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      07-10-2019 08:26 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Sometimes a car is perfect AS IS.
      Glad that day hasn't come yet.

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      07-10-2019 08:34 PM #27
      The same way I feel about it on any other car. Mild lowering can be ok, but slamming, stretch/poke and “stancing” looks dumb.

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      07-10-2019 08:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      Glad that day hasn't come yet.
      I see people trying to put a "modern spin" on a classic car.
      Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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      07-10-2019 08:41 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      They forgot to rust the hoods.
      Here's the kicker.
      Are we sanding down the frunk to bare metal, or the hood in back?
      Your favorite Ziemniak, hold the gravy.

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      07-10-2019 08:42 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I see people trying to put a "modern spin" on a classic car.
      Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
      That's not the same as a car being perfect as is.

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      07-10-2019 08:56 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      How do you feel about painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa?
      This.
      Just perfect analogy.
      Big nope, no please.

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      07-10-2019 09:01 PM #32
      Every one but the first one looks like it is photoshopped to intentionally look stupid. So are they photoshopped or just stupid?

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      07-10-2019 09:04 PM #33
      Normal vs. Stanced



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      07-10-2019 09:22 PM #35
      I'm in up until the wheels need to be cambered in to clear, which is how I feel about stanced cars in general. Ferrari or Bimmer or clapped out Civic, the car doesn't really affect my opinion there.

      Quote Originally Posted by iliveoncaffiene View Post
      F40 at the top? Yeap.
      Every other one? Nope. Nu-uh.
      Agree.

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      07-10-2019 09:30 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      That's not the same as a car being perfect as is.
      Depends on what you are trying to do.
      So you want art, or do you want attention?

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      07-10-2019 09:36 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Depends on what you are trying to do.
      So you want art, or do you want attention?
      You said sometimes a car is perfect as is. I've yet to come across that car.

      That isn't dictated by the style of modifications, modernization as you mentioned or anything else. There is something on 100% of vehicles every built I would change.

      It's not about art or attention.

      ETA: it doesn't mean I like the cars in the first post either, it just means I don't think a single one of them was perfect as is.
      Last edited by chris86vw; 07-10-2019 at 09:39 PM.

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      07-10-2019 09:45 PM #38
      I like that Testarossa too. IIRC, they're on air, so... whatever. They weren't good handling cars to begin with (the 308, Testarossa and even 348). They drive terribly. They're made to be looked at.
      Also, pretty sure that F40 is an F40 LM... and a race car.

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      07-10-2019 09:56 PM #39
      To each their own. And it's not like I can afford a Ferrari anyway.
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      07-10-2019 09:59 PM #40
      IMO, having spent track days in a Ferrari 458 and a 488, but also for comparison sake Lamborghini Huracan (LP580-2 I think is the RWD not AWD) and a 911 Carrera S...

      MAYBE, I would lower it, but if you start messing with the stance, you spent a ridiculous amount of money to build something that might handle like a Fiat. The suspension is the last thing I would touch on a Ferrari, it was one of the best experiences I had for carving up the road (I m sure there is something out there in its price range that will say different)

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      07-10-2019 10:07 PM #41
      It had been so long since a stance thread, I hoped it was over.

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      07-10-2019 10:09 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      You said sometimes a car is perfect as is. I've yet to come across that car.
      I agree with this. I don't think there's such a thing as a perfect car, and if I ever do, then I guess technology and engineering have pretty much peaked.

      That said, there are a few cars that are engineered so well it's extremely difficult to improve on them. I don't think I'd want to change anything but tires on a Carrera GT for example, even with 14 years of tech improvements.

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      07-10-2019 10:13 PM #43
      If I had drug lord money and a bigger garage I would own one or two. I would also own a riced out 90s Honda, a donk, a box, a bubble, a low rider, a lead sled, a brodozer, a broyeep, etc. Why not have fun with vehicles if you have the means.

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      07-10-2019 10:45 PM #44
      Stanced anything is a hard nay

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      07-11-2019 06:21 AM #45














      I dig the liberty walk ones

    21. 07-11-2019 07:38 AM #46
      I came in expecting the worst, but overall I am with it. Ferraris basically split into 2 camps IMO... cars meant to drive a little fast but mostly be seen in, and cars meant to be driven. With cars in the 1st camp- the pre F355 V8 MR cars, the older V12 GTs etc- go hog wild. With something like an F40 or the 360 Challenge Stradale I prefer more functionality. But low key Ferrari "stanced" a lot of cars for performance





      So to me as long as there's not extreme camber or stupid tire stretching it's all kind of fair game.

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      07-11-2019 07:55 AM #47
      An upgrade in performance for an older car (better wheels/tires/slight lower) and you drive it versus parking competitions, sure why not.
      But the VIP stuff is just sad older white guys spending money to try and look younger and cooler.

      *on much older Ferrari... the wheel gap is part of the look.
      I just don't get it other than people doing it just because many people consider it herasy to modify those Ferrari.

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      07-11-2019 08:01 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      That's a hard no.
      This. Some cars just shouldn't be messed with in this way IMO and Ferrari is one of them.

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      07-11-2019 08:03 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      To each their own. And it's not like I can afford a Ferrari anyway.
      Get back to work!!!

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      07-11-2019 08:09 AM #50
      IMO, Nay. I don’t agree with “stancing” the car for strictly aesthetic reasons. Lowering and adding a sport/track setup to race, I’m all for it.

      OTOH, if you happen to receive a banged up Ferrari that you know isn’t worth much at all in the shape it’s in, I wouldn’t oppose seeing what I saw in the pics above. In a sense it did the car justice by “bringing it back” to a modern scene of cars right now.

      I just never understood the benefit to the crowd in the above photos. It looks very cool and I could appreciate the time and effort (coming from an aircraft tech background) but I just dont get it.

      I look at cars so far back in the timeline and I ask myself, “wow I cant believe they modded it this way to get an extra few seconds off the lap time or to go faster down the 1/4 mile”...thats the nostalgia those cars bring. Its purposefully built. The stance cars people in the future will look back and say, “what in the lord were they doing in the 2020s?!”
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