Donks – The Ultimate Cars

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The offer of cars nowadays is so diverse and varied that people are often having a hard time picking a particular model. You can find cars in all shapes and sizes. However, if you want to stand out and set yourself apart from the crowd, then you should definitely go for donks. Donks are a type of hi-risers, so they are customized automobiles that are modified by having the ground clearance significantly increased. They are typically inexpensive American-built sedans that, besides having their ground clearance increased, are also modified by adding large-diameter wheels with low-profile tires.

The history of donks originates in the Dirty South American subculture, which is characterized by southern hip hop and rap. This subculture emerged in the late 1980s, when this type of music was played in clubs from southern US cities such as New Orleans, Miami, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Atlanta and Nashville. This musical current led to the release of donks, which can still be seen in numerous hip hop videos. Not long after donks entered the stage, they grew to be extremely popular. Even though southern hip hop was only present in the southern US cities, the donks trend immediately spread nationwide. These hi-risers are very unique due to their oversized -- sometimes even disproportionate wheels, which range from 22 in to 30 in in diameter (or more). Donks are also characterized by fancy paint-jobs that owners have custom made. Not only do donks stand out due to their oversized wheels and amazing bright colors, but also due to the expensive audio equipment that owners have installed on them.

Typically, the music coming out from donks is hip hop and rap. Sometimes, donks have their suspension modified as for the front end to sit slightly higher than the read end, therefore making the car have a swaggering appearance. The most common and popular donks include the Chevrolet models Impala, Caprice, Monte Carlo and Chevelle. Nonetheless, most fans of hi-risers agree that the typical donks are the 1971 to 1976 Chevrolet Impala models. Regardless of the model and modifications, donks surely are the ultimate cars and can still turn heads on the streets nowadays.