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3rd Nov '16 8:58:31 AM DeltaDart
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[[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]] has a [[TwoDecadesBehind more limited]] article [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_burner here]], and a more matching definition [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_racer here]].
19th Oct '16 12:52:52 PM DeltaDart
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* Wei-Chen's car at the end of ''ComicBook/AmericanBornChinese''.
29th Sep '16 11:20:42 AM TheCuza
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* Creator/GabrielIglesias was heckled by a group of Latino street thugs for driving a VW Beetle. "Ey, how you get in there, ese?!" He came back to that area after having riced it up. They still heckled him. "Check it out, ey! It's ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Fat and the Furious]]''!"
4th Sep '16 11:24:13 PM erforce
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* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''ThePinkPanther''

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* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''ThePinkPanther''''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''
4th Aug '16 6:10:52 PM DoctorCooper
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* There was a time when Volvo thought a great way of patronizing a whole generation of buyers was by releasing versions of their cars ''that came prepackaged with this crap''.
* Some PC enthusiasts use "ricer" as a term referring to extravagantly pimped-out [=PCs=] where people have paid a fortune to load up on cosmetic things like [=LEDs=], when that money could have gone towards actually improving performance.
* In Japan, the Bosozoku gangs take this [[UpToEleven trope and run with it it]]. [[http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/f/1285049389/bosozoku_xB_front.jpg This is one of the tamer examples]].
* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod Rat Rod culture]] is an inversion of this trope. They take the framework of any 1920s-1960s era car scavenged from the various junkyards they can get to and install only a high performance engine and other goodies into the hood (sometimes without it), revamping the upholstery, suspension system and tires while leaving the rusty bodywork untouched to give off a pretty unflattering and homely take of TheAestheticsOfTechnology, as well as parodying the Hot Rod culture.
29th Jul '16 4:54:09 PM 4444jdm
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[[AC:RealLife]]
* There was a time when Volvo thought a great way of patronizing a whole generation of buyers was by releasing versions of their cars ''that came prepackaged with this crap''.
* Some PC enthusiasts use "ricer" as a term referring to extravagantly pimped-out [=PCs=] where people have paid a fortune to load up on cosmetic things like [=LEDs=], when that money could have gone towards actually improving performance.
* In Japan, the Bosozoku gangs take this [[UpToEleven trope and run with it it]]. [[http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/f/1285049389/bosozoku_xB_front.jpg This is one of the tamer examples]].
* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod Rat Rod culture]] is an inversion of this trope. They take the framework of any 1920s-1960s era car scavenged from the various junkyards they can get to and install only a high performance engine and other goodies into the hood (sometimes without it), revamping the upholstery, suspension system and tires while leaving the rusty bodywork untouched to give off a pretty unflattering and homely take of TheAestheticsOfTechnology, as well as parodying the Hot Rod culture.
2nd Jun '16 8:30:31 PM DeltaDart
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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 rarely 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, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. 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.

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially 90s Honda coupes.Civics. 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 rarely 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, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. 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.
2nd Jun '16 8:28:32 PM DeltaDart
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Aesthetics such as large tailpipes, or “fart cannons,” spoilers, fake hood scoops, big rims, neon lighting strips, imitation badging, fake decals, loud exhaust systems, bright neon paint, and racing stripes ("go faster stripes") are added in an attempt to look fast and emulate professional race cars. Excessively low ground clearance and overly cambered ("stanced" or "hellaflush") tires are also common, as are spacers to spread the tires out and allow for them to be cambered even further, thereby lowering the profile even more. Fire extinguishers are often included inside the vehicle; it is true that these vehicles have a higher-than-normal chance of catching on fire, but that is usually due to botched wiring and badly-installed engine mods rather than anything performance-based.

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Aesthetics such as large tailpipes, large, loud exhaust pipes, or “fart cannons,” spoilers, fake hood scoops, big rims, rims (more often hubcaps), chrome or clear "Altezza" tail lights, neon lighting strips, imitation badging, fake decals, loud exhaust systems, bright neon paint, and racing stripes ("go faster stripes") stripes"), and flame jobs are added in an attempt to look fast and emulate professional race cars. Excessively low ground clearance and overly cambered ("stanced" or "hellaflush") tires are also common, as are spacers to spread the tires out and allow for them to be cambered even further, thereby lowering the profile even more. Fire extinguishers are often included inside the vehicle; it is true that these vehicles have a higher-than-normal chance of catching on fire, but that is usually due to botched wiring and badly-installed engine mods rather than anything performance-based.



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 rarely 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". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. 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.

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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 rarely 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) Jettas, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. 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.
13th Apr '16 6:42:44 PM roothorick
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* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
14th Feb '16 1:51:38 PM DeltaDart
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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 rarely 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". Recently, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[Inherently Funny Words funny]]. 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.

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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 rarely 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". Recently, Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[Inherently Funny Words [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. 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.
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