Performance? Why would someone buy performance parts when they are so much more expensive than non performance parts? Because they save you more money down the road that’s why! Performance parts are not only used for upgrading your engine’s horse power and torque, they are also great to use with everyday vehicles.
Cold Air Intake
The first performance parts to discuss are cold air intakes. Cold air intakes move the air filter outside of the engine compartment so that cooler air can be sucked into the engine for combustion. Cooler air brings more oxygen (denser air) into the combustion chamber and that means more power.
The first benefit of replacing this stock air intake system is increased acceleration due to added horsepower and torque. Secondly, with more air in the combustion mixture, the engine uses less fuel to power itself. Depending on the car, it could range from $30 to anywhere past that, to upgrade your cold air intake. There are a variety of filters and kits you can buy with costs ranging from $50 to $200.
Braided Brake Lines
The next important performance parts are braided stainless steel brake lines. Braided stainless steel brake lines are flexible hoses fitted to a hydraulic brake system. The stainless wire braid more effectively resists expansion. It’s more beneficial down the road, allowing the brake lines to last many miles longer. They are not pricey ranging around $20 depending the brand you want.
The final performance part to discuss are coil-over’s. “Coil-over” is short for “coil spring over shock.” It consists of a shock absorber with a coil spring encircling it. Some coil-overs allow adjustment of ride height and preload, using a simple threaded spring perch similar to a nut.
Why would someone would get coil-overs? Coil overs help to save gas mileage as well as make the vehicle harder to tip over. The cost is a little scary, $200 and above, but is worth it.