Car tuning – for personalizing the performance and appearance of your car

Car tuning is a process of modifying a vehicle to personalize its characteristics and features as per the preferences of the owner. Many people like to get the appearance of their vehicle changed such as body or color modification. Sometimes modifications are done to improve the speed of the car. Such changes are not visible but easy to identify.

Black BMW fully tuned

What precautions should be taken while opting for car tuning?

Car owners generally opt for car tuning for their personal pleasure and better driving experience. It can be done in many ways. However, it is very important to be clear about your requirement before you proceed with car tuning. Some changes can be of extreme level and reverting back can turn out to be an expensive affair, especially if you intend to modify the engine of your vehicle. Engine modifications are made to improve the ability to accelerate the car. Hence you will also have to consider the safety issues and see if there is a need to make changes in the breaking and suspension system.

Here are some important things that you need to know about car tuning:

  1. Engine is the heart of the car and if any performance based modifications are required then this is where majority changes will take place.
  2. Go for body tuning if you just need a change of style.
  3. Paint jobs are generally not viewed as priority tuning job.
  4. While going for modification make sure that legal tuning kits are installed.
  5. Those who want to get modification done should check with the manufacturer if cartuning would void the warranty.

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AP suspension kits for you

AP suspension kits are superior quality suspension kits that have been in the market for over a decade now and the products are very popular amongst automobile buffs. The company has its own development, quality management and support team which is why it is able to produce high quality suspension kits. These kits are not mass produced which means that for every car model type a specific kit is designed thus ensuring perfect fit and an individual tailored ride.

Components and features of AP Suspension Kits

AP Suspension Kit comprises of 4 x AP Lowering springs along with 4 x AP Sports dampers.

The features of AP Suspension Kit Contents are as follows:

  1. Several drops are available from 30-80mm (AP specialises in split drops).
  2. Better road holding and cornering speeds because of stiffer rides
  3. Prevents corrosion
  4. Dampers are uprated by thirty percent
  5. Short piston rods for smoother ride
  6. TUV approved
  7. Two year warranty

Benefits

  1. Modern and good quality components
  2. AP suspension kits are available at very affordable prices.
  3. Individual adjustment and improved lowering as per the TUV range.
  4. It allows you to achieve lowering up to 60mm, as a matter of fact it is possible to lower accurately for a milli-meter.
  5. You can expect a combination of sporty handling and great performance along with maximum lowering.
  6. Enough comfort space.
  7. More agility with sporty looks and stance.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer AP products ourselves. Our Anglo-Dutch partner Extreme-carstyling.co.uk does offer AP Suspension kits and we can highly recommend them. The advantage of buying there is low prices and UK mainland free delivery.

Eibach Suspension components

Eibach suspension components are well known for providing vehicle stability. These components provide improved cornering without any kind of discomfort. It is for this reason that World’s most famous race series such as NASCAR, Indy Car, WRC, CART etc. opt for Eibach suspension components. Eibach has a huge list of partners which includes names like Ford, Honda, Audi, BMW, Lamborghini and many more.

Availability and Quality of Eibach suspension components

Eibach suspension components are easily available all over the world. The reason behind the success of this brand is its Quality Management system which keeps track of the latest requirement in the market. The company has achieved all kind of manufacturing certifications that are required by the client or the industry.

Eibach – The team and suspension products

In today’s date the company has over 480 employees across the world. The company has production plants in Europe, North America and Asia. The Engineering and sales offices are located in UK, Australia and South Africa.

Eibach offers various types of suspension solutions. To name a few there is PRO-TONIC electronic suspension module,  B12 Pro-Kit Performance suspension system , B12 sportline sport performance suspension system etc.  Following are some well known and in demand Eibach suspension systems:

  1. PRO-PLUS/ SPORT-PLUS offers superior handling for serious enthusiasts.
  2. PRO-SYSTEM assures high quality extraordinarily smooth ride.
  3. PRO-SYSTEM-PLUS is designed for maximum street performance without compromising on the ride quality.
  4. ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT are specifically designed keeping in mind the off road capability and better on road stability and handling.

Shock Absorbers by BILSTEIN

A shock absorber is a device that is designed to absorb or damp shock impulses. It can be a mechanical or hydraulic device. The basic principle behind the working of a shock absorber is that it converts the kinetic energy of the shock into some other form of energy such as heat in order to damp the shock impulses.

How are BILSTEIN Shock absorbers different from traditional ones?

BILSTIEN shock absorbers are able to deal with extreme stress which is not the case with traditional oil shock absorbers as too much of stress often leads to oil foaming which further results in shock fading thereby causing damping power to reduce. Since traditional shock absorbers had such performance issues BILSTEIN came up with a brilliant solution in 1950.  Gas-pressure technology was developed. This technology was first installed in 1957 for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. For this monotube gas-pressure shock absorbers were used. The idea behind this invention was to have strong shock absorption and suspension irrespective of the magnitude of load.

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BILSTEIN Quality Standards  

BILSTEIN shock absorbers have been built as per OE quality standards, where OE stands for “Original Equipment’. For over six decades now, whether it’s development of suspension components for series production or development of high-performance suspensions for motorsports, BILSTEIN components have been ruling the market. BILSTEIN is also known for the production of high-quality OE replacement. It assures increased power reserves and service life irrespective of the load that it is subjected to. It also provides finest adhesion and great lane change stability even in extreme conditions.

Cartuning – What can be achieved with it?

The basic purpose of car tuning is to modify a vehicle in such a way that it is able to give better performance or to give it a better appearance. Let’s have a look at what all can be achieved with the help of car tuning:

Modification of Interiors and audio system of the vehicle

Modifications can be made in the audio systems by incorporating speakers and sub woofers of superior quality. The audio system can be upgraded, wirings can be replaced etc.

Modifications in interiors are often done for racing events. Cars must adhere to the defined set of regulations. All such events define minimum required vehicle weight. Besides, there is a need to install few more additional items such as Roll cages, seat harness, fire extinguisher etc. which is why it becomes all the more important to incorporate few changes in the interior of the vehicle.

Improving performance

Engine tuning is required when there is a need to improve the performance characteristics of a vehicle. However, you must ensure that all changes are done properly or else it will have a very bad impact on the overall performance of the vehicle and can also lead to failure of mechanical and electrical components.

Suspension tuning

Modifications of shock absorbers, springs and other related components come under this category.

Body tuning

If you require modification in your car in order to change its look and aerodynamic performance then you will be opting for body tuning.

Blue ferrari with amazing body kit

Reverting modified vehicle to original factory settings

Removing modifications of a car and bringing it back to its initial factory settings comes under detuning.