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7 Easy Ways To Know If Your Tuner Car Has Jumped The Shark Page 3

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OK, the Mansory bashing is over. Time to vent our frustrations on one (other) unfortunately wealthy soul. It's rare that one car embodies so many aspects of what's wrong with tuner culture, but here we have a perfect storm: a Lamborghini Gallardo of unknown provenance, rightfully and powerfully mocked at Teamspeed.

3) Your car is now slower, heavier, and (to most eyes but your own) uglier than the car you started with.

All that stick-on chrome-ish stuff (and those wheels...) adds up.

4) Your car has applique hood scoops, fender vents, eyebrows, chrome or gold trim, or any outward association with Pep Boys, Autozone, O'Reilly's, or Advance Auto.

Really? Stick-on fender (and side) vents on a Gallardo? Really?!?

5) No one notices your vanity plate because they're too distracted by the Supra wing, hideous over-use of mesh bling, under-lighting, and Fast/Furious vinyl.

Wing: check. Mesh: check. Under-lighting and vinyl? Probably on next week's to-do list.

6) Your car embodies (and you frequently say things like): "slizzamed," "hellaflush," "stanced," "murdered out," or "yo!"

We can't imagine it being any other way.

7) Your wheels are ridonkulous, even if not donker-sized.

If they're too garish for a Caprice on stilts, they don't belong on your Lambo, even if they do "fit."


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  1. i have a few custom cars but really "your car have bind customize by Mansory" i admit some of there cars have a face only a mother can love. But did you even look at there Maserati or white ghost Rolls Royce,Aston Martin Cyrus,Bentley and Porsche 911.
     
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  2. Stock is the way to go IMO, or simple mods like an exhaust, mild drop and some tasteful (matte colors, no chrome) wheels like BBS or HRE. The over the top tuning makes the nicest rides look so gaudy, but to each his own.
     
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  3. That guy has no brain. If you gave some 18 year old kid a gallardo, this is what it would turn into.
     
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  4. To each his own...the above mentioned stereotype represents the bad apple, not the normal/true "car guy." I keep mine stock/boring looking and ALL modifications have a functional purpose...
     
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