Modifications improve aerodynamics, therefore improving performance, as well as making an already incredible car even more stunning. In this article, we’ll discuss the key differences between body kits and lip kits and how to choose which one is right for your supercar.
Why Modify a Car?
Why modify a car in the first place? Many cars we see with modifications were impressive to begin with, and it leaves some wondering why a modification is necessary. Think of modifications as a luxury or an upgrade. Sure, a Ferrari comes off the line as pure perfection, but with the addition of a body kit or lip kit, it’s now like nothing you’ve ever seen. That’s why we modify.
Body kits come with multiple pieces and can include spoilers, skirts, and bumpers. Let’s look at the pros and cons of full-body kits.
Pros of Body Kits
The number one pro and one of the key differences between body kits and lip kits is the fact that body kits offer a variety of features for your car and a complete look. That means a seriously cool-looking car and impressive aerodynamics.
If you’re choosing only one modification rather than a full body kit, there’s a good chance you’ll want more modifications down the road. However, after some time, getting all of the modifications to match is difficult, making full kits from the beginning a good choice.
Cons of Body Kits
One negative, however, is that installation requires more work than, say, just a lip kit, and it’s tough to do on your own. When putting so many body kit parts on your supercar, you can’t risk any mistakes.
A lip kit comes with one thing: a lip spoiler. The spoiler attaches under the bumpers and side skirts. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the lip kit.
Pros of Lip Kits
Like the body kit, a lip kit brings greater aerodynamics to your car by decreasing lift and creating a greater downforce. It also enhances the look of any car and protects it from scrapes that happen from regular wear and tear. Because installing a lip kit is simpler than modifying with an entire body kit, they’re easier to install on your own.
Cons of Lip Kits
The downside to a lip kit is the chance that once you’ve made this modification, you’ll likely want more modifications down the road. Depending on how long you wait, it’s difficult to match new modifications without a little extra work.
Which One Is Right for You?
Now the tough part—how do you choose the right one for your car? Body kit or lip kit? It all depends on what you’re hoping to achieve. If cost is an issue, or you’d prefer to attach a modification on your own, then begin with the lip kit. If you’re ready to invest in an entire body kit and are highly skilled or know a professional who can help, there are great advantages to getting everything modified at once.
Car modifications are an excellent way to take your car to the next level. At DarwinPro Aerodynamics, we offer supercar body kits for high-end luxury and supercars. Contact us or browse our online shop for all of your luxury modification needs.