The slab car was a direct influence by the superfly era of the mid to late 70s. The culture was born in the 80s through Houston hip hop. Slab cars can be seen on any street or freeway and are easily recognized by their candy paint, lush interiors, and the must have Texan Wire Wheels ’83s® or ’84s® Elbow® “wire wheels” known as Swangas®.
Known for reinventing the ’84s Swangas with the 30 Spoke Elbow® style, Texan Wire Wheels is attributed to reigniting the slab culture and is the wire wheel rim of choice for music artists, professional athletes, and celebrities.Swangas® are a must-have to an authentic slab.
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SLAB CAR CULTURE
A slab is a style or class of customized vehicle. Distinct from a regular vehicle, these customized cars and trucks generally individually painted with the colors of Kool-Aid, a fake fifth wheel mounted on back like car jewelry, poke wheel rims that look like medieval wealth protruding far past the car’s body, ridden on Texan Wire Wheels ’83s or ’84s 30 Spoke Wire Wheels and with or without whitewall tires, fitted with a rumbling stereo system that uses more space than the trunk actually has.
Given the specific characteristics, a slab in Houston refers to the vehicle being low to the pavement — their style was born in Houston.
The term slab rider refers to the driver of the vehicle.