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Old 07-13-2011, 11:06 PM
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its comin along dude
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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Cheap Street strikes again! Just got a set of wheels and tires for $150. Will post pictures tomorrow, leaving for drag races right now.

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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Cheap Street strikes again! Just got a set of wheels and tires for $150. Will post pictures tomorrow, leaving for drag races right now.


Very cool man! Sounds like a real sweet deal! Look forward to seeing them!
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:00 AM
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holy crap! LoL, i will keep my little $40 header for now...

here it is in case you havent seen one

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:00 AM
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Oh yeah I've seen those. Heard that they barely flow better than a manifold though. The only reason I could figure that would be because of the rather small tubing used on it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:07 AM
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lookin great man, your giving me some good ideas...
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:04 AM
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Wow dude this truck has come along way in a short amount of time. Kepp up the kick ass work! That resonator makes ur engine sound beast! You should get a video of u driving!
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:28 PM
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Here's the price list so far.

Truck: $2100
60/40 bench to bucket conversion: Fee
Stereo system: $290
Rebuild kit for larger injectors: $35
Larger injectors: Free
Port and Polish intake & head: Free
Resonator: Free
Resonator welded in place of muffler: $30
Blacked out interior panels & dash: $40
Lowered truck 2/3": $10
K&N Filter: $40
Intake silencer removal: Free
Royal Purple fluids: $80
Trans fluid with Lucas: $25
Intenna mod: Free
Blinker mod: Free
Bronco II rear sway bar: $20
Wheels & tires: $150
Paint for wheels: $12

That totals out to: $2832


If these wheels seem familiar, thats because they're the factory wheels off of a 2010 Nissan Maxima LOL.

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Couldn't just put any new parts on without sprucing it up first.

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Some Pics of a local mini-meet that we're having weekly

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Wow dude this truck has come along way in a short amount of time. Kepp up the kick ass work! That resonator makes ur engine sound beast! You should get a video of u driving!
I will have to do that some time soon. Kinda wandering what it sounds like to somebody else when I'm driving by too.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:38 PM
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You've already got the pics posted! Very cool! I had a blast hanging out with all of ya'll tonight! And I've already said it, but I'll say it again! Your truck is lookin awesome man!
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:45 PM
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Thanks Seth. Had a great time too. It was cool that someone brought a ranger up there that was exactly like mine started as, made for a cool comparison to see what all's been changed.

When're you going to let me tear into your truck? LOL!
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:55 PM
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Thanks Seth. Had a great time too. It was cool that someone brought a ranger up there that was exactly like mine started as, made for a cool comparison to see what all's been changed.

When're you going to let me tear into your truck? LOL!

I know! when you are sitting next to the same stock truck, It makes it even more obvious just how far your truck has come! It's very cool!


And as soon as I fully decide the route I want to go with my truck, then we can tear into it! LOL!
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:28 PM
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hmm, i wonder if its even worth it putting that header on my engine now...

nice rims man! they look great blacked out.....and tell your friend to quit throwing sparks directly at your truck, WTF....

i need to come up for a meet sometime with yall!! we need a meet in WACO or something...
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:48 AM
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hmm, i wonder if its even worth it putting that header on my engine now...

nice rims man! they look great blacked out.....and tell your friend to quit throwing sparks directly at your truck, WTF....

i need to come up for a meet sometime with yall!! we need a meet in WACO or something...
Well it does still flow better than the manifold, just not by much. Looks a heck of a lot better though!

Thanks! That's actually my dad and he was sending the sparks in the other direction, just doesn't look like it in that picture. We're a car family, each person at my house has a project vehicle ( two for me ). My parents literally first met when street racing against each other LOL.

We might have to set up a meet then if we could get enough guys involed.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:18 PM
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lookin great man, your giving me some good ideas...
Glad to hear that. I hope this budget build can inspire others to get out and change things up a little. I'm doing all of this on top of paying for school, insurance for two vehicles, and a cell phone with a part time job. I HAVE to know how to build with a budget. LOL.

Now that's not as expensive as a house and family, but it still doesn't leave a person with much to work with.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:04 PM
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Well I figured I would let every one know. My truck is now DEAD, it spun a connecting rod bearing Monday. What's most irritating is that while I like to shift at 4500-5000rpms alot, it spun a bearing when I was cruising around 45mph in 5th gear!!!
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