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Pimp It: 7 Upgrades To Make Your Tsikot Car-Show-Worthy!

So you finally scored your own car (or your parents gifted you with their old ride). We bet you want to pimp the heck out of it! 
by Patrick Tadeo | Mar 21, 2014
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Just as important as an air filter is the exhaust system. The easier it is to vent out the engine’s exhaust gases, the easier it is to extract power from the engine. Borla’s Pro XS mufflers have a straight-through design, allowing the engine to breathe better so you can get more power, not to mention improving its fuel economy and prolonging its engine life. The angry exhaust note (read: "Vroom-vroom!") is just an added bonus.

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The specs: Made of rust-free high quality, austenitic stainless steel that’s lighter than regular stainless steel.

Price: Starts at P10,500  

FOR A LESS BUMPY AND COMFY RIDE: Bilstein shock absorbers

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If you want to improve your car’s rideand by improve we mean you want it to be sharper, like your mind is telepathically linked to the wheelsyou’ll need to change your suspension setup starting with the shock absorbers. And may we suggest you the ones from Bilstein. Bilstein's shock absorbers have been tested on the Nurburgring Nordschleife race circuit in Germany and passed with flying colors, so you know it’ll perform nicely right out of the box.

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The specs: The monotube gas pressure construction gives your car a sporty ride without sacrificing comfort

Price: Starts at P50,000  

FOR BETTER GRIP ON THE ROAD: Advan Neova AD08R

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As if the Advan Neova AD08 wasn’t a good enough performance tire, Yokohama went ahead and improved it even further, adapting what it learned in the World Touring Car Championship to come up with the Advan Neova AD08R. Tested at the Tsukuba Circuit, cars with it lapped the track half a second faster than rides using its predecessor and also exhibited improved dry-braking distance by three percent and wet-braking distance by five percent. Iwas dulas on the road!

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The specs: Has more MS Compound 2 and silicon in its construction to improve dry and wet grip, respectively. The addition of a macromolecule polymer blend to the tire compound enhances stiffness and durability.

Price: From P20,000  

FOR HIGH FIVE-WORTHY SOUNDS: JBL MS-8 AUDIO PROCESSOR

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The stock sound system in brand-new cars already sounds good, but like they say, there’s always room for improvement. The JBL MS-8 digital audio processor does just that by optimizing the existing acoustics. Think of it as an automatic equalizer for your car's tugs-tugs. With the processor, you can maximize your car's a audio frequency response, bass performance, dynamics, clarity, detail, and stereo imaging. Hanep!

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The specs: Has a maximum power output of 30Wx8 channels @2ohms. For those who hate numbers, that basically mean clearer, better sounds even at higher volume levels.

Price: P27,000

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