How To Build A Car You Can Be Proud Of
In 2016, with social media making the world smaller (and meaner), you may be wondering how to create the car of your dreams without the influence of everyone else’s opinions clouding your vision. If you’re not fortunate enough to have a trusted shop to turn to, (see: No Limit Motorsport) here are some things to consider hen starting a new build, totally changing directions of your current one, or deciding whether or not to buy those expensive 3 piece wheels the internet is raving about.
Many people turn to social media pages for advice on what people think will look best on their car, which brand is the best, or what their next mod should be. Unfortunately, many times this results in a whole bunch of people yelling at you, “don’t build your car for the Internet!” While that should be common sense, sometimes its nice to have a second opinion. If you’re afraid to venture onto the Internet for advice, websites such as Sport Compact Warehouse have live online help to answer all the questions you may have. If you’re looking into power mods, you may come across someone or even several people, who have had bad experiences with that turbo kit you want to install. Maybe you’re not sure if your gold and green color scheme really looks as nice as it does in your head. But at the end of the day, it’s your car, and you’re the one spending the money on it. So ask questions and don’t be afraid of the Facebook jerks giving you heat for asking a second opinion. Just take their advice with caution.
That Being Said, Don’t Build Your Car For the Internet
We get it, everyone wants to be liked. Everyone wants their car to be noticed and accepted, but as previously mentioned, it’s your car and your vision alone. If you REALLY want to buy that exhaust that everyone says sounds like a lawn mower, then do it. Because at the end of the day, it’s your car, and you’re the only person not benefiting from your car not being exactly how YOU want it to be. If everyone listened to everyone else, we would have a bunch of the same cars looking the same way, and that’s not what its about. Stay true to your own ideas and stand your ground against those who have negative things to say about it.
Do Your Research
Want to know whats worse than spending $5000 on a bunch of mods that ultimately blow your car up? Not much. Cars are an expensive hobby, so take the time to do the research. Whether that may be on the parts themselves, the distributors, the shops working on your car, or the tuners, its important to really know what you’re getting into. How reliable are these people, places, and parts? Spur of the moment purchases are fun, but reliability is more fun. Make sure when picking a place for installations or tunes you are going to an experienced shop who is familiar with your car and the parts inside of it. No Limit Motorsport has 15 years of experience with many different makes and models, which is what makes them a reliable place to bring your car to. Nothing beats experience. The website Sport Compact Warehouse is another great site for some of the highest quality car parts and the most reasonable prices. Doing research could save you money in your pockets for more parts.
Don’t be Afraid to Go Fast
In 2016 and years before, stance has become a main focus in the car scene. That’s great, but many people you ask might tell you they went that route because it was easier on their wallets and their cars. This is why making sure you do your research is so important. With a trustworthy shop, the experience of truly building a car will be enjoyable instead of a nightmare. Keeping the performance mods to a minimum might be safer theoretically, but there is no better feeling than flying down the track at 120+ miles an hour without the fear of a cop waiting around the corner. If that’s an experience you think you would love (which you probably will) then go for it! Don’t be afraid to get down and dirty and build a real racecar.
Following Trends Are Okay, But Set Your Own Too
Just like everything else in this world, sometimes taking a step out of your comfort zone can have awesome results. Try not to worry too much about what others think. Chances are, there is someone somewhere is driving a Honda Pilot dreaming about one day owning a car as cool as yours. Your car should be a reflection of you and no one else. Start a trend and you might find out that everyone has been waiting to see something like that for years.
No Limit Motorsport’s goal is to help you do exactly these things; to turn your vision into a reality. With so many years of experience within sales, installation and tuning, there’s no better place to check out. You can call them toll free at 1-866-381-4618 for questions, appointments, or help picking out the perfect part for your ride. You can also check out No Limit online here.