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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 6, 2011 at 2:46 PM
    #41
    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.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM
    #42
    85GT 79FJ40

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    My thoughts exactly. Even when I was young, dumb, and broke I never beat on stuff intending to break it.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM
    #43
    Tacomadude89

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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.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM
    #44
    kessler89

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    Not much, can't afford the gas
     
  5. Jan 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM
    #45
    ktmrider

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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.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM
    #46
    Khaos

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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.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:32 PM
    #47
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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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 , :)
     
  8. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Leer 100XR Shell, BedRug mat - comfy sleeping, GT Covers microfiber seat covers, BFG All Terrains 265/70r16, Dashmat, Antennax 13" shorty antenna, Weathertech liners, Ultra Gauge, Avid Light Bar, PIAA 520 ATPs, one old dog
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    Wait .. what?!
     
  9. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:49 AM
    #49
    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.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    viperstd

    viperstd [OP] Tacoma convert

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    and you my friend, obviously like smoking the cock. I mean cigars.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    0wrx2

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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.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    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
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Yota Newb

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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.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    Doomsday

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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.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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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
     
  16. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    TacomaMan07

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    Well Im always up on getting these Dunlaps wore down more! Dear mom, New tires please. haha
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Pugga

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    x2, I spun down my Dunlops at the end of their life to get rid of them. But I didn't run crying to my mommy for new tires, I work and pick up my own repair bills.

    I never run my truck to break it, usually when I drive it hard I end up being impressed by the truck's capabilities and my inability to break it.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    tacobox

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    I just upgrade completely unbroken/usable parts... crazy I know:D
     
  19. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    zjf

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    You have to justify spending YOUR money to your girlfriend. Does she let you take your balls with you when you go out, or does she keep them in her purse?
     
  20. Jan 10, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    PLC721

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    i need to re-do my exhaust because it rubs at full flex, i try to flex my truck out a lot so i can justify spending the money to re-do it. that's it for me tho, not even tires, i need to make these babies last!
     
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