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Old 12-30-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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What is your view of what a "Mod" is???

On our recent off roading and shooting trip, we briefly discussed what we all thought a "Mod" was.
For example. I think a modification to my vehicle would be replaceing the stock shocks and springs with ones better siuting my needs. Or dropping a supercharger into the engine bay. I never thought of my window tint, seat covers, etc....being mods.

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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On our recent off roading and shooting trip, we briefly discussed what we all thought a "Mod" was.
For example. I think a modification to my vehicle would be replaceing the stock shocks and springs with ones better siuting my needs. Or dropping a supercharger into the engine bay. I never thought of my window tint, seat covers, etc....being mods.

What say you?
as far as im concerned...........a "mod" is anything you do to your vehicle to make it "yours"............from new suspension to painting your emblems!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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as far as im concerned...........a "mod" is anything you do to your vehicle to make it "yours"............from new suspension to painting your emblems!!
I never thought of it like that. Very well put, Will!
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I don't think mods have to be mechanical in nature. Anything you do to your vehicle to make it better than stock is a mod. Granted, some take alot more work than others.
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I never thought of it like that. Very well put, Will!
some may not think of painting emblems as a "mod"..........but its modifying it...so it is a mod!! and lots of different things like that!!
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I kinda agree with Chris on this one, but also with Will....

i would say that a "Mod" putting a Supercharger, modifying suspension, lifts, anything that upgrades the capabilities of the truck

on the other hand, adding seat covers, bed extenders, tonneau, campers, tints, side steps, audio, i would put in the category of "accessorizing" the truck

but Will is kinda right on the thing of making the truck "yours", but thats just me.....
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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I kinda agree with Chris on this one, but also with Will....

i would say that a "Mod" putting a Supercharger, modifying suspension, lifts, anything that upgrades the capabilities of the truck

on the other hand, adding seat covers, bed extenders, tonneau, campers, tints, side steps, audio, i would put in the category of "accessorizing" the truck

but Will is kinda right on the thing of making the truck "yours", but thats just me.....
Thats exactly how i felt.
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Well, looking at phantom's opinion then i would divide Mods on two categories:

Performance Mods

Cosmetic/accesorizing mods
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mod simply means modification....anything that you change should be deemed a "mod". hell, removing the metal covers off the horns to make them louder is a "mod" lol....same w/ the seatbelt chime mod
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Now then what about factory "mod" I spent 500 bucks on the trd exhaust and like 200 on the roof rack does that count cuz the factory "modded" it for me and what if I use synthetic oil its a performance upgrade and one more I use super unleaded for better performance does that count This ofcourse is when my truck finnaly gets you know.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:04 AM   #14
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I gave up on the semantics of 'mod' a long time ago. I'm OK with (a) those who consider throwing in new floor mats a 'mod' as well as (b) those who don't consider anything short of metal surgery a 'mod'.

Personally, I call a 'mod' anything that's a change from the prior state of the vehicle - whether it's done by addition, replacement, or reconstruction.
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I agree w/ both trains of thought. I would say that anything you do to your truck after it's bought. But in the same sentence, I just bought a bed mat and it's hard for me to call that a mod. I consider my Okole's a mod cause the damn things cost so much and took a fair amount of install time, but add so much to the truck's interior.

So, I'm w/ Will in saying anything that makes your truck yours. Maybe different levels of mods like video games. Hardcore, Moderate, Easy, ect...
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Anything not factory installed is a modification of the original design, IMO.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:03 AM   #17
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Anything not factory installed is a modification of the original design, IMO.
Yep/ MOD= modification, ergo not OEM, IMHO
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Anything not factory installed is a modification of the original design, IMO.
So anything not from the factory so if I would have gottin a flowmaster after i picked up my truck its a"mod" but sine I wanted the trd its not a mod Well then I got jipped out of a "mod" and thats not fair.
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So anything not from the factory so if I would have gottin a flowmaster after i picked up my truck its a"mod" but sine I wanted the trd its not a mod Well then I got jipped out of a "mod" and thats not fair.
thats still a mod dude............cause in fact...you are "modifying" your exhaust to sound better.
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a mod is anything that don't make it "bone stock" anymore. Chrome tire valve covers is considered a mod to me.
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