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Old 03-30-2016, 11:23 AM
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Well I figured that I might as well start a build thread as I have recently done a few mods, and will continue to mod until I just can't mod anymore. Although with the mods I do I plan on doing quality clean mods. No cutting corners or going cheap, and not over doing it. That being said, enjoy the build log, and offer suggestions!
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:30 AM
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1st mod: Brush Guard


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Old 03-30-2016, 11:30 AM
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2nd Mod: slotted brake rotors


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Old 03-30-2016, 12:08 PM
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Good start man, that guard is awesome. What are your next plans for the truck?
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:36 PM
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3rd Mod: CB Install, all wiring running y see carpet and behind dash.

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4th Mod: antenna and coax installed. Used a door jam mount. Running a fire stick firefly 4ft.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:39 PM
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5th Mod: just ordered new rims and tires!
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:51 PM
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Good start man, that guard is awesome. What are your next plans for the truck?
Well the wheels and tires are the. Next big thing. I am heading to college in a little over a week. So It will be smaller mods from here on out until Summer break when I can come home and work and earn some more $.
Smaller mods I am thinking of painting all the plastic on the exterior black. Installing some hella 500s behind the grill, I would go led light at, but I don't ever plan on switching my headlights and dogs to less or HID retrofits so a led light at wouldn't match.
Also something I have wanted to do is do the scheduled maintenance as it would have you do it in the owners manual.
Do you have any suggestions? As I said I don't want to do any half ass mods, I want to keep the truck looking factory, but well modified.

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6th Mod: Airbox Mod
No pics or vids. But I will say you can tell a difference in the exhaust sound. It's a lot more throaty. Def a worthwhile mod!
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:06 PM
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Clean truck, subscribed!
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:26 PM
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I have the firestone destination AT's. Great tire and great truck
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I have the firestone destination AT's. Great tire and great truck
Thanks! I look forward to getting them on the truck!
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How do you like the slotted brake rotors? Are they the typical eBay ones or did you pick them up somewhere else?
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How do you like the slotted brake rotors? Are they the typical eBay ones or did you pick them up somewhere else?
They are not eBay they are quality parts. I got them new from a client of my grandpas. He runs a garage and he orders quality parts. I love them, much better brake response. Well worth the money.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:50 AM
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Just did the Throttle Cable "mod" I left just enough slack to make sure it wouldn't idle high when stopped. It's a cheap mod, but it is a good "fix it" mod. I wasn't to worried about using zip ties sense I have read that others have done it and have had no negative effects of going the "cheap" route, rather than buying the new cable.
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