Car Modifications an A to Z – Modifications Made Simple
A – Alloy Wheels: Often made from Magnesium or Aluminum. Alloys have less weight in comparison to standard wheels and can improve acceleration and stopping. They look pretty cool as well.
B – Body Kit: A modification made to the exterior of your vehicle, including side skirts, bonnet scoop, front and rear bumpers.
C- Cold Air intake: Aftermarket cold air intake is usually fitted to allow cool air into the cars internal-combustion engine.
D- Donor engine: removing the vehicles original engine and replacing it with one from another vehicle.
E- Exhaust Upgrades: Creates more power to the vehicle and can improve the running of the engine.
F- Fenders: Usually located on front and rear wheels. Its main functionality is to prevent the body of the car being damaged from any debris or liquid from the road.
G- Gear Modifications: Changing your Gear Shift Knob may compliment the interior of your vehicle, but will add little change to its performance.
H- High Performance Brakes: Usually has a good friction level and pedal feel, also increases braking performance.
I – Induction kits: An air filter that can also increase the volume of the air intake of your vehicle.
J – Just can’t stop Modifying: When you can’t get enough of making those special changes to your vehicle.
K – Knock Sensor: A sensor that monitors the engines performance.
L – Lowering Kits: Lowering your vehicle can enhance handling performance and is often done to improve the body of your car.
M – Mapping (Re mapping) – Also known as ‘Chipping’ involves adjusting your Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to override the original factory setting of the vehicle.
N – NOS: Also known as Nitrous Oxide System, NOS allows the engine to burn more fuel and boosts the horsepower.
O – Oh Wow!: The kind of response you get when others see your Modified vehicle.
P – Port Head: Port and polishing helps the engine to produce more power. It helps to reduce the amount of work the engine has to do when the engine intakes the fuel and air mix and then getting rid of the exhaust gases.
Q – Quality Race Seats & Harnesses: Replacing your seats adds a sleek appears to the interior of the vehicle but can also protect the driver in an event of an accident.
R – Roll Cage: A Specially constructed frame which is either built in or around the vehicle, this protects the driver in an event of a road traffic accident.
S – Suspension Modifications: Suspension Pads, Shock Absorbers, Spring Rating (to name a few).
T – Turbocharger: Increases the engines efficiency, performance and power of your vehicle.
U – Upgraded Brake Discs: Allows for more accurate braking and improves stopping power.
V – Vortex Generator: Usually found on wing surfaces, this can disturb the airflow running over the bodywork of the vehicle.
W – Window Tint: Some people choose to do this to enhance the appearance of their vehicle, however window tinting also block UV rays.
X- E(X)haust – Okay we’ve cheated a bit there, but you get the point ?
Y – Wh(Y) – Why do it? Because you can and it makes your vehicle that little bit more special.
Z – We’ve been wracking our brains trying to think of one, think you can out smart us? Please do let us know! (Could be – Zzzzzz, the need for sleep after all the work to make your car bespoke, just the way you like it)
P.S. Thanks to Terry for allowing us to use a picture of his vehicle ?