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How Soon Would You Starting Modding a New Vehicle?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Hot Taco, Feb 14, 2013.

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When buying a new vehicle, I start modifying it...

  1. As soon as I bring it home from the dealership.

    45 vote(s)
    48.4%
  2. After I've put a few miles on it... to make sure it works.

    38 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. After the warranty is complete expired.

    10 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. Never... I'm too darn scared that the dealership will void my warranty!

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    0.0%
  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM
    #21
    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    20% Tint, OME 3"complete lift with Dakar's, Light Racing UCA's, 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, 10 HP TW sticker, Ultraguage, B.A.M.F. Rock Sliders, MedicFab Bed Rack, Relentless front bumper
    Good point.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    #22
    Loco38SUP

    Loco38SUP Well-Known Member

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    Loud as hell URD exhaust!
    I dont change anything until after break-in period. This way if it turns out to be a lemon I can off load it without sinking any more money into it.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM
    #23
    Spoonman

    Spoonman Granite Guru

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    My truck is MAGIC
    Right out of the gate. Wouldn't go crazy as to void the warranty.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
    #24
    area 52

    area 52 Well-Known Member

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    I started right away
     
  5. Feb 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Faryota

    Faryota Well-Known Member

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    6" BDS lift in front, warn winch, AFE cold air intake & exhaust, Body Armor Rear bumper, Tuffy in bed storage box, DZ bed mat, ARB front bumper & Warn winch w/light kit, Husky floor mats, dash mat,
    I had lots of after market stuff bought before I picked up my truck...1st place it went to was my friends mod shop....
     
  6. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM
    #26
    Xer0 SiN

    Xer0 SiN Well-Known Member

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    this and that...
    my truck still had paper plates on it when i lifted it and put new icon ucas. that happened with less than a 100 miles. truck now has about a 1000 miles on it and im getting ready to buy a supercharger. i figure get it out of the way, the you dont have to think about it lol.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    krob32

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    I took my WeatherTech Digi Liners to the dealership. Rims and tires changed at 117 miles, and we drove a little over an hour to the dealer. Lift done at the beginning of week 2. The plan was there; what would be the purpose in waiting?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2013 at 3:31 AM
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    Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    EZ Lift/Pro Comp 3" lift. Spacer in front, add a leaf in rear, Bilstien 5100 shocks, TC UCA, 5% Tint all around, Painted all trim to match. Magnaflow muffler dumped, drop in k&n air filter, tinted tail lights
    I had about 60 miles on mine when I started tarring it apart!
     
  9. Apr 16, 2013 at 3:39 AM
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    Gearheadesw

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    some
    Yeah, little crap like tool boxes, seat covers, tint, I usually wait at least 17 seconds, major stuff, suspension and engine mods, for me I'll wait until my standard warranty is up.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    aficianado

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    i hate debt. i would focus all of my $$ on paying the thing off first..then mod away.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    #31
    rleete

    rleete Grumpy old man - get off my lawn

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    Stuff that helps it retain value (like floor mats) you can do right away. Big mods like lifts? Pay it off first. Nothing like being upside down on a loan because your truck got t-boned and you put lots of money into it. Insurance won't cover most mods, so you'd be SOL.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    Boone

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    K&N, charcoal filter delete, ABS kill switch, YWM. 5100's @2.5'', Progressive AAL, Wet Okole Covers, Weather Tech Liners, 285/75/16 KM2's, FJ Anthracite Trail Teams, MGM HLM...
    I lasted three months until I just couldn't take it anymore.
     
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