Why did you mod your car?

old-git

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Yeah but did that engine fit standard.... They have the same sort of definition if you ask me so yeah you have customized your car. And also made adaptions for things to fit. Ie modded them.....;)

This is an argument that has no end :). The two words seem to have become interchangable in the car scene.

I accept that If you modify your car you are customising it. Strictly speaking any modification is a customisation. However, in the drag racing and sprinting scene (my areas of interest) 'customising' is rarely. if ever, used (except in describing something specially made ie a custom made manifold). We talk about modifying not customising. Customising if left to Pimp my Ride, truly the epitome of looks over performance :)
 

HDi fun

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"OG's not so much modified a car as he is in the process of building a customised car from scratch. There's a big difference. A custom build can be truly yours. Mods are only a set of compromises."

I was actually defending your project, OG. Please read the above paragraph again.

I have said, quite unambiguously, that you are building a custom car. A bespoke, one off model.

I have tried to make it plain that this is a very different and much greater accomplishment than simply modifying an existing model.
 

Hayley1

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Im modifying my car because I like to be different! I also like to have something different, even though I have noticed an ever increasing number of astras in my area, but oh well, it just encourages me to go and buy something else for it.
 

Jebenrule

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im modding my car so it looks stealthy and the performance and handling is slighty better also it gives me a sense of achivement where doing other things may not,
i think modding is a slight or massive compromise (depemding on cash levels etc..)of what you may think perfection for your car or automobile can be!?!

OG to modify something you are changing it to customise you are making it your own! a custom built car from scratch built to ur or some1 elses specs is customising(as above pimp my ride), to change an exhaust so that it is loud or bigger is modifying etc.. as i see it.
 
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old-git

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"OG's not so much modified a car as he is in the process of building a customised car from scratch. There's a big difference. A custom build can be truly yours. Mods are only a set of compromises."

I was actually defending your project, OG. Please read the above paragraph again.

I have said, quite unambiguously, that you are building a custom car. A bespoke, one off model.

I have tried to make it plain that this is a very different and much greater accomplishment than simply modifying an existing model.
Yes, I appreciated that. I was only complaining about the use of the word customising in relation to my project in, what I thought, was a light hearted way.

This is one of the problems with written rather than verbal communication, the intonation and visual aspects of the communication are lost, leaving the result rather dry, blunt and somewhat emotionless.

What would have been a humourous throwaway line accompanied by a smile and hand gestures over a pint can appear strident and rude when wrtten, even with a sprinkling of emoticons.
 

herb

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Yes, I appreciated that. I was only complaining about the use of the word customising in relation to my project in, what I thought, was a light hearted way.

This is one of the problems with written rather than verbal communication, the intonation and visual aspects of the communication are lost, leaving the result rather dry, blunt and somewhat emotionless.

What would have been a humourous throwaway line accompanied by a smile and hand gestures over a pint can appear strident and rude when wrtten, even with a sprinkling of emoticons.
totally agree i speak better than i can type and even more so over a pint of becks
 

turbonutter69

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Insignia SRI.
Yes, I appreciated that. I was only complaining about the use of the word customising in relation to my project in, what I thought, was a light hearted way.

This is one of the problems with written rather than verbal communication, the intonation and visual aspects of the communication are lost, leaving the result rather dry, blunt and somewhat emotionless.

What would have been a humourous throwaway line accompanied by a smile and hand gestures over a pint can appear strident and rude when wrtten, even with a sprinkling of emoticons.
Your right there buddy. But don't you think it's good that on this site people still do even through a screen take it as banter.... It's good chat if you ask me.... But yeah you are still a customiser....;):lol::lol::lol:
 

old-git

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im modding my car so it looks stealthy and the performance and handling is slighty better also it gives me a sense of achivement where doing other things may not,
i think modding is a slight or massive compromise (depemding on cash levels etc..)of what you may think perfection for your car or automobile can be!?!

OG to modify something you are changing it to customise you are making it your own! a custom built car from scratch built to ur or some1 elses specs is customising(as above pimp my ride), to change an exhaust so that it is loud or bigger is modifying etc.. as i see it.
I think that your last paragraph proves my point that the two words have become interchangable in the car 'alteration' culture. In order to customise you have to modify. If you modify something you your liking you are customising it :)

However, I still prefer to differentiate between the two. I will continue to call performance alterations modifying and everything else cutomising :)
 

old-git

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Your right there buddy. But don't you think it's good that on this site people still do even through a screen take it as banter.... It's good chat if you ask me.... But yeah you are still a customiser....;):lol::lol::lol:
Yup, but sometimes (in the real world) my sense of humour has been miss-interpreted and has got me into a little trouble. I have to, therefore, be a little careful on here but there is still the chance of me overstepping the mark:) If I do, slap me down.

However, I am quite prepared to make an exception in your case. Call me a customiser, would you? I take that as a personal and libellous insult but, as I am a wimp, I will just sulk for a week (my wife reckons I am good at sulking) and call you all of the rude words I can think of, under my breath. So there!
 

turbonutter69

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Yup, but sometimes (in the real world) my sense of humour has been miss-interpreted and has got me into a little trouble. I have to, therefore, be a little careful on here but there is still the chance of me overstepping the mark:) If I do, slap me down.

However, I am quite prepared to make an exception in your case. Call me a customiser, would you? I take that as a personal and libellous insult but, as I am a wimp, I will just sulk for a week (my wife reckons I am good at sulking) and call you all of the rude words I can think of, under my breath. So there!
lol you know i'm only playing mate........ :D:D:D
 

BAD63R

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Well, I mod my cars for individuality, the fact that it's one of the most addictive drugs on the planet lmao, oh and because it's truely amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. Plus it's fun :)
 

billyo

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Individuality is my reason too. Everyone else drive the same mass produced cars and none of them are setup how I would like either in the looks or performance department.

It also makes the car more fun to drive.
 
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