Upgrades to your car can take more than a few forms. Whether youíre looking to improve your performance, boost your gas mileage, or just make things safer, we have what you need. But where do you start? Hereís a few common upgrades to give you some ideas.
Engine: Power is key. If you drive a classic, you may want to consider an upgraded set of headers or carburetors by Edelbrock. For newer, fuel injected vehicles, a performance tuner will talk to your fuel injection system and help boost performance. Some even have toggled controllers so you can reprogram your tuner on the fly, which helps with gas mileage. But fuel isnít all youíll need to regulate to boost your performance. For air, thereís the cold air intake by brands like K&N. A cold-air intake decreases air resistance and cools air before it enters your engine, and this increases horsepower. When that air is on its way out, youíll need a low-resistance exhaust by someone like Borla, Corsa, or Flowmaster.
Handling: Unless youíre drag racing, youíll want your car to be able to do well in the corners, too. This comes down to handling and brakes. The faster you can turn, and the later you can brake, the better. A big part of both of these needs is a good set of tires. Proper, in-season tires can drastically effect both stopping distance and stability around high speed corners. And the right tread pattern, whether street legal or competition only, can mean the difference between victory, and a conciliatory shrug. Since racing isnít all about mashing the accelerator, youíll also need a good set of brakes. High performance pads surrounding drilled and/or slotted rotors will help eliminate brake fade giving you the late-braking stopping power you need to improve your track times.