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Old 04-23-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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With the economy and gas prices, are you seeing less ricers on the road? I'm not seeing hardly any ricers anymore.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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I rarely see ricers around lately as well. It's been dying off for the past five years or so it seems.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I'm seeing less rice, meaning cars painted ridiculous colors with absurd body kits, huge wings, underbody neon, and crap like that. I think that it's been so heavily ridiculed that no kid dares to try it at this point. Even if you do have a blueprinted, turboed K20A under the hood of your slime-green '94 Civic 4-door and it's sitting on a set of decent coilovers and real Work wheels, the fact that it's slime green and has a big vynil sticker of an anime cyborg girl on it will automatically get you laughed at wherever you go. No one will take you seriously or want to run with you.

I haven't really seen a drop in cars that area actually tuned, though. I think that there's more respect for actually making your car go than look like it goes than there was a few years ago.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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even if you do have a blueprinted, turboed k20a under the hood of your slime-green '94 civic 4-door and it's sitting on a set of decent coilovers and real work wheels, the fact that it's slime green and has a big vynil sticker of an anime cyborg girl on it will automatically get you laughed at wherever you go. No one will take you seriously or want to run with you.
lol!!! So true. Although I have seen an increase in vehicles with hideous dragon and tribal graphics down the side.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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I always laugh at the guy who spends $700 on stickers and graphics on the outside of the car, when he should have spent $700 on a Hondata Flashpro.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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I see more Vw's and Audis hooked up now a days compared to hooked up Hondas and Toyotas. I am sure they are out there, I am just seeing less of them
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I agree alot less is spent on looks and now most go towards performance the skleeper look is in and ricers died off when you could pick up 300HP cars liike these foe less than 22K with a 5 year bumper-bumper warranty and 0 mods


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Old 04-23-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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When I see how much some spent on their tuner/ricer I wonder did they steal the money or borrow it from daddy? With that amount of cash, couldn't they have bought a good new car fully loaded instead of jacking up a beat up used car? And wouldn't that money have been better spent moving out of mommy and daddy's house? IF I wanted to fix up my car I would not spend more than half the blue book value of the car. Some of those guys spent more than the value of the car when it was new!
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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In a way they started to look rather silly when some subarus could easily outrun them...
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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[quote=sailordave;18859421]When I see how much some spent on their tuner/ricer I wonder did they steal the money or borrow it from daddy? With that amount of cash, couldn't they have bought a good new car fully loaded instead of jacking up a beat up used car? And wouldn't that money have been better spent moving out of mommy and daddy's house? IF I wanted to fix up my car I would not spend more than half the blue book value of the car. Some of those guys spent more than the value of the car when it was new![/quote]
hey as a guy that spend almost 12K in a new full lifted suspension new rims/tires upgraded brakes and other "off-road mods like a fully welded 4-point roll cage and 5 point harness" on a old 91 F250 in the last 5-6 years I have no comment
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