If you’re a car enthusiast, chances are you’ve wanted to modify your car at some point. It could be for cosmetic reasons; customizing your car to reflect who you are and what you like. It could also be for performance reasons.
Either way, there are a near-infinite number of ways you can modify your car. It’s not often easy, and some mods can cause more harm than good; both to your car and to you. So, it’s always good to do your research before investing in a mod.
That said, there are some nifty mods that can tweak how your car looks and performs without any negative impacts. These are the cool mods that we recommend for most car enthusiasts.
Hella Supertone Horns
Horns are usually the most embarrassing parts of a small car. They sound weak and wimpy, and are nowhere near as intimidating as the ones on trucks.
Not anymore! The Hella Supertone Horns are custom horns you can install just behind your car’s front grille.
Unlike stock horns, they are piercingly loud; they can go up to 118 Decibels. They are also easy to install. You only need a wiring harness to get them to work.
They also look as fierce as they sound, in red discs. These horns will catch attention whenever you sound them, and if your car has aggressive looks, it will be the perfect match.
Short Throw Shifter
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Owners of cars with a manual transmission that are a bit long in the tooth usually have to contend with transmission issues. Chief among them is the sloppy feeling when changing gears, which can cause one to miss gears. To keep your transmission from making your car feel like a liability, it’s important to get a mod that sorts that thing out.
One of the best mods we’ve seen is the Short Throw Shifter. This is a shifter that feels more solid to shift and it allows you to shift faster with smaller arm movement.
This might not be the easiest to install or even the most affordable mod. However, a Coilover Suspension is well worth the investment, and if you set your mind to installing it, you can get the job done in a weekend.
What you get in return is a stellar piece of machinery. It lets you adjust your ride’s damping, stiffness and height. You can practically change any of these without having to swap in extra parts. It’s also built strong, so it should last a long time in your car.
The engine is a big and heavy piece of metal that has numerous moving parts inside it. So, the engine naturally tries to move around on its own. This can be a problem for your car’s throttle and torque response.
If you want better performance, an engine mount or pitch stop can be a huge help. It resists the engine’s tendency to move forward or back, holding it securely in place. The most obvious benefit of this is a more responsive engine with slightly more power.
Cold Air Intake
Regardless of what the marketing says, an aftermarket cold air intake on its own just won’t cut it when it comes to delivering significant gains in performance. However, you can be smart about and get a few extras to get the performance you want. For instance, you can get a high-flow exhaust or spark plugs.
When combined, they will give your car an awesome sound when you accelerate. Your car’s engine bay will also look a whole lot more appealing. And, of course, the car’s performance will improve. Also, it will not cost that much or take too much time to install.
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