Top 11 Funny, Weird, and Ridiculous Car and Truck Decorations and Accessories and Ornaments: VW Beetle with Eyelashes?
Car owners get car accessories. They make cars more convenient for the user, or personalize them to some extent that reflects the owner's personality. However, some accessories are seriously... goes way above and beyond what's... normal.
Here are ten... uh... make that eleven that are the most... ridiculous. In roughly the order from ridiculous but cute, to just ridiculous, all the way up to WTF!?!-ridiculous.
Yes, it's exactly what you think. Fake eyelashes you stick onto your headlights. Really turns your car into a "she". Too bad they don't make "pearly whites" (see next item) and some red "lips". Or else that will really be girlish.
Never knew your car can be THAT feminine, heh?
The male counter-part of CarLashes... add some teeth to your lower air intake, so your car now looks like something that came out of the nasty version of the Disney Cars movie. You can even do the "buckteeth" version...
And yes, they have a "vampire" version available too.
Fake Turbo pressure Release Valve
Real turbocharged engines have release valve (also known as "dump valve" or "blow-off valve") when the pressure reach a certain point from the turbocharger. There's a distinct ping-whistle-hiss sound.
You can buy sound generators that imitate that sound without the real turbocharger. The simple ones install into the muffler. The more complicated ones hooks up to your engine computer.
Engine Sound Generator
Want something MORE impressive than just a wee-bit of turbo sound? You can get a sound generator that make your teeny-weeny I-4 sound like a hulking V-8 engine! Really!
In fact, you can choose from different sounds based on different cars, from exotic to luxury to just big! You can even pick rally cars, formula one racers, and other engine sounds.
Ever consider putting these in electric cars? They are a bit too silent.
Fake Hood Pins
Race cars have their hoods secured by simple "hood pins" because the latches and the release cable is extra weight. in a real race car, any extraneous weight is removed to improve acceleration and handling.
Fake racers have glue-on versions of hood pins, to look like a racer. When done right, it looks very authentic, but when it's not done quite right... Well, they look fake as heck.
So please do it properly.
Vinyl is a cheap way to add some flair to the car's exterior, but when there's an excess of them or completely irrelevant or just bad vinyl job, it looks completely out of place and just plain dumb.
When there's too much vinyl, the whole result looks ridiculous.
Tires With Almost No Air
What good is a tire without air? Yet nowadays you see all these SUVs and raised sedans with like 24 or 26 inch wheels with tires that's like maybe 1-2 inches thick, can't have much air it in at all, and the ride must be horrible.
Frankly, this sort of tires only "look" good, but does NOT go fast. This sort of tire doesn't "flex" in corners, so cornering in this sort of car is horrible, and thus, overall a much slower car.
Really Ridiculous Wings
A 'spoiler' should serve a purpose, even if it's only for aesthetics.
Mounting a GT3 style racing wing on a FAMILY SEDAN is a total mistake. So are the "Superbird" wings that arch higher than the roof, making the wing look like a carrying handle. Or putting the wing on the FRONT (yes, it does happen)
Then there are the really, really ugly ridiculous wings...
Fake Decals and Badges
Nothing wrong with making your car MORE than it really is... as long as the appearance is "reasonable". Even my car appears to be a bit more than it really is.
However, when the apperance is too outrageous, such as a "turbo" badge on an exotic car that could NOT possess a turbo... or a Honda made up to look like a BMW... it is simply ridiculous.
Really Really Stupid Stickers
The incredibly dumb stickers, such as that sunshield that goes on the top edge of the front windshield, often have the dumbest sayings. Like "Powered by Honda" on a... Honda. Or a Honda with a TRD sun shield.
(TRD = Toyota Racing Development)
Please, folks. You want people to see your car with a "wow" feeling. You don't really want them to see your car and say "duh!" or even worse... "facepalm"
Facepalm: when it's too stupid for words.
And the most ridiculous... Truck "Nutz"
Yes, that is a set of... uh... testicles that you hang on a trailer hitch that goes under your rear bumper.
Also available in chrome, camo, and multiple colors. There is now also lighted and flashing models. They come in variety of sizes... From little 2 inch for keychains up to that monster 16 inch model for monster trucks, I guess...
I honestly don't know why would ANYBODY want to hang a set on the back of their truck... Do they lack a pair? Do they masculinify (is that even a word?) their vehicle that much? Yet only guys seem to hang these on their... trucks?
In 2008, a Virginia legislator got so fed up with those balls he wants those banned.