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      02-08-2009 01:32 PM #1
      Whats the deal with this? I see Honda's mostly all over with a carabiner hanging from the rear...?

      anyone know?


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    3. 02-08-2009 01:41 PM #3
      dunno, but google says: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=575781 & the only post in that thread that makes any sense is:

      "hanging a carabiner ring from ur tow hitch means racer and good luck in Japan. all my friends say the same thing on what it means"

      so it must be some "jdm thing, yo!" and ricers copy it trying too hard to be part of the asian import car culture crowd.


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      02-08-2009 02:09 PM #4
      hmm random

    5. 02-08-2009 02:13 PM #5
      I just figured out caribiner means "Stuffed ****ing animal" so in response, I do not know, but I am definitely getting a pedobear for my Jetta.

    6. 02-08-2009 02:27 PM #6
      Once upon a time in Japan...the Bosozoku (violent running tribe) gangs noticed cement trucks had metal buckets hanging from the back to catch and cement that dripped out of the drum. they thought it would be funny to hang them from the back of their lowered cars to show how low they were. If the bucket dragged on the ground, it showed that they were like, super badass and tough. Then us round-eyes came along and ruined it. Kinda like drifting.

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      02-08-2009 03:00 PM #7
      It's the same retardedness as putting the "New driver" stickers on the windows.

    8. 02-08-2009 03:09 PM #8
      the red ring for towing is just copied from race car regualtions that you have to have a red ring on the fornt and back so you can get towed fast when your car hits a wall or wrecks .
      It is a cool ***** thing that adds about 95 HP .

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      02-08-2009 03:20 PM #9
      Pics? I've never seen it. I doubt it's a biner, at least not an aluminum one that climbers mostly use. There are steel ones, but I only use those for main anchor points if ever. I believe the steel ones are mostly for laborers like window cleaners.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      02-08-2009 05:26 PM #10
      Thinking tow hook, too. Like this?


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      02-08-2009 05:37 PM #11
      That's probably what it was. I can understand how the OP would confuse that for a biner at a distance.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      02-09-2009 02:47 AM #12
      nope defiantly biners...

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      02-09-2009 02:58 AM #13
      wtf. I've never seen a carabiner hanging from a car here!
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      02-09-2009 04:19 AM #14
      it's a JDM thing. the carabiners are to help hang "drift charms" cuz drifting mountain roads in japan is pretty dangerous, and the charms are supposed to help give you luck.






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    16. 02-09-2009 06:51 AM #16
      Hey, at least it's better than truck nutz.

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      02-09-2009 07:14 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by minibike hero »
      Hey, at least it's better than truck nutz.

      Agreed, possibly the gayest thing to ever rise to popularity.

      I like the idea of the drifting charm, the Japanese have great respect for symbolism, although most wannabe's take it to far to ruin something that was suppose to be subtle.

      For example, the CD hanging from the rearveiw mirror, was this to symbolize that you were a recording artist or had a bitchin' cd deck, or something else.


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      02-09-2009 08:13 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Dieselstation »
      it's a JDM thing. the carabiners are to help hang "drift charms" cuz drifting mountain roads in japan is pretty dangerous, and the charms are supposed to help give you luck.

      Yeaaaah... that doesn't exist in Japan, sorry. Purely American trend.

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      02-09-2009 08:23 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by true snowboards »
      dunno, but google says: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=575781 & the only post in that thread that makes any sense is:

      "hanging a carabiner ring from ur tow hitch means racer and good luck in Japan. all my friends say the same thing on what it means"

      so it must be some "jdm thing, yo!" and ricers copy it trying too hard to be part of the asian import car culture crowd.

      sounds like the bell on a motorcycle...
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      02-09-2009 08:24 AM #20
      I'm guessing this is like the rubber ducks on Sciroccos. Yeah.
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      02-09-2009 08:30 AM #21
      I've never seen it here, had to Google what a Carabiner is. It's kind of silly but I have no qualms about it, as far as "modding" a car goes this is about the most passive, easiest to remove, and inconsequential of them all. I say let them hang their Dumbo's & Pop-Eyes
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      02-09-2009 08:32 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by minibike hero »
      Hey, at least it's better than truck nutz.

      Agreed. When I lived in Detroit some years back, all the 'playas' in the 5.0s used to put air freshener crowns in the back window. I guess it showed some kind of status. If you were a true playa, you had 2 or 3 of the things.

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      02-09-2009 08:37 AM #23
      I always thought drift charms were hung on the rear view mirror?

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    24. 02-09-2009 09:25 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by PelicanGolf2 »

      the CD hanging from the rearveiw mirror, was this to symbolize that you were a recording artist or had a bitchin' cd deck, or something else.

      I thought this was an early 90s thing where people did this to tell the world that their car has a CD player???


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      02-09-2009 10:37 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Gee Spoolin »

      I thought this was an early 90s thing where people did this to tell the world that their car has a CD player???

      I thought it was to diffuse and confuse laser and radar guns.

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      02-09-2009 10:46 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by RabbitsKin »

      Agreed. When I lived in Detroit some years back, all the 'playas' in the 5.0s used to put air freshener crowns in the back window. I guess it showed some kind of status. If you were a true playa, you had 2 or 3 of the things.

      It's always something.

      those are air fresheners? I thought it was a religious thing. you learn something new in the car lounge everyday! could somebody enlighten me on the duck thing? and the mooninites thing with the honduh bois? I know a honda kid who tried to talk to me about the mooninite thing and I had no idea. he claimed it was big in the honda scene. I have never seen anything about it.

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      02-09-2009 11:00 AM #27
      I think I read (right here on the CL) that the carabiners were actually the handles from the overhead rails on Japanese subways and trains, that were stolen by naught bosozuku and displayed with abandon on their cars? Does this ring a bell with anyone?
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      02-09-2009 11:19 AM #28
      Wow...absolutely f**king retarded thread...whatever happened to the good ol days of just making a car fast. Next thing you know single men will be hanging little stuffed vaginas from their cars to attract single female types
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      02-09-2009 02:53 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by FiLtHYpOoRdUbS »
      Wow...absolutely f**king retarded thread...whatever happened to the good ol days of just making a car fast. Next thing you know single men will be hanging little stuffed vaginas from their cars to attract single female types

      Rofl


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      02-09-2009 03:35 PM #30
      A single female would be attracted by a ****** hanging from your tow hook?

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    32. 02-09-2009 03:52 PM #32
      i lost the little plastic cover for the tow hook hole. i screwed in a rusted tow hook. it was the coolest thing i had ever seen, so i got a tattoo of said rusted tow hook.


    33. 10-05-2012 01:34 PM #33
      Simple guys.. Anything hanging from your tow hook or modified tow hooks means that your down to race!!

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      10-05-2012 01:37 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by IntegraGuy View Post
      Simple guys.. Anything hanging from your tow hook or modified tow hooks means that your down to race!!
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      10-05-2012 01:58 PM #35
      Don't have a carabiner hanging from my car but I do find them less gay than these.

      Last edited by 3Letter; 10-05-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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