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Hero or Villain? Kiwi bandit filling "boy racer" exhausts with expanding foam

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BRRRAAAAP! It's music to the ears of a subset of car nuts. Noisy exhaust setups are hardly a new phenomenon, but the fashion for mufflers that intentionally buzz as much as possible is a more recent development in the pantheon of annoying things others do. Exasperation with the muffler rap has led a New Zealand vigilante to start terrorizing cars equipped with what he or she describes as "boy-racer exhausts" in a written manifesto sent to the Marlborough Express.

Using the handle "Phantom Expander," the self-righteous vandal has taken to filling the tailpipes of offending cars with self-expanding foam. So far, the four-hour set time of the foam has been the saving grace for the Phantom's victims, most of whom have been able to clear the exhausts before the intended plug has dried. Vehicles with fully clogged exhausts will not start, and repairs could get expensive if other components are damaged.

For now, the foam bandit roams free, but it's only a matter of time before someone gets caught with a can of "Great Stuff" in their hand. Will it be the constabulary or a car owner that catches them? For the foamer's sake, it might be best to get nabbed by the police so that they can keep all of their teeth.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/03/hero-or...xhausts-with-e/

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hahahaa! Funny stuff. (so long as it's just ricers...)

This guy is prob. buddies wit the guy in London who was using

a diamond-edge cordless saw to cut off parking boots for

random victims.

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hahahahah.... WMJ to the rescue. Yes indeed, that's HIM.

Someone get this guy a Tumbler.

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Man I wish that foam stuff would cure quicker.
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I understand the dislike (it bothers me too). Don't approve of the method.

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That's too funny, but I don't agree with vandalizing anyone's property. I'd rather just dust them on the streets to make them look stupid.

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I think it's :bs:

I mean, I hate fart pipes just as much as the next red blooded car guy. But this is just wrong and a violation of freedom.

We live in such a hypocritical, nanny induced society where people feel that they have the right to tell others what to do. If I caught this guy messing with my car, he'd probably need to use the foam to fill the holes I left in him.

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whats his calling card?

kiwi-new.gif

the bird or

800px-Kiwi_aka.jpg

the fruit

:scratchchin:

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I think it's :bs:

I mean, I hate fart pipes just as much as the next red blooded car guy. But this is just wrong and a violation of freedom.

We live in such a hypocritical, nanny induced society where people feel that they have the right to tell others what to do. If I caught this guy messing with my car, he'd probably need to use the foam to fill the holes I left in him.

It's not likely just fart-pipes. Around here there are local mud racers tuning their straight-pipe-sans-muffler vehicles. It's fine when they're on their own property and revving while performing maintenance. Sure, it's loud, but nobody really cares enough to report them to the police; however some of their ignorant buddies show up to rip around in their back yard and forget that they shouldn't be riding on the public rural side-roads without insurance in the wee-hours of the morning (4-5-6 am) right past your house. I'm all for enjoying a hobby, but I don't think anyone should have to suffer through caring for their frightened infant children because some arse-hole thinks it's fun to blast through a whole neighborhood with the pedal to the floor, literally rattling windows as they pass. That's just sheer ignorance.

No, I also don't condone vigilante vandalism; I mean, his heart is in the right place even if his head is up his arse.

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You don't mess with another man's vehicle

I wish it was only that easy.....

Tell that to the person who doored my car...

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You'll pardon my lack of giving a $h! for these poor ricers. Not only do they have a habit of waking me up at 4am with their FWD burnouts and flooring it up and down the street, but one of the f@#kers hit BOTH of our cars. Payback's a bitch.

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You don't mess with another man's vehicle

Simply put. Agreed.

I'm not a fan of fart cans, but its not illegal to have one. If you like it, good for you, you shouldn't have your car vandalized because of it. If someone were to do something like that to my vehicle, I would make certain this person would never lay a hand on another person's vehicle ever again. I'd cripple the f@#ker. :P

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