Let’s Be Honest Here, You Aren’t Ready or Prepared. Part Three of the multi-blog series on the concepts and practices of preparedness
Despite working in the gun industry, one of my biggest passions is for things with wheels. Cars, trucks, 4x4s, tractors, ATV’s, motorcycles– if it rolls via dead dinosaur juice, I am interested in it. Especially if older and in need of a little TLC to bring back to life. Yes, I still love all of the things with triggers, but things with throttles just fascinate me. They always have. And as such, performance accessories, I’ve noted, come in two flavors, bolt-ons and some assembly required.
Bolt-ons are items that any one who can follow simple instructions and turn a wrench can install. These items can be functional, but more often than not they are cosmetic or at least not detrimental to performance. The second category I’ve named “some assembly required” can actually increase performance by virtue of modifying a part or system so that it works “mo’ better” (actual term of art in automotive performance). These parts often require tuning, specialized tools, most importantly, knowledge to install.