We’ve previously written about the benefits of considering a salvage vehicle for spare parts and how you could potentially score a Hellcat engine at a significantly reduced price at a Copart auto auction. But what we haven’t discussed yet is how to customize your engine.
For those who haven’t ever thought about it, custom engines can transform your car into a completely new experience. And since there are so many different ways to do it, you can customize your engine in a way that matches your particular skill level. Not mechanically inclined, but like the color blue? Get some custom blue ignition cables and swap them out with the standard ones. Consider yourself an engine pro? Try a complete custom mod.
We’re here to give you a crash course in engine customization so you can see the options and the impact it may have on your vehicle. From visual customization to performance enhancement, these are the things you should consider before starting your customization journey.
Visual customization is simple for most everyone to install themselves because it doesn’t really involve a lot of technical experience. Focusing on the visual will make what’s under the hood look highly customized but usually won’t impact the speed of your vehicle. Some of these customization options include:
- Custom ignition cables
- Engine enamel
- Dress up kits
- Custom valve covers
Most of these customizations have to do with color coordination or providing a theme to the factory standard defaults. That way the inside of your car can match the outside.
Want to customize your vehicle in a way that gives it a boost on the road? Performance enhancements are the way to go. These upgrades and modifications can change the way your engine looks as well as improve its performance. If this interests you, you might want to consider the following options:
- Fuel injection upgrade
- Large capacity oil pan
- Complete engine package from a specialist
Because these enhancements take more work to install, they tend to be a bit more expensive than the visual customizations (and can be expensive for a professional to install as well). However, if you take into account the performance impact, it might be worth the price.
Why Customize Your Engine?
Why bother customizing an engine if you rarely see it? Simple, it’s a way to add a personal touch to your vehicle that’s unique. Think of it as a clever tattoo for your car. Not everyone can see it all the time, but you know it’s there and it’s yours.
Engines aren’t the only thing you can customize in a vehicle. Make your next customization a Copart one.