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Rice boys are an interesting breed (archive)

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Posted by Alex on September 15, 2000 at 16:14:00:

In Reply to: Notice how rice-boys are impressed by the M3? posted by JamesM on September 15, 2000 at 06:35:09:

I have owned an integraand two predlude si's. Then i saw the light and purchased an e30 318is, and now an e30 m3, and each time i got a car that was a little better than the previous, until the m3. My 2.5l is a giant leap over the 318 m42 motor, but only a little better handling. Its amazing how 15 year old design still can hold its own or beat anything under $30k for 2000 model year. I have not attended any legal drags and i really refuse (impounded car and $1000+ in fines = no thank you)to stoplight race so i cannot account for any rice boy drool on my car or motor but i am sure one trip to Sac. Raceway for some fun runs in the 1/4 mi. will solve that.


Just wondering if any of you are acquianted with any rice-boys. There is a guy that live next door to me, nice guy, owns a Civic hatchback, slightly riced. He was looking under the hood of my M3 and commented, "Man, that's a big engine." But he then proceeded to tell me I should remove the airbox and put in a "hi-flow" system. I guess they're used to small, peaky HP engines that need all the help they can get.

My brother was reading a "Sport Compact Car" magazine. He said that all these new ricers still compare their performance to the original M3!! 12 years old, and they still use it as their benchmark.

James M
88 M3 Henna





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