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my hatred of souped up cars

SpinSugar

TRIBE Member
ok, so this thread was inspired by some idiotic neon green souped up peice of shit honda civic i saw driving around today. i know most guys would probably disagree with me, but whatever......

1)lowering your car: why?? please tell me why? what is the point? i know some guy who can't go over speedbumps and can't park in his parking lot because it's too uneven cuz his car is too low. it doesn't even look good. why don't you just take off the wheels altogether and have someone push your car around. now that would be really KEWL!!!


2) exhaust: what is up with these huge dual exhausts that look like they could power a space shuttle? is that necessary? and why does you car have to be loud in order to be cool? it looks ugly, it sounds like shit, and you're not a racecar driver so get over it.

3) bad paint jobs: neon colours with racing stripes of maybe even if you're super kewl- flames! it screams retarded. maybe if you were an eccentric person you could get away with it for sheer kitchy value, but if you're actually serious......well then.....

4) decals: here's a few i've seen booting around town......'2fast4u', 'you know you want me' and 'catch me if you can'. i'm not even joking.

5) black light: inside the car, underneath the car, around your license plate- all extremely dorky. it's not a fucking nightclub- it's your car.

isn't a car just a means of transportation. yeah i know everyone wants to look cool, but if it actually interferes with the safety of your car, then its just plain stupid. end rant.

plur.....sugar
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Souped up broads bug me:

1) what's with the caked on makeup?

2) and the fake tits

3) and the attitude?

4) oh, and the fake tan: okay, cancer girl

5) number five is for you to fill in...
 
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SpinSugar

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PosTMOd:
Souped up broads bug me:

1) what's with the caked on makeup?

2) and the fake tits

3) and the attitude?

4) oh, and the fake tan: okay, cancer girl

5) number five is for you to fill in...
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i think number 5 could be either coloured contact lenses when you don't even need them OR over processed hay-like bottle blonde hair.

plur......sugar
 
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Guest

Guest
I totally agree with spinsuger. IT used to be only ginos that did this but now everybody seems to.
I just bought a New Honda Accord a couple of months ago and the first question my friends ask is why don't I lower it and tint the windows.
 

DJAlchemy

TRIBE Promoter
seriously just buy a better car eh?

What really makes me laugh is those HUGE wings that people put on the back of thier car. A spoiler is one thing, but do you think your car can fly? Or maybe it goes backwards in time once you reach 80 mph? The rediculas thing is that those ugly wings probably have the opposite effect of what a fin is supposed to do.

Saw some guy with one of these on the back of his beamer when we were driving down the DVP yesterday. It was one of those tripple decker-red-barron wings; I found it exceptionally funny cause he ruined an otherwise sweet-ass car!

Peace & love. D
 
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Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
my car's a piece of junk but, according to one of my gino buddies who has a souped up integra(i asked him most of the same questions)

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SpinSugar:
ok, so this thread was inspired by some idiotic neon green souped up peice of shit honda civic i saw driving around today. i know most guys would probably disagree with me, but whatever......

1)lowering your car: why?? please tell me why? what is the point? i know some guy who can't go over speedbumps and can't park in his parking lot because it's too uneven cuz his car is too low. it doesn't even look good. why don't you just take off the wheels altogether and have someone push your car around. now that would be really KEWL!!!

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I think its supposed to help with the downforce, and handling. Too low will obviously result in problems...


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2) exhaust: what is up with these huge dual exhausts that look like they could power a space shuttle? is that necessary? and why does you car have to be loud in order to be cool? it looks ugly, it sounds like shit, and you're not a racecar driver so get over it.
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For some reason opening the exhaust adds about 5 horsepower to your car. The best ive seen was an old renault that sounded like three thousand angry go karts when it drove around, the guy could actually detatch the exhaust pipe and put it in his locker at school so noone would steal it.


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3) bad paint jobs: neon colours with racing stripes of maybe even if you're super kewl- flames! it screams retarded. maybe if you were an eccentric person you could get away with it for sheer kitchy value, but if you're actually serious......well then.....
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I saw someone who painted their car salmon once.. it was so gross... The best is when people put tape over the windows, and lights and spraypaint their car, that looks champ.

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4) decals: here's a few i've seen booting around town......'2fast4u', 'you know you want me' and 'catch me if you can'. i'm not even joking.
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i dont get this either...
 
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Guest

Guest
I have to agree, but not completely.

I think those big ass wings look fucking gay as well as stickkers all over and those fucked up paint jobs.

most people just do that shit for estetic puposes. However there are a few people out there that actually race their cars. I've had some friends who's cars were suped up for that reason, but there cars weren't all that flashy looking. Exaust, small spoiler, Rims, most of what they did was under the hood.
The only thing I do like is tinted windows and nice rims. maybe a small spoiler. Body kit can look good to.

Just don't go over board.
 

KiX

TRIBE Member
I don't care what you do to your car... it's a matter of personal taste and aesthetics.

What i will NEVER ever ever understand are the guys who have super sporty cars that have to put them away for the entire duration of the winter, and have no back up car to drive around for 1/4 of the year. WHAT THE FUCK???

=tina=
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
A spoiler is completely useless until you hit 280km/h...

So, they exist only because kids think they make their car look cool, oR SuMFin, IonNO.
 
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Balzz

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PosTMOd:
A spoiler is completely useless until you hit 280km/h...</font>
Nuh uh.


(I hate those spoilers on street cars however)
 

Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by KiX:
I don't care what you do to your car... it's a matter of personal taste and aesthetics.

What i will NEVER ever ever understand are the guys who have super sporty cars that have to put them away for the entire duration of the winter, and have no back up car to drive around for 1/4 of the year. WHAT THE FUCK???

=tina=
</font>
sounds like one of my roomates.
used to spend 40 bucks a night getting to work on cabs.
complained, and mooched rides off people.

Then he buys...a motorocycle, a 10000 dollar motorcycle on, get this, a 7 year payment plan..yeah, so he's now paying 16000 dollars for the piece of shit.

wtf..
guess what he drives now?

nothing.
 

[EmPress]

TRIBE Member
Yes, I do have to admit that those huge wings are absolutely ridiculous and they are simply a cry for some kind of absurd attention. It is soooooo common to see a civic souped up to look like a rocket ship or the ever-popular Integra (If I see another one I'm gonna puke). But what pisses me off even more are those dorks that soup up Neons, Taurus', an even Tercels (yes i've seen it) What is the deal with that??? Now don't get me wrong, all off these vehicles are perfectly dependable and fabulous automobiles, but lets not kid ourselves...your not going anywhere fast in any of them! GAWD!
 

dancechick

TRIBE Member
here is what my boyfriend had to say about this...

"1)lowering your car: why?? please tell me why? what is the point? i
know some guy who can't go over speedbumps and can't park in his
parking
lot because it's too uneven cuz his car is too low. it doesn't even
look
good. why don't you just take off the wheels altogether and have
someone
push your car around. now that would be really KEWL!!!"

Lowering a car lowers its centre of gravity. Combined with an increased
spring rate (read stiff suspension) this can immensely increases the
cars ability to take corners. If a car is properly lowered its
handling
capabilities can be greatly increased. Some cars it does help the car
look better but for functionality lowering a car increases its handling
- IF PROPERLY DONE. No cutting springs. This can also increase
safetly
as it does increase a cars responsiveness. Usually as long as you do
not lower the car below the 'a arms' a car can sit fairly low.

"2) exhaust: what is up with these huge dual exhausts that look like
they could power a space shuttle? is that necessary? and why does you
car have to be loud in order to be cool? it looks ugly, it sounds like
shit, and you're not a racecar driver so get over it."

An engine needs to breathe. By increasing the diameter of the exhaust
pipes you have increased the engines capacity to breathe. It "exhales"
easier. This can provide more power and better fuel efficiency. Yes
they are louder and *most* often the truly loud ones are designed
solely
for noise and the look at me look at me attitude. Also, some people do
race the cars you see them drive daily. There are large parking lot
racing leagues (known as auto x) and many drag racers - look either one
up on the net and you can see there may be a whole world of things you
don't know!

"3) bad paint jobs: neon colours with racing stripes of maybe even if
you're super kewl- flames! it screams retarded. maybe if you were an
eccentric person you could get away with it for sheer kitchy value, but
if you're actually serious......well then..... "

For attention - but remember this is completely objective. Some people
like certain colours and others detest them. Your opinion of a colour
isn't shaping your opinion of someone is it? That would be pretty poor
of you IMO. Most often it is another look at me look at me attitude
though. Sometimes a car is painted a certain way for car shows -
import
tuner car shows are real and there are rewards for a unique looking
car.

"4) decals: here's a few i've seen booting around town......'2fast4u',
'you know you want me' and 'catch me if you can'. i'm not even joking."

Stickers that are stupid slogans like you have mentioned are more of
the
look at me look at me attitude but certain decals are there to
advertise. For instance if I had a sticker that was from a tire store
and I put it on my car and they gave me a discount. Would that be a
good enough reason to have a sticker on my car? That is why you will
see cars with parts stickers sometimes. Sometimes it's just for looks.

"5) black light: inside the car, underneath the car, around your
license
plate- all extremely dorky. it's not a fucking nightclub- it's your
car."

More of the "look at me look at me" attitude or quite possibly a show
car - custom lighting inside a car can be worth money on the import
tuning scene or In Car Entertainment (otherwise known as ICE) shows.

Just because you have no understanding of car culture does not give you
license to share your ignorance. Yes there are people who do things
solely for your attention, good or bad - and it seems to have worked
well on you but that gives you no right, or case, in making derogatory
statements about how some people tune there cars.

FWIW I drive a black VW slightly lowered and slightly tuned that is
raced occasionally. It's black like it came from the factory and my
dick is no smaller then the next guys.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
bright yellow paint = better performance!!



stickers = makes people think you have the cash to afford the real products




wings = aerodynamics. duh!



spoilers = purty




huge speedometers instead of the one your car came with = easier to see when you wear your sunglasses at night



neon lights = make the g'd up / roophied up floozies think that they are still in uber gino club, such as splash, and are only having sex in the bathroom or something.

play this for full effect

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Bumbaclat

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PosTMOd:
A spoiler is completely useless until you hit 280km/h...</font>
not true. Some Porsche's spoilers only come up when you are going fast enough to need them. Usually around 140-160 km/h which is not that fast. This is a speed that regular drivers hit regularly.

Bumbaclat
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dancechick:
Lowering a car lowers its centre of gravity. Combined with an increased
spring rate (read stiff suspension) this can immensely increases the cars ability to take corners. If a car is properly lowered its handling capabilities can be greatly increased.
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Increased spring rates are the least important component of improving the suspension. Dampening and rebound rates of the shocks/struts are far more important. So is lateral weight transfer through using different sized anti-roll bars.

As for exhausts - bigger is not necessarily better. An engine requires some level of backpressure to scavenge the exhaust gases from the combustion chamber in an atmospheric engine. With a forced induction engine, bigger is better, but the exhaust note is usually quite muffled by the turbocharger.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bumbaclat:
not true. Some Porsche's spoilers only come up when you are going fast enough to need them. Usually around 140-160 km/h which is not that fast. This is a speed that regular drivers hit regularly.</font>
VW Corrado had one that came up at 80km/h, so I guess you're right...

And my hair blows up when I walk fast, so at 5km/h, my hair acts as a special speed-enhancing thingy.
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bumbaclat:
not true. Some Porsche's spoilers only come up when you are going fast enough to need them. Usually around 140-160 km/h which is not that fast. This is a speed that regular drivers hit regularly.

Bumbaclat
</font>
70kmh.
 

Cameron

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">isn't a car just a means of transportation. </font>
Maybe to you, but not to everyone. 'suping-up' cars is a culture, and I think a car can look really nice if done with taste. However I agree with you on decals, black lights, bad paint jobs, etc. The worst is the windshield washer fluid knobs on the hood that light up!



See something like this looks fantastic, nothing to outrageous or 'in your face', but still 'suped-up'.

But guys who just throw one of those loud mufflers on an otherwise stock Honda I don't understand either, they sound horrible.


But, modifying a car can add a great personal touch (cosmetically)...



and like someone said, if you actually race your car, then it's a whole different story. Dual exhausts and whatnot actually become a factor if your goal is maximum performance. Also, lowering your car can improve the handling in good weather (if done properly, and within reason), making it a safer car.

meh!
 
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