was talking this over with a couple friends last night and we got to remembering some of the "musts" that we all did to our cars back in the day. Some might have been the same across the country, but some were probably local here on detroits west side. heres the ones we all agreed on: 1. mags on front. It was ok to run mags on the front of your car with steelies out back. It was under stood that if you had street tires on the steelies you were just gonna burn em off. if you had slicks on the steelies you were hard core 2. no hoods allowed! seems we always pulled the hoods off our cars when we'd cruise. no laws against it around here and it looked cool. 3. cam stickers on the oil pan. no body could remember who started it but we all put our cam stickers on the sides of our oil pans when we rebuilt our engines. that was probably a local thing but we all did it for some reason. 4. exhaust out the side or dumped at the axle. why we didn't like tail pipes i have no idea, but we always ran the pipes out in front of the rear wheels or just had turn downs on the mufflers ahed of the rear axle. made sure we came home smelling like car exhaust! 5. bye bye sway bar. some body came up with the idea that cars launched better with the front sway bar removed so we always chucked them as fast as we could. combine that with the typical vw or front runner tires we ran on the front and it's a wonder we drove anywhere except in a straight line! 6. reverb. we didn't have bass pounding subwoofers but we had reverb units. even if it was the only mod to your sound system, you had to have one! 7. yellow high beams. cars with four headlights always got those. don't see them anymore but every car we ran had them. there was more i am sure, but those kept coming up as things we all had to do to our cars. every one of those things applied to my 61 chevy. it wasn't the fastest local cruise night hero but i did all the cool stuff to it! any of this stuff strike a chord? what did you guys all do to your rides back then? share your local trends!