Common Japanese and American car modification styles

Car modification has always been popular abroad, and car modification can often reflect the essence of a country’s or region’s car culture. Depending on the region, the characteristics and directivity of car modification are also different. The picture above is divided according to different styles, but behind each style is not only a simple combination of colors or accessories, but also permeated with regional culture and historical changes.

1. Japanese system

Modification features: mostly medium and large four-door cars, reducing the body height to extremely low; With the luxurious surrounds, wheels and interior, the exhaust is also very exaggerated.
The VIP style was derived from the underworld, and the 1970s and 1980s were the period of prosperity of Japanese mobs. At the same time, the VIP style has an extremely close development vein with Japanese power modification.
Many VIP styles use extremely exaggerated inclination, as if in awe of the era of street racing, often with the characteristics of drag racing and rampage. At the same time, it is not difficult to find from the name that the VIP style wants to express a low-key and noble modification style. The luxurious interior also makes the VIP style very popular in luxury car modifications.

Modification features: reduced body height, rim edge or tire edge flush with the wheel eyebrow, inclination, tire wall stretching and fender shape to make the wheel and body look one.
Many people will think that the VIP style and the HellaFlush style are very similar, in fact, the two pursue different purposes, HellaFlush style is to pursue the wheel hub and wheel eyebrow level; The VIP style makes the car more luxurious (this includes the modified part of the interior).
To put it bluntly, the HellaFlush style is to make the wheel hub and the wheel eyebrow level modification, without changing the power system, only need to match the size of the wheel hub and data to install a suitable shock absorber to reduce the body, adjust the inclination angle to complete the overall effect. Only if the two conditions of “flush” and “absolutely low” are met, can it be called HellaFlush. Of course, there is no clear standard for this low, and if the car does not drop to a particularly low level, it can only be said to be Flush.


2.American system
Modification features: mostly based on 50s American antique cars, with smooth and smooth lines, beautiful and rich livery. The body is low and the tire walls are completely white.
The Custom style is the representative of American car culture, which was originally popular in Southern California, USA, and usually likes to modify and upgrade classic cars, this customization is not a simple modification, in a sense, more like a remanufacture.
The Custom style is designed to create a distinctive look, not even the slightest detail. Ultimately, the Custom style is a personalized customization service based on individual needs, which integrates the unlimited creativity and imagination of builders and car owners, and generates a unique and holistic “dream car” in repeated polishing and scrutiny.

Low Rider
Modification features: a hydraulic system is installed on the car, so that the height of the car chassis can be adjusted arbitrarily.
In the 90s, the Low Rider style has become a very mature tuning trend, mainly on the West Coast of the United States, hip-hop lovers began to change the car to the Low Rider style. In terms of vehicle selection, the 60s classic cars are the mainstay, and the electric drive suspension system can be replaced to make the vehicle jump.
The core part of Low Rider style modification is to completely modify its suspension system, first need to replace the large support arm specially designed for Lowrider, the combination of shock absorber and spring is of course a necessary part, plus hydraulic or pneumatic devices driven by motors to complete difficult car bouncing actions.

Hot Rod
Modification features: open wheels, the same retro look as “classic cars”; The front engine is exposed, and it has the front power of a muscle car.
The Hot Rod style first appeared in California. In the late 2030s, some tuning enthusiasts enjoyed racing in their own modified cars on the empty dry riverbed northeast of Los Angeles.
In addition to the United States, Hot Rod culture is also popular all over the world. Especially in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Sweden. Hot Rod is divided into two categories: “Street Rod” and “Hot Rod”. The Hot Rod style, like a branch of the Custom style, is still a separate faction, while the Hot Rod style strives for straight-line competition by increasing motivation.

Modification features: 20 inches or more chrome style alloy wheels, heavy bass modification, leather seats exaggerated interior, colorful body painted graffiti and gang relief.
DUB style comes from American hip-hop culture, DUB is the abbreviation of Double dime, translated as twenty-inch wheels, the earliest modified vehicles are mainly large SUVs with large sizes and large displacements.

Post time: Aug-14-2023