Before adding some flair and performance to your ride, you might be wondering a few things about your potential upgrades. With new parts and upgrades being developed daily, and tons of information out there, discovering which parts are right for you requires some research. There’s a lot to consider in the world of aftermarket upgrades, so let’s get into a few common questions collectors, builders, and car enthusiasts at JDMuscle have answered over the years. 

Who Installs Aftermarket Parts?

Many modern aftermarket parts are designed for simplicity, and minor upgrades like subispeed headlights or wings can safely be installed at home with basic tools. For suspension systems, body kits, and other complex internal upgrades, a dealership or local mechanic you trust is the preferred installation choice. It’s important to note, that while a dealership can install aftermarket parts, only the labor is generally under warranty. 

Which Aftermarket Parts Improve Car Performance the Most?

While nearly every aftermarket part will modify performance to some degree (think added weight, aerodynamics, etc), these common upgrades will provide a more noticeable degree of performance enhancement. 

  • Shocks & Suspension: A lower center of gravity and tighter suspension improves handling, surface grip, and reduces vehicle sway and weight shift during acceleration, braking, and cornering. 
  • Sway Bars: Connected to front and rear wheels, a tighter sway bar can improve steering performance and reduce weight shifting. For FWD, a tighter sway bar in the front can correct understeer. For RWD, a tighter sway bar in the back can reduce oversteer. 
  • Car Respiration: The better your car breathes, the better it runs. Everything from upgrading air intake and air filters, to the addition of a free-flow exhaust system, will greatly enhance your engine performance.

Seek the Guidance of a Professional 

Whether you need advice on the perfect modification, or you’re hoping to add some aesthetic styling, our aftermarket experts at JDMuscle are happy to help. We work directly with our parts manufacturers and have detailed information on all of the built-to-last parts supplied through our user-friendly website. 

If you’d like to learn more about the extensive selection of aftermarket parts offered at JDMuscle, don’t hesitate to reach out to our helpful professionals today!