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How do you customize your own car?

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Customizing a car can be done by installing aftermarket body kits, engine upgrades and changing the interior. The majority of a vehicle, besides its chassis, can be customized to fit the individual needs of the driver. Some of the more simpler custom installations include body kits, wheels and aftermarket radios.

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Body kits replace existing body panels on a car. Front bumpers, for example, may have special vents called splitters which are used in racing cars to provide more down-force, while street vehicles use it for looks. Other body kits include adding additional lips to the bottom of the vehicle.

Installing engine bolt-ons is another simple way to customize a vehicle. Bolt-ons include a cold air intake or exhaust headers, and are upgrades that can be easily installed onto an engine.

Interior upgrades include racing seats, which allow a driver to sit in a more upright position. The seats generally offer more support for the driver.

To actually install the parts onto a vehicle, use the following instructions.

  1. Purchase the parts
  2. Source out and purchase the parts wanted for the vehicle.

  3. Install the parts
  4. Some custom jobs may require a professional in order to install the parts. However, for body kits, the bumpers will have to be removed and replaced with the new piece. Bolt-ons require a similar process, and require the old part to be replaced; so does the seat.

  5. Test drive the vehicle
  6. After the parts are installed, test drive the vehicle and make sure it is safe for the road.

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