Engine bay styling

Dress up your engine bay with our styling tips

Find out the latest car styling modifications to dress up your dull and boring engine bay.

With a few simple parts and some hard work you can really dramatically improve the appearance of your engine bay.

Engine styling dress up kits hoses, dress up parts and engine covers

Engine dress up kits are a simple modification that can typically be installed in an afternoon. Car shows would not be what they are if people ignored the little details. Something grabs your attention when you see a clean engine with brightly coloured hoses, polished surfaces and carbon fibre panels.

Without stripping the engine a simple engine dress up kit can completely transform the engine bay. Even a dull standard engine can be made to look impressive with a few shiny and brightly coloured components. Keeping an engine clean can be a difficult task. The engine will often leak oil, grime and dirt from the road is thrown up into the engine bay.

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Engine covers – carbon fibre, plastic and painted

Years ago the engine was considered functional and nobody really paid much attention to it. Then car makers started adding plastic engine covers which helped to hide the dirty metal oily lump.

It was only a matter of time before people caught on to the idea that they can be creative in their engine bays and we start to see a whole plethora of engine covers springing up.

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Badgers 2.0 Vectra Turbo engine swap project.

Meet Torquecars member BAD63R or Badger, his name is really Andy but he’s been called Badger ever since he can remember (due to his surname) and lives in sunny England.

He currently owns a Calibra and a Vectra and has the habit of swapping engines in his cars. We knew that when he said he had got a Vectra and had no plans to modify it it would only be a matter of time before he started with the mods, but we were certainly not expecting a turbo engine transplant!

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