5 Tips to amateur car modification


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Modifying your car can be an exciting endeavor and one that can also be quite a challenge. If you are familiar with Wheel Well, Subaru, BMW, Impreza, Mods then you know this to be true. Many car enthusiasts who are new to the modification game think that it is quite easy and fail to think things through before getting started. This article will give some tips to help amateur car enthusiasts get started with their car modifications.


  1. Know your goals. Before you started modifying your car, think long term into the future about how you want your car to look and perform. Begin to jot down a list of modifications that you want to do to your car. It is best to keep a notebook of your ideas so that you can refer back to them at any time. Also, keep in mind that while you are in the process of modifying your car, you may decide that you want to change directions and switch up your mod goals. Having a notebook with all of your ideas in it can help you track everything that you have done to the car so that you do not forget. This will be helpful in the long run if you need a repair or if you want to sell the car.

  2. Plan your mods. Modifying your car can cost money and therefore you need to plan them out. One mod could require another mod and you need to be prepared for that. For example, if you put an exhaust on a car, you will need a tune. If you do not plan accordingly, you could severely damage your car or yourself and incur extra costs.

  3. Pay attention to your brakes. This is important because as you make your car’s performance faster, you will need to be sure that you have brakes installed that can handle the speed. You may also want to consider replacing your brake pads to assist with the speed regulation.

  4. Budget. Modifying your car can be a big expense if you do it right. You will want to be sure that you have enough funding to complete one mod before moving on to another. Sometimes it may take you several months to a year to save up money to purchase parts. Or perhaps you purchase parts over time. Whatever you do, make sure that you do research before installing any parts on your car. It would be detrimental to install a part and then find out that you need a tune.

  5. Technical know-how and tools. Modifying your car can be a risk as it means you are cancelling your car warranty. Often times this deters people from making the mods that they want on their car. Don’t let this deter you if you are determined to make your car modified to your specifications. All you have to do is have technical knowledge of the inner workings of a car engine and its parts. In addition, be sure that you have the proper tools to complete the mod. There are many forums and youtube videos that can assist you with this.