Top of the line brand new race cars can cost a lot of money. If you are new to car racing, you don’t have to buy an expensive race car right away. You can go for a second-hand car and turn it into an awesome race car that’s good enough for you to practice as a beginner. This can turn into the best budget track car that you can have for the moment. Here are some of the modifications that you can do to turn a cheap car into a race car that you can use on track.
1. Add Fans for Ventilation
In a car race, the engine heats quicker than with regular driving since it works harder. If your engine overheats, it’s game over. This is why it’s important that your vehicle has proper ventilation to prevent overheating, which can make the car stop working. Additional fans are the answer to that.
2. Update Parts to Make It More Powerful
Check the parts to ensure that there are no damages. If there are, see to it that they are fixed properly. Since you will be needing more power for the race, you may replace some parts or even replace the entire engine. Your car can be faster and more powerful even with its old outside casing, but with its new engine.
3. Eliminate Features That Use Power
As a car racer, the main goal for you is to drive as fast as you can to win the race. Sometimes, it’s not only adding powerful parts that can help you make your car more powerful, but it’s also eliminating unnecessary things that you don’t really need. Assess and determine which features are using the power of your car and also making it heavy, which you don’t really need. Eliminate them to make your car lighter and for it to save more on power. For instance, air conditioning and power steering are things that may not be that important in a race car, but they use the power of your car. Remove them so power will not be wasted.
4. Invest on Safety Features
Car racing can be exciting and fun. However, it can also be dangerous. Since you and the other drivers are running on full speed, risks such as sliding or bumping to each other can happen, which can cause injuries or even more serious problems. Although racing cars can be thrilling, you shouldn’t just focus on making your vehicle faster and more powerful, but safety must also be given importance. Add various safety features that can make your car safer to drive on the track.
5. Use Sticky Tires
Fast cars are more prone to slide on a track and this can lead to disaster. This is why it’s a smart decision to replace the tires of your second-hand car with sticky tires. This will give your car more traction lowering the chance of sliding on the road.
If you are not a pro at this, ask the help of a professional so that the modifications and changes that will be made in turning your second-hand car into a race car will be a success.