Aftermarket modifications, from new tires and paint to exterior and interior changes, are the bread and butter of a car enthusiast’s lifestyle.
Aftermarket cars, however, have a distinct advantage in their ability to perform as a “real” vehicle.
The best way to ensure that a vehicle’s modifications are up to par is to go with the best equipment available.
But aftermarket modifications are not always as easy as they sound.
The basics of the process will make or break your modifications.
Here are the basics of a basic car modification.
Basic Car Modification 1.
Remove the body.
Remove any body parts that are unnecessary, including the hood and tailgate.
A few common things to look for include a car seat and trunk.
Remove body parts by removing the car’s roof.
To remove the car from the frame, remove the front wheels and put the vehicle in a jackstand position.
Remove all the fluids and fluids filter parts.
These fluids are used to keep the interior and exterior of the car clear of oil and debris.
Remove as much oil as possible.
The longer it takes to remove the oil, the longer the vehicle will take to cool down and cool down well.
Remove filter parts as well as the air filter and transmission fluid as needed.
Install the new tires.
Install new tires if possible.
These are needed to protect the vehicle from the elements and to prevent damage to the wheels and tires.
Check for new rubber if you can’t find any.
Install a spare tire.
The easiest way to install a spare is to use the existing wheels and use a set of car-specific tire sliders.
Remove both the front and rear wheels.
Install two sliders on the front wheel and a third on the rear wheel.
The new lights are needed for the headlights, fog lights, and taillights.
Install all of the necessary bulbs, including fog lights.
Check the tires for damage before installing new lights.
Install any windows that you can.
Use the windows to reflect the sunlight onto the car, and also to block out all the bright lights.
Install roof and interior trim.
Install interior trim to make sure the front seats stay in place, and the roof stays level.
Install an underbody air vent and replace the rear door sill.
Install rear spoiler.
Install and remove the rear spoiler, as well.
Check to make certain that it is level and that the window sill is level.
Install front and back mirrors.
Check that they are level and do not block the sun.
Install window tinting to prevent glare.
Install brake pads.
Replace the rear brake pads if they are cracked or worn.
Check a set or two of spare brake pads to see if they need to be replaced.
Install windshield wipers.
Install as many as possible, including rear and front.
Replace as many wipers as possible to prevent sunburn.
Install fog lights and tailly bars.
Install tailly bar light and taily bar fog lights if necessary.
Install air filter.
Install small, cheap air filters to help prevent sun damage.
Install in the back of the dash.
Install spare tire and transmission oil.
Install transmission oil as necessary.
Check your transmission to make absolutely sure it is fully warmed up. 15.
Install fuel pump.
Install gas pump as necessary to ensure the engine and transmission work properly.
Install engine cooling fan.
Install oil pump to cool the engine down and prevent overheating.
Install fan to prevent overheated oil.
Make sure the fan is not too close to the radiator, otherwise it can damage the radiator.
Check and replace any components that have gone bad or need replacing.
Install batteries as needed to make them reliable.
Install replacement battery caps if necessary and check that they work properly and are in good working order.
Install parking brake.
Install to the rear and side of the vehicle.
Check tire pressure and adjust to keep it under 30 psi.
Install exhaust system.
Install with the car in gear and use the stock exhaust system, or install a custom exhaust system with a bellhousing and exhaust valve.
Install cooling fan and radiator.
Check air temperature to make it a little warmer than you need to make repairs.
Replace radiator with one that is cooler than the original and check to make changes to keep air inside.
Install power windows.
Check door seals and adjust window tint to ensure it is properly adjusted.
Install heat mats.
Install thermal pads in the window areas to keep heat inside.
Install coolant inlet and outlet.
Install at least one coolant outlet in the vehicle, and check it to make any necessary adjustments.
Install radiators with the radiator fan turned up. 27.
Install tailgate latch.
Install on the car