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      06-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #45
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Good thing you just ordered it, now to not get the wife mad, go out buy her something nice and surprise her. Keep doing this every time you buy a mod. This in turn will condition her to think mod = present for me.
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      06-22-2007, 12:30 PM   #46
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Good thing you just ordered it, now to not get the wife mad, go out buy her something nice and surprise her. Keep doing this every time you buy a mod. This in turn will condition her to think mod = present for me.
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      06-22-2007, 12:51 PM   #47
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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.
Im sorry to hear that. I thank god everyday that my finance loves cars and mods as much as i do. Hopefully this wont change in the years to come.
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      06-22-2007, 01:26 PM   #48
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Tell me about it. I bought a dedicated car for track and autocross a month ago, which she was fine with, but now I'm modding it. It's not going over well.
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      06-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #49
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I have the coolest wife. She is insisting that I get the Procede "because I know how happy it will make you"

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      06-22-2007, 01:57 PM   #50
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I have the coolest wife. She is insisting that I get the Procede "because I know how happy it will make you"

Dude, she must have something up her sleeve. Can't be this easy...
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      06-22-2007, 02:00 PM   #51
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maybe its time to mod the wife.....
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      06-22-2007, 02:00 PM   #52
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I have the coolest wife. She is insisting that I get the Procede "because I know how happy it will make you"

does she have a sister????
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      06-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #53
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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.
I have one of the more expensive hobbies. I collect antique and modern chess sets. The most expensive one I've seen in person was valued at 35,000 (that's $70,000 at today's rate of exchange). That's more than $1000 per piece!
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      06-22-2007, 03:10 PM   #54
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Sorry guys. No sister, only a brother if you guys swing that way. (J/K...)

Seriously, it really is that easy. Only time she gets pissed is when she thinks I put the car before her (e.g., when I tell her not to put on makeup while in the car - sh!t gets all over the leather!! -- you should see the black interior on her X3!)

And no pics for you! But I will probably try to make it to my first meet since moving to SoCal sometime soon. She will probably come along (as long as I promise to go shopping w/her while we are in LA/OC)
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yeah women in general are a unique species....They are not like men as far as mind frame goes...They will never understand what we want, but if we don't understand what they want, we are called insensitive....Any wife that is okay with buying a 1400 Procede mod is up to no good...There is ALWAYS something hidden behind a good will jesture of that nature...maybe she wants something hmmmmm!!! A coach bag which i can't see paying 400 or so or a Louie V bag that cost 700...Now thats crazy mod for a girl!!! But i never bitch at that...next time i will..lol
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      06-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #56
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yeah women in general are a unique species....They are not like men as far as mind frame goes...They will never understand what we want, but if we don't understand what they want, we are called insensitive....Any wife that is okay with buying a 1400 Procede mod is up to no good...There is ALWAYS something hidden behind a good will jesture of that nature...maybe she wants something hmmmmm!!! A coach bag which i can't see paying 400 or so or a Louie V bag that cost 700...Now thats crazy mod for a girl!!! But i never bitch at that...next time i will..lol
I never bitch about my wife buying expensive purses, going to the spa, etc. That really helps!
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      06-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #57
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Don't want lip about your mods, don't tell her. Just do it.
Chances are, she won't notice the mods on your car.
So true..........

Except the rims........can't hide that!
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      06-22-2007, 04:37 PM   #58
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So true..........

Except the rims........can't hide that!
maybe you can, I had a picutre of my car with black wheels on it(photoshop) and my wife was like"is that your car" I was like "yeah".
she said "with those wheels"
haha I was like yeah thats the wheels on there. she said " oh":rocks:
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      06-24-2007, 02:49 AM   #59
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Wives and mods never seem to get along...
My wife got me this car... lol but she got it because she doesnt want me to race any more so she gos and gets me a 335I ..... lol.... but i cant mod it because "every thing i add stuff to brakes"aka my honda si boosted hah i loved that car
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      06-24-2007, 03:02 AM   #60
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Mod your wife new nostril exhaust so you can seal off the mouth exhaust.
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      06-24-2007, 05:20 AM   #61
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      06-24-2007, 08:47 AM   #62
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My wife doesn't get the car thing, but has been tolerant of my car and detailing "addiction." When I recently decided to order the M-tech kit I considered not even mentioning it because I knew she would not notice the difference. I ran this by my brother and he said "Tell her - she will be happy for you." I did and she said "I'm sure you will just love it!" Now I didn't go into the details of cost, etc. Tit for tat my wife is taking my daughter to Italy in September; we just got back from a 2 week trip to Italy a couple of months ago.
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      06-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #63
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Didn't your wife know you had the sickness before she married you? My wife has known I had the modding disease since the early days of dating.

ps. I have wheels, black lines and a blacked out grill being delivered for a car that I don't even have yet (it'll be here within a week)! She's pissed, but she loves me!

Dinan335i's comments about letting them shop; definitely good advice!
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      06-24-2007, 05:09 PM   #64
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I am modding FOR my wife :-) She is the one who wanted the carbon fiber dash kit the most...I think it will look awesome too, but it is here DD.

Oh, and after I showed her pics of the blacklines, she couldn't wait to get those either.
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my wife has me buying mods for HER car now.
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      06-24-2007, 05:25 PM   #66
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Trade your wife in for the '08 model. I hear the '08s won't need any modding!

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