Racing modifications consist of making a vehicle more powerful and lighter than its standard version. The vehicles have a higher power to weight ratio which makes them attain maximum acceleration.
Further, additional car modifications are made to the engine which determine the vehicle’s maximum power output. Sport cars have a combination of advanced computer technology and the mechanical components of the manufacturers underlying equipment.
There are aftermarket parts that allow car owners to undertake vehicle tuning for improving power, handling and car body style modifications.
Automotive customization might require you to get rid of some of the installations by the original equipment manufacturer [OEM]. The catch is ensuring that the replacements are suitable for your vehicle.
1. Racing seats.
The racing seats are unique for the purpose of holding the driver in place. Because the race car experience involves high speed and sharp corner maneuvers.
The seats are built with this in mind. However normal car seats fail to provide support to the driver during occasions of high speed and corner maneuvers.
Further, racing seats offer additional safety because of their configuration. In terms of the driver positioning and the types of seat belt installations.
2. Exhaust systems.
Racing modifications will require you to add some aftermarket parts to your exhaust system. For example, electric exhaust cutouts. The purpose of this is to enable the engine to exhale freely during high performance.
While at the same time keeping emissions at the required level. Vehicle exhaust systems consist of emission equipment and a muffler where exhaust gasses must pass before discharge. These usually act as restrictions for the engine to exhale freely.
By installing exhaust system cut outs, it allows your engine’s exhaust fumes to exit without going through restrictions like mufflers and exhaust cutouts.
3. Air intakes.
Think of this as an automotive customization that helps the engine breath better. It involves the use of a large air intake hose and an air filter.
This helps to draw cool air into the engine while preventing it from becoming hot by creating a barrier in between the cool air and the hot engine air. This cool air is drawn in once you hit the accelerator and the throttle body opens up.
This requires the engine control unit to work alongside the accelerator, mass air flow sensor and throttle position sensors. Because these car engine parts determine the amount of air required by the engine in order to have a balanced fuel/air ratio in the combustion chamber.
4. Long tube headers.
When this engine modification is coupled with cold air intakes, you have sorted the engine’s airflow. You usually install the long tube headers along the exhaust system.
Original equipment manufacturer long tube headers have a likelihood of chocking the vehicle’s exhaust gases. Long tube headers are high-performance modifications that improve the engine’s air flow.
Because they are longer than the manufacturer’s installations. Hence enabling a better flow of gas as it leaves through the exhaust valves.
5. Nitrous Oxide systems.
Fifth on our list of high-performance modifications that boosts power output massively is this unique fuel. Nitrous Oxide is a fuel that is more flammable than gasoline.
This is what makes it one of the most risky racing modifications. Because it creates extremely high speeds that could lead to fatal accidents.
6. Aftermarket Turbos.
Turbocharger technology is one of the new ways that manufacturers have embraced in order to release vehicles that have high performance. Nowadays, cars that leave the assembly line when they’re turbocharged or supercharged will not surprise anyone.
However, engine tuning that involves an additional aftermarket turbocharger is a sure way to boost a vehicle’s horsepower. It is possible for racing enthusiasts to install more than one turbocharger.
However, turbochargers need to pair with accompanying modifications in order for the vehicle to perform well. If you are on a low budget, this is not the modification for your engine.
This is one of the engine tuners that should accompany the turbo and superchargers. Because it combats the hot air and the increase in pressure that comes from using super and turbochargers.
The intercoolers function in the same way as radiators. In some occasions the installation of an intercooler may substitute the need for a forced induction upgrade.
Because the installation of intercoolers is at the front of the vehicle’s engine. The function of intercoolers is to help with airflow into the engine.
8. Engine gas recirculation system.
This is an engine modification that is an essential part in reducing engine fuel consumption. The engine recirculation system helps to draw vaporized fuel from the exhaust.
This is the fuel that didn’t burn up to completion yet it was exiting through the exhaust pipes. It then recompresses and recirculates this fuel back into the engine fuel delivery system for re-use.
The entire process reduces power output and that’s why car owners prefer to delete this program from the on board computer.
9. Suspension tweaks.
The normal vehicle suspension system parts offer driving comfort and handling capabilities. Replacing the original equipment manufacturer suspension with a racing suspension system upgrade may sacrifice comfort.
Though it will increase the vehicle’s handling capacity. This enables you to negotiate corners at high speeds. Additionally, aftermarket suspension tweaks will allow vehicle ground clearance adjustment.
Hence the reason why the racing cars sit a much lower ground clearance.
10. ECU Tunes.
Vehicles are a combination of normal internal combustion engine operations alongside an advanced computer programming. The computer found in cars is known as the engine control unit [ECU].
The ECU can be reprogrammed to offer a higher power output. This is a common practice in cars that have an original equipment manufacturer [OEM] forced induction system.
The ECU tuning focuses on air and fuel mixture in the combustion cylinder. However such modifications can result into illegal emission levels.