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2004-12-31 11:43:28 AM  
But i bet they dont commend them for making pieces of crap with sharp jagged metal sticking out into safer, actually drivable cars.

/asshats
 
2004-12-31 11:47:13 AM  
In under a year, that show went from being vaguely amusing to the most blatent piece of product placement outside of The Price is Right.
 
2004-12-31 11:52:18 AM  
What about that episode where they replaced the seatbelt with barbed wire and the foot pedals with rattlesnakes?
 
2004-12-31 11:53:22 AM  
it's not so much 'pimp my ride' and quite a bit more 'replace my ride with a riced-out scion'.
 
2004-12-31 11:53:34 AM  
StomachMonkey:

What about that episode where they replaced the seatbelt with barbed wire and the foot pedals with rattlesnakes?

LOL, you made me lose my lunch on the keyboard, and I haven't even eaten yet.
 
2004-12-31 11:58:43 AM  
SeekerRex

But i bet they dont commend them for making pieces of crap with sharp jagged metal sticking out into safer, actually drivable cars

Did the submitter even read the story?

This article is about West Coast Customs getting fined for disabling safety equipment while doing their private customer high dolar customizing jobs. Doesn't say a thing about being fined for "Pimp My Ride" vehicles. Other custom shops were fined for the same sort of violations. You remove or disable government mandated safety devices, the feds plan on coming down on you.
 
2004-12-31 12:07:11 PM  
Such bullshiat.... I should be able to replace my airbag with a TV and put in barbed-wire seatbelts, rattkesnake pedals, and
run with scissors if I damn well feel like it.
 
2004-12-31 12:07:27 PM  
I have nothing against them disabling an airbag if the driver of the car doesn't want it, but to replace it with a TV is dangerous for other people, not just the driver. What kind of asshat needs a TV on their steering wheel?
 
2004-12-31 12:16:15 PM  
Q: "Mad Mike, this lawsuit calls for flat-out retaliation. Show me how you're gonna drop it like it's hot."

Mad Mike: "First off, I'm gonna scribble out the word 'Defendant' and slam that thing down to the ground. Then I'm gonna fabricate a hella sweet typeface and put the words 'All Eyez' up there instead. The font's gonna be Garamond."

Q: "2Shae? Whatchu gonna do to that font?"

2Shae: "Q, I'm gonna go 'all out.' It's gonna be 'phat.' Then I'm gonna 'colorizzle' it until it looks like a 'brizzle.'

Q: "Hot. Hot. Ish? Tell me what you can do for the suit I'm gonna wear to court."

Ish: " *unintelligible*. Weee!"
 
2004-12-31 12:17:34 PM  
Does this mean I can't replace my windshield with a wide-screen TV???
 
2004-12-31 12:34:47 PM  
Aaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllviiiiiiinnnnnnn!!!!!
 
2004-12-31 12:37:04 PM  
If you disable safety equipment in your car, you should be forced to sign a waiver of liability on behalf of the customizers. If you crash and could have had less injury if there was an airbag, you should not be able to sue the people who removed it.
 
2004-12-31 12:37:34 PM  
Cake Hunter: Ish: " *unintelligible*. Weee!"

You forgot to use the word 'Tweed' in Ish's response. Your collar will not be popped.
 
2004-12-31 01:27:55 PM  
Cake Hunter:

Q: "Mad Mike, this lawsuit calls for flat-out retaliation. Show me how you're gonna drop it like it's hot."

Mad Mike: "First off, I'm gonna scribble out the word 'Defendant' and slam that thing down to the ground. Then I'm gonna fabricate a hella sweet typeface and put the words 'All Eyez' up there instead. The font's gonna be Garamond."

Q: "2Shae? Whatchu gonna do to that font?"

2Shae: "Q, I'm gonna go 'all out.' It's gonna be 'phat.' Then I'm gonna 'colorizzle' it until it looks like a 'brizzle.'

Q: "Hot. Hot. Ish? Tell me what you can do for the suit I'm gonna wear to court."

Ish: " *unintelligible*. Weee!"



CakeHunter, You have just been pimped. Funn-eee.
 
2004-12-31 03:36:57 PM  
I've noticed how they always put TV's and LCD's in the most ridiculous places on Pimp My Ride.. In the bed of a truck. Ok? Maybe this would be an idea for tailgating, but I don't know for what else. In the lower panel of the doors, or the ceiling of the vehicle? Beyond me. The show is so much fluff in general. It is on MTV, which is synonymous for mindless entertainment.

What's wrong with watching a little TV on your steering wheel instead of paying attention to your driving?
 
2004-12-31 03:52:42 PM  
knucklebreather: the most blatent piece of product placement outside of The Price is Right

HEY! Don't bring Price is Right into this. Those pricing games are classics. Everyone wants to win a new car or a dinette set or something.

Maybe X should make people play pricing games for the accessories in the car.
 
2004-12-31 04:33:46 PM  
Cake Hunter, funny, funny post!

Holla at your boy, Big Dane!

I'd love to see an episode where they put something aweful in someone's car... "And to hook you up in the back seat... we've installed a Sega Master System!"
 
2004-12-31 06:51:37 PM  
Pimped=undrivable sideshow freak of a car.
 
2004-12-31 06:52:26 PM  
I never understood why the hell the mechanics on that show put Television screens in the headrests and Playstation 2's in the trunk. It's not like people are going to chill in their garage, playing Playstation or watch the TV's in their headrests.

"Hey man, let's sit in the parking lot and rock some Halo 2!"
 
2004-12-31 06:53:34 PM  
Farked?

/shiat
 
2004-12-31 06:54:12 PM  
What exactly does xzibit do on the show?

just crappy wordplay?
 
2004-12-31 06:54:23 PM  
thats why you drive cars that are old and big that dont even have air bags
 
2004-12-31 06:55:44 PM  
 
2004-12-31 06:56:36 PM  
I want my airbag to deploy a blast of shotgun shells at the moment of impact.
 
2004-12-31 07:00:02 PM  
what you should NOT be is a crybaby fatass american who always needs someone to sue. if you gonna fine someone for taking an airbag out, then fine every single person who drives cars without them. farkin ridiculous.
 
2004-12-31 07:00:33 PM  
"And the whistles go "Whoo-Whoo"?

[image from tamut.com too old to be available]
 
2004-12-31 07:03:44 PM  
The guys doing those custom jobs won't care.

They deliver what the customer wants.

On to the next project.

/Rattlesnake floor pedals. HA!
 
2004-12-31 07:05:06 PM  
gwydion56

If you do..I ride shotgun.
 
2004-12-31 07:05:44 PM  
Quote:
I want my airbag to deploy a blast of shotgun shells at the moment of impact.


Get a dodge shadow, thats what they do...
 
2004-12-31 07:06:52 PM  
Pimp My Ride takes gheto to a whole new level. The other day they put a TV on the bottom of a truck so when someone is under it, working on the engine, they can watch TV. WTF?
 
2004-12-31 07:07:23 PM  
One of my friends shot his car with buckshot in high school. Safe no, but it looked cool! Now if they took the seatbelts out and replaced them with shower heads now that would be a story!!!

Look I have a 6in lcd in the front of my headrest. So if I ever have eyes in the back of my head I can watch tv and drive at the same time!
 
2004-12-31 07:10:00 PM  
The writer obviously read the New York Times article yesterday where they alluded to this.
 
2004-12-31 07:12:29 PM  
Good. I hate that show.
 
GW
2004-12-31 07:13:58 PM  
Cake Hunter:

Q: "Mad Mike, this lawsuit calls for flat-out retaliation. Show me how you're gonna drop it like it's hot."

Mad Mike: "First off, I'm gonna scribble out the word 'Defendant' and slam that thing down to the ground. Then I'm gonna fabricate a hella sweet typeface and put the words 'All Eyez' up there instead. The font's gonna be Garamond."

Q: "2Shae? Whatchu gonna do to that font?"

2Shae: "Q, I'm gonna go 'all out.' It's gonna be 'phat.' Then I'm gonna 'colorizzle' it until it looks like a 'brizzle.'

Q: "Hot. Hot. Ish? Tell me what you can do for the suit I'm gonna wear to court."

Ish: " *unintelligible*. Weee!"


OMG, that was farking great.

/loves the show
 
2004-12-31 07:15:39 PM  
Forsythe P. Jones: And the whistles go "Whoo-Whoo"?

"That's only in the monin'. You s'posed to be up cooking breakfast..that's like an alarm clock!"
 
2004-12-31 07:15:59 PM  
Now when they do "Pimp My Bike",I'll watch:

[image from recordholders.org too old to be available]
 
2004-12-31 07:16:09 PM  
it is not illegal to remove your own airbag, PERIOD! the goverment cannot enforce this type of safety equipment on you. If your car fails inspection cause lack of an airbag, call the state police and they will make it pass as long as you remove all the associated equipment (wires, bulbs etc)

you CANNOT however sell the car without telling the person you removed it.
 
2004-12-31 07:19:05 PM  
I agree that TVs in cars are stupid, but so are laws against removing airbags. Hell, I OWN the farking things, I should have the right to remove 'em. No one else would be endangered by their absence. Screw you, gub'mint. In fact, I'm gonna go cut the airbags outta my truck just to piss 'em off.
 
2004-12-31 07:20:58 PM  
McBotulism, macgyver

did you two miss the part about "replacing airbag with TV"
 
2004-12-31 07:21:48 PM  
Cake Hunter
Alternatly, you could have Ish muttering the patented "Mang"
 
2004-12-31 07:23:11 PM  
What I love is how on one episode they took some rusty POS Cadillac that was probably worth about $500 on a good day and put 20 or 22 inch wheels on it. Sure it looks great now but if that's the kind of car they can afford, the owner's gonna shiat their pants when it comes time to buy new tires as those quickly wear out.

The shops I can understand getting fined for disabling the airbags, however if they were to set everything up and then leave it to the end user to remove/disable the airbag they'd probably be off the hook.

As it is, I'm so glad I got the last production year of my car before they made airbags standard even before supplemental restraint systems were government mandated. (It's the first car on the US market to come with airbags standard though). It makes anything dashboard related so much easier to work on because you're not concerned about something exploding in your face by accident.

wdorr

Better yet why not just use a "Claymore" anti-personnel mine for a horn pad. If nothing else it would look cool to have your horn pad say "Front toward enemy" on it instead of some silly corporate logo. Hell, even with all the steel shot removed it's still a pound or so of C-4 sitting there which is fun enough on its own.
 
2004-12-31 07:24:25 PM  
[image from mtv.com too old to be available]
"It's gonna look plush mang"
 
2004-12-31 07:26:46 PM  
i didn't miss that part, but if the tv was wired to only work in park it should not be illegal.
 
F42
2004-12-31 07:26:55 PM  
rapple:

I should be able to replace my airbag with a TV and put in barbed-wire seatbelts, rattkesnake pedals, and
run with scissors if I damn well feel like it.



You can, so long as you don't do it on public roads.
 
2004-12-31 07:27:52 PM  
I think I just pissed my pants, Jesus Christ! This thread alone has convinced me now to get a total fark account, its totally worth paying if I get to see shiat like this <3
 
2004-12-31 07:31:16 PM  
I thought having a tv in your car being cool went out in the 80s. Whats so special about slapping together a few hundred in parts so you can pick up bewitched on the 405?

Tivo snagged a episode of that show once for me where they took some piece of crap honda and did it up. (damn you tivo, the only time you have dissapointed me). What i found amusing is how they didn't do anything mechanical to the car. Yea, it has a tv in it now, but it still has rusty brakes, a leaky head gasket, and brown radiator fluid.
 
2004-12-31 07:31:34 PM  
MTV is doing "Pimp My Bike" in Germany:

Probably the most popular MTV offering internationally is the outrageous auto makeover show "Pimp My Ride." It's made genial rapper Xzibit a worldwide star, said Brian Graden, MTV/VH1 entertainment president.
MTV in Germany is even making a pilot for a local variation: "Pimp My Bicycle."
 
2004-12-31 07:32:43 PM  
Last post was intended for Forsythe P. Jones
 
2004-12-31 07:33:37 PM  
Oh, and on the note of airbags....One of my earlier cars was a POS hyundai, one of the first with mandated drivers side airbags. Anyway, one low speed roll into a poll in a parking lot and the thing went off. There was literally a small dent in my bumper, and that was it for the damage.

The estimate to be fixed was well over a grand, for a car that i did not even pay a grand for. Needless to say a few crossed wires later I was back in business, with a gaping hole in my stearing wheel.
 
2004-12-31 07:33:49 PM  
Thanks to this post I will now have the song "Act A Fool" stuck in my head for the next three days.
 
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