ok I want to vent something right now, I travel through the hood once in a while/all the time and i see all the buicks and maybe a few minivans with those stupid quartpanel vents above their front wheels, I don't even think those are real, They must just be stickers!
Why does everyone who thinks hes cool have to put these horrendous things on their cars?
worst mod ever.
does anyone have any clue about these(if you do thats funny)
ya, fake, and their held on by adhesive. i believe they're "supposed" to signify how many cylinders(per side) on a particular vehicle. tho obviously FWD V6 cars have cylinders front and back rather than side to side.
careful w/ the slang, it could be interpreted as bigotry.
And back in the early/mid '50s people put Buick portholes in their car fenders. And grafted '48 Cadillac taillights on different cars (I remember a picture in an old 1952 or '53 issue of Motorsport magazine of a Chrysler Airflow with '48 Cad fins...actually was pretty well done). It's the same thing. People want to make their cars seem just a little bit cooler...if it makes 'em happy, what's wrong with it?
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The original Buick concept car with portholes was supposed to have a light in each hole that would flash when a corresponding cylinder fired. AFAIK this never went beyond the prototype stage, but the holes remained a buick trademark for 30 years until they were dropped in the late 70's / early 80's. They have had a resurgence in the past 10 years though. Buick was putting them on select models with select equipment. I remember when I bought my 98 GMC my dad was looking at a Buick in the showroom. He asked the salesman if the portholes made the car go faster (because the portholed car was a lot more expensive). It turned out on that model, the supercharged model had portholes, the non-supercharged model did not. In a round about way, the portholed cars went faster...