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Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets by Matt Cramer

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CHAPTER 1Planning

Getting a Clearer Vision of the Car of Your Dreams

Remember that fable about the tortoise and the hare? Well, it’s not just a fable; it’s close to the way a lot of racing events play out. You don’t see people lose too often for falling asleep on the course, but there are a lot of racers who try to go fast but fail to keep up a steady pace for other reasons. I can picture Aesop hanging around the chariot races and laughing at the charioteer who had built a set of super-light wheels only to find they weren’t able to hold together for a whole race, or the racer who had put together a team of the swiftest horses only to find that the beasts refused to work together as a team. Meanwhile, the guy who didn’t have any fancy parts, but ...

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