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ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory HalfDork
9/5/13 10:29 a.m.

If I were King I'd allow the steering wheel thing... As long as you understand that if you hit another vehicle or pedestrian while doing do it's automatic death penalty with no appeals.

yamaha
yamaha PowerDork
9/5/13 10:31 a.m.

In reply to ebonyandivory:

You should also mandate a ban on vise grips and alignments.....

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UberDork
9/5/13 11:36 a.m.
ebonyandivory wrote: If I were King I'd allow the steering wheel thing... As long as you understand that if you hit another vehicle or pedestrian while doing do it's automatic death penalty with no appeals.

Nah, I’m completely opposed to the state executing people. Now, hanging them from their penis while giving them sensory enhancing drugs until it’s ripped off, now that’s a punishment I can live with.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin SuperDork
9/5/13 11:54 a.m.

I've seen the vice grips "solution" in use while driving down the road before. Scary.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory HalfDork
9/5/13 11:59 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote:
ebonyandivory wrote: If I were King I'd allow the steering wheel thing... As long as you understand that if you hit another vehicle or pedestrian while doing do it's automatic death penalty with no appeals.
Nah, I’m completely opposed to the state executing people. Now, hanging them from their penis while giving them sensory enhancing drugs until it’s ripped off, now that’s a punishment I can live with.

But isn't that beheading?

steved033
steved033 New Reader
9/5/13 12:17 p.m.
Flynlow wrote: http://www.stanceworks.com/2013/08/automotive-enthusiasm-is-not-mutually-exclusive/ Says it better than I could. This GRM thread is making fun of a lowered NSX. Maybe people need to read that last sentence out loud to themselves and go outside for a change.

It's very well said. I've always been a car guy. I've had/have Japanese, british, american, euro, electric....whatever...as long as they're cars. Be inclusive, even if you disagree with it. Discouraging someone to the point where they're like "this hobby sucks" means they're just go inside and get fat, or do meth and make porn, or do meth-get fat-and make fat porn... I don't like fat porn...or meth heads...mostly fat porn...

sjd

steved033
steved033 New Reader
9/5/13 12:17 p.m.

oh....and I keep an extra steering wheel in my car to hold out the window...

sjd

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/9/13 5:55 p.m.

Not to bring this back from the dead..

today I was following a 4 door Civic that had been stanced. It had some tasty rims (but rattlecanned black) and had the whole super stretched tyres and nasty camber thing going on.

It think it really bothered him that my Landrover easily stayed with him through an offramp.

The thing I cannot figure out. The kids who stance these cars to make them look good (the above Miata and NSX -do- look good) why do they often run roof racks and roof bars?

Hasbro
Hasbro Dork
9/9/13 7:10 p.m.

....Sheeple

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
9/9/13 7:14 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: Not to bring this back from the dead.. today I was following a 4 door Civic that had been stanced. It had some tasty rims (but rattlecanned black) and had the whole super stretched tyres and nasty camber thing going on. It think it really bothered him that my Landrover easily stayed with him through an offramp. The thing I cannot figure out. The kids who stance these cars to make them look good (the above Miata and NSX -do- look good) why do they often run roof racks and roof bars?

Started with the hoodride VWs carrying all their E36 M3 like hermit crabs.

Racer1ab
Racer1ab Dork
9/9/13 7:26 p.m.

Humph. My automotive niche is better than your automotive niche.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
9/9/13 7:30 p.m.
Racer1ab wrote: Humph. My automotive niche is better than your automotive niche.

Nana-nana-booboo!

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
9/9/13 7:37 p.m.
Racer1ab wrote: Humph. My automotive niche is better than your automotive niche.

my niche is more obscure than yours!

nicksta43
nicksta43 SuperDork
9/9/13 7:45 p.m.

In reply to JoeyM:

Your niche is stupid! My niche has 1989 Cadillac Eldorados

irish44j
irish44j UberDork
9/9/13 8:09 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: The thing I cannot figure out. The kids who stance these cars to make them look good (the above Miata and NSX -do- look good) why do they often run roof racks and roof bars?

That's part of the look too. A lot of the local guys also like to but a BMX or freestyle bike up on the rack.

One of the guys who rallycrosses with us is also a drifter, but he's not in to the "drift culture" so much. He lampooned it at our last rallycross with TWO roof racks (had just bought one from a guy at the rallycross) and we stuck a couple cones up there just for fun.

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ProDarwin
ProDarwin SuperDork
9/9/13 8:22 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: It think it really bothered him that my Landrover easily stayed with him through an offramp.

I highly doubt it bothered him.

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
9/9/13 8:51 p.m.
irish44j wrote:
mad_machine wrote: The thing I cannot figure out. The kids who stance these cars to make them look good (the above Miata and NSX -do- look good) why do they often run roof racks and roof bars?
That's part of the look too. A lot of the local guys also like to but a BMX or freestyle bike up on the rack. One of the guys who rallycrosses with us is also a drifter, but he's not in to the "drift culture" so much. He lampooned it at our last rallycross with TWO roof racks (had just bought one from a guy at the rallycross) and we stuck a couple cones up there just for fun.  photo DSCF7265.jpg

He shoulda put the second on top of the first, for maximum rack-ness.

singleslammer
singleslammer Dork
9/9/13 9:16 p.m.

So I feel bad saying this, but.... I like a LOT of stanced cars. Not all by any means but there are some slammed rides out there that are sexy.

Whooo, I feel better getting that off my chest.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/9/13 9:48 p.m.

You realize that to the rest of the population we all fall into the same group: idiots messing around with cars.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
9/9/13 10:59 p.m.
nicksta43 wrote: In reply to JoeyM: Your niche is stupid! My niche has 1989 Cadillac Eldorados

There's nothing stupid about banging on water heaters with a wooden hammer.....oh, wait. That does sound kind of dumb. Nevermind

BTW, does appliance abuse count as a motorsport?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/9/13 11:48 p.m.
singleslammer wrote: So I feel bad saying this, but.... I like a LOT of stanced cars. Not all by any means but there are some slammed rides out there that are sexy. Whooo, I feel better getting that off my chest.

a lot of them are sexy.. when not done to an extreme.

And I know it bothered the guy... he took off as soon as the road straightened out. Not many people like it when the spot that huge grill in the back window when they think they are cornering hard

bluesideup
bluesideup Reader
9/10/13 12:06 a.m.

I agree that some of the cars do look pretty cool. Not everything I've done to my cars has been functional but I strive to be improving it in some way and definitely not making it perform worse.

When I was working as crew on a 996 at the 24 hours of Daytona some guys came up and used words like hellalush/stanced/illest etc. to describe our car. It indeed was those things but you could see the gleam of cheap coilovers and massive camber in their eyes.

Back at home a neighbor hellaflushed his new civic. It was hilarious to see him drive off with +2 degrees of camber in front and -5 degrees in the back. I'm guessing a Macstrut doesn't like to be dumped into the weeds like that. The car probably handled like a shopping cart.

Mr_Estrotica
Mr_Estrotica Reader
9/10/13 12:13 a.m.

I've debated on posting in this thread for a while (and the other "stance-tard" threads). I think a lot of you are too quick to judge, but there seem to be a few that realize that we are all in this together.

I daily a bagged Passat, complete with stretchy tires and flushy wheels. I haven't worn a baseball cap a day in my life. My pants fit properly. I don't own an excessive amount of fancy shoes. I am (almost) completely segregated from the VW "scene" at this time. I would openly stab the "low is a lifestyle" kids if it weren't for the repercussions/ their rich parent's lawyers...

Car in question:

It's just a fun daily driver, and an appliance. That's all.

If you can't smile at someone else's creation and say something positive, I suggest you chill the berkeley out. They're cars, guys... it's just a box with 4 wheels and an engine.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltraDork
9/10/13 12:24 a.m.
Mr_Estrotica wrote: If you can't smile at someone else's creation and say something positive, I suggest you chill the berkeley out. They're cars, guys... it's just a box with 4 wheels and an engine.

No turbo? YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!!111!

I don't care what other people do to their cars as long as they don't crash them into mine or otherwise drive like an idiot on public streets. That's about the only thing you can do with your car that makes me angry.

And I see way more people in really nice, late model, luxury cars driving like complete idiots than I do stanced rides.

yamaha
yamaha PowerDork
9/10/13 2:05 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Estrotica:

By wanting to stab the douches, you are doing it right.

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