Light Up the Night: Car Light Bar Guide

21 Mar

Long-lasting and efficient are two of the most prominent properties of LED lights. No matter if you’re using them to illuminate your garage, kitchen, or the road ahead, LED lights are a great solution. LEDs provide powerful illumination too and they do not generate nearly as much heat as some of their older counterparts.

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Moving Heavy Items? Tandem Axle Trailers to the Rescue

22 Nov Tandem Axle Trailer on grass

No matter if it’s horses or furniture, both require you to get a proper trailer in order to move them from one place to another. Of course, without a vehicle, this wouldn’t be possible but you wouldn’t be looking for a trailer if you didn’t have a vehicle. When looking for the right trailer you need to mainly consider the axle. While there are other things too the first thing to consider is the axle configuration.

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Bullzye

3 Nov Bullzye

About

It was in 1999 when Bulzzye Australia founded their company. They started as a small team with a shop in QLD that slowly but steadily expanded to offer its Bulzzye clothing to outlets and online stores. Over the years, the store evolved a lot thanks to the owners’ and staff’s dedication. But none of this would be possible if Bullzye didn’t provide its customers with high-quality products made of comfortable and easy to care fabrics.

In 2020, the brand Bullzye was handed over to a much loved Australian Heritage Clothing Company led by Thomas Cook. Ever since, he has quickly embraced the spirit of Bullzye and nowadays, you can take advantage of the many comfortable, stylish yet eye-catching Bullzye clothing and accessories. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Valve Springs

22 Oct close-up of valve springs
close-up of valve springs
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The heart of every vehicle is its engine and today’s internal combustion engines have come a long way especially when it comes to their efficiency and performance. But how do internal combustion engines work? An ICE essentially burns fuel in order to create a controlled explosion. Why do you need an explosion? You need an explosion in order to generate movement. The explosion is generated thanks to a spark and the compression of air and fuel in a tight space which in this case is the cylinder. 

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Tips for Installing Car Sound Deadening Material on the Doors

20 Oct

Whizzing past cars on the motorway can sometimes get really loud especially if you’re doing so at high speeds. Even if you don’t tend to drive as fast on the motorway wind noise is always there no matter how fast you’re driving as well as engine noise. Others might say that you should change your tires if you want to reduce road noise but that doesn’t always make as big of a difference.
Some cars are able to isolate outside noises quite well but not all cars are the same as others aren’t that good at it. Fortunately, there is a solution for that – sound-deadening materials. Installing this type of material in your vehicle will help reduce road noise and help improve the acoustics inside your vehicle. This means it will make the sound coming from your speakers clearer and crisper. There will be fewer rattles too especially if you install sound deadening material in the doors.

Installing Audio Insulation in Car Doors

What Tools You Need

Insulating your car’s doors is one of the first things done in order to prevent road noises from disturbing you on your trip. But installing car door sound insulation includes having some tools ready beforehand. These tools usually include sharp scissors or a straight razor, a chisel or a small pick, a screwdriver, a roller and a degreaser.

Removing Components

1. The first thing you need to do when sound deadening car doors is to get access to the hollow part of the doors. This requires removing certain components such as the door trim panels.
2. Removing a door trim panel is done by first unscrewing fasteners that hold the door handle and other controls on the door. These fasteners are usually hidden for aesthetic purposes. When you have the door trim panel removed take off the plastic sheet just be careful not to damage it.
3. Once all of the above is done, disconnect the wires from the speaker and remove the speakers and then remove the window mechanism as well as any switches. It’s best that you take a picture of every component as you take it out so it’s easier to put it back in once you’re done applying the car door soundproofing material.

removing components
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Preparation

There is one more thing you need to do before you start putting in the car door sound insulation. You need to ensure that the inside of the doors is clean from any dirt and dust. Clean them with a piece of cloth and use rubbing alcohol after that to ensure that even the tiniest speck doesn’t interfere with the adhesive.

Application

1. Applying the sound deadening material is done by cutting it to pieces first. Make sure you measure correctly before you start cutting though as the material needs to fit properly Without a proper fit the material won’t be as effective.
2. Once you cut up the material in the correct size pieces you then need to stick it onto the surface on the inside. Make sure that as you apply every piece, you apply even pressure all over it.
3. You should ensure that there are no bubbles and if there are some push them out before you stick the whole piece. Flattening out the air bubbles will ensure that the sound deadening material will stay on for a long time and it will do a good job at keeping road noises from disturbing you. 

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Finishing Touches

1. Once you’re done applying every piece of sound deadening material knock on the outer side of the door and hear the difference. Do the same thing with every piece that you cut out and at the end use the roller to ensure that even the smallest air bubbles are pushed out.
2. With that done put everything back into the doors including the plastic sheet and you should be done. Refer to the photos you took earlier on when putting everything back together and start with the last thing you removed from the door.
3. Make sure to double-check the window mechanism, speakers, and any other controls you have on the doors of your vehicle before you install all the fasteners back in their place. Then just go on for a test drive and enjoy a peaceful ride on the motorway or in the city.

added sound proof on door
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Conclusion

This whole process may seem like a lot of work as it is quite tedious but if you do want to install sound deadening insulation then make sure you are thorough. The more air bubbles you eliminate and the better the fit of the pieces you cut the more effective the soundproofing will be. While there are other things you can do to minimise road noise installing sound deadening insulation in the doors is one of the most effective solutions. Of course, that is if you also get the right type of sound deadening material.

Enclosed Trailer Buying Guide

20 Jul Enclosed Trailer

Towing large or small loads, off or on the road, requires you to have a trailer. While there are many types of trailers, the most secure and convenient one would be an enclosed cargo trailer. Being closed from all sides means you don’t have to worry about your load getting loose and falling off. These affordable trailers are meant to make transportation of goods and equipment a lot easier and safer. Continue reading

How to Install the EVC Throttle Controller

12 Jul

Good performance is something that we take for granted when it comes to our vehicles. We expect our vehicles to operate at their best without even thinking about it. That unfortunately isn’t always the case. Be it because of a faulty engine or an underpowered one there can be a lot of reasons why that’s the case. But if your vehicle is the way it is because it’s built that way then you can do something about its performance.

Something that doesn’t require spending a lot of money or time incorporating it into your vehicle. Throttle controllers are an upgrade that can help improve the performance of your vehicle without you having to modify it. A car throttle controller can also make your vehicle more fuel-efficient if there’s room for it while improving performance. The same is done by the EVC electronic throttle control module.

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DPF Explained: How to Get the Most Out of Your Diesel Particulate Filter

26 Apr Hilux DPF Cleaning

your HiLux runs on diesel, then it’s likely fitted with a DPF (diesel particulate filter) whose purpose is to reduce the emissions that are a result of the combustion process burning diesel fuel. However, what many people don’t know is that the HiLux DPF isn’t a fit-and-forget type of accessory. You need to maintain it and understand how to keep it in optimum shape. Improper care of your diesel particulate filter and engine can lead to engine malfunction, breakdown, expensive repairs and replacement parts, non-compliance with emission laws and voided warranty.

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Maximize the Performance of Your Ford Mustang with a Throttle Controller

21 Apr

In the automotive world, a manufacturer that is well known for making high-performance cars, as well as ones that are safe to drive, is Ford. The Ford motor company is one of the most renowned automotive brands when it comes to making fun to drive cars with all the latest safety features as well one that is technology-rich. One such example is the Ford Mustang. People still buy the Mustang even today, despite the car being more than 50 years old.

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RV Maintenance Tasks You Should Take Care of Before Heading on a Long Trip

2 Dec

We have grown accustomed to using a series of appliances on a daily basis. Even in our homes, there is more stuff that can break down than it used to be. Fixing them when you are at home is easy, you just pick up the phone and half of the repair is done. Continue reading

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