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Old 07-13-2004, 05:31 PM   #31
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To quote myself:

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They may view it as cosmetic, which is okay. But if you talk to them (not all of them, mind you), they'll tell you till they're blue in the face that it gave them more performance.
I, myself, am a victim of stereotypists, being naturally dark-skinned. I am by no means trying to stereo-type.

Modding a car in any way, or "tuning", is purely a personal choice. I have met many import owners, and I myself have love for several import cars. I am in no way speaking out against imports at all. Rather, the people who, by choice, remain ignorant as to what modification does what, and who badges or stickers a car for what it isn't.

If someone gets rims, neons, an 8" diameter tach, and, yes, even a wing, and will readily admit that none of that was performance oriented, great! They know that they have all show no go, and are proud of it.

Like I've mentioned before, there is a turbo'd Accord here in town that is modded correctly. It runs very fast. It does not have a wing, as he is performance-oriented.

I guess, in a nutshell, the term "rice" is not confined to imports only. Just go look at the Aurora thread.
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I didnt say what car they drove, but how they drove it. What model of car did I mention in my previous posts? So before you go calling me ignorant and thinking I am stereotypicalling people, look at yourself for jumping on my case.
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I didnt say what car they drove, but how they drove it. What model of car did I mention in my previous posts? So before you go calling me ignorant and thinking I am stereotypicalling people, look at yourself for jumping on my case.
No but you did say that anyone listening to Eminem, with there hat on backwards, window rolled down, left arm on the wheel and right on the stick was a ricer. Read your post.
TWM - I agree with you 100% It'* all about the car owner and what they are doing with the car. Putting on indiglo gauges and a big tach won't make your car faster
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You read my post, if your going to keep on quoting me get it strait. I never said anything about listening to Eminem. Check it over and over again. And what the **** dude, I said one line about something and you jump on my case. Read the rest of my post and comment on that. And where did I say ricer once? Quit putting words in my mouth dude. Would you modify your car if you could have the car of your dreams?
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I modify my car a lot, but I dont go around talking ***^ and trying to be Eminem. Its a hobby for me, its not my life as most of these tuners live by their cars. If I could afford it I would buy the car of my dreams and never modify it because it is allready the best for me.
huh? Ok not specifically "listening" but your post says it all. I'm putting no words in your mouth. I'm simply stateing what I observe in you post as well as the others in this thread. Don't take it so personally, your'* just does a very good job of showing my point of view, which has everything to do with intolerance based on ignorance.
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Well if you quote me then I expect to see word for word, otherwise your argument is null. Anyways, Im glad I could be your test hamster but your experiment failed.
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One of the only options to stabilize the rear-end of a FWD car would be a "rear air defuser", but as with the wing it only does you any good around 100-mph and above.
I, personally, am surprised to see so many people with negative attitudes about imports. I do agree that doing these things to MOST imports is a waste of money, but you are all really missing the big picture. What makes, what you are doing with your car, any better than what they are doing? Any of you, that have done ANYTHING to modify your car, has no room to talk. You have made your car into something it wasn't supposed to be to begin with. And let'* face it, even if they are doing it for girls (like that hasn't been the case for as long as cars have been around ) or what ever, they are still into their cars and have driven the market for after market parts far beyond what it was a few years ago. Those of you criticizing, must sound like the people that said the same about muscle cars decades ago. Ignorant.
i never said that i hate imports. i think imports are great, its just when people try to make them look like a race car with out being able to back it up with some performance or just make thier car look really stupid with visual "performance" upgrades. to me its dumb but hey its thier money and i get a good laugh when i see it
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Arent we putting a little too much effort into arguing about something that is really simple and unimportant in the end. I mean what does this really accomplish. We are putting too much thought into a simple term that is just used as slang to describe imports. lets not put too much thought into things that are so simple and little.
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Offical rice car below in my sig I dont have the complete rice car package yet and dont plan on ricing out my car because its a waste of money and I may get rid of it soon.........just have the rice pipe and the cone (only cost me $40) $35 pipe and $5 cone both used o ya and the tint cost me $35 only cause I messed up on the rear window a bit its so hard to do......
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Wings are only useful when TURNING RWD cars.

Justin, I don't think twister was generalizing all imports, most of us know here there are plenty of good imports.
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