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A bodykit (body kit) is a body kit for cars, usually a styling kit in the car tuning area, consisting of a front apron, side skirts, fender flares and rear apron. Originally, the body kit was intended to optimize the driving characteristics and aerodynamics of a vehicle. So can be reduced by special construction of the attachments and by the contact pressure of the car to the ground both air resistance, and fuel consumption. The body kit can be further spoiler, z. B. rear spoiler, roof spoiler, air scoops and bonnet attachments. Bodykits are also offered for trucks in order to improve their aerodynamic properties. The extreme form represents the Wide Bodykit, a body-wide kit.
Lexus LC with Artisan Spirits widebody kit
However, this is only found in the autotuning area. The assembly of a wide body kit usually goes hand in hand with a change in chassis tuning, wide wheel-tire combinations and extensive bodywork. Especially popular and sought after in the 90ern cars with widebody kit like the VW Rallye Golf or the Audi Sport Quattro, which have achieved cult status in collectors' circles today. Today, the Dodge Challenger Demon SRT, which was designed with its widebody kit and 850 PS especially for the Dragstrip, but can also be driven in everyday life, the ultimate in widebody kit.
The Dodge Demon comes from the factory with widebody kit
Also various variants of the Porsche 911 enjoy great popularity in Widebody kits and especially the Japanese Tuningschmiede Liberty Walk currently offers for many vehicles, from Suzuki Jimny to 911er, Wide-body kit, which makes the car rich and monstrous on the road. Before a body kit can be used on the road, it must have both a general operating permit be checked by an officially recognized assessor for everyday use. Once you've overcome that hurdle, there's no doubt about the coolness of a widebody kit on your car.
Advantages of widebody kits:
- Great looks and good road holding even at high speeds
- Tuning kits available from renowned companies
- You can get a lot of attention at the next tuning meeting
Disadvantages of widebody kits:
- Standard parking spaces and garages can quickly become too narrow
- Dents and scratches can quickly occur in tight parking spaces
- Extreme caution is required on motorway construction sites
Renegade Design Widebody BMW X5M F85
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