Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets

Paperback | March 13, 2013

byMatt Cramer

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Dream Hot Rod Inside and Out!

Get revved up! Everything you need to know about building your dream hot rod is inside this book. You now have at your disposal the basic automotive techniquesand tools necessary to install any modification to your car. Here's the fastest and easiest way to get started!

Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods is designed to help you modify cars and light trucks for improved performance. While there are many books on individual systems on a car, this practical step-by-step guide provides you with a thorough working knowledge of ALL the systems in a single resource.

Automotive journalist and experienced engineer Matt Cramer has created an invaluable reference for readers regardless of age or experience. Whether you're a hobbyist new to the world of performance cars or a veteran car enthusiast looking to take the next step, you will become better equipped to drive off in the car of your dreams.

There's never been a simpler, more practical approach to modifying cars and light trucks, so you can do-it-yourself--and ultimately end up in the winner's circle!

Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods includes valuable information on:

  • How car systems work
  • Simple ways to improve performance
  • Getting more power out of your engine
  • How to find reliable sources
  • Separating marketing hype from reality
  • Adjusting the engine components and controls for best performance
  • How improving one area may impede another

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Dream Hot Rod Inside and Out!Get revved up! Everything you need to know about building your dream hot rod is inside this book. You now have at your disposal the basic automotive techniquesand tools necessary to install any modification to your car. Here's the fastest and easiest way to get started!...

Matt Cramer is an engineer for DIYAutoTune.com. His job covers a mixture of technical sales, customer support, and research and development for new products. Cramer has experience teaching customers with all levels of technical savvy how to understand, use, install, and troubleshoot electronics and other parts. Cramer is a freelance au...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:March 13, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071804099

ISBN - 13:9780071804097

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Table of Contents

1. Planning: Getting a Clearer Vision of the Car of Your Dreams
2. Researching: Separating Marketing Hype from Reality
3. Wrenching: Tools You'll Need, and How to Use Them
4. Engine - Intake and Exhaust: Simple Ways to Get More Power and Better Sound Out of Your Engine
5. Engine - Internal Work: Getting Inside the Motor for Bigger Power Gains
6. Ultimate Horsepower: Turbocharging, Supercharging, and Nitrous Oxide
7. Engine Tuning: Adjusting the Engine Components and Controls for Best Performance
8. Drivetrain: Putting as Much Power to the Road as Possible
9. Suspension: Tuning it to Best Fit Your Driving Style
10. Brakes: Optimizing Your Stopping Power
11. Interior: Safety, Function, and Style
12. Exterior: Aerodynamics, Lighting, and Appearance