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    • Topic: rice burner???
    • Started by JoeTraveller Feb 19, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    • Last post by ModernMuscle Aug 14, 2008 at 11:15 pm
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    1. #11 Feb 19, 2008 at 9:33 pm

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    2. #12 Feb 20, 2008 at 10:47 pm

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      I have a completely different definition about what is concidered rice or tuner. My reasoning is aa real "Tuner" will do the work himself unless it comes down to something like a crank needing to be machined or a block needing bored. Whereas a "Ricer" will take their stuff to a performance shop and have the work done then parade their car around like they did all of the work themselves and acting like you are a complete moron and dont know what you are talking about. That is the short and sweet of what i think. scratchchin image
       

       

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    3. #13 Feb 25, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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      Generally ricer is used to described the really trashy $2K civic with a park bench for a spoiler.
      Tuners, however, are cars that are actually "tuned".
      As most people have said I don't think anyone thinks you were making a derogatory statement about any class of vehicles, but someone might get on your case about being PC... though that's extremely over-rated.
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    4. #14 Mar 2, 2008 at 5:22 am

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      from http://en.wik...i/Rice_burner

      "Rice burner is a pejorative used initially to describe Asian-made — particularly Japanese-made — motorcycles and automobiles. Many variations have also been used, such as rice rocket for Japanese sport bikes.

      More contemporary use of the term rice burner, along with the prefix rice, has taken on an alternate pejorative meaning for an automobile that has been modified to give impression of high performance, but does not necessarily have any high-performance capabilities. This practice is in direct contrast to the "stealth" or "sleeper" style of automotive modification, where a vehicle may have major performance modifications, but the appearance remains similar to that of a stock model. In this manner, the appellation can apply to any vehicle regardless of country of origin. The most commonly modified cars are sport compacts, but the term can apply to any class of vehicle, including trucks.

      In the UK, cars so modified are said to have been "chavved up", due to the popularity of such non-functional styling modifications in chav culture. Another term is "maxed/maxxed", or "laxed/laxxed", the former being derived from the name of the magazine Max Power which mainly features such non-functionally-modified cars, the latter from the derogatory nickname "Lax Power" applied to this magazine.

      In some circles, or even entire regions of North America, the terms rice car, ricer, or rice burner are used exclusively to describe Asian-made vehicles, whether they have been modified or not. However, as more types of cars began being used as a platform for modification, including German and American-made cars, use of the term rice is no longer restricted to Asian-made vehicles."

      me i still think that a ricer is just some one trying to be big and bad as it has been said before. i also think that its some one that makes excuses when they lose a race by some cheap mod or something. i do agree you should mold your car and build it like you want it and i guess thats where i have to leave it at.
       

       


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    5. #15 Mar 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

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      I think everyone has their own idea to the term ricer. Like when i bought my Talon all my muscle car buddys gave me a load of crap for buying one. We went for a drive and in the all stock form there we like its ok once the mods started piling on they were half way impressed. Now that its all built up and ive heard how impressed they are. Things have changed i look at the import scene alot like when i first got into muscle cars in the 80's they were cheap cars back then, needed work, were usually hurting for some paint or body work. But once you talk to any or these kids or "ricers" you'll understand exactly what their doing and going through. The language may have changed from adjusting floats and messing with the timing. To adjusting fuel for knock and advoiding boost cut. But if you really listen you'll find yourself a "ricer " at heart.
       

       

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    6. #16 Mar 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

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      Originally posted by CrazyPete  I think everyone has their own idea to the term ricer. Like when i bought my Talon all my muscle car buddys gave me a load of crap for buying one. We went for a drive and in the all stock form there we like its ok once the mods started piling on they were half way impressed. Now that its all built up and ive heard how impressed they are. Things have changed i look at the import scene alot like when i first got into muscle cars in the 80's they were cheap cars back then, needed work, were usually hurting for some paint or body work. But once you talk to any or these kids or "ricers" you'll understand exactly what their doing and going through. The language may have changed from adjusting floats and messing with the timing. To adjusting fuel for knock and advoiding boost cut. But if you really listen you'll find yourself a "ricer " at heart.


      well stated pete
       

       

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    7. #17 Mar 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

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      The term "rice burner" does not bother me. My son owns one. I think people take things to literally these days. I don't like to have to analyze everything I want to say before I say it just because it might offend someone. I also have noticed that they ( those who complain the most about being insulted by what people say ) think that this rule doesn't apply to them (this is just an observation from where I live). I personally think the term "rice burner" fits the bill.......So what do they have I say "instant rice".
       

       

    8. #18 Mar 4, 2008 at 9:34 am

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      Originally posted by Frog  The term "rice burner" does not bother me. My son owns one. I think people take things too literally these days. I don't like to have to analyze everything I want to say before I say it just because it might offend someone. I also have noticed that they ( those who complain the most about being insulted by what people say ) think that this rule doesn't apply to them (this is just an observation from where I live). I personally think the term "rice burner" fits the bill.......So what do they have I say "instant rice".
       

       

    9. #19 Jul 20, 2008 at 11:19 am

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      Not a good term it causes Asian people's blood to boil. So my feelings is if it causes drama - why use it (unless you are doing it for flavor - to irritate someone). I chose not too - but that is just me.
       

       

    10. #20 Aug 14, 2008 at 11:15 pm

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      The definitions are all correct as stated. "Rice Burner" started out referring to Japanese bikes, evolved into the first tuned imports and is now deragatory for any kind of car that is "blinged" out. As far as being a "ricer", that is just someone who is way too cocky and usually has an all show and no go vehicle. There is nothing wrong with a show car and nothing wrong with a sleeper; just don't try to bring a "show" car around a bunch of gear heads. Most of us who actually modify our cars for performance (real performance, not getting "50 hp from my APC muffler because the tip is 5") don't really care about how big your wing is or the fact that you bought one of everything from the fake chrome isle in Pep Boys. We care about dyno numbers and track times. The "super duper ultimate Ninja Scroll inspired body kit" giving you "mad downforce, yo!" on the rear end of your front wheel drive doesn't impress us. However, if you pack a turboed B series V Tech in say a late 80's to early 90's CRX, you've got our attention. It isn't so much the car, but the approach taken for the mods and attitude of the owner.
       

       

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