A person who has a Japanese car that was made to go fast and handle well (Skyline, S2000, Impreza, RX7, even the Miata), and makes it go faster and handle better without making it look ugly is not a ricer.

A person who has a Japanese(typically, though ricers have been known to rice-out American and European cars) car (like the Civic) that was made to go slow, and makes the car look incredibly ugly by way of "aero kits" that are ineffective/detrimental to the car's aerodynamics is a ricer. This person could also have installed an "exhaust system" which eliminates all backpressure, including the backpressure the engine needs, which causes backfiring, loss of torque, and the infamous "farting in a coffee can" exhaust note. Furthermore, this person could have installed a set of comically large rims wrapped with almost non-existent tires, eliminating all sidewall and imparting to the car the ride qualities of a broken suspension. Lowering could have been performed by cutting the springs, which reduces ride height by softening the springs, which in turn renders the springs less useless. This is why ricers must slow to 2 miles per hour for speedbumps to avoid bottoming out.

The true hallmark of a ricer is that little to no useful engine modifications have been performed.
A non-ricer may have a small spoiler for rear downforce to even out weight distribution and increase stability at speed.

A ricer has so much "aero kits" that there is drag slowing the car, or the downforce that kicks in at speed will not let the car accelerate.
by ricer=stupid December 02, 2004
A portable device for cooking rice.
Ricers as cars?
by Flamer April 04, 2003
A person who is involved in the sport import compact scene. See rice boy.
A wing, muffler and wheels... The typical car of a typical ricer.
by jt November 21, 2002
a person of any race that drives an import car and in some cases srt-4's and some american cars. They usually drive japanees imports that are made for fuel economy like hondas, integras, rsx,eclipse and so on. Most ricers think that their hondas are the fastest car even in tracks. Most are in denyal that they are ricers and tey call themselfs tuners. In seviere cases the ricer has a Honda and a respecable car like a SupraTT yet he is always talking about His Civic with vtech instead, and they are so ignorant to reaize that all cars now a days have valve timing systems. This is when you know there is a sever case of ricer denyal. Maily all ricers have older Civics or integras but new gerneation Civic Si have been a rebirth to ricy behavior
Hey i have a 94 Supra twin turbo but i think i will take my 07 Civic si to the track instead because its so fast and looks great with tinted windows, rims and lowered with coilovers.But when someone with a car faster than my civic(most REAL sport cars) comes to race me or chalange me ill resort to my supra to back me up. ---- thats the ricer ways
by 2JZClub April 12, 2009
A piece of shit that looks like a pimp mobile.
American muscle could kick a ricer's ass anyday.
by Drakor October 09, 2004
A car, probably an old Honda Civic/Accord or Corlla that has less horsepower than stickers and has a wing that could be used as just that..And just for the record, it is referring to import cars, hence the name -rice-r.
Did you see that ricer breakdown in the 1/4 mile?
by Masonic Atheist October 08, 2004
a jack-off mobile usually a honda that is easily confused for a SHOPPING CART at your local grocery store. usually driven by: yes, you guessed it boys and girls : JACK OFFS
vrrooom vrrrrorooom *guy in civic* maybe if i jacked off faster, this piece of s#$t will run a 10 second 1/4 mile.
by k&y September 18, 2003
Person who cruises up and down the streets in overhauled, over painted cheapass american cars that have been fitted with Coffee can mufflers to look like a Jap car. This person says that they hate "Fast and the Furious" but everyone else knows that that movie is the only reason that they bought that car.
"Dude, look at that f***ing ricer."

"RIIIICERR!!!" ( Scream this at them as they drive by )
by John Lansford July 23, 2003
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