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hey guys just wondering if any creative drivers gonna go the ricer route?

when i had my cavalier, i had it somewhat riced out but that was my taste. inside and out... as a srt4 owner, i notice that the people in the forums over there shun the idea...

and frankly the neon doesnt look good riced out but its nice to see someone getting creative every now and then..

tell me what you guys think about hooking up the SS....
 

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DJOrtiz said:
hey guys just wondering if any creative drivers gonna go the ricer route?
tell me what you guys think about hooking up the SS....
First step is to define what the ricer route means to you. To me it means adding weight or drag without adding at least enough performance to offset what was lost.

I would bet you have as many definitions of ricer from the forum as members.

But, hey, it's your car, do what you wish with it. The only person you have to please is yourself.

My plan will be to 'de-rice' the SS. Make it look more like a base Cobalt. That wing has to go away.
 

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Yeah its all different for each person, like one guy on here is DEAD SET that havin dual tips on a Cobalt would be rice, since a) it didnt come with it and b) its an L4 engine. I personally think it just looks better. My idea of a rice is actually more towards the person (and his/her attitude has a lot to do with it). Some people are just ricers, it would be better to consider some as broke for cash tuners, who know what they are actually doin but dont have the cash to actually modify their cars in a performance way.

As for the car, if I decide to get the Cobalt SS over a used Camaro SS, tehn the wing will have to go and I will probably go with a (not too drastic) body kit. I will change the wheels to somethin of the same size but lighter weight (25lbs a piece is ludicrous), maybe a subtle aftermarket hood, but that will be all for the visuals of it.
 

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Some people are just ricers, it would be better to consider some as broke for cash tuners, who know what they are actually doin but dont have the cash to actually modify their cars in a performance way.
This is a common thought it seems but when you look at the prices kids pay for body kits, wings, rims, and other bullshit, theres alot of money tied up in exterior crap that coulda been put towards performance parts. Body kits plus paint easily cost a grand if not more, and I know you can buy ALOT for a grand when it comes to performance parts. These kids that rice their shit out with stickers and kits are just lame and probably wouldnt know how to install anything other than a CAI :rolleyes:
 

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I agree with CoBizzle and DigDug...the wing has got to go. I can't wait to see some more sutble designs come out. Mostly so I can see out my back window. I also plan on getting new rims...18s or 19s...it depends a lot on the look and the weight. I haven't given much thought to paint, but I think some subtle blues in the right places would be nice. I, like most, am more interested in maximizing performance, while having a very clean looking car.
 

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This is a common thought it seems but when you look at the prices kids pay for body kits, wings, rims, and other bullshit, theres alot of money tied up in exterior crap that coulda been put towards performance parts. Body kits plus paint easily cost a grand if not more, and I know you can buy ALOT for a grand when it comes to performance parts. These kids that rice their shit out with stickers and kits are just lame and probably wouldnt know how to install anything other than a CAI :rolleyes:
Yes this is what I meant, aside from the people who do these things of course, I'm talkin about the folks (like myself) who do not have efficient cash to do hardly anything, I just have too many bills :( . But they are to be paid off one by one, soon enough. Then I'll be ready for a new car!! ;)
 

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I plan to put some different rims on it. That will be all for a while until I am able to save up enough money and not void my warrenty then I will add some performance parts. I might get a new paint job, but not until I see a lot of people with the SS's the same color as mine.As for the rice term I did not know what it meant until I joined this site. To tell you the truth I like some of the things people do to their car, but not all of them.Some of the cars I've seen look like golf carts with stickers, and who ever are taking these P.O.S. and trying to make them look good should have their asses kicked!


The milks gone bad Bitches!!!!
 

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LOL The milks gone bad?!?!? Thats awesome I've never heard that before!!! :D

As far as looks go on mine, I listed em earlier but like GTP said why spend so much $ on looks when you could get better parts for your car performance wise.

My plans are in this order:
1)Get rid of wing and wheels, main concern.
2)Help it breathe better, all the way from the intake to the muffler. ie.ported TB, manifold, (maybe the S/C and manifold together if I can find anywhere that can do that around here), header back exhaust....
3)Then some plugs(maybe an entire aftermarket ign.), pulley, injectors, and CPU upgrade.
4)Then maybe a subtle body kit.
5)After that Im not sure, maybe drop the boost of the S/C and twin charge it, of course after I swap the innards...
 

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well thats true about everyone having their own opinion on what rice is...
but if your a true tuner and really know what your doing and wanna get creative with a car i'm not gonna flame you, unless you dont know shit about what your doing and just adding wieght and drag without power..

i love the way 87camaroPA picture of the cobalt looks.. it looks rice a lil but its clean..
clean from all those hidious stickers...

thanks for the responses guys, just wanted to know what you guys are thinkin bout doin....
 

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somewhat.... it is but does he have an engine to back it up?
 

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That is DEFINETELY rice, and I dont care if it runs 10's, because it is godawful ugly and in poor taste.
 

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hahaha pocketviper you have a lot of rice picts huh?

in another thread you postes another fugly civic... hahahaha
 

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Actually thats sort of a psychodelic paint job, usually existing on minitrucks in earlier days but still widely seen. Not exactly my favorite but there are still a lot of peeps out there that love that kinda stuff. Not big on that body kit at ALL though!! Doubting he has much power to back it, Id say he has about a 95% chance of bein a pure bred rice boy however, unless he has specifically built it for show, thats his business I guess, I dont have ta look...
 
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