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Old 07-19-2009, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've pretty much stopped reading conventional "performance car" reviews in the media. I skim them, but that's about all.

But I still watch Top Gear (UK). It's just too funny.

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I dont like the term ricer
(i always think asian while only a percentage of them are actually asian)
and the topics been hashed to death


what about the old dudes who pay 80k for a restored chevelle
(you can buy a lot of rice for that)


to each their own i say
kinda like the guy who put 26"s on his $800 monte carlo
or the other guy who put 12" of lift on his chromed out silverado

it can be cool but one day, maybe you'll go green



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Don't get me wrong, I like fast cars that handle like they're on rails, I like built up slow cars that can go anywhere you can point them; but for the piddling along commutes everybody seems to do, it's nice to see someone using the right tool for the job. A trip to the store doesn't take a paris-dakar rally support truck, or a race-prepped firebreathing monster; even if it would be more fun that way, it's overkill.

Come on, they've been aero-modding planes since the 1920s... Now they're just getting much more anal about it. Besides, everybody loves the looks of the new low-drag wings, winglets, smoother fuselages, NACA vents, vortex generators that actually work.... One that I really like is generating vortexes on the trailing edge of the thrust reversers, so that it makes the engines convergent cone seem longer and taper tighter, making it slightly more powerful and quieter.

If an import driver (Ricer) took up aeromodding, would that be the difference between White rice and Long-Grain?

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