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Thursday, 25 December 2008

Body Kits

A bodykit or body kit is a collection of exterior modifications to a car, typically comprised of front and rear bumpers (fenders), side skirts, spoilers and sometimes front and rear side guards. There are many companies that offer alternatives to the original factory appearance of the vehicle. Body kits components are designed to compliment each other and work together as a complete design. Despite this, the 'mix and match' approach is often seen on cars, where the front of one body kit will be matched with the rear of another for example.

Automotive body kits are usually constructed of either fiberglass, polyurethane or in some cases carbon fiber - a popular and lightweight material. Polyurethane is popular with car enthusiasts because it is more resistant to damage and does not crack in cold weather. However, carbon fiber kits are not as highly regarded among automotive enthusiasts, because it is very costly for a minimal weight differenc

Factory fitted body kits are now becoming more common, perhaps in response to the growth of the aftermarket tuning industry in the late nineties and onwards. Many manufacturers now work in-house with their motor sport divisions to develop styling upgrades.

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