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Posted 10/23/15
Lowrider cars are for pussies.

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Before I got married and had kids I drove a:


I would bottom out on speed bumps.

The best thing about the Fiero was the gas mileage. I could drive forever on a tank of gas.
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Lowriders are not just cars, but they represent an entire lifestyle. At least they did to the guys I knew with them in Southern California. They'd start their kids off with customized bicycles, going to shows is a family affair that occurs just about every weekend and free/social time gets organized around working on the car or showing the car.

That being said, I tend to prefer cars that are less modified - and on classics I love to see them put back in original condition as if they just rolled out of the factory.

As someone said earlier, lowriders have the hydraulics in order to raise the car to street legal so they can be driven - or so they can make the car "dance.' Honestly, even with the hydraulics I think lowering a vehicle is a bad idea. Not only are you much more likely to have underside damage occur from even a small pothole or speedbump, but if you have a flat tire, it's nearly impossible to get a jack under there so it can be changed.

That being said, I think raised vehicles often miss the point of being raised - to be able to drive over large rocks and stumps without damaging the chasis. If you raise the vehicle but leave the axle low, you can't go over those obstacles.

You don't see it as often anymore, but when I was a kid, you'd see a lot of cars with huge rear wheels and small front ones ostensibly for racing. (Photo from the internet) A lot of macho guys thought this was a cool look even if they didn't race. Again it's pretty silly and what really looked retarded were the few front wheel drive cars I saw with this kind of modification.

Some people try to get the "wide tire" look by extending their axels out so the tires stick outside the wheel well. This generally ruins the suspension of the vehicle and you'll eventually find these fools with a broken axel or half shaft by the side of the road.
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Posted 10/23/15

So much street cred
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Posted 10/23/15 , edited 10/23/15

Dariamus wrote:

Before I got married and had kids I drove a:


I would bottom out on speed bumps.

The best thing about the Fiero was absolutely nothing. It was a horrible car.


Fixed*

Edit: in response to OP... I have no interest in lowriders.
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Posted 10/23/15
Nope. Hate 'em.
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Can't say I'm fond of them.
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Posted 11/30/15
They're interesting.
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Posted 11/30/15

Tinamarie101 wrote: They're interesting.
because they give a bumpy ride?

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Nope.
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I don't see the point in any modification that doesn't let you post faster laps, give better handling, or generally improves the racing performance of a vehicle. Hydraulics do nothing in these departments so no I do not like low riders.
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Freddy96NO wrote:


Tinamarie101 wrote: They're interesting.
because they give a bumpy ride?



I've never been in one before but I've seen a few
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Posted 11/30/15
I view them the same way I view sagging pants.

Trashy...
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Posted 11/30/15 , edited 11/30/15
Unless you race, I see no point in modifying cars so they have better racing performance.

Cars are a depreciating asset the moment you get them. Sinking money into them for anything other than safety and efficiency, maybe durability, is a total and absolute waste. Even then, you sort of have to factor in how long you're planning to drive it to see if the money you dump into it is worthwhile.

Even sound systems are a waste. Vanilla cars nowadays have decent sound systems regardless of make and model.

I guess if you're rich, go right ahead. Otherwise, use the money to pay your debts and maintain your health. It's probably better to buy a new computer every 4 years than it is to pour money into cars.
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