By David Vespremi

ISBN-10: 0764571427

ISBN-13: 9780764571428

So that you are looking to flip your Yugo right into a Viper? Sorry - you wish a professional magician. but when you need to flip your sedate sedan right into a suggest laptop or your used motor vehicle lot deal right into a robust, purring set of wheels, you may have come to the proper position. motor vehicle Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you turbo-charged up approximately enhancing your motor vehicle and consultant you easily via: * determining a automobile to mod * contemplating warranties, criminal, and questions of safety * Hacking the eu (Engine keep watch over Unit) to regulate performance-enhancing elements like gas injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and extra * changing your european with a plug and play procedure equivalent to the APEXi energy FC or the AEM EMS procedure * placing at the brakes (the quicker you pass, the quicker you have to to forestall) * constructing your vehicle for larger dealing with and cornering Written via David Vespremi, automobile professional, common visitor on nationwide car-related television indicates, tune using teacher and self-proclaimed modder, vehicle Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you into the eu and below the hood and offers you the keys to: * picking out new wheels, together with every little thing from the fundamentals to dubs and spinners * placing your motor vehicle on a vitamin, simply because lighter capability speedier * simple energy bolt-ons and dearer energy adders * fitting roll bars and cages to reinforce defense * including aero components, together with entrance "chin" spoilers, actual spoilers, facet skirts, and canards * Detailing, right down to the easiest cleaners and waxes and cleansing below the hood * utilizing OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting * Getting suggestion from basic websites and particular message forums and boards to your car's make or version, no matter if it is a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster even if you must compete at drag strips or on highway classes or just speed up speedier on an interstate ramp, a good way to increase your car's functionality, motor vehicle Hacks & Mods for Dummies is simply the enhance you would like.

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A car with one or more under-inflated tires will behave very differently than a car with properly inflated tires, regardless of how carefully the suspension and brakes have been dialed in. The same is true for a car that is even slightly out of alignment, or one riding on cold tires or brake pads (especially performance brake pads or tire compounds that need to be brought up to operating temperature before they are ready to perform their best). Each of these cars will feel 100 percent fine in normal use — but push them a bit, as in an emergency braking and/or cornering maneuver, and they will react very differently from what the driver is expecting, catching the driver off guard when he or she most needs the car to follow his or her inputs.

However, just because something can be done doesn’t always mean it should. Modifying a car means learning to frame your expectations of what your car can and cannot reasonably be expected to do. Every car, to a greater or lesser extent, is over-engineered from the factory to perform better than it actually does when it is released for public consumption. S. S. Performance levels are often adjusted to attain these figures. TLFeBOOK 20 Part I: Owning a Performance Car The million-dollar question is whether your own car is over-engineered by 2 percent, 20 percent, or 200 percent.

TLFeBOOK 10 Part I: Owning a Performance Car Just as these blanket statements cannot be relied on as gospel — after all, changing the windshield wiper blades can’t cause the transmission to break — neither can you assume that both the law and your warranty allow you to do whatever you want to your car. The purpose of this section is not to provide a legal dissertation, but to offer an introduction to the regulatory bodies and commercial entities that have an interest in what you do to make your car different from the way it was when you drove it back from the dealership with that new-car smell still wafting through the cabin.

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