|12-19-2012, 12:41 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Are you looking for mods best and most effective for
1. MPG gains
2. Power gains
3. Handling gains
4. 1/4 miles gains
5. Seating capacity gains
6. Reliability gains
7. show points
8. Gains in SPL
9. Reducing car interior temp
10. Gains for resale value
11. lowering the drag coefficient.
12. creature comfort
1000. getting better traction
Please report more specifics.
|12-19-2012, 03:39 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Super Duper Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bergen, Norway
Most important I would say for the CR-Z would be to get rid of those stock tires though. They are truly horrible! And while you're at that, get some nice rims, making the car instantly look better, without even affecting resale value
2011 CR-Z GT 6mt - Premium White Pearl - Build thread
|12-19-2012, 10:39 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Super Duper Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Nor East
Top 5 Bang for the Buck List:
5. Seat covers
4. JR Super Charger
1. Convex side mirrors
Performance enthusiasts will fuss, but those are the things that I think will make the most significant difference in the ownership experience... relative to their price.
How to ruin a perfectly good CBP
|12-19-2012, 11:08 PM||#7 (permalink)|
CR-Z Forum Librarian
Join Date: Mar 2011
The DIY mods on the board, like tail light border, and footwell lighting increase.
These are pretty much generic, and pretty close to free.
Then decide where you want to go with your car - interior, exterior aesthetics, performance, comfort, whatever.
We all have limited budgets, so plan your project and pick your priorities.
And have fun!
SOME SAY, that when he gets into his car, he plugs the IMA cable into his left ear … but no one can tell who is charging whom!
|12-19-2012, 11:37 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richmond, BC
I always say, start from ground up. No matter what you mod, you will feel it more if your car can put it on the floor. Tires first.
Shoes and watches make a man. Rims make a car. Aside from looking good, lighter wheels will help acceleration. 1 Lb off your wheels is equivalent to 20 Lbs off your car. For a low powered car, weight reduction will really help power to weight ratio.
You want to go fast? But think about stopping fast first. Braking can shave off more time than fast car with small brakes. Even off the track, you will benefit in situations on the road. Go, turn or stop is all about control and the more control you have, the safer you can drive.
You can grip the road great and go fast in a straight line but unless you love drag racing and Nascar (redneck racing), you would need suspensions to keep center of gravity low and centered for good balance. Adjusting the alignment will keep your contact patch optimal in turns and help steering response.
When all the footwork is done, then think about power and it all has to do with breathing, unless you want to mess with internals like cams, pistons, etc, which is expensive. Get more air in with intakes (cold air for power in high end and short ram for power in low end and better response). Throttle body and intake manifold to eliminate bottle neck. Then exhaust - less resistance to air flow for better fuel economy and more power.
All interior mods are for your driving comfort.
Hope this is a good overview for you on modding.