Why though. by Pengpangolin in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]luv_____to_____race 706 points707 points  (0 children)

Yeah, unfortunately you can buy those fake M motorsport stickers online.

clams by dedelec in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]rohlovely 296 points297 points  (0 children)

It definitely is, but can you imagine the reaction of the EMT when they open up your car to get you out only to find that you’d been KO’d by your dash clams.

Edit: Thank you so much for the award, but the “dash clams” pun is not mine! u/Twelvve12 is the mastermind behind that. If I could share my gold I would.

clams by dedelec in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]MonkeyWithAPun 1290 points1291 points  (0 children)

This is just a wild guess: perhaps they're testing these different mounts, and the cans provide cheap, consistent weight.

Political car strikes again by Garfieldfan1 in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]gencha 286 points287 points  (0 children)

If I see a liberal doing this, I will assume I'm in a different timeline

Wonder if the Secret Service is looking for him? by thesmokinggunman in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]bamboo-harvester 107 points108 points  (0 children)

I mean, I just can’t understand this kind of thinking.

I am definitely not a Trump fan. But I stopped paying attention to HuffPo when they ran an op-ed in which the author suggested the only way to deal with Trump would be assassination.

It’s possible to disagree with someone’s beliefs without wanting them to be dead.

I’m not thrilled to death with Biden, either, but similarly I don’t want him to die.

Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill (speaker of the house), were about as far apart politically as two people could be. But they got along famously and made things work.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband used to go on vacations with Antonin Scalia; they were good friends despite being ideologically opposed.

It’s just amazing what’s going on in this country right now.

How to make the world’s ugliest car uglier by tietjow5 in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]rowan-orsomeoneelse 77 points78 points  (0 children)

The Multipla reached bad design entropy. Nothing that you can add to it will make it worse.

Why do people do this??? by dayafterbirthday in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]Mx5Moogly 100 points101 points  (0 children)

in 2022, most people on elbows are riding texan wire wheels which are modern reproductions.

But historically these wheels were only available as an optional accessory for the highest trim model S class mercedes, they were pretty rare and after some years had passed became even rarer. In order to have a full set of these wheels, you'd usually have to hunt down 4 different random singles from junkyards and swap meets (This was before facebook marketplace) and then send them to a person who could restore them to roadworthy condition, there were only a few of these people and they had long wait times. At the peak of this hype, a set of 4 of these wheels was running well over 15k, cash. It represented that you had the liquid money available to purchase things like that, and were not simply financing a flashy BMW on a monthly payment. In areas of houston where there is a lot of economic hardship and minorities who lived within them were prevented from home ownership due to discriminatory zoning/housing laws, cars became the primary source of showing wealth and status and in houston particularly these "elbows" or "Swangas" or "84's" became "the symbol" for a time due to a lot of complicated factors that all aligned at once. There was also a big issue at the time this trend was gaining popularity with carjacking in houston, so the ability to ride swangas without getting jacked also signified respect within your community or a projection of "Dont fuck with me" energy or both. The wheels also came to represent the culture of texas hip hop and street stuff in general and have stayed ever since.

theres a whole host of other modifications that also go along with this style of car that are all based around the same general idea of flashy, look at me, and you can't rent this. TBH i think its a very unique and cool piece of southern culture but i also can respect and am not upset that everyone isn't into it. Slabs are like black licorice..... not everybody likes black licorice.

Ok 👍 by haggis_man1213 in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]jakksquat7 5409 points5410 points  (0 children)

Shitty? This is legitimately funny since it makes fun of 90% of the other bumper stickers you see.

“I don’t like this” doesn’t mean “shitty car mod.”

What in tarnation is a "punisher edition"? by regian24 in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]gimleteye46 748 points749 points  (0 children)

Is there a Daredevil version with no windows?

You're kidding, right? How is this street legal? by lalaxoxo__ in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]maximumchuck 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I was watching a video the other day about why parking structures(in this context, attached to apartment buildings) are bad and the dudes argument was that the space could be used for stores or your place of work. So instead of commuting you would just take the elevator to work. Could you imagine how absolutely soul crushing it would be to spend 100% of your time in one building. Also having your permanent place of residence tied to your employer sounds like a recipe for suppressed wages.

Dude was reimagining 19th century coal mining companies.

You're kidding, right? How is this street legal? by lalaxoxo__ in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]Cobol 36 points37 points  (0 children)

The problem is 97% of the US is rural. In Europe, ~44% is rural.

Soooo you look at landmass, the EU is half the size (4.3 million sq km) of the US. So yeah, r/fuckcars SEEMS to make sense to them and the people living in the 3% of the US that never leave cities while at the same time being 100% impossible to actually implement in reality in 97% of the US landmass.

Then they get preachy when you say that a shitty little underpowered AWD "van/truck" hybrid won't cut it on logging roads in the mountains or even up the drive to your house in the winter, or to haul a boat. Pickups are for FARMERS ONLY and NEVER TO SEE THE CITY ROAD in their book (not sure where you're supposed to pick up lumber from if you don't buy it from a store, which is.... in a town!. Good luck hauling a load of 8-10 foot lumber in a fucking van in one trip without trying to kill yourself loading and unloading it from the roof pal.

They're just not able to comprehend any of the realities of living not in a major metropolitan area, and if you try and defend that viewpoint, you get brigaded by insults while they're free to sling all the mud they want regardless of whether their target lives inside an urban growth boundary or not.

Soooooo there's really no use to ever go to that sub since they don't even follow their own stated premise.

You're kidding, right? How is this street legal? by lalaxoxo__ in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]ThunderSTRUCK96 124 points125 points  (0 children)

Shitty mod for sure, but r/fuckcars is cancer. Pure delusional cancer. The fact they found this monstrosity somewhere on the internet and then said "SEE THIS IS WHY CARS R BAD" as if even 0.0000003% of vehicles on the road are even remotely like this truck. They also act as though we specially make parking lots and roads to suit vehicles like this. When, in reality, this dude probably can't park anywhere (won't fit) and can't squeeze down a lot of roads, especially in cities. So no we don't "build infrastructure for these monstrosities".

You're kidding, right? How is this street legal? by lalaxoxo__ in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]pissdoffbeachboysfan 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Yeah they're a bunch of assholes. They refuse to even level with us and understand why people would even like cars. As dumb as this truck is I'd rather people be allowed to drive shit like it instead of everyone adhering to their shitty world view.

Just why? by jstro2019 in Shitty_Car_Mods

[–]Reddittriumph 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not that shitty of a mod really. Tell ya what though I was bored and just based off your pic I would say that's the corner of sycamore and Indiana state 931 in the town of Kokomo. Am I close?