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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. 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..
     
  2. Hawaiitaco

    Hawaiitaco Well-Known Member

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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...
     
  3. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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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.
     
  4. NewMexiTaco

    NewMexiTaco Abron Cabron

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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.
     
  5. PWhite13

    PWhite13 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I wouldn't want to deliberately break parts. I guess I just meant that some people go way overboard in replacing a bunch of stuff on their trucks, that they might not even have had to change.
     
  6. 85GT 79FJ40

    85GT 79FJ40 Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Even when I was young, dumb, and broke I never beat on stuff intending to break it.
     
  7. Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

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    Heck no do I thrash my truck, or any of my other vehicles or equipment for that matter.

    If my tires are soon to need replacement, I might break them loose more often, but other than that I don't beat my equipment.
     
  8. kessler89

    kessler89 Well-Known Member

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    Not much, can't afford the gas
     
  9. ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

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    I personally havent, but there have been times where Ive wished people would hit me so i could get some after market bumpers.
     
  10. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    I know how this sounds, but I'm waiting for some dipshit to rearend me and buy me a Relentless Fab rear bumper... Jacksonville drivers are soo shitty it's just a matter of time.

    Then again, I've been "bumped" nearly 10 times in my truck and never had any damge. Because of this my truck has been dubbed the Unkillable Monster.
     
  11. OZ-T

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

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    I don't see any problem with what you are saying , you aren't trying to break anything , but you are realistically resigned to the fact that some retard is going to rear end you eventually and have pro-actively researched an aftermarket upgrade , :)
     
  12. MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    Wait .. what?!
     
  13. viperstd

    viperstd [OP] Tacoma convert

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    That was my second crossing through that ditch. The 1st was smooth sailing. I was coming back through (SLOW) and started sinking bad and the earth just swallowed her up.

    I ran my winch out to a big tree about 60' away. I ran the line about 10' up to get a better pull angle and pulled myself right out. I was back in the cab driving away in under 10 minutes. Not too bad for the pouring rain.
     
  14. viperstd

    viperstd [OP] Tacoma convert

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    and you my friend, obviously like smoking the cock. I mean cigars.
     
  15. 0wrx2

    0wrx2 Well-Known Member

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    only tires! i did my best to cook the stock tires to justify getting my all terrains. ill never brake anything else purposely...









    ...maybe the stock speakers.
     
  16. ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Not gonna lie, my past roadtrip to CO and my next one I was thinking; you know, if I happen to cream a deer, and hopefully just a little bit don't need the fam getting hurt, but if I did.....I could probably get a new bumper from Relentless
     
  17. Yota Newb

    Yota Newb Well-Known Member

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    I don't off road mine, just a 5 lugger, but I am heavy on the pedal a lot. I'm 22 and have owned over 10 vehicles and I had a lead foot in all of them. Didn't matter if it was a little 4cyl or a V8, I drive vehicles hard. I keep up the maintenance, and don't do anything crazy like red line the vehicle. I can't say why I do it. It's not to impress anyone because I do it all the time whether people are around or not...I just like horse power, no matter what form it's in.
     
  18. Doomsday

    Doomsday Well-Known Member

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    Nah, my TRD CAI sounds too vicious, yet the Taco doesn't pull hard enough when it starts howling. So I just avoid it all together to avoid looking like a fool.

    As for potholes and speed bumps, I'm a little more rougher, but nothing crazy.
     
  19. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Everytime I go out to the dunes I just thrash the truck, I go over whoops as fast as I can, I hit jumps, I go through narrow trails, etc... I almost rolled the tacoma few days ago while wheeling. I have not broken anything yet, but I can see my stock springs going out soon. lol
     
  20. TacomaMan07

    TacomaMan07 Well-Known Member

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    Well Im always up on getting these Dunlaps wore down more! Dear mom, New tires please. haha
     
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