Air Flow – The Critical Path To Car Performance

One of the most important and often subconscious things to keep in mind when buying a used car is the smell. The smell can tell you wonders about the car because of the amount of things that could be potentially wrong with the car based on how it smells. Here are a few smells and what they might indicate.

Three of the boost control mods are: Bleeder-T Mod, Clamp Mod, and the VSV Bypass Mod. Each of these modifications raise boost levels without the use of a boost controller. But you have to keep a close eye on your boost gauge, and make sure they are not allowing the turbos to boost too high (18psi is a safe level).

Unbolt the old exhaust system beginning from the rear of the car and make your way forward. Typically, the bolts are rusty and difficult to remove unless you’ve got an impact gun. Apply some WD-40 to penetrate the bolts.

Above all other factors, the most common reason for tire failure is a lack of pressure. A lot of people are unaware that a small amount of pressure seeps from between the membranes of their wheels’ rubber. Over the course of a couple of weeks, the pressure loss in undetectable. Over several months, however, it can be substantial.

The Tanabe Hyper Medallion, the discontinued Tanabe G-Power Medallion and the GReddy (SP) Street Performance seem to be the quietest. At anything less than full throttle, they are no louder than stock. But at full throttle they seem to “wake up” a bit.

One of the most confusing seems to be the term cat-back system. It is actually a very straight forward idea, but the name may not be understood. As part of the exhaust system in most cars in America is a special device called a catalytic converter. This device is designed to remove harmful chemicals in the exhaust steam, buy converting them to other less harmful products. The catalytic converter recyclers or cat is required in all 50 states, and it is illegal to drive a car without one.

How many miles does it already have on it? If you’re looking for a specific make and model of car, do your home work and see what total milage that car is good for in its life time. Also look for what kind of gas milage to expect, and were there any recalls for that car that year.

The body of the car is the outer shell that surrounds the mechanical parts and the passengers inside. Most bodies are made of steel, although some parts are made of strong plastic or fiberglass. The body includes the passenger compartment, hood, trunk and the fenders which cover the wheels.