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Does Adjusting Your Car Height Void Insurance?
Raising or lowering your vehicle without telling your provider could result in policy cancellation—at the very least, you should expect your rates to increase.
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Sarah Gray
What Dodge Charger Has Butterfly Doors?
No Dodge Charger car has ever come with factory-installed butterfly doors. However, you can order aftermarket vertical door kits for a number of Dodge Charger models.
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Cameron Thiessen
What Chrysler Has Butterfly Doors?
No Chrysler car has ever come with factory-installed butterfly doors. However, you can order aftermarket vertical door kits for a number of Chrysler models.
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Cameron Thiessen
5x4.5 Bolt Pattern Vehicles
Will a wheel with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern fit your car? Click here to find out.
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R.E. Fulton
Jaguar Lug Pattern Guide
Most Jaguars have a lug pattern of 5x4.25”, but you can easily measure the lug pattern on your Jag’s wheel to be sure.
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David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
Types of Window Tint
Types of car window tint include dyed, film, and hybrid options. The best window tint for you will depend on your desired effect.
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Bee Davis
How To Build a Custom Ford Mustang GT
From the brilliant Ice White Package to the cool California Special mods, here’s how to make a Mustang GT that’s sure to turn heads.
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Amber Reed
How to Build a Custom Toyota Prius
From trim levels to add-ons, here are the best ways to build a custom Toyota Prius.
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Sarah Williams
How to Build a Custom Dodge Charger Scat Pack
Find out the best ways to build a custom Dodge Charger Scat Pack, from factory options to upgrades.
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Tiffany Leung
How to Build a Custom Chrysler 300S
Learn more about the best ways to build a custom Chrysler 300S, from factory packages to third-party upgrades.
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Tiffany Leung
How to Build a Custom Pontiac Grand Prix
From selecting factory options to aftermarket parts, here are the best ways to build a custom Pontiac Grand Prix.
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Sarah Williams
How To Build a Custom Lexus ES300
From factory options to luxurious upgrades, here are the best ways to build a custom Lexus ES300.
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Ethan Moser
How To Build a Custom Lexus ES350
From factory options to luxurious upgrades, here are the best ways to build a custom Lexus ES350.
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Ethan Moser
How To Build a Custom Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV that offers a lot of options when it comes to modifications and trim levels. Here’s how you can customize yours.
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Mary Cahill
How To Build a Custom BMW M3
The BMW M3 offers three trim levels with lots of customization options to choose from so you can build the sedan exactly to your liking.
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Mary Cahill
What Are Donk Cars?
A donk car is a 1971-76 Chevrolet Caprice or Impala that has been modified to have more ground clearance, larger tires, and a more striking visual appearance.
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Holden Easterbrook
How To Build a Custom Volkswagen Beetle
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle was the last model year produced, but you’ll still have four trim levels to choose from as well as aftermarket customizations.
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Mary Cahill
Toyota Highlander LE V6
The Toyota Highlander LE has a V6 engine that provides competitive performance with an incredibly smooth ride.
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Drew Waterstreet
How to Build a Custom Ford Expedition
You can build a custom Ford Expedition to achieve a sleeker look, a stronger engine, and even sport-tuned suspension.
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Brenna Swanston
How to Build a Custom Dodge Charger
Build your own custom Dodge Charger with factory modifications and at-home customizations.
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Nathan Porceng
How to Build a Custom Ford Ranger
You can build your own made-to-order Ford Ranger with factory optimizations and at-home customizations.
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Nathan Porceng
Top 9 Best Cheap Cars to Modify
You can spend between $3000 and $9000 to find some great cheap cars from the early 2000s to modify.
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Jessie Devine
Ford Ranger Towing Capacity
The Ford Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds when equipped with the Trailer Tow Package.
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Sara Brody
6 Types of Car Window Tints
You can protect your car against potentially dangerous sun and heat damage by adding one of these different types of car window tint, like dyed or metalized.
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Ethan Moser
A Creative Amateur Engineer Made A Real-Life Mario Kart Car
An engineer made a floating Mario Kart Car, although it’s not really driveable it’s still fun to see.
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Serena Aburahma
What Modifications on Police Cars Are Illegal for Civilian Use?
Police cars are specially modified to deal with law enforcement activities and practices. Any form of flashing blue lights, back door locks, sirens, or police decals are illegal on civilian cars.
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Carlos Kirby
What Is a Good Times Van?
In recent times, camper vans and RVs have enjoyed increasing popularity, but decades ago, vans converted by the company Good Times, Inc. were all the rage. The custom vans celebrated a love of the outdoors—a sentiment that the latest modern camper vans still embody today.
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Genevieve Fraser
How Many Car Wheels Is Too Many?
Roni Gunawan added two sets of wheels to his Toyota vehicle. It sure isn’t meant to be practical, but it’s a lot of fun to look at. Be sure you understand how vehicle modifications can impact your car insurance before you try the same thing.
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Bradley Davison
How 'Fast & Furious' Movies Make Drivers Feel More Connected With Their Cars
The “Fast & Furious” franchise is a popular series not just for its showcase of beautiful, speedy cars. The movies also tell stories about how passionate and connected you can be to your car.
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Devon Hays
You Can Be Sued for Having a Loud Exhaust
If you don’t have a Homeowner’s Association in your community, you can be sued for having a loud exhaust or other noisy vehicle modifications.
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Devon Hays

All Questions on Vehicle Modifications

How much horsepower does a NASCAR have?
I’m a huge NASCAR fan and I know those cars are super fast—but how much horsepower does a NASCAR actually have?
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Sarah Gray
Which Corvette models have butterfly doors?
I love the look of butterfly doors and I would love to have them on my car, but I want to get a Corvette and I’m not sure if they offer that style. Do any Corvette models have butterfly doors?
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Liz Jenson
How much is it to tint car windows in New Jersey?
I’ve decided it’s finally time to tint my car’s windows. I live in New Jersey. How much will it cost to tint my car’s windows?
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Will Baldwin
Are coilovers good for daily driving?
I just bought a new car and they have coilovers. I’m not exactly sure what they do but are coilovers good for daily driving?
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Rob Shapiro
How do I add mods to City Car Driving?
I read on a forum that you can add mods and new car styles to vehicles on City Car Driving, but I have no idea how to go about it. What do I do to add mods to City Car Driving?
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Eric Schad
Will modifications make my car insurance more expensive?
How will modifications affect my policy? I finally have my Mitsubishi Lancer up and running and now it's time to add some sick custom work. My GEICO agent said to let her know what modifications I intend on doing, but I don't want to have my policy canceled or have the rate too high.
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Shannon Martin
How much does it cost to put racing stripes on a car?
I’ve been thinking about putting racing stripes on my new Mustang, but I’m a little tight on cash. How much will they cost?
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Sarah Gray
How do you install a turbo on a non-turbo car?
I love fast cars! I watch all the car movies and go to car shows, but my car just has a little naturally aspirated engine. What’s the easiest way to install a turbo on a car?
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Sarah Gray
What are the Massachusetts tint laws?
I live in Boston and I’m getting my car windows tinted. What are the Massachusetts tint laws?
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Rob Shapiro
How do you make a car bounce in GTA 5?
Is there a way to make a bounce when driving in GTA 5? I’ve seen people do it before but I’m not sure if they had mods downloaded or if they found a glitch in the game or what.
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Liz Jenson
How can I mount a winch on a truck?
I love off-roading in my truck and I want to mount a winch. How can I do that?
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Emily Maracle
What is a slammed Camaro?
My cousin is a total braggart, and he keeps talking about his new slammed Camaro. If I ask him what it means, I’ll never hear the end of it. What is a slammed Camaro?
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Nick Kunze
How do you build a mud truck motor?
I want to build my own mud truck. How do I build a motor?
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Emily Maracle
How long should Plasti Dip dry before driving?
I recently bought some Plasti Dip, so I can try out a new paint color I’ve been thinking about. How long do I have to let it dry before I can drive?
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Sarah Gray
Can you get a spoiler for a 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R?
Are there any options for adding a spoiler to the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R? I love the way that spoilers look, but I’m not sure if it’s possible to add one later.
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Liz Jenson
How do you make a police car in Little Alchemy?
Is there a way to make a police car in Little Alchemy? I want to make one but I can’t figure out how to do it and it’s making me really frustrated.
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Liz Jenson
How do I make Paul Walker’s car in GTA V?
I was playing GTA V the other night and I saw another player driving Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline from *Fast and Furious*. I’ve looked everywhere, but I can’t see where to buy it. Is there a way to build it?
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Sarah Gray
How do you supercharge a car in Mafia 2?
Is there a trick to supercharge a car in the game Mafia 2? I can’t see any way to do it but I know other players who say it’s possible. What do I need to do to supercharge my car?
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Liz Jenson
How do you install LSPDFR car mods?
I want to install some LSPDFR car mods in GTA V, but I’ve never been able to make them work. I’ve already crashed the game twice! What am I doing wrong?
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Liz Jenson
How do you slam your car in Forza Horizon 2?
I want to lower or slam my car in Forza Horizon 2 because I love how it looks, but I don’t really know how to do it. What do I need to change to lower my car in the game?
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Liz Jenson
How do you change your car color on Adopt Me?
Am I allowed to change the color of my car in Adopt Me on Roblox? I’m not sure how to do it and I’m really confused but I want to have a hot pink car in the game if I can.
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Liz Jenson
How do I upgrade a car in NFS: Most Wanted 2005?
I just rediscovered NFS: Most Wanted from when I used to write down my top 10 favorite games of every year. Since so much time has passed, I’m a bit rusty on how the game works. Where can I upgrade my car in the game?
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Eric Schad
Are Coilovers Worth Having for Daily Driving?
I’m looking into coilovers to lower my car’s suspension, but I’m seeing conflicting information between coilovers and lowered springs. Lowered springs are apparently better for daily driving, which I want to do in my car, but I want the handling of coilovers. Are coilovers worth having for daily driving?
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Michelle Ballestrasse
How do you lock a roof rack to a car?
I just bought a roof rack for my SUV, so I can use it for luggage on an upcoming road trip. But I’m unsure how to attach it properly to my car. I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to be drilling holes in the roof, but how else am I supposed to make sure this thing stays on? How do you lock a roof rack to a car?
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Sarah Gray
What is a slammed Jeep Wrangler?
My brother keeps bragging about his slammed Jeep Wrangler. Is that a special trim or something? What is a slammed Jeep Wrangler?
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Nick Kunze
How do you dechrome your car?
I just bought a used car, and it has all the potential to look great, but it’s got chrome everywhere. Is there a way to get rid of it?
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Sarah Gray
What is a Hennessey VelociRaptor?
I’m really into big trucks, and I keep hearing about one called the Hennessey VelociRaptor. I’ve seen pictures, but what exactly is it?
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Sarah Gray
How do I insure a modified car?
I have a modified Jeep Wrangler. How can I insure it to protect the modifications?
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Emily Maracle
How can I check for my car's manufacturing date?
Where can I find the manufacturing date for my car? I am trying to prove to my husband that the production and manufacturing dates aren't the same, but he doesn't believe me!
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Shannon Martin
How much does it cost to blackout a car?
My nephew just bought his first car and he really wants to black it out, but he doesn’t make much at his part-time job. How much should he plan to save to get this done?
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Sarah Gray

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