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Upgrade Your Performance and Wake Up Your Ride

I've been working on fast cars my whole life by now it's an obsession get the point we only focus on a couple of things get ready for the sound of the engine time slows down but even with all of that it's a hard work and the accomplish the goals that really mean the most to make hi I'm Kevin Tate in your some simple first steps to increasing horsepower and building a serious high performance vehicle that you can do with the help of your local AutoZone now the first thing you want to do is look at the engine think about it as a big air pop and I got to do to get your car moving faster is helping air move faster and flow better through the engine no great upgrade that you want to look at first is a cold air intake like something from specter or from K. an end to bring the air in and a performance exhaust like this one from magnaflow to kick the year back out the air intake system replaces the factory air filter and intake housing and is designed to dramatically reduce intake restriction as it smooths the air flow path now this allows your car's engine to take it a large amount of %HESITATION than the factory air filter assembly and more air needs more usable power and better acceleration through your RPM range now this particular system from Kane and comes with a high flow filter and light weight shielded that directs cooler air into the mold intake and with this system you get guaranteed power games and there's several different ways to improve the performance and the sound of your exhaust system the simplest one is simply to replace your factory mufflers with high performance mufflers from brands like flowmaster and magnaflow that this can be a bit of a heavy D. 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Y. project because it can involve cutting and some welding if you don't have the tools you're not quite there with your skills a local muffler shop can take care of this for you quickly now another alternative is with a cat back exhaust system on a later model vehicle what that does is replace the factory exhaust system from the catalytic converters to the rear of the car now cat back exhaust systems offer real performance gains and most insulations can be taken care of with simple hand tools another great way to free up some horsepower is what we've got sitting here which is a full performance exhaust system there's a couple different ways you can go with the full system the first one being a bolt on kit that's designed to feature car then we've got the option of the universal kit like this one from flowmaster that you can custom configured to fit your vehicle the way you want it to great options with a full system include mandrel bands to free up the flow and less resistance and the option to have either a crossover pipe like this or an expert to best take advantage of scavenging from your exhaust manifold or from your headers you also have the option of choosing the performance muffler of your choice based on your performance goals for just the way you want the system to sound not this is a heavy D. 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Y. project is going to require some cutting and welding so if you don't have a welder you're not comfortable with your skills make friends with your local exhaust shop and they can take care of the the point is you've got tons of options without as these two upgrades will make your engine more efficient which increases horsepower and AutoZone provides dyno results for the cane in systems that are going to give you a really good idea of the performance gains if you want a car that goes fast man you better make sure can stop fast and upgrading your brakes is something that most of us can do for performance you wanna look at your pads calipers and your rotors and if you want a little extra flair you can use some custom caliper covers or go on to the full break kit like this one from power stop duralast GT is a performance brake pad use for high heat applications such as racing tolling high GVW vehicles police and fleet vehicles duralast Gigi brake pads are constructed using carbon fiber technology which makes them durable and provides extraordinary stopping power even under the most extreme breaking conditions you have got to be able to control your car is specially when is screaming at the top of its RPM range not you can really improve the handling was some performance tires and you can get better feedback with the performance steering wheel no more stock steering wheels are typically a larger diameter they're made from molded plastic and they can be hard to hang on to in extreme conditions a smaller diameter wheel covered in leather or suede like these ones from our friends at grand give you better feedback a better grip and better car control hi performance means high heat and if you dealing with high heat you've got to go synthetic one of the best benefits of synthetic oil is that the oil itself doesn't break down as fast viscosity stays the same for a longer period of time and is specially under extreme conditions but it's not just your engine oil synthetic and performance fluids throughout your vehicle can free up horsepower with less friction and better protect your parts under stress all the same time power programmers are simple and proven way to really wake up your car providing power gains up to thirty horsepower even more in some diesel applications these a data cable that connects the programmer to your car's computer by plugging into the cars diagnostic port of a ninety six and newer vehicle programmer can access and change tuning data that controls air and fuel into your engine timing advance even transmission shift points and line pressures to give you more power and a better performance feel better towing and even better fuel economy depending on how the programmers said things like synthetic fluids to increase efficiency and programmers for more power can change the way your vehicle performs without a ton of time and effort invested these are a great way to make more power with almost any vehicle it's really that simple to get started start with a colder system and a performance exhaust make sure he'd gotten good breaks and upgrade your steering wheel and tires for better handling upgrade your computer system to see more power gains and your fluids to gain more efficiency and you are going to see better road handling better feedback and to make your vehicle all whole lot more fun to drive I'm Kevin taste Siemens %HESITATION