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Loud And Clear Your Letters, Our Senseless Replies

Nov 21, 2006

Write A Letter, Win Tools
This is a strange month. Just about every letter we received carried some sort of WTF notion. Either you liked, loved, or just plain hated what you've been reading, so we thank you for your feedback. But the biggest WTF moment this month comes from Jason Caraballo; he may be unemployed as we speak, all because of "inappropriate reading materials" in the workplace. Maybe it was just a clever ploy to get free promos from us. Well, we fell for it. Jason wins a set of Kawasaki power tools from All Trade Tools (www.alltradetools.com). Your letter could win, too: just email us at loudandclear@superstreet online.com or Super Street Magazine, Attn: Loud & Clear, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Don't forget to include your daytime phone number, just in case. And we don't want to be haters but no PO boxes either.

Letter Of The Month

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Hey guys, I'm pissed! I just picked up your March issue and I do love it. However, the damn mag might have just gotten me fired, I'm literally writing to you guys from my desk at work, not that you all care. Anyway I was just given a "DOCUMENTED VERBAL WARNING" for "INAPPROPRIATE READING MATERIAL AT THE WORKPLACE" and it's all thanks to page 42 with Tina Tran, Carolyn Savage, and Carly Ryan. The worst part of this is that the person who gave me this corporate America reprimand is a young 24-year-old "guy" who is fixing up a VW. I don't know, but I think VW's are kinda fruity, so are most of the drivers, so if he ever gets run over by a car, it shouldn't be listed as an accident. Maybe it was the fact that I said this to him is why I might be visiting the unemployment office. I would understand this disciplinary action if man boobs were on the page, but why this? Maybe I should read SCC and all their watered down crap. Nah, I wouldn't want to do that to you. Keep up the good work and let me know if you're hiring.
Jason Caraballo
Via the Internet

The Ten Spot
In the January issue you guys had a feature on the top 10 cars to tune. Don't get me wrong; they were all good choices. But for the average Joe, we don't have the money to go out and buy any of these cars except for the Civic, Integra, and the occasional rare find of a cheap 240SX. I'm not exactly pulling in enough cash to go out and get a Supra or Evo VIII and then have money left over to tune it. It would've been better if you had an article on the top 10 cars that the average tuner could actually afford. You know, cars that you can buy and tune for under $10K. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it would give you a chance to get off your lazy asses and do something.
David Koury
Via the Internet

What The Deuce?
I Read the Top Ten Tuner Cars list and I agree with it all; it was dead-on! When I saw the "What's Not Hot" about the '06 Subaru (its ugly front end), I placed the mag on the floor in front of the toilet, stood up and applauded. The new front end makes me want to take a dump on the hood. Whoever created and approved that needs to eat poop. Keep up the killer work.
Steve Bukey
Via the Internet

Blast You And Your Estrogenical Tyranny!
You wanted the truth, so how about this...I have subscribed to your magazine for quite some time now, and I find it less than fulfilling for someone who is actually into import car building. From Letter of the Month to Readers' Rides, you suck. Yeah, you! As amusing it was the first 75 times, I am tired of reading about man tits. I am tired of reading Rikdaddy's selfish little glimpses into his inane life. These gripes and musings about juvenile (and I'm not exactly mature) little thoughts are filler written by "writers" that will work for low pay. This magazine is a glaring example of hype on the stands. You can glean everything possible from the cover. Good sales guys. Great ploy for people who are dreaming of building a car like I once was. I AM building now, and you provide little to no input. Why don't you just ship me those wheels so I can finish this project sooner and get a spread in another import mag. Oh, and Ricky, I bet you got that "Better Never Than Late" idea from your girl grilling your ass for not being punctual.
Michael Carrington
Via the Internet

Wowsers, and they told us giving prizes away to people who actually enjoy reading the magazine was a bad idea. We'll show them! Bad, bad!

Our Excuses Are Lamer Than Fdr's Legs
How on God's green earth can some ass hat talk about waking up with a hangover, not knowing how he got home, talk about taking a crap, smash you guys by calling you losers, call your mag BS and be rewarded with the prize of the month?? Maybe I am too old to understand how business works, but if someone was to do this he would not be in print, much less win the damn prize. So that's why I am writing today to say WHAT THE F@CK! If you want someone to bash your mag all day long and win cool stuff for doing it, not to mention taking craps and hangovers, then call me; I'd be glad to do it.
Jessie Hayes
Denham Springs, LA

You're a month late; someone else filled that position last issue. Next!

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You See This Watch? It Costs More Than Your Car.
I opened up the new issue to find that you guys were doing a review of a Volvo. A Volvo? Vurry strange, especially for Super Street. I know that you guys will probably get a lot of "WHY THE F*** DID YOU FEATURE A VOLVO?" but I just wanted to tell you that I believe you're finally doing something right. Someone's gotta break the boundaries between Japanese and American car tuners and European car tuners. I hope you feature more so I can get eurotuner type articles without actually having to read eurotuner.
Alex R.
Via the Internet

P.S. That Jonathan guy looks just like a Chinese version of my friend Casey. Have you ever considered for a second that Casey is the (fill in his ethnicity here) version of that Jonathan guy?

Kickboxing: Sport Of The Future-Don The Dragon Wilson...Ever Heard Of It?
I hardly ever buy any magazines because there's never anything worth looking at. I don't care to see pictures of cars from shows and races. I just want to see real cars, cars that actually get driven on the street. Most people I talk to online and in person don't care about body kits and big, obnoxious graphics on the side.

I recently purchased the March '06 Super Street and the only reason for me doing so was because I got word that Mario Lopez's Eclipse was in it. I admit I do like the installs on the project RSX and stuff like that. But I mean as I flip through your magazine all I see is what seems to be a picture book for The Fast and the Furious. I guess this magazine is great for "ricers" and the like. If you're not familiar with ricers, try Google. I can't stand seeing park bench wings, body kits, and graphics that don't even flow with the lines of the cars they're installed on. I can't understand how people could think these things look good. I also noticed the little pink car on page 48. The last time I checked, homosexuals didn't read Super Street, but the other S14 on the bottom corner is pretty sexy. The "Top 10 Cover Cars", HA, what a joke. The yellow '93 Integra is alright. But the others I could only look at in a car show or online (not that I would want to look at those distasteful cars anyway). I want to see actual people's cars; cars that actually took time and a budget to build. I could keep going about other things, but I think you get the point.
Michael Powers
Via the Internet

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P.S. $5.00 is kinda high for a little thin magazine. From the looks of all the ads, it seems there's enough funding to put a little more stuff in it. You people have dream jobs, take advantage of them.

The last time we checked, those were cars that actual people built and that it took a lot of time and budgetary constraints to finish said projects. That is, unless cyborgs from the future came down and did it themselves. And we're almost positive that companies like HKS designed wings for its Time Attack Altezza and D1 drift car because they thought it would disgust you; not for any real purpose. Nah.

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