For those who love cars and all things automotive, many want maximum performance out of their engines. High-performance parts are the answer. In this blog, we’ll discuss the necessary hardware that can bring the most out of your vehicle.
Aftermarket and Free Flow Exhaust Systems
A good place to start would be replacing your stock muffler with what’s known as an aftermarket or free-flow exhaust system. By improving exhaust efficiency, you can improve your overall engine power and flow. Replacing your stock exhaust will also reduce noise in your cabin, and depending on the model, can reduce environmental harm as many aftermarket exhaust systems comply with international emissions standards.
Cold Air Intake Kits and High Flow Air Filters
To get that extra horsepower and torque, obtain a cold air intake kit or high-flow air filter. Your stock air intake tubes can block some air going into the intake manifold, hampering performance. By increasing airflow and reducing the temperature, you’ll give your engine a speed boost and make it more fuel-efficient.
Should you install a better air intake kit, give serious consideration to tuning or replacing your engine control unit (ECU). If you want to avoid canceling the manufacturer’s warranty, a piggyback ECU can help out. Such a part usually plugs into the vehicle OBD port and can fool the main vehicle ECU by giving the sensors false signals. This method encourages your stock ECU to adjust, enabling better overall vehicle performance.
Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Another part you could replace is the stock cylinder heads with high-performance ones. Most high-grade heads are made of aluminum, therefore lighter and better able to dissipate heat, which keeps your engine cooler.
Iridium Spark Plugs
For better long-term engine performance, replacing your spark plugs with iridium ones will help out. Such plugs will last much longer than standard ones, ensuring your engine will not be hampered for a long time to come.
Replacing your OEM crankshafts with lighter performance ones will make your engine rev quicker. Reducing weight in this way will allow for quicker acceleration.
Better Braking Systems
More speed means more power is needed to come to a complete stop or slow down for corners. Replacing your brake lines, rotors, and pads will give the stopping power your vehicle needs. To do this, you’ll need braided brake lines, bigger brake rotors, and high-performance pads to get the job done.
Chassis Bracing and Sway Bars
Speaking of taking corners, installing chassis bracing and a stiffer sway bar will help. The performance sway bar will reduce the risk of oversteering for rear-wheel drive and help reduce understeering in front-wheel drive. The chassis bracing can be installed underneath the hood onto the suspension mounting or underneath the vehicle to make turning corners tauter and still.
Stiffer and Lower Suspension Systems
To increase handling, even more, a stiffer and lower suspension is the way to go. You can either completely replace your suspension system for better performance or replace the springs themselves if you want to save some money.
Medium and Hard Compound Tires
A crucial performance part some might overlook is the tire. To ensure most of your enhanced engine power transfers to the road, consider getting medium or hard compound tires for the best results.
Right Parts for Higher Performance In conclusion, by obtaining the right parts, even though expensive, your vehicle will get a serious performance boost in the long run.