Atlanta traffic may be an impediment to high-speed auto theatrics, but you can still “mod out” your wheels Vin Diesel-style. We talked to Eugene Chou—managing partner at Koruworks, a Marietta shop that sells and installs parts to modify performance vehicles—about what it would take to create a street race–worthy ride.
Show your fellow commuters who’s boss with a personalized paint job.
Cost $8,000 to $10,000 for a full custom job
Handling is more important than horsepower. Suspension modifications like lowering the springs or coilovers will give you more control.
If you don’t want to plop in an all-new engine, there are (not exactly legal) ways to extract more horsepower—like using nitrous oxide in the air intake to force in more oxygen and fuel.
A new body kit made of polyurethane, aluminum, fiberglass, or carbon fiber can take major poundage off your car’s weight, making it easier to handle.
Cost Up to $100,000, depending on car and materials
Larger brake rotors and calipers, plus more aggressive brake pads, will help your car stop on a dime.
Cost $2,500 to $4,500
Wider, stickier tires and lightweight wheels improve your grip on the road.
Cost $1,500 to $2,500