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Tyler46 03-25-2015 03:22 AM

Tyler's 2007 Hooptie
 
Hey everyone, thanks for reading. I want to start my own build thread for my truck because I just got a full time job within my company so I'll have a bit extra money coming in to do the things I want. I've already started with window tint, coil spacers, and a tranny flush. Other than that all my upgrades I will be posting here, mostly for my own reference but for others seeking help, thanks!

Tyler46 03-25-2015 03:30 AM

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This is about the time I bought the truck in September 2012 with 96,000 miles on it. I had recently totaled my first ranger, a 1996 that had 240,000 miles on it (I'll be sure to post more pics of it) which was 100% the other persons fault, so when the insurance company paid out, the money covered most of my new truck.


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Tyler46 03-25-2015 02:07 PM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
Still trying to find out how to add pics from the desktop.. haha

Xx-L1l-M3-xX 03-25-2015 10:18 PM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
I'd go spindle lift over coil spacers, much much much safer in the long run

Tyler46 03-25-2015 11:35 PM

Yeah I bought the spacers and a spindle as a combo, but my plan is to do coils anyway. So the stock ones mean nothing to me. I've already noticed they've sagged an inch after re-torquing all the bolts.

Tyler46 03-26-2015 01:45 AM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
So i figured i would start with what ive done so far and how much it has costed me. (even though i would mostly be talking to myself)
I spent $160 on window tint (70% shade sides and limo on back) thats the shades that are legal here in California but i still plan on doing limo on the sides-theyre just not dark enough to suit me.
i spent about $170 on the Bilstein 5100 series for the front, they have a bit extra travel so that i wont have to change them when i do a lift coil.
I also just recently did a Transmission flush at Firestone which was $165 (Love firestone and they take great care of me and my truck) which made it shift a bit better. i was having flares between shifts that were getting worse, so before i decided to drop the pan and change the filter or Valve Body gasket i figured i would do a needed flush.. youre supposed to go about 25,000 miles between tranny flushes and ive never done it, might as well. and it does shift significantly better than before.

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As of today my truck is at about 143,850 on my ODO. At 150,000 i plan on doing alot of extensive maintenance. which includes:
-Clean my MAF sensor
-New plugs and wires
-New fuel filter
-Clean out throttle body
-New hi-flow K&N Intake ($289)
As well as send in an oil sample to Blackstone Labs for a free test.

UltraHDGames 03-26-2015 04:43 PM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
If you want to add pics you need to use photobucket and after you upload the pictures to it copy the link

Tyler46 03-26-2015 07:14 PM

Okay that makes sense. I was trying to upload from this site and it wouldn't let me.

Tyler46 03-29-2015 04:02 PM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
Alright so i made a Photobucket account and i did a few things over the weekend so i think i can get this thread up and going now. Unfortunately there was a technical difficulty with my job and i didnt get paid my full amount on my Paycheck on friday so i couldnt do much to the truck. That only means my next payday will have what i was missing. so hopefully i can get the Doestch spindles ive been wanting, and maybe a few explorer mods.
I decided to go ahead and clean my MAF sensor and replace my air filter with a K&N filter (not the whole intake) as well as clean out my throttle body. i was pretty certain that there was a good amount of mud in there from the last time i went wheeling and there was ALOT inside my intake.
Theres a good layer of dirt on the bottom, even some leaves.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psnxwquirb.jpg

Fliters side by side. you can see that the K&N is much less restricting that the cheap filters.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psywwxnhge.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psdaczusuy.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...pscmaedszu.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1yxdvbmm.jpg

My butterfly valve had quite a bit of dirt on it, so hopefully the cleaner does its job.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps003sweaw.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psato8zzzp.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...pstxayjwyo.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psjboleuzy.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...pssh7qqimu.jpg

And of course i had to add my K&N sticker to my collection.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psjqgxsjuz.jpg

The K&N comes with a million mile warranty and its washable, so i figured i would stick the warranty sticker in the most convenient spot.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...pslnfhebl2.jpg

The K&N filter costed $52.99 and the part number is 33-2106-1

UltraHDGames 04-04-2015 07:10 AM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
I should probably get one of those filters...let's see some good pics of the truck hah

Tyler46 04-04-2015 12:14 PM

I'll be sure to post some "action pics" when I get home Monday.

Also I'm having a really bad mis-fire under engine load so I will definitely have to get on that when I get home as well. So it seems that all my "150,000 mile tune up" is gonna happen at 144,000 haha

Tyler46 04-07-2015 12:25 AM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
Well i had a really long reply and the site had me log back in, so i lost it all. i just wanted to bump it with my spark plug change and my flag pole mount, so ill keep it short for tonight.

Spark plugs went bad. Mileage increased significantly.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psqnz6vg2b.jpg

Mounted a flag pole.
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psqtrw5z5f.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...psbnleqimk.jpg
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...pspjodyxef.jpg

UltraHDGames 04-08-2015 09:10 PM

Re: Tyler's 2007 Build Thread
 
Another thing i need to do- spark plugs haha, are you getting bigger tires soon?

Tyler46 04-09-2015 12:39 AM

Yeah the plugs and wires help a lot.
And yeah definitely tires. Once my cheap quality Primewell tires go bald then I'll most likely get Hankook Dynapro, or a set of BFG mud terrains that I found on Craigslist for $300.

Either one I will be getting in a 33x12.5x15.

Tyler46 04-14-2015 12:04 AM

Okay so I got me a mirror from another member on here. Instead of doing an Explorer OHC, I decided to get the rear view mirror with the temperature and compass. It's a ford part, so it lets me sleep at night. I don't feel like cutting my headliner with the OHC anyways. I got all the wires ran, but I had a little trouble. From what I saw on the "OHC- How to install" he tapped into the power and accessory from the radio. My wires are just long enough for that, but It doesn't work.

There are 5 wires:
I tapped the "constant hot 12v" from the mirror to the radio.
I did "12v accessory" from the mirror and tapped the radio.
Ground which I tapped into the radio as well.
And then two wires for the temp sensor outside the truck.

Except this blew my fuse for the radio. Anyone know where I can get my 12v constant and accessory by itself with a fuse? I'll start a thread with this too.


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