10 Car Accessories That Could Be Dangerous

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A car is an extension of the person driving it. And if you're like most Americans, you see yourself as individual and unique -- not simply a cookie-cutter floor model, but packed with personality and experiences that make you, you. The same can be true of your car -- that is, if you're willing to take that floor model and run with it.

With a car, if you can dream it, you can do it, from lifting, resculpting and refitting to an almost infinite number and variety of add-ons.

But beware: While manufacturers build with safety in mind, standards are less strict for aftermarket accessories and sometimes nonexistent for DIY projects. When adding personality to your vehicle, be sure you aren't also adding danger. Let's take a look at some risky car accessories.