Blog: Easy DIY Car Mods You Can Do At Home

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Your car is not just a means of transportation; it is a canvas waiting to be personalized and upgraded. If you have a passion for cars and want to make your ride stand out, consider exploring some DIY car mods that you can do in the comfort of your driveway or garage! These modifications can enhance your vehicle's performance and aesthetics and provide an exciting opportunity to express creativity.

New Wheels
Do you want to get black wheels but do not want to be irresponsible with your money and waste it on a new set of wheels? Or, if you are looking for a temporary alternative because you do not want to fully commit to replacing your rims, then you should consider a cheaper approach to get black rims called: Plasti Dip!

Plasti Dip comes in a spray can bottle but do not be afraid! It is not permanent and does not stink like paint; it is a temporary spray that comes in four colors, including black, yellow, red, and blue.

If applied properly, it can last you up to three years without being retouched. Plasti Dip is a very flexible and rubber-like material that can be easily peeled whenever you want to remove it.

Here is the process of how to spray your rims:
Step 1: Clean your wheels with soap and water to remove all the brake dust and get in all the nooks and crannies; after they are washed, dry them.

Step 2: Protect your car's sensitive parts by covering any parts you do not want the spray to get into, like your fenders, with a plastic bag or towel.

You can take the wheels off and insert playing cards between the rim and tires for an easier approach. If not, you can spray a thick layer and cut the excess off carefully with a razor blade.

Step 3: Get a bucket full of warm water and put the cans inside to get warmed up for an easier and smoother application.

Step 4: Spray the first coat lightly and evenly, covering 50 percent of the wheels. While spraying, rotate the wheels to get every inch. The second coat should be thick and wet; to avoid getting drips or bubbles, spray from 10 inches away.

If you like the results so far, it is optional if you want to apply 3-4 coats, but if you do, make sure to wait 20 minutes between each coat so they can dry and rotate the wheels to get every angle.

Step 5: Repeat the rest for the other wheels.

Step 6: Finish. Remove the playing cards and plastic bags or trim the excess with a razor.

If you are a visual learner, follow this link to watch a video on how to plasti dip your rims the correct way.

After you see the final result and you do not like it, you can always remove the plasti dip with GOO GONE and peel it off or wash it off with a power wash machine.

Changing the Exhaust System
Upgrading your car's exhaust system is one of the most popular and rewarding modifications you can do at home. Not only does it enhance the sound and performance of your vehicle, but it also adds a touch of aggression and personality to your ride.

Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1: Research and Choose the Right Exhaust System
Research the options and select an exhaust system that suits your preferences and vehicle model. Consider your area's sound level, material, and legal requirements. Various options include cat-back systems, axle-back systems, and muffler deletes.

Step 2: Gather the Tools and Materials
To successfully install your new exhaust system, you will need a few tools, such as wrenches, a jack, jack stands, and safety goggles. Ensure you have the appropriate tools and safety gear before you begin the installation process.

Step 3: Remove the Old Exhaust System
Using the jack and jack stands, safely elevate your vehicle to gain access to the exhaust system. Start by loosening the bolts connecting the old system to the catalytic converter and muffler. Carefully detach the old system, ensuring it does not damage any surrounding components.

Step 4: Install the New Exhaust System
Following the instructions provided by the manufacturer, install the new exhaust system. Take your time to align the components correctly and secure them using the supplied clamps or bolts. Double-check all connections to ensure a proper fit.

Step 5: Test and Enjoy
Once you have completed the installation, start your vehicle, and listen to the new, invigorating sound. Take your car for a test drive to experience the enhanced performance and the satisfying rumble of your upgraded exhaust system.

How to add a Front Splitter
If you are wondering, "What is a car front splitter?" It is a flat piece of bodywork made of plastic and carbon fiber that extends forward from the bottom of the car's front bumper and is used as an aerodynamic device that will reduce drag by creating a low-pressure area on the front of the auto.

Car enthusiasts usually add this to make their vehicles look cleaner and more aggressive, but it can be done to any car, whether you are a car fanatic or not.

Here are the following steps to install this car part:

Step 1: Find the correct splitter for your auto's year, make, and model, and ensure it is a high-quality splitter; that way, it will not break easily.

Step 2: Mount the car on jacks or any car ramps because you must get under the vehicle to see better.

Step 3: Look for the mounting points on your vehicle, usually found on the front bumper under the car.

Step 4: Once you have found the mounting points, use screws or bolts to attach the splitter to your car.

Step 5: You are done; remove the jacks from your auto and check that the splitter is mounted correctly before you drive.

If you still need clarification, follow this link to watch a short video on how to install a front splitter properly.

We hope this blog helps you gain more insight into checking out a few easy modifications you can do right in the comfort of your home. With the mentioned alterations, you can change your car drastically in your own unique way. Not only will you save money, but you will also gain valuable knowledge and satisfaction from completing these modifications with your own two hands.

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