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    Why do you mod your car?

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    Hello all, just sitting around thinking about why we mod our cars. I personally mod mine for the fun of it. I like working on things and seeing how making changes to a vehicle play into the overall performance as a whole. I understand that anything invested into a car (unless it is a very valuable car) is pretty much a loss at the end of the day, but I say there could be worse hobbies.

    Just curious as to what others think. I sometimes sit back and think why do I want to potentially sling 5K worth of mods on a car that was only 20K new? Sometimes that is hard to wrap my head around and I feel that if I am going dump that kind of $$$ into it, why did I not just buy an already quick/fast car. At the end of the day I guess it is all about the fun of it for me anyway.

    Anyone care to share why we like to mod our cars the way we do?

    Thanks for looking

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    We mod because more is not enough.

    Also, it’s not a complete waste of money to mod your car if you can sell the parts later on.

    I’m modding just one FiST and leaving the other stock, so I can enjoy the differences :)
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    Because I can’t leave anything alone. My wife’s current Honda CRV is the only car I have no interest in doing anything to but maintenance. Faster, louder, just an addiction I guess for both my cars and bikes.

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    The FiST responds very well to even minor mods, but it's mostly because most of us are men.

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    Personalization. While we're all given the same choice of car(s) and selection of mod brands, the mixing and matching of what's available to us make each of our ownerships unique.

    I try to show my taste and sense of design through my mods, as the car is an extension of my personality and character.

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    I'm modding mine because this is my first project car/stick shift. It's been a great way for me to actually learn about different parts of the engine.

    It's also been a great way for me to multiply the estimated time of install by 4 when I look at guides.

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    I modify my car for a number of reasons. One is to be different. I have no interest in having a car that looks like another. Second is I enjoy the personal rewards of researching, installing, and experiencing the difference from a modification. Third is because I enjoy doing mechanical things. A chance to get away from a computer, cubicle, email, meetings, memos, homework, and text messages is wonderful therapy. I get to step away from the terrible digital world and get my hands dirty doing something on the far opposite end of the spectrum. Lastly, I enjoy sitting back and looking at what I have accomplished.

    I don't modify for likes on Instagram, to be Facebook famous, gain sponsors, win trophies, be popular, or to follow the latest trends. I do it because I love it.
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    Personalization like stated above and to turn a stock car into what I want it to be. I’ve never driven a perfect stock car before. Whether it’s looks or performance, everything needs tweaking to what I perceive as better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdkills83 View Post
    Hello all, just sitting around thinking about why we mod our cars. I personally mod mine for the fun of it. I like working on things and seeing how making changes to a vehicle play into the overall performance as a whole. I understand that anything invested into a car (unless it is a very valuable car) is pretty much a loss at the end of the day, but I say there could be worse hobbies.

    Just curious as to what others think. I sometimes sit back and think why do I want to potentially sling 5K worth of mods on a car that was only 20K new? Sometimes that is hard to wrap my head around and I feel that if I am going dump that kind of $$$ into it, why did I not just buy an already quick/fast car. At the end of the day I guess it is all about the fun of it for me anyway.

    Anyone care to share why we like to mod our cars the way we do?

    Thanks for looking
    I always tell my BAE....it keeps me out of the bars....keeps me from becoming an alcoholic or a drug addict. It's my vice....I don't really buy anything else unless it's a stupid T-shirt...stuff for my Dog or my fun vehicles*...I wanna enjoy what I drive...not dread what I drive.

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    One of the main reasons from the getgo for me is because PERFORMANCE! Lol ya I shouted that. When I got into cars the cars I got into needed more!
    The more you modded them the faster they got, the quicker around corners . Etc.. Of course somewhere along the way looks came into play as well. Of course some visual mods did aid Performance as long as they were not overdone.
    Though it was always for function, most of the time. Lol


 
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