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Old 09-17-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I can appreciate the technical skill that goes into modifying a car like that and the talent that goes into the paint and body work...but I would NEVER own one. That said, they still look better than older full size cars with those stupid tiny 12" wheels and low profile tires.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Some are well done, but just like most ricer crap, and many hot rods, most donks are just huge wheels on cars with as few modifications as possible to get the wheels underneath. I've seen several where the front fenders have been crushed by the wheels rubbing against them, with paint slopped on over the damage.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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These kinds of cars are all over the place in Atlanta and surrounding areas. To be honest, a lot of them look pretty sharp, but a lot of them look cheap too.

I especially dislike it when they keep the stock brakes because not only do they look even more undersized than they already were in the first place, but larger brakes are necessary with larger rims because there's more mass and more rotational inertia to stop.

I also dislike it when a car with a powerful sound system has poor vibration damping. If you're going to make your car thump, then make it thump, not rattle. I don't want to hear vibrating sheet metal, plastic or fiberglass.

And instead of doing a partial job on your car, why not just save up enough money to get the entire modification done at once? This goes for all you ricer idiots too, with your two large aftermarket rims in the back and your two small stock rims up front.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Rattling is what they go for. They loosen the trunk bolts. I hate it as well, my car never rattled with a Kicker 15" in the trunk.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Earth
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When I was younger I had a full size Olds Delta 88 that had two 12's in the trunk and it rattled, but I never unbolted or loosened anything up to make it rattle. In fact none of my cars I purposely undid the bolts to make it rattle when the subs were turned up. Fact is there's several things on a car to rattle. Under the trunk lid there's the bracing and above that is the metal skin. The force of the air from the subs probably moves the skin up just enough to let it back down and causes the rattle you hear. The solution is to have your car's trunk and maybe the interior, done up in dynomat.

Also my current car does not rattle with a single 12, yet it's not dynomatted either. It's really all about how much air you're moving around.
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