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I Hate Rice Rockets!  
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

After posting in the thread about "The Fast And The Furious" on how I hate rice rockets, I decided to start a thread about it. I want to see some rants about why you hate POS rice-rockets. I still don't understand why they're so popular, it's not like they're cheaper than domestics...unless by "cheaper" you're referring to the quality  Big thumbs up I'd rather drive a domestic mini-van than a ricer (and I hate mini-vans).

Kris



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User currently offlineDg_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

I hate them too!

I can hear them accelerate in my mind: neee-na-neeeee-ne-ne-neeee


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

I don't like them either. I like a car where I can put my friends, my dog, my girl, a bunch of beer and have some space left. Big grin


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Japanese cars lack of a soul is the main reason i don't fancy them very much. in that case italian cars are better. Italy is the mother of all cars (even though everything that's been made there isn't of very high quality *cough* early 90's Alfa romeo's) but they'r still cars with a soul. just my $0.02.

User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Just out of curiosity, what is a "rice rocket"?

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

It is an Asian make of car that is a little bigger then a Power Wheels car for kids. On average, they have the equivalent to a modified 2-stroke Briggs & Stratton lawn-mower engine that can do 0-60 in a 28 minutes. But the owner will soup up the engine to drag-racing capabilities by putting extra-large exhaust pipes, tint, low-profile tires and rims, and lots of stickers on it. You can spot these cars tearing up the road by their unmistakable 'chirp' they leave at green-lights when the driver side-steps the clutch.


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Just out of curiosity, what is a "rice rocket"?

Japanese "sports" cars.  Smile


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Achtung baby, I could not agree more. These Japanese cars that are suped up are really annoying. I'll take a Z06 Corvette or M5 any day of the week.


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I couldn't have said it better myself (proud owner of a 2001 M5)!

User currently offlineFordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

I have yet to see "The Fast and the Furious", but I think it's on pay per view later this month. I'll drop the 4 bucks to watch pretty much any car movie. And it should be good for a laugh or two (or a couple hundred). As far as rice rockets go, can't stand em. I cringe at the sound of bumblebees on the highway. The "stickers make me faster" mentality is what gets me. Now if a guy can really make his Honda fast, I'll give him a little respect. But I can count on one hand the number of "hot" imports that have out dragged me in my wife's Taurus. Bone-stock, with kids in the back seat. The only Japanese cars I would ever consider owning would be a Miata (I think I can fit a 5.0 in there), or that new Subaru WRX.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Rice rockets are dumb. If power's what you need, you can get a 310 HP Camaro for under $25,000. Japanese cars are good non-modified. Good, practical cars.


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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Some kids called my Toyota Camry a rice rocket because I added new rims to it and changed the windows around. I hit them right in the face.
I have the 2001 Toyota Camry V6 , and I added the tinted windows because I love how my car looks now, and the rims because it just flows.

Blue/silver tint windows, blue car, silver rims...
I like the car myself. I have never seen another camry like it. Plus I take care of it like no other.


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

People watching too much "Initial D", I wonder. I personally don't like souped up cars. THe Jap sports cars that are powerful from the beginning are just fine, why an old not-souped up 300ZX can outrun a Porshe 968!

Pacific


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Here Here... I agree with you all. We call them 'Ricers' or 'Rice Burners' around here, but its the same thing. Pieces of Crap.


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Yeah I use "ricers" too. I didn't want to put that in the thread title though because a lot of people might not know what I'm talking about.

Regards,
Kris

put put put.....neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrroooooooowwwr



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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

My question is just where do these kids find those tires, I mean those P165/40R13" tires are hard too find, not to mention the after-market tubo kit for the 1.2 litre engines.


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User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

So this is where the term "ricey" comes from? My friend hooked up her honda and this guy told her it was "ricey". We were totally clueless.

Jake



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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

And why are Hondas the car of choice for modifying instead of other cars? Is it because the engines and the car are easy to work with or something?


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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

BH346, there's a lot of after-market support for Honda cars. Civics, Accord and Integra (yes, it's still Honda, IMO) have huge support groups. Yes, I agree that some of the sticker decorations are sickening, but some of the 'sleepers' on the road are quite nice. I have a friend of mine who spent $40,000 US+ on his Civic, and he's pretty pissed off 'cause he now realizes that he could have gotten a decent Bimmer for that money.

Personally, I don't really care anymore. If they want to look like idiots in their wannabe rides, so be it. Funny thing is that most of the rice-drivers didn't even pay for the car themselves. Most are spoiled kids with too-much-money to spare.

Btw, not all Japanese cars are bad. Lancer Evo, Skyline and RX8 are all quite impressive works for their respective markets.


User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1381 times:

Its not the power- they may have power to weight ratios similar (or even better than) a Camaro. But they get it all by spinning the engine fast; a civic Si gets its 160 hp at 6000 rpm, and its a real steap curve. But their main problem isn't power; its torque. They just don't have it, and just can't get decent ammounts of it out of those small engines. The reason my 1988 Oldsmobile could beat those things off the line with the same horsepower, but lugging around an extra ton of steele was torque. A Civic Si only has 106 lb-ft of torque, and thats way up at 4500 rpm, with steep drops on either side.


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User currently offlineMinuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1363 times:



Honest to God, I once saw a rice rocket run the quarter-mile with his parking brake on and the back wheels locked ... it was definitely not fast or furious.

http://www.riceboypage.com


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

I know one Japanese car that is definitely NOT a riceboy car: the Nissan Skyline GT-R.

The nice thing is the next-generation Skyline GT-R is definitely headed towards the US market probably as a 2004 model in the Infiniti range. Imagine a very sporting version of the 4.5-liter V-8 from the current Infiniti Q45 in this new car with around 400 bhp in the US market car; that should give owners of 2001 and 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera owner pause.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

You guys are such muppets, and the little amount of so called 'trendy' stuff is absolutely halirous. C'mon thinking Garage music refers to people playing in the garage. Now you guys think rice rockets are refered to cars, however the refer to Japenese motorcycles.
I have had about enough of all this stupid stuff that goes on here, from 'Does this girl like me' to this type of rubbish, I am outta here!
Iain


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Iain, shut up. Rice rocket was the term for motorcycles ten years ago. Times have changed.

Those boys make me laugh...lookin all tough in their stupid looking plastic cars. I seem them little boys at stop light revving their lawn mower engines trying to look cool in their knock off sunglasses and I literally have to pull over cuz I can't drive when i am laughing that hard.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I thought Japanese motorcycles were called "Crotch rockets"


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25 PPGMD : Well most rice rockets would you believe cost about as much (if its made from a new car) as a BMW M3 which does 0-60 in 4.8 s and has a max speed of 1
26 Post contains images Ihadapheo : Look at my tricker out 97' Toyota Tercel, sorry about the bad quality but it was a cheap camera Just kiddin' put I want one of these real bad, I could
27 Post contains images Superfly : I hate rice rockets too! We have a lot here in the SFO Bay Area. They look so stupid! I enjoy racing these little toys and blowing them away with my o
28 Fallingeese : I can't stand them. I'm in highschool, and so many at my school have them. The Acura's and Honda's literally have there own parking lot. It's so funny
29 Sophiemaltese : Twotterwrench, aren't they funny? I really like the guys who drive with their seat all reclined. I pulled up next to some dork in a Camry with his sea
30 Twotterwrench : Sophie, I drive a minivan, so maybe I shouldn't talk...kidding...but I love it when they recline the seat all the way and then lean so far over it loo
31 Fordlover : Actuallly, I may have been bitten by the rice bug. The old Tracer wagon is getting kind of boring. What do you think, lowering, wide tires, dark tint,
32 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Don't forget a ridiculously loud exhaust, seat belt padding (for when you're racing you know) Oh and find as many japanimation toys you can and stick
33 BH346 : lol, Wheat burners. they're all over the place here in Wichita.
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