It’s no secret that adding the ideal body kit to your Defender 90 or Defender 110 can take it from stock standard to your personalized Defender in no time. With a wide range of manufacturers and components to choose from, there are a number of factors to consider when deciding which body kit is best for your car.
Below, we discuss what you should consider before purchasing and installing a body kit on your vehicle.
Establish a Budget
Budgeting is a good place to start before purchasing a body kit, for several reasons. A budget ensures that you spend within your price range, which alleviates the stress of overspending or potential future debt. Budgeting can help you narrow down your options in terms of the look you are going for, as well as the types of kits available, manufacturers, materials, and components. We try to maintain an ideal price for our body kits so everyone can afford to buy them for their Defender.
Decide on the Look You Want to Achieve
Whether it’s sleek and athletic, bold and aggressive, or an extremely dramatic look you’re after, there’s bound to be a body kit for the look you’re looking for at Land Rover Lovers. Depending on your taste, there are many options when it comes to the color and applicable finish of the components of the body kit. If performance plays a role in your choice as well, note the weight of the components as well as the aerodynamic characteristics.
Understand the Different Materials Available for Body Kits
Body kits for Land Rover Defenders are constructed from a range of different materials, each of which varies in price, weight, durability, and repairability. Some of the more commonly available materials are:
The body kits made by fiberglass are a popular choice among car enthusiasts, due to their affordability and ease of repair. Fiberglass kits are a great option if you are looking to customize your vehicle without adding significant weight.
Unlike fiberglass, polyurethane kits cost you a bit more. They are also bulkier in terms of weight. However, they are renowned for their flexibility and durability and are fairly straightforward to repair.
Carbon fiber kits have a light mass compared to polyurethane kits. They are a popular choice for car enthusiasts looking to improve their performance. However, this type of kit is not available to everyone. Indeed, carbon fiber kits are relatively expensive and they are not flexible enough and do not last a lot. It’s also worth noting that body kits made from carbon fiber are relatively difficult to repair.
Installation of the Body Kit
If you are an avid mechanic as well as an avid car enthusiast, it may be appropriate for you to install the appropriate body kit for your Defender components yourself. If you don’t feel confident or interested in doing it, take the time to find a professional machine shop that can do the work for you. Our body kits are super easy to install, that is why you do not have to worry about anything. It requires a small set of tools and time and you are ready to go.
Land Rover Lovers was founded in 2016 by a group of friends who love especially Land Rover Defenders. We believe that the Defender series needs to have more attention. Our team is always ready to assist you with every question or exclusive Defender part. With our body kits, help, and ideas you will turn your Land Rover Defender into the car that you always dreamed of. We are happy to welcome you to our website every time to learn more about Defenders through our blog or to buy the best quality body kits.