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Postby jltibbs » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:54 pm

*** This is a generalization. This information was gathered from Wikipedia. All credit for this goes to Wikipedia and the sources that they have used to obtain this information. Feel free to ask questions or offer up suggestions as you see fit. ***

"VIP Style refers to the modification of Japanese luxury automobiles to make them more fashionable and even more luxurious. VIP Style are typically large, expensive, rear-wheel drive sedans, though automotive enthusiasts use other cars like minivans and Kei cars. Once associated with the Yakuza, VIP Style modifications now are a subset of automotive modification.

History

VIP Style modifications and history have often been linked to the Yakuza. It is claimed that VIP Style came to be due to the risk of gangsters riding around in high-profile European sedans like the Mercedes S-Class or BMW M-Series. The attention could either bring about police action or retaliation from rival gangs. By using Japan domestic market cars with modifications associated with the creation of limousines, gangsters could avoid detection by the police and rival gangs.[1]

Both Osaka street racers and Kanto area Bosozoku gangs adopted VIP Style in different ways. Osaka street racers, after suffering numerous police crackdowns on the Hanshin Expressway in the early 1990's, turned to sedans after police targeted sport compacts as a way to cruise while remaining incognito. Many design cues were taken from Mercedes-AMG cars. Kanto area Bosozoku gangs took a somewhat different approach, by modifying sedans with cut coils and mufflers and were often bold and loud. They also drove recklessly, such as causing traffic jams and avoiding paying tolls. To mimic their Yakuza counterparts, "Bos Bippus" used large black sedans.[2]

Automotive enthusiasts adapted beyond luxury sedans, utilizing minivans and Kei cars. One advantage presented to enthusiasts is that such modifications can make a car luxurious without being expensive.[3]

Characteristics

Cars associated with VIP Style usually have common characteristics; usually large diameter rims (usually broad faced designs) with low offsets that sit flush with the fender, exhausts that stick out past the rear bumper (although not so much emphasized these days), a full body kit or lip kit, glossy paint and a lowered ride height (usually with air ride or coilovers). It is not uncommon to see extreme negative camber on many VIP cars. Traditional colors of VIP Style cars are usually black, white, grey and silver.

Cars

Most VIP Style cars are Japanese luxury cars like the Nissan President, the Toyota Celsior, the Toyota Aristo, and the Nissan Laurel, although many European cars are also known to be modified in such ways (most of them German luxury sedans such as the Mercedes S-Class). As automotive enthusiasts began to do their own versions of bippu, everything from minivans like the Toyota Estima and Honda Odyssey, to Kei cars like the Suzuki Cappucino and Toyota bB have received similar modifications.

United States enthusiasts use USDM equivalents, such as the Lexus GS and LS series and Infiniti Q45.

Notes

1. Scott Tsuneishi, Keepin' it Gangsta Homie-san, Import Tuner, December 2006 (#93). 2. Carter Jung, VIP: Our Scene's All Grows Up, Super Street, June 2007 . 3. Chris Chase, VIP Very Important Passion, Modified Luxury & Exotics, November/December 2006."


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Postby yokota180sx » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:58 pm

or what i say it is...

on the realyou WILL not call yourself VIP if a few things ARE NOT DONE:

Pulled fenders, you cannot achieve superflushness on non pulled fenders, deal with itIf you have a nissan, negative offsets. If you run positives your a *****, tire wear isnt an excuse, like pancakes says, charge it to hte gamei dont *****, you cant

at least a 10j in the rear, if you have a 9 in the back, UNLESS if you run a 10 it will hit your shock, you are wrong

Aero is NOT MANDATORYif you are riding hella low, then you dont need aeroStock aero add ons are finesome people drive that low (like me) that they rip aftermarket aero off, OEM aero still is clean and a bit higher so you can be lower

If your exhaust isnt modified to be tucked up higher, your not low enought, your not VIP.

if you have arguments with those, then deal with it

YOur VIP STYLE

not VIP

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Postby Beancooker » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:13 pm

I was wondering when you would show up. Welcome to the VIP forum. You now have a forum dedicated to your crazy style, and flagpole holder exhausts.

Thanks for the clarification, blunt as it was, it was rather true to the style, and informative.

Glad to see ya posting again!

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Postby jltibbs » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:09 pm

We had to pull him out from under the rocks, Noah. It's alright though, even though he's blunt, he is quite knowledgeable.


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Postby yokota180sx » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:29 pm

then why am i still not a mod of somethin glol

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Postby jltibbs » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:37 am

I don't know. Why aren't you?

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Postby yokota180sx » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:51 am

no clue

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Postby Beancooker » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:53 pm

Probably because your bluntness, is seen as rude and condescending. It wasn't too long ago that I was going to ban you for being an @$$. Then we spoke on AIM, and I found out, that there is a point behind it. However your attitude is what I'll bet has kept you from a mod position. Give it some time, like a year without having a mod or admin having to reprimand you for the way you treat people, (while still actively posting) and it may be a possibility.

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Postby jltibbs » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:09 pm

I guess I must have missed something then. I do see the bluntness, but otherwise generally useful information. Hopefully we can take you on board in the VIP section sometime. It will definitely be out of my hands though.

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Postby yokota180sx » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:00 am

but i cant, **** gets boring when i answer the same, will xxx knockoff wheel fit on xxxx chassis

find me some meat, and il be glad ot post

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Postby jltibbs » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:09 pm

I got you. Any help here would be much appreciated.

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Postby red_vert » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:29 pm

super streets coverage was garbage when i read their article.

their g50 build was ****ty too. i think it was an g50...i don't remember
Modified by red_vert at 2:22 PM 4/18/2008

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Postby jltibbs » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:49 pm

This article is what inspired me. Pics of these vehicle made me want to change my direction.




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Postby yokota180sx » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:16 pm

i woudlnt call that Cima (q45) VIP

hte Cedric/Gloria is borederline too sporty to be VIP

BUT that gloria is what made me get one when i get back....but im getting an F50 instead

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Postby downshift=sidewayz » Mon May 12, 2008 7:17 pm

the camber is sickkkkk!!

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Postby downshift=sidewayz » Mon May 12, 2008 7:20 pm

the camber is sickkkkk!


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Postby giodachamp » Mon May 12, 2008 8:10 pm

downshift=sidewayz wrote:the camber is sickkkkk!
way to double post there buddy



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wikipedia wrote:4AF2 1950 Princess Elizabeth of England

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4AF12 1952 Duchess of Kent

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4AF16 1952 General Francisco Franco

4AF18 1952 General Francisco Franco

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4BP1 1953 King of Iraq

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Postby Damicci » Tue May 13, 2008 2:10 pm

downshift=sidewayz wrote:the camber is sickkkkk!
What camber?

Those cars from Import tuner are very mildly modified. EXE styling maybe. Still nice cars though.

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Postby jltibbs » Tue May 13, 2008 2:43 pm

Damicci, I love your ride, but like I mentioned before, the rides from IT is what got me in.

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Postby TBrack » Tue May 13, 2008 2:51 pm

Damicci wrote:What camber?

Those cars from Import tuner are very mildly modified. EXE styling maybe. Still nice cars though.
honestly thats as far as I see it going in America. people here just aren't readily accepting the jdm side of vip.

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Postby jltibbs » Tue May 13, 2008 3:48 pm

I am, just do not have a proper JDM vehicle. I would much rather have a JDM version than what I have now.

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Postby TBrack » Tue May 13, 2008 3:52 pm

jltibbs wrote:I am, just do not have a proper JDM vehicle. I would much rather have a JDM version than what I have now.
I was actually referring to the camber thing

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Postby jltibbs » Wed May 14, 2008 5:38 pm

I was referring to both. None of the people close to me even remotely understand what it means to have a luxury car. They still don't even like 4 doors.

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Postby Flicktitty » Wed May 14, 2008 9:26 pm

i would love a VIP car. but i know i couldn't pull it off. Plus wisonsin roads are ****in bad.

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Postby jltibbs » Thu May 15, 2008 10:56 am

Never been there, but from what I hear, you speak the truth bro.

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Postby Flicktitty » Thu May 15, 2008 9:24 pm

ya. 8 of my friends have had to buy a new rim for there car just form late march - now 2 of them were stock Sube wheels. others all after market.
jltibbs wrote:Never been there, but from what I hear, you speak the truth bro.

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Postby jltibbs » Fri May 16, 2008 3:25 am

Ouch. I have only had to replace one wheel and that one was on an ex's car. $475 for one factory wheel because her dad didn't want aftermarket.

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Re: What is VIP??? (jltibbs)

Postby tofupowered » Mon May 19, 2008 11:50 am

I would say that doing the VIP thing is all about more refined taste. If you want horrible wear on tires then great, but cost effective and comfort come into play. I'd say the smart thing would be to do a lot of suspension work and rolled fenders with an air ride setup. The Vienna line from SSR wheels are great for getting your VIP look.

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Postby jltibbs » Mon May 19, 2008 5:05 pm

I agree with that Mr. Tofu. It's all about keeping it clean!

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Postby PantherRacer » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:12 pm

I definitely want the rolled fenders and air bags, with some dark *** tints and chrome accents glinting from special angles. I see it one of two ways...I buy (another) VIP platform and mod it over here, or bide my time and wait till I go back home and buy a Yakuza's or some real VIP car from Japan and love that.

With the first choice, I get to keep myself broke and slowly see VIP progress over time.

With the second choice, I can buy a turbocharged VIP Monster and just change it to my liking...BUT I will have to wait much longer...decisions decisions.


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