I'm going to be purchasing a new Tacoma this Spring and I've already got a list of modifications for it that's about a mile long (and I blame all of you on the Tacoma World forums for making the list so long! ) At the moment, I plan on starting the modifications as soon as I bring the truck home. For me, "modifications" means color matching the bumpers and various parts as well as significant suspension work (lowering in my case).
So my question is this... am I crazy if I start modding a brand new truck? Would you (or did you)? Some people would want to drive the truck for a few weeks, months, or maybe even a few years to 'make sure' they didn't get a lemon and won't have to take it back to the dealer. Part of my brain is telling me this is what I should do (i.e., wait a little while and put a few miles on before the mods begin.) Some might not even think about doing major modifications until the warranty is up.
The other part of my brain is thinking that once I've signed the paperwork and I drive off the dealer lot, it would pretty much take an act of God in order for the dealer to take that truck back, regardless of the defects that may show-up. I've read many posts on these forums about what I think were manufacturer defects on trucks and in pretty much every case, the dealer just tried to fix the defect but never gave the owner a new truck. Therefore, what's the point of waiting to do modifications if you're pretty much stuck with the truck you buy?
What do you do? Mod right away or wait? (and why?)