Building a Street-Ruling Daewoo Lanos
If Daewoos are known for anything, it's simplicity of design and
its easy-to-modify nature. And few are more popular in this regard
than the Lanos. This versatile model is extremely popular across
the world because it is cheap and everything from the engine to the
exterior look can be tricked out to give you a performance boost.
This an example of one project that anyone can undertake.Skin deep
Like most vehicles, the Daewoo Lanos is capable of handling a full
body kit-and one geared for sports, at that. In most cases, these
kits are purely aesthetic. With the Lanos, it combine with the
svelte form of this Korean car to confer some performance boosts.Under the hood
One of the more popular engine upgrades that can be applied to the
Lanos is the Opel C20LET 2.0 16V Turbo engine. Note that this is
just a small step up from the basic 1.5 that it sports. That's
because the lighter frame of the Lanos makes it easier to pull
around. No need for costly V8s here!Bulking up
When it comes to performance boosts, the frame of the Daewoo Lanos
once more works to its advantage. We've tried installing Eibach Pro
kit springs, balanced out with some KYB Excell-G shock absorbers,
and rounded out with a custom lower strut bar. The Lanos took these
all in and handled like a charm!
What we tried pointing out here is that you can basically set up a
Daewoo Lanos like you would those popular street-racing Hondas and
Toyotas with the one great advantage of significantly reduced cost!
That's the beauty of this underappreciated Korean car!