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I don't know if MT's new show 'Pimp My Ride' will be this entertaining every week, but the first episode was fun to watch.

Check out the pictures from the first episode.

 

Check this out!

 

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Holy Crap! :tu: I love that little HiJet!

 

Episode 2 airs to night, a Cadillac gets Pimped-out!

Pimp My Ride airs Thursdays @ 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

 

EDIT: I forgot to add, the cartoon commercial for this show is so funny, it cracks me up everytime the little dude says, "Yo MTV, you pimped my ride!" :lol:

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that certain cars shouldn't be pimped out? They obviously added some nice things but it's still a Hi-Jet. :shock: It's not like he's rollin' in an Escalade or an H2.

 

If I was driving that car, I would've asked for the money they were going to spend on pimpin' it out and just buy a new car.

 

It would have been funny though if they pimped out the Hi-Jet to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo. Now that would be cool! :green:

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It's take all types, I guess, because I think that little van looks freakin' COOL. I personally find Escaladees and H2's pretty annoying asshole-carriers, but that's just me.

 

Personally, pimped-out cars like this show a lot more personality and balls than the trendiest, most-expensive bankruptcy-makers out there.

 

But, as I said, that's just me.

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Originally posted by ant1@Mar 11 2004, 03:14 PM

I want one!

Without the spoiler on the roof though.

How the heck will you keep it on the ground, then! ;)

 

I love when people do things to their cars for other people's benefit. For Example, those cool spinning hubcap thingies.

 

Now, does it even enter into the dude's mind that there is NO WAY in hell he is ever gonna get to see them in action, save letting someone else drive his ride away? Same thing with most other external car pimpings.

 

Since he is obviously doing it solely for the enjoyment of others, I am always sure to give them the goofiest thumbs-up as I drive by. Not quite the target audience he had in mind, I'm sure! 8)

 

Carlos.

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It would have been funny though if they pimped out the Hi-Jet to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.

 

Good Call, that would have been funny, and the guy would have never seen it coming! A mini Mystery Machine :lol:

 

Personally, pimped-out cars like this show a lot more personality and balls than the trendiest, most-expensive bankruptcy-makers out there.

 

Agreed!

This Van would be great for you Josh, being such a small van and you needing to park it in NYC! :green:

 

I love when people do things to their cars for other people's benefit. For Example, those cool spinning hubcap thingies.

 

That's pretty funnt Carlos, hadn't thought much about it before. :)

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Originally posted by stencil@Mar 11 2004, 08:15 PM

Personally, pimped-out cars like this show a lot more personality and balls than the trendiest, most-expensive bankruptcy-makers out there.

While I agree completely about the personality aspect, I'm very anti custom jobs, myself. I've yet to see a customization that I preferred to the original stock model, as they either fit into the categories of 'amusing attempts to make a car look faster than the Vauxhall badge says it is', or when you do it to sports cars, 'hideous corruption of the sleek lines the original designer created'.

 

Original Designer's Body Shape only!

 

Its the only choice for car buffs. ;)

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Agreed, Iain. The interesting aspect of all of this, though, is when the manufacturers and dealers themselves stick plastic crap all over their cars and sell them as "limited" editions. While some were amusic (Firebirds in the late 70s), others are just goofy (giant Mitsubishi spoilers).

 

It has reached the point that it's almost impossible to buy a new car without some plastic "ground effects" package. It's even tough to find a Subaru WRX without some ridiculous spoiler plopped onto the back.

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Originally posted by Masta Red Snappa@Mar 12 2004, 11:34 AM

It's even tough to find a Subaru WRX without some ridiculous spoiler plopped onto the back.

 

So Stencil, since you like the pimped out Hi-Jet, you don't think the spoiler on the roof qualifies as ridiculous? :green:

Good question. The HiJet is clearly done in good humor. No one is getting behind the wheel of that thing with the attitude that it's a street racing machine. The poor fools who take that stuff seriously and spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on effects for a 95HP economobile, though, are the goofs in my book. Or those "racing team" decals people paste across their rear-view windows on stock 1987 Accords. WTF?

 

That's just my completely biased opinion, though. I do many things that other people find silly, like spending $150 on a pair of jeans or $15 on a lowball glass of Laphroaig 15 on the rocks. Or spending $2100 just to rent a "large" 1 bedroom in Manhattan. I'm just as insane as those I criticize here.

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Romier can vouch for this. You'll see some great mods when they have a show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

 

One move is to erase all make and model identifiers. This is accomplished by pulling off the Kia badge and slapping on some Bondo. This way people think you're driving, dunno, a one-off made for you by ProDrive or Ruf.

 

Then, remove the factory grill and replace it with a "go faster" grill. I've seen cars with chicken wire (really!) tacked in place of the factory grill. I'm not sure how chicken wire makes a car faster, but the evidence is clear: some how, some way, it does. I figure it's good for another 2-3 MPH to your average Ford Festiva's 53 MPH top end.

 

Critical to modding is a wing on the back sufficient to give denizens of St. Louis arch-envy. My favorite is the kind that is so poorly attached (by four tiny nuts and bolts to the trunklid) that it wobbles at idle.

 

Another great mod is to replace the stock wheels of your Hyundai Accent with chromed wheels bearing low-profile tires. This helps show off your Brembos and cross-drilled and channelled pie-plate size discs. All this is helps reduce your stopping distance from 35 MPH at the local Dairy Queen.

 

And how could I forget a massive exhaust pipe? A chromed one helps reduce friction, which makes you faster. The louder it is, the better, because you need a less-restrictive exhaust to ensure you're getting all the horsepower you can out of your mighty three-cylinder engine.

 

To date, I have not yet seen the Mother of All Mods, an attached dragnet to catch all the junk falling off your car.

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There is a trend here in Texas where car owners, overwhelmingly with Hispanic surnames, are compelled to plaster their names prominently on the rear windows of their cars. No longer do other motorists have to wonder if that was Gutierrez they just saw, as a quick glance at the giant OLD-ENGLISH caligraphy will confirm that it was, in fact Gutierrez, and Gutierrez is especially proud of his piece of shit.

 

Do they have such idiocy elsewhere?

 

Carlos.

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I've seen the name thing a couple of times, but not lately. Dunno if the trend passed here or is on its way.

 

Oh, and just to clarify my comments in the post above: I've seen some pretty nice mods and some nice cars in general. I can understand the impulse to personlize one's stuff. How many people here are like me and run StyleXP for personal reasons not related to actual interface design? Or decals on their console?

 

Still some of the stuff I see in the realm of automobiles makes me chuckle.

 

One nice thing I saw in Carlisle on a show day was three cars pulling out of a motel, all color-matched to a brilliant yellow: a Z06 'vette, an RX7 and a Miata.

 

-j

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Originally posted by Robot Monkey@Mar 12 2004, 01:36 PM

Oh, and just to clarify my comments in the post above: I've seen some pretty nice mods and some nice cars in general. I can understand the impulse to personlize one's stuff. How many people here are like me and run StyleXP for personal reasons not related to actual interface design? Or decals on their console?-j

Not me, not at all. I'm like the simplicity of stock things. The idea of putting a sticker on my console scares me.

 

The only time I was ever into that kind of thing was in high school / college when I got into scooters for a while. Had to have lots of mirrors on my Vespa.

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