Am I just getting old, or is my taste for custom cars that lean more toward classy and comfy than extreme and unsightly making me look like a codger? Regardless of what this geriatric-sounding reason may be, there are a handful of trends in the aftermarket automotive world that need to stop right away in order to keep the rest of us from gagging.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not against modifying a car — I have modified every car I have ever owned and enjoy seeing people improving upon a manufacturer’s designs — but some of the crap that is  popular today borderlines on being  ridiculous, with the rest of it utilizing the word “dangerous.”

Certain mods remain merely a cosmetic “upgrade,” and are only cause for concern to anyone who wants to hold down their lunch. Then there are things like extreme negative suspension camber, which often goes well beyond aesthetics, with a lot of it teetering on the verge of being flat-out dangerous.

Unfortunately, the only downside to a fading fad is that there will always be another pointless and potentially dangerous trend to follow in its footsteps, so there is little hope that any of us will ever truly find respite from automotive abominations in our lifetime

8. Truck nuts !

Nothing says “masculine” quite like a pair of massive nadgers dangling from the back-end of a 4×4. This modification isn’t just stupid, but lewd and potentially dangerous. You hear that? Your cojones are a threat hombre.

Dangers lie in the fact that many of these gaudy gonads run the risk of castrating themselves off of said vehicle, and those that are metal can inflict serious damage to the vehicles behind them. The only time I have ever appreciated this mod was a few years ago, when I watched a scorned woman douse a pair of truck nuts in lighter fluid and set them ablaze in front of dozens of onlookers because she caught her husband with another woman.

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