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Why Purchase Aftermarket Side Skirts?

Aftermarket side skirts and ground effects are a very popular way to dramatically change the look of your vehicle. With aftermarket side skirts, you can effectively make your vehicle look lower to the ground without actually compromising ride quality or handling by excessively lowering your car.

If you have an air splitter, air under the car is at low pressure, causing the higher pressure air on the outside and sides of the vehicle to come rushing in. This condition consequently diminishes the ground effect and downforce.

Side skirts can reduce the amount of high pressure on the side of a car that goes underneath it. The effectiveness of these components depends primarily on how close to the ground the lower edge can be maintained.

An alternative benefit of aftermarket side skirts is preventing rocks from kicking up off the roads and hitting your vehicle's paint. They work just like mud flaps since they prevent stones and other debris in the ground from hitting your paint.

Thus, with a side skirt, you can lower your paint repair and maintenance costs. You can then use the savings for other vital enhancements.

To achieve optimal performance, you need the air flowing smoothly from front to back across your car. With a side skirt, you stop any unwanted wind from moving under your vehicle, which increases drag and lowers aerodynamic performance.

On sports cars, a side skirt is a superb way to enhance downforce without spending too much time. There are numerous excellent options to choose from, like those from ChargeSpeed. The brand is renowned all over the world as a high-quality aero and performance manufacturer.

For the majority of road cars, the side skirt serves as a cosmetic add-on. It provides an extra touch to your car's performance look. In case you want to buy one purely for show, feel free to choose any design that meets your taste.

If you want to purchase for performance enhancement, however, you'll need to be extra careful with your selection. APR Performance offers many side skirts which are specifically designed to improve aero and downforce, rather than just improve looks.

Besides that, you must also take into account further aftermarket products that work alongside your side skirt. Installing a full body kit is the best way to maximize your vehicle's aerodynamic performance. Apart from improving aerodynamics, a full aero package can enhance your vehicle's overall appearance as well.

Have any questions? We can help! Contact us at 1-480-966-3040 or email for more information regarding any of our products. We can help choose the right part for your car or truck.