Souped-Up: Craziest Car Mods

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Vehicle modifications or “mods” are a great hobby for car lovers. Whether you’re looking to increase performance or simply personalize your ride, there’s no shortage of aftermarket mods available to make your vehicle more unique. Some people swap their engine, add lights under the car, slap on a spoiler, or thrown on a new paint job. But every now and then you see something that really makes you scratch your head. Let’s look at some of the craziest car mods, which you might not want to miss.

Not Your Ordinary Car Pool

1969 Carpool De Ville/Image Credit: Barrett Jackson

What happens when you put a pool and a vehicle together? Well, you get a mobile pool of course! That’s right, some people have gone through the effort of putting small pools or tubs in the bed of their pickup trucks or even transforming older convertibles into mobile relaxation machines. In innovative fashion, modders even achieve jacuzzi-like bubbles by tweaking how parts of their vehicles interact with each other. Obviously, this sort of modification to your vehicle is risky, so please don’t try this at home! If you’re truly in need of a portable pool (who isn’t?), seek a professional. If you’re looking for a convertible or truck yourself, we can help! Find the perfect convertible or truck near you!

Cars That Don’t Even Look Like Cars Anymore

Turtle Car/Image Credit: Turtle Transit

Have you ever wanted to transform your vehicle into something completely different? You are not alone. In fact, there are many examples of people changing the way their cars look to align with their interests. Pop culture inspires a lot of designs. For instance, superhero designs are very popular in the enthusiast community and even on the big screen. A famous example of this is the Hulk car from The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift which is a modified VW Touran. For you animal lovers, there are car mods out there for you too. These modifications range from putting a fur-like material on cars all the way to altering a vehicle’s appearance to completely transform it. One of the more notable examples of turning a car into an animal is when someone turned their VW Beetle into a full-blown turtle.

A Different Kind Of Rust Bucket

Rusty Dodge Hellcat/Image Credit: Impacted Wraps and Graphics

We all know rust is bad for cars, right? Well, some car modders have decided to flip that idea on its head by purposely rusting their vehicles. Why? you may ask. The simple answer is they enjoy the way it looks. The rust shows a vehicle’s age, and one might say adds character to the whole exterior. There are a few ways of executing this idea, ranging from relatively safe to very much unsafe. The safe manner of doing this mod is to spray on fake rust. With fake rust, your vehicle is not actually rusting and therefore remains safe to drive. In the other direction, which is much more unsafe, some people are purposely destroying their vehicles so that it actually starts rusting. We do NOT recommend this. You will only put yourself and others in more danger on the road. A rusty look on a new car is sure to turn a few heads, but it’s probably not the kind of attention most drivers are looking for. If you’re in the market for a vehicle that’s free from rust, you can find the perfect one for you here.

Spoiler Alert

Car with a massive spoiler/Image Credit: CarThrottle.com

When done right, a spoiler does serve a very real purpose. But a lot of the time, it’s just there for the aesthetic. Adding a spoiler isn’t necessarily a crazy mod but there are some outrageous examples of spoilers being added to various vehicles. Spoilers on minivans, cardboard spoilers, PVC spoilers, and larger-than-normal spoilers have made their fair share of appearances. If that’s not enough, cartoonishly large spoilers are being put on various cars too. As far as we’re concerned, if it’s properly installed and safe, go ahead and rock that massive wing!

A Wheely Big Modification

1985 Chevy Caprice with massive wheels/Image Credit: Autoblog

For the last crazy car mod on this list, let’s talk about abnormally sized wheels. A trend going around the car scene is putting gigantic wheels on cars. Often this is done in a humorous fashion resulting in some crazy-looking vehicles. We’re not just talking about monster trucks either, this trend even touches small smart cars resulting in monster smart cars. On the other side of this trend, people have also been placing tiny wheels on cars too. Talk about the opposite of a smooth and relaxing driving experience. It is also important to keep in mind that having taller tires will cause your speedometer to read slower than your actual speed. The opposite is also true when installing smaller tires so be sure to visit a professional auto shop to recalibrate your speedometer after making this mod!

As long as cars have been around, people have been modifying them. Throughout those years, some mods have popped up that are just outrageous and crazy. We never really know what the next trend will be when it comes to the modding scene but no matter what you think about any of the mods we’ve discussed, there’s something to be said about making your vehicle your own. If these outrageous modded cars blew your mind, you might be interested in some vehicles that didn’t need to be modified to be head-turning. Check out these 10 Cars You Won’t Believe Existed!

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Adrien Perucho

Adrien Perucho

Born in the Philippines and moving to Massachusetts at the young age of 8 years old, Adrien has gathered a multitude of life experiences from which to draw inspiration. In 2020, he graduated from Arizona State University’s Digital Culture program and found work in automotive marketing later that year. One day his talents will afford him the luxury of driving a new Porsche 911.

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