By David Vespremi
So that you are looking to flip your Yugo right into a Viper? Sorry--you desire a qualified magician. but when you need to flip your sedate sedan right into a suggest computing device or your used automobile lot deal right into a robust, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the proper position. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you turbo-charged up approximately editing your motor vehicle and advisor you easily through:
- Choosing a motor vehicle to mod
- Considering warranties, criminal, and security issues
- Hacking the eu (Engine keep an eye on Unit) to regulate performance-enhancing components like gasoline injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more
- Replacing your eu with a plug and play method resembling the APEXi energy FC or the AEM EMS system
- Putting at the brakes (the speedier you move, the speedier you’ll have to stop)
- Setting up your automobile for larger dealing with and cornering
Written by means of David Vespremi, car professional, widespread visitor on nationwide car-related television indicates, song using teacher and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you into the european and lower than the hood and offers you the keys to:
- Choosing new wheels, together with every thing from the fundamentals to dubs and spinners
- Putting your vehicle on a vitamin, simply because lighter potential faster
- Basic strength bolt-ons and costlier strength adders
- Installing roll bars and cages to reinforce safety
- Adding aero accessories, together with entrance “chin” spoilers, actual spoilers, facet skirts, and canards
- Detailing, all the way down to the easiest cleaners and waxes and cleansing less than the hood
- Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting
- Getting recommendation from normal websites and particular message forums and boards on your car’s make or version, no matter if it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster
Whether you must compete at drag strips or on street classes or just speed up speedier on an interstate ramp, so as to increase your car’s functionality, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is simply the develop you wish
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N this part, I explain the warranty and legal issues involved in modifying your car. This part also guides you through the considerations you need to make to decide whether modifying your car will get you the results that you’re after. TLFeBOOK Chapter 1 Cool Car Basics In This Chapter ᮣ Keeping mods legal ᮣ Keeping the warranty intact ᮣ Setting realistic expectations ᮣ Making your car cool ᮣ Planning it smart B y virtue of holding this book in your hands, it is clear that the concept of improving a car’s performance intrigues you.
Setting Realistic Expectations You’ve probably heard this argument before: Why would you even consider fixing up your car when it will always be slower than fill-in-the-blank faster car? Sometimes this argument makes sense, but often it doesn’t. For many people, owning the humble car that over many years is built to be faster, leaner, and meaner is a convenient way to avoid the crippling down payment on the expensive high-performance car by spreading out the overall cost of modifications over a longer period of time, as budget and time allow.
The same can’t be said of someone who figures that the car he or she is driving today needs to stay intact only so long as the lease is in effect. Reselling your car To preserve the value of your car, keep the stock parts. For better or worse, stock cars have a higher value on the open market. Even tuners shopping for their next hot ride generally prefer to fix up a stock vehicle to their liking, and not buy something that has already been enhanced. Label the stock parts and document them with Polaroids or digital pictures so that you (or your mechanic) know where they are and how they go back together.