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    Thread: What's the difference between "tuners" and "ricers"

    1. 06-22-2008 08:51 PM #1
      ?

    2. 06-22-2008 08:52 PM #2
      the tuner owns a 400hp car that looks like its stock, and the R*cer owns a stock car that looks like it has 400hp

    3. 06-22-2008 08:53 PM #3
      Taste and IQ

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      06-22-2008 08:54 PM #4
      I don't like the term "tuner". People use it in place of "sport compact" when they shouldn't. A car that is from a tuning company, like Brabus or Ruf is a tuner.
      A "r1cer"....Well I'll just leave that one to the rest of TCL....
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      06-22-2008 08:54 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by CarLuvrSD »
      Taste and IQ

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      06-22-2008 08:54 PM #6
      I saw a "tuned" audi 90 yesterday.
      It was completely stock looking from the outside and did the course (Amery Airport Speed Run for those from MN/WI) faster than a 998 turbo, Ford GT, and race-prepped vettes (140mph)
      "Riced" audis are too low to be functional, have wagon wheels, massive stretch, and are still slower than a 330i.
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      06-22-2008 08:55 PM #7
      Tuners = fully functional
      Ricers = mostly non-functional.

    8. 06-22-2008 08:58 PM #8
      'Tuner' is my pet peeve descriptor for people modifying cars. Unless your screwing with fuel and timing maps, you're not a tuner.
      Installed bolt-ons =/= tuner.
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      06-22-2008 09:00 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Golfmk3_18 »
      the tuner owns a 400hp car that looks like its stock, and the R*cer owns a stock car that looks like it has 400hp

      I'd say that's pretty accurate.

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      06-22-2008 09:01 PM #10
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    11. 06-22-2008 09:03 PM #11
      Tuners make cars that are (usually) ugly and fast. Ricers just make ugly ones.
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      06-22-2008 09:04 PM #12
      ricers are posers, tuners are tinkerers with various degrees of success
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      06-22-2008 09:09 PM #13
      The question of what "Tuner" actually meant came up in that worst tuner thread.
      Most "Tuners" tend to focus on slathering custom crap on the exterior and interior a vehicles in the name of style. That is not "Tuning" imo. To me that's the same as what the term ricer means, where ricer is probably synonymous with "Poser".
      A good "Tuner" is a company that works to intelligently expand the performance envelope of a stock vehicle. And many also do cosmetic work since anybody dropping $10k for a "Tuning" is probably willing to drop another few grand to make it look special.

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      You can fool the forum censor software by taking one letter in the word and making it italic or bold.
      ricer ricer ricer ricer ricer





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    14. 06-22-2008 09:58 PM #14
      I think "Tuner" and "*****" is only differentiated by observed taste. It's really in the eye of the beholder, and neither are truly better than the other.
      So what if the "*****" gets his ish from J. C. Whitney or Pep Boys? Is it truly better that the "Tuner" gets his carbon fiber crap from another source? A little, but not enough to get all WTFBBQJEZUZKRIZCOPTER over it.
      If you're a "tuner", that's cool with me.
      If you're a "*****", thats ok too. It's YOUR car.
      Just be safe on public roads whichever you are.
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    15. 06-22-2008 10:06 PM #15
      Come on where are the pics! You all know pics are worth a thousand words...

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      06-22-2008 10:26 PM #16
      This should be fun...
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      06-22-2008 10:41 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by someguy123 »
      Tuners = fully functional
      Ricers = mostly non-functional.

      +1

    18. 06-22-2008 10:45 PM #18
      Tuners have big wings and RWD
      Ricers have big wings and FWD

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      06-22-2008 10:59 PM #19
      Tuner(IMO)= Clean OE styling with most concentration on performance.
      *****(IMO)= Untasteful modding, gawdy body kits and parts. Generally have very minimal performance parts, cut springs, stickers etc.

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      06-23-2008 12:00 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by BRealistic »

      And BTW-
      You can fool the forum censor software by taking one letter in the word and making it italic or bold.
      ricer ricer ricer ricer ricer


      Well aware.

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      06-23-2008 03:00 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Harv »
      Well aware.
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    22. 06-23-2008 03:14 AM #22



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    24. 06-23-2008 07:24 AM #24
      Good Tuner:


      Rice:


      That is the differrence.
      Many professional "tuners" produce Rice as well.



      Modified by Spectral at 6:26 AM 6-23-2008

    25. 06-23-2008 07:46 AM #25
      I think everyone knows the answer to this question. Rice is useless junk on a car and tuners are more serious about the car's functions.

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