Lying to spouse about cost of mods

  • Hello, visitor! You've found the only 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma forum! 🤙
    Tacoma3G.com is an online forum for 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma and overland enthusiasts. Our resources include: build threads, tutorials, gear reviews, exclusive discounts and giveaways, a marketplace to buy and sell items, local trail events, and more. We have thousands of friendly, knowledgeable members, including many officials from your favorite companies. Registration is completely free and only takes 30 seconds, so we hope to see you and your rig soon!

Do you lie/lowball to your spouse the dollar amount of the mods you are doing to your truck?

  • Yes

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • No

    Votes: 10 52.6%

  • Total voters
    19

TacoSlinger4000

= II • Bronze
Messages
29
Location
FL
First Name
Matt
T3G Member
#340
Please be honest and hopefully this will remain anonymous. Just wondering if anybody does this and asking for a friend.
 

Tacoma.prod

= IV • Gold
T3G Supporter
Messages
67
Military
Marine Corps
T3G Member
#459
If you start going down that path of lieing or low-balling....what else are you gonna do in the future. Just my 2 cents.

I frame it as my truck is my hobby (expensive and I don’t have that many mods yet) but it’s my me-time and my wife respects that.
 

Taco16

= V • Platinum
T3G Supporter
Messages
201
First Name
Dave
T3G Member
#633
If she doesn't ask, then i keep it to myself! If she asks then i tell her after she has had a nice glass or 2 of her favorite Wine ( I keep on hand just for these special occasions)o_O
 

Tacoma.prod

= IV • Gold
T3G Supporter
Messages
67
Military
Marine Corps
T3G Member
#459
If she doesn't ask, then i keep it to myself! If she asks then i tell her after she has had a nice glass or 2 of her favorite Wine ( I keep on hand just for these special occasions)o_O
Hahaha! I’ve got my stash of my wife’s fav alcohol too!!!!!
 

mcharfauros

= VI • Diamond
T3G Supporter
Messages
294
First Name
Mike
Military
Army
T3G Member
#494
for the most part we have been a team in building both our trucks, that being said we have never really discussed the cost of my King Suspension. She never asked how much, I and i never really put a number on it.
 

Tyler

= IX • Paragon
Badministrator
T3G O.G.
Messages
5,860
Location
Long Island, NY
First Name
Tyler
Military
Marine Corps (Vet.)
Build Thread
(Click to View)
T3G Member
#1
Lol, this is my new favorite thread.

But Paige is in on this with me.
 

0uTkAsT

= VII • Aficionado
T3G Supporter
Messages
1,281
Location
Gilbert, AZ
First Name
Josh
T3G Member
#646
My wife is our accountant. I can't sneak a $20 bottle of booze into the shopping cart without her knowing.

That being said, I do keep my own separate cash stash for toys. Anything I sell or earn as a result of my truck/guns/cigars/etc. stays in that stash permanently unless there's some kind of emergency where I need to spring a little extra cash for something unrelated. In general, I do pretty well. When it's something crazy expensive like almost $5k in suspension and tires, then obviously I need to go plead my case to the boss.
 

Kurupt_Hawaiian

= III • Silver
T3G Supporter
T3G O.G.
Messages
52
Location
Oahu, Hawaii
First Name
Elias
Military
Army (Vet.)
T3G Member
#11
I’ll say a part is a little cheaper than it actually is, until I buy it then she sees how much it actually is lol. But she already caught on to the pattern since we’ve been together forever. So she knows what’s up already.
 

Ron

= V • Platinum
T3G Supporter
T3G O.G.
Messages
339
Location
The Gate City
First Name
Ron
Military
Coast Guard (Vet.)
T3G Member
#75
My truck is my mid life crisis car. She gets it. She asked me one day how much I had spent on it so far, and I said "not as much as I could".

But we hold separate accounts. The bills get paid, credit cards are zeroed every month, and the only note I'm paying is on the truck, and I'm several months ahead....
 

Tacoma.prod

= IV • Gold
T3G Supporter
Messages
67
Military
Marine Corps
T3G Member
#459
My truck is my mid life crisis car. She gets it. She asked me one day how much I had spent on it so far, and I said "not as much as I could".

But we hold separate accounts. The bills get paid, credit cards are zeroed every month, and the only note I'm paying is on the truck, and I'm several months ahead....
That’s good stuff!!!!
 

Malcolm

= VII • Aficionado
T3G Supporter
T3G O.G.
Messages
821
Military
Navy
T3G Member
#15
My GF may say somethings are silly but she’s knows it’s my hobby and appreciates that side of me. Always tell her the full cost because I’m not ashamed, I’m proud, and she’s started taking an interest in off-roading as well so we both get into it
 

Lord Humongous

= VI • Diamond
T3G Supporter
Messages
522
Location
Arizona
First Name
Jimmy
T3G Member
#674
I never lie about what I spend but I might embellish the reasoning. She loves to explore as much as I do so I'll wait till we're about 50 miles from a paved road a say "Its a good thing we a have a winch and recovery gear, I'd hate to spend the night out here and have hike out in the morning". She'll say " I'm really glad you gave a winch honey";)
 

SimplyMuggle

= II • Bronze
Authorized Vendor
Messages
29
First Name
Nora
T3G Member
#855
A $5 bottle of wine and a chicken chalupa combo with a soft taco and 24 hot sauce packets...he can do whatever he wants with his truck as long as he leaves me alone for the night. Women are really easy if you know what keeps them quiet...?

Side note* my husband is too lazy to do any of this, but if he actually thought about it for 2 minutes a lightbulb would turn on.
 
Top Bottom