I knew my comment would strike a nerve, don't take it personally.
I'm old school, I believe there's a difference between "Customizing" and "Modifying". Customizing is when you take a unique design and apply it to a mass produced product to make it "Custom". Modifying is taking that same mass produced product and attach off the shelf parts to make it look like another mass produced product.
I had the same "issue" with the "turbo look" Porsche's the factory produced in the '80's and labeled them "poser mobiles" way back then.
The bottom line is you do what makes YOU happy but don't pose the question. "What do you think" unless you are prepared to hear all sides. Far too often people pose those questions looking for positive reinforcement then take it personally when someone dissents. It's not a personal attack, just an opinion and we all know opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and some are bigger than others