Can a Toyota Full Body Kit Benefit your Car?

By: Richard Runion

For many customizing their cars and trucks, to suit their personalities, is a hobby; for others, it is a lifestyle statement. The methods include increasing the horsepower, drastically. Ground effects and slick parts are used to improve visual appeal.

There are several body kits available. You have to select the right one with care, to avoid regret and additional expenditure on its further replacement. Painting the kit costs money, too.

Front and rear bumpers (fenders), side skirts, and spoilers are the typical components of a body kit. These are used to modify the exterior of your car.

The spoilers are particularly important, if you are looking for a body kit that will impart greater speed to your vehicle, by improving its aerodynamics. Spoilers are attached to the underside of your car. A front spoiler positioned under your front bumper helps reduce aerodynamic drag, and consequently, improves speed.

A rear spoiler pushes down the air to create a down force, which, in turn, improves traction, at high speeds. This makes your vehicle more stable, when you accelerate. In this manner spoilers contribute to making your car more speedy.

Thus, a body kit helps you to alter the traditional factory appearance of your car. Body kits are designed to complement each other; many opt to mix and match parts from different body kits, to make their vehicles look unique.

Either fiberglass, or polyurethane, is usually used to make body kits. Polyurethane body kits are tougher and damage-resistant. These are sturdy and easy to install and are ideal for those live in areas with bad roads. They are the most popular among enthusiasts.

Regardless of the style and car fiberglass body kits fit best. Fiberglass body kits are less expensive; also, when they get damaged, they can be fixed, provided the damage is minor. Carbon fiber is also used in body kits. They are lightweight material and very tough. (Bullet proof items use carbon fiber.) On the flip side, they cost a lot.

The ride height is best arrived at by considering the amount of ground clearance you need, according to the area you live in.

Except in the case of carbon fiber kits, body kits and panels are usually unfinished items. These need prepping, sanding, priming and painting. Some drilling, notching, or other minor modification may also be needed by most kits. Make sure you have sufficient insurance cover, to provide for the possibility of an accident. Cars fitted with body kits attract specialist insurers. Choose such a cover, if you think you need it.

Some Toyota full body kits include AIT, AIT Racing, Extreme Dimensions, GTP, ViS, Showoff. Prices range from $100 - $500.

To summarize, if you get a proper installation done, you can make your car look better than it did when it rolled out of the factory. In fact, it will reflect your identity, as you can custom design your car according to your personal taste. Apart from the visual appeal, you can also improve the aerodynamics of your car, so as to convert it into a racing car. So, if you're looking to make a style statement, go for your Toyota Full Body Kit.

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