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Old 11-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #59 (permalink)
The road not so traveled
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The Truck - '99 Nissan Frontier xe
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Most of the people here are very DIY, so for the most part any repairs are done at home. Most mechanics wouldn't care if it takes an extra hour to remove an aftermarket panel, at $80 an hour which is a very typical rate. Mechanics are used to working on modified, or even messed up vehicles. As far as modifications go, all of the mechanics I know modify at least one as a hobby. There are many shops that even specialize in modifying vehicles.

We know how gearing changes/tire size affects and that gets corrected for.

Personally I prefer a little extra clearance on my vehicles, due to the terain I often drive in. My wifes Accord has a few scratches and dings in the undercariage.
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