First Five Mods You Should Do to Your 86/BRZ/FR-S

No, adding power isn’t one of them.


When people start modifying their cars, their first thought is usually to increase the power. More horsepower means a faster, more enjoyable car, right? Well, as it turns out, the first mods you should be doing to your car have nothing to do with power.

#1 & #2

The first car mods any enthusiast should consider seem pretty obvious. A car’s tires are the ultimate upgrade to any car, helping in acceleration, cornering speed, and stopping distance. Brakes are also a good enhancement, allowing for better grab, more stopping power, and the ability to soak up more heat.

 #3 & #4 – This gets overlooked a lot with our platform Thank Fully the 2017 has upgraded Final Drive

A limited-slip differential helps distribute power better to each of a car’s driven wheels more evenly, and a shorter final drive ratio puts more torque to the wheels faster.


Finally, an exhaust is a great upgrade for more fun in your car, but not for reasons you might think. In addition to the more enjoyable engine sound, a good exhaust will also shed numerous pounds from a car’s curb weight.

Jason Fenske of ROAD & TRACK Engineering Explained is here to show us why these mods are the best choices for people thinking about taking the dive into car customization.

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