6 ways we'd 'improve' cars using mods we found on the internet
We use ModFind to daydream about modding cars…
If you're anything like us you'll have spent the past year doing more daydreaming of driving than actual driving. But the pandemic has given us the chance to do more work on our cars than usual – and the home modding scene has seen a huge increase in popularity as a result.
To help celebrate this do-it-yourself spirit, we've hunted through ModFind to dig up some awesome mods. Did we miss an obvious use for these mods? Tell us in the comments at the bottom!
A set of Ferrari 812 Superfast wheels
We found these spotless 20-inch 812 Superfast rims with just 4,000 miles on them and their Pirelli P Zero tires. We're big fans of the way they look as if they're spinning at a standstill, and could just about imagine them on a much cheaper project car – something like an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio would suit them perfectly, as well as keeping the Italian bloodline flowing.
The mother of all ducktails
This ducktail spoiler claims to be for BMW models, but we're pretty sure you could rock it on almost anything. It has all the visual subtlety of a brick to the face, but it looks good. And you could just about convince your buddies that it turns your car into a proper rally monster.
A set of beadlock rims from an F-150 Raptor
These wheels and tires have been taken off a Ford F-150 Raptor, and they're still shod in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. We'd love to fit these to a beast of an off-road truck project. Has anyone stuck these on a new Bronco yet? We'd be tempted… although our European counterparts are on the phone to Suzuki to see if they'll fit on a Jimny.
A Porsche GT2 RS helmet case
Sure, this isn't exactly a car mod, but you can think of it as a mod for your trackday life. Porsche gave one of these beautiful helmet cases away with every GT2 RS it sold – inside it has a web of elastic to keep your helmet snug, and the case opens using a dial that looks like a Porsche center-lock wheel nut. Beautiful.
A four-wheel-drive tuning chip for a Nissan GT-R
Here's proof that some of the most fun mods aren't the sexiest to look at. This here is a Visconti Tuning GTR AWD controller. In short, you plug this into your R35 Nissan GT-R and use your laptop to adjust how much of the car's power goes to the back wheels. This means you can adjust the GT-R's delicate balance to the rear, giving you the ability to shred your rear tires in an instant. Ruinous.
Vertical door hinges for a Scion tC
Well we couldn't finish this article with a computer chip, could we? Buy these, hack them about to fit on your car, rejoice in a billion internet points from the resulting artwork. Or just pretend it's 2002 and life is good.