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economy bad, you guys spend less on the truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by linkfeeney, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    linkfeeney

    linkfeeney [OP] Well-Known Member

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    link the stink!
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    the economy sucks ass folks...

    all I'm going to do is put gas in it and maintenance... maybe a pop lock add on and that's about it...

    how about you guys??:)
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    YA!! it blows alright. Still planning on doing my upgrades, but will take a little longer to get done. Plus I have a few things to sell (high end collector stuff) that is if the mod bug bites hard enough I can bite the bullet.

    I have been doing the mods above, easy and most of them low cost. Look for the best deals, and ask friends for help.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I can certainly afford to buy stuff for the truck - but I don't need stuff for the truck.

    When your investments are loosing gobs & gobs and your 401K is loosing lbss also -it's hard to spend money on anything other than what you need these days.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    Snyperx

    Snyperx Seniore Marcos

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    Probably should move this to off topic, but for the record I am still planning custom skidplates, brake line upgrade, spindle gussets, and sway bar links.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    -TRDMAN-

    -TRDMAN- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I had to stop spending on the truck..... running out of money so i put my priorities in line and archery takes place over the truck.....:eek:
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    Joe B

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    I've been helping the economy. :bananadance:
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    linkfeeney

    linkfeeney [OP] Well-Known Member

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    once i get more money, I'll get a tonneau cover too... I rather use my money to pay off my truck right now. I hope its gets better, but wall st CEO are probably laughing their asses off... and AIG too... *sigh* I wish I can board the gravy train!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i just picked up a cap for $500 and a set of headlights(to do the bhlm) for $100 and sock monkey decals for $40. thats as far as i am going to awhile.my wife and i are house shopping, so thats a $300k nut i have to drop.once i get a house then the 3"lift and tires will come(i hope) unless i sell some toys to fund the yota.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    klown

    klown Tacoma World Ring Leader

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    Yep the economy sucks, but it will get much worse before it starts to get better. I don't buy anything for my truck, I just put gas in the bitch.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    TRD exhaust Homemade bed mat & bed extender, front Drings, Short clutch throw, Summer: Stock 17's Winter: Blizzaks on 16' black steelies
    Mods these days are only free or cheap. 'Price' you pay providing for family while wife at home raising w/ 2 young kids.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    I'm kind of a cheap ass and so is my Wife thus the bad economy means we pretty much live the same as we always have. The only "mods" I've done to my truck over the years have been a chrome exhaust tip, a few sets of plastic hub caps, and now seat covers but only because they had camouflage sets at the local parts store marked 75% off ( $10!).

    BUt... I am changing a few things. Mainly in that we don't eat out as much, which was rare to start with. I'm also changing the clutch myself, which saves me $600 over having it done by someone else. I'm also hanging on to my old truck longer. Its 13 years old now, and I bet I could get another 4-5 years out of it. I have friends who seem to buy new cars/trucks every few years. Then they bitch that they never have any money.

    For my wife and I,its more important that we save up enough to buy a house at this time. After we have the house, then I might consider getting a nicer truck.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    WOW! Not a poll question! :eek:
     
  13. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    SilverSeven

    SilverSeven Rock Solid Toy

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    x2
     
  14. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    It's our duty as Americans to pull together and make the USA great again. For the good of the country (and the legacy of the current administration) we should all go out and buy superchargers, lift kits and high end custom performance parts.

    On the other hand my duty to my family and myself has always kept me frugal where it comes to my ride. If you look at my mod list you'll just see basic functional improvements.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Alaskaflyer

    Alaskaflyer My other ride Hovers

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    x3
     
  16. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    linkfeeney

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    right now this country is running towards socialism... now the president wants price cap on wall st ceo's... unreal!
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    ERdept

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    My spending habits for the truck or any other toys in my life have not changed. I'm still conservative on some things and wastefull on others. Behaviour steady regardless of economy.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    spend three months unemployed and see how many toys you buy.

    i've kept busy on her with freebie work, stuff like finishing off the half empty paint cans in the garage, mounting my radar detector where it won't rattle and i can reach it, detailing the interior and under the hood...
     
  19. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    x2... :thumbsup:
     
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