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Old 01-11-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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RiceRocket Rehab Thread.

Apparently, the powers that be, feel I have been too harsh on everyone with the jokes and rude replies, and I guess I hurt people's feelings, while defending my car and my love for small displacement forced induction engines made in Japan.

Let me just say, I'm not usually such a douchebag, and I generally get along with everyone here, and have gotten along with everyone here in the past.

But just like you guys, when someone repeatedly bashes on something YOU love (LS engines, American cars, Chevy, whatever.....) it undoubtedly gets pretty annoying.
So...I just fired back.

Don't take it so personally, folks.

"You drive a Supra...what are you doing on a Camaro forum?"
"Why are you intruding on our holy camaro-only community?"

I'm sure that's the question going through everyone's head upon reading my posts.

Believe it or not, I am a car enthusiast, which means I have respect for anything fast, powerful, fun to look at, and fun to drive, not to mention, the new Camaro looks ridiculously sweet, and I would love to own one after they hit the dealerships.

I'm not so much a troll, as someone that likes to give a different perspective.
I am an active member on many LS1-based forums, and I have friends within ALL of those communities.
LS1-Tech.com, GTO-Forum.com,corvetteforums.com, the list goes on and on.

So...in conclusion, if this forum unlike all the other LSx forums happens to be a little more sensitive to debate, then tell me to leave and I will gladly leave.

But if I am to stay, keep in mind, every time I see a thread that involves "ricer this....and imports suck....and japanese motors with small displacement are nothing compared to big displacement NA power...."
(love that last one,lol)
I will more than likely feel the need to defend my love for imports.
Just as you would, were someone talking poorly about a Camaro or another LSx powered vehicle, no?

Well, my drinking binge is over, so I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings on that last "Fast and Furious" thread.....I'm better now.


Now, where were we....?

Oh yeah:

Supra's RULE!!!!
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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Yep. That's the Rocket I know!!

There are newer folks here that don't know who you are and this is the first they've read of your posts.

Rocket...for the record and so everyone here knows...I've never had a prob w/ you and completely respect your ride. I agree that I'd get pissy if I were on another forum and someone called my Camaro trash. So, I can understand your want for standing up for what you believe in. I respect that.

For everyone here, Rocket IS a good person. He likes his imports but also likes go fast cars including the new Camaro. Let's all respect each other....NO NAME CALLING EITHER WAY....debate is fine. But, we WILL leave it at that.

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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RiceRocket,

I'd like to commend you on your decision to post the "Rehab" thread.

To be completely honest, I was one of the people who had a little problem with some of the words you chose.

That being said, I'm willing to consider it "water under the bridge".

We're all very loyal to our respective vehicles, and I ask that we all show respect. And in defending our vehicles, lets take the time to consider how our choice of words might be perceived by others.

We're all automotive enthusiasts, and as so, lets represent ourselves well by showing respect to fellow enthusiasts, regardless of the choice of vehicle they are loyal to.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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No offense taken here. I thought the Ricer camaro chop was hilarious.

All in good fun.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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Yep. That's the Rocket I know!!

There are newer folks here that don't know who you are and this is the first they've read of your posts.

Rocket...for the record and so everyone here knows...I've never had a prob w/ you and completely respect your ride. I agree that I'd get pissy if I were on another forum and someone called my Camaro trash. So, I can understand your want for standing up for what you believe in. I respect that.

For everyone here, Rocket IS a good person. He likes his imports but also likes go fast cars including the new Camaro. Let's all respect each other....NO NAME CALLING EITHER WAY....debate is fine. But, we WILL leave it at that.

Thanks Rocket.
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RiceRocket,

I'd like to commend you on your decision to post the "Rehab" thread.

To be completely honest, I was one of the people who had a little problem with some of the words you chose.

That being said, I'm willing to consider it "water under the bridge".

We're all very loyal to our respective vehicles, and I ask that we all show respect. And in defending our vehicles, lets take the time to consider how our choice of words might be perceived by others.

We're all automotive enthusiasts, and as so, lets represent ourselves well by showing respect to fellow enthusiasts, regardless of the choice of vehicle they are loyal to.

Things got a little out of control. Glad it's settled.
Thanks for popping this thread up: Shows character.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
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Damn, I hope you didn't take my comment about your "ricer Camaro" as anything but a joking comment. I wasn't offended at all. I was just giving you crap. That's why I said it the way I did.

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That has to be borderline blasphemy....

If you hadn't been a decent poster in the past, I would strongly suggest you be shot....lol
I apologize if I made it sound like anything but a joke. I was not offended at all and I hope you (or anyone else for that matter) weren't either.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #8
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Cool with me. I was never personally offended. Hope you weren't either.

Time to drink to the new Camaro. It's 5:00 somewhere!
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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I knew who you were but yesterday you were more . . . opinionated than before. Its good that you realized this. The funny thing is, you are probably the worst troll we see here (just wait, I'm going somewhere with this), and yet you are still decent enough to do this. Not too many other sites can say they have people like that. I understand you are here to show the other side of things, and I think that its good for all of us. Hope you never took anything I said to you too seriously, though you do need to learn how to spell You (and the mods) know what I mean. I actually got a few laughs out of your antics yesterday, but I was always wondering when the mods would pull the plug.

Also, I know how you feel when ignorant people say stupid things about your taste in cars. I have a friend who says that Camaros (and the Big Three in general) suck. It gets quite irritating. And so I would like to take the opportunity now to explain the difference between people like RiceRocket and actual ricers for the people that don't know. Real tuners can take a car with a small 4 or 6 cylinder engine and can make a very impressive racer for both the drag strip and for going around the twisties. Ricers are idiots who believe that looking fast is the ultimate goal in car modification. This is most often done by kids who know nothing about how to do real work on cars so they do everything else they can, often to nauseating results.

In the end, most of this stuff comes down to taste, just like music where some like hip-hop, some like country, some like rock, some like classical, and some like pop. A few appreciate all types, so long as its good. But getting into an argument over which is better is pointless because most won't listen and not everyone is informed enough.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:44 PM   #10
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:37 AM   #11
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For the record, I didn’t think you overstep anyone’s boundaries…

Guess I have thicker skin “RICEBOY”…
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:39 AM   #12
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You? > Noooooo....

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You'll find some of the strongest divisions in the car world. The battle of domestics vs imports is often very brutal and bitter, and making it worse there are fanboys on each side egging it all on. (RiceRocket for the record I don't consider you to be one). Cars are a very personal thing, and no one likes to see criticism of their favorite ride. I always try to be as open minded as possible, applauding the good imports and criticizing the bad domestics. I like GM, but I like cars more. If you look at my list on the thread about cars I like besides the Camaro, you'll see its about half import and half domestic. I think most people are the same way, but one spark can just set things up and get people all defensive. So no harm, no foul. Water under the bridge. I'm very glad we can all get along. Honestly, this is one of the best sites I've ever posted on. I've all but given up on posting anywhere else, because the flaming, ignorance, and fanboy-ness has just gotten completely out of control. I think F-Bod Father will agree with me on that. This is one of the last few sites where I feel totally comfortable posting and discussing, because almost everyone here can have a mature, thoughtful, sensible conversation. So thanks guys. I really appreciate it!
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…just like you guys, when someone repeatedly bashes on something YOU love (LS engines, American cars, Chevy, whatever.....) it undoubtedly gets pretty annoying.…
First off, I have to say this -

This was a great post! It's hard to hang with this crowd sometimes, I understand. Although no one has outright posted to me that my car sucks, I still have to read about the little respect the GTO gets. I think what you've done is a huge thing as far as expresing your right to defend imports (after all, I have one too )



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COME OOOOONNN!!!!!!! It's pretty obvious where this site stands on muscle car vs import and Chevy vs _______ .

Yes, imports are what they are. Hell say whatever you want about them. I don't care. But anyone that has the cajones to come to this site (CAMARO5!!!) and spout off about how cool your import or Ford or Dodge is - shouldn't be caught off guard when you get some blow back. If you want to post that stuff here go right ahead. Those of you that do it know what you're doing and do it deliberately. Enough with acting surprised by the resonse you get. It could be a lot worse. The fact that is isn't says a lot about the people here.

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Old 01-13-2008, 08:46 PM   #16
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lol looking at the title I thought this was a former honda owner's support thread.
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COME OOOOONNN!!!!!!! It's pretty obvious where this site stands on muscle car vs import and Chevy vs _______ .

Yes, imports are what they are. Hell say whatever you want about them. I don't care. But anyone that has the cajones to come to this site (CAMARO5!!!) and spout off about how cool your import or Ford or Dodge is - shouldn't be caught off guard when you get some blow back. If you want to post that stuff here go right ahead. Those of you that do it know what you're doing and do it deliberately. Enough with acting surprised by the resonse you get. It could be a lot worse. The fact that is isn't says a lot about the people here.

Firstly, I never posted here, "spouting off about how cool my import is"....
so you're probably refering to someone else.
Even though my car IS incredibly cool....even for an import!

I registered here to get some info and facts about the new Camaro, being I am considering getting one, should the price and reliability be right for me, in the not too distant future.

Secondly, I've been a member on LS1-Tech.com for a long time, and always recieved nothing but respect from the guys over there....and everyone knows LS1-Tech is WWAAAYYY more hardcore than any other GM-based community, including this one.
lol

I don't mind debate...it's healthy.
I just prefer to debate with people who are informed enthusiasts...not just waving an american flag and repeating things they've heard on Muscle-Car TV.
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. . . repeating things they've heard on Muscle-Car TV.
Hey, I watch Spike's redneck TV (aka The Powerblock -Horsepower, Muscle Car, Extreme 4x4 and Trucks) every weekend. I think they had a civic once on one of the shows (Horsepower) . . . they added 10 hp (up 15% over baseline) for about $1000 if I remember correctly. It was a few years ago though
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^^^ ROFL

10hp for $1000!!!


That's gotta sting a little.
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Can't you add 5x that power for about 50 bucks? What's a Powered by Honda sticker going for these days?
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I honestly feel this thread has reached it usefulness.

The point has been made; respect regardless of what one drives.

If anyone feels "slighted", or "feels like it's hard to hang out with this crowd sometimes", or, feels their car doesn't get quite the respect he/she feels it should, please remember;

A. If you feel "slighted", communicate respectfully and discuss why you feel that way. It'll probably be resolved pretty quickly w/o any hurt feelings.

B. If you feel its hard to hang out with this crowd at times, contact a Mod./Admin., post more often, and explain why you feel that way.

C. If you feel your car doesn't receive the respect it deserves, remember, almost all of the members here do respect you and your vehicle, whatever you drive. Also remember, this site is primarily "Camaro oriented". That being said, from what I've read/seen, 99.9% of our members accept and respect anyone regardless of what he/she drives.

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES HERE, AND TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.

Can we all please just enjoy this forum. All of the different opinions, thoughts, loyalties, vehicles, etc. are what make being a part of the automotive community so enjoyable.

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