What are your Body Kit Options?

By: Levi Quinn

Car owners take a lot of pride in their vehicles. If you know a bit about altering your car, such as installing body kits, then finding your dream vehicle will not be that difficult. If you find an automobile that is almost perfect, but the lines aren't quite right for your tastes, then you can make a few alterations and wind up with just what you want.

There are many types of body kits that you can install in your truck or car. You can purchase kits for installing side skirts and fenders, roll pans and rear spoilers, to name just a few. A little bit of alteration can really go a long way towards the satisfaction you will ultimately get out of your vehicle.

If you want to make your auto a bit more sporty-looking, then rear spoilers are a good idea. Expect to pay $100 to $200 for this addition, and rear spoilers come in different styles, depending on which angle you prefer. When you decide to upgrade your vehicle with a spoiler, however, be sure that you have it custom-crafted to your vehicle's exact specs and that it fits your trunk lid snugly. You should also be sure you match the color of your paint precisely. Of course, you may actually want a new paint job. If that's the case, the best time to have your car painted is after you've made all the additions to your car that you want to.

A roll pan is probably the item that will alter the look of your vehicle more than any other addition you could possibly make. A roll pan will smooth out the back end of your vehicle. The traditional "diving board" bumper look is hard on the eyes because it makes your vehicle much too busy. If you decide to purchase a roll pan, expect to pay around $170 or more. However, make sure the roll pan's shape fits your vehicle and is ready to be painted to match. In addition, make sure you familiarize yourself with all the styles of roll pans that are available for your model.

Side skirts and fenders are a great additional kit if you are planning to install a roll pan, because they will also smooth out your vehicle's lines considerably. Side skirts and fenders are the part of the car beneath the doors. The basic car comes off the assembly line looking blocky, but adding a bit of decoration can really make the vehicle more attractive. However, just because side skirts and fenders are decorations for your vehicle, that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be able to take a punch. Chances are, they will at one time or another. Expect to pay from around $170 up to the neighborhood of $500 for these accessories.

These are nowhere near all of the neat alterations you can make on your vehicle. You can install beautiful bumper covers and air dams, side view mirrors and many other parts to make your truck or SUV the envy of everyone on the road. The choice is yours!

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