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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.

How to Install Mopar Big Block Headers

Replacing the original cast manifolds on a Mopar's big block engine is one of the most common and popular ways to help the motor produce more horsepower and torque. Stock manifolds are relatively restrictive whereas tubular headers evacuate spent exhaust gases much more effectively, allowing the mot

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 Increase Power in a Mazda B3000

First available to the North American market in 1995, the B3000 is a compact pickup produced by Mazda. Built alongside its long running stablemate Ford Ranger, the two vehicles share many common elements and nearly identical engines. The B3000 is offered with a choice of available engines, each with

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

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

How Do I Fit a Sports Filter to a KIA Rio?

Attaching a cold air intake onto a Kia Rio will help acceleration and engine temperature by providing fresh and cool air to a hot engine. When it comes to a correct fitting of a cold air intake onto the Rio, it is important to buy the correct parts. An installation can be done in a matter of minutes

How to Supertune a Chevy for Horsepower

Modding, tuning, upgrading or supertuning a Chevy are all ways of describing the process of adding aftermarket parts to a Chevy in order to increase the overall performance of the vehicle. Regardless of the name given to the process, upgrading a Chevy to improve horsepower output can be accomplishe

Blue Exhaust Tips

Blue smoke from an exhaust means burning oil.Jupiterimages/ ImagesIt is not uncommon for a older car to begin having some blue smoke occasionally come out of the exhaust system. If the color is truly blue, then odds are the problem is oil is being burned in the engine and...

How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 99 Grand Prix

The 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix has the ability to tow a small trailer, but you cannot do so without the installation of a trailer hitch. The 1999 Grand Prix is a mid-sized, powered by a transverse-mounted V-6 engine at the front wheels. A trailer hitch can be installed using existing factory holes in t

About Eco-Friendly Car Headlight Designs

Fans of eco-friendly cars know that energy conservation involves more than the use of green fuels. Increasingly, car buyers are taking a shine to alternative lighting to reduce waste. Because headlights consume valuable energy, many innovative car designs are incorporating power-saving headlamps. As

How to Design Your Car Online

When faced with the task of purchasing a new car, it can be a little overwhelming. You may think you know what you want in your new car until you walk onto the car lot and you are faced with hundreds of other options. The salesman in your ear can even add to the confusion already going on in your mi

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...

Auto Spoiler Installation

An auto spoiler is a part designed with aerodynamic features to give a vehicle enhanced traction as well as greater speed. Information on spoiler installation can help a car owner bring these benefits to their vehicle.

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