Ive seen the import performance guys before the movie, but it seemed to jumpstart the actual "rice" with neon green paint and metal 3 foot wings.The movie certainly became a focal point for the culture, but I don't think it jumpstarted it. It certainly didn't hurt it though. These cars were very prelevent in the small town that I lived in 2 years before the movie came out. I should know, I used to stomp the crap out of them with my 4000lb beast 78 Camaro. (355, TPI, Custom tune, domed pistons, 65lb injectors, performance plenum and runners, 2500 stall, locally built 700R4) Never had it Dyno'd, but I was solidly in the 12s, and drove this car every day.
agreeIve seen the import performance guys before the movie, but it seemed to jumpstart the actual "rice" with neon green paint and metal 3 foot wings.
I had to argue that the eclipse wasnt a 4G63 (turbo car), it was a 420A (same motor in neons). And how stupid how they shift gears like 9 times.agree
Before the movie it was mostly people that knew what they were doing then it seemed after the movie that everyone knew everything about imports. I remember having to argue with people about things in the movie that were not true that they just knew it was because the movie.
What's also stupid is that the truck would probably be safer in an accident than a small, light car with nitrous.One of the things that pissed me off the most is I had nitrous on my truck at the time and everyone kept telling me I was driving a rolling time bomb because the bottle was in the truck. A lot of people thought that nitrous would explode at the slightest impact. Even though it says Non Flamable on the bottle people still thought it was flamable. Of course there are some circumstances where it could help exelerate a fire but it would be because it would be supplying the fire with oxygen if there is fuel and fire present but even that would be a rare occurance. Of course there were many other things but that was the one that pissed me off the most:BangHead:
I could deal with muscle car hype. But if I hear one more person say NOSSSS, I swear im going to.........ah... I enjoyed the movies, though yes I must admitt there are some pretty stupid things that happen in it but it's still just enjoyable to watch, since movies really aren't supposed to be really realistic. but ya the shifting the O so many times was quite awkward :BangHead: but I think that having the 5th gen in the new one would be good! Just so I can see some more of it driving!!!