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[인터넷내꺼 article] Car Tuning

Car tuning is both an industry and a hobby, in which a car is modified in order to improve its performance and handling and improve the owner's driving style. It is related to auto racing, but most performance cars never compete.  Car tuning is in fact very popular today. 

 

Performance

 

Another major facet of tuning includes performance modification the car exterior.  Sometimes this is done to improve the aerodynamic performance of a vehicle, as in the case of some wings or bumper canards or to lighten the vehicle through replacing bodywork components such as hoods and rear view mirrors with components made from lighter composites such as CRFP.  More often however, these modifications are done mainly to improve a vehicle's appearance, as in the case of non-functioning scoops, wide arches or any aesthetic modification which offers no benefit to performance.  The term Detuning can also refer to the reduction or decrease of performance in a particular area of tuning.

 

Speed

 

Cornering speeds and adhesion can be improved through the generation of down force which becomes effective at speeds of 120kmh and over.  The stiffer shock absorbers improve the dynamic weight shifting during high speed cornering.  A well tuned car can compete with these road monsters in terms of speed and appearance.

 

Power

 

For example cars may be altered to provide better fuel economy, produce more power at high RPM or the ride comfort may be sacrificed to provide better handling.  Engine tuning as of late has been marketed as the replacement of basic engine components with after-market versions that perform the exact same functions as those replaced while promising an increase in power output.  One of the key differences between the American Muscle Industry and the "Tuner Industry" is American Muscle for many years relied on cubic inches and liters to gain performance and horsepower, A "Tuner" relies on multiple valves and precise timing to do this but with increased success of engine swapping the sky's the limit for these enthusiasts.  Adding parts to increase horsepower and torque is mechanical performance tuning,.

 

Price

 

The two main factors to look at are the price of the car and the skill level required to master the car.  In fact, the majority of car tuners prefer economy and moderately priced cars such as the Honda Civic, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Matrix, Ford Focus, Chrysler 300 and many others.

 

Modifications

 

Lowering the center of gravity is another aim of body tuning dealt with via suspension modifications.  The most popular modifications include suspension upgrades, exhaust systems, and turbos.  Many countries have legal requirements in regard to what car owners can and can't do in relation to vehicle modifications.  Interior modifications often call for a change or upgrade from factory-installed equipment.  Exterior modifications could include body kits, spoilers, HID(High-Intensity Discharge) Xenon & Neon headlights, Alloy Wheels, and carbon fiber body components.

 

Car tuning is both an industry and a popular hobby, in which a car is modified in order to improve its performance and handling and improve the owner's driving style.  It also is a very fine process- and one can very easily ruin their vehicle by adding modifications to it. Car tuning is an industry and a hobby, for many, which can be very expensive and time-consuming.

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