Stephen Brooks makes great videos
like this one (if you like low and slow VAG cars).
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There's nothing wrong with aftermarket wheels - they are a legitimate performance upgrade - and the same goes for an aftermarket exhaust and air filter. Most people can't afford to do massive modifications to their car, especially if its from the last 20 years.
(Original post by JC.)
Depends what you call "modified".
Chucking some aftermarket wheels on, an air filter and a 'zorst isn't "modifying" that's just buggering about for kids that haven't really got a clue.
I modify cars quite often, but most of my mods are under the bonnet.
Spot the difference:
Changing the wheels on a car can MASSIVELY change the handling characteristics of a car. The exhaust and air filter are needed if you want to later upgrade the engine more throughly and even on their own can get you 10-20 bhp on some cars, especially turbocharged cars.
Then there's the option of getting the car remapped which again on turbocharged car can get you brilliant performance gains for a relatively small investment.
In general it's good to see people taking enough of an interest in their car to make modifications and personalisations.
Personally the reason I haven't done any more than fit an aftermarket exhaust is because to do anything more drastic to the car would cost £2000++. Even getting the wheels I'd want would be £1000+...
I'm not a massive fan of that car but I do respect the work that has gone into it. My tastes are much more centred around Japanese cars; probably because I grew up playing Gran Turismo... I know a lot of people don't rate them but I think the sound of the SR20DET being mashed against the limiter while screaming sideways is a beautiful thing, second only to the sound of the Japspeed V8 S15 being similarly mashed...
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