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    Mods you can't stand

    Boiled rice, fried rice, steamed rice, congee, risotto, whatever - some of those ricey cars do annoy me.

    What modification do you find really annoying? Let's get the ball rolling. Here's two to start off with.

    Blow Off Valves - aaarrrrrgh, how can any one like that "kerpoooossch" sound. They generally don't improve performance either. You know, you're just walking through the peaceful carpark, then some twit has to show off his BOV and drive like a moron - they just fit together perfectly.

    Actually, why they bother when they can just get a <a href="http://www.sunamiturbo.com/" target="_blank">bunch of speakers</a> to do the same job is beyond me. It's about as useful as a BOV anyway.

    Milo can exhausts on little four cylinder cars - I am yet to hear an aftermarket exhaust on a four cylinder that sounds good. 5, 6 or 8 cylinders - they can sound good, but on a 4, they just sound like you gave your car baked beans for breakfast, instead of Optimax Instead of a shopping trolley, you now have a flatulent shopping trolley!

    I guess the thing common to these two is that they both make noise. With visual pollution, you can generally just look away, with sound pollution, it's not always practical to close your ears.

    So, what mods can't you stand. Let it all out now

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    What really annoyed me in Terminator 3 was that Lexus SC430 that the hot terminator chick drives at the start sounds like its had its 4.3 V8 modified to sound like a highly sprung 2.0 L4!

    Toyota must have paid big bucks for their exposure in the movie...

    Anyway, mods that annoy me most are hub caps that are supposed to look like mags, problem is you can see the steel wheels behind the gaudy fake chrome.
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    17"" or 18"" wheels on a car that came standard with 14's.
    It looks bloody stupid !!!!

    Oh, and it's not just the rice boys that are guilty of tastlessness. The flannel wearing V8 brigade with with their bonnet scoops that look like a Mcdonalds rubbish bin. IDIOTS !!!! What, are you guys catching bugs or something !?!?

    And if I see just one more "Pornstar", "No Fear", or "Bad Boy/Bitch" sticker on the back window of another rusty, smokey old Commonbore, I am going to scream. Buy a new car instead of more stickers dammit !!!

    I think that's everything.
    Might have a bit of a lay down now.

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    It's okay, let it all out.

    This is very therapeutic

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    I just like it when you get Commonbore and foulcan drivers that put the big stickers across there window that say "Holden" or "Falcon", im glad they do cause otherwise i wouldnt know what sort of a car it was :p :p :p

    Also the jap cars that are the base model, like a Impreza RX that has the full WRX body kit and wheels, but you can pick its a non-turbo by the single exhaust pipe, trying to say its better than it is.

    Also any car with neons outside the car like the LED washer nozzels, and undercar neons.
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    Yes the NEONS!!! there is a guy at work with a VN exec commodore, stock 3.8 V6, but he has spent over $2000 on neons, or so he says. it even has stock hubcaps, but has a fake police siren too.

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    Mods I HATE:

    -fluffy dice
    -figurines stuck on the dashboard
    -almost any kind of plastic hubcap
    -almost any kind of sticker
    -almost any kind of body kit
    -almost any kind of chromed alloy wheel (as opposed to chromed steel wheels, ala the Porsche 356, which look cool)

    I use the word "almost" because there are exceptions.

    Oh, and I hate big speakers too!

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    I hope AussieFrogs stickers are included in the exceptions. :p

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    davemcbean:
    Mods I HATE:

    -almost any kind of plastic hubcap
    Does that go for factory hubcaps too? I don't really know of many who have hubcaps as mods. I think the factory hubcaps on my 307 look fine, actually quite a few didn't realise they were hubcaps.

    Most factory hubcaps seem pretty non-offensive.

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    Oh, and I hate big speakers too!
    Hmmn, I think I can fall into this category, within reason.

    There seem to be two schools of though when it comes to subwoofers. Some people think they're just for volume. Others realise that they're actually designed to produce extremely low frequencies that are not possible from standard speakers. Some systems with the super dooper mega subwoofers are just loud, but don't really sound great - "muddy" bass is what comes to mind.

    When it comes to sound, I'm one of those people who prefer quality to volume. Seems like too many down Chapel St seem to prefer the latter Ahwell, if you really need to be noticed, so be it.

    Basically, I think when it comes to mods, I'm not a fan of the "look at me, I have a small..." mods

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    Here in Canberra land these popular brain storming creations are becoming popular even though a bit dated in Sydneytown;

    1. Black wheels on the rear, in a smaller diameter than the oversized mag on the front. This was popular at Summernats when the V8 boys did their burnouts. Now the Mirage/Lancer set are doing it on their front wheel drives. What the?

    2. Oversized reflective TEMPE TYRES stickers across the lower edge of the front windscreen EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T EVEN LIVE NEAR TEMPE TO GET THEIR TYRES!!! They live in Queanbeyan!
    AAARRRGGGH!!!!!

    3. Combination lowered springs on the rear and standards on the front so that the car looks like it will take off? Or does it have a boot full of gold?
    Helps to lay the seats back too so that you have to hang onto the top edge of the steering wheel to control the VL.
    Shall I keep going with the little wogboy look of sitting to the left of the drivers seat and removing the head restraints because it looks good?
    Ever heard of whiplash?

    4. Stupid little Craig David skullcaps. Most commonly seen in VL's wth all the above mods...

    I'll have a lay down too now.
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    I almost forgot, as per Pug 307's favourite mods - I love it when those big speakers vibrate the number plate frame or rear speaker deck so much that all you can hear-----> is the number plate frame rattling as the thing drives past. Most common on KE-KF Lasers currently!

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    the thing that i hate the most is went they have a big sticker of

    tempe tyers and ozzy tyers
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    Working in Granville, I know all about BOV's and Sub's. I'm sure other Sydney siders will agree! There have been times at work when you have to stop talking to a customer on the phone and wait for the traffic lights to go green

    I too hate the Tempe Tyres stickers, although I have to admit they've done a wonderful job of marketing themselves!

    My hate is wings/spoilers of ANY sort on a front wheel drive car. I mean, derrrrrr if you're hoping that wing will do anything, it'll be putting more downforce on your rear wheels and consequentially taking some off the front wheels. The exception there is deflectors like on 306's and Citroen C3's which I would assume are for aerodynamics.

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    My hate is wings/spoilers of ANY sort on a front wheel drive car. I mean, derrrrrr if you're hoping that wing will do anything, it'll be putting more downforce on your rear wheels and consequentially taking some off the front wheels. The exception there is deflectors like on 306's and Citroen C3's which I would assume are for aerodynamics.

    Derek
    And of course the subtle wings on the rear of XMs?!! mallet

    Try working in a TAFE College - you see all sorts of crap. Great thing is that if we see the boys and girls doing dangerous things or playing music that is loud enough to rattle the furniture inside our office, we can get their rego and they are banned from the carpark tongue dance

    I'll try to compile a list... whistle
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    The SUNAMI will simulate the “psssst” noise generated from the blow off valve of a turbo-equipped vehicle.
    ROFL.

    I hate rice burners, but larger mags I can deal with And I like such things as colour coding black bumpers...but I am also a fan of keeping a car "standard" I mean I bought a new gearnob for my car, but thats only cause my old one cracked and my car was outa warrenty

    I got a stainless steel exhaust after I cracked my muffler and peugeot took 5 weeks to order a new one in...wasted a day taking my car to the dealer, then the discover they ordered a rear muffler rather then a center muffler, so I would have to wait another 5 weeks. Well 5 days later I get random breath tested and the cop listen to the f*#ked up muffler and issues me with a defect, I take it to the nearest Midas shop, the remove the exhaust, replace it and weld up the muffler for half the price My car now makes a slightly deeper note, but the exhaust is still not noticible

    What I hate is blowoff valves that flutter at 1,000RPM, sounds so lame.

    and I hate people who cruise through shopping centers in first gear doing 6,000rpm just so that you can hear how "sweet" their car is.
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    well i must say that i do have my system up in my car,but went i get to shopping centers,set of lights or anywere there people, i turn my system right down as i get a little
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    I don't mind system's I havn't got one, but planning on possibly getting a head deck and using the factory speakers in my car, but that all depends on my financial situation, which is grim right now wink

    And also the fact that my car makes a very slightly deeper sound means that every1 wants to take you on at the lights, makes for fun driving I hate drainpipes though, they look Awful on a hatch!

    the other thing that I think looks dogey are those guys driving around in their cars with those red, white and blue stickers on the back with a green frog in the middle and some web adress "www.aussuefrogs.com" or something like that...they bug me!!! roll_lau
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    I don't really "hate" rice, it is an abomination that the world would be far prettier without, but it's their money I guess. What gets under my skin is when the ricers seem to think that the fibreglass, LEDs and neons turns them into Manuel Fangio incarnate, and gives them licence to duck, weave, speed, and generally drive recklessly through heavy traffic, BOV-sounds and exhaust-farting in tow.

    I think that the European stance on performance car styling is far better (e.g. BMW M-series, Audi S-series, AMG Mercedes.) Signs of the car's performance are kept subtle, and keeps the car's 'dignity' intact.

    I saw a great print ad for the Audi S4 once that was a photo of a greyhound track, with the dogs leaping out the starting gate. Sitting there, lazing about in one gate, was a cheetah. The caption was something to the effect of, "Performance is all about being quietly confident in your abilities."

    I do love the irony in how many people justify spending all this money on plastic crap as an effort to "personalise" their car, but in the end it will inevitably look just like any other riced out car of the same make/model. How many Lancer coupes with "Evo" bodykits, blue LED washer lights, and huge wheels (with about 5mm of tyre sidewall) do we really need on the roads, anyway? :p

    And if I see just one more "Pornstar", "No Fear", or "Bad Boy/Bitch" sticker on the back window of another rusty, smokey old Commonbore, I am going to scream. Buy a new car instead of more stickers dammit !!!
    Don't forget the Jim Beam sticker, standard issue for any older Falcodore (especially utes -- maybe Derek needs one for the work ute! :p )

    My shortlist of rice pet hates:

    "Altezza" style lights. They don't really look all that good on the IS200, they look crap on the 3-series compact, worse on the Mazda 6, and absolutely hideous on anything else. NO NO NO!

    LED windscreen washer lights. How can something so pissy, captivate people so much so that they choose to illegally fit them?

    18 inch wheels on pissy "shopping trolley" cars, which show off the tiny brake discs (don't forget the rear drums) for all to see. Of course to add performance, these brake parts are coloured colours bright enough to cause blindness when viewed in sunlight.

    HSV/SS fog lights. Yes, I see your car; with a factory bodykit like that who could miss it (pass the puke bag, please; only HSV have the know-how to take a nice looking vehicle (Monaro) and turn it into tacky trash. Don't get me started on their sedan designs of the past few years.) You don't need to keep the fog lights permanently wired on and poorly aimed so that everyone can see your V8 powerhouse.

    And in the "I think I can" department ... last week I saw a Daewoo Matiz with a "Veilside" like front bodykit piece, complete with about 817 brake ducts and air splitters.
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    talking about AMG...

    I had the pleasure of being a passanger in an ML 55 AMG. It's just an absolute monster !!!!

    anyway we had the pleaure of subtley pulling up in the far left lane beside two near identical V8 commofoul hoons in fully lowered brutes with peter brock SS bodykits and massive exhaust and Bad Boy stickers and tinted windows..the works!!!!!

    Well the lights went gren and they planted their foot, both cars getting a tinny bit of sideways drift as they took off.

    We planted the foot in the Merc', the traction control kicked in and within about a second we catapolted past them as my brain was getting squeezed outa my arse. It was just insane! These boys cloudn't tell a Mercedes from a Daewooo but they were both like "What the F&*K is that!?"

    btw, just for the record, the AMG ML 55 goes from 0-100 in 4.2 seconds which is the same time it takes a ferrari F360 or the latest model (996)Porsche 911 Turbo wink
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    rek:
    The caption was something to the effect of, "Performance is all about being quietly confident in your abilities."
    I like that attitude I'm not really that interested in flashy things in life, just things that exude reserved intelligence.

    One thing I like about the Euros is that people are pretty restrained or tasteful with modifications (although some of those wacky Pugs in the UK, mama mia, if that's what happens after drinking lots of warm beer, I'll pass thanks!). Or they worry about mechanical mods that actually make the car drive better. The key is - useful mods.

    If you want to know what spurred me to post the thread, blame a thread called S60R/V70R Blow Off Valve...... POLL ! ! on the Swedespeed Volvo forum Lordy, lordy - people aren't meant to know it's fast! That's why the spoiler isn't even a centimetre tall! Why the heck do you want a BOV on a Volvo that's going to make it slower and increase turbo lag

    rek:
    And in the "I think I can" department ... last week I saw a Daewoo Matiz with a "Veilside" like front bodykit piece, complete with about 817 brake ducts and air splitters.
    Some of the Matizes are shocking. I guess they're so cheap that the owners can spend more on modding the bloody things. Having driven one, I guess you could understand giving up on enhancing performance The body coloured wiper arms, masses of stuffed toys on the dash (I guess to protect you, just in case the passenger airbag forgets to inflate), muffler that's bigger than the fuel tank, the list goes on...

    I saw a VW Beetle in the city a few weeks back, and the owner had ice blue LEDs in the mudflaps that were synchronised to flash opposite to the indicators, ie. as your indicator flashed, the mudflap would be off, but the mudflap would flash as the indicator went off.

    Then there's the Kia that's dressed to look like a WRX so we have factory rice

    Those bloody SS Commodore foglights are just plain rude.

    Gee, whining about all these mods, I must sound like an old fart :p

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    rek:
    I don't really "hate" rice, it is an abomination that the world would be far prettier without, but it's their money I guess.
    Ahwell, it gives someone a job I guess. Wonder how big the rice economy is?

    rek:
    HSV/SS fog lights. Yes, I see your car; with a factory bodykit like that who could miss it (pass the puke bag, please; only HSV have the know-how to take a nice looking vehicle (Monaro) and turn it into tacky trash. Don't get me started on their sedan designs of the past few years.) You don't need to keep the fog lights permanently wired on and poorly aimed so that everyone can see your V8 powerhouse.
    Aside from the new Kia kit, I think HSV is the only factory outfit that pops to mind when it comes to factory sanctioned rice.

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    i think i need some therapy 2...
    i dont mind the sound systems some of the guys/gals have in their car (whatever rocks your world) although their choice of music can sometimes be quite POOR....think BROS...not quite my favourite chill tune....any way to continue...
    i hate light up parking poles (the ones that glow green. in particular)....i hate fake chromies on excels (but than again i hate the whole bloody car so that might be a pontless complaint)......i hate fake bonnet scoops and the dickheads who think a stock vk will beat a volvo240 when i m behind the wheel(hmmm tickets please)...i hate the PEOPLE that have their seat SO FAR back in their VL (when they r 5 feet tall))that u need to be 7 feet tall to reach the steering wheel (then they wonder why they couldn t make that corner)...i hate all NEONS but especially the guys who think that u will think they might be cops because they ve got BLUE ones ON and they insist on driving in your BLIND SPOT....i hate theguys that have MONSTER tachos in things like the camrys and MY-205-is-faster-in reverse-piss-weak-auto LANCERS/excels...i hate the guys who drive with WORN tyres because they look like SLICKS (hold on a second..thats me...forget i said that)and finnally (although there is many more)i HATE mid mount brake lights that light up STOP ( the same type of vehicle usually has unneccessarrry reflectors, cheap audivox speakers (which have half melted)sorounded by fake blue furr, that does not match the BROWN interior of the vehicle....the same vehicles will sometimes have EXTRA large rear view mirrors and seat belt shoulder pads with hsv (an example)although the car is a VC witha 1900 opel in it.......

    sorry guys gotta stop...take my pills, a glass of viskey..i should be fine by tommorrow....

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    Geez, a lot of my hates have been covered, but here are a few more:

    Morons who de-badge their standard Commodores and replace them with HSV and associated crap decals.

    Neons installed INSIDE cars (as well as outside of course).

    Flashing red LEDs around exhaust tips (this would have to be the most stupid idea ever thought up).

    Bodykits that weigh more than the sh!#heap that they're installed on.

    I'm sure I'll see some more at uni this week. mallet

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    dino:
    i dont mind the sound systems some of the guys/gals have in their car (whatever rocks your world) although their choice of music can sometimes be quite POOR....think BROS...
    BROS? What, as in, when, will I, will I be famous?! roll_lau
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    Fake bonnet scoops, Excels with 3 foot wings on the back and huge mags with 40 profile tires, VK Group A grille on a VB-VH, fake XY Falcon GTs with 302 and autobox, dickheads who think their car is cool because they have $5,000 worth of plastic hanging off it and a stereo with subwoofers so loud they deafen everyone while blocking out all af the rest of the music so you only get the bass.
    I prefer fairly standard cars, but if you are gonna modify it, either completely re-engineer it or keep it subtle. I love sleepers. They are a lot more credible than a car with a body kit and a 1.3 auto.
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