Modifying your first car!
I've had this question a few times.. so I figured I'd give my insight!
Modifying your first car can be a fun and exciting process, but it can also be overwhelming if you don't know where to start. Here are some tips and steps for simple modifications that you can do on your own:
Start with the Basics: Before you dive into any major modifications, start with the basics. Make sure that your car is running smoothly and efficiently by getting regular maintenance and servicing. Check your tires, brakes, and suspension to ensure that they're in good condition and functioning properly.
Upgrade the Lighting: One of the easiest and most affordable modifications you can do is to upgrade your lighting. Swap out your old bulbs with LED lights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient. You can also add LED light strips to the interior for a custom look.
Install a Cold Air Intake: A cold air intake is a relatively simple modification that can improve your car's performance. It allows cooler, denser air to enter the engine, which can increase horsepower and torque. Installation is typically straightforward and can be done on your own.
Upgrade the Exhaust System: A new exhaust system can improve the sound of your car and increase horsepower. You can opt for a cat-back exhaust system, which replaces everything from the catalytic converter back to the exhaust tip, or a muffler upgrade, which replaces the muffler with a high-performance one.
Add Custom Wheels: Custom wheels can give your car a unique look and improve its performance. Make sure that the wheels you choose are the right size and have the appropriate offset for your car. You can also add wheel spacers for a wider stance.
In conclusion, modifying your first car can be a rewarding experience if you start with simple modifications that you can do on your own. Upgrade the lighting, install a cold air intake, upgrade the exhaust system, and add custom wheels to give your car a custom look and improved performance. Remember to always do your research and consult with a professional if you're unsure about any modifications.
Here was my IS300 when I bought it... vs NOW! I started off with these small mods and worked my way up to bigger things over time.
'stock' (except for wheels from the previous owner) below
Can't wait to see the builds from all of you Garage Girls!