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Old 08-07-2004, 07:24 PM
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Gto ricer option

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Looks like rice to me.

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Old 08-07-2004, 07:32 PM
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Ditch the wing and the stickers. Stuff some bigger tires on it and see if it'll go fast.

Way to go Millen, you managed to ruin a decent cars reputation before it even got one.

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Old 08-07-2004, 07:35 PM
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its the new "American" rice.

will never understand it.
dont care too.

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G.T.O.
rest in peace
But they wont let it.
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Old 08-07-2004, 08:48 PM
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why is it car companies must ruin EVERYTHING these days?
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I hear if you add some Uncle Bin to the tank you gain 10HP?
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I actually like that look. The wing and front bumper cover are actually functional. As you all know the GTO is RWD so the wing is there for a reason. The front bumper cover with bottom splitter also has a funtion, to reduce the amount of air flowing under the car for more down force. The splitter on it is there to direct more air upward into the radiator (since the car is not always headed straight), and over the car to increase downforce. What he has done was for function, not form.

Now the paint is another story, it could use something a little less ricey. Maybe flames?

I dont think it has been ruined, just modded for that competition.

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Old 08-08-2004, 06:30 AM
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I actually like that look. The wing and front bumper cover are actually functional. As you all know the GTO is RWD so the wing is there for a reason. The front bumper cover with bottom splitter also has a funtion, to reduce the amount of air flowing under the car for more down force. The splitter on it is there to direct more air upward into the radiator (since the car is not always headed straight), and over the car to increase downforce. What he has done was for function, not form.

Now the paint is another story, it could use something a little less ricey. Maybe flames?

I dont think it has been ruined, just modded for that competition.

Chris
You are correct but this isn't "racing" it's drifting. The idea is to "lose" traction, therefore any device such as a wing or ground effect type bodywork is contrary to the intended use of the car.

One can surmise that the wing and extra bodywprk are there for aesthetic purposes only. In other words, they riced it up so the droopy drawered yo-yo bunch would like it.

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Old 08-08-2004, 07:02 AM
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Not a GTO!

I don't care what they call it, the Minaro/sp? from Australia is not a GTO. They wanted to cash in on the US/American market so they imported it from Australia and are trying to pass it off as the new improved GTO?? What a load of crap!


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You are correct but this isn't "racing" it's drifting. The idea is to "lose" traction, therefore any device such as a wing or ground effect type bodywork is contrary to the intended use of the car.

One can surmise that the wing and extra bodywprk are there for aesthetic purposes only. In other words, they riced it up so the droopy drawered yo-yo bunch would like it.

Larry
actually drifting is a controlled slide. yes, the point is to lose traction, but to also control where you're going. ever watch a drifting demonstration? it's amazing. if you were to go to a D1 even you would see that most of the cars have wings for downforce. they also have mega horsepower and pricey LSD's to keep those wheels spinning. just my 2 cents
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No I haven't, What I have done is accidentally begin a slide with my knee near the ground at 100+ and use the throttle to make a clean exit. This happens when you are finding your limitations and the machines limit. In fact I've probably laid enough linear miles of rubber to put a Dunlop execs kid through a semester of college. That's why I just build the bikes now and let someone faster than me ride them.

I just don't see the point in going slow on purpose, to each his own I guess.

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Old 08-08-2004, 07:51 AM
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Last February, in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 at Southern California’s Irwindale Speedway, Pontiac entered its first drifting event with a GTO. Although it likely hoped for a warm welcome from the youngish spectators, that didn’t happen. Instead, “We got booed,” says the car’s driver, Rhys Millen.

But what should Pontiac have expected? Drifting is the country’s newest motorsport, and most of the fans are the same enthusiasts who think it’s cool to spend 50 grand hopping up a Honda Civic that—even when modified—can’t outrun a Corvette. The $33,495 GTO is a classic V-8–powered, rear-drive domestic pony car from a Western conglomerate. It’s in sharp contrast to the front-drive sport compacts the fans would have likely arrived in. Pontiac invaded their turf.
Any car that makes sticker racers BOO is cool.

Someone with a big block mucle car should attend these events and teach them young-uns how it's done!

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A little tear fell today
as I read a link posted by Sway.
It read about the throttle pinned
but the tires spinned.
The tires red hot
but the car would move not.
I thought the article would be nice
but it smelled of rice.
The car was dressed like a Civic replacement
with way too much displacement.
All kidding aside
These cars aren't made for the ricer slide.
I'm crying a tear for it's all too lame
GM marketing execs; for shame.

GM trying to catch up in the Jap scrap market? What next ricers in NASCAR? Now I've seen it all, farewell cruel world. *bang*
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:27 AM
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Re: Gto ricer option

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Looks like rice to me.
Anything that's not primer black with painted wheels looks like rice to you.
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