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    Pimp my ride - Do they do any work on the motor??

    Pimp my ride - Do they do any work on the motors??

    It looks like some of the cars and trucks have bad motors
    and other things and they just seam to skip working
    on the real problems, and just make the car or truck
    look good - I understand its called "Pimp my ride"
    not "fix my ride" - and who would complain about
    getting the car pimped out - but they realy should
    fix it also - I like the show - but sometimes I just
    cant help think about all that money spent on a
    car or truck when the motor or tranny is bad

    and some times I dont see a alarm - bad idea

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    They have done engine work, but the only time I saw them do any they were just adding things that looked clean, like chrome intake and sh^t. Its all about show, man.
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    One time a guy got a new/used engine, only because it died before they got it to the shop.
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    Watch Overhaulin' on Discovery. All around package. Chip Foose is a master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinnerG
    Watch Overhaulin' on Discovery. All around package. Chip Foose is a master.
    I have heard horror stories about overhaulin.
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    > Pimp my ride - Do they do any work on the motors??

    Naw, not really. On a few of their shows they have used actuators, which are cool, but... its really all just cosmetic stuff..
    I hear what you are saying.. most of those cars are beaters and... old.. I mean who cares if the whole dash is chrome if the trans/engine have 200,000 miles on them?

    SinnerG: Overhaulin' on Discovery? thanks for the tip! I'll watch out for that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODYSSEY
    I have heard horror stories about overhaulin.
    I have definitely fallen asleep watching them swap out the exaust on a 2003 f150. Not that exciting.
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    I always wondered about that... I suppose they do SOME stuff, because they often say how the car barely rides, etc, and then I guess it rides out of there...

    I wonder if you can sell the car, and what a "pimp-my-ride" feature goes for...

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    i expect they probably do do work on the engine, just not show it on the show.... there isnt really any technical shizzle on that programme, just going on about how many amps woofers and TV screens they can get into a car..... damn they should go more technical, it might not be quite so predictable/monotinous then

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