So I haven't done a lot of customizing but I'm planning on entering the Sedan Shootout so I've been practicing a bit. I've modded three cars. The first two were kind of clunkers. The first car I just fixed the axles with JB Kwik, added a bunch of weight, and practiced stripping paint and then painting. The car ended up being a bit faster than it was to begin with...but it wasn't that fast to begin with. The next car I employed my old pinewood derby axle polishing skills. I polished the axles in a manner that has been successful for my pinewood derby cars, added weight to the car, repainted (I was quite pleased with the paint job this time), put it back together with thoughts of this thing flying down the track. Again, the car was a little faster than it was to begin with, but not even as fast as my boy's fastest everyday racer, let alone my fast cars up on the shelf! On to car number three. This time I took a pretty heavy car, swapped out the axles for some FTEs, used graphite, added a bunch of weight, and put it back together. The car was a bit faster than it was, but only just stayed with my boys fastest everyday racer, wasn't even as fast as the FTE donor car that I took the axles from, and was blown away by my Ferrari F40, which isn't even my fastest car.
So here's my question (sorry it took so long to get to it), when modding cars, does anybody ever make REALLY FAST cars, or do you pretty much just get cars that are a little faster than they were to begin with? If you have, and don't mind sharing your secrets, I'd love to hear them. :)