Vehicle Performance Modification Services in Southern Saskatchewan
Many of today’s cars and trucks already come with impressive horsepower, but why stop there? A variety of upgrades can quickly and easily increase horsepower and improve overall performance. Here are a few of the ways you can give your vehicle more muscle. High Energy Performance works with a wide variety of vehicles including cars, SUVs, Jeeps, large trucks, and pickup trucks.
Let’s start with good old spark plugs. These sit inside the cylinder heads and ignite the fuel. This combustion is what makes your engine run, so as simple as spark plugs are, you’re going nowhere without them. Over time, spark plugs get dirty, corrode and eventually wear out. They might still do their job, but not as efficiently as when they were new. Make sure you change your spark plugs regularly so you get the best possible performance from your engine.
Superchargers and Turbochargers
Adding a supercharger or turbocharger is an engine upgrade that can yield big horsepower gains. These devices accomplish this by increasing airflow, so that the engine can add more fuel to the combustion process. Although the result is the same, each one works slightly different.
A supercharger gets its power from a belt connected to the engine and delivers power the instant you hit the gas. A turbocharger gets its power from the exhaust system, which is more efficient, but produces a delay (or “turbo lag”) when you press the pedal.
Exhaust Headers and Manifolds
You should be noticing a theme at this point. Improving engine performance and horsepower is all about airflow. It’s not just about the air coming into the engine. The air going out also matters.
Stock exhaust manifolds are designed to meet emissions requirements, not provide optimum horsepower. Replacing these parts allows air to move more quickly through the exhaust system. Long-tube headers give you more horsepower at midrange and top RPMs, while short headers deliver improvements at lower RPMs.