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
1. An immature driver (who usually drives import cars, but have been known to drive dodge neons and ford contours as well), who "tricks out" their car with mostly useless modifications like a 6 inch exhaust, and an unreasonably large spoiler.

2. Any car with any combination of these mods. an unnecessarily large exhaust, unreasonable large spoiler, lambo doors, stickers to products they didn't actually purchase, big rims, body kits to make the car appear lower.

3. Spmeone who always drives around like their car's the "best mothafuckin car on da planet," and talk like they'll race and beat anybody, but when actually challenged to a race, back down and make excuses.

Sometimes they will actually race, and almost always get their ass kicked. Then after the race, they will either drive off upset and act like there was some great injustice delt to him, or just make lame excuses like "i would have won if my VTEC was working"

4. Stupid kid who's seen "the fast and the furious" way too many times
I beat this ricer badly, and then he told me that his headers weren't heading right, and his engine computer has a virus. What a tool.

I saw a badly riced out honda the other day with a spoiler the size of my kitchen table.
by Jason Be January 07, 2008
1. Anyone who thinks they know shit about cars but are usually wrong and make an ass out of themselves.
2. People who exagerate what their car is capeable of or claim it has beaten cars that it has no way in hell of beating.
3. Someone who thinks 39.99 Candian Tire add-on parts are "cool".
1a. Yeah, my golf redlines at 8700rmp!
1b. Honda's don't need their brakes bled! They have special system! - ricer
Get the fuck outta my garage! - me
2. Yeah so I beat a G35 off the line then I killed a RX8! - this guy owned a 1.5 Civic. BONE STOCK 1.5 Civic!
3. Dude check out that $40 neon light bar they got at Canadian Tire! I need that!
by Mr. Mopar December 10, 2006
RICER, N; Any import car with any of the following items: large exhaust pipe (known as a fart tube), large fiberglass rear wing (known as a park bench), aftermarket tail-lights, fiberglass body kit that is a different color from the rest of the car, plastic spinner rims, many racing decals and or stickers, and neon lights. Ricers tend to rev up their engines so that they sound cool when passing crowds of people. They use terms such as "VTEC" and "NOS." They also exaggerate their cars horsepower.
1. "Yo man, I'm running 2000 lbs of boost. You can't touch my ricer honda dawg."

2. "Dude, once the VTEC kicks in, its all over." -ricer

3. "When we raced you called me a cheater, couldn't hang with the 1.6L" -ricer
by American Power September 04, 2006
The owner of a weedeater that has a car body on it...
I hate rice... Buy real power
by Ryan February 14, 2004
One who puts a TYPE R sticker and/or an upside down Acura badge oh his/her honda civic. One who can fistfuck his/her exhaust pipe. One with a double decker spoiler on a front wheel drive, automatic, 120HP asian family vehicle.
usually those who wear abercrombie or something like Ecko or people with condoms on their heads (some call them "dough-rags")
by Vladimir January 05, 2004
When you see a kid who is rolling down the street with all show no go and knows nothing about his car and tries to talk "cool" about his car..when in all reality he knows nothing.
A kid who is not asian yet "tries" to be and has all different types of asian caligraphy on his/her car and is not asian whatsoever.
by Kate November 22, 2003
Rice stands for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements".

A ricer is someone who owns a car, usually with about 120hp, but thinks a body kit, rims, airplane wing, fart can, stickers, decals, ect will make the car fast because it will look fast. Ricers believe that adding tacky body mods will somehow get them pussy and give them 400hp to the wheels. Ricers are usually stuck-up white kids who fall for marketing schemes from magazines and "import performance" websites, mezmorized by the pictures of bodykits and big fart cans, and believing the "dyno proven 100hp gains" written in the product descriptions.
Ricer buys 120hp Civic because hes broke.

Ricer watches Fast and the Furious and wants 500hp to the wheels and some pussy.

Ricer buys an import magazine and sees a body kit that gains him 200hp "dyno proven".

Ricer buys the body kit but hes too lazy to paint it the color of his Civic, but he puts it on anyway.

Ricer revs his fart can at girls and they laugh.

Ricer trys to race a 350Z and loses the $500 bet because he did the "math" and thought he had 537hp and would win, i guess not.

Ricer hangs himself because he fails at life.
by psykadabra October 16, 2009

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