- Filming pre coffee is like the worst thing in the world.
When it comes down to installing car parts,
we all think we're experts,
I get it,
who needs an instruction manual when throwing in coil overs,
it's like three bolts, what else could you would you,
it's like one on the under and three on top,
what more could you possibly need to know,
then you send an email over to Fitment Industries
because that's where you got your suspension,
and you're wondering why your car is going through
a consistent mach four hurricane, it happens,
and it's more than just suspensions,
it happens all the time to all sorts of car parts
that you install.
Just the manual, just a good way to fix that,
but anyway, if only there was a channel
that would talk about rookie mistakes people make
when installing car parts on their car, huh.
I'm Alex, Alex.fi and today we are talking
about rookie mistakes you've probably made
or going to make when installing car parts.
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otherwise wheels, tires, suspension,
you know where to go.
Rookie mistakes, oof,
like a big OPE with the E at the end,
let's get into rookie mistake number one,
which happens nearly every time
you first purchase wheels and tires,
they tighten the wheels in the air,
with about about four to maybe six dugadugas,
now that's too many dugadugas,
in fact using dugaduga as a unit of measurement
is not the accurate form of tightening a lug nut
to your car.
The best way to go about this
is to hand tight the lugs or bolts
when the car is in the air first,
with the appropriate lug nuts or bolts,
there's the conical, you have shank with washers,
you have flange, you have an ET style,
so you want to make sure
that which ever lug nut you need to have
for your wheel also matches as well,
otherwise you're gonna be really disappointed
well you get lug nuts and they don't fit on your wheels
when you just bought the new wheels.
Buy the right ones, seriously because a lot of times
those aftermarket wheels are also gonna have
a smaller more narrow lug hole
that you're gonna want to get some slim lug nuts for,
we're gonna put that as a second tip
but really that goes into the first tip,
and honestly, that one happens just as much,
even more than the first tip but whatever.
Hand tie to one and then to the other,
and then get close to ground
where the friction between the tire and the wheel
and torque it to spec, no dugas,
torque to spec, all right,
that's why google exists,
and take it for a quick drive around the block
to let your wheels kind of set in and re-tighten
after a couple miles of driving.
If you to paranoid, you can re-torque every 500 miles or so
just to be safe,
I don't know anybody that does that,
but it's a good way to maybe just be safe
with your aftermarket wheels and tires.
Another rookie mistake with installing car parts
is assuming all parts,
regardless of brand, fits identically.
Here me out.
I'm not saying people don't anticipate
a little bit of deviance when they buy a B rated version
of a product versus the named brand product
which is somehow like five times more expensive,
but sometimes, it's just a bit too much off,
and it's going to happen,
mostly with your tube kits and inter cooler stuff,
by none named brand in general
can cause some less than stellar fitment
and may require additional modification.
Those modifications include self tappers,
washers, pipe grease, ring clamps,
and some swear words,
be warned that if you're saving the money,
you're gonna want to make it in patience
and time spent on the more affordable parts
that you're probably gonna buy and that we can promise you.
Most importantly, most importantly, most importantly,
I can promise you because I may have done it before.
Audi A6, 2.70, upgraded piping kit,
wasn't name brand and it was terrible to deal with.
Moving forward with rookie mistakes
is actually believing the time that case needed to install,
you think that supercharger install is eight hours of labor
with two people involved, well,
are you in for a world of pain there bud,
because when it takes three weeks
and seven different people, with sixteen trips
to the nearest advanced auto parts to even get it moving,
you're gonna realize
that you never should have had your faith in that number
to begin with,
never believe the time commitment,
especially if it's your first time doing whatever it is
that you're doing.
The number actually only applies to master mechanics
who have specialized in the craft
of inter cooler installation
and has absolutely no regard for dimly lit,
cold as (bleep), oddly wet garage.
Avoiding that timetable prevents disappointment,
and a lot of times, when you have the tendency
to rush through a project
because it says eight hours
and you're on seven hours and 55 minutes,
you're gonna end up making a bunch of mistakes
on the installation process.
Another gem of a rookie mistake
is installing your tires the wrong way,
when the pattern is actually directional.
You look like a nube,
and nobody wants to look like a nube.
There's a little arrow that tells you
which way the tire should be going,
bonus points for those who buy forage wheels
or multi piece directional wheels,
you want to make sure
that the shop has installed those tires
and got them installed the right way,
so your wheels swoop or dig appropriately.
On indifferent to it, on the car side of things,
but consistency is key,
mostly truck guys do the swooping thing,
but that's more of a VIPish look,
where as the digging is more of an aggressive look,
it's kind of a weird scenario,
and directional wheels aren't inherently incredibly popular
just yet so that is besides the point.
Just letting you know though.
Jumping into suspension for all those people out there
that just installed their coil overs for the first time,
don't just max them out,
they may look decent out of the gate,
but coil overs over time actually begin to do
what I would call just rest
at a lower position once the spring and shock
have acclimated to the weight of the vehicle.
As a result, the car lowers further over time,
then people end up wondering what's wrong with their car
when they metal grinding up against asphalt
when they're going down the road.
It may be for some people,
but it just aint for everyone.
Ready for a speed around, okay let's go.
Don't install any oversize exhaust or intec on your Subaru,
or other force induction four cylinder cars without a tune,
most end up performing worse
due to the lack of back pressure
and charged air intake levels.
Torpedo heaters are great for warming your garage,
but humidity and depthness
can result in everything being cold
and terrible to deal with.
Pair it with an infrared heater aimed at your working spot
to help you actually counter that.
Less of a car part tip and more of just a life hack.
If you see anything on the internet
that makes your car faster for $20,
it's likely not true,
unless it's one of our windshield banners.
When selling exterior parts like hoods
and door jams and fenders,
always double check your creases and space,
nothing is worse than installing a hood
only to have friend point out that it's crooked
and looks like somebody accidentally sat on it,
creases are sometimes a little like nit picky thing
that a lot of people don't look at once they install,
and the other exterior body parts.
Get relays for your LEDs if you change them,
nothing is worse than
watching a chaotic turn signal LED light,
it just don't look great son,
some mods just don't do anything.
Always research if you're installing a car part
because it sounds good or looks good and just own it.
It's okay to install something that just looks good
and doesn't have inherently a major performance part.
That's somebody else spent 200 hundred dollars on shoes,
it's okay to feel good,
just don't try to pretend
that the there's some sort of
major performance enhancement from it,
because there usually isn't,
just you do you.
Form parts can be broken into either foundation parts
or layered parts,
meaning that if you do a layered part like a turbo install,
you should do a foundation part install,
fortune turn rolls, ECU change and timing,
you want to make sure that when you're doing stuff
that kind of almost elevates the performance,
you're gonna want to make sure
that your foundation of your car
which would be your motor and your internals
is actually set up to handle that stuff,
because if you don't do that,
you're gonna be disappointed.
Rookie mistakes happen to everyone,
they happen to you,
they happen to me, really these rookie mistakes
come from people not researching whatever it is
that you're going to install,
or just assuming that you'll figure it out along the way,
at least not that well,
and while we may not tell you how to supercharge a car,
we can help you with at least things
to kinda stray away from with rookie mistakes
when it comes to wheels, tires and suspension.
Let us know what rookie mistake you made
in the comment section below,
and of course, check out wheels, tires, suspension
we actually have a gallery too,
so if you needed to know it fits,
and you didn't want to make a mistake,
you can actually look into what other people have been doing
so you don't have to be that guy
with the weird fitment but hey
that's just us and of course,
if you're looking to win
a free set of BC racing coil overs,
you can definitely do so with the description link below,
I'm Alex from Fitment Industries,
we will see you later peace.