When the pavement ends, the fun begins for many people. Bringing cars,
trucks and other vehicles off the beaten path to tear it up on the dirt
has long been a pastime of motorsports aficionados, and those who really
want to take their four-wheeling experience to the next level will look
for any edge in performance they can find. Want to leave your competition
to eat your dust while they disappear in your rear-view mirror? Here are
just a few of the popular upgrades our Houston high performance auto experts
can help you choose and install.
A good off-roading vehicle depends on many different factors, but there
is perhaps none more important than the suspension that holds your car
up. Whereas someone who wants to tear it up at the local racetrack or
down the drag strip might want a stiffer suspension setup designed for
as little movement as possible, a good off-roading setup will be soft,
malleable, and provide support while still having lots of travel for your
wheels to use to traverse over the roughest and toughest of terrain.
Any off-roader can tell you that speed isn’t everything out on the
dirt, and in fact cars designed to go fast often don’t have what
it takes to handle it when the trial truly gets tough. Re-gearing your
transmission for ratios designed to produce torque is one of the most
highly sought-after upgrades for all types of off-roaders, including trucks,
cars, and SUVs. By being able to keep the engine revved while the vehicle
moves slowly, these gear ratios can provide you with the torque you need
to tackle the toughest obstacles without the risk or worry of your power
dying out when you need it most.
Wheels & Tires
Better suspension and torque-oriented gears are popular, but they can only
help so much if your car doesn’t have the grip and traction needed
to utilize them to their full potential. Bigger wheels, including tires
with large, beefy sidewalls give your car a platform it can use to keep
more rubber on the ground, maximizing grip and giving you the ability
to scale obstacles you previously thought impossible. Wheels constructed
from high-strength materials will also hold their shape in even the most
abusive and brutal conditions that most stock wheels would never dream
of holding up through.
Looking to install these or any of our other popular upgrades?
Call HP Motorsports today at 281-231-9950 to request a service estimate!