Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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MikeT66

1,368 posts

77 months

Tuesday 31st March
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RB Will said:
Sublime.

Matt Cup

1,747 posts

57 months

Tuesday 31st March
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irocfan

23,193 posts

143 months

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

irocfan

23,193 posts

143 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

1,747 posts

57 months

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

RB Will

6,211 posts

193 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Yeah I like that

HM-2

4,948 posts

122 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

727 posts

50 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

13,344 posts

126 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

14,827 posts

120 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

12,556 posts

169 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

12,062 posts

165 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

16,411 posts

114 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

7,502 posts

162 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

42,650 posts

116 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

2,493 posts

122 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

4,948 posts

122 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

13,344 posts

126 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

1,747 posts

57 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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

14,827 posts

120 months

Tuesday 31st March
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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