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Unread 05-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Modifying a cheap car as a piss take (The Cringemobile)

I've seen some really badly modified cars in my time, most notoriously from the chav/boyracer community. The chav culture, especially when it comes to car modifying, is something which I find laughably ridiculous. For the humour, I am emulating that culture.

The project? For the humour, me and some friends are trying to create the most awful car on the road. Which not only mocks the chav/boyracer cultures, but also gets emotional reactions out of 'normal' people on the road.

Project facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cringemobile

This will also be a social experiment, we want to test how other road users react. As the car gradually gets worse, we're going to be installing video cameras which capture peoples reactions, and slowly start turning the project into a YouTube series. Even though the car is still in it's early stages, the kind of reactions we've already gotten from driving around are already YouTube worthy. Some of these reactions consist of other chavs feeling intimidated by the spoiler, and desperately trying to race/overtake to demonstrate they are faster. And there are of course many humorous reactions from the doors.

Everything is being done as cheaply as possible. I am doing all of the work myself where ever possible and using cheap second hand parts / spares.

One of the reasons we are posting on here, is because we are also looking for suggestions. What are some really bad modifications you've seen in your time? We'd love to hear your suggestions!

Once again our page is here: https://www.facebook.com/cringemobile


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Unread 05-04-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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Oh god, reminds me of Mighty Car Mods' TRD Laser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfDWQbnb-Zo

They did a pretty horrific Civic too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inPcN55Osmo
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I see you already have the oversized wing taken care of. I'd get some really ****ty rims, Slam it, maybe put a ****load of negative camber on the wheels. Put a fart can on the back, LED's everywhere, turbo whistle. Decals that don't belong on that car. Just a few to throw out there.
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"Speed" holes. Use a hole saw to cut large 3-4" holes in the body in areas like the rear bumper to reduce the curb weight.
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Oh you can't forget one of those honda civic-esque tow hooks
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