5 Popular Muscle Car Accessories for a Custom Look

January 27, 2012

If you are considering different muscle car accessories for your custom ride, you should be pleased by the number of options you have to choose from. No matter what year of vehicle you have or how much you've done to it, there is always another option out there. Here are some popular accessories for you to consider for your muscle car.

  • Carbon Fiber
    Carbon fiber is a light material that can be used on various parts of the body to lighten the weight of the muscle car. With less weight to push around, the car can go much faster than it would otherwise. The hood is usually the first piece of carbon fiber people add, but you can make basically your entire car carbon fiber if you want to. It'll cost a lot of money, but it could look good if you did it right.
  • Body Kits
    You can change the shape of your muscle car by adding on a custom body kit. Depending on what you want to do, you could make room for bigger tires, add a side skirt exhaust, put a wing on the back or do just about anything to your car. Some body kits are more affordable than others, and most of the time they will do very little for the performance of your car. There are some with strategic slits meant to cool your brakes or engine, so you might want to consider something like that for the best performance.
  • Exhaust Tips
    You can put different tips on your exhaust to give it a different sound. While the tips won't do a whole lot for the tone, it will do a little bit. Mainly the tips will change the look of the back, especially if you go from a single tip to a dual tip or get something that has a bright chrome exterior. If you have performance exhaust, you might get corresponding tips to showcase the name of the manufacturer, like SLP or Borla.
  • Decals
    There are many different decals you can add to your muscle car, and this can be done more affordably than most other upgrades. You can get a custom decal with your name or words, or you could just pick a design that you think suits your car. Decals are easy to install, and you can remove them easily as well for maximum versatility.
  • Rims
    You can choose rims based on size or you can choose them based on the way they look. Some people opt to get bigger rims while others seek out something with more pizazz than what they have. Chrome rims look great with any car, but they can be hard to keep clean. The same can be said with black rims. For easy maintenance, stick with a gray rim if you can. Some rims have colored trim around the edges, so you can match that to your car color for a cohesive look.