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Voting for my comrade and his S13 from the Fail Crew.

1 week, 1 day ago on The Cars Of July

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I'm having a deja vu moment here...wasn't this car featured here before, with a similar title to boot?

1 week, 1 day ago on The Devil’s Golf

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I'm beginning to see a trend here.

1 week, 1 day ago on When An 8.3L V10 Swap Just Isn’t Enough…

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Although the "strength" of tea shouldn't have anything to do with taste, it sometimes does...haha

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Looks Like A Volvo, Pulls Like A V10 BMW,</b> Brakes Like A Porsche

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Not my cup of tea, but that engine bay is sex.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Looks Like A Volvo, Pulls Like A V10 BMW,</b> Brakes Like A Porsche

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Now this is some REAL Speedhunting!! More articles like this, please.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Believe It Or Not: Ferraris, Rolls, Lambos…</br> & A DeLorean Live Here

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@Paddy McGrath @apex_DNA I love SH and come here almost every day, and would like to personally thank you for the variety of content for us mere mortals to feast on, but would a kanjo racer with a Camaro front end, M3 tails, bright graphics, body kit and chrome wheels ever get featured here? It would probably get more "hate" than all the criticism on "stance" articles combined.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@TarmacTerrorist After it became wildly unpopular, nobody wanted a future for the "rice" scene. People did "make a...(ton)...of mistakes, learn(ed) and develop(ed) their own styles", that is until a new wave of fads came in under a different look, name, whatever. 

I'm not angry, I just feel it's unfair to other enthusiasts who are shunned for their modification choices or the type of drivetrain layout they choose while others get a pass.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@Paddy McGrath I doubt anything deemed unpopular these days i.e. certain FWD vehicles would "challenge peoples's tastes". 

#DoubleStandards

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@TarmacTerrorist I'm willing to bet you'd call a late '90s Civic with R34 front and rear end conversion "rice" without so much as batting an eyelid, regardless of all the "go fast" mods done to it.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@Mike Garrett @apex_DNA @D4k0t4 A Honda with such "style" would be deemed as "rice" regardless of all the "fast" mods and whether it "gets driven hard" or not, without so much as batting an eyelid.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@Jagdroach Would you honestly say the same thing 10-15 years ago?

I sense a double-standard.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@Jagdroach @TarmacTerrorist In Japan, the call it Spo-Com style, which is its own separate subculture, not a fad that takes over the entire country. And if you deem what's done to Hondas nowadays as "rice" too, then it's USDM style.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@TarmacTerrorist We DID move on "as a culture", under the guise of political-correctness.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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The front end conversion would look even better if it was on a coupe.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@D4k0t4 It's been making a comeback for a few years now, but in RWD form...

Tackiness on a FWD = the ultimate "rice". 

Tackiness on a RWD = the epitome of style. 

What gives?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@osvaldo matamoros @pedey Not sure whether serious or serious trolling.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@eccramer @fortytwoeyes That already happened back in late '90s, it was called "rice", but instead of taking inspiration from F1, it was the touring car championships - single wiper conversions, touring wings, large diameter wheels, graphics and bright paint jobs, etc.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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@mrwicksy @RenoRotary Nor the proper suspension, like they used to (road cars that is, older Hondas come to mind).

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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@malcolm33 Very true. For example, a 15x7 +38 Kosei K1 Racing wheel weighs 13.5 pounds, but the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A in 195/50R15 size is around 20 pounds.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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@greenroadster Cupholders.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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Classic all the way, no need to "rice" it out.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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It's always a pleasure to see a comrade getting the spotlight they deserve...well done.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on From Russia With Roar: The Fail Crew S13

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Oh I can dig this...there's a fella deviantART that does something similar, but his username escapes me.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Art Of Automotive Mash-Ups

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@lucky brew Love the tailgate...and the rims, and OG mini trucks in general.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Minitruckin’ The Old School Way

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that custom radiusing your fenders WAS the extreme end of it.

1 month ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan

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@earmenau @apex_DNA Would you be so kind and explain it to me?

1 month ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan

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"The reason that I’m preaching to you about change is because I’m noticing a slight problem within our car scene right now. I’m talking about the negative attitude and ‘hate’ within the online automotive community, in particular towards Japanese and Japanese-influenced car styling and culture,

So hellaflush and stance is Japanese-influenced now? I thought it was just another ricer trend passing by. Mind blown.

"After experiencing firsthand the kindness, enthusiasm and sincerity of the participants of the Offset Kings showcase at Fuji Speedway recently...

"That's Japan you're talking about, those people do it for the love of cars, not to impress people they hate...

"...crazy Z40 Soarer...and its subtle overfenders..."

I believe it has custom radiused fenders.


Can't wait for the feature though...and more "involved" articles like this, please.

1 month ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan

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Yup, can't wait for Rocket Bunny Toyota 2000GT either.

1 month, 1 week ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway

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@Tom Egg Or dated. Like slapping a Wings West kit on a 20-year-old car back in early 2000s.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway

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Is it me or does the FD kit looks like something out of Wangan Midnight manga?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway

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@AP234 @basshole It's not their fault Oahu Raceway Park got shutdown...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A BMW M3 With A JDM Twist

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@M3Beast That's weird, I always though it was the other way around...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A BMW M3 With A JDM Twist

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@Mike Garrett @Speedhunters_Bryn We're grown men, not old...at least not yet.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Street Style Forever

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@d_rav @Mike Garrett Koguchi is king of RPS13 style!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Street Style Forever

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That's some serious Speedhunting...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hayabusa: The Samurai Of NASCAR

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"A few simple touches have turned an already unique car into something even more special..."

Is "special" a more PC way of saying "ruined" nowadays?

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer

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I can tolerate all the "hype" (sponsorships, stance, "lifestyle" events, etc.) you want to publish on SH, as long as you have features like these.

2 months ago on 5 Unexpected Finds At Tsukuba

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That "Duracell" setup would look grand on a hybrid or an electric dumped on air.

2 months, 1 week ago on Playing With Detail: <br/>20 Ways To Stand Out At A Car Show

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You should give Grassroots Motorsports a try - no "rice" (including stance), no JDM hype, no-nonsense approach to fast cars and even faster driving.

2 months, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye To Old Friends

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I liked Corvettes as a kid (and who didn't?), but then came Gran Turismo and everything changed. I've kinda lost sight of American motoring, but driving a 380hp 6-speed-automatic single cab pickup truck with a utility bed for a living, helped change that. Sure it's not fast per say, but it handles quite well for it's size and vehicle type, and that sound at full throttle? Priceless. Thanks GM.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed

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I hope Grassroots Motorsports never gets cancelled. And it probably won't, as old farts do like their rags. Subscribed for years to come, so you've got nothing on me!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Saying Goodbye To Old Friends

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Something about that Prelude...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Meet The 1/24 Style King

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@zero2sixtyZ @Larry Chen Nice car, man...always liked that generation of Maxima. Nice choice of rims too.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?

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@Jake Laird "Thanks to articles like these, however, the more mature enthusiasts among us have to work extra hard to eradicate the stereotype perpetuated by the morons depicted here."

I can relate...we have to go out of our way not to be lumped together with all this nonsense, yet we are hot rodders, speedhunters, gearheads, and car guys thru and thru. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted

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@Execute @PhatRainbows You are correct, sir. Those are factory AP1 taillights.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Porsche Hunting In A Honda

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@kuruma San @apex_DNA  RICE = Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement…back in late '90s it was Super Touring, now it's works-style.

3 months ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?

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@Bocket Runny  Louvers or lovers?

3 months ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?

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I honestly can't wait when all of the current trends are grouped together with "rice" from 15 years ago...but it will take time, think of 2014 as 2004 and you'll see what I mean. Some people understood what "rice" was back in 1998 or earlier, for others it took them another 6-8 years to get their blinders off.

3 months ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?

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Well said.

3 months ago on How To Build An Everyday Outlaw

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