Comments on: Question: Which Is More Gloriously Extreme, Houston SLABs or Bosozoku Style? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/ The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:22:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: RatherhaveaBuick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980762 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:33:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980762 Some Bosozoku cars are awesome. When taken to the extreme seen in the picture shown…it becomes horrendous. But entertaining no less. Some great rims on those cars too…

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By: Felis Concolor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980273 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:33:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980273 That particular Fairlady was the “final boss” in Genki’s popular Shutokou Battle game, although its appearance and back story were heavily tamed for the domestic Tokyo Xtreme Racer port. In both games it could be unlocked for purchase via completing the entire time attack section, although only the Japanese game supported the “super AE86″ secret car.

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By: luvmyv8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980237 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:39:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980237 I THINK that the first car featured in the Bosozoku video is a replica of the car from the Japanese manga series ‘Shakotan Boogie’, it was the pink and white 2 door Toyota Chaser.

That being said however, not my thing! Yes, all the cars were goofy and silly looking and I’m really trying to be nice about it, though I did like the clean silver ‘Ken and Mary’ 4 door Skyline that shows up in the middle of the video. Then again I’m a raving Skyline fanatic.

I also brought up ‘Shakotan Boogie’ because the same author later produced a different manga called ‘Wangan Midnight’ that was radically different from the Bosozoku scene, Wangan was about high speed racing on the Tokyo Bayshore Expressway. The main car from that one was a ’70s era Nissan Fairlady Z/Datsun 240Z that had 600+ hp and could exceed 200 MPH.

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By: mistercopacetic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980224 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 04:43:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980224 SLAB FTW. The one detail that shows why it wins is the rear wheel well of the green Eldo in the top pic and video. If you look closely you can see that the elbow wheels stick out so much, and the suspension is so low, that the rear fenderwell had to be cut to accomodate the wheel. This one detail explains all of SLAB. In essence, in SLAB we cut boring cars around garish accessories, whereas Bosozuku merely adds garish accessories to boring cars.

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By: Felis Concolor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980198 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 02:46:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980198 That’s a tough one to call, but seeing as Studio Pierrot has not honored SLABs with their own animation series it’s bosozoku for me.

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By: jco http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980174 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:57:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980174 bosozuku!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/272736_472738379434627_2012868383_o.jpg

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By: DJTragicMike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980162 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:20:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980162 I grew up in H-town. There were two slammed minitrucks in the neighborhood, lived next door to each other. One was pink-on-white and other had multi-colored geographic shapes on black I think. Both had 1000W systems and would bass on their way in and out of the neighborhood, right by my house. I was so jealous.

Today, I don’t know whether to be embarrassed or proud of H-town.

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By: PrincipalDan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980114 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:14:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980114 That Caddy is Ri-DONK-culous but the look of this Park Avenue is even sillier.

http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/2b68c241067c40ae9006b21e0e4dcb53/l.jpg

Although those spokes might be adequate deterrence for a car jacker, just step on the gas and take his legs out from under him.

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By: xflowgolf http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980090 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980090 I believe it’s not ‘bows’, but tippin’ on “Four 4′s” (pronounced Fo’s)… which is reference to “84′s”, the optional 30 spoke wheel available on ’84 Eldorado’s (via Cragar) that you alluded to later in the post. 4′s and Vogues is the sought after combo.

…and I gotta give this one to H-Town.

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By: markholli http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980080 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:42:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980080 Shins everywhere quake at the sight of those 30 inch “Elbows.”

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By: rodface http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1980049 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:07:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1980049 I raise you Dekotora and Saudi car-stoning!

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/2012/07/25/in-saudi-arabia-kids-rock-cressidas/

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By: TW4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979988 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:49:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979988 I just spent 60 G’s on a brand new Eldo-reeze
Black-on-black, drop top ‘lac, north star fifth wheel on back
Sometimes I feel like Lil’ Ke when my trunk steady hummin’
Had to leave my bitch ‘cuz I fell in love with my chrome plated woman

Rollin’ Seville
Grippin’ my steel
My Tahoe real, man, I’m workin’ wood wheel
Sedan DeVille
House on the hill
Countin’ up my scrill, bitch, I’m workin’ wood wheel

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By: mr_muttonchops http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979967 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:21:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979967 Cars, cars, settle down. You don’t need to fight for my affection- I think you’re BOTH equally stupid, and I hate you BOTH equally as much. Now lets go get ice cream.

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By: Landcrusher http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979886 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:02:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979886 Need more SLAB examples.

The bosozoku are winning in the headgear category, but the SLABs look to have better workmanship over all. Some of those bosozoku look pretty cheaply done.

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By: theeastbaykid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979870 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:53:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979870 I suspect many will initially vote Bosozuko, but I bet they change they minds when them ’84s come rollin’ up.

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By: Raphael Orlove http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979867 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:49:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979867 Everyone’s a winner here, I JUST CAN’T CHOOSE.

This is also the best car-related question I have seen in years.

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By: Sajeev Mehta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/question-which-is-more-gloriously-extreme-houston-slabs-or-bosozoku-style/#comment-1979858 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:42:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469872#comment-1979858 H-town’s got this on lock.

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