What's worse is the fact that you actualy found that site, and took the time to look around...
Okay, so I hit a few buttons too. Looks like he's all Stock. Sorta sticks out in that crowd. Still has a 'nice' stereo... I like how he counts the stock parts as mods: Carbon Fiber Dash Trim Aftermarket Gauge Pack
no one said it takes intelliegence to modify a car...WTF is with the damn chicken wire?? and it's not like a civic EX is fast...i mean in order to use a radar detector you'd need at LEAST a half mile of road.
I looked around the site, too, and I couldn't help but notice that most of the cars had all show mods, but nothing to help the go. Maybe an occasional intake, but it's all body kits and lowerd suspension. I'll bet they all hate that guy with the WRX, 'cause I'll bet they can't even keep close to him in any type of race!:lol:
I'm kinda confused after looking around that site. I do paint and body work for some of the guys around here and I had always been under the impression that the whole point was to make it look like the new body parts belonged on that vehicle. SO....... WTF is this?
and then there's the hood??
Maybe some of y'all can enlighten me because none of my domestic vehicle driving friends can explain it.
It's know as "I-spent-all-my-money-on-the-body-kit-and-hood-so-I-can't-afford-to-get-them-painted-but-I'm-too-impatient-to-wait-to-put-them-on"-itis, also know as riceitis. I don't ask questions, I just laugh at them, openly and obviously, pointing at them as they drive down the street.:biglaugh:
Most of these people take those body parts to a body shop to have them installed.... how much more expensive is it to say "Hey, I need to drop these off, my factory color number is <number>. Could you please paint them and have them ready to install?"
Instead, they drive around for years (there's one around here that I've passed almost every day on the way home from work for the past 3 years with an unpainted front and rear bumper) with them primered or whatever color they came.
Or maybe the contrasting color is to say "Y0, check 'dis tYTE rIDE, y0! Look what all I've done!" Oh well... I guess we'll never understand
and john- dude i totally hear you, in fact i saw a pair of those fenders for sale in the local rice shop(had to pick up my parts from sparco there) for $375 in that exact same color. I too must be mistaken in the idea that it's supposed to look factory, we had a civic ex in last night with a full NASTY body kit(fenders just like that) painted in Lavendar and NONE of the damn hood lines were CLOSE to being correct, started at 3/8" and got to 3/4" @ the top...hidoues. I just don't get the idea.
Honestly I'm probally the most anal retentive person you'll ever meet when it comes to getting my body work to look good. Fender/hood gaps are a huge "idiot beacon" especially when their so easy to fix. I'm normally the one that'll tell them "it's just a few bolts riceboy, fix it." If it's at a show or strip I'll even offer to help. The things that I hate to see thought is when the parts aren't even for the car, and there's no attempt made to correct it. The thing I hate about those M3 looking fenders is this:
The fender doesnt' follow the lines of the "A" piller. If you want the look then get some junk fenders or take yours off and put the Louvers and chicken wire in them.
Don't get me wrong there are some good ones on that site too, I'm not totally Anti-rice, I'm just anti-shoddiness. I know a guy who owns one of the local shops that does most of the body work for the local Rice crowd. He's got a solid black Del-sol, that looks almost stock other than rims and tinted windows, he's layed 10 coats of CC over the metalic black basecoat. looks like a mirror and you could just about fall into the paint it looks so deep. Under the hood he's running a twin turbo Vtec, All Go and No Show, the man has my utmost respect.
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