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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2006, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

I thought anything from Japan was "ricer bait" am I wrong?
Is the problem the Mazda 3 doesn't have enought aftermarket stuff to make our cars ricers?
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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

Typically a ricer is a person who spends a large amount of money for useless exterior modifications without any performance modifications to back it up.

Also, pretty much anything with tons of sticker and a giant wing = ricer.

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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

i couldnt have said it any better than kudos..

anything, well not anything from japan, but thats considered jdm, which ricers immitate as well, just creating jdm rice, lol

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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

Cars modded by people that don't own them. huge wings on FWD cars without canards. Loud fartcans with no other mods. People that think an intake & exhaust will make them 40 or more HP. The list goes on and on.
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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

Cars modded by people that don't own them. huge wings on FWD cars without canards. Loud fartcans with no other mods. People that think an intake & exhaust will make them 40 or more HP. The list goes on and on. Oh I almost forgot SHOWCARS!!
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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

http://www.riceboypage.com

Go there and view the Hall of Shame to see a lot of things no one should ever do to their car.

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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

Naw, I think the term "ricer" varies depending on what you're doing.... there is no think black line between rice and classy.

Simply modifying the exterior of a car doesn't make it rice. *Putting a big hood scoop, purple stripes, and HKS stickers on a car is "usually" considered rice, but that's not to say that doing so will always be rice.



So, all you do is mess with the appearance of a car? *That's not always rice either:



To me, I think the one thing that always makes something ricey is that your efforts are half-assed. *A badly painted carbon fiber hood, cheap spoiler, and poorly mounted body kits are always rice... but take the same artifacts and build up the car around a cohesive design... and that riceness just goes away.

Oh well, I'm sure the subjectivity of "art" - whether it be in a custom car or a contemporary painting - will lend itself to critisism no matter what.


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Re: What makes a "car" a "ricer"?

i think the use of several universal car parts (mostly performance, or appearance) puts a car near the 'rice' end of the spectrum.


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