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this sucks

ok well i have had my ruck for like 2 months now im 16 and i have always wanted a lifted truck so i find the lift rims and tires i want. i talk to my parents about it and they say im dumb. o well talk to my sister she says are you stupid every one think it is retarted to spend that much on my truck. i think it would look awsome on my truck but every one in my family thinks im reated. i just wanted to know how you people justified puting all that money in you truck. i mean i want all the stuff but i dont want to disapoint my parents and my grandpa hes the one paying me for work and he sat down with me and told me how its dumb to put money into my truck and how i should save it. i dont know what to do. what would you do
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i justify putting all the money into my truck like i do...cuz well its my truck and my money...i pay for it, i earn it...therefor i spend it the way i want
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thats why i have 2 trucks now lol
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^^ who you callin' stupid?
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first off, stay in school......
if it's your truck do as you wish
to make grandpa happy make sure you save half the money you earn
it will take twice as long to build up the truck but hey you are only 16
besides - if they boot you out of the house you will have to pay rent and not have any money for modifications
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^^ who you callin' stupid?
well you...wait no your wonderful
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stay in school......
drugs are bad
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drugs are bad
mmmkay
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haha i'm sure if you so desired, you could come up with items that your sister, and even your parents have bought that werent exactly *smart* purchases.

i don't think that lifting a truck/getting new wheels and tires/etc etc is over the top at all. everyone has their hobbies that they like to spend cash on. it's typical for people that are generally uninterested in cars to really care, or understand, imo.
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well you...wait no your wonderful

aaaaaaawwwwwwwwweeeeeee thanx!!
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yes im gana stay in school i might hate it but i would never think bout quiting. i dont do drugd never have never will and yes there are things my family hvae bought that are dumb. I do have $1200 paintball gun and a like $300 in other paintball stuff so that might be why they think i blow all my money. but i will think of something. AND NO I WILL NOT SELL MY GUN TO HELP PAY FOR MY TRUCK STUFF . paintball is my life
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Paintball isn't your life. Wouldn't you rather sell the paintball gun / equipment, lift your truck and take a bad @ss lookin truck to the sidelines of a paintball game?
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yeah my parents said the same thing, and i'm 24. the only reason i haven't done it is lack of funds so far. but i say go for it, your money, your truck, no problem. just my .02
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Paintball isn't your life. Wouldn't you rather sell the paintball gun / equipment, lift your truck and take a bad @ss lookin truck to the sidelines of a paintball game?
yea you cant really have both with how much paintball costs... and im guessing (and hoping) you plya tourneys considering you have a 1200 gun so thats almost 200 a tourny... i used to play but got my prioties straight....

ill give you the same speech my brother gave me, if you invest to make your truck offroad capable, your investing in spending money on repairing the damage and for all the strain on all the parts... jsut read through some of the offroad trip threads and youll see what happens...
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i do play turnys my teamis the best team in our town. yah thats the only thing things are gana break if i go off roading then its just expensive as paintball. we shal see what i do onec i get the money i will probly just get it have a blast till i break something then i will be ****ed. does anybody know if lifterin and puting rims and tires on a truck ups th inshurence if is it alot.
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i do play turnys my teamis the best team in our town. yah thats the only thing things are gana break if i go off roading then its just expensive as paintball. we shal see what i do onec i get the money i will probly just get it have a blast till i break something then i will be ****ed. does anybody know if lifterin and puting rims and tires on a truck ups th inshurence if is it alot.
My head hurts..from reading that one!!! One to many shots to the head lately??lol

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yeah... i went $2000 in debt to my parents for a leveling kit, some rims, and some tires. but in the end it was worth it, cause i love off-roading, even if my truck is a little on the whimpy side.
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I have at least 8k in my truck right now, it's my money and I'll use it how I like it. Just tell them what I tell my parents (and yes I am honest about it too): be glad I have a hobby like this rather than drinking, driving, or something worse (which would end up costing you just as much or more, but you'd be a lot more f'ed up, haha).
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Save your money, so one day when you are old and die, you have a whole lot of money left over that you never got to use.

I wanted my truck to have a solid front axle with 38's. I worked and bought everything I needed.

Why do you need to justify what you do to YOUR truck to your parents? Show them responsibility by earning/saving the money you need and putting it into what you love.
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sorry about that last post i didnt check it it was way messed up. if i off rode things will break and then i wont be able to fix it but i will have had fun doing it hahahaha
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Hey, and ^^he didn't mention this, but he's only 19

I have spent about 1500 on mine so far, but I only have 860 worth on it right now. Just make sure what you buy is what you want. I say upgrade, upgrade, upgrade... I pay for everything, though, and my truck is about to be paid off. I only have a 2wd truck and haven't come close to breaking any stock parts yet and I like to play rough.

PS-- My friend has a couple guns laying around worth more than that... they are hella fun, too.
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seriously, as long as your parents see that the money is not goign to waste, although they may say it is in their eyes, they be happy its not being spent on other stuff, such as illegal things, or dangerous ones. Im sure you mom wasnt to happy when you took up paintball, getting shot up all the time, spending tons of money on it. but if you as into it as you say you are, then shes come to accept it, right? she'll do the same with this.

i bought my truck, its in my name. I buy all my mods, fix it whenever i break it. Just because you offroad doesnt mean something will break. theres a higher probability, but a garuantee.
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but **not** a garauntee.
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