What's a Donk?
A Donk is a car that has outrageously large wheels on it. Mostly old American cars are Donk creations, however, ANY car is a candidate to be a Donk.
A while back, 17" wheels were considered big. Then, when Hummers came around, 20" wheels were considered really big. Then, 22" and 24" wheels became big. Sizes up to 30" have been known to be seen on Donks.
Another highlight of Donks is that of a custom paint job. You see outrageous colors in candy and bright colors.
Donks also have crazy themes.
What is the origin of Donks?
It is known that Donks originated in the South or "Dirty South." Donks were made popular via rap music culture, music videos and in some movies.
What are other names for Donk's?
Other than being called Donks, they're also called Hi-Risers, High Risers, Bubbles, Skyscrapers and Boxes.
Controversy About Why Donks are unsafe
Donks are unsafe because of many factors.
1. Large wheels were not meant to be put on a car. When you put larger wheels of this nature on a car, it messes up the speedometer. You don't know how fast you truly are going. Of course, with a Donk, the goal is probably not going fast anyway.
2. Braking becomes harder to do. Stopping the car takes more effort from the brakes because of the larger wheels and tires on the car. Slowing down is harder to do and makes it unsafe. Of course, you probably are not going fast in a Donk as previously said.
Donks usually have a theme
Themes of Donks are.....ridiculous. Just take a look at some examples.
The all important and crucial factor that makes a Donk is the wheels on them. You've got to have wheels bigger than 24" in order for the ride to be qualified as a Donk.
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Donk Car Show Video
To some, a way of life. If you're in the South, then you probably see these creations a lot. But if you're on the West coast, or maybe the East coast, seeing these would be rare. And since it's a geographic thing, unless a person was exposed to the culture and trend, you won't see it in your area.
Some people think Donks are ugly. And while they are ugly to a certain extent, it all depends on how the Donk is done up. If it's tastefully done, then it could look okay. Not everyone will agree that this trend looks nice, but there are others that really do love this.
Being a car enthusiasts, we have love for all things in regards to cars. It doesn't mean that we have to like a particular style of trend, but as enthusiasts, we can appreciate it.
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