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  • Rice...A definition/explanation

    So the word "rice" get's thrown around a lot in automotive discussion nowadays, and a lot of people have different meanings of rice. This leads to much confusion. I happened to find the "dictionary" definition on the Net somewhere, and it makes perfect sense to me. It's below, paraphrased...

    Rice/ricer: one who attempts through "bolt ons" to increase performance of non-performance enconomy cars. These cars may be domestic or forign in origin, and very little (if any) performance increase is achieved through the ricer modification process. This process ususally involves the installation of ugly rear wings (on FWD cars), enormous exhaust tips and other non-functional "performance" items. Ricers are normally identified by the large amount of stickers (for products they don't have) on their vehicles, and their general lack of automotive knowledge, as well as their cocky and ignorant attitude. Note that "rice" can be applied to even performance cars if they are done in such bad taste.

    Examples:
    -Rice: Honda Civic w/6" exhaust tip, aluminium rear wing, 22" wheels, $300 worth of stickers (NOS, Mugen, etc...), combat style body kit, some ungodly shade of pastel paint, seatbelt covers, Altezza style lights, painted interior plastic (can't match rest of car), lowered to the point it scrapes the ground.
    -Not rice: Honda Civic, internal engine modifications, turbo setup, chassis mods, weight reduction, handling mods (not necessarily slammed into the ground), real exhaust system, etc.

    So there you go. I still don't know why someone would want to modify a Honda Civic, but at least it's respectable if actual performance increasing modifications are done...
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    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

  • #2
    lol....well put
    abcd-1
    Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
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    • #3
      Some what off topic but close,
      http://www.tweak3d.net/tweak/taurus/

      I laughed my *** off at this
      [SIZE=1]'91 Nissan Stanza

      [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
      Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

      http://machs-fuel.tk
      a DIY video projector page

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      • #4
        Boltons for any car are fine, and it doesn't matter if you increase the performance of economy cars. It's the exhuast tips, and stickers, and body kits, and wheels, and things like that. There are respectable hondas that run low 1/4 times but they look stock or close to it, and could not be considered rice.

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        • #5
          I would have thought that wider wheels (with decent tyres) would give better performance, since the extra rubber would help when cornering/stopping.

          But apart from that, im agreed. We have cars like that in the UK, even though you never hear the term "rice"... stock 1.2 litre engine (wow.... 60hp!), massive exhaust, pointless spoilers, etc.... It`s always nice to know someone has a slower car then you
          My Setup

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          • #6
            make your own rice mobile!
            http://www.cvsr.net/createaride.html

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            • #7
              Thats pretty good.

              Tom

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              • #8
                Hahaha! Check out my styl'in ride. It runs low 18s!

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                Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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                • #9
                  oooh, you cant beat mine



                  It runs high 19s!!!!! (Higher is better, right?)

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                  • #10

                    Oh, yeah, well, I'm pulling High 30's here!!
                    Clarion 200watt head unit w/ Aux in.
                    Kicker 800watt 4 channel amp
                    In a 96 Grand Prix SE.

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                    • #11

                      Oh my God,
                      Look, its SkinnyBoy, and he's getting pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road. Those crazy Aussies!
                      Clarion 200watt head unit w/ Aux in.
                      Kicker 800watt 4 channel amp
                      In a 96 Grand Prix SE.

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                      • #12


                        lol

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                        • #13


                          Here is my ride
                          Awol

                          my $0.02 cents (value is based on the intelligence of the person reading this message)

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                          • #14


                            Look out... Here I come
                            ODYSSEY

                            Originally posted by Tidder
                            Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
                            All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
                            Digital-Car UK|

                            (\__/)
                            (='.'=)
                            (")_(")

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                            • #15
                              I found this on another board...HILARIOUS!

                              Yo, VTEC, lets kick itů
                              Rice Rice Baby,
                              Rice Rice Baby...
                              Alright stop
                              Collaborate and listen
                              Rice is back with a brand new invention
                              Chopped springs,
                              Make me hug the road tightly
                              Coffee can exhaust tip, flowin loud nightly
                              Will it ever stop, yo, I don't know
                              Flip on my neon, and I can glow
                              To the extreme my car looks like a candle
                              And the paint job looks like it was done by a
                              vandal
                              Dance, I got a speaker that booms
                              This ain't a car, it's a rolling sound room
                              Deadly, listen to the melody
                              If it was louder, bet it'd be a felony
                              Love it or leave it, no gain that way
                              Type-R stickers say "I'll lose ya any day"
                              If there was a problem, yo I'd solve it
                              Check out my rims while my front drive revolves
                              it
                              Rice Rice Baby
                              Rice Rice Baby
                              Rice Rice Baby
                              Rice Rice Baby
                              Now my suspension is jumpin
                              My bumper drags the ground, but who cares I'm
                              thumpin'
                              Quick to the point, to the point no fakin'
                              Cookin mopeds like a pound of bacon
                              Burnin 'em, cause I'm quick and nimble
                              Can't phase me, and my VTEC symbol
                              Line em up, my rides on the bottle
                              So I can run with the V8 throttle
                              Rollin' in my 2 point 0
                              It runs 18's but that ain't slow
                              The girlie on stand by, won't even say "Hi"
                              Did ya stop?
                              No, I just flew by
                              Kept on, pursuing to the next block
                              I bust a left, and I'm heading to the next stop
                              The block was dead, you, so I continued to
                              A-1-A,
                              Rankin Avenue
                              Girls looked hot wearing less than bikinis
                              Saw a few chumps driving stock Lamborghinis
                              Jealous, cause I'm out driving mine
                              Ready to race CZ my Nittos looking fine
                              My exhaust buzzes, like a swarm of bees
                              Thats ok, sounds like performance to me
                              If there was a problem you I'd solve it
                              Check out my rims while the front drive revolves
                              it
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Take heed, cause I'm a Honda poet
                              Akimoto's on the scene just in case you didn't
                              know it
                              My exhaust tip, that created all that bass sound
                              Rumbles enough to put holes in the ground
                              My ride's style is looking so real
                              With an exhaust note that ya can feel
                              A 4 foot spoiler, it's a hell of a concept
                              Brushed aluminum works great unless its real
                              wet.
                              In my rear view mirror you'll fed
                              slice like a Ginsu sounds like a Kitchen-Aid
                              So fast, that all V8's say,
                              "If rice was a drug, I'd sell it by the gram"
                              Keep my composure when the tire breaks loose
                              Magnetized by the kick of the 30 horse juice
                              If there was a problem, you I'd solve it
                              Check out my rims while the front drive revolves
                              it
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Rice Baby
                              Yo, we auto here
                              E-brake burnouts to your manhunt
                              Rice Baby, I lost, I lost
                              Rice Baby, I lost, I lost
                              2004 F-150
                              Shuttle XPC, 80gig HD, Wireless Internet, DVD
                              "How piMP3d is your ride??"

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