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      06-22-2007, 08:57 AM   #23
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You could always modify your wife... buy her a set of bolt-ons and then you both will enjoy modifying!

Hey that actually works, I got my wife a new set so now, I am like look how much we spent on your mods,
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Maybe she wants you to be a practical grown up and use the mod money for things like................ your kids.......... or put money away for savings?


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No..No..No...her mods are to the house...we are just finishing a master bath remodel...BIG bathroom...and the project has now topped $35K. It was her idea..the project scope creep is 85% hers...it is a very nice bathroom now...but still. She sorta got on me last week for saying I have new Morr Alloy wheels coming..and especially yesterday when a package was delivered by Bavarian's Dom....lower front splitters.
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No..No..No...her mods are to the house...we are just finishing a master bath remodel...BIG bathroom...and the project has now topped $35K. It was her idea..the project scope creep is 85% hers...it is a very nice bathroom now...but still. She sorta got on me last week for saying I have new Morr Alloy wheels coming..and especially yesterday when a package was delivered by Bavarian's Dom....lower front splitters.
To that I ask, whos money is being spent on the bathroom remodeling? Whos money is being spent on your mods?
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Joint venture, joint decisions. Sometimes it is wise to keep to one's domain. My wife finds our interest in stuff like light alloy wheels risible at best. We are really rather silly after all, squandering huge sums on our cars. Bottom line for me is that relationships are always more important than money or things.
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To that I ask, whos money is being spent on the bathroom remodeling? Whos money is being spent on your mods?
Mine on both...we are not married yet. Oh, and I currently make 3X what she does in a year.
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I'm getting the 335i cause my boyfriend won't let me finish my MR2 turbo. He says it's a waste of money. I'm still keeping the car but I can't touch it til we buy a house. We didn't speak for 2 days cause of the MR2.
Who is he to say what you can and can't do with your own property? He shouldn't have that much control over you and if he does, you probably don't want to be investing money into co-ownership of a house with him. Doesn't bode well for the future of your relationship, IMO.

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My wife was actually down with my modding until it got to shit she just did nt understand like, CF roundels, aluminum pedals... The smaller things. She doesnt care, she just doesnt get it...
She and I would probably get along. I don't understand the CF roundels (or CF anything ), aluminum pedals, PROcede, either.
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why not mod? do u want to do....life is short....u earned ur money....not like your taking food outa their mouths.

i cannot tell u how much ive spent on moddin over the last 3 yrs, in the 6figures..BTW SHE KNOWS IT...
in 3 years you spent atleast 100grand on modding? Dude, I would rather use that money to then buy a real sports car. I hope you were over-exaggerating.
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Mine on both...we are not married yet. Oh, and I currently make 3X what she does in a year.
Ok, so we already know whos wearing the pants then if she is complaing about you modding.
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You could always modify your wife... buy her a set of bolt-ons and then you both will enjoy modifying!
I am not so sure you want to do that. Plastic surgeries cost a fortune these days. To make things worse, they are like drugs and your wife will get addicted to it.
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Ok, so we already know whos wearing the pants then if she is complaing about you modding.

Sex is a very powerful tool.
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Touche. But thats very expensive sex.
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So many armchair wives.

If you work hard for the money, and it doesn't have any current obligation (kids, debt, etc...) do what you like with it. Sure, it's always smarter to invest, but everyone needs a hobby and investing often isn't it.
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Touche. But thats very expensive sex.
She is still pissed I didnt get a porsche cabriolet...THAT is what SHE wants...but as you know..I cant drive that at many track events...so that one was out...besides...who can afford a $1200/month lease payment these days (living in California)..not me.
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YEah they can be annoying though, but if you put manicures and pedicures and 60 haircuts into the same as modding, she flips out and says she deserves it because she takes care of the house (cleaning, cooking) and the kids...In no way is it the same thing in my mind
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why not mod? do u want to do....life is short....u earned ur money....not like your taking food outa their mouths.

i cannot tell u how much ive spent on moddin over the last 3 yrs, in the 6figures..BTW SHE KNOWS IT...
r u serious???? 6 figures on moddin in 3 years...... i wish i had that kind of money
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One of my observations after modding my last 4 cars; the more time I spend on the forums the more likely I am to buy shit for the car.

It's a hobby. Hobbies can be expensive or they can be cheap. At least you're not restoring old cars ... yet. Now, THAT's an expensive hobby.

That's the one I pull out when I get the mod bug and the wife gets cranky about the cost. I just do the, "you know I've always kind of wanted to get an old Porsche and restore it." All of a sudden the money for new wheels doesn't look so bad.
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No..No..No...her mods are to the house...we are just finishing a master bath remodel...BIG bathroom...and the project has now topped $35K. It was her idea..the project scope creep is 85% hers...it is a very nice bathroom now...but still. She sorta got on me last week for saying I have new Morr Alloy wheels coming..and especially yesterday when a package was delivered by Bavarian's Dom....lower front splitters.
Damn you could build a house for that much. The trick is not using a contractor and hiring the carpenters directly.
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Joint venture, joint decisions. Sometimes it is wise to keep to one's domain. My wife finds our interest in stuff like light alloy wheels risible at best. We are really rather silly after all, squandering huge sums on our cars. Bottom line for me is that relationships are always more important than money or things.
I agree completely. In my view, there are VERY few mods ehance the appearance or enjoabilitiy of a car at all, and none make life more enjoyable than a good human relationship. Most appearnace mods (rims, body kits, painted this-and-thats) make inherently beautiful cars looks downright stupid. Performance mods are easier for me to understand, but, even then, many do not pass the cost-benefit analysis.
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Does your wife have her own hobbies that she spends (wastes) money on? If she does then her objections are silly. However if it really is a budget issue she may have a point.

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I'm getting the 335i cause my boyfriend won't let me finish my MR2 turbo. He says it's a waste of money. I'm still keeping the car but I can't touch it til we buy a house. We didn't speak for 2 days cause of the MR2.
Wait what?

Umm, will you marry me?
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Man i owned the car for 3 weeks now and i love the car...Its giving me something to do besides the house and the kids thing, which i love but it i also need time for myself which is cleaning and modding the car...Everytime i want to do something or buy something for the car, she gives me lip...I wanted the Procede and she gave me hell, but i ordered it anyway...They just don't understand what or how it feel to modify a car...All they know how to do with a car is drive!!...Girls just don't understand modding a car thing.

Or is she giving you lip cause your bankrupting the operation with your expenditures?

I keep going back and forth... I want to change wheels.... I don't, I want more power... Then I don't...

I do think I am going to go ahead with some black wheels and good tires though. Put the Run flats in storage for when I return the car. Otherwise... Not much really...
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Mine on both...we are not married yet. Oh, and I currently make 3X what she does in a year.
This Sounds really familiar... Just flip it around...

I am a well kept man...

Has taken me 12 years to start to be OK with this...
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