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      04-30-2012 11:58 AM #26
      With the change in the economy, I'm seeing way more modded bicycles now.

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      04-30-2012 12:00 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Difference is that gas now costs $4/gallon and if a kid has a job he might make $75/week. Two hours worth of cruising pretty much swallows up that paycheck.
      Gas was $.99 a gallon when I was "cruising" but it still ate up a paycheck. You know what didn't eat your paycheck? Cell phone bill, xBox account, Netflix account, iTunes account, etc. Money is slim for young adults no matter the generation. The only thing different about the current one is that they have a lot more expensive distractions. Money on iTunes to download the latest rap videos means no money for stereo upgrade or new paint on Mitsubishi subcompact.

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      04-30-2012 12:05 PM #28
      I have never modded a car other than to put a snowboard rack on the roof of my old Audi.

      My opinion: If your car needs mods, get a better car. I will take my "stock" 330xi over a modded VW, Honda, etc. any day.

      Like Clarkson said to a guy with a modded Elise after the guy rattled off all the mods,"so what your saying is you've ruined it."

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      04-30-2012 12:10 PM #29
      modding to personal taste/enjoying your 330 in nyc

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      two sides of the coin

    5. 04-30-2012 12:12 PM #30
      seems one of the cheapest cars in canada allows the modding from the 'factory'.

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    6. 04-30-2012 12:14 PM #31
      yeah its a combination of all that crap...Technology / economy / Gas / rising cost of Insurance /Broke cities needing money i.e. aggressive cops / lack of jobs etc. / thieves.

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      04-30-2012 12:20 PM #32
      Only "mods" I have planned for the Focus are 17" lightweight Jaguar wheels and a set of sticky summer rubber.

      Only thing stopping me is getting the barrel of one of those wheels sanded and re-painted. Whatever car they came on obviously belonged to an oblivious owner who never cleaned them. Shocking that only one wheel has this kind of degradation, and that it's so limited.
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      04-30-2012 12:22 PM #33
      yes
      Scotch. It's time.

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      04-30-2012 12:23 PM #34
      i will always mod my cars to some extent. like everyone else, i'm all for OEM+ for a DD.
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      04-30-2012 12:26 PM #35
      I think "cool" and "popular" are two distinct words.

      Modding certainly isn't as commonplace as it was, but that's for a number of reasons (F&F trend ending, economy, better performing new cars that reduce the incentive to buy used and make performance mods, etc.)

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      04-30-2012 12:29 PM #36
      OEM+ is the way to go IMO. The modding community has come a long way from what it used to be.
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      04-30-2012 12:32 PM #37
      The current generation is more about Internet chatting time behind obscure names (Highlander Lord anyone?) than actually meeting people face to face. I laugh everytime I see the anxiety attack show up on my nephew and niece face (18 and 17 respectively [sorry no pictures]) about having to interact with someone in person and they don't have and chatting device to hide behind off. Heck they don't even want to go the mall to watch the latest movie they actually get all stressed about having to get of the couh to actually go there and not having there technological device grafted to their face for 10+ straight hours. Granted they are not all like that as my younger nephew (15)goes nuts every time he hears Turbo go by a really factory modded Mustang so there is still hope or asks me if he can take a ride with me around the track (granted he does wear a helmet and all the possible straps)

      IMO i preffer to follow the fucntion/ form for mods and concentrate on the arease where I can feel it while driving. On the outside I like to have it subttle just enough to notice there is a differenc but not enought to garner LEO's attention.
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      04-30-2012 12:48 PM #38
      Modding your car to be "cool" is lame. What eveyone else thinks about the mod, I don't give a chit.

      I mod my cars to keep them interesting to me, helps me keep the car longer. A mod is usually cheaper than a new car. Most of my mods have been conservative.
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    14. 04-30-2012 12:52 PM #39
      I guess it depends on where you live - here in Florida completely stock cars/ SUV's could be considered unusual. Especially Benzes/ Bimmer's/ Porsche's, Corvettes, Range Rovers, rare to see stuff like that stock here. Tint/ slight drop and aftermarket wheels seem to be done in the first 1,000 miles. I don't many riced out Honda's or the old F&F stuff that used to be common here - that crap is almost non-existent anymore.

      I'm into OEM plus for the most part - I can't leave any of my cars stock - ever.

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      04-30-2012 12:57 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      I have 2 cars and they are both identiacally modded. Nothing cosmetic. Suspension and brakes and chassis. Stock mufflers. Anything cosmetic at this point I dont care much for. Even though I constantly hear "a set of wheels would do wonders for that car".
      It'd look tite on some 18" TSW's amirite?


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      04-30-2012 12:59 PM #41
      People still and always mod cars.....
      Its not as noticable as a bright green riced out civic that youre comparing them to
      But there still is and always will be modified cars:
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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      04-30-2012 01:02 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      Those are 17s. Just so you know.
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      04-30-2012 01:05 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by sjparker View Post
      facebook, twitter...all social media is to blame. Up until about 3 years ago, you could go out to the local "strip" on friday and saturday night and see wall to wall cars cruising up and back endlessly. Yes most of the cars were junk and poorly done, but it made for great entertainment. I enjoyed watching or driving through the parking lots as the differnt makes/genres/high schools would park together and do whatever it is that they do. Now, you stay at home and text, tweet...or whatever.

      cars do not seem to be important with the up and coming generation.
      Yup I think internet, mass multiplayer online gaming, and technology has taken the money and attention away from cars.

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      04-30-2012 01:22 PM #44
      modding cars is better than modding your nose with Coke... least thats what i tell my father when he complains... cost might not be so different though.
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      04-30-2012 01:26 PM #45
      i modify pretty much everything i own to my tastes, always have always will.
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      04-30-2012 01:38 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      I mod my Volvos with things like working ETMs, non cracked timing belts and head gaskets that keep the fluids separated. I prefer subtle.

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      04-30-2012 02:40 PM #47
      I have noticed the amount of cars rolling around with mods has dropped off almost completely around me.

      I recently said goodbye to the flashy stuff myself. I have a boring A4 that will get some basic things (exhaust, filter, plugs/wires) and I'm going to call it a day. My age is the main reason for this though...
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      04-30-2012 02:57 PM #48
      ..if your doing it to be cool...you already failed
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      04-30-2012 03:00 PM #49
      i do it to go faster... but thats not "modding" as far as the mk4 community is concerned... damn it am i a mk4 kid? does the mk4 R32 count as that?
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      04-30-2012 03:02 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      i do it to go faster... but thats not "modding" as far as the mk4 community is concerned... damn it am i a mk4 kid? does the mk4 R32 count as that?
      if you do it for your own reasons..does not matter what anyone thinks
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