Re: Explaining mods to your significant other...
[quote author=Rhawb link=topic=107325.msg2195736#msg2195736 date=1206983998]
Seriously, both of my hobbies (gaming and cars) seem to register in the "huge waste of money" column for my girlfriend. It hasn't been too bad overall, but lately I've been looking at a really nice 32" HDTV for my 360 that's going to run me $700 (it's pretty cheap, I know!), and it's been causing a bit more trouble than it's worth. Though, I don't think she realizes that forcing me to save more money than I normally would just means a bigger, more expensive, TV in my future...
As far as the intake, you should have let her drive the car before you put it on. My girlfriend kind of understands the allure of car mods after feeling what the intake did first hand, but she still thinks they're a useless waste of money.
...I think you may just have to live with it. =T
I'm right there with you. My g/f got frustrated with me on my car, because I spent so much cash in a short amount of time. The deal is for the most part men and women are different. She spends $75 on a purse, which I think is ridiculous. I spend $10 on a wallet and it has suited me well for 1.5 years. I spend $160 on an intake and she's like wow what a waste. We are just different from women and they don't understand our fascination with cars, tv's, car audio, video games, etc. Luckily my g/f agreed with us buying a HDTV for her game room for a Xmas present to us. I supplied the ps3 and the games and she has bought me a game or two so far as well. I've never bought her a purse, but I have bought her some jewelry in the past (don't understand their fascinations with rings and necklaces). I don't like jewelry and I only prefer to wear a watch.
Just sit and talk with her about it, and maybe discuss a budget of what you can spend money on. A purse is cheaper than TBE or CBE, so if you could show her a 10 month budget of you saving money, and still having money available for the exhaust.
LMFAO "oh i thought i didn't need that" i bet in your head you were like "go kick your mom in the ass for me when you get home " 08mazda2.0