake is that the cold air has a higher density than warmer air, which creates more turbulence to reduce air resistance. It also uses the ram-air effect to give positive pressure at high speeds. You’ll see higher horsepower and better engine performance. Cold air intake kits are a simple way to take your ride to the next level.
Tires are an easy, affordable modification to drive faster. You should consider sport or performance tires to improve speed and handling. Performance tires also improve grip and responsiveness and provide a better driving experience. You can finally reach those high speeds on your speedometer.
High-performance brakes are essential to your handling and safety. High-performance brake pads allow better friction and feel to properly slow down from high speeds. Better weight reduction and aluminum calipers provide synergistic performance, stopping power, and resistance to heat degradation on the road.
A high-quality suspension and chassis system protect against potholes or other road disturbances. With increased power in your drive, you must have a better suspension to handle the performance changes. This includes upgraded tie rods, tower braces, axels, sway bars, and roll cages. All of these can further increase your braking performance and redistribute weight across your vehicle.
A nitrous oxide system will supply oxygen to the internal combustion to increase your engine’s power. More oxygen allows for more fuel, and more fuel allows for greater horsepower. There are many different nitrous kits available, depending on how much horsepower you wish to increase.