Family Upgrade Project

April 5th, 2010 by admin

My name is David Powell. I have been a part of the 4 Wheel Parts team for 9 years and I am currently the southeast regional manager. I have been in the auto parts industry for the better part of 30 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Some of you that read this are probably already devout hardcore truck or Jeep enthusiasts and have already been upgrading your favorite vehicle for some time now.

I would like to address the parents out there who are considering working with their son or daughter on making improvements and upgrades to the vehicle they are currently driving. Just so you know, I have three sons of my own that are 20-years-old and older so I can safely say that I have been there and done that when it comes to this subject.

The first thing to consider is a budget. How much do you want to pitch in as a parent on a project? I recommend pitching in a lower amount because I feel it is important that sons and daughters have some financial stake in the project. This gives them a better idea of the expense involved in having such a hobby and also tends to make them act more responsibly while out cruising or hitting the trails. I also feel they tend to drive more safely if they have some monetary investment in these project vehicles.

Once you have a budget established it is time to decide what the final outcome of the project will be. In other words, are you going to install a six-inch lift with wheels and tires, a four-inch drop with wheels and tires, or maybe just wheels and tires with a few upgrades to performance and fuel economy? Whatever the preferences are just remember: you have a budget.

In my next post, I’ll be going over some key decisions regarding the actual upgrades.

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