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  • The evolution of the 'ricer'

    Having been around for a few years and having began my automobile hobby with American muscle and classics, I find the term and uses of 'ricer' to be amusing.

    In the purist sense at the beginning, the term refers to those who modify Japanese...cars for street use, inlcuding engine mods, body kits, paint, trim, stickers, spoilers, rimz, etc etc Such automobiles were called 'rice-rockets' when small engines were modded to make more power. Nowdays we often refer to those whos car has exterior mods that make it look fast, when it really isnt, as a ricer.

    I find it highly amusing that nowdays I can be sitting in a parking lot with tons of 'ricers' around me and yet when someone drives through in their modded Civic or 240 invariably someone will call out "ricer". :lol:
    To me the very essense of 'rice' can be visually seen in Nopi for example. (and others) CR.net is a good online example of Miata 'rice'..the 'worship' of all things Japanese.

    However, it seems that those who engage in ricer-ism do not embrace this term and try to use it to refer just to others...or others who's mods come from a Pep Boys sale table. I think that is often the pot calling the kettle black. I look at it this way....if you are a brokeass ricer then your coilovers, body kit, and rimz come from ebay. If your 'Nopi rice' or a "tuner" then you pay megabucks for coilovers, body kits, and rimz imported from Japan....but either way youre still a 'ricer' at the core.

    I say embrace your heritage! :lol:
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    RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

    :lol: You make a good point...
    I've always defined rice as "an owner's attempt to make his slow OEM car look or sound fast by adding parts that merely mimic the capability of speed."

    Originally posted by miata5620
    Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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    • #3
      RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

      I've always viewed it as Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements. I don't use rice as much as I used to, I tend to just say, "that looks like ****."

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      • #4
        RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

        Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
        I've always viewed it as Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements.
        :lol: good one!
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        • #5
          RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

          :cry:

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          • #6
            RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

            I always use "rice" to describe badly modified, pointless cars with cheap, crappy parts. Stock Civics with really loud exhausts and vented hoods. Grand Am's with "Type R" stickers across the windshield (yea, really). Cars with cut springs, Fast and Furious graphics that are usually crooked. Just... crap.
            2005 Black Mica Mazdaspeed MX-5 - FM Intake - Enthuza Midpipe and Exhaust - FM DP - Hallman MBC - Upgraded Intercooler - Hard Dog Roll Bar - Volk TE37 - and then some...
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            • #7
              RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

              ^Correct

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              • #8
                RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                See, to me the initial term "RICE" stood for Rotary Internal Cumbustion Engine and that once the good 'ole boys heard this term, they applies it to anything in the automotive community that comes from Asia. I've also heard that it came from the motorcycle community that it was a label for all of the Asian motorcycles because they 'ran on rice instead of gasoline".

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                • #9
                  RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                  Originally posted by JennB
                  I always use "rice" to describe badly modified, pointless cars with cheap, crappy parts. Stock Civics with really loud exhausts and vented hoods. Grand Am's with "Type R" stickers across the windshield (yea, really). Cars with cut springs, Fast and Furious graphics that are usually crooked. Just... crap.
                  heyy ive got cut springs! but not my choice.

                  does that still make me a ricer? :cry:

                  haha
                  DIE WHITE GIRLS

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                  • #10
                    RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                    Yes...because you're obviously too cheap to do it the right way.:whistle:

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                    • #11
                      RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                      Originally posted by Doppelgänger
                      Yes...because you're obviously too cheap to do it the right way.:whistle:
                      even if i bought the car that way? how does that make ME a ricer? lol

                      im getting coilovers with my next paycheck anyways.
                      DIE WHITE GIRLS

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                      • #12
                        RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                        You better.....:lol:

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                        • #13
                          RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                          Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
                          I've always viewed it as Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements. I don't use rice as much as I used to, I tend to just say, "that looks like ****."
                          bahhhhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :lol:

                          thats the winning statement. :clap:
                          "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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                          • #14
                            RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                            http://www.riceornot.com/

                            Originally posted by miata5620
                            Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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                            • #15
                              RE: The evolution of the 'ricer'

                              Originally posted by Doppelgänger
                              You better.....:lol:
                              :fu:
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