7 Ways To Improve Your Truck’s Horsepower
You bought your pickup truck for its power and ability to haul heavy items. Now increase that strength by improving your truck’s horsepower.
Horsepower defines how much power your truck engine needs to move a certain amount of weight during a certain time. By improving the way your engine runs, you can make your engine run faster and stronger. Here are seven ways.
1. Install a High-Performance Exhaust System
The faster your pickup can expel exhaust the quicker it can take in fresh oxygen and burn more efficiently.
2. Install a Good Fuel Pump
By installing a good fuel pump, you can improve the way your truck’s engine burns gasoline and help it run more efficiently. Get a diesel system with a diesel fuel inline sight glass to ensure your truck’s engine is running at optimum capacity.
3. Install a Supercharger
A supercharger will force more air into your engine which will make it run faster by increasing the amount of fuel mixture to produce more power. Superchargers work best with engines that have six cylinders rather than four so check your engine’s specifications first.
4. Add a Water-Injection Kit
The benefit of a water-injection kit is it’ll reduce the pinging your engine makes. It also increases your truck’s gas mileage and helps keep the combustion chambers in your engine clean. If you add this kit along with a supercharger, you’ll notice an increase in horsepower in your pickup’s engine.
5. Invest in Premium Gasoline
Add cheap gasoline to an older pickup truck and it’ll hamper your engine’s ability to combust air and gasoline, causing that annoying pinging sound. Your horsepower will be reduced as well. Invest in high premium gasoline for a more efficient drive and greater horsepower.
6. Tune Your Pickup on a Regular Basis
For your engine to run at its best, your sparkplugs need to work their best, so replace them on a regular basis. Also, make sure your wires are working properly and aren’t damaged.
7. Change Your Filters Often
Your car needs to get sufficient air and gasoline. It also needs enough oil for the engine parts to move properly, so change the filters regularly to make sure soil buildup isn’t causing blockages. Be sure to take your pickup in for a regular lube job or do the job yourself.
Make sure your tires are at the right pressure and your trunk isn’t overloaded with needless junk. That way your pickup will run stronger and faster.