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Car hacks & mods for dummies

Author: David Vespremi
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2004.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Ever wish you'd been invited to the design and engineering meetings when your car was being created? Well, here's how to add what they forgot and change what bugs you! This handy guide steers you safely past warranty pitfalls, shows you what modifications are legal, provides performance tips, and helps you make your car look cool.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Vespremi
ISBN: 0764571427 9780764571428
OCLC Number: 56802242
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cool car basics --
Planning it smart --
Balanced performance --
Safety gear --
Tires --
Wheels --
Fashion is a fickle thing --
Vanity? Performance? A little of both? --
Detailing 101 --
Slowing down --
Basic braking bolt-ons --
Get on the diet! --
Basic power bolt-ons --
Building a strong foundation --
Thinking of adding boost --
Have boost, need more --
Scanning the codes --
What's inside your car's brain --
Reflashes and EPROM swaps --
Black boxes --
Integrated piggybacks --
Full standalone ECUs --
Ten online resources --
Ten car modding problems.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Car hacks and mods for dummies
Responsibility: by David Vespremi.
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