View Full Version : Pimp My (RC) Ride~

04-22-2004, 10:50 PM
There's a show on MTV called "Pimp My Ride." For those of you who don't know what it is, they take a person's [crappy] car and deck it out with all new interior, stereo, engine parts, etc. I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be cool to have something like that for guys in RC? Ok, now for the fun part. Do you think they would choose you and why (post pics if possible :-p)?

Scott S
04-22-2004, 11:10 PM
They wouldn't choose me cause all my rides are already pimped out! :p :D

04-22-2004, 11:17 PM
Lucky dog. I think I'm a nominee. Electrical tape every where, busted up rims, cracked/scratched body, jerry-rigged motor gear cover, and the list continues....LoL.

04-22-2004, 11:27 PM
yea that would be a pretty cool idea. I cant say i'm a contender because all my cars have at least a few hop ups and are in nice condition and not in a crappy status, haha. good idea tho.

04-23-2004, 03:13 AM
hahahaha good idea

04-23-2004, 06:47 PM
Thats a good show, i saw the one where they took a $900 car..and put 20,000$ into it :eek:

All my cars are in working shape and run good. My tc3 could use some pimpin out, its got all the racer plastic in it.

04-23-2004, 07:04 PM
im ride.. i got a farly new rc10gt.. i dont have one tire.. i just drive it with the rim.. all the tires are bald and ripped and the inserts are coming out.. its really durty! but its mah babY!

04-23-2004, 07:29 PM
Another show like that (only better) would be "Overhaulin'" on the Discovery Channel. They do more work to the engine and performance features instead of just the stereo and rims.

04-23-2004, 09:21 PM
i like the show on tnn ridin with funk master flex. lol. but for the rc thing, im definitly a canidate. my nitrosport would get top honors for trashy ride of the month. lol. the thing is. i dont think its worth the money to do anything to it. unless they take it and throw it away and give me a mst-1 in return... lol.

04-24-2004, 03:05 AM
Extremerc magazine is doing something like the pimp my ride. In order to enter you have to have bought a recent issue then email them and give them a reason why they shoould hook you up. After they give your ride some stuff they then take pictures of it and stick it in their magazine. Now that's pretty cool. They just started it this month soo hurry up and buy your issue. Too bad rccaraction didn't think of this

04-24-2004, 08:05 AM
none of my cars would be nominated cuz theyre both in great condition and have lots of hopups :D but i once saw a towerhobbies st15 on ebay that had a duct taped servo, reciever, tank and a cracked in half body.

04-24-2004, 02:36 PM
Ill be on the build crew!!!

04-24-2004, 03:04 PM
That's an awesome idea. Submit it to RC Car Action, and see if they'll do it, but instead of "pimpin" the rides, make it more performance oriented. But yeah, try PMing the idea to Steve Pond.

04-24-2004, 09:13 PM
Ha my friends ST-15 that i gave him has a whack body its all messed up in the head, the rear shock tower is bent, one shock shaft is bent, exhaust leaks, its missing teeth on the spur in some places. And he still drives it, he needs to get pimped out.

04-24-2004, 11:48 PM
I work at a hobby shop and we have this old maxx sitting around thats is a POS! Its all rusted, no air filter, etc. Ill get pics of it. Right now its nicknamed RUSTY MAXX.

04-25-2004, 03:01 PM
That's great. You could do a before and after type thing with "Rusty Maxx", and submit it to RC Car Action. Hell, maybe they would hire you for their build crew!

04-25-2004, 07:34 PM
lol, my bugy project could get sent to it. It can even run! nothing in it except a MX-3 radio, server ,and reciever. But my older bro could need it for his Nitro Rustler Sport. The engine has a crack in the madifold, crack in the chassis, and it was recently cleaned by me(so generous:D ), bent chock shaft, leaks oil fro mth shock bodies, and the body has been cut quit a bit. So...it needs new stuff from the indide out. But I do too. :p

04-25-2004, 11:04 PM
yea pimp my ride is dumb like wit the mini van they make the exterior and interior look sick but wen u drove it still sounded like crap and was ready for the junk-yard w/ that drivetrain still...

04-26-2004, 01:49 PM
Thats what ghetto is all all about! Lol. I cant stand people who put hubcap spinner and ricer pipes on piece of crap hondas. Those cars on those shows are just for show. If they wanted to do it right..there would be a new engine, drivtrain, and exause system in everyone (no not just the mufler, i mean the cat converter, headers, and some nice mandrel bends).
I would love to see some crappy duratrax thing get souped up though. Those things are ultimate piles of junk..alon with the tower hobbies truck!

04-26-2004, 04:26 PM
Why run a catylitic converter?? They need a 4x4 version of Pimp My Ride.

biker dude 666
04-26-2004, 08:20 PM
i think the reason they don't do any engine work is because they couldnt do any of it, but that mustang had like a 427 crate motor in it that the girl bought herself and it sounded mean as crap. :cool:

04-26-2004, 08:31 PM
"Crappy duratrax thing?" I happen to own a "crappy duratrax thing." I have a stock Evader ST and it beats the crap out of my neighbor's T4 (he's even got a Reedy Spec motor in it). So I suggest you try them before you diss them.

I also like the idea of a 4x4 idea for "Pimp my Ride." They could turn an old Bronco or Jimmy into a Rock-Crawler...that would be sick.

04-27-2004, 09:15 PM
That mustang had a 302 and I think you mean a 429.

05-16-2004, 08:10 PM
And here are some pics of my car... Looks ok on the outside but....



But under the hood lies a pile...






Please RCCA, Pimp my Ride (I had to say it)!

Hehe...come on guys, you can do better than me.

05-16-2004, 09:17 PM
i dont see pics

05-16-2004, 10:00 PM
Me neither. I don't know what I'm doing. Hehe....

05-17-2004, 01:14 AM
Pimped out by "Wolfpack Radicals"


05-17-2004, 04:05 AM
im ride.. i got a farly new rc10gt.. i dont have one tire.. i just drive it with the rim.. all the tires are bald and ripped and the inserts are coming out.. its really durty! but its mah babY!

gotta tell you, your post really made me laugh... :p

05-17-2004, 09:22 PM
Pimped out by "Wolfpack Radicals"


thats gotta weight a ton......looks good. :cool:

05-17-2004, 09:32 PM
i ran my tc3 threw the rain a couple of days again...it was pouring. It was fun at the time(luckly nothing died), but now all my screws are rusted! i have orange screws :eek: :D

05-17-2004, 09:55 PM
RC Driver also did a really cool version of Pimp my ride. They used some guy's really beat up and un-taken-care-of Truck. As a matter of fact, it was a maxx... Go Figure.

It was pretty cool. I have an old corally that could use some restoring. It would help alot :rolleyes:

05-18-2004, 07:41 AM
Hey check out the rust maxx in the MT forum.