Many people seek to customize their vehicles. They fit their cars with underglow lights, spoilers, rims, tinted windows and some rather odd modifications. It seems that bigger vehicles are taking over the market, so even owners of sports cars and sedans seem to want bigger vehicles. Some owners of the Chevrolet Corvette and Mazda Miata have decided that they aren't satisfied with their vehicles' standard suspension, so they decide to lift their vehicles.
In some cases it looks good, but in most instances, it’s not the right thing to do. After all, Corvette and Miata are roadsters. Therefore, they should be driven as such and appear that way. That's not what some owners believe, however, so they lift their vehicles and some also fit them with bigger wheels.
We gleaned photos of Corvette and Miata lifts that can’t help but raise eyebrows.
15. A Donk
via The Things
If you modify a vehicle correctly to make it look like a donk, it can look appealing. The problem with this one is that the wheels are too big. This raised suspension not only makes the car difficult to enter, but it also looks like the car is missing parts of it. Not the greatest lifting.
14. How To Ruin A Classic
Corvettes from the '60s were some of the best ever produced. They had elegance and provided good performance. Regular wheels definitely suit a '60s Corvette much better than big ones. With the wheels that this owner chose, this classic Corvette looks like a tractor. The owner should rethink their approach to mods.
13. A Classic Turned Into A Beater
One modification is all it takes to ruin a perfectly capable vehicle. If you're going to lift a vehicle, then ensure that the wheels suit the raised suspension. A massive gap between the wheels and the fenders degrades the appearance. There’s no doubt that this modification actually makes the car slower.
12. On A Mission
Sometimes, bigger isn't always better. When you take a sporty car such as a Corvette and you try to turn it into a vehicle that resembles a monster truck, it doesn't always work out. It definitely didn't in this case. Although the car looks a lot tougher, it's not the look you want on a sporty vehicle.
11. 4-Wheel Drive
Some people thought that it might be a good idea to convert their Corvettes into off-road vehicles. So, they used the car's body and fitted it onto a four-wheel-drive platform. Now, they can drive that car off-road, but the Corvette's chassis isn't made for tough terrains. So much for all that work.
10. Transformed Into A Farm Vehicle
This is one way of ensuring that you can drive a Corvette on inhospitable roads. Just fit it onto massive wheels, and then you can make it a farm vehicle. If you're going to use a Corvette on a farm, then this might be the best option to prevent the chassis from being damaged as much as possible.
9. Road Warrior
This car looks like something that you'd find on the set of a Mad Max movie. The owner has pretty much stripped it and decided to turn it into a rugged vehicle that one can drive on tough terrains. The tuner definitely accomplished that task, but he's also taken away the appeal of the classic design of a Corvette.
8. Monster Truck
It's possible to take a sexy car like a Corvette and turn it into a monster truck. This modification proves it. The owner of this vehicle did a few things right. Not only does he have a running board to help people get inside the vehicle, but he's also broadened the fenders to suit the big wheels.
7. Better Road Visibility
via Auto Evolution
A lifted car will give the driver better road visibility, but it works best on big vehicles. If you take a small vehicle such as a Miata and try to transform it into a bigger vehicle, it might not work. Considering this is a convertible, it would look much better lower to the ground.
6. A Pickup Truck Look-Alike
via Car Throttle
Not only can you transform a Corvette to make it look like a monster truck, but you can also transform a Miata to look like a pickup truck. The owner of this one did a good job with the transformation, but maybe a better option would've been to purchase a pickup instead of a Miata.
5. Chilling At The Beach
Ever wanted to roam the beach with your Miata? Well, now it's possible. The owner of this Miata has illustrated that you can do it if you lift it and put on wheels that look like they're designed for a Jeep. This is one way of taking a sporty car to the beach without worrying about it getting stuck in the sand.
4. Transformed Into An Off-Roader
via Miata Forum
It's not only Corvettes that can transform into off-road vehicles, but Miatas can, too. It seems that the owner of this Miata wanted to take his vehicle off-roading, so he fitted bigger wheels on it and off he went. The dirt splashes on the vehicle show that he put his car through the wringer.
3. Battered And Bruised
Some people allow their vehicles to endure a tremendous amount of punishment. The owner of this Miata transformed his car into a tough ride so that he could explore all kinds of terrains. He also cut out the boot to fit two big wheels on and dented the vehicle in several places.
2. Mad Max Mobile
It's not only possible to take a car such as a Corvette and Miata and turn them into a monster truck or a pickup, but you can also make it a Mad Max vehicle. This modification is unique and deserves credit, but a Miata is so appealing because it's sporty, not a road buggy.
1. Looks Like A Jeep
According to Motor Trend, a 2019 Mazda Miata MX-5 needs only 5.7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. That's pretty fast. When you lift it and stick big tires such as the ones in this photo, then the car is going to become slower. It's best to just keep the Miata as the standard design.