Engine Chrome & Dress-Up

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Chrome and other forms of dress-up are very popular additions when highlighting certain components on the engine. Chroming can be done to many parts of the engine. This is common in show cars which are designed to show off looks more than just perform better. Many aftermarket additions to the engine come in chrome to help distinguish the upgraded parts from the standard parts. Other forms of dress up that will make the engine more attractive looking are also available. Dressing up the engine with chrome and other accessories will give the vehicle as more aggressive look.

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Alternator Brackets
Alternator Brackets


Engine Air Cleaner

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Engine Air Cleaner
Engine Air Cleaner

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Engine Breathers
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Engine Dress-Up Kits

Engine dress-up kits are very desirable when doing a complete dress-up on all the main components of the engine. These kits are usually very large and come with all the pieces needed to make a vehicles engine pop out like never before. Some of the main components found in engine dress-up kits include valve covers, breather, oil fill cap, t-bar hold downs, air cleaner, oil pan, dipstick and tube, timing chain cover, and all the bolts and nuts needed to secure these components. Most kits will also come with grommets and gaskets to ensure that all the new parts are installed correctly and don’t leak. Read More -->

Engine Dress-Up Kits
Engine Dress-Up Kits


Engine Oil Dipstick / Tube

An engine oil dipstick & tube are commonly switched out when dressing up an engine. This is due to the ease of installation and improved look that a dipstick & tube will provide. When replacing the dipstick & tube with a flashier one, a chrome finish is often used. Sometimes it can even be painted to match the vehicles paint or other components in the engine compartment. Having a chrome finish on the dipstick will make it easier to clean and wipe off if oil spills on it. Read More -->

Engine Oil Dipstick / Tube
Engine Oil Dipstick / Tube

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Engine Water Necks
Engine Water Necks


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Hood Pins
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