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Old 08-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Alright guys..how many wives/girlfriends get upset over us being obsessed w/ our subies. Sometimes are mods are expensive and as most couples have financial discussions about where the money is going. I doubt in a women's mind a bigger turbo setup is in her budget. Stories anyone????
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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i have too many stories man, you're def. not alone in this boat. remember to keep a firm, open backhand
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Hahaha thanks man..she says happy wife happy life..and I say happy subie happy hubbie
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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Eh my girl likes stuff done to her car and mine .. I wont and will not get with any girl that doesn't accept what I do..
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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I've always kept my financials separate as I can't seem to keep a GF for more than 2 years. My money is my money and her money is her money.
I don't tell them how to spend their money, and they don't tell me how to spend mine.

Then again, I'm not looking to get married any time soon, or ever having kids. As long as I put 50% of my income in savings the other is for whatever pleasures I desire, mostly mods haha!
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Yes its hard trying to explain why I have to drive 100+ miles to go get a tune. Its a never ending battle with the wife. Oh well if she don't like it she knows where the door is.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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So long as all the bills get paid, she couldn't care less if I mod the car.

Now if we miss a mortgage payment and I buy something, that would be a different story. But I would never buy something and not pay a bill to begin with.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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I've had to break up with girlfriends because of this argument. So this was my final statement to them.

"You buy shoes that you wear MAYBE once a month, upgrades for my car are functional and they get used everyday! Who's making poor choices now?"

BAM Done.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #9
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I've had to break up with girlfriends because of this argument. So this was my final statement to them.

"You buy shoes that you wear MAYBE once a month, upgrades for my car are functional and they get used everyday! Who's making poor choices now?"

BAM Done.
Typical. A girlfriend has no business telling her boyfriend how to spend his hard earned money. Now if you're married and share finances that's a little different. But even when I tie the knot I'll have separate bank accounts.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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I like this thread..I can honestly read everyones responses all day. The fact is..we love our cars..its what we love and what defines us. They need to love us for us subaru and all. If your responsible and pay the bills then subie parts are a green light keep going guys I know there is more to share..+1 for the lades who love subie mods and support there man
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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My wife and I just got married last year and while she finishes school I was like "I will just have my own bank account since I pay all the bills we will do a joint after you get out and get a job." Lol it sucks trying to get together money for mods. I am about to get wheels and tires and I have to justify that bc I didn't get the car aligned for a few months after I did my suspension moes so I chewed up the fronts. Naturally I need 18x9.5 wicked awesomes and 265...
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #12
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Me & the wife have our own "allowances". I can spend it on whatever I want & vice versa
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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it all comes down to trust.

my wife doesn't give a **** what I spend my money on as she knows we are taken care of and we're not idiots with our money.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #14
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Me & the wife have our own "allowances". I can spend it on whatever I want & vice versa
This, we had a mutual account we both put in to for the house, food etc. and then our own accounts for our own purchases. Our marriage didn't work out, but it wasn't due to money arguments.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #15
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Hahaha thanks man..she says happy wife happy life..and I say happy subie happy hubbie
Who pronounces it "Subbie". Were you referring to your relationship with your wife?

I love that there are threads like this:


How about you guys chill out and teach your wife/gf/whatever why you love your car so much. Whether it's the engineering, the power, the art, the beauty, the design. Or, you know, vent to the internet where one of the preeminent members is named "Subie Gal" (Member #301).
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #16
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Hahaha thanks man..she says happy wife happy life..and I say happy subie happy hubbie
HAHA..Don't know how many times I've heard this from my significant other. "Happy wife equals Happy Life"
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #17
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My girls big thing is my cars warranty. She wants me to do no mods until its out of warranty, I'm warming her up to the idea though. Lol.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #18
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HAHA..Don't know how many times I've heard this from my significant other. "Happy wife equals Happy Life"

That saying is BS. So is "cheaper to keep her". I got 2 ex wives and more money than i ever did married. If any of my significant others don't like how i spend my money, they know where the door is.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:29 PM   #19
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It's all about communication and compromise. If a woman (or guy) dictates what their SO spends their money on, then maybe the two shouldn't be together.

(This of course doesn't apply to drugs, gambling problems etc. Then I could see where intervention would be needed.)
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #20
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Alright guys..how many wives/girlfriends get upset over us being obsessed w/ our subies. Sometimes are mods are expensive and as most couples have financial discussions about where the money is going. I doubt in a women's mind a bigger turbo setup is in her budget. Stories anyone????
I didn't marry someone that wouldn't support my passions and hobbies. So no, no stories here. Other than her support for me buying whatever I want for the car.

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #21
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My wife only has an issue when she thinks the mod is stupid. So far that has only been my CBE.

"Does it make your car faster? Better? You only want it for sound and looks? That's ridiculous!"
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #22
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I just do all my stuff when my fiancee is away. I do like it though when she comes back and says, why does your car look/sounds different.

Then, plead the 5th
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #23
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My wife doesn't say much but the 9k parts bill on this months build she wasn't happy with.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #24
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I've had to break up with girlfriends because of this argument. So this was my final statement to them.

"You buy shoes that you wear MAYBE once a month, upgrades for my car are functional and they get used everyday! Who's making poor choices now?"

BAM Done.
that's a good way to get slapped and dumped lol
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #25
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Me & the wife have our own "allowances". I can spend it on whatever I want & vice versa

Yep this. Me and the wife have the "Main" account that pays bills and saves and then we both have seperate accounts that we get a certain amount each month for us to do whatever we want with.

Saves alot of arguments.
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