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||AFTERMARKET PAINTABLE FENDERS|
||Why buy aftermarket paintable fenders?|
Aftermarket paintable fenders are a good way to improve the look of your car and give it a unique look. Several different styles are available, and they should be painted to match the color of your car.
Do aftermarket paintable fenders come in pairs?
Yes, aftermarket paintable fenders come in pairs unless noted otherwise.
What are most aftermarket paintable fenders made of?
Most aftermarket paintable fenders are manufactured in fiberglass.
How do you install aftermarket paintable fenders?
To install aftermarket paintable fenders you simply remove the factory fenders and install the replaceable fenders. You will be using the factory fender's hardware to install the new aftermarket paintable fenders.
||AFTERMARKET PAINTABLE HOODS|
||Why buy an aftermarket paintable hood?|
Aftermarket paintable hoods are a good way to improve the look of your car and give it a unique look. Several different styles are available, and they should be painted to match the color of your car.
Can aftermarket paintable hoods help your vehicles performance at all?
Most aftermarket paintable hoods are manufactured out of a lightweight material, such as fiberglass, which will help decrease weight and therefore it will increase performance and make acceleration and braking faster.
What are most aftermarket paintable hoods made of?
Most aftermarket paintable hoods are manufactured in fiberglass.
How do you install an aftermarket paintable hood?
Paintable hoods are usually the factory fit, which means you would have to unbolt your factory hood and replacing it with the new hood.
||AFTERMARKET PAINTABLE WINGS|
Why buy an aftermarket paintable wing?
Aftermarket paintable wings are a great accessory that gives your car a custom, sporty appearance. They also have a very specific role in aerodynamics.
Is there a difference between a wing and a spoiler?
No, both terms mean the same. However, you can choose to call them either wing or spoiler.
Can aftermarket paintable spoilers help your vehicles performance at all?
Yes, the wing/spoiler defuse airflow over the top half of the car and at the trailing edge of the wing. The wing/spoiler can keep airflow from tumbling and creating a swirling vortex behind the car. This is important when dealing with drag and lift.
What are most aftermarket paintable spoilers made of?
Most aftermarket paintable wings/spoilers are manufactured in light weight material such as fiberglass or polyurethane.
How do you install an aftermarket paintable wing? Are they universal, or made specifically to fit certain vehicles?
Wings/spoilers are either bolted onto your trunk or attached to your trunk using industrial strength double sided tape. There are many different universal wings that will fit any car; there are also many car-specific wings that are made specifically to fit a certain car. If you order a universal wing, make sure it will fit by measuring the dimensions of your trunk and the base of the wing.
Do aluminum wings offer any performance benefit? Why purchase one?
Aluminum wings are a great accessory that gives your car a custom, sporty appearance. They also have a very specific role in aerodynamics.
How do you install an aluminum wing?
Aluminum wings need to be bolted onto the trunk of the car. Installing the aluminum wing will involve drilling holes on the trunk of the car, and then bolting the wing securely to the trunk.
||How do you install an aftermarket antenna? Why purchase one?|
To install an aftermarket antenna, the factory antenna has to be removed and replaced with the new fashionable antenna. Most are available in polished aluminum, colors, plain or whatever your choice of different graphics. Some vehicles may need antenna adapters to fit properly. Buying a new antenna is a good way to customize your car.
||What exactly is a body kit? Why buy a body kit?|
A body kit is a collection of parts that modifies the appearance of the car. Most body kits modify the look of the front bumper, rear bumper, and the side skirts on a car. Most bumpers that are included in body kits replace the factory bumper; however, there are some bumpers that go over the factory bumper. Body kits tend to make a car look lowered. Body kits make the biggest impact on the appearance of a car.
Are body kits and ground effects the same thing?
Yes. Ground effects, body kits, spoiler kits, bumper kits and aerodynamics are all terms that mean the exact same thing. People choose to call them by different names.
What do all body kits come with?
Full body kits generally include the front bumper, the side skirts, and the rear bumper.
What is the difference between fiberglass and poly-urethane body kits?
The difference between fiberglass and poly-urethane body kits is that they are made from different composite materials. Poly-urethane and fiberglass have both positive and negative qualities. Urethane is a rubber-type material that is very flexible and durable. However, it is more expensive than fiberglass. Fiberglass body kits in general are less flexible than urethane body kits (although this definitely depends on the manufacturer), but are more resistant to extreme weather conditions. Also, paint adheres very well to fiberglass, so there likely will not be paint problems with fiberglass.
How do you install a body kit?
If you have never installed a body kit, it is recommended that the body kit is taken to a body shop to be installed.
||What do canards do? |
Canards are designed to provide down force on the front end of the car. Canards add drag to the car but help keep the front of the car planted when higher speeds are reached. Canards are usually made of plastic, carbon fiber or fiberglass and are relatively inexpensive.
How do you install canards?
Canards are installed onto your existing bumper and are attached by double sided tape or using self-tapping screws on the bottom side. If you are not sure on how to install them it is best to take them to a body shop.
||CARBON FIBER FENDERS|
||Why buy carbon fiber fenders?|
Carbon fiber fenders are if you are looking for a lightweight alternative from your steel fender or if you just want that custom race look.
Do carbon fiber fenders come in a set of 2?
Carbon fiber fenders normally come in sets of 2 unless otherwise noted.
How do you install carbon fiber fenders?
Carbon fiber fenders are usually factory fit which means that all you would do is un-bolt your factory fenders and replace them with the carbon fiber fenders. Little to no modification is needed to get these to fit properly.
||CARBON FIBER HOODS|
||Why buy a carbon fiber hood?|
Carbon fiber hoods give cars a custom race look that is very popular. Carbon fiber hoods come with a clear gel-coat that lets you see the weave of the carbon fiber and so that you don't have to paint your hood. Also, carbon fiber hoods are almost always lighter than factory hoods, so they can help you improve performance. Another option is for carbon fiber hoods are vented carbon hoods because they relieve your engine of trapped heat, are lighter weight than factory hoods, and give your car a race car appearance.
How do you install a carbon fiber hood?
Carbon fiber hoods are usually factory fit which means un-bolting your factory hood and replacing it with the lightweight hood. Little to no modification is needed to get these to fit properly, and they often come with the factory metal latches for an easy installation. Hood pins are recommended for use with all carbon fiber hoods.
Do you have to buy hood pins if you buy a carbon fiber hood?
Hood pins are not necessary when buying a carbon fiber hood if it comes with a factory metal latch. It is recommend that hood pins are installed as a safety precaution. If the carbon fiber hood does not come with a latch, hood pins are mandatory to be able to close your hood.
||CARBON FIBER WINGS|
||Why buy a carbon fiber wing?|
Carbon fiber wings are a great accessory designed to customize the appearance of your car. Carbon products give your car a modern race look. They also have a very specific role in aerodynamics. Carbon wings defuse airflow over the top half of the car and at the trailing edge of the wing. The wing can keep airflow from tumbling and creating a swirling vortex behind the car. This is important when dealing with drag and lift.
How do you install a carbon fiber wing?
Carbon wings are usually mounted on raised pedestals that need to be bolted onto the trunk of the car. Holes are supposed to be drilled onto the trunk to place the pedestals.
Do carbon fiber wings fit on every vehicle?
Some carbon fiber wings are made for specific cars; however they are universal. When buying a carbon fiber wing, it is recommended that measurements are made of the cars trunk to make sure that the wing will fit correctly on the trunk of the car.
||CUSTOM FIT COVERS|
||What does a custom fit cover do? Why buy a custom fit cover?|
Custom fit covers are car covers that are made specifically to fit your car. A car cover is great to have because it protects your car from harsh outdoor conditions and protects it from indoor conditions such as dust or paint dings.
How do you install a custom fit cover?
Custom fit car covers are placed over the car securely and attached on the bottom using rope or string.
||What are eyebrows? Why buy eyebrows?|
Eyebrows are a way to customize the headlight area of a car. Eyebrows add an aggressive look and alter the look of the headlights. They are normally available in paintable or carbon fiber finish.
Do eyebrows come in pairs?
They normally come in pairs unless otherwise.
How do you install eyebrows?
They are installed using double-sided tape.
||FRONT END MASKS|
||What is a front end mask? Why buy a front end mask?|
Front end masks are designed to protect your car against harsh outdoor conditions and to protect your paint from dents. If you want to protect the front end of your car from rocks, and other road debris, a front end mask would be perfect.
How do you install a front end mask?
Front end masks are installed over your car's front bumper and hood securely, and attached on the fender and bottom area of your car using clasps to lock it into place.
||Why buy a fuel door?|
If you want a unique look inspired by modern race cars then these smooth, custom-fit fuel doors are great.
How do you install a fuel door?
Fuel doors are car-specific, and are a direct bolt-on installation with no cutting or drilling required.
||Why buy metal fenders?|
Get a custom style to your car without installation headaches. Metal fenders have a factory fit and finish with no modifications required during installation.
Do metal fenders come in pairs?
Metal fenders come in pairs unless noted otherwise.
How do you install metal fenders?
Metal fenders are factory fit and finish, which means you, would have to unbolt your factory fenders and replace them with the new metal fenders. No modification is needed to get these to fit properly.
||Why buy mirrors?|
Buying aftermarket mirrors is a good way to customize the look of your car and improve its aerodynamic performance.
What different types of aftermarket mirrors are available?
Aftermarket mirrors are available in different materials, including FRP plastic, carbon fiber and fiberglass. Different styles are available such as D1 style, F1 style and M3 styles. You also have an option to get the mirrors manual or electric, and get them with or without LED turn signals built in.
Is there an option between power and manual? Can I put power mirrors on a car that comes with manual mirrors?
Every set of mirrors we sell is either manual or power, the description normally states if they are manual or power. You can install power mirrors on a car that has manual mirrors. Wiring will need to be done to your factory wiring harness from the new electric mirrors in order to get them to function properly.
How do you install mirrors?
Mirrors are installed with basic hand tools. Removal of the factory mirrors is required to install the new mirrors.
||REAR WINDOW DEFLECTORS|
||What is a rear window deflector? Why buy one?|
Rear window deflectors are designed to keep the rear window of the car clear of road grime. They are available in clear, smoke and sometimes carbon fiber.
How do you install a rear window deflector?
Minor drilling required for the installation, but deflectors come with the installation instructions and hardware.
||What are scoops? Why buy a scoop?|
Scoops are styling components that are used to attach to the factory hood or body panels of the car. They add a custom race look to your car that sets your car apart from the crowd. Scoops fit on any car and offer an alternative to buying an entire aftermarket hood.
What different types of scoops are there?
Scoops come in many different styles and our made of many different materials including: Carbon fiber, fiberglass, and plastic.
How do you install a scoop?
Installation of a scoop depends on your preference. You can mold the scoop onto the section of the car to make it look like it's part of the car, or you can simply adhere it without doing any body work for a quick and easy installation.
||Why buy mud flaps?|
Mud flaps protect your car from road debris kicking up into your paint job.
How do you install mud flaps?
Most mud flaps are easy to install without any cutting or trimming and include the hardware.
||SIDE WINDOW DEFLECTORS|
||What are side window deflectors? Why buy side window deflectors?|
Window deflectors move air around the side windows, taking stale air out of the car while increasing the effectiveness of the heater or air conditioner. The interior will also be protected from any debris that might come in the car while the windows are open.
How do you install side window deflectors?
Window deflectors are installed using 3M double-sided adhesive tape and not tools are needed.
||Why buy a steel hood?|
There are a great variety of steel hoods available, you can choose to give your car a bulky look, or a sleek custom look, or any other look in between. Steel hoods use factory hardware and are usually factory fit and finish. Unlike fiberglass or carbon hoods, steel hoods do not need hood pins and will stay on the car at any speed.
How do you install a steel hood?
Steel hoods are attached the same way the factory hood is. There are four bolts that hold the factory hood together on hinges, and once those are removed the new hood is installed using the same four bolts.
||What are vertical doors? Why buy vertical doors?|
Vertical door kits include hinges that allow the doors to open up vertically. With a vertical door kit, your car or truck will stand out from the crowd.
Are vertical doors the same as lambo doors?
Lambo doors and vertical doors are two names for the exact same thing. Some choose to call them by either name.
Do lambo doors fit every vehicle?
There are car-specific vertical doors that are made to easily bolt on to the car and there are also universal lambo doors that are made to fit any car or truck. Professional installation is recommended.
What is included with a lambo door kit?
Lambo doors come with the needed hardware and hinges to bolt or weld onto the car. Different brands have different mechanisms for opening the door, but all include a shock that holds up the weight of the door.
||What is a gauge face? Why buy a gauge face?|
Gauge faces overlay onto your factory instrument panel. Gauge faces are an excellent way to add that custom touch to the interior of your car.
How do you install a gauge face?
Gauge faces should be installed by professionals because the removal and placement over the factory gauge is needed.
||What is a gauge pod? Why buy a gauge pod?|
A gauge pod is for housing your gauges in your car and gives it a sporty
How do you install a gauge pod?
Gauge pods include hardware and can be attached either to the a-pillar post of the car or they can be mounted sometimes gauge pods are mounted onto flat surfaces as well and attach using the included hardware, depending on the style of the gauge pod. Normal hand tools are required and installation can be completed in minutes.
||Why buy gauges?|
The main gauges that help you monitor the health of any high-performance engine would be the basic gauges, such oil pressure, oil temperature and coolant temperature.
What are the different types of gauges available?
There are dozens of gauges available which monitor all types of engine performance. Some common ones are air/fuel ratio, oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temperature; exhaust temperature, fuel pressure and nitrous pressure gauges.
Do gauges work on any vehicle?
Gauges are universal and can be mounted any where and in any car. Gauge pods are usually used to house these aftermarket gauges within your vehicle.
How do you install gauges?
Some gauges are electrical and others are mechanical. Electrical gauges use sensors that have to be installed; mechanical gauges rely on hoses for feedback. All gauges must be wired up for lighting within your car.
||What is a hub adapter? Why buy a hub adapter?|
Hub adapters are needed when installing aftermarket steering wheels. You cannot install an aftermarket steering wheel without buying a hub adapter. Hubs are also used to space the steering wheel closer to the driver in some cases.
Does any hub adapter work for any steering wheel? If not, how do you know what hub adapter you need to make any given steering wheel fit?
Different aftermarket steering wheels use different mounting bolt patterns, so you have to get a hub that has a bolt pattern that goes with the steering wheel you want to use. Make sure the hub and your steering wheel are compatible before purchasing. If there is a hub available for your vehicle, then an aftermarket steering wheel can be used with the same bolt pattern. If your car does not have a car-specific hub adapter then universal ones can be purchased.
How do you install a hub adapter?
An airbag is an explosive device and removal of the steering wheel involves working with it. This procedure should only be performed by a qualified mechanic. If your steering wheel does not have an airbag attached, the job is a lot easier. Your factory steering wheel comes off and the hub placed on your steering column. Once installed your new steering wheel mounts to the hub.
||What is a gauge bezel? Why buy a gauge bezel?|
Gauge bezels are overlays for your instrument cluster. Gauge bezels are a good way to add a custom touch to the interior of your sport compact car.
How do you install a gauge bezel?
You must remove the plastic surrounding the cluster of the car. Once removed, the gauge face simply lies over it and attaches with double-sided tape.
||Why buy racing seats?|
Racing seats weigh less than factory seats, and they improve the performance of the car. They also increase support and can generally withstand more impact than factory seats.
Do racing seats come in pairs?
Racing seats come individually unless noted that they come in pairs.
Do racing seats fit in any vehicle?
Racing seats are universal for all cars; however, each seat will need to latch to a seat rail, which is car specific. Make sure there is a rail available for your car before purchasing the racing seats.
How do you install racing seats?
There are two types of seats. The first is a side mount, which uses brackets that are installed to the floor and to the side of the seat. The second type is one that sits on top of rails and bolt in from the bottom. After purchasing needed parts, simply unbolt your factory rails and install the new ones
||Why buy pedals?|
Pedals add a good look to the car's interior, and provide the driver with functional features for shifting and acceleration.
How do you install pedals?
Pedals overlay on top of your factory pedals using clamps on the backside. Installation is done using basic hand tools and can be done in minutes
||RUBBER FLOOR MATS|
||Why buy rubber floor mats?|
Rubber floor mats provide the interior of the car with protection from rain, snow, mud and dirt.
||What are seat brackets? Why buy seat brackets?|
Seat brackets are used to mount your aftermarket racing seats to the floor of your car. When purchasing aftermarket seats, you will need a bracket to mount to the seat to your car
How do you install seat brackets?
Seat brackets are car specific and mount to the factory seat bracket holes. The installation can be done in minutes with simple hand tools.
||Why buy a shift knob?|
Shift knobs are to give your factory knob a unique style and look.
Do shift knobs fit every vehicle?
Yes, shift knobs are universal and fit any car.
How do you install a shift knob?
Universal shift knobs are screwed to attach to the factory shift lever. Car specific shift knobs will thread onto your factory shift lever.
||What are shifter bushings? Why buy shifter bushings?|
A shifter bushing kit is an easy and inexpensive way to improve your shifting. The factory rubber bushings get old and gather slop, and when replaced the shifts will no longer feel rubbery and will instead feel more direct and crisp
How do you install shifter bushings?
Shifter bushings are installed using all the stock mounting hardware. Remove your factory shifter and old bushings and install the new ones.
||Why buy a steering wheel?|
Nothing adds a more dramatic new look to your interior than a custom steering wheel.
Do you need to buy anything with the steering wheel to make sure it installs properly?
A car specific steering wheel hub will need to be purchased in order to get the steering wheel to fit properly. Most steering wheel manufacturers have matching hubs, so please make sure we have one available for your car before purchasing
How do you install a steering wheel?
A steering wheel is installation is a bolt-on procedure once the hub is installed. When your hub is installed there are screws in the center of the steering wheel that attach to the face of the hub. Screw down all the hardware and you will be good to go.
||CLEAR BUMPER LENSES|
||What do clear bumper lenses do? Why buy clear bumper lenses?|
Clear bumpers lenses are an alternative to the factory lenses on the car. Bumper lenses are lights that are on your front bumper, and they are separated from the headlights.
How do you install clear bumper lenses?
Clear lenses are a direct factory bolt-on which only requires the removal of the stock lenses and replacement of the new lenses.
||CLEAR CORNER LENSES|
||What do clear corner lenses do? Why buy clear corner lenses?|
Clear corner lenses are a nice alternative to your factory corner lenses. Corner lenses are generally the lights directly adjacent to your cars headlights. They come for specific cars.
How do you install clear corner lenses?
Clear lenses are a direct factory bolt-on which requires removal of the stock lenses and replacing them with the new corner enses.
||Why buy projector headlights?|
Projector headlights can really improve the appearance of the car and help improve driving visibility at night. The projector light itself also emits a brighter, more vibrant light than the factory headlights.
Are headlights sold in pairs?
Yes, the headlights are sold in pairs unless noted differently.
How do you install headlights?
Headlights are manufactured to exact factory specifications for easy installation, so simply remove the factory headlights and bolt in the new projectors. Basic hand tools are required for installation.
||Why buy headlight bulbs?|
Bulbs with a higher wattage will provide a brighter, more elegant look than the factory stock lights.
Do headlight bulbs come in pairs?
Yes, all headlight bulbs come in sets unless noted otherwise.
How do you know if any given headlight bulb will work for your vehicle?
Your factory bulbs are preset with identification numbers such as 9005, 9006, H1, H3, etc. When purchasing aftermarket bulbs make sure you buy the bulbs with the correct number.
How do you install headlight bulbs?
All aftermarket bulbs will replace the factory bulbs with no modifications and it requires no tools.
||What does a brake kit do? Why buy a brake kit?|
Aftermarket brake kits upgrade the factory front brakes by offering better stopping performance and better looks. Rear brake kits are also available but usually sold separate from the front. Aftermarket brake kits are a good way to improve the braking system.
What do all brake kits come with?
Aftermarket brake kits usually include rotors with larger diameters, stainless braided DOT approved front brake lines, a set of new performance brake pads, and front brake calipers and brackets.
How do you install a brake kit?
Complete removal of your factory brake setup is required, and the new kit is installed in its place. Factory rubber brake lines will need to be removed as well and replaced with the stainless braided lines.
||What do brake lines do? Why buy brake lines?|
Brake lines connect the master cylinder to the calipers. The brake lines contain brake fluid so the fluid can push against the caliper every time the brakes are pressed on, thereby stopping you. Old rubber brake lines expand under pressure, so that instead of the brake fluid pushing the caliper, the fluid stretches the brake line and reduces the maximum performance of the brakes by making your pedal feel spongy. New brake lines combat this problem giving you maximum braking performance and a nice tight pedal feel.
How do you install brake lines?
Brake lines are installed by removing your factory rubber line fittings. Once the factory rubber brake line is removed, replace it with the new brake lines. Brake fluid will need to be replaced and the system will need to be bled.
Do brake lines come in sets of 4?
Brake lines are sold in sets of two for the front, unless otherwise noted.
||BRAKE LIGHT COVERS|
||What do brake light covers do?|
Brake light covers go over your third brake light and are a great way to accessorize your car and give it a custom look.
How do you install a brake light cover?
Brake light covers overlay on top of factory third brake light and are installed using the factory holes without modification or drilling.
||What do brake pads do? Why buy brake pads?|
Brake pads are what slow your vehicle down by transforming speed into heat against the rotor. Aftermarket brake pads outperform stock in terms of stopping ability. Brake pads are a great way of giving a car more stopping power without spending too much money.
Do brake pads come in set of 4?
Unless otherwise noted, brake pads are sold in pairs.
How do you install brake pads?
Brake pads are the easiest component in the brake system to install. First the stock brake pads need to be removed out of the caliper before the new ones are installed. The brake system should be bled after installing brake pads.
||What are rotors?|
Rotors are the flat plates that provide friction for the brake pads to slow down the car. Some rotors have cooling fins between both faces. Replacing your factory rotors with aftermarket rotors will improve your braking power.
Do rotors come in sets of 4?
Rotors are sold individually, per side. Rotors should normally be replaced in sets of two; you should buy 4 rotors in all, 2 for the front, and 2 rotors for the rear.
How do you install rotors?
Rotors are installed by removing the entire brake assembly and caliper. Once removed, the factory rotor is taken off and the aftermarket rotor is installed. Everything is re-installed back together.
||What does an air breather do? Why purchase one?|
An air breather replaces the intake vent hose on the crankcase, which vents the spent gases inside your head out into the atmosphere instead of back into your intake track.
What makes an air breather different from an air filter?
An air filter is used to suck in air while an air breather is used to release spent gases.
How do you install an air breather?
Remove the hose on your crankcase and replace it with the breather. Most breathers come with a clamp already included.
||What does an air/fuel controller do? Why purchase one?|
An air and fuel controller is essentially a piggyback controller that allows you to interface with the factory ECU. The factory ECU remains in place and continues to handle all the engines functions, but an air/fuel controller relies on an altered signal to manipulate the ECU into changing the factory fuel and ignition maps. When you buy an intake, header, or exhaust or any combination, your cars factory air/fuel ratio will be thrown off. To get the most power out of your car an air/fuel controller should be used.
Do air/fuel controllers work on every vehicle?
An air/fuel controller will work for a car if the cars ECU have a mass air flow sensor (or manifold air pressure sensor), rpm, throttle position sensor and O2 sensor.
What other aftermarket products should one have on his/her vehicle in order to maximize the benefit of an air/fuel controller?
Having aftermarket performance modifications such as an intake, header, or exhaust would maximize the benefit of the fine-tuning that an air and fuel controller provides. Factory or aftermarket turbochargers where the boost is raised, more aggressive camshafts, and fuel injectors are other types of performance parts that would yield gains from being tuned with an air/fuel controller
What is involved in installing an air/fuel controller?
Air/fuel controllers are easy to wire and only hand tools are needed.
||AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION COOLER|
||What does an automatic transmission cooler do? Why purchase one?|
The hotter the transmission oil gets, the more damaging it can be for the transmission. During road racing, drag racing or uphill driving, the transmission is put through a lot of strain. Transmissions that are put through this type of strain regularly need to add extra protection for the transmission.
How do you install an automatic transmission cooler?
All coolers come with fittings for connections to either steel-braided or high-pressure lines. These lines are routed from the oil filter through the cooler into the engine and vice versa, this gives the oil a chance to cool down before returning back into the engine.
||BATTERY TIE DOWNS|
||What do battery tie downs do? Why purchase one?|
Under extreme driving conditions you need to keep things bolted down where they belong. This is exactly what battery tie downs are designed to do. Additionally, they look better than your factory one.
How do you install battery tie downs?
Simply unscrew your factory one and replace it with the new one. Battery tie downs can be installed with basic hand tools.
||BLOW OFF VALVES|
||What does a blow off valve do? Why buy one?|
A blow-off valve is placed in the intake plumbing between the turbocharger compressor and the throttle plate. The blow-off valve is used as a safety measure against the turbocharger over-boosting and damaging the engine.
Are blow off valves made to fit a specific vehicle? Or are they universal?
Yes, blow-off valves are universal for all turbocharged vehicles.
Is there any reason for me to buy a blow off valve if I don't have a turbo kit?
Naturally aspirated cars will not benefit from a blow-off valve, only turbocharged or supercharged cars will.
How do you install a blow off valve?
Blow-off valves are bolted to a steel/aluminum flange. The flange must be welded onto your intake piping.
||What do cam gears do? Why buy cam gears?|
Cam gears are used by many for a reliable and precise method of fine-tuning the action of the valves. Cam gears are often used for adjusting the timing degree of newly installed camshafts in your motor. You want to adjust cam timing to make the maximum power with your motor. If you buy aftermarket cam shafts, you will not be able to fine tune them to make more power if you don't have a set of adjustable cam gears.
Do cam gears come individually?
Cam gears are sold individually unless otherwise noted.
How do you install cam gears?
Installation should be left to someone with experience; if you plan on doing it yourself, the upper timing belt cover will need to be removed to reveal the cam gears. The valve cover along with the camshafts will also need to be removed. Once this is done, replace the factory cam gears with the new ones and reinstall onto the camshaft.
||What do camshafts do? Why buy camshafts?|
Air travels through your intake manifold into your intake valves and exhaust valves. By upgrading to more aggressive camshafts on both the intake and exhaust side, it will create greater duration and lift. This means the intake and exhaust valves can remain open longer, which allows for more air to move through the cylinder head efficiently. If you are looking to get more horsepower out of your turbocharged or naturally aspirated motor, aftermarket camshafts are a great option.
Do camshafts come individually?
Camshafts are sold individually unless otherwise noted in the product description.
How do you install camshafts?
Installation should be left to someone who is knowledgeable on installing camshafts. If you plan on doing it yourself the removal of the upper timing belt cover will need to be removed to reveal the cam gears. The valve cover along with the camshafts will also need to be removed. Once this is done replace your factory camshafts the aftermarket camshafts and reinstall your cam gears.
||What does a cat-back exhaust do? Why buy a cat-back exhaust?|
A performance cat-back exhaust system is used to increase horsepower for the car by allowing exhaust gases to pass through the exhaust system with less backpressure and less resistance. Larger-diameter piping is usually used, depending on the application, in order to get more horsepower and torque levels throughout the power band. A performance exhaust system can be the most cost-effective modification you can do to get more horsepower out of the car.
What exactly does a cat-back exhaust mean?
Many performance exhaust systems are called cat-back exhausts. Cat-back means that the exhaust piping starts from the catalytic converter and run back all the way to the exhaust tip(s).
How do you install a cat-back exhaust?
Cat-back exhaust systems are installed using the supplied hardware, which includes gaskets and high grade bolts. This is a bolt-on procedure and most exhaust systems are an exact fit with no modifications needed.
||COLD AIR INTAKES|
||What do cold air intakes do? Why buy a cold air intake?|
Cold air intakes bring more air into the engine, which creates more power during combustion. Cold air intakes will generally help with throttle response and higher power gains, adding an induction sound to your engine under acceleration. A cold air intake also cleans up your under-hood appearance and makes it easier to see and access components of your engine bay.
Do you have to buy an air filter if you are buying a cold air intake?
Cold air intakes are usually sold with all the components needed including the filter and all adapters unless otherwise noted.
What is the difference between a cold air intake and a short ram intake?
Cold air intakes are usually placed in the fender well area, which brings in a cooler charged air from beneath the car. The piping is a lot longer than a short ram which means the power gains are not seen until the mid to higher RPM band. A short ram intake is located inside the engine bay and creates power with better response times than a cold air.
Are cold air intakes offered for every vehicle?
Cold air intakes are not offered for every car and are car specific. There are no universal kits available on the market.
||What does a down pipe do? Why buy a down pipe?|
The factory catalytic converter assembly often chokes the exhaust system and prevents it from flowing at maximum speed. In any turbocharged application a significant increase in horsepower and torque can be found by simply eliminating this restriction in the exhaust flow. Down pipes provide a larger diameter for turbocharged cars, providing better spooling times from the turbo and easier exhaust flow.
Do down pipes only work on certain vehicles?
Down pipes are meant for turbocharged cars only.
||Why buy an exhaust pipe? How do exhaust pipes differ from an exhaust system?|
Exhaust pipes are used in creating an aftermarket exhaust system. While an exhaust system is already manufactured to fit and function on your car, exhaust pipes are not.
How do you install exhaust pipes?
Exhaust piping should be installed by someone who is knowledgeable on installing exhaust pipes. The piping will need to be measured, cut and tapered depending on the size and fit of your car's exhaust setup. Welding will be needed to ensure airtight installation.
||What is a fuel filter? Why buy a fuel filter?|
A fuel filter is placed in a fuel line to remove dirt and rush picked up from the bottom of the gas tank or service fittings.
||What are fuel injectors? Why buy fuel injectors?|
Fuel injectors are what get the car's gasoline into the motor. The injectors are placed in the intake manifold so that they spray the fuel at the intake valves.
Do fuel injectors come in sets of 4?
Fuel injectors are sold individually, so you have to buy the number of injectors necessary for the car, unless noted otherwise. Four-cylinder cars would use four injectors, and six-cylinders would use six fuel injectors.
How do you install fuel injectors?
Fuel injectors are installed by unplugging the harness from the fuel rail and taking out the factory injectors. Ring seals should be replaced at the same time to prevent leaking.
||FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR|
||What is a fuel pressure regulator? Why buy a fuel pressure regulator?|
The fuel pressure regulator regulates the fuel pressure that goes into the engine.
The car itself does not regulate the pressure of the fuel that goes into the engine.
||What does a fuel pump do? Why buy a fuel pump?|
An electric fuel pump activates once your key turns in the ignition. It allows for a quick start.
How do you install a fuel pump?
Most modern electric fuel pumps are found inside the gas tank. This should be installed by someone who is knowledgeable of installing fuel pumps. Usually in the back trunk of the car there is a fuel pump cover which will need to be removed and the pump lifted out of the gas tank. Once the fuel pump cover is removed, the aftermarket pump will be put in its place and lowered back into the tank.
||What do fuel rails do? Why buy fuel rails?|
Fuel rails are designed to keep fuel flowing to the injectors. When high performance motors are built and the fuel pressure is increased, sometimes the fuel rails are too small, and do not allow the fuel to flow to the injectors.
Are fuel rails sold individually?
Fuel rails are sold individually unless otherwise noted.
How do you install fuel rails?
Fuel rails are installed by removing the injectors and fuel pressure regulator from the factory rail. The factory fuel rail is then taken out and the new fuel rails are installed in its place. Special tools are needed to remove and to install the new fittings into the new fuel rail.
||What is a head gasket? Why buy a head gasket?|
The head gasket is located in between the head and the bottom block to help avoid compression leaks and coolant leaks. When the car overheats, there is a chance the head gasket is blown, or if you are running a high horsepower vehicle or one with a lot of boost, it can warp and blow. Aftermarket head gaskets are made out of copper or metal and protect against high horsepower levels and high boost levels.
How do you install a head gasket?
Head gaskets should be left to someone who is knowledgeable of installing head gaskets since the engine must be removed along with the head, and also because machine work must be done on the block.
||What does a header do? Why buy a header?|
An exhaust header is a performance product that replaces your factory exhaust manifold and improves an performance by allowing air to flow more freely. The easier an engine breathes the more power it produces. Headers generally use piping with a wider diameter than factory tubing, which allows more air to pass through the exhaust system than factory. A header is one of the easiest bolt-on modifications you can make to increase horsepower, making an effective use of money if your goal is to quickly gain horsepower.
How much does the material used to make the header matter?
Headers are manufactured out of two main materials: ceramic and stainless steel. Ceramic headers are less expensive, but crack if they get extremely hot. Stainless steel headers are more expensive but are more durable. Stainless steel headers can take any kind of heat.
What are the different tubing options for headers and what is the difference between them?
There are two major designs for headers: the 4-2-1 design and the 4-1 design. In many cases 4-1 headers are designed for racing applications where the car is being driven at or near redline. The 4-1 design maximizes the power, unlike the 4-2-1 evenly distributes it throughout the power band. There are cases where a 4-1 header works better than a 4-2-1 and creates more power in the RPM ranges.
For what cars is it necessary to buy a pair of headers? Do headers automatically come in pairs for these cars?
When purchasing exhaust headers for a V-6 or V-8 engine, the header package is complete with two headers. However, If your car is a V-4 there only a single header that is used.
How do you install a header?
A header is a direct bolt-on. To install the header you would need to remove the factory header and replace it with the aftermarket header. The header is attached to the head of your car. Remove all the bolts that hold the flanges in place and detach the factory header. The down pipe or exhaust pipe should be removed as well and then reattached once the header flanges are bolted back onto the head.
||HI-FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTERS|
||What is a hi-flow catalytic converter? Why buy one?|
All stock catalytic converters are restrictive when it comes to exhaust flow, and they essentially place a choke hold on performance. The hi-flow catalytic converters on the market today have a higher flow capacity than factory units. Still able to pass emissions and gain horsepower, how can you go wrong with a hi-flow catalytic converter?
How do you install a hi-flow catalytic converter?
There are two kinds of catalytic converters: direct fit converters which do not require welding and have all necessary flanges and oxygen sensors just like the original equipment catalytic converters; there are also universal fit catalytic converters that are designed to be welded or clamped in place. Universal fit converters have the same flow characteristics as direct fit models with the same inlet and outlet diameter.
||What is an intercooler? Why buy an intercooler?|
Both superchargers and turbochargers heat air as they compress it. This heat can hurt the combustion process by changing the density of air entering the intake manifold from a cool charge to a hot one. An intercooler is used to lower the temperature of the air and increases the density of that air, so more air can enter the cylinders and create more power
Do intercoolers work for any vehicle? Is there any pre-condition needed for me to buy an intercooler?
Intercoolers are sold either individually as universal cores or as kits with piping and couplers included. Turbocharged and supercharged engines can use intercoolers effectively.
How do you install an intercooler?
Intercoolers are installed using piping kits. If there is a kit available for your car, intercoolers are placed in their desired location and piping routed to both the throttle body and the turbocharger side. Sometimes piping kits are not available and custom piping will need to be made.
||What are motor mounts? Why buy motor mounts?|
Motor mounts are what the engine sits on. Usually manufactured using rubber to combat engine vibrations and chatter the rubber usually begins to deteriorate after so much use. Engines with failed mounts will usually allow the engine to rise during acceleration and slam back down on the front member during braking. Replacing the motor mounts keeps your car in balance.
How do you install motor mounts?
Motor mounts should be left to someone who is knowledgeable of installing motor mounts.
||What is a muffler tip? Why buy a muffler tip?|
Muffler tips are a universal fit and can be clamped to any exhaust system up to a certain inlet diameter. Muffler tips provide added style to your car exhaust system and come in different finishes and shapes.
Can muffler tips be installed on any vehicle?
Muffler tips are universal and clamp on to the exhaust piping.
How do you install a muffler tip?
To install you slip on your stock muffler tip and clamp it down on the backside.
||NITROUS OXIDE KITS|
||What is a nitrous oxide kit? Why buy a nitrous oxide kit?|
Nitrous oxide is a form of forced induction available to you without having to go the supercharger/turbocharger route. Nitrous oxide is the cheapest way to add instant horsepower without compromising your engine. Nitrous kits are completely tunable, and can double the horsepower.
Do nitrous oxide kits work on any car?
Nitrous oxide kits are available for fuel injected or carbureted gasoline motors and can be made to fit any car.
What is the difference between a wet nitrous system and a dry nitrous system?
A dry nitrous system is one where fuel is required in conjunction with nitrous, and will be injected through the fuel injectors, which means upper intake is kept dry of fuel. A wet nitrous system is one in which both fuel and nitrous are injected at the same time, normally about 3"-6" ahead of the throttle body. This system will make the upper intake manifold wet with fuel. Most nitrous system manufacturers make wet systems, as they are thought to more efficiently distribute air and fuel.
How do you install a nitrous oxide kit?
The nitrous bottle can be placed anywhere in the car, and people often place it behind the driver or passenger seat or in the bed of the car. The bottle connects to the rest of the kit by a stainless line that runs from the bottle to the inside of the engine bay. It connects to the nitrous solenoid or computer box, depending on which nitrous kit you get. Some kits use fuel and nitrous solenoids that are engaged with the push of a button, and others are used during wide open throttle and utilize an electronic management unit that puts the solenoids, switch and nitrous manifold all in one box to handle all the air/fuel ratio differences. Nitrous oxide kits can be installed without custom fabrication using hand tools.
||Why buy an oil cap?|
Oil caps are accessories that improve the appearance the engine. All oil caps are engineered to fit like the factory one.
How do you install an oil cap?
Installation is done by unscrewing the factory oil cap and replacing it with the new one.
||What is an oil cooler? Why buy an oil cooler?|
An oil cooler is a heat exchanger for the engines motor oil. Most automatic transmissions are equipped with an oil cooler that is located inside the radiator. The engine's cooling system is usually to keep oil temperatures within safe limits, but when the motor starts to get modified with high performance parts, sometimes heat plays a factory.
How do you install an oil cooler?
Oil coolers are installed using aluminum fittings and high quality hosing. Placement must be decided first and then installation of all the fittings and lines should be done.
||What is an oil filter? Why buy an oil filter?|
It is a can-like device that screws onto the outside of the crankcase and is used to strain the oil that runs through the engine, removing particles.
||What are pistons? Why buy pistons?|
Pistons are part of the block assembly that are connected to the rods, and they compress the fuel/air mixture creating an explosion that drives the piston back down to start over again with a new charge of air and gas.
Do pistons come in sets of 4?
Pistons are sold in sets or individually, depending on your car's motor. They are car specific and all pistons should be replaced at the same time during a rebuild.
How do you install pistons?
Pistons should be left to someone who is knowledgeable of installing them because the engine will have to be removed. The head will be taken off from the bottom block and internals will be replaced. Machine work will be done with specific tolerances achieved.
||What are pulley kits? Why buy a pulley kit?|
Pulleys are what drive the car's power steering, alternator and air conditioning unit. Belts attach to these pulleys and keep all the units running smoothly. By increasing the diameter of the pulleys, you slow down the power steering, alternator and air conditioning unit, reducing the amount of energy needed to drive them.
What exactly is included in a pulley kit?
Pulley kits are car specific, and depend of whether you have power steering and/or air conditioning. The basic pulley set includes pulleys for power steering, alternator and air conditioning as needed.
How do you install a pulley kit?
Pulley kits are installed using air tools. First remove your factory belts (this is a good time to buy replacements), and then remove the bolts to take your factory pulleys off. Replace them with the lightweight, larger diameter pulleys.
||Why buy a radiator cap?|
With a high horsepower car a high-pressure radiator cap is needed. With a higher pressure rating it raises the boiling point of the coolant.
How do you install a radiator cap?
Radiator caps are installed by removing the factory cap and replacing it with a high-pressure one.
||RADIATOR COOLING PLATES|
||What is a radiator cooling plate? Why buy one?|
Radiator cooling plates work by increasing the air flow into the radiator by redirecting the air stream above the radiator.
Can radiator cooling plates be used on all cars?
Radiator cooling panels are car specific.
||What is a radiator? Why buy a radiator?|
A radiator is a device that cools the entire engine by using a water and antifreeze mixture. The mixture flows through the cooling system, passing through the radiator and back where it is cooled again by convection with the air.
How do you install a radiator?
Radiators are manufactured specifically per car application to ensure the best in fitment, just like the original radiator. Remove your factory unit and install the aftermarket radiator in its place.
||What are retainers? Why buy retainers?|
Retainers are used with valve springs in order to take the impact of high RPMs. When purchasing camshafts or looking to increase the revs of your motor, a set of valve springs and retainers should be purchased.
How do you install retainers?
Retainers require headwork and should be installed by someone who is knowledgeable of installing retainers. While replacing retainers, valve springs and camshafts should also be replaced.
||SHORT RAM INTAKES|
||What is a short ram intake? Why buy a short ram intake?|
A short ram intake brings more air into the cars engine and creates more power during combustion. Short ram intakes will also help with the throttle response and gives the car more power.
What is the difference between a short ram intake and a cold air intake?
Cold air intakes are usually placed in the fender area and bring in cooler air from beneath the car, which is denser and creates more power. A short ram intake is located inside the engine bay and creates power with better response times than a cold air, however the air is not as dense, which means that it does not make as much power in the upper RPM region and makes less power overall.
How do you install a short ram intake?
Short ram intakes are a bolt-on application. The removal of the factory air box and resonator will be needed and the short air intake would be installed. Basic hand tools will be needed.
||SPARK PLUG WIRE COVERS|
||What is a spark plug wire cover? Why purchase one?|
Spark plug wire covers protect the spark plugs from getting any engine gunk in or around them. Spark plug wire covers help the appearance of the engine.
How do you install a spark plug wire cover?
Covers are installed by unbolting the factory one and replacing it with the new cover. Installation is done in minutes with basic hand tools.
||SPARK PLUG WIRES|
||What are spark plug wires? Why purchase spark plug wires?|
Factory spark plug wires deliver voltage to your spark plugs. Sport spark plug wires deliver a more powerful and longer spark to the spark plugs.
Are spark plug wires the same thing as ignition wires?
Ignition wires are another term used for spark plug wires. They are two terms that mean exactly the same thing. Some choose to use one word or the other.
Are ignition wires available for every vehicle?
Spark plug wires are available for most cars and they are not universal.
How do you install spark plug wires?
First you remove the factory spark plug wires from the valve cover and distributor, then you replace them with your new ones. 4-cyl motors have 4 spark plug wires; 6-cyl motors have 6 spark plug wires, and so on.
||What does a supercharger kit do? Why buy a supercharger?|
A supercharger is a form of forced induction. Superchargers increase the horsepower to the car of any aftermarket products. By compressing the air, it lets the engine fill more air into a cylinder. More air means that more fuel can be pushed in, so you get more power from each explosion in each cylinder.
Does a supercharger kit come with everything you need? Or is there a pre-condition a vehicle needs to meet in order to be able to handle a supercharger kit?
Superchargers are car-specific, and they will come with everything needed for a direct bolt-on unless noted otherwise.
How do you install a supercharger?
It is recommended to have someone who is knowledgeable install the kit.
||What is a thermostat? Why buy a thermostat?|
A thermostat sits between the engine and the radiator. The thermostat blocks the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. When the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. Once the engine reaches its operating temperature, the thermostat opens up.
How do you install a thermostat?
A thermostat is installed by removing the thermostat housing unit and replacing the factory one with the new one.
||What is a throttle body? Why buy a throttle body?|
Air travels through your intake piping through the throttle body and into the intake manifold. The throttle body includes a throttle plate that opens and closes as it is pressed and release. A larger throttle body allows more air to pass through, creating more power.
How do you install a throttle body?
Throttle bodies are easily removed by taking off the factory bolts holding it in place along with all the sensors. Re-connect the sensors to the new throttle body and then install the aftermarket throttle body for power gains.
||What is a turbo kit? Why buy a turbo kit?|
A turbocharger is similar to a fan that is blowing compressed air into the engine. The more you give air to your engine, the more power the engine can give the car. The extra air adds oxygen so you can burn more fuel. Turbochargers are powered by the exhaust gases generated by the engine after combustion. The reason a turbo kit is such a great purchase is that it takes a lot of money and time to increase the power of a naturally aspirated engine.
Can any vehicle have a turbo kit installed in it?
1. You'll need a bare turbocharger, normally sold by most turbo manufacturers.
2. You'll need a turbo manifold (exhaust manifold) for your turbocharger to sit on. A custom one will need to be built since there is not one available.
3. You'll need a turbo downpipe to let the exhaust gases out. Most exhaust manufacturers have a variety of piping available.
4. You'll need an intercooler and piping. Universal ones are available.
5. You'll need some form of fuel management (which is probably the hardest part) unless you plan on going the full standalone route.
6. You'll need a better fuel system that utilizes larger injectors and an aftermarket fuel pump
What do turbo kits come with?
Complete turbo kits normally include the manifold, turbocharger, intake, down pipe, fuel management unit and all lines and hoses needed. You need to purchase intercoolers, piping, blow-off valves separately in most cases, unless otherwise noted in our product descriptions.
How do you install a turbo kit?
Turbochargers should be installed by someone who is knowledgeable of installing a turbo kit if you have no experience with turbo installations. If you have done the basic bolt-on performance modifications to your car (intake, header, exhaust) and know your way around the engine, then you might be able to install it yourself.
||What are valves? Why buy valves?|
Valves are used to let a mixture of air and fuel into a cylinder and allow exhaust gases to get out. Upgraded head valves are able to withstand more heat from nitrous oxide use and turbo/supercharger use.
How do you install valves?
Valves require headwork and should be left to someone who is knowledgeable on installing valves. While replacing valves, valve guides, retainers, valve springs and camshafts should all be replaced at the same time.
||What are valve springs? Why buy them?|
Valve springs are used in conjunction with retainers in order to take the impact of running high RPMs. When buying camshafts or increasing the revs of your motor, a set of valve springs and retainers should be purchased.
||What is a wastegate? Why buy a wastegate?|
A wastegate regulates boost by allowing excess exhaust pressure to bleed off. Wastegates generally come in two different types. The first is an internal wastegate, which is controlled by a wastegate actuator and bleeds directly into the exhaust system. The second is an external wastegate which is controlled by a boost controller and can be directed to bleed either into the exhaust system or directly into the atmosphere.
How do you install a wastegate?
Wategates are mounted onto the turbo manifold by using a flange. Basic bolting of it is needed for installation.
||What does an arm bar do? Why purchase one?|
A lower arm bar ties the front and rear lower control arms to the chassis to prevent flex at the lower arms. They are similar to upper strut tower bars in terms of effect. They are used to stiffen the chassis of the vehicle, resulting in less body roll during turns.
What type of vehicles use arm bars?
Every vehicle: FF (Front engine Front wheel drive), FR (Front engine Rear wheel drive), and MR (Mid engine Rear wheel drive) cars can utilize arm bars.
How do you install an arm bar?
The lower arm braces can be installed with basic hand tools. Most cars do not come with arm bars so you are not replacing anything when you install one.
||BALL JOINT BOOTS|
||What do ball joint boots do? Why purchase one?|
Most vehicles are built using rubber bushings in their suspension and body mounts. They are soft and tend to deteriorate fast. When the bushings are worn, the car's feedback is decreased.
How do you install ball joint boots?
Ball joint boots do not need to be pressed on, so the removal of the stock ones should be easily to install with basic had tools.
||What do bushings do? Why buy bushings?|
Cars have rubber bushings and mounts throughout the suspension system to provide movement to the metal suspension components, such as the struts, control arms, sway bars, engine and transmission mounts. Over time, factory rubber suspension and engine mount bushings can dry, crack and rot away.
How do you install bushings?
Most bushings need to be pressed out with a hydraulic press, burned out, or cut and chiseled away. We suggest leaving the job to someone who is knowledgeable of installation.
||What do coilovers do? Why buy coilovers?|
Coilovers allow you to lower the car and give it the ability to make adjustments in ride height. As opposed to lowering springs, which have a pre-determined, un-changing ride height, coilovers can be adjusted.
Do coilovers come in sets of 4?
Coilovers are only sold in sets of four unless noted otherwise.
Why is there such a huge price difference between some coilovers? Are there different types of coilovers?
There are two different kinds of coilovers: full coilovers and coilover sleeves. Coilover sleeves are just the adjustable coils themselves. If you already have shocks and have a camber kit that you are happy with, then just buying the coilover sleeves will be fine. Also, if you are looking for adjustable lowering components that are inexpensive, coilover sleeves would be perfect. Full coilovers come with the adjustable coil, and also with replacement shocks and with a built-in camber adjuster.
How do you install coilovers?
Depending if you opt to go with the full coilovers or the coilover sleeves, the spring and strut housing will need to be removed. Once the factory coil springs and struts are removed they can be replaced with the full coilover setup. If you are using a coilover sleeve, the factory spring will be removed from the strut setup and replaced with the coilover sleeve unit. A professional shopor someone who is knowledgeable should install your coilovers as an alignment and corner-balancing services will need to be done at the same time the installation is completed.
||COMPLETE BUSHINGS SETS|
||What do complete bushings sets do? Why buy a complete bushings set?|
Over time, factory rubber suspension and engine mount bushings can dry, rack, and rot away. Having good bushings in place ensure a smooth ride.
What all does a complete bushings set come with?
Complete bushing kits usually replace bushings for upper and lower control arms, sway bars, steering racks, engine mounts, transmission mounts, and struts.
How do you install a complete bushings set?
Most bushings need to be pressed out with a hydraulic press, burned out with a blowtorch, or cut and chiseled away. It is best to have someone how is knowledgeable with this type of work to install the bushing set.
||What do connecting rods do? Why buy connecting rods?|
Connecting rods are ideal for nitrous, turbo or high rpm applications. Stronger connecting rods can handle the extra stress your high performance motor makes without damaging the factory units.
Do connecting rods come in sets of 2?
Connecting rods are sold in sets or individually depending on the car's motor. They are car specific and all rods should be replaced at the same time during a rebuild.
How do you install connecting rods?
Connecting rods should be left to the pros because removal of the engine will be needed. The head will be taken off from the bottom block and internals replaced.
||CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS|
||What do control arm bushings do? Why buy control arm bushings?|
Over time, factory rubber control arm bushings can dry, and rot away. Fortunately, stiffer, longer-wearing and more responsive suspension bushings are available to help make the car's suspension perform better.
How do you install control arm bushings?
Most bushings need to be pressed out with a hydraulic press, burned out with a blowtorch, or cut and chiseled away.
||What do end links do?|
End links are what connect the sway bar to the strut body. Most factory end links have a rubber bushing to help reduce sway bar twisting and flexing. Upgraded end links can help you get the most from your sway bars performance.
||PILLOW BALL MOUNTS|
||What are pillow ball mounts? Why buy pillow ball mounts?|
Pillow ball mounts are positioned over the shock towers, replacing the stock rubber bushing. By keeping the positioning design of the upper spring and shock absorber close to the manufacture's standards, pillow ball upper mounts keep height change to a minimum and maintain the stroke center, giving you the best handling and feedback.
How do you install pillow ball mounts?
Pillow ball mounts are installed by removing the strut setup completely. They then attach to the factory or aftermarket strut setup and everything is put back as normal.
||PILLOW BALL TENSION RODS|
||What are Pillow ball tension rods? Why buy rods?|
Pillow ball tension rods make a huge impact on the cars handling. Factory tension rods use rubber bushings, which deteriorate over time creating a sloppy feel. Most aftermarket tension rods replace the rubber bushing and eliminate tow change during acceleration or deceleration to allow only vertical movement by the lower control arms. Tension rods also reduce roll at corners and ensure quicker steering response.
How do you install pillow ball tension rods?
Pillow ball tension rods are installed by removing the factory rods off of the lower control arm. Then install the pillow ball tension rods using factory bolts. An alignment is suggested after installation.
||What are shock bushings? Why buy shock bushings?|
Shock bushings are attached to the shock housing, which dampens the blows created by road vibrations. When stock bushings get old, the car tends to have a rougher ride with a mushier feel in the corners.
||What are springs? Why buy springs?|
Coil springs cushion and absorb the shocks and bumps as the car is driven. The springs and shock absorbers makeup the main element of the car's suspension.
Do springs come in sets of 4?
Springs are sold in sets of four; unless otherwise noted on the website.
Are springs adjustable?
Springs are not adjustable; you cannot change the ride height. If you want an adjustable lowering system, then you should look at coilovers, which are adjustable springs.
How do you install springs?
The factory spring and strut housing need to be removed. Once the factory springs and struts are removed, they can be replaced with your aftermarket springs. A professional shop should install your springs, since they are pressurized and since an alignment will need to be done at the same time the installation is completed
||What are steering bushings? Why buy steering bushings?|
Steering rack bushings hold the steering rack in place and absorb some of the road vibration. Stock factory rubber bushings tend to decay and fall apart given their usually hot and oily environment. The solution is a set of polyurethane rack bushings, which will stabilize the steering rack much better than stock.
How do you install steering bushings?
Steering rack bushings are installed by removing the factory bushings and replacing them with the aftermarket polyurethane ones.
||What is a strut bar? Why buy a strut bar?|
Strut bars are used to reduce the amount of flex in the factory strut towers. A strut bar/brace ties together the strut towers and, braces them against flex and movement.
Are strut bars available for the front and rear of each vehicle?
Strut bars are offered for the front and rear tower braces on vehicles, since the car has struts inside each tire. Buying front and rear strut tower bars will improve the suspension.
How do you install a strut bar?
Strut bars take mere minutes to install with normal hand tools. First remove the factory strut tower bolts and brace, and then re-install them with the new strut bar.
||STRUT ROD BUSHINGS|
||What are strut rod bushings? Why buy them?|
Strut rod bushings are attached to the strut housing and dampen the blows created by road vibrations. When stock bushings get old, the car has a rougher ride. By replacing then you decrease the chances of a rough ride.
How do you install strut rod bushings?
Strut Rod bushings are installed by removing the factory bushings and replacing them with new ones.
||STRUTS / SHOCKS|
||What are struts and shocks? Why buy them?|
Shock absorbers control spring motion through dampening. A shock absorber slows down and reduces the vibrations in the road. A strut is a shock absorber mounted inside a coil spring that does the same job of dampening. Whether the car uses a strut or shock depends on the factory setup, but both do the same thing.
Is there any difference between struts and shocks?
Struts and shocks both have the same job by dampening the kinetic energy of suspension travel. Struts perform two jobs: They provide a dampening function like shock absorbers, and they provide structural support for the vehicles suspension. That means that the struts give more than shock absorbers, which do not support car weight but control the speed at which weight is transferred in a car.
Do struts and shocks come in sets of 4? Are the front shocks different from the rear shocks on any vehicles?
Struts and shocks are sold separately, but when purchased, they should be purchased in pairs.
How do you install shocks/struts?
Shocks are easier to install because there are only two bolts holding in each shock absorber. Struts are more difficult to install because there is a compressed spring that needs to be removed first. Once the spring has been removed the new strut can be installed with the factory or aftermarket spring.
||What are sway bars? Why buy a sway bar?|
Sway bars give the car more stability. A sway bar is a metal bar joins each side of the suspension together. With a new sway bar, you can accelerate into turns instead of braking through them.
Is an anti-sway bar the same as a sway bar?
Anti-sway bar and sway bar are two terms that mean exactly the same thing. Some choose to call it differently.
Are sway bars available for the front and rear of each vehicle?
One sway bar is used to tie the front suspension together, and one is used to tie the rear suspension together. When available, they are often sold in complete sets that include the front and the rear.
How do you install a sway bar?
Sway bars are installed by removing the factory end links and sway bar. Re-install the new bushings and position the new sway bar on the car in the same factory location and secure it with the same bolts.
||What are tie bars? Why but a tie bar?|
A tie bar is a lower arm brace that ties the front and rear lower control arms to the chassis to prevent flex at the lower arms.
Are tie bars available for the front and rear of each vehicle?
Depending on the type of car, front and rear tie bars might be available.
How do you install a tie bar?
A tie bar, like a strut bar, can be installed with basic hand tools.
||What does a clutch kit do? Why buy a performance clutch kit?|
Clutch kits are used for upgrading the power of the factory transmission and clutch setup. A performance clutch gives the car the capacity to handle the increased horsepower and torque.
What all does a clutch kit include?
Most clutch kits include the clutch itself, pressure plate, pilot bearing, throw-out bearing and the clutch alignment tool.
Are clutch kits available for cars?
Clutch kits are available on most cars.
How do you install a clutch kit?
We recommend you get a clutch kit installed by someone who is knowledgeable of installing a clutch kit since dropping the transmission is usually necessary in order to install a clutch kit.
||LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIALS|
||What is a limited slip differential? Why buy one?|
An aftermarket limited slip differential is one of the most handling improvements you can make to a car. Most cars come stock with an open differential that always applies the same amount of torque to both drive wheels. When under hard cornering, if one wheel breaks traction, the open differential continues to feed power to the wheel that has no grip. A limited slip differential sends more torque to the non-slipping wheel, allowing those wheels to make the maximum use of available power in turning the corner.
How do you install a limited slip differentials?
Installation requires opening the transmission or rear axle of the car and should be done by someone who is knowledgeable with the installation.