Oh, I bought something new for my car.

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Fonz, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Fonz

    Fonz New Member

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    Made a good diference in performance...
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    Yeah... FMIC... I likey.
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    Da Lucky 1 New Member

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    a hood?

    RICER! :p
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    Fonz New Member

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    The hood is a one off custom rattlecan job. I don't care for looks much, but I will be picking up either a black hood or a matching one soon. Complete respray hopefully in spring.
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    i hope ur talking about the fmic
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    BrentN Banned

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    Why in the hell would you paint the hood black?

    Theres nothing worse than ricing out a stock hood, and thats exactly what your doing.

    Using real carbon fiber saves weight. Painting the hood does not, yet fools the low IQ punks into thinking you have a CF hood ;0
  6. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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    i think you're trying to fool the people that dont care, and the people that do care can tell it's really fake. but it's ur thing!
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    Fonz New Member

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    How the fuck am I ricing it? I bought the car for $400, there was a pos hood on it. I got a white hood, and I figured I'd throw some black paint on it to make it look a little better than white. How the FUCK is that rice? I never once tried to make it look like "cf", I would never spend the money for that . I built this car as a low-budget deal, and looks are one of the last things on my mind.

    And yes, I'm talking about the FMIC.
  8. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    LOL, I was watching this thread waiting for you to come in and tell everyone that :p
  9. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    hey, what kind of a car is that im looking for a $400 car.
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    Eagle Talon or Laser

    Its DSM(Diamond Star Motor) Mitsubishi powerplant in it.
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    81 Elcamino New Member

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    My hood is better :p , got it for free its off a 78 turbo regal, made it functional and we painted it black even though the car is blue

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    Painted

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    gonna wet sand it and get rid of some ugly bodywork
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    Fonz New Member

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    91 Eagle Talon TSi AWD... bought it w/ a bad motor, swapped another in, did some LIGHT mods, ran 13.69.... and this year I'm shootin for 12s.
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    That's not very good for the money.
  14. Fonz

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    Ok, sry but i think 13s for ~$800 invested total is pretty good. Not to mention lots of stuff was holding me back, I was kknockin in 3rd and 4th, was running only 13psi, and still had stock exhaust on.. well stock a lot of crap. Most dsms with just a turboback exhaust and 18psi hit low 13s no prob... Not to mention that was my 1st time at the track, like I said, this year the times should be a good deal lower. And I happen to love these cars so whatever.

    And I mentioned the FMIC in the 1st post...
  15. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    So if you have a black hood you are a ricer? What if you have a black hood because you like the way it looks?
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    We're not saying that he is a ricer, we're saying that he LOOKS like a ricer.
    Whether he is or not, that isn't the point, the point is that most people who paint their hoods black want to mimic a carbon fiber effect. Its like pulling out a wad of 5$ bills instead of 100$ bills, or wearing a diamond ring that isn't a diamond but plastic. You might think that it looks good, but most people will look at you and say "omg thats fake".
    Of course, if you don't give a fuck about what others think, what the hell does it matter?
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    BrentN Banned

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    btw, front mounts are badass. Nice job.
    Every time I see one I know that whoevers driving that car has something fairly decent under the hood.
  18. Dustin

    Dustin nomnomnom

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    So easy to throw the rice word down without even knowing what it means

    I wouldn't call his hood rice, I'd call it two-tone. Especially considering that the car is all black from the window line up... The badly painted hood matches. I actually think it looks pretty good

    The clear lenses however.. I never understood those ;)
  19. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    I like the way some cars look with a black hood of course carbon fiber looks better. It'll be 5000 years before I could mod my car the way I want. :(
  20. Fonz

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    As a DSMer.. well a true DSMer, looks arent really my concern. And I'm actually gonna put the stock amber/clear corner lenses on.

    Installed today - GM MAF-T (allows me to run a LS1 style MAF, more flow over stock, and better setup w/ my fmic), and Apexi SAFC... gotta tune it tho.

    Oh, And I would like to have a nicely painted black hood, and light covers, It does look good, as the roof goes with the scheme, so if you don't like it, whatever, and thats only because getting a red hood to match will be hard.