Drifting Guide For Fresher!

Drifting is more of an art then a racing style. Here you don’t use your engine power to win the race but you win the race by employing best drifting techniques. And for all those who want to learn the drifting let me give you some tips. First of all get a good drifting car; Toyota Sprinter is one such car that drifts when you want. Next you need to check the working of all safety devices in your Toyota Sprinter. Next you need to find a track to practice the drifting; don’t try drifting on busy road. And remember you are just a fresher so don’t even think of drifting over mountains as shown in many movies. Always find an empty track to learn drifting.

After you have found a track you are ready to do some drifting. The first method to drift your Toyota Sprinter is by using the hand brakes. For this first get the in motion and while the clutch is depressed pull the hand brake.

Wait for the car to loose the traction and then release the clutch. After this counter-steer the car i.e. turn the steering to the opposite side to what you want to turn. This is the most commonly used drifting technique and widely used in drifting championships. After you master this technique on your Toyota Sprinter you can learn more advanced techniques of drifting the car that may use weight transition.

Tweaking Your Ford Mustang For Better Drift!

Drifting is evolving as a major change in the car racing world. Not only it changed the style of racing but also the way we make the cars. Drifting made us all think over the designing of the cars from scratch. The cars designed for drifting needs to have good handling but still allow car to flow freely over the road.

And if you want to make your Ford Mustang GT drift then your car need to undergo some tweaks. Suspension is something that we keep in top list of tweaking. The suspension spring should be high with increased damper rates. Also to increase the control over the vehicle while drifting you need to increase the Caster angle. You can also shift the negative chamber to front of the car to further increase the drift but here you will have to compromise with the stability of the Ford Mustang. Cooling of the engine is another important factor to be considered because of impulse acceleration and quick retardation the engine tends get heat up.

Steering angle is the next tweak in the list. The increased steering angle helps in spin recovery. Aerodynamics of the car plays an important role in the drifting. You can use various body kits to enhance the aerodynamics of your Ford Mustang. For example spoilers and wings can help you maintain better control over the ground. Hard compound tires are advised to be used as rear set and you can use a new set of tires for the front because rear tires are subjected more wear and tear. So, next time you want to drift your Mustang be sure to tweak it.

Modifying The Doors For Your Sedan

Customizing car has many options available in market today. You can get any car modified according to your needs. Some of these modifications are for improvement in performance and some of them are for improvement in looks. One such customization for looks that you can go for is modifying the doors. Be it Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Ford or Lincoln you can get the doors modified for any sedan that you have.

The first option available is customization of doors is Lambo doors. Lambo sure is a funny name but it really makes your car looks dashing when you open the doors. Lambo doors gets open upwards than opening outwards. This is done by installing special hinges and gas struts to your car. And when you open the door all eyes gets stuck on you. But don’t compromise in quality when getting it installed.

The second option that you can go for is Suicide doors. That’s a scary name for a door, but you need not to worry as it kills people by its looks. In this door, the hinges get attached to the opposite side than that of the usual thus allowing the door to get opened from other side.

Another modification that you can go for is the shaved handles. In this design you do not find handles in the doors. The door appears to be flat and instead of manual operating with handles you open the doors automatically with a remote control. This is achieved by placing motors to operate the doors along with hinges. So, what are you waiting for? Be the center of attraction by modifying the doors and let compliments come through these doors.

Tips For Giving A Winning Performance In Rally Races!

When racing off-road, the racing conditions changes and requires you to change your sure win strategy. To win rally races, you need something more than aerodynamics to win the race. The roads are not even and the terrain can be muddy as well, making the race even more difficult to win. First of all, you need to choose a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) for yourself. Jeep is the most favored SUV for rally racing because of its powerful engine and scope for some customization.

Once you have a Jeep, or any other SUV of your choice, you need to customize it. Customization helps to increase the performance of the vehicle. For this, you need to first tweak the engine by maximizing its performance to get an extra boost from it. Next thing that will help you clear all hurdles and makes your SUV to run on all terrains is changing the tires and axel. You can replace the default set of tires by much wider and larger tires as they have much better gripping than the usual tires.

It is always suggested that you should buy a 4×4 SUV for rally racing though if your SUV is 4×2 then you can get it customized to 4×4 with this the torque gets delivers to all four wheels, this is helpful if your Jeep gets stuck in some muddy place. So, next time if you go for rally racing make sure you keep a note of these tips and don’t forget to wear your seatbelts. Check out some of the accessories that go with the jeep here.

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Customizing The Honda Civic To Sports Car

Honda is one of the companies that make pretty large investment for research and development. Honda Civic is the result of these researches by Honda. The car has very powerful engine and has a good aerodynamic body. But still there is a good scope of improvement in the car’s performance before you take it to the racing alley.

First of all, you can get an extra thrust and improved engine performance by hacking into the Engine Control Unit chip. You can either get it reprogrammed or completely replaced to give the maximum performance. By reprogramming these chips you over ride the default limitations set by company to get maximum thrust.

Secondly, you can replace the existing exhaust with the wider pipe exhaust to get more horse power and improved efficiency. Another way to improve the efficiency is using the re-usable air filters. These air filters are used in sports and do not required to be changed thus decreasing the maintenance cost and increasing the fuel efficiency.

And if you really want to boost your car way ahead of everyone then don’t forget to get Nitro Boosters installed into your Honda Civic. The nitro boosters can increase the car’s speed at the race time. Adding thick pipe exhaust will also help you in improving the efficiency and add more thrust to the car.

Improved SX4 Aerodynamics Using Body Kits

Launched by Suzuki in Geneva Motor Show in 2006, SX4 is available in 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre gasoline variations. Initially launched with 5 doors hatchback, the SX4 is now available as 4 door sedan too. And availability of 4WD option surely makes it one of the cheap and best options for rally racing.

Use of body kits with SX4 helps in improving its aerodynamics by improving the air flow. A body kit may include front and rear bumpers, skirting, spoiler, wings, hoods, scoops etc. You may choose to install all these of some of these body kit parts. The body kit helps in increasing the downward force in the car and this downward force increases with speed. The main benefit of more downward force is improvement in handling of the car. It makes the car stable and protects car from skidding.

The body kits are made up of carbon fibers so that their weight remains light and do not become an overhead on the car. Hood scoop helps the air to get into engine compartment directly and at higher speed, it creates a resonance effect and provides extra boost to your car. Also it reduces the engine temperature and helps in exhausting out the engine heat.

Body kits also improve the looks of the car making it look sportier. And these kits are available in many price options. So, if you want to take your Suzuki SX4 to the racing, be sure to add a body kit to it. Suzuki Keychains are also available for the style conscious.

 

Launched by Suzuki in Geneva Motor Show in 2006, SX4 is available in 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre gasoline variations. Initially launched with 5 doors hatchback, the SX4 is now available as 4 door sedan too. And availability of 4WD option surely makes it one of the cheap and best options for rally racing.

Use of body kits with SX4 helps in improving its aerodynamics by improving the air flow. A body kit may include front and rear bumpers, skirting, spoiler, wings, hoods, scoops etc. You may choose to install all these of some of these body kit parts. The body kit helps in increasing the downward force in the car and this downward force increases with speed. The main benefit of more downward force is improvement in handling of the car. It makes the car stable and protects car from skidding.

The body kits are made up of carbon fibers so that their weight remains light and do not become an overhead on the car. Hood scoop helps the air to get into engine compartment directly and at higher speed, it creates a resonance effect and provides extra boost to your car. Also it reduces the engine temperature and helps in exhausting out the engine heat.

Body kits also improve the looks of the car making it look sportier. And these kits are available in many price options. So, if you want to take your Suzuki SX4 to the racing, be sure to add a body kit to it. Suzuki Keychains are also available for the style conscious.

Don’t Bat Your Eyelids

Zero to Sixty in Six Seconds. That’s the Dodge Viper. Debuting in two different models, the two seater Coupe and the Roadster come in different colors aptly named as Viper Black, Red and Violet – the bold shades to a few other lighter shades like Snake Skin Green and the Venom Red.

The 0 to 60 mph speed is achieved by the powerful 8.4 lt. V10 Engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Cam in Cam® that controls the phasing of the intake and exhaust valves. The awesome torque that is developed is handled very efficiently by the Dodge Viper’s 6 Speed Manual Transmission.

The interior of the Dodge Viper is plush and is designed with optimum control of the vehicle in view. The space of the dashboard, in satin accented chrome, is maximized with perfectly laid out instrumentation, the bucket seats are trimmed with leather. The other conveniences are just too numerous to be enumerated here.

Specialized apparatus is provided in the form of Bremo® 40/40 dual Opposing Piston Calipers in the front and 42/38 in the rear to bring the Dodge Viper dead in its tracks from 60 to 0 mph in less than 100 feet. The ABS provides stability and control in extreme braking conditions. The Dodge Viper, lacks in the standard safety features generally provided, no side air bags and the cabin has an assortment of hard plastic panels.

The Dodge Viper Keychains come in four varieties. They all have a sporty look associated with them and hanging on the dashboard increases the style of the car.

Impala To Go Flex-Fuel

After rocking the world for past six decades, the Chevrolet Impala is here to face another major change that will shake the world. Yes, I am talking about the old muscle car that has now been mutated to support the flex-fuel. For the first time in the lifetime of this vehicle, it has been modified to support flex-fuel. And needless to say, it has been designed keeping world’s energy problem and fuel efficiency in mind.

Let me get into some more details as to what actually it iss. A flex-fuel/flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) can use more than one kind of fuel to run the vehicle. The fuels may be stored in different chambers or may be stored in same chambers.

The Chevrolet Impala’s FFV model will run on E85 fuel. E85 fuel is a mixture of 85% ethanol and gasoline. Chevrolet Impala will be having three engine variations i.e. 3.5L V-6, 3.9L V-6 and 5.3L V-8. The vehicle will also be supplied with Active Fuel Management system. The Active Fuel Management system is a fuel conserving technology. In this, half of the engine is switched off when the vehicle is on halt.

The use of flex-fuels, such as E85, in vehicles will help the world in fulfilling the increased fuel demand. Also, Active Fuel Management System helps in reducing the fuel consumption up to 12%. And Chevrolet Impala is launched to serve this cause.

Well, at least I am very impressed. Not just energy consumption but environmental friendly too. Hats off engineers!!

Give Your Muscle Car The Spoiler Effect!

Still dreaming to own a good looking muscle car? Well, who doesn’t? There are hundreds of cars in the market. Which one is yours? But no matter which brand you worship, your car can look and feel like the one in your dreams. So quit dreaming, you can build your dream car from what you have now. Let me introduce to you the magic a spoiler can do to your old trusted buddy.

Enhancing your classic muscle car’s performance is not just about tuning up the engine. There is another way to wake up the demon in your car — install a spoiler. Still can’t get it? A spoiler is an attachment in the front or rear bumper. Installing one in your car enhances handling capability, or more simply, it keeps the wheels constantly in contact with the ground. It adds up extra stability while your car is running.

You might be thinking “How does that piece fitted over the vehicle actually increase its performance?” The answer is found in the working principle behind it. The spoiler is built on an aerodynamics design similar to airplane wings, but instead of harnessing the force of air to lift the body, it does the opposite. Spoilers help in decreasing the amount of lift generated as the car runs. It also improves the vehicle’s drag, that force created in your rear while running, allowing it to move faster.

Apart from improved performance, spoilers add a new dimension to your car’s look. It creates an effect that makes your car a stunner. Suddenly, your car qualifies in the race tracks of Daytona. So what are you waiting for? Gear up with spoilers and get improved car performance, better control over steering, and a dashing new look.