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Old 07-27-2010, 12:00 PM
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Default What to do first?

Got a couple of pics. Just want some input on what to do first to the truck. Anything you think may make it look better. Info appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: What to do first?

Btw., I know the truck is dirty (been raining a lot here), so please don't respond with 'wash the thing' :>)

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:27 PM
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I would take the running boards off first. I did mine (just like those) and it looks SOOOO much better. plus gives you more ground clearance. I also got tired of my pants legs getting dirty everytime I got in and out of the thing.

2) Get some more aggresssive tires like BFGs or GY duratracs or somthing of that nature.

3)Tint windows
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:35 PM
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Only window's I can tint is rear window and back. No drivers/passenger seat. I know, it blows...
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:40 PM
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im going to disagree with scott and say to keep the running boards, ive grown to like them in my old age but i will agree a more aggressive set of tires will look great, plus if you drive it at all in the snow you will hate those stock tires in the winter. the stock wheels are already pretty sweet so i would keep those. other than maybe a small lift i say it looks pretty damn good the way it is.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:43 PM
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I will say that if you decide to lift it and get bigger tires, keep the factory wheels on.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:36 PM
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Double lift!!!
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:49 PM
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Black headlights and corners would look good.
You can easily do them your self.

Also paint that rust behind the wheels
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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I'd say leave it be for now. It looks great as is...you don't want those Krauts to gank it, so don't make it too nice if you do anything to it
...Plus A-6 sucks through K-town heading towards Mannheim and if they're still doing that construction there, those lanes are only 2M's wide...I rubbed a tire on the barrier there once passing a big truck.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:46 PM
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I wanna know how much it cost to get that truck over there HAHA.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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I wanna know how much it cost to get that truck over there HAHA.
Only extra $700 in addition to purchase price (which was pretty low already with discounts). :>)
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:16 PM
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Very cool

Where was it delivered from. Will you be able to bring it back cheaply?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:37 PM
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Very cool

Where was it delivered from. Will you be able to bring it back cheaply?
I'm gonna go out on a limb, being a 10yr Army vet that just got back from Europe myself, that he bought it through AAFES Car Sales (Army Air Force Exchange Service). As a military member or US civilian with PX authorization, you can buy US spec cars while stationed in Europe. To ship it back, if it's the only vehicle he'll be bringing back to the States with him, the military pays for it. It'll be free for him. It's part of the moving expenses. The reason he paid to have it shipped there was because he bought it while there instead of taking it with him. It was prolly just the destination charge like they add to all window stickers.
Took my Ranger to Europe and brought it back and it didn't cost me a penny. My Ranger has been in many countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. I just wish I had taken pictures in each of these places.
That's just my take. He can tell you different if it is. I'm just sitting here at work chillin with nothing better to do
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: What to do first?

I say lift it and get BFG all terrains. The wheels are fine and that's all you really need.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: What to do first?

a black low profile tool box. it'll loook sweet. just like the one i got on my truck. and yeah, and black out the head lights and tail lights.. your truck looks badass bone stock. so you can't really do anything to screw it up.
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