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What is your view of what a "Mod" is???

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by chris4x4, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    On our recent off roading and shooting trip, we briefly discussed what we all thought a "Mod" was.
    For example. I think a modification to my vehicle would be replaceing the stock shocks and springs with ones better siuting my needs. Or dropping a supercharger into the engine bay. I never thought of my window tint, seat covers, etc....being mods.

    What say you? :)
     
  2. tacomaman06

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    as far as im concerned...........a "mod" is anything you do to your vehicle to make it "yours"............from new suspension to painting your emblems!!
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I never thought of it like that. Very well put, Will! :proposetoast:
     
  4. rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    I don't think mods have to be mechanical in nature. Anything you do to your vehicle to make it better than stock is a mod. Granted, some take alot more work than others.
     
  5. tacomaman06

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    some may not think of painting emblems as a "mod"..........but its modifying it...so it is a mod:D!! and lots of different things like that!!
     
  6. eordonez

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    I kinda agree with Chris on this one, but also with Will....

    i would say that a "Mod" putting a Supercharger, modifying suspension, lifts, anything that upgrades the capabilities of the truck

    on the other hand, adding seat covers, bed extenders, tonneau, campers, tints, side steps, audio, i would put in the category of "accessorizing" the truck

    but Will is kinda right on the thing of making the truck "yours", but thats just me.....
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thats exactly how i felt. :)
     
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    Well, looking at phantom's opinion then i would divide Mods on two categories:

    Performance Mods

    Cosmetic/accesorizing mods
     
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    hoosiertaco clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    wat?
    mod simply means modification....anything that you change should be deemed a "mod". hell, removing the metal covers off the horns to make them louder is a "mod" lol....same w/ the seatbelt chime mod
     
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    To me ... It's anything you change or add to the truck.
     
  13. 09tacoLI

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    Now then what about factory "mod" I spent 500 bucks on the trd exhaust and like 200 on the roof rack does that count cuz the factory "modded" it for me and what if I use synthetic oil its a performance upgrade and one more I use super unleaded for better performance does that count This ofcourse is when my truck finnaly gets you know.
     
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    I gave up on the semantics of 'mod' a long time ago. I'm OK with (a) those who consider throwing in new floor mats a 'mod' as well as (b) those who don't consider anything short of metal surgery a 'mod'.

    Personally, I call a 'mod' anything that's a change from the prior state of the vehicle - whether it's done by addition, replacement, or reconstruction.
     
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    I agree w/ both trains of thought. I would say that anything you do to your truck after it's bought. But in the same sentence, I just bought a bed mat and it's hard for me to call that a mod. I consider my Okole's a mod cause the damn things cost so much and took a fair amount of install time, but add so much to the truck's interior.

    So, I'm w/ Will in saying anything that makes your truck yours. Maybe different levels of mods like video games. Hardcore, Moderate, Easy, ect...
     
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    Anything not factory installed is a modification of the original design, IMO.
     
  17. OU812

    OU812 ban the term murdered out

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    Yep/ MOD= modification, ergo not OEM, IMHO :)
     
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    So anything not from the factory so if I would have gottin a flowmaster after i picked up my truck its a"mod" but sine I wanted the trd its not a mod Well then I got jipped out of a "mod" and thats not fair.
     
  19. tacomaman06

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    thats still a mod dude............cause in fact...you are "modifying" your exhaust to sound better.;)
     
  20. klown

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    a mod is anything that don't make it "bone stock" anymore. Chrome tire valve covers is considered a mod to me.
     
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