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One who rices. Rice is derived from elitist white motorcyclists who labeled the lighter, faster, better handling Japanese sportbikes "rice rockets." From there, the "rice" moniker spread to Japanese cars, and now applies to any cars which have ricers as owners and modifiers.

The object of ricification can be any vehicle. The modifications performed must be showy and over-the-top. Most ricers are strictly into the show aspect of import tuning, and therefore drive overburdened and, plainly, ugly vehicles. Other ricers are ricers simply because of their attitude, which revolves around bikini contests and general lack of automotive knowledge. Ricers often hop on a bandwagon, which may include tasteful modification, simply because it is "in" at the time. However, it is easy to see that they are truly ricers at heart.
The entire fanbase of the Teckademics video series.

A 1992 Honda Civic with 19" wheels, a huge wing, a Black Widow bodykit, a windshield banner... and an automatic with no engine mods.
by OppositeLock January 06, 2005
Was a derogatory term once used to compare these so-called Muscle cars to Japanese imports with no more then 6 cyclinders.

Now a term used to describe cars that are modified to look fast, but arn't...
Billy Bob - 'Hey Cletus...what you think this imported shitbox on wheels is running on...what with no more then 6 cyclinders?'

Cletus - 'Probabli on rice...knowing thoes yellow bastards'
by Anjelic_Omen December 02, 2004
Any Asian import car that has been modified for show or performance (or presumed performance). Although some like the Mazda RX-7, Toyota Supra, and Acura NSX are very capable cars that are superior to most of the shit coming out of Detroit since the 80s, most are economy cars that are poorly modified with cheap shit from Pep Boys.
Whoa! Look at that awesome Honda Civic with a 4-inch tailpipe, huge wing, and euro lights. I bet it owns at the track. Wait... you mean it's not National Sarcasm Day!?! Well forget that then.
by john crunkalopolis July 26, 2004
a teen, or young adult who often add these modifications to a front wheel drive Japanese car, often a Honda: a loud coffee can muffler, which makes you temporarily deaf, fake chrome rims from wal-mart/auto zone, a ridiculous body kit, not painted, add a 35 degree spoiler, and install a sound system blaring rap that sounds like a swarm of bee's..
You are in a Z28 just cruising around when you become deaf by a ricer... when he stages up to you, you can see his cockiness and his stupid honda (most of the time.) You show him what true american muscle is, and he miss shifts and blows his engine... its going to a better life anyways

by Drag Dragon1 March 09, 2008
Usually a young man with a car from Japan who uses cosmetic modifications rarther than using engine based mods. This is essentially the safer way to go for young boys on the cruise scene who cannot afford high performance mods for their engine due to insurance purposes.

Ricers usualy have:

Large Alloys
Lowering kits
Lighting kits
Audio enhancements

Although most people regard ricers as idiots, this is not the case. There are some who spoil it out there for us. Ricers can also be known as cruisers. Cruisers do not race and usually show off their cars in car parks with others that have the same interest.

Usually Hondas are used for the extensive amount of styling available. Engine mods can be put on later on as Honda's are one of the most tunable engines in the world. And to say that Honda's are no good, then tell that to the Halfords GT team that race using Integras and currently hold the championship.

Be owned.
Ricer/Cruiser: Someone who uses only cosmetic mods.

Predjudice: An act of Prejudice is, as the name implies, the process of "pre-judging" something. It implies coming to a judgment on a subject before learning where the preponderance of evidence actually lies, or forming a judgment without direct experience.

Just because you can't afford to do up your car, don't mock others because they can. In the end, it seems like jealousy.
by JmanCivicCoupe October 18, 2006
A compact car, usually of Japanese make, that is often fitted with stupid looking accessories like rear wings, stickers of racing parts that you can bet are not even to be found on the car, body kits that scrape the ground, clear tail lights, and a noisy ass exsaust that sounds really annoying. Often painted in polarizing colors or patchy-looking primer. These cars are strictly for youngsters.
Ricers are, for the most part, far more show than go.
Guy 1: Look at that ricer

Guy 2: What, the Honda with the body kit and ginormous wing and blaring exsaust?

Guy 1: Yep
by Pig Child March 06, 2008
RICE stands for Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement, which basically means buying parts that have no true function for a car to make it look as if it is fast with no engine or performance modifications to back it up. Most often, these cars are made by Honda and driven my people (called ricers) who do not actually know much about the innerworkings of their vehicle. These cars are made to look like cars used for racing and/or drifting such as a Toyota Supra or a Nissan 240SX.

antonym: Tuner
Tuner: "Silly ricer, useless wings are for penguins."
Ricer: "What?"
Tuner: "Dude, my lug nuts take more torque than your engine makes!"
by PhuckHonda June 01, 2010