Wednesday, December 15, 2010
My favorite modification
I've made all kinds of modifications to my cars. From custom wheels and tires to short shift kits and stiffer bushings. I'm happy with all of the mods I have to my cars. However, if I had to choose a favorite modification, I'd have to say suspension.
Let's face it: Most small cars aren't that fast, and without putting tons of money into the engine, they'll never be straight-line cars. However, for not much money, you can upgrade your suspension system and make a heck of a difference in handling. In fact, I'd say that suspension modifications are the best mod you can do to an inexpensive small car.
Take, for example, my Toyota Yaris. I've currently got Tokico HP shocks, Tein S-Tech springs, and a TRD rear swaybar. These three modifications make the car so much more entertaining to drive, especially in the curves. Total investment: About $750. Add a set of sticker tires, and you can complete your suspension package. Of course, a lowered car typically looks better, too, so there's that added bonus. Of course, you don't have to spend that much on a suspension setup. You can just start with a set of springs for around $200.
And upgraded suspension is probably my favorite subcompact car modification for both performance and looks.
What's your favorite mod?