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13th Jan '16 4:23:06 PM BKelly95
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* One story arc in ''Manga/OverRev'' deals with the "Stock Car Wolf," an aspiring auto engineer who was obsessed with his father's "perfect" designs to the point that when his car was stolen and vandalized into a RiceBurner, he turned into a KnightTemplar who challenged owners of modded cars to race against his stock model, with the stipulation that if (''when'') they lost, [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity their cars would be taken and stripped of their mods.]] [[spoiler: It takes losing to a "super stock" car - one that has been "modded" with subtle improvements to the original parts (in reality, restoring the original vision of the car engineers, before the marketing department messed up the specs) - to make him see reason.]]
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* One story arc in ''Manga/OverRev'' deals with the "Stock Car Wolf," an aspiring auto engineer who was obsessed with his father's "perfect" designs to the point that when his car was stolen and vandalized into a RiceBurner, rice burner, he turned into a KnightTemplar who challenged owners of modded cars to race against his stock model, with the stipulation that if (''when'') they lost, [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity their cars would be taken and stripped of their mods.]] [[spoiler: It takes losing to a "super stock" car - one that has been "modded" with subtle improvements to the original parts (in reality, restoring the original vision of the car engineers, before the marketing department messed up the specs) - to make him see reason.]]

** The first movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' in particular. All cars we see racing in the former are purpose-built for racing; Dom's RX-7 can kill a Ferrari with ease. While ''Tokyo Drift'''s Japan segment doesn't have any straight-line racing, that doesn't mean the cars lack power. Remember Han's "Mona Lisa" Nissan Silvia? Skyline GT-R engine. Besides, Sean's car in the states is a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: a beat-up Buick that not only would make [[Film/DeathProof Stuntman Mike]] proud, but it can also keep up with a [[CoolCar Dodge Viper SRT-10]]. ** ''2Fast 2Furious'' is the only part in the series that really plays this trope straight — with those two Mitsubishis supplied by the police. Brian gets a yellow Evo wannabe, and Rome picks a purple FTO convertible. Both have flashy paint jobs and vinyls, but all that seems to be modded under the hoods is that the ECUs are bugged for surveillance. They require Brian and Rome's leet driving skills to outrun police cruisers, not to mention beating [[CoolCar a Hemi Challenger and a Yenko Camaro]] in a race.
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** The first movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' in particular. All cars we see racing in the former are purpose-built for racing; Dom's RX-7 Brian's Supra can kill a Ferrari with ease. While ''Tokyo Drift'''s Japan segment doesn't have any straight-line racing, that doesn't mean the cars lack power. Remember Han's "Mona Lisa" Nissan Silvia? Skyline GT-R engine. Besides, Sean's car in the states is a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: a beat-up Buick Monte Carlo that not only would make [[Film/DeathProof Stuntman Mike]] proud, but it can also keep up with a [[CoolCar Dodge Viper SRT-10]]. ** ''2Fast 2Furious'' is the only part in the series that really plays this trope straight — with those two Mitsubishis supplied by the police. Brian gets a yellow Evo wannabe, green Lancer Evolution, and Rome picks a purple FTO Eclipse convertible. Both have flashy paint jobs and vinyls, but all that seems to be modded under the hoods is that the ECUs [=ECUs=] are bugged for surveillance. They require Brian and Rome's leet driving skills to outrun police cruisers, not to mention beating [[CoolCar a Hemi Challenger and a Yenko Camaro]] in a race.

** In the "find the perfect car for a 17-year-old" challenge, Richard Hammond fitted his car with a body kit. Needless to say, it didn't stay attached very long.
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** In the "find the perfect car for a 17-year-old" challenge, Richard Hammond fitted his car with a body kit.kit (for a different model). Needless to say, it didn't stay attached very long.

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** In [[AC:StandUpComedy]] * Mike Merryfield discusses the "find trend [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om0IqXOvykY here]]. He focuses on the perfect car for a 17-year-old" challenge, Richard Hammond fitted his car large spoilers, stereo systems with role calls, and "fart cannon" mufflers (and briefly deals with a body kit. Needless to say, it didn't stay attached very long.heckler).
15th Nov '15 2:57:01 PM Llygodenfawr
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets".. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general. Such a vehicle contrasts sharply with a “Sleeper” or “Stealth” (known in the UK as a “Q-car” by extension from the naval “Q-ship,”) where the engine, brakes, suspension etc. have high performance modifications, but the outer appearance is of an [[BadassNormal ordinary stock model]], even with [[WhatAPieceOfJunk body damage or rust]].
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets".. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general. Such a vehicle contrasts sharply with a “Sleeper” or “Stealth” (known in the UK as a “Q-car” by extension from the naval “Q-ship,”) “Q-ship”,) where the engine, brakes, suspension etc. have high performance modifications, but the outer appearance is of an [[BadassNormal ordinary stock model]], even with [[WhatAPieceOfJunk body damage or rust]].
14th Nov '15 3:38:43 PM Odacon_Spy
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** When the presenters went to a drag strip in the USA with a Lexus LFA, the new Aston Martin Vanquish, and an SRT Viper and saw that they were up against young people in Mitsubishis and Subarus, they assumed that their victory was a foregone conclusion based on this trope. [[Subverted They discovered that their supercars were useless because their opponents had put as much effort into the engine bay as they had on the bodywork]].
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** When the presenters went to a drag strip in the USA with a Lexus LFA, the new Aston Martin Vanquish, and an SRT Viper and saw that they were up against young people in Mitsubishis and Subarus, they assumed that their victory was a foregone conclusion based on this trope. [[Subverted [[SubvertedTrope They discovered that their supercars were useless because their opponents had put as much effort into the engine bay as they had on the bodywork]].
14th Nov '15 3:38:07 PM Odacon_Spy
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** When the presenters went to a drag strip in the USA with a Lexus LFA, the new Aston Martin Vanquish, and an SRT Viper and saw that they were up against young people in Mitsubishis and Subarus, they assumed that their victory was a foregone conclusion based on this trope. They discovered that their supercars were useless because their opponents had put as much effort into the engine bay as they had on the bodywork.
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** When the presenters went to a drag strip in the USA with a Lexus LFA, the new Aston Martin Vanquish, and an SRT Viper and saw that they were up against young people in Mitsubishis and Subarus, they assumed that their victory was a foregone conclusion based on this trope. [[Subverted They discovered that their supercars were useless because their opponents had put as much effort into the engine bay as they had on the bodywork.bodywork]].
29th Sep '15 10:36:05 AM WillBGood
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* Although all the cars in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' and its sequels are high performance, they are commonly accused of responsibility for promoting this in {{real life}}.
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* Although all the cars in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' and its sequels are high performance, they are commonly accused of responsibility for promoting this in {{real life}}.
16th Sep '15 12:00:25 PM DragonRanger
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A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. Many times [[StrawmanFallacy invoked/parodied/referenced as an argument against car modification in general]]. The rough equivalent for trucks and [=SUVs=] is the HummerDinger or "bromobiles", which are usually older-model ([[TheAllegedCar and quite decrepit]]) pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] that are given liftkits, offroad tires, and other (mostly cosmetic) body mods, such as roof-mounted lights, rollcages, and smokestacks. Monster Energy and Fox Racing stickers are optional, and the mods tend to make them illegal to drive on public roads at the very least (some drivers try to get away with it by mounting the headlights on the bumper, but those still tend to be above legal height) and are usually inefficient and often very dangerous due to the huge weight imbalance and the fact that most of the liftkits haven't even been installed correctly, which means a heightened chance of rollovers or the liftkit just destroying itself when pushed too hard. Like the above, proper offroad performance vehicles tend to have special bodies designed to aid in handling the stress of driving on unsteady terrain while also being able to better withstand rollovers and other occurrences that would destroy a cheaply-modded vehicle. See also {{Itasha}} for the {{Otaku}} variant.
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A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. Many times [[StrawmanFallacy invoked/parodied/referenced as an argument against car modification in general]]. The rough equivalent for trucks and [=SUVs=] is the HummerDinger or "bromobiles", which are usually older-model ([[TheAllegedCar and quite decrepit]]) pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] that are given liftkits, offroad tires, and other (mostly cosmetic) body mods, such as roof-mounted lights, rollcages, and smokestacks. Monster Energy and Fox Racing stickers are optional, and the mods tend to make them illegal to drive on public roads at the very least (some drivers try to get away with it by mounting the headlights on the bumper, but those still tend to be above legal height) and are usually inefficient and often very dangerous due to the huge weight imbalance and the fact that most of the liftkits haven't even been installed correctly, which means a heightened chance of rollovers or the liftkit just destroying itself when pushed too hard. Like the above, proper offroad performance vehicles tend to have special bodies designed to aid in handling the stress of driving on unsteady terrain while also being able to better withstand rollovers and other occurrences that would destroy a cheaply-modded vehicle. Japan has its own variation in "decoration trucks", or "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekotora dekotora]]" for short, which applies Rice Burner aesthetics to big rigs. A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. Many times [[StrawmanFallacy invoked/parodied/referenced as an argument against car modification in general]]. See also {{Itasha}} for the {{Otaku}} variant.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', one of Drive's various car-themed powerups is a dekotora called Deco Traveller. It's not seen very often and Drive hasn't even used its powers himself, but on its own it can generate chains to ensnare enemies.

* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekotora dekotora]].
6th Sep '15 11:54:27 AM nombretomado
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* Every ''NeedForSpeed'' game from ''Underground'' to ''Undercover''. Especially when you make the mistake of doing it without putting any actual performance upgrades into the car first, which can make the game {{unwinnable}}. Worst of all, they don't affect performance whatsover - positive or negative, with the exception of ''[=ProStreet=]'', in which they add [[AwesomeButImpractical drag, downforce and weight.]]
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* Every ''NeedForSpeed'' ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' game from ''Underground'' ''[[VideoGame/NeedForSpeedUnderground Underground]]'' to ''Undercover''. Especially when you make the mistake of doing it without putting any actual performance upgrades into the car first, which can make the game {{unwinnable}}. Worst of all, they don't affect performance whatsover - positive or negative, with the exception of ''[=ProStreet=]'', in which they add [[AwesomeButImpractical drag, downforce and weight.]]
4th Sep '15 3:05:20 PM SolidSonicTH
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** The 2015 game offers reputation bonuses based on visual modification, as well as success in other areas (such as speed, style, and outrunning the police).
3rd Sep '15 5:23:10 PM ServerusSnope
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* The ''MidnightClub'' series has a few of these in the first two games, but the trope really starts to become prevalent in ''DUB Edition'', where you'll find legions of AI racers with riced vehicles. The AI becomes more tasteful about designing their rides in ''Los Angeles'', though.
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* The ''MidnightClub'' series has a few of these in the first two games, but the trope really starts to become prevalent in ''DUB Edition'', where you'll find legions of AI racers with riced downright garish vehicles. The Downplayed with the AI becomes more tasteful about designing their rides vehicles in ''Los Angeles'', though.Angeles''.
30th Aug '15 12:11:41 PM REV6Pilot
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* Every ''NeedForSpeed'' game from ''Underground'' to ''Undercover''. Especially when you do it without putting any actual performance upgrades into the car first. ** Worst of all, they don't affect performance whatsover - positive or negative, with the exception of ''[=ProStreet=]'', in which they add [[AwesomeButImpractical drag, downforce and weight.]]
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* Every ''NeedForSpeed'' game from ''Underground'' to ''Undercover''. Especially when you do make the mistake of doing it without putting any actual performance upgrades into the car first. ** first, which can make the game {{unwinnable}}. Worst of all, they don't affect performance whatsover - positive or negative, with the exception of ''[=ProStreet=]'', in which they add [[AwesomeButImpractical drag, downforce and weight.]]

* Every ''NeedForSpeed'' game from ''Underground'' to ''Undercover''. Especially when you do it without putting any actual performance upgrades into ** In ''Most Wanted'' and ''Carbon'', ricing up the car first. ** Worst of all, they don't affect performance whatsover - positive or negative, with has a practical use: it makes it harder to recognize by the exception of ''[=ProStreet=]'', in which they add [[AwesomeButImpractical drag, downforce police. It's not necessary to make extensive modifications, though, and weight.]]a few mods like roof scoops and hood details barely make a difference. Usually a change in paint job works well enough.

** Customizing was one of the new features made available in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' - though some cars are much better suited to it (hint: an actual sports car can take more modifications and already goes fast anyway). In keeping with the trope, most of these will make no difference whatsoever to the car's performance, a notable exception being the NitroBoost.
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** Customizing was one of the new features made available in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' - though some cars are much better suited to it (hint: an actual sports car can take more modifications and already goes fast anyway). In keeping with the trope, most of these will make no difference whatsoever to the car's performance, a notable performance. The ''only'' exception being is the NitroBoost.

** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] has had this done to it, complete with garish dollar-sign rims. Michael is not amused. To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had performance upgrades installed.
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** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] has had this done to it, complete with garish dollar-sign rims. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had performance upgrades installed.installed]].
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