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What Is a Cold Intake?

A cold-air intake is an aftermarket upgrade for car engines. These intakes replace the stock intake of the car and provide horsepower gains. Cold air carries more oxygen, which in results in stronger combustion and horsepower, according to AEM.

Installation of a Flowmaster

The Flowmaster is an aftermarket muffler that you are able to install on your car or truck. This type of muffler is designed to increase the power and performance of your engine. This is done by allowing more air to come out of the exhaust, which results in the engine running cooler and more efficie

Instructions to Install a Cold Air Intake CFO RSX

Like most cars, the Acura RSX has its air-intake system installed up on the top part of the fender. The air it takes in is hot and restricts the car's ability to generate power. Replacing the stock system with a cold air intake will help you get more power and better mileage from your RSX. A cold ai

How to Install a Winch in a Pickup Truck

Installing a winch on your pickup truck is the most effective method of protecting yourself from getting stuck. When you're back in the woods, miles from civilization, your winch can save you from a long walk home. The installation process for a winch will vary according to winch and vehicle manufac

Borosilicate Vs. Tempered Glass

Different types of specialized glass have unique properties that are desired in different situations. Borosilicate glass is very crack-resistant glass that is perhaps most commonly found in laboratory glassware. Tempered glass is glass that has been treated to make it stronger and safer; it is quite

Saleen Oval Exhaust Tips

Saleen is one of the best known customizers and builders of high-performance Mustangs. The company sells a wide variety of performance parts to make your Mustang faster, from suspension kits that improve the handling to exhaust systems that unleash more power. Saleen also works with Ford to produce

East Texas Classic Car Shows

Classic car shows have faithful followings.Triuph - Classic Car image by Snow Queen from Fotolia.comEast Texas, which includes major cities such as Houston and Fort Worth, is home to many classic car shows. While there are smaller local car shows throughout the area, a few larger, more...

How to Restore Black Plastic Fender Flares

Black plastic fender flares have been used on a variety of vehicles over the years, including the Jeep Wrangler and an early version of the iconic Volkswagen GTI "hot hatch." Over time, though, plastic flares see their fair share of abuse and can become faded, dull and even scratched. Luckily, remov

Ford Focus Exhaust Tips

Dump your stock exhaust system and muffler for better power and economy.exhaust pipe image by A74.FR Ben Fontaine from Fotolia.comIntroduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1998, the Focus was Ford's Hail Mary play for dominance in the popular sport compact and hot hatchback market. Over the...

Chevy HHR Exhaust Tips

Polished exhaust tips can give a performance look to the, detailed, tailpipe image by Rina from Fotolia.comExhaust tips attach to the end of the Chevy HHR's tailpipe. Although they do not affect the performance of the vehicle, the tips do add a sporty look. To find the tip that...

Body Kits & Ground Effects

Buying a car these days doesn't necessarily mean you have to be stuck with the same car for the rest of its life. An aftermarket body kit or ground effects can dramatically change your car's appearance. The best part about the kit and the effects is you can add or leave off anything that you don't l

Ways to Customize a Car

TrekphilerYour car is your baby, and you want to make it stand out from the crowd. After all, it's an extension of your personality. Don't you want to show it off to the world? The best part about customizing your car is that you can be as mild or as wild as you'd like. Also, you never...

How to Compare Cold Air Intake Brands

The easiest way to increase horsepower in your vehicle is to increase the speed that air comes in or goes out of the engine. One way to do this is to buy a cold-air intake (CAI), which is designed to take more air into the engine, as well as take in colder air from outside of the engine bay. There a

Lifter Differences on a Buick 455

The Buick 455 lifter valley can be modified to improve horsepower.Classic sports car interior image by itsallgood from Fotolia.comMuscle cars are small cars with big engines. The Buick 455 is one such muscle car built between 1970 and 1974. Between 1970 and 1971, the Buick 455 was adapted...

How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Cadillac SRX

The Cadillac SRX is described by its manufacturer as a "luxury crossover vehicle," meaning it is built in the style of an SUV, but on a car platform. The SRX has been made by General Motors since 2004. The 4.6-liter model is fitted with a Northstar V-8 engine and is available with four-wheel drive,

How to Upgrade a 1999 Mustang V6

Performance vehicles such as the Ford Mustang typically enjoy a wide array of performance-enhancing aftermarket upgrades. The sheer number of available upgrades can be overwhelming, making it difficult to even know where to start. However, there are a few specific performance upgrades for 1999 V-6 M

How to Install a Jeep Wrangler Body Lift Kit

If you need to install larger rims and tires on your Jeep Wrangler but do not want to do a complete suspension lift kit, you can install a body lift. As its name implies, a body lift only lifts the body of the vehicle, leaving the stock suspension intact. The factory ride and handling will still rem

DIY: Cool Air Intake

Your car's engine creates combustion in its cylinders by ingesting a finely tuned mixture of gasoline and air, which is then ignited by a well timed spark from your spark plugs. One of the simplest ways to increase power and combustion efficiency is to add a cold air intake system to your vehicle. C

How to Build a Miniature Solar Car

Solar power is generated by converting sunlight into electricity. Energy from photons is used to heat steam that turns a generator, or, in the case of solar panels, impart energy to electrons. Because of the almost endless supply of solar energy, solar power has often been hailed as the most sustain

How to Install Diesel Chips

Diesel engines are fairly unique in the automotive world in that creating more power is only a matter of adding more fuel. Unlike gasoline engines (where air is the limiting reactant), diesel engines typically have a surplus of air supply and are limited only by the amount of fuel present in the cyl