Creating the perfect vehicle performance build

Creating the perfect vehicle performance build:



So you just watched Fast and the Furious and want to go fast huh? We’ve all been there, haha.

On a more serious note, let’s get to work and figure out how to get the most bang for your buck!


There are many, many ways to upgrade your vehicle, and it all comes down to what you are looking for.

Is it speed? Style? A little bit of both? Most people looking for speed start at the engine and work their way down, whereas people looking to change the styling of the car rarely even have to pop the hood. If I am doing my own build I usually prefer a mix of both.


Engine modification can range from as simple as a new engine intake, all the way to a complete engine internal rebuild. Turbos, superchargers, nitrous, you name it and it can be done. It usually just depends how wide of a wallet you have available. A couple hundred bucks can turn to thousands really quick once you get hooked on the rush of modification haha.


The best thing you can do is to sit and think about exactly what it is that you want. Once you start to get a vision then start sketching or writing down what it is that you want to do. After a little bit of thinking you will come up with a basic concept for your creation, and once that happens then you need to chase that idea with a passion.


Remember that every car build will always be a bit different than the last, and a lot of people use modifications as a way to express themselves and nothing more. Not everybody is trying to race, and not everybody is trying to look cool, we’re all just out here trying to have a good time.

Most importantly, have fun!! Enjoy what you are doing, even if it is not the most exotic build or the fastest car that does not matter, what matters is how much fun you have with it while you’re working. The feeling of that first start up after an engine build is usually one of the biggest rushes/feelings of accomplishment for myself.


Not everyone can buy a Bugatti, but sometimes all you need is a wooden Lambo

If you ever have an idea you are unsure how to execute then feel free to reach out here or send me a message at, I love solving challenges.



  • Abagatan says:

    I have been always intrigued by the modifications of motorcycles and vehicles. Whether it be their concern is to add more to the company’s design on the speed and style.

    Once I did it myself to my motorcycle but after all I returned to the original design for speed because my modification added consumption to the fuel and tiredness to the engine with the same speed.

    On your experience as having the shop doing modifications on both speed and style, do you think it is economical to do it than to buy a new one with the desired speed and style?
    Would the modification not compromise the security purposes and add more risk to the owner and user?

  • Jim says:

    Since I am past the age of being a speed demon, I am working on some style changes to my ’72 Datsun 240Z, starting with methodically replacing the metal body parts with carbon fiber and creating additional vents in the carbon fiber replacement parts, especially the hood. This will greatly reduce the weight and add to not only the speed but, more importantly, the fuel efficiency and maneuverability.

    I’ve also added some aftermarket wheels to spice up the Z’s looks and some aftermarket sway bars to add more stability in handling.

    Do you have any suggestions of other upgrades that might be worthwhile?


    • GGrey says:

      Hello Jim, that sounds like an awesome project! You will have to let me know when it is finished, I would love to see some pictures of it 🙂

      Depending on what kind of styling you like I would suggest maybe adding some coilovers and adjusting the suspension height/aerodynamics, along with the sway bars it would contribute to some great handling

      Take care!


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