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    Anyone know what this is?

    what did this guy do to his engine? What kind blue tubing is that?

    http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...329_4_full.jpg

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    I cant say for sure, but it looks like a cosmetic thing.....

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by elwesso
    I cant say for sure, but it looks like a cosmetic thing.....
    Looks like rice to me.

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    You can't rice out an american car.

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMNineInchNails
    You can't rice out an american car.
    You can't? The owner of the car in the picture's certainly working on it. The guys with the Summit catalogs and their 'Spectre' hose braid add-ons have been doing it for 20 years. Think it's called Uncle Ben's

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUILDINGCTSAMG
    what did this guy do to his engine? What kind blue tubing is that?

    http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...329_4_full.jpg

    It's just large diameter wire/hose protector or loom. Look close and you'll probably find a LITTLE of it under your hood, in black. A lot of it in blue is semi-silly - at least .

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    the term "rice" is directed towards Japenesse cars.

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    I was admiring it so i dont think its all tht rice, it looked too garbeled.....but a nice idea. I want to dress up my engine

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMNineInchNails
    You can't rice out an american car.
    Sure you can.......
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    um yeah, that car has a blower, not a turbo. if it's blown, it can't be called rice. Besides it wouldn't make sence. A riced out car that comes from america? no i think not.

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Actually, I cannot say this is what these blue hoses are, but its quite a common new upgrade on high performance cars here in Japan. You get rid of all the old squishy rubber and replace it all with this new and stronger tubing and hoses. It may just be crap though. I'm not in the USA so I don't know if upgrading to high performance silicone hoses is common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMNineInchNails
    um yeah, that car has a blower, not a turbo. if it's blown, it can't be called rice. Besides it wouldn't make sence. A riced out car that comes from america? no i think not.
    How do you know that car's got a blower? The scoop? Know anything about Cavaliers? I see a big front-to-rear bug-catcher on a car with a little transverse four.

    Common definition of rice is a tacky add-on intended to make a car look like it's faster, and while the term originated with teenagers and Hondas there's certainly no requirement that the vehicle involved be Japanese.

    Historically, if you go back to the '60s and '70s, slapper bars and long spring shackles and chrome junk steel Cragar wheels where the moral equivalent of modern-day rice.

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    the ricer topic has been resurrected! Viva Rice!
    I'm dying to see HotRodSaint dig his heels into this one.

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    Rice or not, Ugly. Looks like some blue noodle interconnecting toys my boys used to have when they were toddlers.

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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    im actually thinking about taking all the wires in my car and putting a silver silicon thing around them, which is what this guy did with blue, i would put the wires back onlike this guy who put the wires ontop of the engine
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    http://www.deyemeracing.com/PL/dressupkit.html

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