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post #1 of 95
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They are all slightly different. Do you like them? Which one is the best? For your information, they are Acura Integras w/ custom headlights and body kits.



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post #2 of 95
If I had to pick one I'd go with the white one. IMO it's the most visually coherent looking.
post #3 of 95
Giant wing on the back of a street car == extremely lame.
post #4 of 95
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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>Giant wing on the back of a street car == extremely lame.</strong><hr></blockquote>

so you like the white one then?
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post #5 of 95
.... so I guess that means I vote for the bottom one (slightly better than the white one, as the white one looks TOO lowered)
post #6 of 95
Even though the bottom one has a bigger wing? You can see it through the rear window.
post #7 of 95
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These make me wanna say "bye" to my Jag.
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post #8 of 95
I'd take a Jag over any of them.
post #9 of 95
I guess I'd say all those cars are "trying too hard." Sadly, I'd say a stock Integra is more attractive (and cheaper and more practical) than any of them.

And a Jag definitely wins the day over all of 'em! G4Dude, no offense, but I can't see the appeal in these cars, for a guy who already has a Jag.
post #10 of 95
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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>I guess I'd say all those cars are "trying too hard." Sadly, I'd say a stock Integra is more attractive (and cheaper and more practical) than any of them.

And a Jag definitely wins the day over all of 'em! G4Dude, no offense, but I can't see the appeal in these cars, for a guy who already has a Jag.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I think the front end of the stock integra is **** personally. These would toast my jag. They are hella fast. Probably when I go to college and need somewhat reliable transportation, I'll get an Integra, until then, Jag
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post #11 of 95
I always wondered... how the heck do those stupid riced-up cars get around town anyways? They look too low to clear a speedbump-- and SoCal seems to be full of those...
post #12 of 95
Hi,

I have no idea what an Acura Integra is. Is it American, or is it from Korea, or Japan? Is it another name for a car sold here in the UK/Europe? Also, as they must be two-a-penny over there, what do you think of a Chrysler Neon? They are incredibly good value here - 2.0litre, automatic, leather, CDplayer, traction control, good safety, etc for only 13000 pounds.

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post #13 of 95
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[quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:
<strong>Hi,

I have no idea what an Acura Integra is. Is it American, or is it from Korea, or Japan? Is it another name for a car sold here in the UK/Europe? Also, as they must be two-a-penny over there, what do you think of a Chrysler Neon? They are incredibly good value here - 2.0litre, automatic, leather, CDplayer, traction control, good safety, etc for only 13000 pounds.

David</strong><hr></blockquote>
In the USA, the higher priced Hondas are badged as Acura, this is only in the US though. As for the DODGE Neon, I like that car a lot. The headlights are kind of ugly but it is a good car and next years SRT-4 model is really fast. "two-a-penny?" is that the same as a dime-a-dozen?

[ 03-04-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
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post #14 of 95
Unless every single one of those abominations are turbocharged with a FMIC, there is no reason to stick the huge "mouth" on the front. And if they're not turbocharged then they are all slow as hell. If I had to choose, it would have to be the white one, sans the stupid stickers.

If you are intent on buying something like this, please stay away from "bling bling" rims and garish stickers advertising modifications that you do not possess. If you want to go fast, then buy a fast car. Don't try to make something look fast when it is not.
post #15 of 95
Yikes how do you get into those cars? Fall into them? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #16 of 95
If I had to choose I'd take the most expensive one and sell it before I had to touch it.

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That's a big "nay" from groverat.

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post #17 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:
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As for the DODGE Neon, I like that car a lot. The headlights are kind of ugly but it is a good car and next years SRT-4 model is really fast. "two-a-penny?" is that the same as a dime-a-dozen?

[ 03-04-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</strong><hr></blockquote>


G4Dude - The Neon is a Chrysler here in Europe - and yes, two a penny is a dime a dozen. Also, is Dodge or Chrysler a more prestige marque in the USA - Chrysler only sell the neon, pt cruiser, voyager and viper in the UK, so Chrysler badge them all.

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post #18 of 95
These cars are not beautifull, especially t he huge mouth in the front, which is ugly. In generally i hate aeredynamics appendice on a car. Look at a Ferrari, great aerodynamic but not wing at the back : strictely forbidden by Ferrari for consumers cars.
If the design of a car is perfect is does not need customization.
post #19 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>These cars are not beautifull, especially t he huge mouth in the front, which is ugly. In generally i hate aeredynamics appendice on a car. Look at a Ferrari, great aerodynamic but not wing at the back : strictely forbidden by Ferrari for consumers cars.
If the design of a car is perfect is does not need customization.</strong><hr></blockquote>


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post #20 of 95
I generally dig European designs, usually very functional and sleek.

Those cars are just... *shudder*
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post #21 of 95
Wow! Ricers!

If I had to choose one Id say the last oen, the silver one. Why? I like silver, and I hate having logos on my car. Also I cant stand all the lights, so the blacks out.
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post #23 of 95
Now that's a bit better!

It seems to me that with these heavily-modded cars, the only people you're impressing is other people who drive heavily-modded cars, and girls under 18. Of course, if you're a guy under 18, that could be a decent thing.

I know a few people into those kinds of "tricked out" cars, and every single other person I know thinks they're ridiculous. What's the point of buying a car for ten grand and putting another ten grand in fiberglass wings and neon and gauges and stickers all over the thing? You end up spending twenty grand for a car that's worth just barely the ten you started with. Just buy a twenty thousand dollar car and be done with it. You'll have something a hell of a lot nicer than you will with the the "ten plus ten" plan.
post #24 of 95
Ohh, alliance... close but no cigar!!



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post #25 of 95
well we're in the process of selling the S2k, so i guess i cant post any more pics, eh?
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post #26 of 95
fluffy, if yer gonna post a vette, post a Z06
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post #27 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>fluffy, if yer gonna post a vette, post a Z06 </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah I know. I just love roadsters... you can understand that, no?
post #28 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Fluffy:
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Yeah I know. I just love roadsters... you can understand that, no? </strong><hr></blockquote>

of course. but then again, the C5 aint yer prototypical roadster.
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post #29 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
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of course. but then again, the C5 aint yer prototypical roadster. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Miata?
post #30 of 95
Seems to me most ricers should also have a wing at the front of the car, since these cars are typically FWD.
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post #31 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Fluffy:
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Miata? </strong><hr></blockquote>

kinda. i was thinkin more along the lines of S2k, boxter S, M roadster...
speed plus manueverability.
miatas are just too slow...
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post #32 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Seems to me most ricers should also have a wing at the front of the car, since these cars are typically FWD.</strong><hr></blockquote>

yeah, or they should all have large rotating halogen lights on the roof and hood. they'd be used to identify young, incapable drivers at huge distances. we could call them 'lame lights'.
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post #33 of 95
[quote] kinda. i was thinkin more along the lines of S2k, boxter S, M roadster...
speed plus manueverability.
miatas are just too slow... <hr></blockquote>

All decent cars, but they all need mods to be really fast. I'd like to see someone drop the M3s straight six into the s2k though... would it even fit? I just don't like high strung engines.
post #34 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>It seems to me that with these heavily-modded cars, the only people you're impressing is other people who drive heavily-modded cars, and girls under 18. Of course, if you're a guy under 18, that could be a decent thing.</strong><hr></blockquote>

As an 18 year old guy, I couldn't agree more. Besides, think about how many tickets you'd get in one of those things. Stealth is the name of the game for me:



Maybe I'll actually take a picture of mine one of these days, but it looks almost exactly like this.

Oh, and it puts down about 320 HP at the wheels.
post #35 of 95
Boardering on riceburners, but the black one isnt so bad.
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post #36 of 95
Bordering?!
post #37 of 95
1990 Celica is the basic chick car. Nice car, but for a 10 year-old model of similar vein I'd go with an Integra. Celica=a bit too feminine.
post #38 of 95
Any car that I drive needs to be able to clear a medium sized pinecone and/or squirrel. Still, those are all pretty awesome. I've always been partial to the Jags, myself.
post #39 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Fluffy:
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All decent cars, but they all need mods to be really fast. I'd like to see someone drop the M3s straight six into the s2k though... would it even fit? I just don't like high strung engines.</strong><hr></blockquote>

err, are you daft? an m roadster = m3 engine in roadster body. it's plenty fast (5.0 0-60) stock...
post #40 of 95
First of all I'm going to say that pre-94 jags are pieces of road-trash. These are full blown ricers. . . What a waste of money though.

I have always wondered about ricers. They spend a lot of money trying to make their slow Hondas go fast, when it would end up costing the same in the end to buy a car that is fast to begin with.

In the words of a guy I know who has owned 3 different Hondas (Civic Si, Prelude, Integra Type R). "I like Hondas, but I wanted to go fast, so that's why I got the Rx-7."

By the way, if you are a big Integra fan, go for the sleeper: totally normal body with turbo. Preferably with the vtec badge removed.

I own an Rx-7 myself. I know how much body kits cost. For the price of a high-end body kit you could drop in a Greddy turbo. Even better, get the 2.0 (or 2.2 or whatever's in the Prelude) and put the turbo on it. Even so you'd be hard pressed to break 13 unless you're forcing an unholy amount of boost. You'll also need to get a new clutch plate and a new engine computer. It all adds up. To make a Honda fast (somewhat safely), it takes as much as $10k of work, not including the body kit.

Of course, the real bottom line is that chicks seem to dig the Rx-7 more than the ricers.
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