|Once upon a time, adding a personal aftermarket touch to your vehicle’s look or design required a great deal of blood, sweat and tears. If you wanted to change something, it was mostly up to you to get your hands dirty pounding and cutting sheet metal, mixing putty and/or involving any number of other feats of engineering and manual dexterity. Or you had to pay someone who specialized in such things a small fortune to do it for you.
Those days are long gone. Today, there is a plethora of products from which to choose like aftermarket body kits. You can add just a small detail item, create a completely different look or do something in between. Whatever you choose to do, it is easy to find the components for your individual aftermarket project ready made for your particular vehicle year, make and model. There are universal aftermarket kits available but generally you should be able to find an exact match for your car. (Bear in mind, the parts do need to be properly installed, a task you still may wish to get some help with.)
You can modify the look of your vehicle with individual aftermarket items such as a full car body kit, hood, front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts, fenders or wings. Beyond that, you can mix and match these pieces up to, and including, a full aftermarket makeover to produce a car which not only is radically different from the original you started with, but which is unique, not quite like any other car on the road.
The types of aftermarket materials available today make it easier than ever to offer a wide selection of products which differ not only physically but visually. The old sheet metal is now routinely replaced and upgraded with modern, high-tech (even space age) materials such as fiberglass, polyurethane and carbon fiber.
As to the styles themselves, the list is almost endless. Select from lean and clean to outlandish to aggressively challenging. Whether sleek lines, low ground effects, wild designs, an extreme look or a more subtle (and deceptive) sleeper appearance, the variety of styles makes it easy to satisfy almost anyone when adding a body kit.
It should come as no surprise that automotive aftermarket style, as well as performance, has been influenced over the years by auto racing. As there are many different types of racing, so are there a variety of body kit design styles. These are reflected in the products offered by different car body kit manufacturers. In addition, the history of the automobile on the street has its own traditions, again seen in body kits offered by today’s talented and dedicated designers. You may have a preference for one or the other, or you may even wish to create your own unique combination of inexpensive body kits.
With the terrific variety and availability of aftermarket body kits from which to select nowadays, you should be able to find just the right one to fit your mechanical requirements, personal style and budget.