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Old 12-12-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Will it ever end?

So...

I bought a set of new tires for the truck, Michelin LTX M/S 265/75/16's. My wife asked me: Is that it now? Are you done?

I said: Well...

She gave me that look, and said...You just bought those 5100 shock things last week and you put the bluetooth in that garage door opener remote space, will it ever end?

She forgot:
Metra Ipod adaptor
Lund Genesis Tonneau
Husky mats
Custom seat covers
tint
rear lock mod
Pop lock tailgate lock
EZ down tailgate shock
Toyota bed mat
Supertooth bluetooth
4 piece billet grill
Hood struts
Secondary air filter mod
VVT-i emblem
Autobot sticker
Fumoto oil drain valve
Fog lights
Running boards
sill protectors
Skid plate
door trim
custom mirrors
hood protector
in channel rain guards
Hitch and wiring
brake light hitch cover
Toyota alarm system
various other crap
Suspension TSB (which made me HAVE to get:
5100 shocks for the front
New Michelin tires all around

I just got my truck in August of this year and it only has 6,000 miles on it. I got to thinking:

I've done almost everything I want to it. Perhaps maybe some cargo lights...

What makes me want to stop?

Money...nah.

It's usually just when I'm done...I don't know when that is. I wondered how other people who do those major mods on TW & TN know when and if they are ever done. Guys like PB who have 8,000,000 posts and seem to do some major surgery on their truck like every month.

Some people do nothing at all. When they buy the truck that's it.

When I bought it I knew I would be putting about $5,000 more into it all along...I guess I just never told her.

How about you guys? Did you know what how you were going to work it when you bought it or did you just wing it and catch the mod bug later?
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:31 AM   #2
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How about you guys? Did you know what how you were going to work it when you bought it or did you just wing it and catch the mod bug later?
it changes every week what i am going to do and my wife doesnt underatand
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:11 AM   #3
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I am glad that you guys understand, because my wife doesn't either.

I just put a Pop-n-Lock tailgate lock on yesterday.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:29 AM   #4
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It never ends.....and it gets WORSE! You are diseased my friend!

It all started with my 96 tacoma 8 years ago. The 2007 tacoma is about the 6th vehicle I've owned that I've modified (and I still own 3 of them).

Believe me, it never stops!!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:30 AM   #5
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Hey Viper! ! What a list of Mods! ! !

I'm one of thoes guys that haven't done any mods so far (Got my 08 Taco TRD Sport Oct. 1st) and have 400 miles on it I have been married almost 50 years now and that isn't by luck either! ! ! I have learned not to rush into things and then one day I'll get those big sad eyes and let her think it was her idea and one of these days I'll have some Running Boards, Tail Gate Lock, you know-things she wants! !!

So you can see I'm not in a hurry because for all the miles I'm putting on it I'll still have a new truck next year

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:31 AM   #6
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love the list viper!!! have you shown it to your wife yet?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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love the list viper!!! have you shown it to your wife yet?
He may have not, that's why he is still living

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:48 AM   #8
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He may have not, that's why he is still living

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I bet if he shows his better half he gets a night of the couch for every mod on that list... do you have a comfy sofa viper?
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I'm in a little different situation. This site has been a bad influence in giving me the mod bug, but I haven't done much yet. I've just got too many hobbies. I've got to share my spare time and money among too many things. Previously it's been mostly woodworking, but now the prices (in time and money) of mods to the truck are of similar size. To mod the truck means fewer power tools. It's so hard to decide sometimes.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:04 AM   #10
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I've always wanted mods(hence the sig line--I've said that an awful lot over the years)--just a matter of when I have the $$ to actually get them. I finally got a 2000 Taco about 4 years back, but didn't have the cash to do what I wanted. Traded that one in on my dream truck and slowly but surely that list of stuff that I've always wanted will get done. Luckily, I am the wife, and Hubby is totally understanding *grin* It's great to have his opinions since we both tend to have similar ideas on mods.
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I've always wanted mods(hence the sig line--I've said that an awful lot over the years)--just a matter of when I have the $$ to actually get them. I finally got a 2000 Taco about 4 years back, but didn't have the cash to do what I wanted. Traded that one in on my dream truck and slowly but surely that list of stuff that I've always wanted will get done. Luckily, I am the wife, and Hubby is totally understanding *grin* It's great to have his opinions since we both tend to have similar ideas on mods.
Charli, your Hubby is a very lucky man I hope he understands that! !!

WOW! !! Why didn't I think of that! !! Have my wife get the Taco and then mods would flow like wine

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Old 12-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #12
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LOL! He knows! I've never thought my interests in trucks, mods, guns, etc. was odd, but he tells me that I'm fairly "different" for a girl....

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WOW! !! Why didn't I think of that! !! Have my wife get the Taco and then mods would flow like wine
It could happen! We all know how addictive it can get!
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:51 AM   #13
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Luckily, I am the wife, and Hubby is totally understanding *grin* It's great to have his opinions since we both tend to have similar ideas on mods.


Same here!! I am the wife!

You *guys* (men) think you have it bad.....

Imagine what its like to have BOTH husband and wife being automotive enthusiasts and both wanting to spend money on your vehicles.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:58 AM   #14
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Imagine what its like to have BOTH husband and wife being automotive enthusiasts and both wanting to spend money on your vehicles.
ROFL! Hubby and I were just having this conversation! "You got your lift kit. *I* get the next mod..." he says....

You're right--it's not as good as it sounds *all* the time!
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ROFL! Hubby and I were just having this conversation! "You got your lift kit. *I* get the next mod..." he says....

You're right--it's not as good as it sounds *all* the time!
So you have the taco, what does your lucky hubby drive? what is the his next mod (which he is entitled to after you got your lift )
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #16
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Hubby's got a '97 Jeep Cherokee with some issues that need to be resolved before he gets a higher lift (which is "the next mod" he wants as of right now tho that could change to whatever he decides on later). We have to save up in between, and *when* the next thing happens depends on how much the next thing costs. We're fair--its much more fun to work together with this stuff!
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Hubby's got a '97 Jeep Cherokee with some issues that need to be resolved before he gets a higher lift (which is "the next mod" he wants as of right now tho that could change to whatever he decides on later). We have to save up in between, and *when* the next thing happens depends on how much the next thing costs. We're fair--its much more fun to work together with this stuff!
He's a lucky man
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I need a wife like Janster and Charli.LOL My wife won't let my buy rims for her own vehicle,but she knows I'm going to do mods to my truck when I'm half way though my payments .Yeh thats a lie ! As soon as I get some money!
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I'm just doing little stuff right now but after the holiday will bring the bigger mods like wheels and tires. I bought mine in August too and turned 5000 miles yesterday but I had so much going on this fall: brother in law married 2nd weekend in Sept; sister married first weekend Oct; week at Disney World Halloween week; Christmas. Just not enough cash in the system for me at the moment so it's been small mods thus far.

The wheels and tires were planned from the beginning (have I mentioned lately how much I hate the steelies?). I prefer to buy only the stuff I need with a vehicle and then upgrade using the aftermarket. That way, the additional costs are being jacked up with interest.

So, I'm getting there slowly. I just got the urge this past weekend to upgrade the stereo (ruh roh, raggy) so that will be my next project after the wheels.
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I need a wife like Janster and Charli.LOL My wife won't let my buy rims for her own vehicle,but she knows I'm going to do mods to my truck when I'm half way though my payments .Yeh thats a lie ! As soon as I get some money!

you said it all right there my friend!!! but i do gotta say.........the wifey is slowly coming around!!
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