Auto Racing : Cars & Vehicles
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 smoke from an exhaust means burning oil.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty 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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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,
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
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