While car modifications have become increasingly more popular, they can end up costing a small fortune. The good news is that DIY car modifications allow you to make the modifications yourself, reducing the labor costs to $0.
For example, you could modify a 2015 Kia Forte and make a cheap car look like a very expensive one.
Another very popular car to Modify which we will review in the future is the Toyota Corolla.
While there will be a steep learning curve at first, this is arguably a wise option. Here are some tips to get it done right:
Tip #1: Plan your mods
There’s nothing wrong with buying car parts for mods. There’s nothing wrong with that per se. However, the risk you take when taking this route is that you might decide later that the part isn’t the right one for your vehicle, you’d like to take a different approach, etc. This highlights the importance of taking some time to plan your mods. In the end, it will definitely be worth the time and effort.
Tip #2: Choose the mods’ platform
This is a key step for making your mods. The key is to decide which type of performance or racing you want to get from your car. The platforms can vary quite significantly in price, so it’s important to determine what your budget is. As with mods in general, if you choose the “wrong” platform, you could discover later that the costs are much higher than what you initially expected. That could definitely become an issue later.
Tip #3: The “safety first” rule applies
As always, when planning and doing mods for your vehicle, it’s always important to put safety first. You should definitely have a fire extinguisher handy, and perhaps a roll cage depending on your car’s performance. A helmet and a 4/5-point harness are also critical safety equipment to have when making mods to your vehicle. Finally, effective brakes are also a critical tool in terms of safety for DIY car mods.
Tip #4: Make a plan for your mods
This is one of the most critical steps before making car mods. There are various basic areas of mods that you can consider, and it’s important to decide if it’s right for your particular needs, and within your budget. While you don’t have to do all of the mods at one time, you should certainly plan ahead. Here are some of the main areas of mods to consider:
Exhaust System: Keep in mind that a louder exhaust doesn’t necessarily mean that the engine is more powerful.
Intake System: If you’re planning to add turbo to your car later, you can skip this area.
Suspension: You’ll have several options, ranging from coilover kits to lowering springs. Consider your goals and budget when choosing suspension mods.
Tuning: Having your car tuned-up is critical, especially if you want your car to have reliable power.
Turbo Kits: Some experts argue that this is the most important mod to make, and should be made before all other mods.
Wheels/Tires: Keep in mind that bigger wheels typically mean lower performance. It’s advisable that you choose light wheels, and only choose bigger wheels if you value form over function.