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Relationship between age and number of mods?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JPinCowtown, May 6, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    JPinCowtown

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    The results of the "How old are you?" poll confirmed my suspicion that at age 52 I am in the upper end of the range for Tacoma drivers. (less than 10% of respondents in my age group) Also, would it be a safe bet that the older you are, the less likely you are to do a lot of mods? Are we geezers more likely to be in the "Bone Stock Club" or is that a club with a membership of 1? (me):rolleyes:
     
  2. May 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    mjp2

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    Well, at 34 I've done one or two mods to my truck. ;)
     
  3. May 6, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    tacoskim

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    im hoping by the time im 50 my current truck will be a trophy truck :rolleyes::eek:
     
  4. May 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    At 39, i have had my truck for 5 years was bone stock until this year. I started on some simple stuff and have bigger plans for the future.
     
  5. May 6, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    we all know what you have done to your truck
    nice btw :D:D
     
  6. May 6, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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    I'm 20 with just a few "mods". But I have a bank account just for the Tacoma. And its not empty. :thumbsup: I'm waiting to do a lot all at once.
     
  7. May 6, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Maybe it will work by the time your fifty!!! :p
     
  8. May 6, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    kilo

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    I don't think I've done any mods for looks only? Everything that I have done is because I needed it or would be needing in the future. Once you get up in age I would think that a person slows down a bit? At 36 I don't have plans on getting crazy anymore but I do plan on having more fun.;) There is nothing with "bone stock" if that's what you want.
     
  9. May 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    i'm 32 .you just become wise as you get older. you realize that money you invest/waste in your truck will never come back. i wasted alot of money in past trucks and took baths when it came time to sell.
     
  10. May 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    brian

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    I'm only 24, I've done a few mods to my truck. Nothing really big. Got the lift/tires put on, couple interior creature comforts, tonneau, foglight mod. Otherwise my truck sits stock. The only thing I want to do now is regain a little power lost from the bigger tires. Probably be headers and exhaust, and maybe a MAF.

    For looks, my mods are just to set me apart from the millions of other tacomas on the road. I know plenty of people my age who haven't done a thing to their truck. Where I grew up though, even the old timers drove lifted trucks. Its just normal where I come from I guess.
     
  11. May 6, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Brunes

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    I'd say in general- the mods change as you get older.

    Right now I want a trail rig. As my wife and I settle down we'll be looking to have horses, with a horse trailer, for showing- So it'll be cab comforts with capacity for towing/cargo. When I get real old-I want the biggest truck I can get so I can take out whole farmers markets in one pass.
     
  12. May 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    DanGer

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    I'm 19 and my truck is bone stock except for a head unit and speakers I got for xmas
     
  13. May 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    I'm 28 (almost 29) and I've decided to do most of what i wanted at once, with the initial buy of the truck, so Id on't have to make it into a money pit.

    Well, that's what i tell my girlfriend, but I know deep inside that I'll continue modding it afterwards..

    I have Icons resi shocks & C/O, Camburg UCA, custom Alcan springs, u bolt flip, extended brake lines, timbrens, teflon wheels, MTZ tires, stubbs sliders and ordering front, rear bumpers and underbody armor. Should be done for a while after that.

    But then I'll want a winch, camper shell, hi-lift, on board air, locker, etc. It never stops!
     
  14. May 6, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    i think in general, younger ones are more into modding than older ones no matter what the vehicle is
     
  15. May 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    I'm 26. I constantly forget what mods I've done because of the number of them.
     
  16. May 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    At 53, I just want to do a few things to make it better. New stereo, grillcraft, window tint. I don't want to spend a fortune, but I do something every few months to change it, kind of like a hobby.
     
  17. May 6, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Joe B

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    56 going on 26 here.
    A few Mods...:)
     
  18. May 6, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Well, add me to the "bone stock" club and I'm only 31 years old. I admit that when I was in High School, I had a 88' Celica and I got the thing painted, bought rims, had custom upholstery for it and had a nice stereo. Then I traded it in and didn't get jack shit for it. That was the end of my modding days. Bought the most stripped-down version of a 96' Taco. Crank down windows, manual locks, manual 5 speed, bench cloth covered seats, and black painted bumpers. The only "upgrades" was a new chrome bumper after someone crunched my old one and I found that the chrome was the same cost as the black one. That and I got fake plastic chrome hub caps after two stock ones flew off and the dealer wanted $75 apiece for them verus $30 for a whole set of four from Wal-Mart.

    When you get married you find that there's more important priorities- like saving for a house or retirement. That and you make the realization that nobody except you gives a shit about your truck. You're not impressing anybody. So why blow the change on shiney stuff that won't make your truck worth anything extra?
     
  19. May 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    I'm up to about 22 mods.
     
  20. May 6, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    I'm 41 and have a laundry list of mods. I unassumingly bought this truck not knowing about this site or toyotanation.:help: I'm used to doing this sort of stuff on my motorcycles, but was not expecting this.:eek:

    But you know what...I'm having a blast getting back into messing around with my vehicle again. I'm testing my stereo knowledge/skills, and building this truck to look/drive/feel the way I want it to be. Even better is that this truck is perfect for that. Easy as heck to pull apart and mod, and reliable as a brick. Score.



    Growing older is inevitable, growing UP is optional.:D
     
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