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Old 01-24-2003, 09:29 AM
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Post Ah, the "Ricer" inspired memories...

The ricer equivalent when I was in high school (late 80's, early 90's) in my upper midwestern (read: Farmboy) town was all the punks with early 80's G-bods, late 70's f-bods...

...Basically they would take cars with very stock 307's, 350's, etc that had smog heads, puny cams, stock restrictive exhaust and sub 8 to 1 compression, stock stall speed converter (normally 1500rpm stall speed!) and throw on a big ol' single plane intake, or in some cases tunnel rams and use way too much carburetion...then do such a bad job tuning it that it barely ran (actually the fact that it even ran maybe indicated they did a good job )

Then some brianiac would tell them that "hey, you need more cam..." so they'd stick in the biggest stick they could find. You'd here all the time "...yeah, it's okay off the line[no it wasn't]. boy, once you hit 70 though, look out!"

And stickers, lots of stickers...you'd see stickers for wieand, holley, edlebrock...on the same car...you'd see crane cams, comp cams, and lunati cams...see nothing but PAW (performance automotive warehouse...old day summit) and JC whitney...

The rear was often raised (holdover from the mid 70's) and they would have ridiculously wide tires that their car stood no chance of spinning...even in a corner...despite it being an open diff...Then again, maybe the 2.70-3.08 something gearing that was all too common of the era had something to do with that as well.

And of course, some of these cars as described above had very stock v6's!!! ricer style y0!

And much as many ricer's have a similar look, these guys all wore black shirts(with insert cheesy heavy metal band here logo), black jeans, black cowboy boots...long and yes, literally greasy hair ala super mullet style...

In those days, I just kept to my high 14's FWD daytona, just to reduce the chances of being confused with them...

But many of these guys were probably “ricers” themselves at one time…

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Old 01-24-2003, 12:54 PM
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RICE: Orential in flavor, Big wing on the back, air damn on the front and wheelwell flairs, NOS sticker in the window and stock trubo under the hood? RICE! Your discription Sounds more like cowboy/redneck hot rods! And Where are the trucks? There are always Trucks with cool sounding exhaust and new seat covers! BEEN THERE DONE THAT!

Todd: LOL
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Damn the trucks thing sounds like my town.. as for the hotrodding thing.. well everyone here likes to buy 5.0 mustangs.. put stickers in the back window and a stereo and then drive around thinkin their car is the fastest in the world... Oh yeah and then they go buy a k&n filter and put that sticker in the window and say it is fast cuz of the k&n... funny stuff I tell ya..
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i think what he was trying to say is, that many self-proclaimed "hotrodders" where at one time ricers themselves.
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The T-shirt that I wore was not cheesy.....it was after all AC/DC! And my hair was not greasy, it was half way down my back. And I didn't drive a turd either. <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />
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