Any proud car owner will, more often than not, look for ways to personalize his or her car. Be it for performance, looks or functionality, a car owner will look to make the car a more endearing vehicle according to their taste or personality. The type of accessories that will benefit both car and owner will depend on whether the car is a weekend toy or a daily commuter (many times both).
If one is fortunate enough to have a car that’s used exclusively on weekends, then the possibilities for accessorizing and modifying it are practically limitless. For a weekend toy, the owner most often starts with an aftermarket catback exhaust. Apart from the promise of a few more extra horsepower, a properly matched exhaust will give a car a throaty, aggressive rumble without the raspy note that grates on the ears after a while. Sometimes, an owner will add a cold air intake, which can give a few more horsepower. It must be noted that even the combination of a cold air intake and catback exhaust will, at most, give a horsepower increase only in the single digits. This is specially true of modern engines which have been optimized from the factory for peak efficiency. But as we said, this aspect of accessorizing/modification is as much for aesthetics as for power increases.