Pimping Business Vehicles

Limos

When it comes to pimping out your Adelaide vehicles for business purposes, a lot of companies focus on three main modifications of LOOK, FEEL and SOUND.

It’s become a normal and everyday occurrence to see Adelaide trucks with pimped out driver cabins. Truckers that take extra pride in their cabs, trick it out with all sorts of chrome, metallic paint jobs and airbrush women on the side. This adds loads of sex appeal to the vehicle and these machines are truly the chariots in our modern world. Truck cabins are mainly for private use only, they do not have general public entering and exiting their vehicles. Most truck cabs will have a pimped out exterior to their truck, but the interior is pretty stock standard. It is great for private pimped rides, but what about vehicle for the public.

One of the industries where businesses are pimping their cars hard is the limousine and chauffeured car industry. Adelaide limo hire businesses know exactly how important it is to give patrons the rock star pimped out experience. And they defiantly follow the Look, Feel and Sound approach to pimping their sleek and sexy rides.

LOOK – the exterior of a vehicle is the first impression you get of that company and first impressions count in business. Customised paint jobs and airbrushing is rarely seen in limousines, but the paint job is very important. Highly polished duco, gleaming with rich lustring lacquer and vibrant striking colours is where limousines get there superior decadent appeal. A pop up plasma screen is common is a lot of professional limos and to go the extra mile, some companies put in a disco floor with strobe lighting.

FEEL – Where the limousine industry focuses on their true customisation is in the interior of their vehicle. When you enter a professional limousine you will feel like you are entering another world. Rich vibrant coloured leather, mini bars and neon lights make you feel the luxury opulence of the rich, famous and rock star lifestyles.

SOUND – having a superior sound system in stylised limos is an absolute must. Being immersed it the luxury experience, means hearing your favourite music vibrate through your body. Most party bus and limo companies will have large amplifiers powering a dozen different speakers and sub-woofers. A great luxury car should have your head ringing when you exit the cabin.

When deciding to pimp out your business ride, there are a few things to consider. Customers only take pleasure in what they can see and touch. So spending $15,000 of a fully tuned and modified engine may not add much value for everyday customers. Give them things they can enjoy with their eyes and hands. Having sexy rims, a lustrous paint job and an interior that dazzles will do wonders for your patron’s enjoyment. Remember you don’t always have to spend the earth to pimp out your business rides. Sometimes it’s the little extras you include that make all the difference. So do you research and find out what’s really important to your customers. As often times, doing a little research will bring in some surprising results and they may be things you can modify, that are a lot cheaper than expected.

Pimping Your Personal Ride

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There are many different ways to pimp your personal ride and expenses can quickly spiral out of control. So to start we are going to give you some tips to lower the costs. If this is your first pimp car then one of the easiest ways to make a car look great is buy a set of rims and tyres. A new set of rims can make all the difference to a standard vehicle. And now days you can get them very cheaply, some places even sell them second hand. It’s better to buy them new, as with second hand rims, it’s hard to tell if they have been damage in any way. Damaged rims can lose their integrity and safety, so stick with a new set. Do your research and find out how big you can go without making the vehicle illegal. In some states you can modify rims 1 – 2 inches bigger that the standard ones. So if your car originally had 14” rims you could put on 16” rims. But each state is different, if you live in Adelaide check with the SA transport authority.

Which profile size should you choose? Well profile size has change a lot from the Hot Rod days. The lower the profiles size the sportier and sleeker the car is going to look. But it will also ride quite hard on the road. Before you invest all your hard earned cash into new wheels and rims, go for a ride in a car that has them. Maybe a friend or the tire shop owner that sells the wheels can take you for a ride to test out simple ones. As you may find the ride is so hard it may not suit you for practical day to day driving.

As well as tiers and rims, lowering your car with new suspension can give you that lowrider look. But before you go and lower your car 5 inches, test a car that has this already done. The lower your suspension goes the rougher your ride on the highway.

The inside of your car is where you are going to spend most of your time. So adding something you are going to enjoy every day, like a new steering wheel is a great modification. A slick steering wheel can add an immediate badass look to the interior. Choose something that matches the car, is comfortable and is not going to get you fined if you are pulled over. I know there are many lowriders out there with welder chain steering wheels that look amazing! But if you are driving everyday they may become frustrating. It is best to check with your road transport authority to find out the minimum and maximum size you are allowed. And find one that is hot and sexy but also legal to that vehicle.

A pumping car stereo is also another item you can add to your new pimped cars without over capitalizing. What do I mean by that? Well if you add new rims, a new steering wheel and stereo system to your car, then if you sell your car down the track, you can take those things with you to your next car. It’s very hard to take a new paint job to your next machine!

Stereo componentry is quite cheap now days, a lot of the time the stereos are so powerful you don’t even need an extra amplifier. This is a great way to boost the inside of your pimped ride. Do your research into the different systems out there and go for something that is quality, as it will last a lot longer than the “knock off” brands. Starting off with a great head unit and 4 x three way speakers is the first step. This makes your car sound like the inside of a club. You can always add sub-woofers and individual tweeters later on for quality.

When pimping you first ride, make your choices wisely. And don’t go straight for the hydraulic system on your first go. As you’ll find the more cars your pimp out you’ll learn ore and more tricks to save money. Have fun; keep learning and trying things out! Remember it’s more fun to do little things to your machine and be able to keep driving it, than do major modifications and have your ride off the road for months!

Pimped Rockin Rides

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Pimped cars are the coolest vehicles on our road and if you own a pimped car you will know the jaw dropping, star struck look people give you ever day. If you want to own one of these sexy customised cars then get ready to dish over a heap of your hard earned money and have the patience of a monk.

These pimped cars look incredible crusin along the boulevard, but only the owners know, the blood, sweat and tears than goes into getting their machine on the road. If you want to get a sneak peak of what goes on behind the filming of pimping a car then check out the is Huffington Post article. Although this TV show demonstrates them putting these cars together in lighting speed, in actual fact it can take 6 to 12 months to get the job finished. So if you are ready to pimp your car out, remember it’s going to take longer than a couple of days or even a couple months if you want the job done right.

A fantastic example of a guy who pimped his ride and has the patience to get the job finished is Rod Berry. Ron Berry is not only passionate about customised cars, but has taken it to a whole new level with his split screen kombi van!

 

First Pimped Cars

Pimped cars go back to the time when cars were first invented by Karl Benz if 1885. But then it wasn’t the thirty two inch spinner rim, but the thirty inch polished wooden spokes. These archaic cars were the coolest thing on the block that’s for sure. And if you had one of these pimped rides you also had money, respect and power. These banging buggies had a 2.9 liter donk and reach a roaring top speed of around 72 kilometers per hour. If you splurged for one of these babies in the year 1910, you would have needed around nine hundred bucks. So let’s put his into perspective in 2015 with the Lamborghini Veneno. It’s priced at around $4,500,00 and reaches a top speed of around 350 kilometers. In the next 50 years will have pimped rides that fly through the sky, instead on driving on dirty old roads, so get ready for that! But in the mean time let’s stay focus on all the cool machines at ground level.

Type Of Pimped Rides

 Hot Rods – these machines were common place in the 1930s, they were made popular by the original gangster pinstriped suits and tommy guns. They started racing early in their life on the salt beds of California. The owners of these badass street machines, would strip down componentry to lighten the weight load. The modifications would include oversized exhaust, larger intake manifolds, removal of the convertible top and sometimes even the fenders themselves. Tires would be replaced by wider more durable ones. Paint jobs were also one of the aesthetic modifications, from the factory drab, to bright assertive colours and pin stripping.

 Lowriders – commonly known for cruzin just above ground level were introduced into California in the mid 1940’s. The lowing of the vehicle gave it a distinctive look as it drove through the street. Originally owners of the lowrider would use some type of weight inside the vehicle to physically lower the vehicle. Now days specialised suspension is used to decrease the height of the car by 5 inches of more. Ron Aguirre was one of the biggest innovators to the culture by developing a hydraulic system for adjusting the height of any vehicle. The lowrider is a very specific look and people who have a car worth $500 car to $500,000 cars are implementing the style.

Fast 4s – are extremely popular now with the Fast and the Furious movies. Fast 4s stand for fast four cylinder cars. These are stock standard small car that have major engine modification under the hood. Some of these include 30lb turbo systems which rocket the car in the quarter mile. Other popular modifications are the body kit, suspension upgrades, tuned exhaust systems and custom paint jobs. Car manufactures have heard the call and are now making these vehicles right off the production line. Like the Mitsubishi EVO4, Subaru WRX and Ford TX5, all are design off rally mods and racing car specs.

People who are Pimping Their Rides

The culture of Pimping cars is now inbred deeply into our everyday culture. And before kids are even able to drive, they’re planning their modification they going to do to their first car. Of course the best pimped out car are where people have excess finances. Many rappers and celebrities are customising their rides. Famous rapper Snoop Dog is rocking it hard in his 1968 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. Justin Bieber’s cruising in his Matte Black Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. And Jay Leno is flying in his Mercedes McLaren SLR price around $450,000. Where there is cash, they’ll be customised cars, because they are not only extension of our personality, but piece of artwork as well.

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