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#1 of 17 WHY DO YOU MODIFY CARS
Feb 10, 2007 (10:03 am)
If you have ever modified a car or even wanted to what was your reasoning for. Did you do it for performance, looks, because your friends did it, or was it something else. If your wondering why im asking its for a research paper.
#2 of 17 Re: WHY DO YOU MODIFY CARS [1000rwhp]
Feb 10, 2007 (8:40 pm)
I have modified my cars, usually for performance. I amature road race so that's a big reason why I've modified my cars. Usually suspension and brakes first, and then power later on. If your car can't handle and stop, no point in adding power.
#3 of 17 Well why I have and would again......
Feb 11, 2007 (6:03 am)
I have modified cars in the past because in most cases it improves gas mileage while increasing performance with most chips or programmers.
I guess most garage tuners look at the cost vs benefit. I guess if the benefits out weighs the costs then it's worth doing it. Two other very common tuning uses is Truck buyers down here in Texas buy a aftermarket exhaust system to get the noise while giving them a bit more power. I also see most of my buddy's get a K&N air filter or like product. Well 3/4 ton diesel truck owners which their are many down here in the Texas Panhandle either opt for the Edge Juice system or Banks Six-Gun system for their diesels.
I hope my $0.02 helps.
#4 of 17 Re: WHY DO YOU MODIFY CARS [1000rwhp]
Feb 16, 2007 (2:10 am)
For me it's like rockylee's cost vs benefit idea. Your name, 1000rwhp, is a good example of that
#5 of 17 Its for the feeling
Feb 20, 2007 (5:07 pm)
The basic concept of tuning is that you buy a cheap imported car ie: Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru invest maybe 20-30 for the car spen maybe investing 1000 dollars in the motor and another 2000 in suspension and brakes. Pulling away from a "Sports Car" is the best feeling. Its kind of about self expression too for example I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra SPEC-V. I have done some basics such as CAI and a header and then debagded the entire thing. I usually get asked what kind of car is that why are the lights yellow? I can say thats the way I like it and I did it myself it is the concept of taking something mass produced and making it your own.
#6 of 17 my reasons
Feb 27, 2007 (6:57 pm)
There are many reasons why anyone would do it.
Personally, I like to take an older already used car and add to it to rebuild it. Though slow, the process of remodifying to car to make it both look and run better will make you look back at your car and feel accomplished saying "I did that."
Thus to me it's rather a hobby.
#9 of 17 for me its...
Mar 10, 2007 (7:05 am)
Although not having actually owned a car yet (although I plan to soon) there a several reasons I want to.
I love taking stuff and making it my own; my comp is covered in sharpie ink and sticker, and my desk has stuff etched into it. I love creation, taking something or nothing and making a creation I dreamt up a reality. Like people above me said, you can look at it and be proud of it and get a feeling that you accomplished something. Besides, cars are art (in all aspects; the engine, outer aperance, and the interior.) , and whats better then adding your own personal touch.
#10 of 17 Some cars just look better modified.
Mar 14, 2007 (10:04 am)
Take a look at the Mazda RX-8 vs the Mazdaspeed RX-8