Have you ever considered modifying your car, but you weren't sure if the change would make people despise you? You're in luck. Jalopnik readers know exactly what car mods will make people think you're a dirtbag. 

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But the rest of the world is not so kind. We're not saying you're a dick for chroming your Lexus LFA, but people will think you're a Justin Beiber wannabe. Any of these modifications can be awesome, but people are going to think you're an ass if you do any of them

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10.) Lift Kit

Are you setting up a rock crawler? Great, get a lift kit. Are you just tooling around campus with nine extra inches of height on your Silverado? People will think you're a pea brain.


Suggested By: Bluecold, Photo Credit: Abdullah AlBargan

9.) HID Kits In Stock Housings

There's nothing wrong with wanting new, strong headlights. Shooting the finest cheap HID kit you can get at AutoZone into the eyes of oncoming drivers is not good though.


Suggested By: Stang70fastback, Photo Credit: Michael Gil

8.) Eco Stickers

Oh, you drive a Prius? Tell me more about how you're saving the world.

Suggested By: Garrett Davis, Photo Credit: Irregular News


7.) Confederate Flag In The Rear Window

We don't know if this is worse if you live in the South, or if you have one of these flags and you live up north. We've seen people running these banners in Germany, which might be the very worst.

Suggested By: Trunk Impaired 318, Photo Credit: nikoretro


6.) A-Pillar Gauges

You can have the cleanest build in the world, but the moment you put gauges in the A-pillar, people think you bought everything for your car from JC Whitney.

Suggested By: SennaMP4, Photo Credit: AMI Customs


5.) Sticker Overload

For every tracktard who puts kill stickers for their runs at Watkins Glen or Willow Springs, there's a guy with eighteen Nürburgring outlines, a ‘no fat chicks' line, and a couple shocker stickers for good measure, too.

Suggested By: Jimal, Photo Credit: peter´s pics


4.) Chroming Your Car

Your chromed car might look cool, but everyone is going to think that the most stereotypical Lamborghini owner is behind the wheel.

Suggested By: $kaycog, Photo Credit: Carspotter


3.) No Mufflers

Added horsepower or not, if you can hear your car coming from five blocks away, people think you're a douchenozzle.

Suggested By: Bandit, Photo Credit: @optikalblitz


2.) Rolling Coal

If you think it looks awesome to make your truck belch smog like a North Korean tractor, that's cool. Just expect every other road user to hate you like you kicked their dog.

Suggested By: Maxximtl, Photo Credit: spkhd1024


1.) Stance

Stretched tires, tons of negative camber, and suspension slammed to the ground. Driving a stanced car is like commuting to work on a bicycle that's on fire, or showing up for your school photo in a speedo and a rainbow wig. It's such a bad idea that you just applaud the commitment. Your average road user is less forgiving and will think your car is broken.

Suggested By: EJP, Photo Credit: Ban Pei