Tuning has always been treated differently. It went through the era of unsuitable for civilian use racing cars, and then by the advent of decor and electronics and the most popular tuning became factory tuning. But the factory versions of cars are far from being the best, and on the contrary – for everyone and for no one. And to make the car comfortable, but not defiant, it is enough to pump a little electronics and appearance in it. So today I will tell you in detail how to improve your Ford!
Some want to make the car more powerful and passable, others improve it for external gloss. But not every modification can be legalized. Red headlights or tires that don’t match the car’s model will make the car inoperable. The automobile tuning rules, approved by the government, should simplify the registration and make it more understandable.
If you want to improve the behavior of your car a little bit, you can be limited to changing the tires. In some cases, it would not hurt to replace the springs and shock absorbers with parts with different characteristics. If you are fascinated by the idea to change a car’s characteristics significantly, remember that it is better to estimate the result on closed polygons, but not on public roads. Besides, any interference of the construction, even trivial replacement of regular tires with another size, not approved by the car manufacturer, may have a number of negative consequences. So it’s best to stick to the regular settings of the car – it’s the safest option.
Changing the Original Head Unit
Replacement of the original head unit is the most obvious way to turn an aging car into a modern one. First of all, OEM head units are very sad in the number of functions and are far behind on the technical side from what we see in smartphones and tablets. Second, they usually don’t get updates as often, unlike third-party multimedia devices, which are updated “over the air.”
It’s not just a tablet that can play music/video or not play, run apps or not run – the system remembers your music preferences, the routes of your daily movements, can pave the way on the command “Let’s go home”, and also on the road tells the news that is interesting to you personally voice Alice if you ask her for it.
Music Instead of Alarms
We all know by heart the standard alarm sound. Technology is technology, but the sound of manipulating the car is still the most popular way to scare off car thieves. Today, instead of the standard sound you can put any melody or even record your own call or sounds that will accurately identify your car against the background of others. For this purpose, the alarm is paired with a siren, which allows you to replace the standard sound signal with any melody.
The car shock absorber or so-called “amort” – a special device in the suspension of the car, the purpose of which is, the reduction of mechanical vibrations (damping) in motion or complete absorption. Shocks for Ford Excursion provide a soft and smooth ride of the car, as well as protect elements of the running machine from loads arising from the movement on the uneven surface of the roadway. Automotive shock absorbers are used as part of the elastic elements in the vehicle suspension together with springs, torsions, and springs.
What distinguishes an experienced driver from a novice driver? An experienced driver can park without problems, guided only by the mirrors. What distinguishes a professional from an experienced driver? A professional will be able to park in places that require perfect clarity and attention.
To practice parking skills, modern cars are equipped with rear-view cameras, but you can go further and install a third-party circular viewing system in the car, which will allow you to see the car in any projection, including from above while staying inside the cabin or even at home. The image is transmitted to your smartphone and allows you to see everything that is going on with the car at any time online.
Cold Air Intake is a part of the power supply system of vehicles with internal combustion engines; pipes of various shapes, cross-sections, and designs for air intake and its directed delivery to the air filter and further to the carburetor or throttle assembly.
The air intake has several functions:
- Atmospheric (cold) air intake to feed the engine;
- Warm air intake to power the engine during cold start and warm-up (mainly in cold weather);
- Directional air supply to the filter regardless of its location (this allows for convenient placement of the filter and other parts of the power system);
- Some types of air intakes – protecting the engine power system from water and dirt;
- In some cars and tuning – serving as a decorative element.
It is also possible to improve the appearance of the car with the help of tinting. Modern tinting has nothing in common with films from the 1990s, moreover, its transparency can be controlled. The secret is that instead of regular glasses, you may install electrochromic double glasses, the external and internal surfaces of which are covered with athermal armor film, and there is a polymer inside the glasses.
It is the polymer that allows you to adjust the tinting and light transmission. Tinting is controlled by a button or regulator, allowing you to smoothly change the degree of tinting. Such glass is made to order, and installation and production are handled by special companies.
Wireless Disc Illumination
If you want to make your car a little more pretty, but not turn it into a glowing mountain like a truck from a Coca-Cola New Year commercial, there is a way out. Not everything is easy, of course, because some kinds of lights will attract not only the attention of pedestrians or other motorists but also the traffic police. And all because usually to install the lights you need to rearrange almost the entire body of the car, and such interference will no longer be particularly legal.
To help comes to the technology of wireless LED-lighting, which is easily mounted to the discs of the car. During the day it is charged by sunlight, and in the evening it glows in different colors – you can choose one-color or multi-color backlighting. The main thing is not to overdo it, so as not to spoil the appearance of the car.
Active Noise Reduction
Many motorists are quite satisfied with the sound of regular acoustic systems, but for a true audiophile, the replacement of car audio is one of the main ways to make your car personal and unique.
If you are not so enthusiastic about music in order to change the upholstery and add a layer of sound insulation, and then change the speakers, you can do with replacing the original sound system and using the technology of active noise reduction with the help of accelerometers and microphones. The first detects vibrations, and the second – sound waves, after which a special processor processes this information, and the system produces a compensating signal.
One of the best methods of improving the off-road qualities of any car is considered a Lift Kit for Ford Excursion. In this situation, not only the body is lifted above the ground, but also the frame and the units installed on it so that the geometric cross-country capability of the off-road vehicle is significantly improved.
Suspension lift comes in several ways. To a large extent, the suspension lift depends on the design of the vehicle, as well as how many centimeters or inches lifted the suspension. The basis of all these methods is the replacement of the elastic suspension components. Long springs are installed. If the suspension is a leaf spring, between the leaf spring and the frame is installed spacers or lengthened wishbones, or leaves are added to the leaf springs.
If the suspension lift is significant, the center of gravity increases significantly, which negatively affects the controllability of the car, resulting in an increased risk of overturning. Particular attention should be paid to how the driveshafts function. The fact is that driveshafts have their own limit angle at which they can operate, and the wear on the shafts will be the greater the closer the angle is to the limit. More often than not, the greatest wear is at the face joint of the driveshafts.
Thus, the average car produced by any well-known automobile company usually meets the needs of buyers. However, in some cases, vehicle owners want to give their “iron horse” a more individual character and stylish appearance. In such cases, craftsmen who can perform high-quality tuning of the vehicle come to the rescue. With the help of competent tuning can improve the aerodynamic properties of cars, create a more spectacular facade, improve the performance of the engine, and more. So, I also hope that this article was useful for you and you can easily improve your Ford Excursion.