Some vehicles stand out from others and make you look twice. We’ve seen some unusual things before, but the first time we spotted a squatted truck, we had to look twice. These modified vehicles don’t look normal.
You haven’t missed much if you’ve never seen one of these strange vehicles on the road. What is an occupied truck, and why do states ban them?
Today, we’re going to look at these modified vehicles and the potential risks associated with them. Let’s get started!
What is an occupied truck?
A squat truck is a vehicle that has been modified to lie lower to the ground, often by lowering the suspension. The front part is a few inches higher than the rear part.
This modification is popular with truck owners who want to give their vehicle a distinctive, individual look.
A squat truck can look like the driver has put an enormous amount of weight on the bed. This creates a similar effect as the truck squats on the rear axle when carrying the load.
Since when and where have crouched trucks existed?
Although squat trucks are often known by the nickname “Carolina Squat,” the trend didn’t start in the Carolinas.
The phenomenon began in California with Baja racers. These racers wanted an aid to cushion the impact of jumps. However, it was only a matter of time before non-racers got excited about this look.
There is now a community of vehicle owners who take pride in converting their vehicles this way. The “squatted truck” trend found its way through social media and various car enthusiast communities, and they began to appear more and more frequently on the roads.
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