: worst car fad



Tony Alvarado
05-12-13, 04:31 AM
Spinners. Those damned spinning rims were so gross. I was in high school when they became popular, and EVERYONE at my school was in love with em... except me. "they keep spinning, even when you stop!" I hated those chromed turds from day one. Haha. I suppose we've all seen a perfectly good car ruined by some weak fad at some time. Any worse than the dreaded spinning twenty inch rim though?

Aron9000
05-12-13, 05:40 AM
I'd say the HUGE wheel fad is way worse than the spinner. You have to completely hack the car to hell to get these to fit, then it looks like a 4wd truck. At least with those spinner wheels you could take them off with no problems. Also notice the shop is called "rent-a-wheel". If you actually pay the whole loan amount you end up paying $10,000 for a $5000 set of wheels. Needless to say if you see an old Cadillac in the hood with its wheels gone, its more likely they were repossessed than stolen.

http://rentawheel.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/341-1990-cadillac-brougham-on-24-viscera-728.jpg

BlazerZR5
05-12-13, 09:21 AM
^we have "rent&roll" here. Hahaha!! why's it gotta be the hood? I've seen them repo wheels in the mall parking lot across the street from my work! lol.


The worst fad I can think of is candy paint jobs. I've seen some sought after cars painted clown colors:( usually the candy paint accompanies the spinner wheels,tonka truck lift,and trimming for clearance tho.


another one I'm starting to see locally among the euro guys is hoods that the paint has been stripped,and allowed to rust..so you'll see a nice shiny Audi/VW with a rusty hood.looks awful IMO

Submariner409
05-12-13, 09:53 AM
You gotta have wings to keep all that horsepower at the rear wheels plastered to the ground at 30 mph ...........

cadillac kevin
05-12-13, 10:33 AM
You gotta have wings to keep all that horsepower at the rear wheels plastered to the ground at 30 mph ...........

If they turn too fast, they'll break the front bumper on the ground.

I hate the F+F/ NFS underground look that it seems alot of people do to their cars...pick the ugliest body kit, the biggest wing, big rims, paint it the most garish color you can find, then plaster it with racing decals, tribal vinyls, and tint you got off the discount rack because no one else wanted that color that you then install incorrectly (or if it has a mirror fade on half of it, be sure to install the mirrored part facing the wrong way on every piece of glass (bonus points for putting the mirror at the bottom or on one of the sides instead of at the top on only 1 window).)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-12-13, 10:42 AM
Ricers were a big fad in the early 2000's, but is dying off now. After about 2007 or so, modified sport compacts are getting very hard to find. I of course did not understand the idea of putting all this bodywork on a car with 118 hp and never modifying the engine.

Donks are a terrible look, but aren't as widespread as ricers were. Donks of course are limited to the more "urban" areas. Nothing annoys me more than a clean classic full size car getting the "ghetto" treatment. Leave them stock!

As far as OEM trends, I don't like hybrids or electric vehicles. A small diesel engine will often get mileage as good as a hybrid if not better, but doesn't appeal to the green crowd as much. Plus, diesels are awesome.

Stingroo
05-12-13, 10:48 AM
Hellaflush.

God I hate that stuff.

orconn
05-12-13, 11:30 AM
The current fad in automobile styling. The high side, slit window and so called "coupe" styling of just about any sedan out there today is not only monotonous, but the shapes are all so similar that one has to look closely at the "lipstick" on the pigs to tell who the culprit who foisted the ugly creation on us really is!

I had a longer than usual drive in traffic the other day and was struck with the unrelenting repetition on truly ugly designs. First we had "Mac Mansions" in all their "kitschy" glory, now we have cars that, for all price differences, look like Prius clones. Shame on the auto industry to degrade our visual environment this way!

Ranger
05-12-13, 11:34 AM
Fart can mufflers! :nuffsaid:

Aztec ETC ECS
05-12-13, 11:51 AM
I know this is a big one but I never got it.

http://moneygunsweed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/lowrider.jpg

The-Dullahan
05-12-13, 12:10 PM
What about that fad where people actually drove TOYOTA products...like...on purpose.

cadillac kevin
05-12-13, 12:50 PM
I know this is a big one but I never got it.



I definitely appreciate the massive amount of work that goes into lowriders and think they are things of beauty (shag interiors and chain wheels excluded), but I never got the point of hopping your car 6 feet in the air and destroying it in the process.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-12-13, 01:10 PM
I definitely appreciate the massive amount of work that goes into lowriders and think they are things of beauty (shag interiors and chain wheels excluded), but I never got the point of hopping your car 6 feet in the air and destroying it in the process.
^Sí.
If I'm gonna bounce & damage my car, it's gonna be through engine torque!

orconn
05-12-13, 02:03 PM
I think the low riders extremes of function are like so many things we humans pursue. If it can be done, or more to the point if people tell us it can't be done, then we will strive to do it.

There are so many things which make no sense which we slavishly desire and work so hard to own. Some of it is to fit into a group, and to gain esteem of others by our accomplishment or possession of these things or their acting out in our behavior. I say as long as it doesn't hurt others and keeps people striving for the ultimate then let it be. Far be it from me to what others like .... unless they seek to impose it on me!

vincentm
05-12-13, 02:06 PM
I know this is a big one but I never got it.

http://moneygunsweed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/lowrider.jpg


That's been around for decades, i actually like the Lowrider scene, it's better than donk mobiles, or pokemon ricer import crap..

thebigjimsho
05-12-13, 02:35 PM
Bumper stickers.

cadi509
05-12-13, 02:52 PM
Low rider guys are much like old hot rod guys deep down they just love an old clean Chevy, ford etc....

cadillac kevin
05-12-13, 03:14 PM
What about those stupid car eyelashes?

vincentm
05-12-13, 04:54 PM
What about those stupid car eyelashes?

I want to hit em with a weed whacker whenever i come across a car with those

Hoosier Daddy
05-12-13, 06:15 PM
What about those stupid car eyelashes?
Never heard of them before now. I could not believe what Google showed me.

orconn
05-12-13, 06:38 PM
^^^ Glad you clued me in on the car eye lashes. Now if I can just find a pair of bushy ones and an appropriate mustache my Seville can have a new life as a Groucho Marx-mobile! Next the Grey Wolf will be asking for a cigar.

MoistCabbage
05-12-13, 06:57 PM
There's a white Siena van around here with lashes..... Special kind of stupid.

thebigjimsho
05-12-13, 07:05 PM
Eyelashes are fine on Beetles. Just keep proclaiming you're a chick car...

MoistCabbage
05-12-13, 07:08 PM
Not sure if this counts as a "fad", but this is good a place as any to post these.

People that stick too much after market crap on their cars

A few years ago, I saw this ridiculous Geo Metro outside a gas station. Mismatched hubcaps from different makes, badging from random cars, ....and fender skirts. The driver was an older man, maybe in his 60's, apparently a former marine from what he was wearing, and some of the stickers on the cars..

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/5_zps87115f20.png (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/5_zps87115f20.png.html)

A year or so later, same gas station, same spot, same driver. He's "upgraded". Still a metro, the even sadder convertible. Needless to say, he's stepped it up a few notches...

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/securedownload3_zpsd0a40acf.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/securedownload3_zpsd0a40acf.jpg.html)

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/securedownload4_zps7a3ba492.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/securedownload4_zps7a3ba492.jpg.html)

See how many different "accessories" you can count.

Ranger
05-12-13, 08:35 PM
:vomit:

orconn
05-12-13, 08:56 PM
Damn those Geo Metros are neat! The guy must be very proud of his creation. And to think he's got two of them! Bet he also designed some of those "Mac Mansions" that have brought pseudo Victorian kitsch back into vogue.

The-Dullahan
05-13-13, 12:36 AM
^^^ Glad you clued me in on the car eye lashes. Now if I can just find a pair of bushy ones and an appropriate mustache my Seville can have a new life as a Groucho Marx-mobile! Next the Grey Wolf will be asking for a cigar.

They make Moustaches. I saw one in Vegas at Whole Foods once (Which is where Hipsters shop. Hipsters like Moustaches and wear them as jewelry or printed on T-Shirts)

I saw it on a little Ford Focus with Washington plats, after the owner tried to berate me for my parking.

Google Image Search leads me to believe that the #1 Brand of Moustaches for Cars is called "Carstache".

Are you a Prius-Driving Hipster from San Francisco? A Sebring owner from Washington? Do you have "Ironic" fashion or an Apple logo tattoo? Do you enjoy taking a typewriter to Starbucks, but totally not for attention or anything? Then have we ever got the perfect product for you!

http://sfcitizen.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/7J7C0001-copy.jpg.

In hindsight, I have a friend with a large steel grille on his Brougham designed to resemble some fangs. However, his Brougham suffers from the same problem mine does in that it is nearly impossible to find a photograph of it without a naked woman, so I won't post it. In fact, I know two other Hearses with mouths.

Aron9000
05-13-13, 02:24 AM
Hellaflush.

God I hate that stuff.

The Lexus SC is "THE" hella-flush car right now. I can't tell you how many of these morons buy a tired or just plain junked out 90's SC for CHEAP. Their only mods are the huge wheels, and hacked to hell supsension. The rest of the car looks like ass with peeling paint, screwed up fender lips from where they tried to roll the fenders out, dents, fugged up headlights, trashed interiors, burnt out dash displays, etc

bigm57ict
05-13-13, 09:34 AM
LED lights.
It's a great technology that has many good uses. That doesn't mean they are the best choice for any type of lighting.

I'm not only talking to the aftermarket. Many new cars are coming out with LEDs in the taillights and other places that are obviously only there because they are trendy, not because they are the best design.

You can also add bad HID conversions to this...

CadillacCastle
05-13-13, 09:35 AM
Why do people put those fake plastic Buick fender port holes on their cars? I don't think they know what they are. I am sure they are a cheap Autozone product.

bigm57ict
05-13-13, 09:37 AM
I saw an SUV the other day that had them installed on the door :confused:

Do they even know what "vents" are for?

Aztec ETC ECS
05-13-13, 09:48 AM
http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/decal-576x363.jpg

bigm57ict
05-13-13, 10:20 AM
Along the same lines. Anybody remember the yellow "Baby On Board" signs in the windows?
That started a whole slew of spinoffs.

cadillac kevin
05-13-13, 11:13 AM
I saw an SUV the other day that had them installed on the door :confused:

Do they even know what "vents" are for?

There was an early 80s deville posted in the RWD forum once ( put up simply to laugh at). In addition to big rims, a horrid paint job, interior wood trim painted rattle can blue and a ghetto stereo, it had early 80s electra vents stuck on the sides of the fenders. IMO, it was the worst thing done to the car.

Ranger
05-13-13, 11:23 AM
Along the same lines. Anybody remember the yellow "Baby On Board" signs in the windows?
That started a whole slew of spinoffs.
Oh I hate those. Like some idiot is going to see that sign, lay on the brakes and drive cautiously until he/she gets past the baby car. Paleese. :bigroll:

mackey
05-13-13, 12:08 PM
stick figure family vinyl on the rear window

trendy cause accessories (i.e. pink mustaches)

Aztec ETC ECS
05-13-13, 12:14 PM
Along the same lines. Anybody remember the yellow "Baby On Board" signs in the windows?
That started a whole slew of spinoffs.
Let's not forget Seymore Butts.
This one was kinda funny.
(can't find a pic)

orconn
05-13-13, 12:16 PM
I always thought that the "Baby on Board" car signs had more to do with the ego of the mother than the safety od the child. "Look, see I got pregnant and now have a baby, oh the wonders of me!" However, maybe the real emphasis should have been "I got Married and had a kid" that's how I got this nice car! With almost 50% of all births in this country being to unwed mothers, that perhaps would be something to be proud of.[COLOR="Silver"]

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drewsdeville
05-13-13, 01:29 PM
The worst? Any that the driver uses to try to make a statement to others with their transportation device. My least favorite is little boys with big pickup trucks. Lift kits, knobby tires, CB whip antennas, a set of balls hanging from the shiny unused receiver hitch, a 'FEAR THIS' bumper sticker, and of course the noise pollution associated with it all. Even better are the ones that use mud to aesthetically accessorize their vehicle. Gotta make sure to roll through some wetlands before heading out on the town. That way everyone knows he means business.

MoistCabbage
05-13-13, 01:48 PM
Let's not forget Seymore Butts.
This one was kinda funny.
(can't find a pic)

LOL! I had one of those when I was little. Forgot about him.

Tony Alvarado
05-13-13, 02:25 PM
Haha, I didn't realize how many fads there really were, and I almost forgot how much I hated the big ol' 4x4 "compensater", lifted and tricked out in chrome for the gnarliest deepest pit in the car wash... seriously, most of the gigantic, knobby tired, 8 foot trucks I see never leave the asphalt.so for that, they're up there with spinner dubs in my book.

vincentm
05-13-13, 06:35 PM
The worst? Any that the driver uses to try to make a statement to others with their transportation device. My least favorite is little boys with big pickup trucks. Lift kits, knobby tires, CB whip antennas, a set of balls hanging from the shiny unused receiver hitch, a 'FEAR THIS' bumper sticker, and of course the noise pollution associated with it all. Even better are the ones that use mud to aesthetically accessorize their vehicle. Gotta make sure to roll through some wetlands before heading out on the town. That way everyone knows he means business.

Welcome to SE washington...the overalls and yee hawing is plenty here...

Ranger
05-13-13, 09:17 PM
Hehe. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with. Smallest guy in the office. Truck jacked so high he almost needed a step stool to climb in. :histeric: The over compensation was so obvious.

creeker
05-13-13, 11:05 PM
^^^ Glad you clued me in on the car eye lashes. Now if I can just find a pair of bushy ones and an appropriate mustache my Seville can have a new life as a Groucho Marx-mobile! Next the Grey Wolf will be asking for a cigar.

Dont forget the glasses and cigar.

talismandave
05-13-13, 11:58 PM
Not what I consider worst, but funniest IMO was JC Whitney has "dummy CB antenna" to give your car "that CB look"! :lol:
Great...now you too can get your window broken!

MoistCabbage
05-14-13, 01:23 AM
People steal CBs? :hmm:

Aztec ETC ECS
05-14-13, 08:21 AM
People steal CBs? :hmm:
Shhh. He's still livin' in the '80's.

bigm57ict
05-14-13, 08:39 AM
Not what I consider worst, but funniest IMO was JC Whitney has "dummy CB antenna" to give your car "that CB look"! :lol:
Great...now you too can get your window broken!

Followed later by the fake car phone antenna.

EcSTSatic
05-14-13, 08:57 AM
subwoofers - aka weapons of bass destruction. It's nothing but noise pollution. I can feel them when they are nearby. Why do people feel like they can impose their musical "taste" on everyone around them? i wish there was an effective way to enforce the city ordinance.

Section 7.41.010 Loud and unnecessary noise prohibited.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to make, continue, or allow to be made or continued, any excessive, unnecessary, unusual or loud noise which creates a nuisance or injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of property of any person of reasonable sensibilities residing in or occupying the area unless the making and continuing of such noise is necessary for the protection and preservation of property or the health and safety of some individual.
(b) The following acts, which enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, are hereby declared to be noise nuisances in violation of this section and are unlawful:
(1) The playing or permitting or causing the playing of any radio, radio receiving set, television, phonograph, "boom box," loudspeaker, drum, juke box, nickelodeon, musical instrument, sound amplifier or similar device which produces, reproduces, or amplifies sound when done in such a manner or with such volume, intensity, or with continued duration so as to annoy, to distress, or to disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of any person of reasonable sensibilities within the vicinity or hearing thereof. This subsection shall not apply to persons who have written authorization for an event which includes use of such a device, or to the police or public authorities who are using such a device in the performance of their duties.

thebigjimsho
05-14-13, 09:12 AM
Bass in yo face!

talismandave
05-14-13, 09:15 AM
People steal CBs? :hmm:

They did when they were selling the "dummies".


Shhh. He's still livin' in the '80's.

Yes, that was in the early 80's they were selling them. I don't think even Whitney could find buyers for them now.

cadillac kevin
05-14-13, 09:24 AM
They did when they were selling the "dummies".

Yes, that was in the early 80's they were selling them. I don't think even Whitney could find buyers for them now.

Go up to the hood.....there's old farts up there in conversion vans and old trucks with 5 cb whips and all that other crap that JC Whitney used to sell (curb feelers, stick on chrome, additional side markers etc)

creeker
05-14-13, 09:32 AM
Not what I consider worst, but funniest IMO was JC Whitney has "dummy CB antenna" to give your car "that CB look"! :lol:
Great...now you too can get your window broken!

Whats a c.b.?, sorry ,couldn't resist. I actually had one in the 70's.

bigm57ict
05-14-13, 10:34 AM
subwoofers - aka weapons of bass destruction. It's nothing but noise pollution. I can feel them when they are nearby. Why do people feel like they can impose their musical "taste" on everyone around them? i wish there was an effective way to enforce the city ordinance.

Amen!

I do find it amusing when I end up behind one which has various parts on the car buzzing and rattling - ready to fall off from the vibrations.

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I am also entertained by people with different priorites than I, when it comes to fixing up an old car.

I ended up next to a '78 Coupe Deville yesterday. It was in need of paint and body work. The fillers, of course, were shot. The engine was making noises it shouldn't. But he sure had a nice set of chrome wire rims and fancy red tint on the windows! :rolleyes:

vincentm
05-14-13, 10:35 AM
subwoofers - aka weapons of bass destruction. It's nothing but noise pollution. I can feel them when they are nearby. Why do people feel like they can impose their musical "taste" on everyone around them? i wish there was an effective way to enforce the city ordinance.

Section 7.41.010 Loud and unnecessary noise prohibited.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to make, continue, or allow to be made or continued, any excessive, unnecessary, unusual or loud noise which creates a nuisance or injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of property of any person of reasonable sensibilities residing in or occupying the area unless the making and continuing of such noise is necessary for the protection and preservation of property or the health and safety of some individual.
(b) The following acts, which enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, are hereby declared to be noise nuisances in violation of this section and are unlawful:
(1) The playing or permitting or causing the playing of any radio, radio receiving set, television, phonograph, "boom box," loudspeaker, drum, juke box, nickelodeon, musical instrument, sound amplifier or similar device which produces, reproduces, or amplifies sound when done in such a manner or with such volume, intensity, or with continued duration so as to annoy, to distress, or to disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of any person of reasonable sensibilities within the vicinity or hearing thereof. This subsection shall not apply to persons who have written authorization for an event which includes use of such a device, or to the police or public authorities who are using such a device in the performance of their duties.

I run just one 10" sub and it hits hard. But most folks do it to compete in sound competitions. These cars don't bother me.

Ranger
05-14-13, 10:57 AM
subwoofers - aka weapons of bass destruction. It's nothing but noise pollution. I can feel them when they are nearby. Why do people feel like they can impose their musical "taste" on everyone around them? i wish there was an effective way to enforce the city ordinance.

I suppose you could follow them and call the police. They'd have to respond and enforce the law.

EcSTSatic
05-14-13, 12:03 PM
I suppose you could follow them and call the police. They'd have to respond and enforce the law.

If they ever park on my block and crank it up you can bet I will. I don't think the police would take me seriously if i said i was following a violator. They have more important things to do and i respect that.
One summer at a big annual car show downtown, some guys thought they could cruise thru and blast away with their system. The cops came down hard on them and shut them down. We already had bands playing the event thank-you.

CadillacCastle
05-14-13, 01:39 PM
I can't stand the boom noise from those cars too. I was told about a solution to it, get a tazer gun and zap their car antenna and it will burn their high dollar noise maker up. I have not tried this but I will try it on my neighbors car. And there is no way to prove what happened. I was told the speaker mounting bolts are loosened to make the speakers more annoying. I called the police on a black truck that goes by my house making that noise and the Deputy Sheriff sent 2 cars to their house. I hope they get caught driving and drinking when they get pulled over because of the noise. A DWI will cost them at least 5,000.

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That is "short man syndrome". little man, big truck. I feel normal size at 6'1", my cousin is 6' 6".

The-Dullahan
05-14-13, 01:50 PM
I feel my extensive audio system is justifiable, as I do not use it for that, though it is far larger and louder than the ghettoblasters I have ever seen. More often than not, I keep the volume incredibly low and regardless, I do not listen to that BOOM-BANG-BOOM crap that is called music nowadays. If I do turn it any higher, it is only marginally so and that is only if I am on the interstate and the windows are down, so there is ambient noise to cancel out. Realistically, I think I keep mine (normally) below where people keep their factory stereo systems...It just has far higher potential, which is only used in appropriate situations where it will not disturb others...And one time in a parking garage, where a friend turned it up and set off every car alarm at Universal Studios...

As for using an electrical weapon to attack the antenna and disable the system, that sounds entirely impossible, given how a typical electrical system works. Regardless, didn't they stop making cars without power antennas in like...1970?

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Not what I consider worst, but funniest IMO was JC Whitney has "dummy CB antenna" to give your car "that CB look"! :lol:
Great...now you too can get your window broken!

Last year, I saw a car with a bumper sticker over the rear window that said "I MISS DETROIT".

I broke his window out, stole the stereo unit, three speakers, all the change in the cupholders, broke his ignition lock, leaving the wires dangling to the floor and left a note that read "I hope this helps :) "

MoistCabbage
05-14-13, 01:51 PM
Most motor cycles accelerating a little harder than necessary on city streets are louder than someone driving around with big subs. Nobody seems to complain about them. Either way, the noise only lasts a few seconds as they pass by.


I can't stand the boom noise from those cars too. I was told about a solution to it, get a tazer gun and zap their car antenna and it will burn their high dollar noise maker up. I have not tried this but I will try it on my neighbors car. And there is no way to prove what happened. I was told the speaker mounting bolts are loosened to make the speakers more annoying. I called the police on a black truck that goes by my house making that noise and the Deputy Sheriff sent 2 cars to their house. I hope they get caught driving and drinking when they get pulled over because of the noise. A DWI will cost them at least 5,000.

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That is "short man syndrome". little man, big truck. I feel normal size at 6'1", my cousin is 6' 6".How exactly can you justify trying to cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in property damage through vandalism, because someone played loud music....?

Aztec ETC ECS
05-14-13, 01:51 PM
Yes, that was in the early 80's they were selling them. I don't think even Whitney could find buyers for them now.
Yes, it's a blur but I was there.

CadillacCastle
05-14-13, 01:55 PM
I dont think so since my 98 Deville has a power antenna. Electrical weapon? Ghetto blasters are a weapon to me relaxing so it is the weapon. Rap is NOT music, it is a noise.

MoistCabbage
05-14-13, 01:57 PM
Isn't that what they said about rock and roll?

CadillacCastle
05-14-13, 01:59 PM
yes yes yes, live and learn. I could burn their car but would not want them to collect insurance.

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rock and roll takes talent and a good voice. Rap noise is only fast talking with no talent at all.

orconn
05-14-13, 02:26 PM
In my view, much of "rap" is a supposedly socially acceptable medium for the expression of behavior and attitudes that are not only intolerable to society but detrimental to the human race. The fact that the original source of "rap" was an under privileged and abused (although much of the abuse was ethnically self inflicted, at least in the last thirty years) is no excuse for the acceptability of many of the opinions and sentiments expressed in "Rap." .

I do not find "rap" musically pleasant or even environmentally tolerable ... accept to educate the rest of society as to the depths to which some of our fellow man can fall in their disrespect for other members of the human race.

MoistCabbage
05-14-13, 03:12 PM
What people choose to listen to isn't up to anyone but themselves. Playing it (or any other style of music) loudly, doesn't give anyone the right to vandalize a car. That's all I'm saying.

..... I wonder if the people who complain about the young kid in a Civic, playing Jay Z, or the cop who would pull him over, would do the same if it were an older driver in a '69 camaro, playing Aerosmith.

orconn
05-14-13, 03:44 PM
^^^ A persons rights regardless of their age extend to their own space not to the space of others. When the so called enjoyment of one person's taste infringes on another person's enjoyment of their own taste within their own space, regardless of the age of the perpetrator, then I would come down on the side of the one being violated.

Too often the objection to uncivil behavior is interpreted and blamed to some kind of prejudice on the part of person who is offended, when in fact the objection is really caused by a disapproval of the rude and uncivil action.

vincentm
05-14-13, 04:09 PM
I can't stand the boom noise from those cars too. I was told about a solution to it, get a tazer gun and zap their car antenna and it will burn their high dollar noise maker up. I have not tried this but I will try it on my neighbors car. And there is no way to prove what happened. I was told the speaker mounting bolts are loosened to make the speakers more annoying. I called the police on a black truck that goes by my house making that noise and the Deputy Sheriff sent 2 cars to their house. I hope they get caught driving and drinking when they get pulled over because of the noise. A DWI will cost them at least 5,000.

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That is "short man syndrome". little man, big truck. I feel normal size at 6'1", my cousin is 6' 6".

Someone try any of that to my car i'll replace it all with an even louder system...either that or find who did so and tape a grenade to their forehead and piss on their grave

Aztec ETC ECS
05-14-13, 04:21 PM
What people choose to listen to isn't up to anyone but themselves. Playing it (or any other style of music) loudly, doesn't give anyone the right to vandalize a car. That's all I'm saying.
How about an annoying aftermarket car alarm at 3AM that won't stop going off.
I hate that more than anything else car related! It will be vandalized on my block.

vincentm
05-14-13, 04:40 PM
I dont think so since my 98 Deville has a power antenna. Electrical weapon? Ghetto blasters are a weapon to me relaxing so it is the weapon. Rap is NOT music, it is a noise.

Define music...

orconn
05-14-13, 04:46 PM
^^^ If you like "rap" that is fine .... just don't subject me to it. I do draw the line at "rap" that defiles other human beings and advocates behavior which is against the individual and society ... I pity the person who finds that kind of rap enjoyable ... regardless of their excuse!

vincentm
05-14-13, 04:48 PM
^^^ If you like "rap" that is fine .... just don't subject me to it. I do draw the line at "rap" that defiles other human beings and advocates behavior which is against the individual and society ... I pity the person who finds that kind of rap enjoyable ... regardless of their excuse!


Then you must pity me then, oh well. moving on..

The-Dullahan
05-14-13, 05:33 PM
I dont think so since my 98 Deville has a power antenna. Electrical weapon? Ghetto blasters are a weapon to me relaxing so it is the weapon. Rap is NOT music, it is a noise.

Then why not live someplace where there are less neighbours, since it seems to be such a problem that you plot premeditated destruction of property on your neighbours. Seriously.

I do not agree with the music everyone else listens to hut I respect their freedom to enjoy it and their property enough not to destroy any of it for having a difference of opinion. Grow the **** up.

My closest neighbour in Nevada collects fire rescue vehicles. I never mind him playing with his horns or sirens because we are not dumb enough to build houses at the borderline of our property line, where we have to hear one another.

Maybe you annoy that neighbour of yours just as much in some way. Especially since it sounds like you tend to be basically right on top of him, since you can hear music originating FROM THE INSIDE of his car.

Also not to be the one to point this out, but you seem to hate every genre of music that anyone ever mentions. You've even started threads to advertise your hate of it in the past.

And on a final note, pointing out that your 98 DeVille (lol) has a power antenna is hardly a good argument against my point that it would be difficult to test your theory on a modern car because it would be difficult to find a modern car WITHOUT a power antenna. In fact, it lends credit to my statement.

CadillacCastle
05-14-13, 06:43 PM
You do not know what you are talking about son. I am 300 feet from the road and the neighbors complained about the truck noise. The noise should not be louder than my tv in my house. People that make that noise are starving for attention. Why else put more speakers on the outside of the car. your credibility is shot. LOL
Then why not live someplace where there are less neighbours, since it seems to be such a problem that you plot premeditated destruction of property on your neighbours. Seriously.

I do not agree with the music everyone else listens to hut I respect their freedom to enjoy it and their property enough not to destroy any of it for having a difference of opinion. Grow the **** up.

My closest neighbour in Nevada collects fire rescue vehicles. I never mind him playing with his horns or sirens because we are not dumb enough to build houses at the borderline of our property line, where we have to hear one another.

Maybe you annoy that neighbour of yours just as much in some way. Especially since it sounds like you tend to be basically right on top of him, since you can hear music originating FROM THE INSIDE of his car.

Also not to be the one to point this out, but you seem to hate every genre of music that anyone ever mentions. You've even started threads to advertise your hate of it in the past.

And on a final note, pointing out that your 98 DeVille (lol) has a power antenna is hardly a good argument against my point that it would be difficult to test your theory on a modern car because it would be difficult to find a modern car WITHOUT a power antenna. In fact, it lends credit to my statement.

The-Dullahan
05-14-13, 09:40 PM
Why would anyone sane live that close to a roadway? I think you need to check who has lost their credibility, you ****ing asshat.

EcSTSatic
05-15-13, 08:57 AM
Another fad I'm glad to see is dead are the lowered minitrucks. The ones with the tiny rims with tires that stuck out from the wells. They were so impractical because they couldn't handle any dips or bumps, always crawling through intersections.

10 Worst Automotive Car Fads (http://editorial.autos.msn.com/listarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=1069499)

talismandave
05-15-13, 10:07 AM
About a quarter of the music I own is rap.

Playing it in a convertible, I am sure there have been times it was too loud for someone. I would hope that whoever was offended would be mature and rational enough not to become obsessed with the temporary situation to the point of seeking revenge. People who expect the world to be inhabited by only others who think, feel, and act, exactly as they do (and think others should), are destined to be permanently miserable without professional help.:(

That said, I also do not like the cars that are so loud you can feel three cars away without hearing the music. I tolerate them until I, or they, move away. Being cars, which are mobile by nature, that is the easiest solution. To seek retribution for some momentary irritation would seem to me to be a bit of an extreme reaction. I am sure just as often I irritate them with my gradual acceleration away from a light, or my strictly following the posted speed limit. These are the trade-offs we make to live as a society of individuals sharing the same space.

Like any music there are rap pieces that are good and bad. There are also, like all musical trends of the past, pieces that are, in their nature, designed to be controversial or counter-culture. That dose not mean that there aren't also pieces that are musically complex and lyrically beautiful. Just as with the music trends of past generations, the controversial aspects have done exactly what was intended. They have formed a music for the current generation that is hated by the older generation, thus allowing the young to enjoy it and the ability to piss off the old at the same time. :wisdom:

The society didn't crumble when the flappers danced wildly, or when Elvis gyrated. We even survived the "noise" and "lack of any musical value" of the Beatles. We will be able to survive this also. At least the people who can control their irrational beliefs and emotions with people who do not meet their standards of conduct. They will end up in jail or a mental hospital eventually.
Or perhaps a compound in the woods.:lol:

Summary for those who don't want to read this whole long winded post....
Hey....you kids.....get off my lawn!:cursin:

vincentm
05-15-13, 10:16 AM
Another fad I'm glad to see is dead are the lowered minitrucks. The ones with the tiny rims with tires that stuck out from the wells. They were so impractical because they couldn't handle any dips or bumps, always crawling through intersections.

10 Worst Automotive Car Fads (http://editorial.autos.msn.com/listarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=1069499)

We used to slam Chevy S10's Chevy Luvs, Mazda B2200's, and Nissan Hard bodies back in the day. It was fun

Dadillac
05-15-13, 03:53 PM
Rusty hoods

Don

greencadillacmatt
05-16-13, 03:40 AM
Wheels that have the REALLY stretched tires on them, tires that have no business being on a wheel that wide. They look like they are going to implode and cause a HUGE accident.

Tony Alvarado
05-17-13, 06:00 AM
I got a friend with a Subaru outback, he's pumping bass nonstop. His rearview mirror won't hold any position, even with the stereo off and his roof racks are about falling off... I hate riding in his car, and every time he goes by some "cool lookin cats" he turns it up even louder. All you can hear from outside the car is the racks rattling. Haha.
I think hearing what's going on in and around the car is more important and interesting than ear crushing bass.

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And let's not destroy each others cars... you don't mess with a mans wheels. I wouldn't do it to my worst enemy, because there is likely kids depending on those wheels, and it just doesn't seem right. Don't take it out on the cars, they don't know no better. I like to turn up the tunes once in a while, but I try to be neighborly. Destroying property is not neighborly.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-17-13, 08:52 AM
In my view, much of "rap" is a supposedly socially acceptable medium for the expression of behavior and attitudes that are not only intolerable to society but detrimental to the human race. The fact that the original source of "rap" was an under privileged and abused (although much of the abuse was ethnically self inflicted, at least in the last thirty years) is no excuse for the acceptability of many of the opinions and sentiments expressed in "Rap." .

I do not find "rap" musically pleasant or even environmentally tolerable ... accept to educate the rest of society as to the depths to which some of our fellow man can fall in their disrespect for other members of the human race.

If I didn't know better, I would swear you were a closet fan.

EChas3
05-17-13, 09:30 PM
I'm with T.A. Let's be neighborly and find some tolerance. Lay off property damage. That's just a step short of of assault and too often leads there.

I'm sure I don't realize the things I do to aggravate some people!

The-Dullahan
05-17-13, 09:52 PM
I can agree with Orconn. I am not a Rap fan, or a fan of disturbing the peace. A LOT of rap is disrespectful to women, men, particular individuals or racist.

A lot.

But a LOT of it isn't While I am not a real fan of rap and I can see that it has it's songs that are just vulgar or cruel, it has a lot that are not. Likewise, there are racist, vulgar or hateful themes in many other genres of music.

In a perfect world, everyone could just listen to a pure form of music, free of hate or vulgarity. Music with no use of profanity or cruelty.

Music like Black Metal.

Aron9000
05-18-13, 03:23 AM
Music like Black Metal.

That's a stone cold classic right there. Listening to it right now:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0_wes6bizs

Aztec ETC ECS
05-18-13, 10:27 AM
Music like Black Metal.

That's a stone cold classic right there. Listening to it right now:
I can go back & forth all day from Megadeth to 50 cent, Metallica to L.L., Maiden to Biggie...
But that SUX! Sounds like a poor Prodigy/Motörhead/Slayer bar band.

And anyone that believes that there was no murder or rape before the creation of rap, metal or even video games is not living in reality.

basscatt
05-18-13, 07:20 PM
FLAT BLACK -

everything painted flat-black -

back in the 60's and 70's the non-glare flat-black hood
actually had a purpose -

but now - EVERYTHING is painted flat-black -
car - wheels - taillights - headlights - any chrome trim -

to me - it looks like it got the first coat of black primer -
and the owner ran out of money -

there is NOTHING sharp about a car in primer -

ben.gators
05-18-13, 07:27 PM
108665

basscatt
05-18-13, 07:36 PM
I can go back & forth all day from Megadeth to 50 cent, Metallica to L.L., Maiden to Biggie...
But that SUX! Sounds like a poor Prodigy/Motörhead/Slayer bar band.

And anyone that believes that there was no murder or rape before the creation of rap, metal or even video games is not living in reality.
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And anyone that believes that there was no murder or rape
before the creation of rap, metal or even video games
is not living in reality.

it's not that murder - rape - and violence didn't exist
before rap - and video games -

it's the FACT that murder - rape - and violence
is so readily ACCEPTED - almost EXPECTED -
and DOESN'T disturb kids anymore -

and ANYONE who doesn't think people have become desensitized
to rape - murder - and violence BECAUSE of rap and violent video games
is ALSO living in a fantasy world -

trailor
05-18-13, 09:19 PM
The people who hate rusted hoods.... It's my style.

Plus it's a Honda. But it's my fun car...


108713

MrHolland
05-18-13, 09:30 PM
I'm certainly open to conversation. So, why is it rusted or why only the front end??? Please, help me to understand.

trailor
05-18-13, 10:00 PM
To be different. Everyone does just the good. So why not the front end.

Car was originally vogue silver metallic and I just wanted the low life.

trailor
05-18-13, 10:12 PM
Used to be in the body kit phase. Bought this gem wrecked and with a new little bit of money and time it turned out to be fun.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/switchbladekillabitch/6.jpg

CTSCHICK
05-19-13, 02:07 AM
The dual led lights on the hood by the washer fluid nozzle trend.
Glasspacks on any v8 sound like ass, If you want your car to sound like it has balls please change the camshaft and actually give the engine some balls.
v6's with loud aftermarket or lack of mufflers that sound like dump trucks.
Fart cans
Fender hash marks
Crusty Rusty rat rod's you built a cool looking car please give it a deserving paint job.
The take my crappy hubcaps off and show my crappy black steel wheels on my crappy family car trend
Donk'd out cars especially those sporting colors and logos of what ever company and name brand.
The ricer tow hitch trend
The guys with the modified cars that trailer them to the track just to drive them around like an ******* in the parking lot and never make a single pass, See a lot of that at Englishtown

Baby on Board and Transporting Show dog caution signs I still see a lot of those they expect everyone to be careful driving around their vehicles yet they are ones that drive like some of the biggest *******s I have ever seen on the road.
Same with the Minivan wanna be race cars with their stick figure families on the back window zig zagging lanes with no blinkers while their kids are watching t.v. in the back those *******s need to be pulled over and be charged with endangering their own children.

vincentm
05-19-13, 09:55 AM
The dual led lights on the hood by the washer fluid nozzle trend.
Glasspacks on any v8 sound like ass, If you want your car to sound like it has balls please change the camshaft and actually give the engine some balls.
v6's with loud aftermarket or lack of mufflers that sound like dump trucks.
Fart cans
Fender hash marks
Crusty Rusty rat rod's you built a cool looking car please give it a deserving paint job.
The take my crappy hubcaps off and show my crappy black steel wheels on my crappy family car trend
Donk'd out cars especially those sporting colors and logos of what ever company and name brand.
The ricer tow hitch trend
The guys with the modified cars that trailer them to the track just to drive them around like an ******* in the parking lot and never make a single pass, See a lot of that at Englishtown

Baby on Board and Transporting Show dog caution signs I still see a lot of those they expect everyone to be careful driving around their vehicles yet they are ones that drive like some of the biggest *******s I have ever seen on the road.
Same with the Minivan wanna be race cars with their stick figure families on the back window zig zagging lanes with no blinkers while their kids are watching t.v. in the back those *******s need to be pulled over and be charged with endangering their own children.

I like this CF member

The-Dullahan
05-19-13, 12:00 PM
...Well said.

Those fake tow hitches on ricers. I had never seen one until recently, but all within the last month, I have seen a ton of them. It is a shame I do not ever stop my car any place aside from work or the occasional hardware store or whatnot, because if I went to go wherever people like that go, I would love the opportunity to stop the owner and ask about it and what it is for, playing it off as if I had no clue about it's supposed purpose. I am really curious what story they would try to feed me.

cadillac kevin
05-19-13, 12:36 PM
...Well said.

Those fake tow hitches on ricers. I had never seen one until recently, but all within the last month, I have seen a ton of them. It is a shame I do not ever stop my car any place aside from work or the occasional hardware store or whatnot, because if I went to go wherever people like that go, I would love the opportunity to stop the owner and ask about it and what it is for, playing it off as if I had no clue about it's supposed purpose. I am really curious what story they would try to feed me.

"Cuz it's a race car bro"


Or as one of my friends (who drives a clean turbo'd SC300) said "It means that you're a really bad driver and you need them because you keep going in the ditch or your car is a hunk of junk that keeps breaking down and needs to get towed all the time"

Aztec ETC ECS
05-19-13, 01:11 PM
...Well said.

Those fake tow hitches on ricers. I had never seen one until recently, but all within the last month, I have seen a ton of them. It is a shame I do not ever stop my car any place aside from work or the occasional hardware store or whatnot, because if I went to go wherever people like that go, I would love the opportunity to stop the owner and ask about it and what it is for, playing it off as if I had no clue about it's supposed purpose. I am really curious what story they would try to feed me.
They're not fake. They're used to pull them out of the woods or a ditch after over-drifting.

cadillac kevin
05-19-13, 01:25 PM
They're not fake. They're used to pull them out of the woods or a ditch after over-drifting.

So essentially, it's for if you're a bad driver (also 95%+ of the cars with them are never used on a track)

CTSCHICK
05-19-13, 02:55 PM
We all know that the majority of those cars sporting the tow hooks are there just for looks

Forgot this one the Tourist bumper stickers that copy the European International vehicle registration stickers that are used to show what country a car is from.

http://i43.tinypic.com/3150cpt.jpg


http://i41.tinypic.com/2viiedz.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/2ekkoqt.jpg

orconn
05-19-13, 04:49 PM
Yeah, when I moved back East and first saw those OBX stickers on the back of cars (usually on SUVs) I thought they meant the driver was an obstetrician! I thought people must be having a lot of babies in Northern Virginia!

The other car sticker thing so very prevalent on cars in NOVA was the college and university stickers that people stuck on there to tell everyone how well their kids had done getting into prestigious schools. I noticed there were a lot of Penn, Harvard and Princeton stickers but very few University of Virginia stickers. The I figured out that very kids from NOVA are admitted to UVA because if they just did their admissions based on merit their would be only kids from NOVA at UVA!

The-Dullahan
05-19-13, 05:53 PM
They're not fake. They're used to pull them out of the woods or a ditch after over-drifting.

I'll believe that if you can find me a video of a flimsy aluminium tow point, attached directly to the fibreglass bumper of their body kit with two sheetrock screws pulling a car "out of the woods or a ditch".

As for stickers, some classicly overused and ludicrous nominees are

"My Other Car Is A [Topical Item]"

"Proud Parent of a [School nobody has ever heard of] Student/Honour Roll Student"

"[Polician/Year]" (especially if they did not win) Also look for any cliche about not liking the government.

"[General Religious Propaganda]" (Not to point fingers, but these are usually from those Christian people) Don't forget the "Jesus Fish"

The Southern "Stars And Bars" flag, which just advertises to the world that you are usually either racist, ignorant or some combination thereof.

"13.1" or "26.2" because apparently it is supposed to impress me that you know how long a Marathon is?

And one of my personal favourites,

"Sports Team that no one has heard of"

Aztec ETC ECS
05-19-13, 07:46 PM
I'll believe that if you can find me a video of a flimsy aluminium tow point, attached directly to the fibreglass bumper of their body kit with two sheetrock screws pulling a car "out of the woods or a ditch".
OK. You win. But I did find this. I know it doesn't have that silly hitch but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nkgU--XnAC8

I like this one better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Oa0y1yS_9YY

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Since we're on the Rice subject, how about OVERSIZE mufflers/tailpipes on underpowered cars:

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachments/f152/22915d1138925295-whats-all-tin-can-mufflers-these-days-muffler007.jpg

The-Dullahan
05-19-13, 10:01 PM
How about Sting's favourite car on the entire Internet?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgIrDyUEBjY

And for fun, I feel it is safe to say that we are ALL Jealous of the Cadillac at 3:20 in this video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ9iJKVjDEQ

cadillac kevin
05-19-13, 10:11 PM
Oddly one of the suggested videos on the video rob posted

Be warned...do not look if you don't want to barf

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=TEg0P3aDvgg

talismandave
05-19-13, 10:50 PM
Anything, on any car, that looks like an intake or vent, that does not intake or vent anything!

....shoutout to ctschick for the washer nozzle lights! One of my personal pet peeves!:thumbsup:

Vladillac Khrougham
05-20-13, 02:40 AM
Hahaha, I was just tinkering with the idea of modding some extra factory wire wheel covers into spinners. (and technically the worst car fad is a tie between those stick figure rear window stickers on family cars that each represent a member (or even pet) of the driver's own nuclear family (I guess they are like the new "Baby on Board" and the Toyota Prius.

MrHolland
05-20-13, 09:18 AM
And for all that may have been wondering, yes the eclipse will drive around a pole...

Tony Alvarado
05-21-13, 01:35 AM
The people who hate rusted hoods.... It's my style.

Plus it's a Honda. But it's my fun car...

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108713"/>

Heh heh. Well, if it's your fun car, then alright. I wish I had something to get crazy in...

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Oh, I'd forgotten about the honor roll stickers..

talismandave
05-21-13, 01:45 AM
And for all that may have been wondering, yes the eclipse will drive around a pole......now let's see it at a higher speed!

Koooop
05-21-13, 08:56 AM
I'm going with the little chrome fender vents. They started out unique, kinda cool but took a turn to the dark side.

Fender vents on a Cadillac are just ridiculous.

thebigjimsho
05-21-13, 09:02 AM
You are ridiculous.

CTSCHICK
05-21-13, 11:43 AM
I'm going with the little chrome fender vents. They stated out unique, kinda cool but took a turn to the dark side.

Fender vents on a Cadillac are just ridiculous.

I agree the CTS would look a lot better without them, with them it just adds a cheapness to it especially since they do not even look functional.

CadillacLuke24
05-23-13, 05:22 PM
I agree with orconn about the parents with their kids' school stickers.

I hate how everybody and their dog that goes to school has to get a giant ass Cowboy Joe sticker for their back glass. Sure. I get it. You like UW. But do you really need that big thing? They look stupid!

I have a UW sticker, but it's one of those thin ones that says UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, and it's along the tint strip on my windshield. NOT OBNOXIOUS.

Even if I moved it to my rear windscreen, it would be acceptable for a college student like myself, or an alum. Not those stupid 3' by 2' Cowboy Joes. Don't overuse it.

The-Dullahan
05-23-13, 08:33 PM
The family member stickers weren't as gross to me, back before I realized they weren't scoresheets.

Koooop
05-23-13, 09:43 PM
"RIP Mikey 10/1/2004" sticker in the back window.

These are depressing.

Stingroo
05-23-13, 10:34 PM
I quite like all of my decals.

:coffee:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-23-13, 11:22 PM
My "Perot '92" bumper sticker on the back of my '91 LeSabre is period correct and awesome. I've gotten tons of compliments on that.

orconn
05-23-13, 11:27 PM
^^^ I'll bet you have, Chad.

The-Dullahan
05-24-13, 12:15 AM
I've sen some of the Hearse guys get the tombstone-shaped decals people sometimes use for memorials to write other things.

Memorial decals always make me say "So...Did you hit that guy or what?"

thebigjimsho
05-24-13, 01:00 PM
"RIP Mikey 10/1/2004" sticker in the back window.

These are depressing.

Or the "In Loving Memory" stickers. I always feel that you should actually be doing something about the memory. Like, having this fundraiser "in loving memory". Not driving this hoopty "in loving memory"...

cadillac kevin
05-24-13, 01:08 PM
Or the "In Loving Memory" stickers. I always feel that you should actually be doing something about the memory. Like, having this fundraiser "in loving memory". Not driving this hoopty "in loving memory"...

And I've seen people selling cars on CL with the RIP/ loving memory in the back window and them asking that the new owner keeps it on (and it's usually a beater car)

Black Beauty DTS
05-24-13, 06:44 PM
This wouldn't be the worst car fad, but it is an extremely tired overused fad. That would be pickup truck's and SUV's with loud exhaust systems, because it seems like everyone and their grandmother has one. Then to add to the over-compensating discussion, would be dually pickups with semi wheels and tires with a large exhaust tip, or stacks spewing black smoke from it. Oh and don't forget the "Bully Dog" or "No Fear" sticker on the back window.

Ranger
05-24-13, 09:44 PM
This wouldn't be the worst car fad, but it is an extremely tired overused fad. That would be pickup truck's and SUV's with loud exhaust systems
I have a neighbor with a loud exhaust on a Hummer, but in their case it is rather fitting. You'd have to know them.



Or the "In Loving Memory" stickers.
Never seen one of those. It does seem rather tacky.

orconn
05-24-13, 10:13 PM
^^^ Yeah, that!

Stingroo
05-24-13, 11:18 PM
I have an 'In Loving Memory' decal for my dad on my car, but mostly because of all the memories we shared because of it.

Different strokes for different folks. :noidea:

talismandave
05-24-13, 11:56 PM
....oops.....

Stingroo
05-25-13, 12:02 AM
I killed the thread!

*CLEAR*

Seriously annoying car trend: LED lights. Not even just the aftermarket ones. God damn it, not every car needs 50 light bulbs on its front end. Stop that, automakers. Just stop it.

Koooop
05-25-13, 12:55 AM
My LS2 SUV sounds great with the fart can on it!

In your face!

Woohoo!

(I think I'll get me some stick on vents for the fenders)

Black Beauty DTS
05-25-13, 03:28 AM
My LS2 SUV sounds great with the fart can on it!

In your face!

Woohoo!

(I think I'll get me some stick on vents for the fenders)

Do you have a Chevy Trailblazer SS? Those are pretty nice and an LS2 is a performance motor, so a free-flowing exhaust system would work well with it. When I say pickup and SUV, I'm talking regular non-performance trucks with a noisy exhaust.

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I have a neighbor with a loud exhaust on a Hummer, but in their case it is rather fitting. You'd have to know them.

Let me guess, they are noisy obnoxious neighbors?

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I killed the thread!

*CLEAR*

Seriously annoying car trend: LED lights. Not even just the aftermarket ones. God damn it, not every car needs 50 light bulbs on its front end. Stop that, automakers. Just stop it.

I got to agree, the auto manufacturers are over-doing the use of LED lights, sometimes to the point of tackiness.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-25-13, 07:12 AM
Do you know what trend needs to come back? White wall tires, hood ornaments and vinyl tops.

Stingroo
05-25-13, 07:34 AM
Vinyl tops can rot in hell where they belong.

Koooop
05-25-13, 08:08 AM
Vinyl tops can rot in hell where they belong.

Wood grain vinyl paneling?

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Do you have a Chevy Trailblazer SS? Those are pretty nice and an LS2 is a performance motor, so a free-flowing exhaust system would work well with it. When I say pickup and SUV, I'm talking regular non-performance trucks with a noisy exhaust.


Yes, but in reality it's a station wagon with a high center of gravity. The rice pipe sounds cool though.

Stingroo
05-25-13, 09:09 AM
Wood grain vinyl paneling?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLLlDh_E5Y0

Hoosier Daddy
05-25-13, 10:34 AM
Do you know what trend needs to come back? White wall tires, hood ornaments and vinyl tops.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Not vinyl tops!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLLlDh_E5Y0
I'm fascinated by how the Ford wagons were less vomit inducing for me than the others. Does Ford do a better job with them or are the non-wood versions so bad, the paneling helps rather than hurts?

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Anyone want to sign a petition to prevent post stacking once a "like" is given? Sting "liked" the anti-vinyl comment but the like stayed after the forum merged my next post about fake wood paneling. I mean what if Sting loved fake wood sides but now is branded as a wood panel hater in the minds of other forum goers because of his "like".

I hope the forum doesn't stack this post or everyone will think Sting is in favor of the petition.

vincentm
05-25-13, 10:36 AM
Do you know what trend needs to come back? White wall tires, hood ornaments and vinyl tops.

This

thebigjimsho
05-25-13, 10:51 AM
I have an 'In Loving Memory' decal for my dad on my car, but mostly because of all the memories we shared because of it.

Different strokes for different folks. :noidea:

It's not the reason, Roo. It's the wording. What is being done in loving memory??? Driving to the store for milk? Putting a sticker on my car?

Koooop
05-25-13, 05:41 PM
There are appropriate places for personal loss, your back window sharing with folks that don't give a hoot isn't one if them IMO.

In actuality I like wood grain on wagons, it makes me laugh.

cadillac kevin
05-25-13, 06:25 PM
There are appropriate places for personal loss, your back window sharing with folks that don't give a hoot isn't one if them IMO.

In actuality I like wood grain on wagons, it makes me laugh.

I don't mind wood grain, but IMO cars look better without it. Except for those god awful ford box wagons....those things needed all the panelling they could throw at them to hide the lack of character the cars had.

CadillacLuke24
05-25-13, 06:39 PM
Vinyl tops only work on late 60s Cadillacs. Elsewhere, IMHO, NO.

Koooop
05-25-13, 06:49 PM
Vinyl makes a Bobcat Squire complete.

orconn
05-25-13, 07:19 PM
Vinyl roofs worked well on the first generation Seville, they also looked good on several coupe designs of the seventies, especially when they were of the landau variety.

Wide white walls were a pain in the butt. They were OK till you scuffed the curb and then they started looking tatty. Thank God for Bletchley's Tire White, before that came on the market it was strictly Brillo pads which really didn't do the job. Believe me I cleaned enough white walls on my parent's cars to make a big advocate of the thinner white walls that came in the seventies. White walls of any kind never looked good on Jaguars sports cars of Italian GT's of any type!

cadillac kevin
05-25-13, 07:37 PM
I think the vinyl roof looked good on the 80s B/C body GMs (probably because they were 70s holdovers design wise)

The-Dullahan
05-26-13, 12:03 AM
^You're all being morbid, talking about death and all...

I like it.


Vinyl tops only work on late 60s Cadillacs. Elsewhere, IMHO, NO.

Not sure what kind of weird Cadillacs you've been driving, but having driven and experienced all of the body styles between the fifties and the FWD ones of today (of which I have not driven ALL, but experienced them all), I strongly disagree.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/59-2_zpsb9ee3bb2.jpg

In fact, I believe Cadillac Hearses and Limousines (what civilized society drives/rides in) usually look G A Y without vinyl tops, regardless of age. From the early models to the upcoming 2014 lineup. Fact. Don't get me wrong. Some look GREAT without them. My sister's '69 looks cool, as does my brother's '79, but theirs were mildly customized in such ways as to compliment this.

Of course, to each their own. I like me some vinyl topped-Hearses/Limousines. Bare-topped ones look sort of funny, most of the time. It's acceptable on ambulances, but come on...who would drive an ambulance? That's crazy. Well, besides my other sister, I mean.

Also, anyone check out the upcoming Hearses? As usual, Superior is on the ball for their 2014 lineup. ALMOST makes me like modern Cadillacs...almost.

Koooop
05-26-13, 12:18 AM
Often times a vinyl top is used to cover up 2nd rate coachwork.

I liked the vinyl tops on my 77-80 SDV's, and the Landau top on my 79 Eldorado.

orconn
05-26-13, 12:28 AM
Yeah, I heard that was the case with the first years of the 1st generation of Sevilles. The latter years of those first Sevilles could be had without vinyl roofs.

Koooop
05-26-13, 12:36 AM
vinyl top delete was an option that you paid extra for. I believe it required some special finish as well as some different trim around the back window. The body work under the vinyl top on a 76 was awful.

cadillac kevin
05-26-13, 12:42 AM
vinyl top delete was an option that you paid extra for. I believe it required some special finish as well as some different trim around the back window. The body work under the vinyl top on a 76 was awful.

I agree on this. On my 86, you can feel the quarter panel to roof body seams under the top (and you can see them (if you are looking for them) if the lighting is right)....it's obvious that they didn't do that good of a job on the metalwork.....but it's ok. the vinyl top will hide it... almost

Koooop
05-26-13, 12:59 AM
Custom coachwork is even worse. Vinyl top delete cost extra back then for a reason. Many Limo's were junk under the vinyl.

Tony Alvarado
06-30-13, 03:16 AM
Do you know what trend needs to come back? White wall tires, hood ornaments and vinyl tops.

White walls... not enough of em out there. They look awesome on the right cars, and cadillacs always look good with some nice white walls. Hood ornaments can go either way, they either put the icing on the cake or guild the Lilly and look out of place.

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What about those pink "princess" seat covers huh? Or any tacky seat cover with skulls or whatever on them... if your seat is torn or ugly, try to get a cover that could be mistaken for stock seats... I hate those damned loud seat covers

lacville78
06-30-13, 03:36 AM
Imitation Buick Portholes, so horrible!

thebigjimsho
06-30-13, 06:00 PM
I'm in a car with a hood ornament and whitewalls right now. And 99.5% of the time, I hate both...

The-Dullahan
07-01-13, 02:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLLlDh_E5Y0

Every time you post this, my heart grows a tiny bit.

I'll need a new jar for it soon.

Stingroo
07-01-13, 02:37 AM
Hahaha. It was my ringtone for awhile there.

The-Dullahan
07-01-13, 12:33 PM
It's saved to my phone as your ringtone. Kevin's is "One Piece At A Time" by JC.

twrtoad
07-01-13, 11:57 PM
hello,
to m the worst fad has got to be those ugly fake eye lashes I have seen on the headlights of some vehicles. Man those things are jus nasty.
jim

Faith76
07-02-13, 12:17 AM
http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/decal-576x363.jpg

Mine says "Grumpy Cat hates your stick figure family" and has Tard on it.

Hoosier Daddy
07-02-13, 08:03 AM
to m the worst fad has got to be those ugly fake eye lashes I have seen on the headlights of some vehicles. Man those things are jus nasty.
For sure if they use too much mascara.

Aron9000
07-03-13, 01:14 AM
I want to get one of those stick figure families for my truck but instead they're all running from Jason Vorhees with a machette.


Also don't know if anybody has mentioned what I call "Meixcan wheels" You know they have a really deep lip but the offset is so screwed up they sit way outside the fender. And I don't mean to stereotype, but its almost always some latino guy who's running these types of wheels.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3425208567_b4654958b1.jpg

ben.gators
07-03-13, 02:03 AM
Personal preferences aside, that thing is dangerous for the other drivers and the pedestrians! When you drive besides that truck, you have no idea that the wheels are actually 10 inches closer to you than the truck itself.... Cops should stop those trucks.

cadillac kevin
07-03-13, 01:26 PM
That was big on 70s and 80s RWD GM cars and isuzu/ toyota/ nissan hardbody minitrucks back in the 90s here in the midwest (which means I'm guessing it was big in the 80s on the coast because we're so far behind style wise).
My dad called it the "fake lowrider look" because it looked like it would be a lowrider with the frame scraping the ground and the goofy spoke rims with bulging out rubberband tires (like the tire was 3 inches too narrow but they overfilled it so it looked like a balloon and stuck out past the rim), but very very rarely did they actually have hydros on them.

orconn
07-03-13, 01:40 PM
The hanging of dice or other cheesy stuff from rearview mirror mounts. Although I must say that I am especially fond of the animated hula dancers that used to be found on car rear window shelves, especially if they were lighted at night! The shocking pink plastic bomb shaped antenna toppers always lent a lot class to the 1950's cars they adorned, too!

The-Dullahan
07-03-13, 04:16 PM
Not sure about any of that, but I have a Mercedes hood ornament hanging from the driver's side sun visor on the Cadillac. That should be a fad. In fact, in my inner circle, it kind of was.