The use of aftermarket performance auto parts isn’t for the faint of heart.
You want to drive off-road and use your vehicle heavily without it breaking? Performance auto parts are the way to go. From performance brake kits to exhaust pipes to clutches and flywheels, you need the best of the best for your vehicle.
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Why Aftermarket Performance Auto Parts?
Is there a reason why you should buy aftermarket parts (parts not made by the vehicle’s original manufacturer) instead of buying replacement parts / upgrades from the original manufacturer?
The answer is yes, but it depends on why you want new parts.
If you are simply trying to repair a broken part on your vehicle with the same piece, then by all means, go with the original manufacturer. However, if you want to customize your vehicle, then you will be less limited by choosing aftermarket performance auto parts.
There is a practically unlimited assortment to choose from.
Types of Parts
Some different parts of your vehicle which you might think about upgrading are:
Cold Air Intake Systems
A cold air intake is like amazing medicine that allows your engine to finally breath.
On the cheaper end of aftermarket performance modifications, a cold air intake system typically only costs a few hundred dollars, and allows cold air with more oxygen to get to the engine, which means more power.
A simple fix!
Some kits will raise your car while others can lower its stance for improved performance. They’ll also work to support your vehicle to enhances its load and towing capacities.
Air suspension kits have an airbag located at each wheel, which are inflated until the body of the vehicle is at the desired height. Coilover suspension kits are traditional coil springs which lift the body of the vehicle to your desired height. The difference is that air suspension kits, while more expensive, are easier to adjust at a moment’s notice.
These systems allow for a quicker, more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape. This means your engine “breathes” better, so spent fuel and air exit the combustion chambers faster.
– Matt Holliday
A performance exhaust system allows the exhaust gases to escape faster, meaning the engine has more clean air to burn, which equals more power.
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Find a Partner
When you’re in the market for aftermarket performance auto parts, there are three things to look for in the company you buy from:
- An expert who can help you get exactly what you want out of aftermarket performance auto parts
- Someone who will keep the prices lower for specialty parts (independent dealer / supplier)
- An owner whose first name you know: meet Kevin!