Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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MikeT66

2,204 posts

87 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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RB Will said:
Sublime.

Matt Cup

2,228 posts

67 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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irocfan

26,157 posts

153 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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MikeT66 said:
RB Will said:
Sublime.
agreed

irocfan

26,157 posts

153 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Matt Cup said:
except for the stupid exhaust I quite like this - that being said I do like the original RB kit that was posted last year

Matt Cup

2,228 posts

67 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Agree on the exhaust. But the overall look/style I’m a fan of.

RB Will

6,826 posts

203 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Yeah I like that

HM-2

5,642 posts

132 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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S1KRR said:
HM-2 said:
RYB cars are terrible from both an aesthetic and a build quality perspective sadly.
Howso??

There's a few vids of him doing the builds if you're interested. Granted they aren't nut n bolts but no worse than most aftermarket kits.

eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHk-EANolSI
Parts quality and quality of fitment for starters. They look fine from a distance but they're awful close up, mostly held together with silicone sealant and self-tapping screws, with huge ragged holes cut out of the metalwork and not properly finished underneath the kits (all of which are demonstrated by that video)

Add to that the fact that 90% of the RYB kitted cars are fitted to either completely or near-completely mechanically standard cars, with the exception of obligatory low-as-you-can-go coilovers, and they're every bit as tragic as gluing tat to a Corsa.

Conversely, something like this:

Combines a similar aesthetic with decent build plus significantly improved performance.

Edited by HM-2 on Tuesday 31st March 14:45

hucumber

1,227 posts

60 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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HM-2 said:
Parts quality and quality of fitment for starters. They look fine from a distance but they're awful close up, mostly held together with silicone sealant and self-tapping screws, with huge ragged holes cut out of the metalwork and not properly finished underneath the kits (all of which are demonstrated by that video)

Add to that the fact that 90% of the RYB kitted cars are fitted to either completely or near-completely mechanically standard cars, with the exception of obligatory low-as-you-can-go coilovers, and they're every bit as tragic as gluing tat to a Corsa.

Conversely, something like this:

Combines a similar aesthetic with decent build plus significantly improved performance.

Edited by HM-2 on Tuesday 31st March 14:45
I still want one, and having watched the video I now want one even more. I get what you are saying about stock engines, i reckon 700bhp should be around enough to pull off the look smile

1602Mark

14,483 posts

136 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Samjeev said:
hucumber said:
Thats one of my favourite cars on the thread so far. I onow they split opiniom but theres something about RWB cars that just looks so right to me
+1 I'm not overly in to 911's or Porsche but RWB Cars are just gorgeous to me, every single one of them look's fantastic in my opinion and I really love the fact Nakai installs all of them and gives each individual one it's own name.
Rattle cans, tiger seal and self tappers? I'm not sure I'd let them loose on my 911 so readily.

DanielSan

15,865 posts

130 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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HM-2 said:
Parts quality and quality of fitment for starters. They look fine from a distance but they're awful close up, mostly held together with silicone sealant and self-tapping screws, with huge ragged holes cut out of the metalwork and not properly finished underneath the kits (all of which are demonstrated by that video)

Add to that the fact that 90% of the RYB kitted cars are fitted to either completely or near-completely mechanically standard cars, with the exception of obligatory low-as-you-can-go coilovers, and they're every bit as tragic as gluing tat to a Corsa.

Conversely, something like this:

Combines a similar aesthetic with decent build plus significantly improved performance.

Edited by HM-2 on Tuesday 31st March 14:45
Mechanically standard? Pretty much all of the RWB cars in Japan have been built to run in the Idlers Cup races in Japan, where they aren't even close to mechanically standard.

https://youtu.be/bwQS1LFsHzk

The only mechanically standard one I've seen on a site is that grey one in the UK that was built on a crap base car with an auto box.

mikey k

12,786 posts

179 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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S1KRR said:
HM-2 said:
RYB cars are terrible from both an aesthetic and a build quality perspective sadly.
Howso??

There's a few vids of him doing the builds if you're interested. Granted they aren't nut n bolts but no worse than most aftermarket kits.

eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHk-EANolSI
Each to their own
I'd be ashamed to show that level of attention to detail care as "professional" work.
Him sitting on his throne admiring his work whilst the minions make videos is hilarious laugh

S1KRR

12,548 posts

175 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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HM-2 said:
Parts quality and quality of fitment for starters. They look fine from a distance but they're awful close up, mostly held together with silicone sealant and self-tapping screws, with huge ragged holes cut out of the metalwork and not properly finished underneath the kits (all of which are demonstrated by that video)

Add to that the fact that 90% of the RYB kitted cars are fitted to either completely or near-completely mechanically standard cars, with the exception of obligatory low-as-you-can-go coilovers, and they're every bit as tragic as gluing tat to a Corsa.

Conversely, something like this:

Combines a similar aesthetic with decent build plus significantly improved performance.

Edited by HM-2 on Tuesday 31st March 14:45
But surely the applies to nearly EVERY non OEM bodykit fitted to a car.

And a pic of a half million quid GT2 isn't really comparing apples and oranges is it...

98elise

18,468 posts

124 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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thebigmacmoomin said:
For me, the GTO is perfect (as is every Kindig car), not fussed with the Jeep and the Anglia is ace too but would rather have steel wheels not the modern ones, keep it looking old and dowdy.
Kindig really is an artist. If that's the car I'm thinking of the engine paint matched the leather colour, which is a really is a nice detail.

so called

7,914 posts

172 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Indecently modified Lambo. frown
Sorry to hurt your eyes but helps to appreciate the good stuff....


Edited by so called on Tuesday 31st March 17:23

Pericoloso

44,044 posts

126 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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That ^^ has been seen before here ,or possibly the opposite thread.

Was quite a while ago......smile

If that scoop is necessary to clear a huge supercharger on a huge V8 in place of a temperamental V12 then it's acceptable......

just about.

thebigmacmoomin

2,630 posts

132 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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98elise said:
thebigmacmoomin said:
For me, the GTO is perfect (as is every Kindig car), not fussed with the Jeep and the Anglia is ace too but would rather have steel wheels not the modern ones, keep it looking old and dowdy.
Kindig really is an artist. If that's the car I'm thinking of the engine paint matched the leather colour, which is a really is a nice detail.
He does that with a lot of the cars. Its a nice subtle touch that no other builder even thinks of.

HM-2

5,642 posts

132 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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S1KRR said:
But surely the applies to nearly EVERY non OEM bodykit fitted to a car.
Are you saying it's not possible to fit a non-OEM kit without resorting to self-tapping screws and tiger seal?

S1KRR said:
And a pic of a half million quid GT2 isn't really comparing apples and oranges is it...
It's not a GT2- it's a 993 C2 built to 3.8 RSR spec and then a little bit more.

DanielSan said:
Pretty much all of the RWB cars in Japan have been built to run in the Idlers Cup races in Japan
I think "pretty much all" is a significant exaggeration.
Rotana and Phoenix run turbo 3.6 and 3.8 motors respectively. The white #27 car has an LS3 in it. There's the 934 rep which runs a 3.3 turbo. Most of the really famous cars, like Rauh Passion, Stella Artois and Sunburst, have the grand total of a remap and exhaust fitted.

1602Mark

14,483 posts

136 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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HM-2 said:
S1KRR said:
But surely the applies to nearly EVERY non OEM bodykit fitted to a car.
Are you saying it's not possible to fit a non-OEM kit without resorting to self-tapping screws and tiger seal?

S1KRR said:
And a pic of a half million quid GT2 isn't really comparing apples and oranges is it...
It's not a GT2- it's a 993 C2 built to 3.8 RSR spec and then a little bit more.

DanielSan said:
Pretty much all of the RWB cars in Japan have been built to run in the Idlers Cup races in Japan
I think "pretty much all" is a significant exaggeration.
Rotana and Phoenix run turbo 3.6 and 3.8 motors respectively. The white #27 car has an LS3 in it. There's the 934 rep which runs a 3.3 turbo. Most of the really famous cars, like Rauh Passion, Stella Artois and Sunburst, have the grand total of a remap and exhaust fitted.
Whoops.

https://flatsixes.com/porsche-culture/rauh-welt-po...

Matt Cup

2,228 posts

67 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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so called said:
Indecently modified Lambo. frown
Sorry to hurt your eyes but helps to appreciate the good stuff....


Edited by so called on Tuesday 31st March 17:23
This should go herewink

DanielSan

15,865 posts

130 months

Tuesday 31st March 2020
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HM-2 said:
S1KRR said:
But surely the applies to nearly EVERY non OEM bodykit fitted to a car.
Are you saying it's not possible to fit a non-OEM kit without resorting to self-tapping screws and tiger seal?

S1KRR said:
And a pic of a half million quid GT2 isn't really comparing apples and oranges is it...
It's not a GT2- it's a 993 C2 built to 3.8 RSR spec and then a little bit more.

DanielSan said:
Pretty much all of the RWB cars in Japan have been built to run in the Idlers Cup races in Japan
I think "pretty much all" is a significant exaggeration.
Rotana and Phoenix run turbo 3.6 and 3.8 motors respectively. The white #27 car has an LS3 in it. There's the 934 rep which runs a 3.3 turbo. Most of the really famous cars, like Rauh Passion, Stella Artois and Sunburst, have the grand total of a remap and exhaust fitted.
Stella Artois, ust a remap and an exhaust? Really..

http://www.speedhunters.com/2008/09/car_feature_gt...

Sunburst is on more basic engine mods but is still race car. Super Taikyu regs are a bit stricter

http://www.speedhunters.com/2011/02/car_spotlight_...

Edited by DanielSan on Tuesday 31st March 19:52