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Old 02-09-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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I grew up in the time of Super Birds with huge spoilers and the Hemi with a big shaker hood. Guys jacked up the back end with spring shackles. Chrome reverse wheels with big fat tires. Guys made their cars unique.

Then pollution controls, computers and car companies that didn't want you to touch the engine. The home built hot rod vanished.

The ricer is the rebirth of the cheap do it your self custom car. Add ons are cheap and plentiful. I do say I wish if they had to mess with the exhaust they would spend money and get a good a good system and not go for just LOUD!

Guess I "riced" my Miata. Louvered headlights, turnsignal intakes, BBS wheels, custom grille, hash marks, amazing CSI and a spolier (not in photo) and a roll bar-saved my life!!! Most folks make a few changes to make them their own. Fun and easy to do. Anything from plastic add ons = the "cool" look to turbo and super chargers developed just for the Miata.

I was a bit surprised to see there isn't much made for Saturn add ons. Now, I think the SC STOCK has the looks over the Miata (mine is a 2001 SC2). But I'd love to find a nice hood scoop that really fits, a spoiler etc maker her "mine".

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hey I always say "what ever floats your boat." As long as you like what u have done!

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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No offence, but for some reason when I see your Miata, I just want to punch it's teeth out. It's got a weird smiley face look to it with the grille and...headlight cover louvers?

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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No offence, but for some reason when I see your Miata, I just want to punch it's teeth out. It's got a weird smiley face look to it with the grille and...headlight cover louvers?
lmao! That is funny... Its different.

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Old 02-10-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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No offence, but for some reason when I see your Miata, I just want to punch it's teeth out. It's got a weird smiley face look to it with the grille and...headlight cover louvers?

Yea, I know I'm in the minority here. Hopin' to find somebody of like mind....perhaps not?
The deer mods, by the way, were not what I had in mind.


The grille is Chrysler...added after I pried the second bird off my radiator. It looked much better in person. There is a company that makes shark teeth, vampire fangs and rabbit teeth grille inserts for the Maita. They are really goofy. Miata did not have a factory grille

I liked the look of the louvers - they were scheduled to be painted to match the rest of the car - lowers the engine compartment temp. Louvers were also big with old hot rod guys.

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Old 02-10-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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i like it except for the non-painted mod parts you put on. most of the time, it's unpainted garish add-on parts that add weight that people around here like to call "rice" .

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just paint the stuff and it'll be "fine"

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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Naw..Your Miata's not riced. Looks good

Now, if you put some neonlights under it and add a usless "fart can" muffler, Now you're Talkin' and you can hang out at Jack in the Box with pride!


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Old 02-10-2008, 11:37 PM   #8
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i like rice too, especially when you add velveeta cheese in it, mmmmhmmm, sounds good right now

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:16 AM   #9
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i like it except for the non-painted mod parts you put on. most of the time, it's unpainted garish add-on parts that add weight that people around here like to call "rice" .

small example:



just paint the stuff and it'll be "fine"

I don't know why people think unpainted body kits, euro wings, and fart can mufflers make a car look cool. That car looks real cool when that 85 hp comes down the road at its top speed of 60 mph, right?

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