Car customization has come a long way since the days of Prohibition. Illegal “bootleggers” were responsible for starting the American auto racing scene, as well as the customization industry. Today, there are thousands of ways in which you can customize your ride. In addition, there are numerous styles in use, including Dub, German, Clean, JDM and many others. However, what do you do if you don’t want to adhere to a single style? The limitations imposed by styles can take away many of the liberties that customization is supposed to bring.
If you have decided to ditch the styles and not follow the crowd, you’ll need to know a few things about what customizations are available, or even possible for your ride.
Body Kits – Body kits offer you an immediate and relatively simple way to change the look and feel of your ride. These kits usually include left and right rocker panels, as well as front and rear bumpers. Some kits come with spoilers, grille inserts and front air dams, as well. A kit can give your car the aggressive, ground-hugging stance of a racecar, or the look of a rally car. The sky is the limit, as far as styles are concerned, though you should only purchase a kit that is made for your vehicle.
Custom Wheels – While the current trend among many tuners is to use incredibly large wheels, these are not the only option. You can find oversized wheels that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and lightweight. Full aluminum (rather than enameled steel) is a good choice for your rim, especially if you demand performance. These are very lightweight and can improve your vehicle’s performance in terms of both speed and stopping capacity.
Engine Customization – Customizing your engine will help you add beauty, as well as functionality. Cold air intakes can help you add performance, as well as a great look, while performance plugs and wires can do the same. A performance radiator is an excellent option for those who intend to put their car or truck to use on the track, complete with a high-pressure radiator cap (these may need to be purchased separately). Advancing your timing will allow you to gain better performance, while the aluminum gears can add even more to the look under your hood (visit AndysAutoSport.com for all the customization options you need).
As you can see, you can customize your ride without adhering to any specific, orthodox style and get the ride that you want in numerous ways. After all, isn’t that what customization is all about?