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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by commtrd, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    commtrd

    commtrd [OP] commtrd

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    Why is it that when parts are changed like adding a lift, or Bilstein 5100's, or replace a crappy stock sound system, etc. that guys think that is a "build"? That is an alteration, not a build. The base platform has not been radically changed in any way which is what a build represents. Doing a solid axle swap would be a "build". Changing the wheels and tires and front grille is an alteration.


    Take a long look at the following link to see a guy do a real build which involves cutting the frame in two, replacing entire sections of frame, engine, suspension components including drag link / support / engineering design etc. This is what I consider a "build". Doing a lift or changing parts for cosmetics is not a build. It is incredible what some skilled fabricators can do on their own and when they "build" a truck, believe it they have really built something. Literally.


    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=649134

    Flame away!
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    aficianado

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    when in rome........
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Probably due to the fact many lack funds or necessary tools to do a complete fab up. Let us enjoy it for what it's worth. I see what you're saying, but it's not that literal. If you are however offering free services to "build" peoples rigs, I think you'll have quite a few responses.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Well if thats the way you want to look at it then technically a SAC would still be an alteration. If you cut the frame in 2 then you are technically altering the frame. The only time you can call it a build is if you build the frame as well.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    so your saying 90% of the people on here dont deserve "builds"? ummm, your wrong bud.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    well said bro. +1
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    :rofl:




    Oh yeah, x2.



    If you don't like this forum's build section and don't want to see what other members have done to their trucks, then stay the fuck out of it and have a nice day.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    maybe people are "building" up their trucks to a point that it will one day meet your standards....lol :rofl:


    But really
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    you mad.
     
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