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Not sure whether serious or not.
All I wanted to know is if any of BBS' technology and know-how used in F1 trickled down directly to that particular consumer wheel like in the case of Enkei's RPF1 wheel.
1 month, 1 week ago on Wider Than You: A Fatty Lotus Exige
I must be thinking about Vamos then (as it was called in Japan, I believe those sold in the UK had a different name).
I see. To us Americans it's sorta of a unicorn as it was never sold here, and before the wide-spread use of Internet we only knew about it thru British car mags.
@kphillips9936 Didn't Lotus use Honda B and K-series engines at one point?
@hypodermic @KrisMoffatt What's wrong with a Mondeo ST220 again?
@Perry Kveton @ChrisRacer1 Were BBS RS' used in Formula 1 like RPF1s were?
I'd say it's 95% perfect.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nob’s Personal Ride: The T&e S15 Silvia
"You know Honda did something right when cars like the EG6 are still so popular 20 years after their debut."
More like EVERYTHING right…'90s Hondas are still considered the best FF platform ever made.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gallery>>hondas At Tsukuba, Pt. I
@Emptypie They do use wheelie bars but not for that purpose, so they're called traction bars instead.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Interviewing The Sport Compact Legend
Whatever happened to Sonoma event?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Texans! Is Your Car Next?
@smokinimages Good shot.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Lizard Hunting In The Big Apple
@Fartonyourlip TE37s should've been BNR34 factory wheels...and they were, in a 5-spoke variation called the GT-LM4, on the Z-Tune model.
Speedhunting? I think so.
I say less stance and more old school ICE, please.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Eye Candy From StanceNation Japan
The last car just oozes style…more shakotan goodness please!!
@Nikhil_P You want DeathHunters?
2 months ago on Meeting The Angry Pandas
@Skreamies And legendary too. Abflug is synonymous with Mid Night Club.
2 months ago on All The Flavours Of StanceNation Japan
I think the reason why Japan gets away with anything done to motor vehicles is because they do it for the sake of it, impressing people they don't like comes second, or doesn't come at all.
Love the OZ Racing wheels on the Abarth, wish they came in 15" sizes.
I agree. '90s designs are best!!
2 months ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born
@jdmspeed @AdamBezzegh Agreed. Sounds like he's a closet "ricer" waiting to come out.
2 months ago on Discussion: Can You Make A Ferrari 458 Better Looking Than It Already Is?
@JDM_Luca @Gianluca FairladyZ When you can't improve a car, then you simply cannot improve a said car…everything that you'll do thinking that it'll improve it (especially at such high level of engineering as Ferrari's) will only make it worse. In the end, if you're not sure about whether a modification will improve a car or won't, then you shouldn't be touching the car, period - you'll only lower the car's resale value and value of the car itself. I wish more people used their heads before ruining their cars in the name of the latest trend.
Most modifications are subjective ("beauty is in the eye of beholder" as they say), but why the drilled rotors?
Can't wait until next feature!!
2 months ago on European Hill Climbing Personified:</br> Opel Kadett Howler
@hushypushy AT Civics had amber/clear corner lights too (w/o side markers) in both US and Japan (EDM Civics were the first with clear-only corners and amber side markers), so it only makes sense he continued the theme with his EF.
2 months ago on A Civic Shuttle That Proves There’s More Than One Way To Have Fun
@Pancakes @apex_DNA No, but the Super Touring-style rear wings, front splitters, muffler tips, upsized wheels/tires, and racing livery got the ball rolling. Then came the VeilSide-replica aero kits, "fart-cans", heavy large diameter wheels, wild graphics, etc. It was a matter of time before the real stupidity began with neon undercarriage lighting and all the tackiness associated with "Racing Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement".
Clear taillights was a Euro thing that got integrated into the "import scene" later on, just like the current "stance" trend which is usually "blamed" on Japanese VIP and drift culture, but Europeans have been doing it since the '80s - look at some of their wide-body cars from that time period, most are running wide low offset wheels with stretched rubber.
Sure it wasn't just Super Touring that "inspired" these kind of modifications, there was also a bit of "lowrider euro" and original "sport compact" style that had a hand in developing this style (or lack of it).
In the end, this is only my opinion based on my limited knowledge, understanding, and exposure to said phenomena.
2 months ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars
@rabernd Why is it evil smelling? If anything it'll smell like a hot rod that it is.
2 months ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
Amazing story-telling (and photography).
2 months, 1 week ago on Ascend To The Green Heaven In St. Ursanne
Is it just me or does the Porsche in opening photo appear to be moving if you stare at it long enough?
I personally like 930's US bumpers, so what's you problem? Haha...
On a more serious note, I love how most of the older cars in the post are wearing meaty tires and a low stance.
2 months, 1 week ago on Daikoku PA: Who Needs Museums?
@JakWhite But that doesn't stop the media from continuing to shame us into buying these contraptions.
2 months, 1 week ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?
@XTad French "TAXI" movies are best!!
2 months, 1 week ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars
More articles like this, please.
Super Touring is more or less responsible for the "rice" phenomenon, BUT to us mere mortals this type of racing was as good as it got, and the "race on sunday, sell on monday" approach only made the "relationship" that much stronger.
Voting for my comrade and his S13 from the Fail Crew.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Cars Of July
I'm having a deja vu moment here...wasn't this car featured here before, with a similar title to boot?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Devil’s Golf
I'm beginning to see a trend here.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on When An 8.3L V10 Swap Just Isn’t Enough…
Although the "strength" of tea shouldn't have anything to do with taste, it sometimes does...haha
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Looks Like A Volvo, Pulls Like A V10 BMW,</b> Brakes Like A Porsche
Not my cup of tea, but that engine bay is sex.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Looks Like A Volvo, Pulls Like A V10 BMW,</b> Brakes Like A Porsche
Now this is some REAL Speedhunting!! More articles like this, please.
3 months ago on Believe It Or Not: Ferraris, Rolls, Lambos…</br> & A DeLorean Live Here
@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 months ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@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.
@Paddy McGrath I doubt anything deemed unpopular these days i.e. certain FWD vehicles would "challenge peoples's tastes".
@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.
@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.
@Jagdroach Would you honestly say the same thing 10-15 years ago?
I sense a double-standard.
@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.
@TarmacTerrorist We DID move on "as a culture", under the guise of political-correctness.
The front end conversion would look even better if it was on a coupe.
@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.