You’ve likely seen rap and hip-hop videos with bouncy cars, but is there really a benefit to having a vehicle like that or is it just a fashion statement that connects to Latino-American, Mexican and Hispanic communities as well as rappers? On the other hand, is a tailgate pickup truck a better choice than lowriders in terms of driving and saving on gas money? You don’t need to have a ranch to make use of a good pickup trick however, so we will also cover why you might want to buy one:
• Lowrider Benefits
Lowriders are a work of art, make no mistake about it. They are heavily customized vehicles, both on the outside and the inside. You can find a great number of cars being modified that way, from models from the 1930s to the 1980s and more recent models, possessing a unique paint job and hydraulics or even suspension air bags so the car can be raised and lowered with the simple touch of a button. The reasons for the creation of lowriders may vary from place to place, with the chance of used cars that needed repairs and poor suspension being the most likely suspect. Bad roads and speed bumps can be another reason why lowriders became prevalent in street culture, making powerful springs and hydraulics a way to circumvent these obstacles effectively, while at the same time allowing the vehicle to bounce up to six feet of the ground. Lowriders are street legal, but in some cases they may be subject to certain regulation and laws that prohibit how far you can go with your customization. For example, dark tinted windows and lights in multiple colors can be illegal in some states across the US or other countries. A lowrider’s bottom should not scrape the street and the rims will need to be small enough not to create sparks or scrape the fenders. Hydraulics should also only be used in some speed limits due to the stability issues connected to their use in the raised position.
• Tailgate Pickup Truck Benefits
Even though modern trucks have gotten sleeker and luxurious compared to their past incarnations, they are still mighty beasts of burden. Unlike the typical modern SUV, many of which are closer to a family car, pickup trucks with their own tailgates are made to work on difficult terrain. What this means for the most part is that they are hardy, practical and a good vehicle for a little adventure getaway on dirt roads. With the right tires and four-wheel-drive you can get to a lot of destinations without a care in the world, whether it’s a campsite or a ski resort. They can also be very useful when you need to move, as you can load them up with the boxes and furniture pieces of your home and move them to a new destination. They can also work pretty well when it comes to helping others, so that makes them a very useful type of vehicle.