Beauty.

Newman

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Beauty.

I shot some pictures of a buddy's car last night, thought I'd share the wealth.

FMIC
Spoon
Rota

The car is a 2000 Honda Civic Si in Electron Blue Pearl. Car is turboed pushing 9psi. Full Tien suspension along with Mugen Twin Loop exhaust and a genuine Spoon lip. Enjoy.
 

Dirty_Zulu

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It's decent. Though I am not thrilled about an econo-box being dressed up in more plastics. But it's nicely done.

I think around here the ricer days almost over. Much like the low rider trucks. People look at you funny if you still have one.
 

Newman

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Dirty_Zulu said:
It's decent. Though I am not thrilled about an econo-box being dressed up in more plastics. But it's nicely done.

I think around here the ricer days almost over. Much like the low rider trucks. People look at you funny if you still have one.
That's the thing though, that's far from a ricer in my eyes. Rice in my eyes is body kits, ugly wings, street glow, (the way my car USED to be). That car is more JDM (Japan Domestic Motors). Meaning it has parts OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) parts on it that come directly from Japan.

That car has a lot of JDM parts on it. The exhaust is not your typical fart cannon style. Looking like stock but sounding amazing. If any of you are familiar with 'Mugen' you know that it's an elite Honda part. As for the lip in carbon fiber 'Spoon' is also a very expensive and high quality part.
 

Newman

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g00tch said:
That is clean as hell! Props! I'm still working on my 03 ex. :thumbsup:
Yeah man, he has A LOT of engine work done to it. He wouldn't let me take pictures of the motor though :(.

I helped him do a lot of the suspension and engine work. Good times. :clap:
 

Dirty_Zulu

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Turbo, 'high-quality' parts, Mugen, JDM, OEM, etc.; with the cost of those why not just buy a higher model?

I once had a bud who spent $15k on an Acura Integra and spend $10k on rice. Why not just buy V6 Acura Legend with leather, sun roof, power seats, mirrors, etc... And it's 230 hp. His was 140hp+gain from fart cannon which in no way could match the V6's mid range hp and torque.

Maybe you can explain the psychology of riceology.
 

Newman

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Dirty_Zulu said:
Turbo, 'high-quality' parts, Mugen, JDM, OEM, etc.; with the cost of those why not just buy a higher model?

I once had a bud who spent $15k on an Acura Integra and spend $10k on rice. Why not just buy V6 Acura Legend with leather, sun roof, power seats, mirrors, etc... And it's 230 hp. His was 140hp+gain from fart cannon which in no way could match the V6's mid range hp and torque.

Maybe you can explain the psychology of riceology.
Wow, your just knocking everything aren't you? It's out of personal preference. Sure, Legends are nice, but I rather have a Civic/Integra they're just more appealing to me. Anyone can buy a nice car, but not everyone wants to put money into a car to make it nice.

Engine size means nothing to me. I've seen Civics take Vipers in a drag :D. I'm done debating which cars are better, this thread was meant to show off my buddy Brians' car, not debate which cars are nicer, etc.
 

Steel_Avatar

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I'm not the biggest proponent of modifying cars like that, but I do like the blue. I am curious, though, as to why it seems very common to paint the hood an ugly black, while the rest of the car is a nice glossy blue. To me it kind of destroys the nice paint job on the rest of the car.

To each his own though. And forgive me for being stupid, and totally out of touch, but are you and London one and the same?
 

Newman

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Steel_Avatar said:
I'm not the biggest proponent of modifying cars like that, but I do like the blue. I am curious, though, as to why it seems very common to paint the hood an ugly black, while the rest of the car is a nice glossy blue. To me it kind of destroys the nice paint job on the rest of the car.

To each his own though. And forgive me for being stupid, and totally out of touch, but are you and London one and the same?
Yes, 'London' is me. That 'black hood' is actually a material called 'carbon fiber' it's a very lightweight and strong material. It's actually REALLY shiny up close. Most people leave them black to show off their hood, or because they choose not to get it painted out of costs.

If you notice the lip and the hood are both carbon fiber.
 

Anakha1

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It looks like... a civic. Like every other civic around here, too.

No offence man, but I don't see what's special or different about it.
 

Newman

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Anakha1 said:
It looks like... a civic. Like every other civic around here, too.

No offence man, but I don't see what's special or different about it.
It's clean man. I don't know about you, but I don't see very many boosted/JDM/clean Civics around my area.

Ususally it's the typical, unpainted body parts, big wing, horrible camber, etc. That car is so simple, yet so beautiful. Another thing, I doubt every Civic you see has a fully built motor :cool:.
 

Newman

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Anakha1 said:
It looks like... a civic. Like every other civic around here, too.

No offence man, but I don't see what's special or different about it.
Oh and no offence at all, everyone has their own opinions. I just wanted to share it with everyone.
 

5Ws

Banned
Anakha1 said:
It looks like... a civic. Like every other civic around here, too.

No offence man, but I don't see what's special or different about it.
Hehe, my thoughts exactly.
From the picture, all I can see is a flashy, non-practical, screwed up Civic, with a douche-bag as its owner, sorry, I hate people who modify cars.
 

Newman

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5Ws said:
Hehe, my thoughts exactly.
From the picture, all I can see is a flashy, non-practical, screwed up Civic, with a douche-bag as its owner, sorry, I hate people who modify cars.
Well that was sure rude. I could knock your hobbies, but that would be immature. :)
 

g00tch

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Give it up newman, people who aren't in the tuner scene don't get it, and never will. I think it's hella clean.
 

toader

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Im not into that scene at all, but I 'get it'.

This happens to be a nice looking car, most IMO aren't.

And 5WS: Man, that was pretty rude. What does having an interest in modifying a car have to do with them being a female refresher?

To an extent, I would call that a racist comment. Get it? Ricer RACEers? RACist?

:thumbsup:
 
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