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22nd Feb '18 1:43:52 PM Odacon_Spy
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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]].

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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 old, conservative luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] has had this done to it, modified it extensively while it was in his care, complete with garish dollar-sign rims.rims and a "La Cucaracha" horn. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had some performance upgrades installed]].installed as well]].
12th Feb '18 7:16:34 PM MazeMaker
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These modifications do not necessarily mean the car has any high [[AwesomeButImpractical performance capabilities]]. In fact, lowered suspensions, low-profile tires or poorly applied body kits can even add excessive weight and reduce the performance of these cars. Actual race cars have special low-weight bodies which are simply an extension of the car within, more than offseting any losses due to the excess material. Just adding the outer molding won't magically improve the engine. And since race cars don't have to deal with speedbumps or potholes, lowered suspensions and low-profile tires are just asking to be shredded on an average road, especially since few drivers of these actually bother to have a professional hydraulics job done (as it obviously costs quite a bit) in lieu of just taking an angle grinder to the springs. In regions where rough roads are common (particularly where the winters are rough, as bad winters equal tons of potholes and frostheaves), it is not at all unheard of for drivers of these to shatter their bumpers when going over particularly large bumps. Some vehicles actually have issues with their oil pans getting scraped or destroyed at the stock height (Volkswagens in particular), and tracing a long trail of oil that a slammed version of one of these left to find a vehicle with a seized engine and a pissed-off owner is not an uncommon sight in many areas.

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These modifications do not necessarily mean the car has any high [[AwesomeButImpractical performance capabilities]]. In fact, lowered suspensions, low-profile tires or poorly applied body kits can even add excessive weight and reduce the performance of these cars. Actual race cars have special low-weight bodies which are simply an extension of the car within, more than offseting any losses due to the excess material. Just adding the outer molding won't magically improve the engine. And since race cars don't have to deal with speedbumps or potholes, lowered suspensions and low-profile tires are just asking to be shredded on an average road, especially since few drivers of these actually bother to have a professional hydraulics job done (as it obviously costs quite a bit) in lieu of just taking an angle grinder to the springs. In regions where rough roads are common (particularly where the winters are rough, as bad winters equal tons of potholes and frostheaves), it is not at all unheard of for drivers of these to shatter their bumpers when going over particularly large bumps. Some vehicles actually have issues with their oil pans getting scraped or destroyed at the stock height (Volkswagens in particular), and tracing a long trail of oil that to find a slammed rice burner version of one of these left to find a vehicle with a seized engine and a pissed-off owner is not an uncommon sight in many areas.
28th Jan '18 4:47:30 PM nombretomado
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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 downright garish vehicles. Downplayed with the AI vehicles in ''Los Angeles''.

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* The ''MidnightClub'' ''VideoGame/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 downright garish vehicles. Downplayed with the AI vehicles in ''Los Angeles''.
28th Jan '18 3:22:14 PM AnotherDuck
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** Scion's entire brand identity was based doing likewise. The car itself cost a set, flat price, and the only factory option was whether to get manual or automatic. Then you would customize what ridiculous tat you want attached to it, and place the order online. Or just pick one up from a dealer if you don't want any.
* 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.
** Gentoo Linux users were criticized for being "ricers" since Gentoo requires manually compiling all packages but the compile options were configurable. This led to many users trying to use experimental options that ran the risk or reducing stability.

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** * Scion's entire brand identity was based doing likewise. The car itself cost a set, flat price, and the only factory option was whether to get manual or automatic. Then you would customize what ridiculous tat you want attached to it, and place the order online. Or just pick one up from a dealer if you don't want any.
* 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.
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Gentoo Linux users were criticized for being "ricers" since Gentoo requires manually compiling all packages but the compile options were configurable. This led to many users trying to use experimental options that ran the risk or reducing stability.
25th Jan '18 12:53:09 PM Reymma
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* Parodied at Fictitious Liveries; these [[http://www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk/photo.php?37999_bodykit.jpg photoshopped]] [[http://www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk/photo.php?37999_night.jpg images]] imagine similar changes being made to an [[CoolTrain English Electric Deltic locomotive]].
** This is probably a TakeThat aimed at a certain rolling stock operating company who painted one of these historic locomotives in its in-house colours, which [[http://www.geoffspages.co.uk/raildiary/9016_htm_files/23.jpg didn't look a whole lot better.]] Railfans in the UK were not amused.

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%% * Parodied at Fictitious Liveries; these [[http://www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk/photo.php?37999_bodykit.jpg photoshopped]] [[http://www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk/photo.php?37999_night.jpg images]] imagine similar changes being made to an [[CoolTrain English Electric Deltic locomotive]].
%% ** This is probably a TakeThat aimed at a certain rolling stock operating company who painted one of these historic locomotives in its in-house colours, which [[http://www.geoffspages.co.uk/raildiary/9016_htm_files/23.jpg didn't look a whole lot better.]] Railfans in the UK were not amused.
24th Jan '18 8:01:15 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''.
** Scion's entire brand identity was based doing likewise. The car itself cost a set, flat price, and the only factory option was whether to get manual or automatic. Then you would customize what ridiculous tat you want attached to it, and place the order online. Or just pick one up from a dealer if you don't want any.
* 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.
** Gentoo Linux users were criticized for being "ricers" since Gentoo requires manually compiling all packages but the compile options were configurable. This led to many users trying to use experimental options that ran the risk or reducing stability.
* 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.
24th Jan '18 4:13:36 PM 4444jdm
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24th Jan '18 4:08:57 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''.
** Scion's entire brand identity was based doing likewise. The car itself cost a set, flat price, and the only factory option was whether to get manual or automatic. Then you would customize what ridiculous tat you want attached to it, and place the order online. Or just pick one up from a dealer if you don't want any.
* 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.
** Gentoo Linux users were criticized for being "ricers" since Gentoo requires manually compiling all packages but the compile options were configurable. This led to many users trying to use experimental options that ran the risk or reducing stability.
* 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.
31st Dec '17 7:08:26 PM PeterFA
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** Gentoo Linux users were criticized for being "ricers" since Gentoo requires manually compiling all packages but the compile options were configurable. This led to many users trying to use experimental options that ran the risk or reducing stability.
27th Dec '17 2:02:31 AM ProfessorDetective
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* Takumi Fujiwara's car in ''Manga/InitialD'' is an aversion to the trope (the only cosmetic changes it undergoes are work-related; the car doubles as a delivery car). The series as a whole has examples that span the entire range between RiceBurner and [[WhatAPieceOfJunk Sleeper Car]].

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* Takumi Fujiwara's car in ''Manga/InitialD'' is an aversion to the trope (the only cosmetic changes it undergoes are work-related; the car doubles as a delivery car).The car's also used for take-out deliveries). The series as a whole has examples that span the entire range between RiceBurner and [[WhatAPieceOfJunk Sleeper Car]].



*** The hood change is described as functional, as it is yet another way of reducing the weight of the car, while keeping its overall balance. [[spoiler:It arrives after lighter front and rear lights, a fiberglass rear hatch and tweaked suspensions.]] Unfortunately, paint doesn't really sticks on heated carbon fiber, or else Takumi&CO would have probably painted the thing white... they have really no reason to publicize any deviation of the '86 from its original specs; although, by the time the hood comes around, plenty of data have already been collected by various rival teams.

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*** The hood change is described as functional, as it is yet another way of reducing the weight of the car, while keeping its overall balance. [[spoiler:It arrives after lighter front and rear lights, a fiberglass rear hatch and tweaked suspensions.]] Unfortunately, paint doesn't really sticks on stick to heated carbon fiber, or else Takumi&CO Takumi & Co. would have probably just painted the thing white... they have really no reason to publicize any deviation of the '86 from its original specs; although, although by the time the hood comes around, plenty of data have already been collected by various rival teams.
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