5 changes for base model cars » MotorOctane

5 changes for base model cars » MotorOctane

While everyone sees videos and ads showing cars in top-of-the-line format, you may be considering buying a base model car due to budget constraints or other reasons. In this article, we will discuss modifications that can make base model cars look like top-of-the-line cars.


Most manufacturers offer smaller rims for their base models. Some do not offer alloy rims. You can increase the rim size and get larger rims by replacing the original rims with aftermarket designer alloy rims. This can significantly improve the appearance of the vehicle, depending on the type of rim and tire profile you choose. You can also change the ride and handling with the rim type and customize it to your liking.

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Chrome Circles

You can add chrome surrounds to make your base model car look more like the top model. If done right and tastefully, chrome can greatly enhance the appearance of a car. You can also add brushed silver accents. This can include chrome on the door handles and ORVMs painted in body color.

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Audio System changes for the base model

Usually, base model cars do not come with good sound systems and in some cases, they do not come with them at all. It is a good idea to get an aftermarket solution that makes the car sound better. Aftermarket modifications to base model cars are huge in terms of infotainment systems. One can change the feel of the car with the added comfort of having a large touchscreen that provides more controls like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, better graphics, 360-degree parking and more. Simple modifications with modules added to the infotainment setup can transform a car.

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Rear Parking Camera

Nowadays, most cars come with reverse parking sensors. However, this feature is rarely offered in lower variants. Therefore, if you have a base model car, you should add a reverse parking camera to it. This will add comfort and convenience when reversing and parking the car. This is actually one of the must-have modifications for the base model of any car.

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Cruise control

Cruise control can be one of the more complicated modifications. It is only possible if a piggyback ECU is added or the value in the original ECU is changed. It is difficult. You will also need a button module to control and trigger the cruise control. We have seen one fitted in aftermarket cars such as the Hyundai Venue.

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