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What do your friends think of your hobby!?
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:35 AM
For Instance: Most of my friends think it is the coolest thing they have ever seen, but some guys point at my car and are like why in the F*$K would you do that to a Subaru for.
Another example: (My Girlfriend) Who hates my car and is embarrassed to drive it. She tells me to sell it but I refuse.
Really I just want to get a taste of what people think about the lifted ru's out there and maybe what you have said to justify yourself (to naysayers), or to one up yourself by being the coolest kid on the block.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:41 AM
My dad thinks it's awesome... i've gotten alot of props on campus... My friends at home (NH) think it's funny... my mom has no clue what's going on...
The girlfriend doesn't understand why i put so much time into it, and hates the thing
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:47 AM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:33 AM
my dad dosn't mind my car stuff. the more i learn about my dad the more i see how much he rubbed off on me. he had a 66 vw bug with a hand full of mods... duel carbs, couterballanced crank, highlift cam, header pipes, lightened flywheel... swaybars... ... he even told me he had it up to 95mph one time, and got a chance to race around SIR (pacific raceways ) so each time i want to work on the car or whatever.. i just remind him of his youth. i guess we are the minority when it comes down to it. we are much more innovative, having to think of stuff rather than looking on nopionline and buying the latest chip, intake... whatever.
the rest of my family... sisters and mom don't understand at all. but i don't care.. they like it when i fix there car.
but they cant complain about me spending alot of money.. not too many folks can drive around in a 100 dollar car and drive it home. maybe my friends just make fun of me because im a tightwad
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:59 AM
but when I take it out on the trails, and do better than the jeeps with way more money into 'em...they're usually threatened, and have some pretty negative things to say .....whatever, I know it's because they're insecure about their heeps
Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:20 AM
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:39 AM
Best friend hates it, semi-embarrased to be seen in it
Coworkers think it's awesome "Is it the jacked up one? That's bad!"
Other drivers seem to have a "What the...?" look on their faces
Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:48 AM
I went to a mud drags thing a while ago. I didn't enter, but at the end of the mud drag there was alot of leftover mud just lying around. So when I was leaving the event I did some really nice mud drifts and I saw these guys hootin and hollerin at me like a bunch of rednecks. Good times.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:16 AM
I know most people think I'm nutz but I'm perfectly okay with that, I like to do things different.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:22 AM
I am the only lifted roo in my area so I am noticed and known for it.
So of the offroaders thinks it's a joke (prolly coz I have street treads ), but some of them have been helpfully in building bumpers and skid plates and general tips are where to wheel.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:27 AM
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:12 PM
I think they now accept it for what it is. It's a cool trail rig but not a hard core crawler.
They called my Diff "Cute!".
For as much flack as I get, I find that when I appear, they are telling their friends
"this is the one I was talking about", "this is the Subaru"!
That tells me that there is much talk behind my back. Everyone has questions.
People (I don't know) follow me or stop at my house to find out what it is?
My wife paid the money and sent away for the plans. She thinks it's cool.
I've now reached legendary status among my kids and their friends.
On the 4th of July in neighborhood gatherings I'll give the kids rides and the lines never end!
I think my hobby is well accepted.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:16 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:09 PM
or. Most of my friends drive or have owned Soobs.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:27 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:45 PM
All the "car guys" in my auto classes thought i was stupid, and always said i should prove my rig out at the "power lines" but strangely when ever i told them i was gonna be out there they had somthing else to do.
My dad of all people wants the Water Wagon, he's not a car guy at all, but now even my mom is kinda frustrated at how much he talks about it.
The 1 "non subie" person that i know that likes it, is a guy i went to school with, he has a cool old 92 dodge PU with a 360, we'd wheel all the time.
I guess you could say i've rubbed off on people, 5 people have bought subies because of me.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:50 PM
(btw the legacy is my stock daily driver... with street tread, and and auto.. and it walked right up (From a stop at the bottom) this steep snowy moss covered hill that my friend's mazda pickup wouldn't make it up if you hit it at 30)
go out there and rage it and you will make some believers. I'm going back to this place they showed me today, tomorrow, for some pics
Posted 23 November 2005 - 06:00 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 06:52 PM
Most of my friends don't have cars so they all think its awesome, and the ones that do have cars all own little wannabe ricers with cut springs etc.
I can't remember the number of times idiots have told me to 'turn the leaves upside down and put some bling on there','it'll be gangsta.'
Meh, I guess I've always been a little different.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 06:58 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:45 PM
as far as family.moms all for it as long as i don't break anything.other family members don't really say much.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:48 PM
My brothers mate seems to like it, but he drives a 97 imp, so, that might be why. All my friends like it. I don't think anyone I've talked to didn't like it. Strange that, huh?
It could be the 3" shiny rollbar/illegal tint (too dark)/or the 12" sub that sits right behind the driver. Or it might be the 27" mudders!
Even the toyota guy at a local offroad spot said sometihng like "nice, is that lifted?) That was just before a mate with a 83 3"lifted wagon pulled him out of a mud hole tho.
I don't care what people think, I'll run 'em over Someone did yell out "fa**ot" at me when I was driving my dads 85 stock white wagon, wish my bro was in my ute behind me, then he could show them what a real engine sounds like. Damn ricers.
Sorry if any of that was a little to offencive.. :-\
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