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Do you ever drive a bit too hard in the hopes...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by viperstd, Jan 5, 2011.

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Do you thrash on your rig hoping to break something so you can "upgrade" it?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2011.
  1. Never

    77.3%
  2. My Id makes me do it.

    2.1%
  3. My Ego makes me do it.

    4.1%
  4. My Superego won't let me have any fun.

    3.7%
  5. subconciously... wait, I'm aware of it.

    9.5%
  6. All the f-n time!!!

    7.4%
  1. Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    It is time to move out west then.
     
  2. KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    What ever happened to upgrading, then selling the factory parts?
     
  3. MowTaco

    MowTaco Well-Known Member

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    I must say I've been"looking" to get in a low speed rear end collision to replace the bumper I dented jackknifing a trailer. Not like I'm trying to cause a wreck, just secretly hoping someone does a little damage to justify a new one (on their insurance :) )
     
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    So if anyone wants a new T case and trans just do a neutral drop while going into 4wd low.
     
  5. mjp2

    mjp2 The Lost Mod of Akalabeth Thor

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    ^ I'd think that would do more damage to the differentials than the transmission.
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    You are thinking all wrong. Think upgrade!:D
     
  7. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    I understand where you're coming from.

    I don't do it. If I ever caught myself doing it, I'd deliberately back off.

    The root of the issue isn't freudian, it's financial. You have some financial constraints, either a budget, or a partner, or just a lack of money in the 'ol checking account that put a check on your ability to make upgrades you'd otherwise like to make.

    If you didn't, you'd just simply go ahead and make the upgrade without waiting for breakage first.

    Proceed with caution here. You may find what you're looking for.
     
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    I will admit I did once. I heard what I thought was the rear end going out on my Ranger one day on the way to work. I figured it is on it's way out so might as well destroy it. I started launching hard at every light. I get to work and it turns out to be loose lug nuts. I damaged the rim and the wheel studs be trying to break what I thought was a bad diff. But if everything is working great then I see no reason to break something just for an upgrade.
     
  9. phoneguy44

    phoneguy44 Well-Known Member

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    Whipper, I'm new to the 4wd world so tis the reason for the question.
    Please tell me what that is so I dont do it ! You make is sound really really bad.
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Some guys that are trying desperately to be cool will do anything to spin the tires on their vehicle. A neutral drop is when you rev the engine up in neutral then slap it into drive. This causes the wheels to spin but it also causes damage to your trans. The case can lag a bit when going into low and some shift into gear too early and grinding gears is the result. This can cause damage in the long run. The best thing you can do when using 4wd is to wait until everything locks in before you gas it.
     
  11. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Personally.........I don't need an excuse to upgrade my stuff. You're far better off upgrading your stuff before it breaks and selling the used parts that are still good.
     
  12. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    BINGO!!!
     
  13. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Yup
     
  14. PWhite13

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    I agree, but there is nothing wrong with using the truck in it's stock form, then finding the weak points along the way and replace those parts, rather than just upgrade parts that may not actually need upgrading. I guess it kinda depends on the circumstances.
     
  15. viperstd

    viperstd [OP] Tacoma convert

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    For the Record, I haven't actually broken anything on my truck yet... and it isn't exactly stock.

    Upgraded wheels, tires, suspension, bumpers, rock sliders, exhaust, leather interior, stereo, lighting, winch,. nav, etc, etc

    [​IMG]
     
  16. TacoDaTugBoat

    TacoDaTugBoat Well-Known Member

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    I'm too broke. I live vicariously through you guys. So keep modding and posting pics.
     
  17. V-TRAIN

    V-TRAIN Well-Known Member

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    lol, that is a funny picture. so what are you trying to break so you can fix (upgrade) it anyways.
     
  18. gooch14

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  19. Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

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    Where in Eliz?
     
  20. Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    X2..We are all grownups..If you can upgrade, just do it. Why would you need an 'excuse' to make that decision or get permission from a girlfriend or wife to upgrade your truck. As long as the bills are paid and family taken cared of, any excess play money can be disposed of to your liking.
     
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