6 Differences Between Ricers Vs Tuners

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six differences between writers and tuners ever since cars have been popular and accessible to the wider market car owners have been divided into two basic categories those who want their car to perform better and those who want their car to look like they perform better this basic divide has been present ever since cars existed but it became most obvious during the dawn of the 21st century with the fast and the furious hitting our screens in 2001 that being said let’s get right into the article.

1 number one form over function the basic
definition of a riced vehicle is that it
looks like it’s going fast while in fact
it isn’t fast at all it doesn’t really
matter which car it is you’ll easily
recognize a ricer is the one with an
excessive body kiss pointless gt1 style
wings or massive front bumpers with a
seemingly stock intercooler when it
comes to tuners however every change on
the car’s bodywork is there to serve a
very clear function and is carefully
considered on a tuner vehicle you may
still see a body kit but chances are it
will be tasteful and highly functional
rather than custom body parts in
unimaginable shapes and sizes on real
tuner cars body kits are there to reduce
drag improve aerodynamics or make room
for larger performance parts not to make
the cars just heavier or look cool at
your local cars and coffee
strangely this usually means that the
rear wing on a tuner car is usually
waist smaller than that of a riced Honda
or Nissan since it’s there for more
downforce not for showing off to your
buddies at the car meet.

2 number two replica parts since Rice’s care about
the looks of their cars more than their
performance it’s very common to see
riced car sporting replica parts often
being worse quality than stock tuners
tend to take them more seriously
for example high spec wheels as they
serve an important purpose in improving
performance during high-stress driving
Rice’s on the other hand rarely bother
with this assuming eBay replicas will do
the same job right as they are all about
making their cars seem fast and look
cool replica wheels are a rather cheap
step towards that goal in real-life
situations that involve high speed
driving applying excessive brake force
often results in these rooms being bent
or even broken and that’s where replica
wheels rear their ugly heads never seen
a friends reps crack we’re just a small
shunt the same goes for steering wheels
right calipers seats and many other
parts that are visible visually pleasing
and functional at the same time.

3 number three ridiculously loud exhausts generally
speaking fast cars are usually very loud
but that’s due to the complicated laws
of thermodynamics that require them to
have these distinctive exhaust notes and
a certain amount of loudness coming from
their exhaust pipes a good exhaust
system is of vital importance to any
performance car whether it’s a supercar
or a real tuner car of any sort rice’s
however attempting to make their car
appear faster often resorts a custom
exhaust that don’t do anything to
improve performance sometimes even
making it worse if you’re a car guy I’m
sure you will have seen a riced car
that’s louder than a supercar
yet the power gains that the car will
receive will be little to none if you
want to scream ricer put a fart can on
your otherwise stock four-bagger and
call it a day
that’s why I obviously underpowered yet
loud cars are bonafide rice and machines
while tuners always have a balanced
sound that matches the power under the
hood it’s quite simple a loud exhaust
doesn’t make a car go fast but a fast
car usually makes the exhaust go loud.

4 number four fake stickers one of the
cheapest and most popular ricer
modifications is covering your car with
excessive stickers or optimistic badges
ever seen a BMW 318i with an M logo on
the back or perhaps of poverty spec
Mercedes diesel with an AMG badge well
that’s exactly what I’m talking about
right here occasionally you will see a
car that has the original badges removed
altogether claiming an entry-level
3-series is now an m3 an easy way to
tell a rised car from a tuned car is if
it has badges of a high performance
model on the back yet no matching power
or performance under the hood secondly
riced vehicles often have stickers of
various brands associated with tuning
but with no actual parts being installed
anywhere in the car favorite places of
these stickers are usually on the doors
front or rear wings but you’re also very
likely to see them anywhere else to some
Rice’s will go so far with the sticker
bombing that they’ll replicate a whole
livery but that won’t make the car go
faster either tunas on the other hand
often prefer making their cars as
stealthy as possible so excessive
badging is not a thing you’ll see on
these modified cars unless there’s an
actual sponsorship deal between the
company and the owner of the project car
remember with tunas it’s always about
being functional rather than just
showing off.

5 number-5 audio systems no matter what’s the Fast and Furious and Need for Speed franchises say a tuner
car doesn’t need to have a complex audio
system in the trunk to be more blunt a
tuner car rarely if ever should have a
complex audio system in the trunk the
reason behind this difference between
Rice’s and tunas is quite simple because
audio components are heavy they require
a lot of space and there’s no way they
can make a car go any faster
that’s what engine mods are for and
that’s why you’ll rarely ever see a
tuner car with a trunk full of speakers
TV screens are even worse games consoles
ever want to pimp my ride
Crysis on the other hand don’t seem
fussed about performance so it won’t be
unusual to see these cars equipped with
elaborate Enter
payment systems that only add to the
weight and the noise of their already
deafening fart cans.

6 number six oversized
wings finishing off this list is a ricer
favorite a lot of people would say that
the way to tell a riser from a tuner as
if his front wheel drive car has a
spoiler on it that’s not actually true
however as downforce is often required
for rear wheel grip not just traction
that’s not to say that rices get it
right though most riced cars have a
wings so large that it likely causes
drag rather than downforce and rarely
are they capable of reaching speeds in
which downforce is even a relevant
factor tuners use wings to carefully
calibrate their driving dynamics
increasing high speed stability or mid
corner traction large wings usually have
a trade-off which rises rarely consider.

if you want to improve the way your car
looks why not just add a small lip
spoiler at the back the effects will be
barely noticeable and your vehicle’s
appearance will be improved dramatically
so there you are six examples of rice’s
versus tuners which category to you or
your friends fall into comment down
below and be honest I try to reply to
every comment.

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Michael Ryder has been writing all about the auto industry for one decade and calls the US home, although he normally lives life on the road. He likes old and sport cars also any adventure in unlikely places, with career highlights including driving in US.

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