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timskemp

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Spinners.

Why.

 

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Spinners arent all that bad though surely??

i have seen expensive car with them, and sure, a bit OTT, but they did make the car stand out.. part of the blind approach is it not?
 

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Spinners aren't all that bad though surely??
I am sure that I read somewhere that they are illegal; something to do with moving independently of the wheel.
Little kiddies sticking their fingers in when they stop at junctions etc...

Personally I don't like the look of them as I think they make the car look cheap; each to their own I guess.
On a more serious note; as a motorcyclist I tend to look at a cars wheels if they are at a junction joining the road I am on. It gives an early indication if the car is about to pull out. Spinners can make it look like the car is moving which can be pretty scary. :eek:
 

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Spinners arent all that bad though surely??

i have seen expensive car with them, and sure, a bit OTT, but they did make the car stand out.. part of the blind approach is it not?
Bahahahahahaha!!!
 

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Yep, one of THOSE !!!
I am sure that I read somewhere that they are illegal; something to do with moving independently of the wheel.
Little kiddies sticking their fingers in when they stop at junctions etc...
Darwin's 1st rule.

Fine by me.
 

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I don't like spinners on cars but then again I'm not sure I like these either. :D
















 
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Isn't it actually quite acceptable to call it a "Benz" since that is the name of the engineer - as some people refer to a "Royce" because he was the mechanically minded part of that duo ?
 

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Isn't it actually quite acceptable to call it a "Benz" since that is the name of the engineer - as some people refer to a "Royce" because he was the mechanically minded part of that duo ?
It is the same as calling a BMW a Beemer. It sounds like the sort of thing someone with a gin and tonic and a Pringle pullover would say.
 
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I was at a church in sarf lunden a couple of years ago when an announcement was made asking for the owner of the benz that's blocking the car park entrance to move it - it took someone to come over to me as the obvious visitor to ask me to move the car, I'd not associated my car with the word Benz before then.
 

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Isn't it actually quite acceptable to call it a "Benz" since that is the name of the engineer - as some people refer to a "Royce" because he was the mechanically minded part of that duo ?

No.
 

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Wannabe gangsta rappers refer to it as a 'Benz' ... :rolleyes:

Normal people call them 'Mercs' or just good plain old 'Mercedes'

I have never , ever in my life heard a Rolls Royce called a 'Royce' , heard them called a 'Roller' or a 'Rolls' but never a 'Royce' ... thats just silly .... :D
 

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Wannabe gangsta rappers refer to it as a 'Benz' ... :rolleyes:

Normal people call them 'Mercs' or just good plain old 'Mercedes'
'Real' rappers call them Benz, as do most Amercians, its the Brits that call them Merc's
 

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Mercurys, the Ford division placed above Ford & below Lincoln, are known as 'Mercs' in the USA.
 

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You lot need an update on the lingo.

Don't worry though, I am here to help.

Benz = Mercedes Benz
Rims = Alloys
Rag = To drive very fast and put other drivers at risk
Bimz, Beemer = BMW
Dubs = Volkswagen or Alloys if you live in the US
Ride or Whip = Car

If you hear anything else let me know and I will translate
 

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Fo' shizzle ! ;)
 

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