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Old 02-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Have People lost their common sense?

while driving around town for the past week i have noticed a massive increase of people attempting to black out both their headlights and brake lights. My problem is that instead of having it professionally done these people did 1 of 2 things. go over their lights with a paint brush and black paint.....or put a piece of semi transparent black tape over their lights....

In either case it is almost impossible to see when they are braking or using their turn signal. How could these people find this modification to be a good idea?
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Or why haven't they been arrested yet? It's not like really even looks good.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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it is a serious hazard. these ricers (upgrade usually compliments a fart-can and massive wing) have crossed the line from looking ridiculous to being an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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while driving around town for the past week i have noticed a massive increase of people attempting to black out both their headlights and brake lights. My problem is that instead of having it professionally done these people did 1 of 2 things. go over their lights with a paint brush and black paint.....or put a piece of semi transparent black tape over their lights....

In either case it is almost impossible to see when they are braking or using their turn signal. How could these people find this modification to be a good idea?
Common sense isn't common anymore
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Common sense is far less than its name would imply.

I would recommend installing super bright lights under dark headlights or tails. That's what I will probably do to the rear of my Camaro.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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Common sense is far less than its name would imply.

I would recommend installing super bright lights under dark headlights or tails. That's what I will probably do to the rear of my Camaro.
its definitely ok if you put brighter lights on your car
but just taking a paintbrush to it..... not so smart.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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What's the point? Is it just to "look cool?" If so, that is just rediculous! Frickin' Ricers!
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #9
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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What I would say has been getting hard to find is "Logical Sense" What so many people are doing now a days is not logical... Gee now I sound like Mr Spock.
Anyone with Half a brain knows it isn't logical to black out your lights, duh lights are there so you can see....or be seen...
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:31 PM   #11
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Funny you mention that. The other night I was coming home from work at night, and it was pouring rain. Traffic slowed because of a crash a few miles down the road, and I was stuck alongside this Toyota Matrix fully riced out. The idiot blacked out the taillights - more than just smoked, they were actually fully blacked out so only a very thin strip of red made it out of a smoked section. The CHMSL was disconnected. He wasn't using defrosters so every single one of his windows was fogged over. Finally, through the fog, I could see him playing with his cell phone. We make it way too easy for idiots to get a car and take it on the road.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:59 PM   #13
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I am all for making the requirements for getting a drivers license more strict. the way that the system is set up now the same people that have the inability to distinguish between stylish and stupid are allowed on the road. at the same time the stricter rules would keep airhead soccer moms and younger people from driving and texting/talking w/o a headset off of the road.
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Exactly. The other problem is we teach plenty of rules, but in the basic drivers training required for getting a license we don't talk about actual car control at all. You can get your license without knowing how to recover from hydroplaning or over/understeer. Basically we've made driving a right guaranteed to anyone who can pass a cursory multiple choice exam and a simple driving test. If we made licenses a privilege only for those who take the task seriously and have actual talent we'd solve tons of problems ranging from pollution to highway safety.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #15
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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Yea people have not only lost common sense, their logic is gone , have no idea how to reason and are pretty much mindless drones, that are told what , how and when and like sheep they follow to the slaughter baaaaaaaaaaing all the way
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:36 PM   #17
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What's the point? Is it just to "look cool?" If so, that is just rediculous! Frickin' Ricers!
will some body please tell me when it comes to cars what is a ricers and what is rice.I am totally lost on the terminology.thanks
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:42 PM   #18
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will some body please tell me when it comes to cars what is a ricers and what is rice.I am totally lost on the terminology.thanks
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4335

This thread should explain everything. Especially when they get into pictures and videos. Good for a laugh.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:59 PM   #19
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will some body please tell me when it comes to cars what is a ricers and what is rice.I am totally lost on the terminology.thanks
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4335

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And to clarify:

A ricer is an idiot who makes visual changes to his car, typically a front wheel drive import (but not always), and makes minimal performance upgrades.

A tuner is someone who improves performance and makes body modifications that will help the car when it gets taken to a track.

Make fun of ricers, respect tuners.
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Agreed ^

The idiot in the Matrix with the fully blacked out taillights, disconnected CHMSL, and fartcan exhaust was a ricer.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:02 AM   #21
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The RS package will have darker tails...
I put some nightshades on my car but only two light coats so the lenses look deep red and you can still see them perfectly. I'm not stupid enough to put it on the headlights either FYI before I am called a ricer.
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Oh yeah, simple smoked lenses look good and function just fine. We're complaining about people who make them so dark you can't even see the lights.

Last night I was stuck in front of a ricer with bright purple headlights. So distracting.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #23
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see not many of u are part of the tuner world. me being in it are lead to belive that smoked out tails not "BLACKED" are a more euro look. fully blacked tails via spray tint or vinyl is just stupid and unsafe. my tail lights on my 3 are a smoked lense on a led tail light houseing. not only are they brighter than the next car beside my but they also look better when lit up or not lit up.
i aint a ricer either nor are my tail lights those dumb euro things.
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WOW way to hijack a thread guys LOL
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