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7 Best Modifications for Your Vehicle

7 Best Modifications for Your Vehicle

July 19, 2016





A look at 7 affordable and effective performance and visual modifications for your ride
Whether it’s more speed and power, more sound, better handling, or improved looks that convey a driver’s individuality, vehicle modification is gaining popularity, and lies at the heart of a billion-dollar industry that’s popular around the globe. Countless manufacturers have joined the aftermarket parts scene, giving shoppers nearly infinite options to customize their car, truck, wagon or crossover.

With an arsenal of upgrade parts available from mild to wild, eBay is the go-to source for aftermarket upgrades for shoppers around the world. Below, we’ll look at some popular upgrade mods for your ride, which create a big impact for a minimal price.





Cold Air Intake


From the factory, most vehicle engines inhale fresh air through a relatively restrictive intake system and filter that’s designed primarily to meet certain cost targets while keeping engine noise to a minimum. Enthusiast drivers know that replacing the restrictive factory air intake is an effective, low-cost way to generate more power, a more pleasing sound, and even to reduce ongoing maintenance costs, with the use of a reusable air filter element.

A quality air intake system is designed to fit your specific ride, and can typically be installed with simple hand tools in a matter of minutes. The result? A markedly more powerful sound at full throttle, an increase in power output, and even an improvement in fuel economy, in many cases.





Wheels



Wheels are the only visible part of your vehicle that moves, and selecting the right set for your ride can make a powerful visual enhancement, while improving your ride’s stance, handling and individuality. Whether you drive a 4x4, a sports coupe, or a family crossover, a set of upgraded wheels makes a quick and powerful upgrade. Look for a wide range of colors and styles, including lightweight performance wheels which improve handling and save fuel, and wheels with removable colored inserts that let you change up the look of your ride, on the fly.






Tires

Wrap your new wheels with a set of tires that matches your specific needs, tastes or lifestyle—with sport tires, all-terrain tires, winter tires, and numerous specialty tires all available in abundance. Whether you need a quality winter tire for use in a Northern climate, a set of affordable track-day tires for weekend racing, or a set of grabby mud-tires for off-road adventures, you’ll find plenty of options available.

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Exhaust System


A vehicle’s exhaust system is its voice and personality, and the right exhaust system can leave a powerful, pleasing and head-turning sound in its wake. Whether you’re after a simple muffler upgrade for a subtle increase in sound and power, a cat-back kit for added tonal richness and performance, or a complete exhaust system upgrade with headers, high-flow catalytic converters and performance-tuned mufflers, the options are nearly limitless. Shoppers can mix and match the header(s), cat-back system and muffler(s) that meet their precise demands. Custom exhaust systems work great with a cold air intake system to drastically improve the power and sound signature of a ride, too. Numerous direct bolt-on options are available, making installation cheap and easy.




Brakes



Effectively upgrading your ride’s braking system is affordable and easy: just pick the right rotor and pad combination for the machine you drive, and the way you drive it. Numerous eBay stores sell brake pads in various grades, from street to sport to track. Rotors are available in low-cost solid form, as well as numerous configurations that utilize slotting, drilling or both to maximize stopping power, consistency and durability in hard driving. Whether you drive a pickup, a sports car or a family sedan, upgraded brake pads and rotors make your ride safer and more confidence-inspiring.

And remember: upgraded brakes are just plain smart if you’ll be increasing the performance of your ride’s engine with intake and exhaust parts. Specialty brake components, including high-performance calipers, fluids and brake lines are also available.








Suspension


Suspension modifications cover a wide spectrum of needs, goals and budgets. Whether it’s a simple set of drop-springs to lower a vehicle’s stance, a sway-bar kit to sharpen up handling, a full set of race-ready coilovers, or a trail-ready lift-kit, options are abundant when it comes to creating an ideal suspension setup for your ride. Specialty options are also available—including adjustable shock absorbers, camber kits, air suspension kits for show-cars, and more. Your mechanic can help with quality installation of a few components, or a whole suspension system, which will tailor your machine’s ride and handling to your precise tastes. Consider combining a suspension and wheel and tire upgrade package for maximum effect.




Chrome



Automotive styling trends come and go, but over the decades, chrome has remained timeless. Whether you’re after subtle chrome garnish for your sedan’s grille or door-handles, chrome truck accessories like step-bars and taillight accents, or a full-out show-car chrome accent kit, you’ll find no shortage of creative options designed to let you express yourself. Durable, easily installed and highly distinctive, even a touch of chrome will give your ride added presence as it rolls down the road.

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Automotive styling trends come and go, but over the decades, chrome has remained timeless. Whether you’re after subtle chrome garnish for your sedan’s grille or door-handles, chrome truck accessories like step-bars and taillight accents, or a full-out show-car chrome accent kit, you’ll find no shortage of creative options designed to let you express yourself. Durable, easily installed and highly distinctive, even a touch of chrome will give your ride added presence as it rolls down the road.
I think in the 2010's the chrome "bling" look has become less of a trend. Black, granite and gunmetal rims have become more popular over the last few years. I will be going for a very anti-chrome look for my Nitro.
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