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The Ultimate Wish List For Car Enthusiasts [2021 Edition]

October 30, 2021

 

Making a wish list during the holiday season has been a long-running tradition that is—let's be honest—beneficial for both the gifter and the receiver. 

How are you supposed to know what your car-obsessed significant other (SO) or friend wants during the holidays?! 

 

A bright yellow 2011 Subaru WRX STI running Cosmis Racing XT-206R 18x11 +8 wrapped in Nankang NS-20 255/35 and Air Lift Performance Air Suspension

2011 Subaru WRX STI Base | Cosmis Racing XT-206R 18x11 +8 | Nankang NS-20 255/35 | Air Lift Performance Air Suspension

But, when it comes to car enthusiasts, our wish lists can be, well, specific, and unrealistic in some (most) cases.

Don't get all worked up though because there are plenty of badass gifts that won't cost you your entire month's paycheck and are guaranteed to be something they'll love.

The best part? We have 'em all. 

 

START EXPLORING CAR PARTS HERE

 

The Ultimate Guide to Car Enthusiast Gifts:

- Car Enthusiast Gear 

- Car Cleaning Supplies

- Underglow

- Aftermarket Lug Nuts

- Car Decals and Stickers

- Body Kits/Widebody kits

- Lowering Springs

- Suspension Bushings

- Car Enthusiast Gift Guide By Budget

    - Car Enthusiast Gifts under $100 

    - Car Enthusiast Gifts under $300

    - Big Ticket Items | $600+ 

 

 

A deep red Nissan 350Z running VMR V810 Front: 19x9.5 +25 Rear: 19x11 +25 wheels wrapped in  Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Front: 265/35 Rear: 305/30 and Tein lowering springs

2014 Nissan 370Z Base | VMR V810 Front: 19x9.5 +25 Rear: 19x11 +25 | Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Front: 265/35 Rear: 305/30 | Tein Lowering Springs

 

 

 

Car Enthusiast Gear 

As a kid, getting clothes was the epitome of a disappointing present.

When you grow up and the reality of being an independent adult sets in—aka bills, car repairs, and groceries—you learn to appreciate getting clothes as gifts. That's one less trip to the store to get socks, sweaters, and t-shirts—sick! 

 

CHECK OUT OUR CAR ENTHUSIAST GEAR

 

Gels and Sean sporting the new Artisa X FI apparel

 

All this to say that car enthusiast apparel and accessories make great gifts for car-obsessed people.

Aside from the cool car designs on the apparel itself, car apparel is perfect for many occasions, whether it be working on cars in the garage, heading to car meets or shows, or cruising around with friends. 

We have tons of different car apparel sporting unique designs created by real enthusiasts. From sweaters to t-shirts, hats, socks, wallets, jet tags, and stickers, you can dress up yourself, your keys, and your toolbox with cool car enthusiast gear! 

 

Sean and Anna playing basketball in the new Artisa X FI apparel

 

 

Car Cleaning Supplies

The go-to gift for most car people is car cleaning supplies.

This gift will literally never go out of style. I can testify to this as a car enthusiast myself. I mean, no matter how hard any enthusiast tries to keep their ride spotless, it's inevitable that their wheels will get dirty, or better yet, a bird decides to sh*t right in the middle of their hood—it happens. 

Plus, the possibilities for car cleaning products are endless, from wheel cleaner to car polish, car wash foam, and so much more. You can even get complete kits with a little bit of everything if you don't know where to start. 

 

CHECK OUT OUR CAR CLEANING KITS

 

A 1989 Nissan 300ZX Turbo getting a car wash outside

1989 Nissan 300ZX Turbo | Enkei RPF1 Front: 17x8.5 +30 Rear: 17x10 +18 | Goodyear All Season Front: 235/40 Rear: 265/40 

Even if they have a decent inventory of cleaning supplies, I can't imagine any car enthusiast turning down wheel cleaner or car polish backups. Tell them it can be their backup to their backup. 

We have a solid selection of car cleaning supplies, including a complete car cleaning kit with our High Foam Car Wash, Jet Black Rubber Renew, Quick Exterior Detailer, Mirror Finish Metal Polish, a wash mitt, microfiber cloths, and so much more! 

 

A car enthusiast cleaning their car with Fitment Industries KARBON Cleaning supplies

KARBON cleaning products

 

 

 

Underglow

Believe it or not, underglow has made a pretty epic comeback over the last few years.

And if the person you're gifting even remotely enjoyed the Fast and Furious movies, they will appreciate some underglow for their build too. 

 

EXPLORE OUR UNDERGLOW KITS HERE!

 

A yellow Nissan 350Z with purple underglow

Nissan 370Z with underglow

See, underglow used to make an appearance only on show-oriented builds or beginner enthusiast rice-builds, but underglow is seen on builds of all sorts. There is a tasteful way to add underglow to a car! 

 

Underglow kits for car enthusiasts using a bluetooth remote

Ungerglow

Our underglow kit is super user-friendly and uses a mobile Bluetooth controller (or an RF remote), so you can switch up the colors with the click of a button! 

 

The rear end of a Nissan 350 with purple underglow

Nissan 370Z with underglow

 

 

 

Car Decals and Stickers

Another super easy but cool gift to give to car enthusiasts is car decals/stickers.

This includes windshield banners and other sticker decals that can be placed anywhere on a car. 

 

EXPLORE OUR CAR STICKERS AND DECALS HERE!

 

 

If your SO or friend is a fan of the Fitment Industries team, we have a few options that can add a nice touch to any build. 

And if the garage looks a little bare, we also have a sick 2'x8' show banner that will easily spice up their car working space and let everyone know they stand with the Fitment Industries crew! 

 

A blue Subaru BRZ with a Fitment Industries' windshield banner!

2014 Subaru BRZ Premium | WatercooledIND Sb10 18x9.5 +35 | Nitto Neo Gen 215/35 | Raceland Coilovers

 

 

 

Lug Nuts 

You really can't go wrong with a set of lug nuts because every car with aftermarket wheels needs them for obvious reasons.

Before buying aftermarket lug nuts, the only information you need to know is the thread pitch and the lug count (4 or 5 lugs)

 

EXPLORE AFTERMARKET LUG NUTS HERE

 

 

You can spice things up with a set of multi or single-colored lugs, or you can stick with a classic black or polished set of lugs. If your SO or friend's car would rock a set of spiked lug nuts, we have those too! 

If they already have new lug nuts, you could set them up with new valve stem caps instead. It's the small details that bring a build together. 

 

Spike Multi-Piece Lug Nuts on a black wheel

Spike Multi-Piece Lug Nuts

 

 

 

Suspension Bushings

This one might sound weird initially, but suspension bushings are a super easy and functional modification that would make a great gift for any function-over-form car enthusiast.

New suspension bushings would make a great gift even for show-oriented car enthusiasts since OEM bushings eventually wear out over time. 

 

VIEW OUR SUSPENSION BUSHING OPTIONS

 

A racecar Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed running Enkei Rpf1 17x9 +35 | Hankook Ventus R-s4 255/40 | Neo motorsports Coilovers

2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed | Enkei Rpf1 17x9 +35 | Hankook Ventus R-s4 255/40 | Neo motorsports Coilovers

We have a collection of polyurethane bushings from brands like Energy Suspension that offer more responsive handling on the street and track. And since poly bushings outlast and outperform your standard OEM bushings, this gift will last!

You can pick up individual polyurethane bushings starting as low as $11 or a complete set of bushings for your SO or friend's year, make, and model starting around $100. 

 

Energy Suspension Hyper-flex Master Bushing Set

Energy Suspension Hyper-flex Master Bushing Set

 

 

 

Lowering Springs

Upgrading stock suspension with lowering springs is the most affordable way to lower a car if you want to do it the right way. And a quality set of lowering springs only costs a few hundred $$, so you won't be out too much cash.

Some kits offer as lower as a 2" drop in ride height that improves handling without sacrificing the ride quality. 

 

EXPLORE LOWERING SPRINGS HERE

 

A blue 2018 Honda Civic Type R driving through the desert running the Volk Te37sl 18x9.5 +45 | Falken Azenis Rt615k Plus 275/35 | Swift Springs Lowering Springs

2019 Honda Civic Type R | Volk Te37sl 18x9.5 +45 | Falken Azenis Rt615k Plus 275/35 | Lowering Springs

Brands like Eibach, Tein, Megan Racing, KW Suspension, and ST Suspension offer tons of quality lowering spring options that fit anyone's budget.

Plus, we offer free shipping to the lower 48 states, so you don't have to fork out more money to get it to your doorstep.

 

CHECK OUT THE BEST BRANDS FOR LOWERING SPRINGS HERE

 

A hot red 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF Grand Touring running Fifteen52 Chicane 17x7.5 +42 | Continental Extreme Contact Dws06 225/45 | Progress coilovers Lowering Springs

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring | Fifteen52 Chicane 17x7.5 +42 | Continental Extreme Contact Dws06 225/45 | Lowering Springs

With our suspension finder tool, finding the right lowering springs for your SO or friend's car is simple. All you need to do is enter the year, make, and model of their car, and we'll pull all our kits that fit that specific YMM.

If you really want to give a special gift, lowering springs are a solid option. 

 

FIND THE RIGHT LOWERING SPRINGS HERE

 

A black 2012 Audi A4 Quattro parked in the garage with Alzor 020 18x9 +30 | Continental Contisportcontact 5 245/40 | Godspeed Project Lowering Springs

2012 Audi A4 Quattro Base | Alzor 020 18x9 +30 | Continental Contisportcontact 5 245/40 | Lowering Springs

 

 

Body Kits/Widebody kits

If you can stretch your budget slightly, body kits/widebody kits are super popular modifications that many enthusiasts aspire to do but often have a hard time pulling the trigger themselves. But, this doesn't have to be expensive for you.

We have quite a few affordable options to start with, like fender flares, spoilers, and even engine covers. 

These types of modifications make a massive difference in the way a car looks and can even help when it comes to wheel and tire fitment. 

 

FIND THE RIGHT LOWERING SPRINGS HERE

 

A baby blue widebody 2004 Mazda RX-8 running Artisa ArtFormed Wheels, Hankook tires, and Air Lift suspension

Widebody 2004 Mazda RX-8 Base | Artisa ArtFormed Elder Front: 18x9.5 +22 Rear: 18x10.5 +22 | Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 2 Front: 245/35 Rear: 255/35 | Air Lift Performance Air

 

 

 

Car Enthusiast Gifts By Budget

Shop the perfect car enthusiast gifts based on your budget! 

 

Car Enthusiast Gifts under $100 

Most people only have less than $100 to spend on a friend or significant other during the holiday season, so here's a breakdown of awesome gifts that fit that budget. 

- Car enthusiast apparel | Starting at $10

- Car cleaning supplies | Starting at $10 

- Car decals and stickers | Starting at $7

- Fitment Industries shop banner | Starting at $49 

- Some suspension bushings | Starting at $11

- Aftermarket lugs nuts | Starting at $72

- Valve stem caps | Starting at $15

 

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A silver 2001 Honda Prelude running Rays Engineering Arthur Exchange 18x8 +44 wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 215/40 tires, and  Airtekk Air Suspension

2001 Honda Prelude Base | Rays Engineering Arthur Exchange 18x8 +44 | Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 215/40 | Airtekk Air Suspension

 

 

 

Car Enthusiast Gifts under $300

If your budget is sitting around or under $300, you have plenty of options for badass gifts to choose from.

Here's the breakdown of gifts that fit this budget.

- Underglow | Starting at $160

- Lowering springs | Starting at $169

- Suspension polyurethane bushings | Ranging from $50 to $300+

- Wheel Spacers | Starting at $70 

- Adapters | Starting at $231

- Some widebody/body kit pieces | Starting at $150

 

EXPLORE TODAY'S DEALS

 

2014 Nissan 370Z Base | VMR V810 Front: 19x9.5 +25 Rear: 19x11 +25 | Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Front: 265/35 Rear: 305/30 | Tein Lowering Springs

 

 

 

 

Big Ticket Items

If you have a big budget for holiday gifts, or you really want to surprise your car-obsessed SO or friend, here are a few big-ticket items that are guaranteed to make an impression. 

- New aftermarket wheels 

- New tires

- Wheel and tire package (free mounting, balancing, and shipping!)

- Suspension upgrades (adjustable coilovers or air suspension)

 

BUILD A WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGE HERE

 

A baby blue widebody Mazda RX-8 with The Artisa Elder and Hankook tire wheel and tire package

Widebody 2004 Mazda RX-8 Base | Artisa ArtFormed Elder Front: 18x9.5 +22 Rear: 18x10.5 +22 | Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 2 Front: 245/35 Rear: 255/35 | Air Lift Performance Air

If you decide that one of these big-ticket items is the perfect gift for your SO or friend, here's a few extra goodies that'll help you save some $$. 

When you package new wheels with a set of tires, we'll ship everything to your doorstep in as little as 7 days, with free shipping, mounting, and balancing.

This is the most convenient way to upgrade because you won't have to worry about buying everything separately and wasting moving at the tire mounting shop. When you package wheels with tires, you're saving up to $300

 

EXPLORE WHEELS WITH GUARANTEED DELIVERY DATES

 

A grey 2013 Volkswagen GTI running Konig Ampliform 18x8.5 +43 wheels and Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 225/40 with Eibach Lowering Springs

2013 Volkswagen GTI Base | Konig Ampliform 18x8.5 +43 | Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 225/40 | Eibach Lowering Springs

If you start second-guessing your love and loyalty to your friend or SO after seeing that chunky total at checkout, opt to finance your new goodies with low, manageable monthly payments with as low as 0% APR interest. 

Look, we get that the holidays are expensive for everyone. This is the perfect way to give the gifts you want to all the important people in your life. 

By financing your wheels + tires and/or suspension, you'll spread out that monthly payment AND build your credit at the same time. It seriously is a win-win. 

 

FINANCE YOUR BIG TICKET ITEMS HERE!

 

 

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