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View Poll Results: Do you thrash on your rig hoping to break something so you can "upgrade" it?
Never 187 77.27%
My Id makes me do it. 5 2.07%
My Ego makes me do it. 10 4.13%
My Superego won't let me have any fun. 9 3.72%
subconciously... wait, I'm aware of it. 23 9.50%
All the f-n time!!! 18 7.44%
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:23 AM   #1
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Post Do you ever drive a bit too hard in the hopes...?

Occasionally I find myself ragging the truck out a little too hard. I've contemplated why I partake in the abuse of my very expensive truck when I don't exactly have have disposable money falling out of my pockets. I think it starts as a subconcious effort to break something on my rig so that I can "justify" upgrading it. Once I've started, it self perpetuates with a big grin and menicial laugh!

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Do you ever thrash on your rigs secretly hoping to break something so you can upgrade it?
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
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Way too much Freud for most to answer your question.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:38 AM   #3
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This sounds like a terrible idea.

Too much chance you'll unintentionally break something else you didn't intend to.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:38 AM   #4
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Lol!! I find myself hittin the gas a little extra hard sometimes in hopes to ware down my tires. I'm hoping if they ware down enough, I can show my girlfriend and justify spending shit loads on new tires. So yes... I have found myself feelings this way. I've also learned to not care about my bumpers; I want new and better ones!! I also don't have money flowing out of my pockets. Is this a sickness?
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I'm always looking for weak points in my truck.

And I usually find them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:50 AM   #6
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Somehow I find this idea psychotic. And you my fellow taco brother a little off your rocker if you actually believe that.

Like xJuice said, you'd probably not hit your mark and injure the truck else where.

Who are we kiddin here...... this is just plain stupid.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:07 AM   #7
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I do just the opposite, lol. I'm too broke to consistently break things, just to upgrade them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #8
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This is a stupid thread
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #9
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Way too much Freud for most to answer your question.
wikipedia my friend! ..but true. Hence the answers "never" and all the "f-n time"

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Old 01-05-2011, 07:26 AM   #10
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This is a stupid thread
Your opinion, while appreciated, is wrong. Thank you for posting .

I will post a specific example. I offroad my truck whenever I find opportunity. I want to do a SAS or LT conversion. However, I can't really justify it. HOWEVER, if I am out wheeling and I find that the front end just can't cope with my intended usage, I have a valid reason to upgrade.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:28 AM   #11
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I'm always looking for weak points in my truck.

And I usually find them.
Understand about the sad face..... but you are the poster child for this thread! I love your truck. Sometimes I think about rolling my truck so I can justify stealing yours.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #12
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Your opinion, while appreciated, is wrong. Thank you for posting .

I will post a specific example. I offroad my truck whenever I find opportunity. I want to do a SAS or LT conversion. However, I can't really justify it. HOWEVER, if I am out wheeling and I find that the front end just can't cope with my intended usage, I have a valid reason to upgrade.
The way you worded the topic is that you try and break things so you can change them, which is stupid. Not exactly clear on your intent.
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I'm always looking for weak points in my truck.

have you looked behing the wheel?








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have you looked behing the wheel?


ROFL

And for the haters among you: You have never once in your life done a burnout? You have never pushed anything you own past its limits before?

I like finding the limits of my gear and toys. I like upgrading things. I like tinkering. I like designing. I am a test engineer, it is in my nature to push something to its breaknig point.

If I want to jump my truck off a bridge to see the carnage, guess what, it is my truck and money.
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have you looked behing the wheel?








Always.

Honestly, that's why I have to keep upgrading things on my truck. With so little seat time in the desert I need to make the truck as forgiving as possible while I gain experience.
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Seriously...wake the hell up. What's wrong with you?
What's wrong with me? hmmm... I am an engineer? I have "the knack"? I'm not a soccer-mom ?

Seriously though, it isn't like I go out trying to break something. But there have been many occasions when I was out wheeling and the thought, "gee, if this breaks, I can upgrade and improve it!" crossed my mind.

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Always.

Honestly, that's why I have to keep upgrading things on my truck. With so little seat time in the desert I need to make the truck as forgiving as possible while I gain experience.

Is there really much around where you live that you can test?
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Is there really much around where you live that you can test?
Well, half of NJ is a wasteland... but I don't think hammering around Elizabeth counts as desert racing time .
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