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

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    It is time to move out west then.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    KenLyns

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    What ever happened to upgrading, then selling the factory parts?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    MowTaco

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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. Jan 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    ^ I'd think that would do more damage to the differentials than the transmission.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    bjmoose

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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.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    phoneguy44

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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.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Janster

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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.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Janster

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  9. Jan 6, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    Yup
     
  10. Jan 6, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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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.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    viperstd

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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]
     
  12. Jan 6, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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    I'm too broke. I live vicariously through you guys. So keep modding and posting pics.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    lol, that is a funny picture. so what are you trying to break so you can fix (upgrade) it anyways.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    gooch14

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  15. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Where in Eliz?
     
  16. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    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.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    NICE Pic, had to tweek something on the sudden stop or did you just ease into that hole

    Did you break your nuts trying to get that thing out..
     
  18. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Hawaiitaco

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    agreed.... if you really want a specific upgrade...why not just sell the part you want to upgrade and put it towards the new part instead of breaking it?...doesnt make sense..plus you can pick the part...instead of breaking something that you wouldnt normally upgrade...
     
  19. Jan 6, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    bjmoose

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    That's OK too. But there's a mindset of operation right? especially if you're a test engineer which the OP claims to be.

    Mechanical parts will usually send you various clues when they're within their tolerances. They'll send different clues when they're approaching the limit. Then POP! Bang! Pow! or Crunch! and you broke something.

    It can happen that you inadvertently push past the limits and cause breakage. But this thread is about *deliberately* pushing past those initial warnings, in a deliberate attempt to get to the POP, as opposed to respecting your equipment for what it is, and trying to use it within its limits.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    NewMexiTaco

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    lol. that about sums it up... new baby, and its ski season, which is followed by kayaking season, (anytime its not frozen.) there is always a list of necesssities..imean gear... to buy. I do my best to not break a damn thing ever.
    but I understand the desire to upgrade via testing. were I single, and/or independantly wealthy. but then I would prolly get an old FJ for romping.
    This truck is a luxury vehicle to me. too nice to trash.
     
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