Car Trends That Died This Year


– Every once in a while, car trends stay around forever. You know, like hairstyles
and favorite colors. But they actually never do. That’s a lie, and that’s a way to get into
the beginning of this video, because things change, all right? Look back 10 years ago at car shows and you’ll probably see
Pontiac Aztecs, oof. Honda Civics and flat wheel designs, because that was in, all right? Nowadays, that’s not really popular. I’m Alex, Alex.FI on Instagram, and with that being said, we thought we’d take a
trip down memory lane, and look at the car trends that began to, (clears throat) pass this year, and likely not make it through 2020. Come on up bud, let’s go. And if you’re looking
for aftermarket wheels, tires, or suspension, be sure to hit up fitmentindustries.com, because that’s where we spend all the other time that
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bangin’ videos like this, and we’ll even heart react your comment. That’s a big deal, all right? Now, lets talk about
the liftoff wings, okay? They’re gnarly, they’re sweet, and they are extremely large, okay? They’re gurthy. You’ll see people cut into their bumpers to get these bad boys
mounted on to their chassis. And 92 1/2% of the time, it’s
for looks, which is fine. But the big ‘ol Wang
Gang doesn’t seem to be as prominent in the scene as it once was, which is a little bit interesting. What was once big ol’ Golden
Gate style mount brackets, are being replaced with
more of like a minimal, function style GT wing
or even duck bill lips. Now it’s interesting,
but the small wing gang is comin’ back in full force. When we went to SEMA this year, we didn’t actually see
much of the big wing gang, and I don’t know how many times I’m gonna be able to say that in a row, but that’s usually a
pretty clear indication of the professional modification shops moving towards something else in 2020. Now you are seeing more of
a Formula One style wing, verses the big ol’ Wang Gang, but that’s just a whole different story where the wing mounts up to the back, and then it’s a big ol’ thing. It comes from the center
piece of the louver, and then it splits off. We saw that in the Huracan
and the Aventadors, and a few other different style wings. It’s pretty neat. And even on top of the whole F1 style wing you’re seeing that are really
popular on R8’s and stuff now, but really, it’s more
about keeping the wing below the top part of the car. How neat is that? Another car trend that we see dying, but not necessarily DOA just yet, is people’s affinity for
neutral color pallettes. So, if you go to a dealership right now, you’ll see nearly every shade of black, white, gray, maybe even the
occasional red out there. But a few years ago, if you
wanted to paint your car something other than, like a stock color, everyone aimed for the
good ol’ slate gray, with like purple hardware. And that (beep) was mint. But the world has now
become 50 shades of gray when it comes to colors, and not necessarily in
a good way, all right? Porsche’s and BMW’s have paved the way for introducing new and fun
colors back into the car world. You know, since pretty
much every other damn color out there right now is pretty boring and I don’t mean that in a bad way, but they’re pretty flat. You know, they’re pretty normal. Nowadays with BMW and Porsche
coming out with colors like lizard green, lava orange, you have a mellow yellow
that’s making a comeback. And that has leaked into the
aftermarket world as well. Now you see people like TJ Hunt painting a 458 forest green. You see Chris Hill’s new Supra being wrapped in crazy-ish designs. And even Button Built’s Ferrari feature a level of uniqueness verses the typical red you
see on those kind of cars. Now wraps are tricky. Mostly because not everyone has the best experiences with them. But they continue to be an easy way to get creative with your car, without having to paint
it every other season. And it’s not permanent,
which is also a good thing, because a lot of people
our age have a tendency to deal with emotional
attachment issues and things, I don’t know, they just
don’t like commitment. We started to see a little shifty boy in the wheel scene too. And we’ve talked about it before, but what we’re seeing slowly die is the super concave-style stuff. Now most people are
switching to a step lip, or a standard lip with
flat-faced hardware, or flat-faced wheel with hardware. Now this has to do with more and more one piece wheel companies
offering lower offset wheels, and if you guys don’t remember, lower offset means that
the wheel sticks out further from your fender. Makes it pokey boy, okay? Now, lower offset wheels
have a low price point, but that’s pretty rare. What used to be rare is
now actually pretty common. Now newer style bodies are
getting increasingly wide. And the standard wheel arches
are getting bigger and bigger. Now I hope that this doesn’t die because I do have a tendency
to love concave wheels, but it seems like the world is
going away from just concave. A lot of people prefer a one piece wheel with a huge lip and a flat face. Another thing we’ve
noticed go by the way-side, is the use of plasti-dip
as a temporary color change to interior pieces and
exterior ones as well. Wrap has become more
common, cost effective. And allows you to do
neat patterns and such, so you don’t really see a
lot of plasti-dip anymore. Now, plasti-dip is still used, commonly, to change a vehicle color
and all sorts of unique and crazy stuff out there, but with the introduction of
aftermarket wheels coming, in the bronze, red, and brushed finishes, like right from the get-go, a lot of people end up
just leaving their wheels the same color that they got them for. Pair that with the fact
that exterior pieces are no longer just getting
completely blacked out anymore, and now you’re not seeing
it as commonly used. Now it still has a
place in the aftermarket automotive community, and
there’s tons of people out there that can make some
really fancy stuff happen with plasti-dip and some good ol’ clear. But hey, plasti-dip is still an easy way to change the color of whatever
your little heart desires, without having to worry about razor marks, broken tabs from removing bits, and all that sort of good stuff. Another interesting thing we haven’t seen that often anymore, are full
carbon hood replacements. Now you guys remember Need for Speed, Need for Speed Heat, by the way. We’re on that, that’s pretty fun. But anyway, that seems, okay, what ever. So hoods and trunks are no longer just carbon fiber replacements. They’re just, it’s just not
a thing as much anymore. Need for Speed Most
Wanted had a carbon hood and now you’re over here and you’re like, “Nah, ill just keep it the same color.” And I’m not entirely
sure why that one is such a different thing, now Evo’s and STI’s are still iconic for
having carbon fiber hoods and roofs and trunks, and
all that sort of stuff. But it’s just not as common
anymore on Off-Meta cars. It seems like most people are just sticking to the hood they got, or potentially getting an aftermarket hood with some indentations or maybe hood vents and stuff like that. But nothing really extravagant like a full carbon fiber replacement, which is a little bit weird. So it’s a car trend
that you’ve been seeing maybe pass away over the past few years, or what’s something that you think is going to go away in 2020. Let us know in the
comments below of course. And if you guys are looking
for us to talk about something next, let us know. Because that’s where we get like, 99% of these ideas. And if you’re looking
for aftermarket wheels, tires, or suspension, be sure to check out fitmentindustries.com where we have it, ♪ All ♪ I’m Alex from Fitment Industries, we hope you guys enjoyed this. We will see you later. Peace.

100 thoughts on “Car Trends That Died This Year

  1. What car trend do you think will be the next to die? Let us know! Don’t forget! We have a FULL build giveaway going on for the month of September – pick up a dope hoodie and get entered to win! www.fitmentindustries.com/giveaway

  2. so i guess im not the only one who , watches random car videos , doughnut media , fitment industries doug de muro , plays need for speed , and watches blackpantha , but i bet im the only one who likes cars and dont have car irl cuz cant afford one XD

  3. STi is a dumb car to put a carbon hood on anyway… they’re aluminum from the factory 02-07, and the Spec C aluminum part is available 08-14. So why change it out for a piece that doesn’t fit as well, makes you look like a fuckin ricer, and wobbles and vibrates in the wind?

    Track car is the only place a WRX or STi should have a carbon hood.

  4. Lmao I really hopw this crossover replacing more exciting cars die out even though it definitely won't since anyone who doesn't care about cars would just suck them right up.

  5. I would like to formally request a heart reaction on my comment. But only if 300zx’s are the best, and Whataburger is superior to In-N-Out… Also, [insert reason to bring up funfetti]

  6. Other trends not seen so often now;

    Flashy painted wiper blades
    Headlight eyelashes
    2 tone mirrored window tint
    Painted dashboard

  7. Like my comment fitment industries

    I sAiD rIgHt NoW!

    😂 anyways had to insert that nfs heat meme good shit tho really have been seeing a lot less of these stuff on youtube….. i wish that applies for my tho we have some wack fitment and same old style that are still here every year… wheels that are so big it sticks way out of the fenders stretch tires stock coils like ligit🤦🏽‍♂️

  8. I've seen some onwers still using carbon fiber hoods, but just leave the edge of vents carbon and paint other places as the body color. And that looks pretty neet!

  9. Red break calipers. Every "tuned" car had it. As in every Honda civic VTEC with an AutoZone exhaust had red calipers. I believe it adds 10 hp per caliper.

  10. As somebody who has had to remove plastidip from acid dipped (damaged surface) wheels. I HATE the stuff, its absolute garbage, cool garbage, but garbage nonetheless.

  11. I think wide body is on tr he way out, I just see so many people lately saying they regret doing the wide/ choppy choppy to their quarters. Sad because it's so damn sexy

  12. Car trend that's dying is … building as a individual not cloning every body and buying parts of a shelf. But actually making 1 of parts or modifying of the shelf parts to be unique and keeping it secret. That has dyed.. 😫☠

  13. Low-key I hope that the BRZ/86GT/FR-S scene kind of dies out. Came in full force and killed my appeal and attraction towards them.

  14. Okay i might be crazy but i think widebody is going to die in 2020 by that i mean the bolt on ones. I think slicker molded and not as agressive widebodies are going to be the new trend in that department

  15. i think blacked out tailights is becoming less a thing. lots of fully red it out. or smash the whole thing and do custom. but however its modded after its definently not blacked out is what im saying

    blacked out taillights or smoked You know What i mean is fading away

  16. 4:30 "Cost effective" I'd like to hear what is more cost effective on a wrap than on plasti dip ? You certainly have advantages and disadvantages (and I could do a huge list) on both sides but cost certainly doesn't lean towards wrap in most cases.

  17. Lol i would love a carbon fiber hood for my car but its like 800-1000 bucks USD which is like 10 million dollars Canadian when you include shipping, international surcharge and currency exhange… We got shafted for aftermarket stuff up here 😂

  18. You guys mentioned tj hunts 458 gt3 which is British racing green by the way not Forrest green! he chose that colour cos of the 360 and the colour was rare and they didn’t offer it on the newer Ferrari I hope they do bring that colour to the newer Ferraris cos the colour looks awesome

  19. I think wagons might be on their way out, which, as a wagon owner, scares me. They're still cool, I'M STILL COOL, RIGHT GUYS?!!

  20. "street queen" trucks have been dying out along with major lifts. Instead people are doing a leveling kit and aftermarket off road wheels and tires. At least here in Oklahoma

  21. Carbon hoods are leave as more now are aluminum from the factory, so they are more an show peace vs weight savings. Still a big flex want one as they look sick

  22. Carbon falling off does make me sad. It looks amazing and it’s functional, really no downside in my eyes unless you’re not wanting to pay to play

  23. One thing I’ve noticed is dying out is the tow hook trend that people had on like everything a few years ago.

  24. You should test the properties of wheels filled with different gases. Like, performance testing and endurance testing.

  25. I pray the stupid “lowered truck” trend goes away next year. It’s so stupid and makes alot of decent trucks look so ugly

  26. Not sure if you guys have an episode on the 335i/340i line of BMWs and their tuning potential between the 3 different engines (n54, n55, b58(Supra and Z4 engine)) put into the e90 and f30 chassis throughout the years, but you guys should look into it and put a video or three out for sure. Stock 306-320 hp/tq with tuning capabilities of throwing out anywhere between a moderately comfortable 375 hp/tq to an insane 700+ hp/tq depending on which engine you have and what modifications you throw at them. FBO and a tune can get you anywhere from 370hp-430hp and 400tq-500tq on stock turbo(s). Bigger turbo(s) and some good ol' corn can get you above the 500hp/tq mark for good with capabilities of getting above 700 mark in some cases. Fuck it I just gave you guys the whole episode. Just throw some b-roll in blabber about your hair, make a bmw turn signal fluid joke, shamlessly plug in fitmentindustries.com and call it a day. PEACE FROM THE suburbs of atlanta georgia y'all

  27. I don’t know what you are talking about. My grey paint is very interesting and changes tones depending on lighting

  28. I’m waiting for the day the dumbass stance phase goes away. How is using 2 inches of whatever width tire you have make sense?

  29. Im thinking of getting a carbon fiber hood. The problem is either it is a stock looking hood, or has the ugliest center reverse finned slits. And its $700 for the stock style one. So it is expensive and if it doesnt look good then no one is going to want it.

  30. Have you seen the car scene in asia? Cf hood and trunk are still a thing. Some might not make it to 2020 but definitely some will stay

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