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I need reasons to convince my dad

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Srf4life858, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Srf4life858

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    So I am thinking/wanting to put an OME 3" lift kit on my Taco but my dad doesnt want me to do it ( I still live at home). He thinks my truck will look like a Bro's F150 that is lifted way to high. So can I get some good reasons to convince my dad to let me get a lift. Thanks :)
     
  2. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    jspadaro

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    Did you show him pictures of people's trucks from this forum? And discuss the improved ride*? Who owns it, you or dad?
     
  3. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    If it's your truck and you pay for it there isn't much he can do. If he owns it and you drive it you are probably sol.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    If your paying what does he care
     
  5. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    I got it as a gift , but I paid for half of it. I have shown him pictures but he thinks it will wreck the car. He thinks if you change the shocks it will change everything about the car and it could ruin it
     
  6. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    it looks much better than an F-150 in any instance
     
  7. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Sounds like Dad would be the one to buy the lift?

    If the money is coming out of Dad's pocket - then guess what? Start mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, doing some laundry, scrubbing the floors and rubbing your dads feet. :D
     
  8. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    I am going to pay for the lift cause i do have a job he would not have to pay for anything
     
  9. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    many instances ppl say that installing newer shocks improves the ride. its not that expensive to get a decent 3 inch lift.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    How about telling him you just want to improve the ride by upgrading the shocks to a much better riding 5100? (...set at 2.5 of course, and sacrifice the .5" in order to get it)
     
  11. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    x2 talk to your dad more and kiss ass :D
     
  12. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    I was thinking of getting 5100 but I like the look of OME
     
  13. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    x3 make sure to wash clay bar and wax the truck. make sure he knows you are going to take care of it. then maybe he will be less weary of you screwing up the ride quality
     
  14. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I wash my truck weekly and wax it monthly and always keep it clean and he notices i park my truck far away from other cars to avoid door dents and what not
     
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    thats good. baby it. make sure he knows you wouldn't do anything like lifting it without hours of research and making sure it would do nothing but help it :)
     
  16. Jun 25, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    This bring back memories of highschool. And makes me so happy to be grown up and moved out. I know that doesn't help, I'm just saying. :D
     
  17. Jun 25, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Alright thanks for the ideas and help I have been reasearching about the lifts and I am going to print out the improvements and the reasons why you might want to get a lift
     
  18. Jun 25, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    ahahah gave me a good laugh though!
     
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    Honestly getting a lift is going to mess up the alignment. So if you lift it without UCAs then your Dad will notice the ride isnt as good as stock. If you do get UCAs that another $500+. Do you plan on doing all of the install your self? What if something does have a problem or break. Does your Dad know how to fix it or have money to help pay to get it fixed?
     
  20. Jun 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Yes i am going to get UCAs
    No I am not going to install it myself i know to little about installing stuff on cars to do this so I am going to have someone who knows how to do install it do it.
     
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