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CrazyMatt 03-09-2006 11:46 AM

ANGRY! RArrr! (GLOW Rant, Now WITH Pics!)
You know what really just irks me? People that take one look at an exterior/interior neon setup, and they immediately say "Oh, RICE" or just outright mock you for it. I've heard it all, "Why didn't you spend the money on Performance?" "Aww, you suck! All show and no go!" And those were just some of the lighter comments tossed my way. I just have two words to say to the haters:

**** You.

You want answers to your stupid pointless questions? Fine. Lets talk price first. Spending 200.00 on an entire Glow system for your car (interior tubes, LEDs, exterior kit, etc) is like spending money on clear corners, or a bodykit, or any other exterior 'show' mod. Are bodykits 'rice'? Are rims 'rice'? I think not. Lighting adds a wonderful asthetic value to the car, and if done right, will set you apart. Look around. How many people have the same style rims, and the same style bodykits? Too many. Now look again. How many people have the exact same lighting setup? You can count them on one hand. GLOW makes you unique, GLOW makes you memorable.

And as far as calling it 'rice,' lets explore that for a moment. Typically, people label things/people as 'rice/ricers' because they think that the people doing the modding are expecting these non-'go' mods to add HP, or improve handling etc. WE'RE NOT MENTALLY INFERIOR, people! Using myself as an example, I NEVER thought that adding an underglow kit wuold make me faster, or give me an edge. I fully recognize light does not give ANY HP gains. To insult the lights is one thing. To insult my taste is another thing. But if you go so far as to imply I am stupid for buying them, because YOU think that I think I'm going faster, then you need a swift boot to the taint.

I am just sick and tired of people mocking the 'glow' people because THEY don't like the looks. Guess what? Its NOT YOUR CAR, asshat! If you don't like it, then don't put it on your car. Simple as that.

I LIKE Glow. I like having purple illuminate my feet when I drive. I like seeing the green lite rider bar going back and forth. I like having my neons beat to the music via my Streetglow Music Controller. What I DON'T like is ignorant people assuming that because I am of an asthetically-inclined nature with my car, that they think I'm stupid.

So, next time you see a hot yellow Focus riding on a cloud of purple light, how about instead of immediately drinking a cool glass of haterade and puttin on your ass-hat, you take the time to admire something that someone considers a personal favorite.

A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation.

Crazy Matt

fiendno1 03-09-2006 11:55 AM

first take a deep breath, then go sit in your car and turn on your neons and enjoy them!!!
i totally agree, screw what everyone else thinks as long as your happy with it in the end thats all that counts. you have to drive it!!

imbatman 03-09-2006 12:01 PM

I agree that people shouldn't assume that you are stupid for putting lighting on your car. Some people slap the neon nearly on the side of the car and think it looks good. If you do neon right, it looks great but most dont do it right. It seems that is where the bad rap came from. Undercar neon is not for me, but I think I can appreciate a good neon job.

CrazyMatt, do you have any pics of your Purple cloud riding Focus?

CrazyMatt 03-09-2006 12:16 PM

Ask and ye shall recieve.

For the record, this is what my setup is:

Exterior: Streetglow Gold Series Undercar, Lite Rider Bar.
Interior: Four 9"in tubes, Two 10" tubes, 8 LEDs, Lite Rider Status Bar/Controller, Streetglow Music Controller.

Exterior lights are al switch-controlled... they are not on unless I want them to be. Same with the interior.

No interior shots yet... and thanks to lanting90 for the exterior shots!

The Green Bar you see in the lower grill actually goes back and forth.. just like Knight Rider.... come one.. we all love that show. heheh.

MattZX3 03-09-2006 12:31 PM

man, you car looks sweet, whoever said that was just being a prick!!! go yellow foci!!!!!!!!

CrazyMatt 03-09-2006 01:13 PM


Thanks! GO YELLOW!!!!!

TM3 03-09-2006 01:22 PM

Wow dude...that is onnnnnnnnneeee riced out fOCUS! Why didnt you spend that money on performance? Pssh...all show and no go. You embarrass me AND you fOCUS. [:D] [;)]

MyBlackST 03-09-2006 01:26 PM

I say it's your ride and do what you want to it...I can appreciate the work and look, but like my Polished aluminum rims...not some people's cup of tea. What you have isn't overboard..looks good.

HeelToe 03-09-2006 01:26 PM

Re: ANGRY! RArrr! (GLOW Rant, Now WITH Pics!)

Originally posted by CrazyMatt

GLOW makes you unique, GLOW makes you memorable.

Crazy Matt

GLOW makes you illegal... and dumb. (Quick exit out the door.)

Nah I have repsect for others tastes in cars, what others may like but I may not. I just hope the "fuzz" hasn't/won't give you to much hassle for the neons.

- Matt

CrazyMatt 03-09-2006 02:01 PM

HeelToe: No problems whatsoever. Like I stated earlier, I have switches for the exterior neons, so they are only on when I want them to be. Plus, the bulbs aren't exposed. So, no problems from the Law

And TM3: Shut Up. I wanted that suspension SOOOOO Bad. Its gonna look good when I get my LED Wheelwell kit!

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