Bumbera's Performance Shop Talk

Here's where we discuss popular car topics, give answers to some of the most asked questions, and weigh the pros and cons of various
car scenarios based on our decades of experience.

Houston Area Dyno Tuning

Some of the best car tuners in the country can be found in the Houston area as Houston is a hub for performance shops. So in what situation would you need a car tuner? When you add performance modifications that increase airflow, power, or both such as headers, nitrous, a supercharger or a turbo, you will need a custom tune.

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The Difference Between Wheel Horsepower and Engine Horsepower

Cars are typically defined by the amount of horsepower they have. However, there are often two types of horsepower numbers tossed around in discussions  - engine horsepower and wheel horsepower.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Classic Car’s Radiator

Overheating is a common problem we see in classic cars. Customers want to be able to drive their cars across town without the fear of being stranded. In this instance we usually find that replacing the original radiator with a larger, more efficient one does the trick.

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How Much Will A Cold Air Intake Add?

We often refer to the cold air intake as the “gateway mod”. It’s usually the first mod people attempt to add to their vehicle because of its relatively low cost and ease of installation. With the right cold air intake kit, you can add a decent amount of power for what the kit costs.

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Pros and Cons of An EFI System

EFI systems have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Many people are looking to swap their carburetor for an updated system that is more reliable and one that they can “set and forget”. But with so many systems out there it’s hard to decide which one to go with and if it’s even worth doing at all.

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