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How long did it take you to buy your first mod?

The first thing I picked up was a set of spare headlights to do the headlight mod on my '07. I thought it was pretty funny I picked them up before I picked up the truck itself. It was a 2.5 hour drive to get to the dealership my truck was at and the night before I found them on Kijiji at a place half way there.

Anyways, the reason for this thread is I managed to one-up myself already... I just picked up a set of summer wheels tonight for my newest vehicle purchase that won't even be at the dealership for 10 days or so, and probably two weeks before I even see it! lol

So how long was it before you bought your first mod?
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First off, what's the new vehicle?


I think my first mod for the '01 was less than 6 months after I got it and it was a toolbox or window tint.

For my '86, I had bought a set of wheel 4 days before I got the truck and a set of tires to be mounted on the new wheels 3 days before I got the truck. I also spent another few hundred dollars in replacement parts 4-5 days before I picked up the truck. I did all that before I ever had the title.
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The new vehicle is replacing the Focus, not the Ranger!! It's a 2011 Mazda 3 Sport GT-E.
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I put a K&N filter in 20 minutes after I left the dealer. I wouldnt call that much of a mod though
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Don't remember with my last Ranger. I do know it was quite awhile as I was content with it until I found R-F.

I ordered floor mats a week before I picked up my Edge.
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Probably about a hour after I had my exhaust and tonneau cover ordered.
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got my exhaust done a week to the day after I got my truck!
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Good to know I'm not the only one who does it before... the car is still at the other side of the country! lol
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Mine was actually on the way home from buying the truck and it was the wiring adapter and mounting hardware for aftermarket radio. I was dieing on the way home with the factory cassette player. So When I got home (mind you it was snowing outside and no garage and the thermostat was stuck open so no heat) I took the alpine and subs out of my Jeep and installed them into the Truck.

One week later after selling the Jeep I took the money bought a toolbox, tinted the front windows, got license plates for it, aftermarket exhaust and a explorer doom light.
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Ordered a $5000 lift kit and a set of 35s for a Jeep before I left the dealership with it.

Truck, 5 minute drive to get the windows tinted. If that counts.
Wifes car, while she was on a test drive I ordered some TRD upgrades for the car we ordered 2 hours later.
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the day i got her . went and got tint
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$5000 for a lift is insane
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the day i looked at my truck i called my exhaust guy and ordered everything to do my catback. i didnt know if i was going to buy the truck yet or not
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$5000 for a lift is insane
Nth Degree when it first came out. Had to get all te bells and whistles with it. I your gonna blow your life savings don't be cheap.
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had my wheels/tires mounted up a week before
cai 2 days before
bedmat a week before
speakers,deck,sub,amp day before.
tinted windows two days after lol
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if we're considering aftermarket rims/tires as mods, then in all honesty, I got mine before I got the truck
if not, then I had it about a yr before I bought lowering springs for the front.
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when I was 13 i bought a PA body lift. Didn't really know why at the time but 6 years later i installed it on my newly bought ranger
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it took me about a year before I picked up some 30x9.50s from a friend. the truck belonged to a good friend of my dad's and about a year before I got it we got paid to put the exhaust system on it at my dad's shop, and about a month before we put new shocks, belt, and a good bit of other stuff on it(not really any mods there just maintinence)
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hids.

I dunno if it counts but I bought them for my neon, never installed them. I only owned the neon for 6 months before selling it for my ranger. It was actually my first purchase for the neon.
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Not really a "mod" but I had the 3M guy ready to install clear mask waiting in my driveway when I drove my truck home.
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I had a brand new Magnaflow dual setup sitting in my garage a month before my '04 was delivered to the dealership.
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The day I got my truck I ordered my wheels/tires and hids.
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I put the first exhaust setup on my Bronco about a month after I got it.

The first few weeks I had my Ranger I put the system from my Bronco into it, and about 2-3 months after that I picked up a toolbox.
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Cat Back Dual exhaust 1 week after owning it......the dealer ship had just put a new muffler on it el oh el
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well its been damn near 4 years and this spring i finally did the first mod. i took the bumper off my s10 (4"x4" square tube) and put it on the ranger. i was looking at some aux. lights yesterday and was thinking about buying them and my mom bought them i guess for christmas for me but i couldnt wait that long lol.. haha so i bought them off of her and gotta mount em' up now. i'll get some pics today.
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