Picking the right combination of power accessories to add to your mini is a lot like a heavyweight bout. Do you simply dance around their prey or go right in for the attack? The options in speed accessory parts are very similar in nature. You can go in for the full-blown high-end right from the initial vehicle purchase, or you can look for simple and affordable upgrades anyone can perform.

Parts purchases generally come down to price, availability, and technical expertise from the mail-order parts houses and customer satisfaction with the hope of return business. NOPI (Number One Parts) based in Atlanta is not an unfamiliar name in the import scene. Having been in business for 34 years, NOPI offers only the highest quality aftermarket performance accessories at extremely reasonable prices. Knowing its reputation as serving the customer first, we spoke to the NOPI experts.

Our main goals were to increase overall performance from a low-end torque situation, improve peak horsepower, as well as increase fuel mileage. The technical experts at NOPI suggested a Borla Performance

Cat-Back system for use on our mule, a late-model Chevrolet S-10 Blazer equipped with a 4.3L Vortec V-6. To say the end results speak volumes of the amount of power easily attained with a Cat-Back exhaust system is an understatement. Best of all, the entire installation process took roughly three to four hours. Follow along while we highlight our added power punch from NOPI.