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      05-03-2012 12:56 AM #101
      Who gives a shatner if it is cool?

      Seriously.... you should mod a vehicle to make it better in your opinion.

      Modding a vehicle just because it is cool is the epitome of doing it lame.

      Maybe if modding vehicles to be just like the fast and factitious movies loses popularity, there will be less posers ad more goers.
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      05-03-2012 02:25 AM #102
      Good thing the Rice is almost gone. There are other trends out there(Stance) but nothing can compete w Ricers.
      I follow the whole VW scene, and plenty of modded cars. Average person couldnt tell whats modded and whats factory.

      I saw a group of Riced out Mitsus today. Its a dying breed, both the company and the movement. I was actually suprised to see them. Its been awhile since i saw a group of Ricers.

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      05-03-2012 02:31 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Whats up with everyone and making your car faster? Where are you gunna use that speed? Unless you track your car or live in Germany I just dont see the point in dumping a couple g's in your motor. I rather spend it on visual mods like wheels, coils, lip kits/ bodykits, new lights, bodywork etc. Cause thats what people see not whats under you're hood. Sure you can spend a bit of money on motor mods like a chip/ exhaust/ possibly cams to make your car have a bit more go, but I wouldnt really go any further then that unless you have a purpose.
      Wow thats the dumbest statement of the year.
      You are 18, so im glad you missed the Fast and Furious face. I can already see a neon green civic w unpainted body kit and neon lights. Since its 2012, you probbaly have tons of UBER COOL stikerz on your rear window

      This is why everybody hate the mk4 crowed. They are the same ricers who moved from Hondas to VW.

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      05-03-2012 02:36 AM #104
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      Oh... yours are corner balanced?
      Mine certainly were before they got sent out of re-valving.
      The problem is that 95% of coilovers (and 98% of VW coilovers) are complete **** that damp worse than stock, much less as well as something like a Koni or bilstien. The only advantage to be able to lower your car to the point of making up getting over a sidewalk an impossible task.
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      05-03-2012 02:57 AM #105
      I don't think modifying will ever go away. It's a source of business, knowledge, enthusiasm, hobby/tinkering, and fun that everyone enjoys. Even if cars end up as soulless electric cars, with one speed and weird bodies, people will still find ways to "make them their own." And that statement can be taken any way.

      Even when car manufacturers do a fantastic job at engineering the car perfectly, from the engine internals, to the suspension components, to the wheels. Most buyers will always want to change something on the car. Be it the wheels, or interior bits, anything. Differentiation and ultimate uniqueness is the key everyone strives for.

      I don't think it will fade. I hope that the car domain icy hot stuntaz and fart cans will fade. It's starting to, but i still see poorly done-out canadian tire specials with too much chrome driving around.
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      05-03-2012 04:04 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      Wow thats the dumbest statement of the year.
      You are 18, so im glad you missed the Fast and Furious face. I can already see a neon green civic w unpainted body kit and neon lights. Since its 2012, you probbaly have tons of UBER COOL stikerz on your rear window

      This is why everybody hate the mk4 crowed. They are the same ricers who moved from Hondas to VW.
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      05-03-2012 04:24 AM #107
      Just for you old timers that are stuck in the 90's and hate anything new










      and the hipster leader


      Us "kids" realized something, we dont need fast cars to look good lol
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    8. 05-03-2012 04:49 AM #108
      ^^ What is this ****???


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      05-03-2012 06:07 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post

      Us "kids" realized something, we dont need fast cars to look good lol

      Loosen up those skinny jeans kid, your vagina is showing.

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      05-03-2012 07:45 AM #110
      OEM+ because I do it for me and no one else.

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      05-03-2012 08:35 AM #111
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      05-03-2012 09:38 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Who gives a shatner if it is cool?

      Seriously.... you should mod a vehicle to make it better in your opinion.

      Modding a vehicle just because it is cool is the epitome of doing it lame.

      Maybe if modding vehicles to be just like the fast and factitious movies loses popularity, there will be less posers ad more goers.
      BReal, again, did you forget about customizing cars to be cool that has been going on since the '40s? Do you really think those '50s customs were done without any thought to being cool?

      Did the Vortex get a case of ignorance lately? As in the "We're going to completely ignore 7 decades of the custom automotive scene so we can make stupid statements about Fast and Furious being the only reason people modded cars" type of ignorance?

      Modding cars to be cool with the crowd you prefer is the PRIMARY reason cars have been modded since modding BEGAN. Even if that's to make your car faster! You have to use the "right" parts, and do the "correct" mods, and the racer crowd will then think you did it right, which is the acceptance that you may not even know you want.
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      05-03-2012 10:12 AM #113
      So you mod cars to look cool? People who do things to "look cool" are total toolbags.

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      05-03-2012 10:22 AM #114
      blah blah blah blah blah.

      here we go again, comparing napalm to orange juice.

      you can not seriously say you want to compare the artistry of hotrodding -- the metalwork, the craftsmanship, the part hunting, the grand tradition, the line rearranging, the creation of the new, the glory and the history . . . . to stanceworks?

      bullshatner. ebay and mommy's credit card doesn't remotely compare to hot rodders of yore. those guys were creating something fresh and new out of the ground what the industry wasn't giving them, when modifying meant getting out a torch, some pallmalls, and your nutzack. and unquestioningly, it has withstood the test of time. these kids are copycat mushheads making shyster garbage hucksters rich off their stupidity. it's like comparing an ansel adams hasselblad to a lilo twittered instagram.

      serious question: will "classic" examples of this stupid trend show up on auction blocks 70 years from now fetching seven figures? will there be dozens of dedicated magazines, more television shows, and millions of fans lining up at the doors of your local "stance classic expo?" will any of it show up in serious art museums, or influence tastemakers for generations to come? will refined aficionados go treasure hunting through barns and junkyards looking for that last missing gem they need for their classic patec holeshot collection? BS. all the way. BS.

      half these cars aren't even paid for. these kids have about as much blood and sweat into their cell phones.
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    15. 05-03-2012 11:27 AM #115




      While the fad is over, people who were in it before F+F are still in it now. While i have always been a function>form person i do still enjoy the occasional aero kit. I have modding my Z new in 2004 and as long as i still enjoy driving/modding it i will keep doing so.

    16. 05-03-2012 11:30 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
      blah blah blah blah blah.

      here we go again, comparing napalm to orange juice.

      you can not seriously say you want to compare the artistry of hotrodding -- the metalwork, the craftsmanship, the part hunting, the grand tradition, the line rearranging, the creation of the new, the glory and the history . . . . to stanceworks?

      bullshatner. ebay and mommy's credit card doesn't remotely compare to hot rodders of yore. those guys were creating something fresh and new out of the ground what the industry wasn't giving them, when modifying meant getting out a torch, some pallmalls, and your nutzack. and unquestioningly, it has withstood the test of time. these kids are copycat mushheads making shyster garbage hucksters rich off their stupidity. it's like comparing an ansel adams hasselblad to a lilo twittered instagram.

      serious question: will "classic" examples of this stupid trend show up on auction blocks 70 years from now fetching seven figures? will there be dozens of dedicated magazines, more television shows, and millions of fans lining up at the doors of your local "stance classic expo?" will any of it show up in serious art museums, or influence tastemakers for generations to come? will refined aficionados go treasure hunting through barns and junkyards looking for that last missing gem they need for their classic patec holeshot collection? BS. all the way. BS.

      half these cars aren't even paid for. these kids have about as much blood and sweat into their cell phones.
      This.

      Notching a frame is considered "madsickinsaneyo" now. That is childs play to the old timers.

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      05-03-2012 01:19 PM #117
      What's with all of those slow, trendy POS mk4s?

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      05-03-2012 01:27 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Hez10 View Post
      Loosen up those skinny jeans kid, your vagina is showing.
      Good thing I don't wear skinny jeans.
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      05-03-2012 01:30 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by cabzilla View Post
      What's with all of those slow, trendy POS mk4s?
      Cause most people that own mk4's arent in there 30's and 40's just broke students. So low and slow is the name of the game.
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      05-03-2012 01:35 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Us "kids" realized something, we dont need fast cars to look good lol
      You'll realize when you grow up a little that there is more to life than looking "good".

    21. 05-03-2012 01:37 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Hez10 View Post
      Loosen up those skinny jeans kid, your vagina is showing.
      and judging by your car line up, your penis is missing??
      a 325xi and you're running your mouth and calling people pussies?
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      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Keep in mind the noise you hear in an S2000 is the ENGINE, and not the exhaust note that VR6 people jizz over. I'd rather have a nice sounding engine than a nice sounding exhaust.

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      05-03-2012 01:40 PM #122
      Cool or not, that isn't why I mod cars.

      There may be a drop off in modding here and there. But it also could be that you are older so don't see it as much.

      The economy could have a hand in it.

      Newer cars really are getting better so modding a 10yr old car isn't as easy or as needed now as it was 10 yrs ago.

      In general kids are getting out of cars. Most are more interested in having the coolest phone or tablet pc.
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      05-03-2012 01:42 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Cause most people that own mk4's arent in there 30's and 40's just broke students. So low and slow is the name of the game.
      Good god...the MkIV kids and their cliches.

      And yes I drive a MkIV; bought it new when many of these kids were still s******g their pants.
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      05-03-2012 01:45 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      I mod my Volvos with things like working ETMs, non cracked timing belts and head gaskets that keep the fluids separated. I prefer subtle.

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      I was modding cars 15+ years ago when I was dropping in 5.0 motors into my 240 wagon.

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      05-03-2012 01:45 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      You'll realize when you grow up a little that there is more to life than looking "good".
      Well of course I know that, maybe once I finish school I'll Import my self a nice e39 525td as a second car. But for now I'm gunna live it up and enjoy being a "kid".
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