Hi-risers are among the most popular cars in the world, and their popularity has increased even more due to the music industry. Famous rappers can be seen all the time riding in donks, so they have established quite a trend in the American culture. Donks are basically hi-risers, which are highly customized automobiles. Most donks are inexpensive, typical American cars, which are modified in order to increase their ground clearance. Also, a prominent feature of all donks is the large-diameter wheels which usually come with low-profile tires. The oversized wheels are thus the distinguishing feature of all hi-risers, especially donks.
The sizes of the wheels range from 22 to 30 inches in diameter, or even more, making these donks extremely appealing for those who are passionate about suspension modifications. Most of the times, the frond end of the donks sits slightly higher than the rear end, so the car gets a swaggering look. If you are interested in donks, you should know that the most popular models are the full-size Chevrolet cars. Among the Chevrolet models, the Impala and Caprice are usually preferred by donks fans. Nevertheless, Ford models such as Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car can also make great donks, especially due to the ability of buying former police service at low costs. However, if you ask a man who is passionate about donks, he will most likely tell you that the absolute donk is a 1971 to 1976 Impala.
So this is where the donks name comes from. The owners of Impala models referred to the symbol of the model as ‘donkey’. And donks is short for donkey. There are also other donks which gained in popularity in the recent years: the Cadillac DeVille and Seville, which have been presented in numerous music videos by famous American rappers, such as Snoop Dogg or Nelly. Some of these rappers even refer to donks in their songs, so they clearly have a thing for them. If you want to ride like them, then the smart thing to do would be to start searching for donks and choose the model that suits you the best.