my hatred of souped up cars

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by SpinSugar, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    BTW, the rear-wing on the Porsche pops up to stabilize the car under high-speed braking, not cornering. [​IMG]
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    what he said
  3. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    I am buying my first car this weekend as matter of fact! [​IMG]

    2000 Acura 1.6 EL

    I think the only thing a car needs, and the only thing I will be buying for my car is a nice set of summer rims and low-pros...mmmmmmm.
  4. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    i think it's 70mph

  5. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member


    That's the 996TT, which has a manual override button in any case. [​IMG] I was referring to the C2s and C4s.

    Oooo...a chance to whore a pic of my mouse with a 996TT. [​IMG]

  6. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    Well, gee, that's exactly what the literature said about the VW Corrado and its extending spoiler...

    It's called marketing, and those kind of stories work on kids with money...
  7. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Well, screw you too! [​IMG]

    *suddenly feels the need to pick up the new Nikes* [​IMG]
  8. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    no, bright yellow = LOOK AT ME

    it obviously worked on you.

    no, stickers = advertisements

    no .. wings = looks
    most of the time custom car fans go overboard and the end result "looks" really stupid.

    that's not a speedometer

    that's a tachometer
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Acura 1.6 EL has no power, the engine feels like its dieing when going up a hill.
    Its really good on gas though I went all the way to Montreal on one tank of gas about $20.00
    I think the Accord would be better.
  10. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    Agreed in full!

    Modifications that are distinct, yet subtle to the eye are the best kind. It is the "in your face" type modifications screaming for attention that I really don't find to be beneficial.

    And you are right ... it is somewhat of a culture ... get together with a bunch of moders in a parking lot, and you can have a blast talking about cars all night. But again, it has to be the right crowd. It's the mentality that counts. There are those that like to personalize their ride, and there are those that like to stick out like a sore thumb.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  11. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Motorsport mods are "in your face" to me. [​IMG]

    Then again, I have a discerning eye when it comes to bimmer mods. [​IMG]
  12. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member


  13. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    yeah man, nice and clean.

    That's what I'm saying, subtle yet spectacular.
  14. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    Because they're stupid pricey to fix!!!!

    Mines by no means anything special, its a little convertible though. So in winter I take the subway, I complain and bitch about the weather.

    The problem with a winter car is you now have two cars to repair. You also now need two parking spaces or a year round garage.
    So I get a sweet toy for about 8 months a year. And learn to despise winter everyday just a little bit more.
  15. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    but Bumbaclat, what i really want to know is... is it regular??

    just playing.
  16. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

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  17. The Magical White Isle

    The Magical White Isle TRIBE Member

    My two cents on souping (sp?) cars:

    As someone mentioned as long as it with taste, it is cool. Too much of a good thing, always becomes a bad thing. I have and only will do more or less 3 things to a car.
    1)Change the rims - some factory rims are crap. You also want to distinguish your car a bit from the rest. Plus there is some crazy shit out there to choose from
    2)Tint the windows - I think that cars with tinted windows (especially black ones) look way sleeker and slicker that way. Plus most cars have black trim around the windows and it just gives the car a more uniform look.
    3)Put in a sound system - Everyone on this board loves music. Anyone who thinks a factory system does the job, is kidding themselves. Once you go with a subwoofer, you'll never go back.

    In case you were interested in what I have done with my ride; I have a 1996 Integra GSR. It's black, the windows are tinted and I've put in an Alpine sound system in my car. (amp, sub, changed speakers, CD changer). I didn't buy rims, because I didn't have the cash at the time (i was 18). Now, I haven't changed them because my ride is almost 6 years old now. I'll wait until I buy my TT or BMW 3 series at some point down the road before I buy some sick ass rims.

    A nice car is a nice car, sometimes moreso when it's done up, but always if it is done up in good taste.

    I agree with the notion that you shouldn't put more $ into a car than its worth. Stop dropping 86 crx's and putting Momo shifters, wheels, steering wheels, seat belts (it only goes 100Kph)! Buy a decent car fuck.

  18. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    same here
    i might even put a spoiler on, but it would be very small, low, and 'cooth'. Depends on the type of car. And yes, just for looks.
  19. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    my ride is killah. I lowered it so I can take corners quickly, used to be that I was afraid of flipping, not any more. I took off the exhaust so my engine can really breathe. The people 9 streets over are complaining to the cops, but fuck 'em I'm going to win the loblaws parking lot championship series for 2002! I did up a nice paint job to get the attention of the judges at the import tuner show. Show me a judge who wouldn't vote for pokemon? As for In Car Entertainment nothing beats a gamecube, beer fridge, and 3 strippers.

    What do you guys think?

  20. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    ok, here's my two cents on bitching up your car.

    1) if you're gonna do it, do it to a half decent car. if i see one more bitched up corolla with rims and a system, i'm gonna snap

    2) DO NOT PUT ON STICKERS that do not match what you did to your car. if you put an hks sticker, or a spoon sticker on your car, and that's not the actual car, you a FUCKING PUNK trying to pretend you have something that you don't. it's showing off money you don't have. that's weak. (prime example, people who buy a beat up old bmw and put an M badge on it). be proud of whatever car you own, don't hide it.

    3) if you are going to lower your car, do it properly. buy a lowering kit, don't just cut the shocks. if you cut the shocks, your car loses acceleration time and braking grip because you dramatically change the camber. plus, i owned a lowered car for a short time, and it's a bitch to drive, so don't pretend it's cool went you get stuck on speed bumps.

    4) if you are going to bitch it up to look fast, make it go fast first. a base model civic is a slow piece of shit. i know, i own one. so if you put a muffler or a wing on it, please do some engine upgrades.

    5) acknowledge the fact that wings MAKE YOUR CAR GO SLOWER. it's basic physics kids; wing=drag. so if you think it makes your car look faster, it doesn't

    6) if you're gonna get rims, get ones that fit your car. over-sized rims slow down your car and add to fuel consumption.

    7) if you're gonna do anything to your car, do something that will help you to slow it down so that you don't crash it when you're driving too fast. get a brake kit or something.

    8) have some class. make your car look better when you do something. don't just think about what parts are cheap and in stock and might make it look like you have a fast car. think about the body style of your car, a suitable paint job, body kit and rims. not every set of rims or every paint job looks good on every car.

    i think that's about all my rambling. some cars can be done up nice, so that they are in fact better cars. unfortunately 90% of the bitched-up cars on the road are actually made into slower, and more dangerous vehicles, leaving me to think that they are big FUCKING IDIOTS trying to impress other people with no real grounds.



    ps. the above VWs were probably done right, and could probably get some of my attention. they look like they were done tactfully and properly.
  21. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    Oh, and my bumper - it's all for safety. When I'm going to the store to pick up some dog food at 260kph and some silly fuck in a rice rocket gets it my way I want to feel safe. This bumper is tested for collisions up to 400 mph
  22. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    I just started work on this one. I'll let you know once I make my next mod.

  23. xlr

    xlr TRIBE Member

    People, fixing up cars is a personal decision, I know, becasue I really used to be into souping up cars in high school. Most done up automobiles belong to either two groups-1st group are those who are hardcore and spend the money STRICKLY on the engine and keep the visuals to a minium in order to make money at the races, these cars are usually called sleepers. The 2nd group is the group who usually spends the money on the outside of the car, u know, stupid looking wings, rims that cost $4000, exhaust systems etc... Usually people are only truly passionate about one aspect of cars, speed, looks, entertainment, this is why at car shows, most cars are catogorized into one of many subgroups( I won't get into any more in here cause it would only be a waste of time.) Like I said, it is a personal decision, kinda like a hobby.
  24. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    So the question is would you rather drive a car that looked like a Chevette and preformed like a Ferrari or looked like a Ferrari and performed like a Chevette?
  25. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    That's exactly what it is.

    Who would spend $1300 on turntables?

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