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Old 08-12-2010, 05:54 PM
kaptnick kaptnick is offline
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I'm all ears I want to put a brushguard with some lights on the truck. New exhaust soon (I think mine will rust out in the near future) Maybe a lift and new tires?

Tell me what You think I should do.



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Old 08-12-2010, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Any Suggestions On What I Should Do?

no brush guard, they look gay. lights would be sweet. some kc's. super 44 flowmaster, ive heard great things about. loose the step rails, im guessing you dont even use them. and loose that bug guard on the hood. whats your budget?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:14 PM
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freshen up the bumper and flares with some black paint.
Get a smaller slim antenna
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:15 PM
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freshen up the bumper and flares with some black paint.
Get a smaller slim antenna
ya that antenna does just pop out of the picture at u doesnt it? i thought the same thing lol
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:29 PM
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All of the above . and unless you have a bad ass plate you plan on putting on the front I would lose the bracket along with the bug deflector.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:37 PM
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K thanks for the suggestions at the moment Ive got about 500 bucks to put towards the truck. I dont use the step rails so If I get rid of those how much could I sell them for? and the plate bracket is rivetted on how can i pop it off?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:53 PM
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I got 200 for my chrome nerf bars that were the same style as yours, just got to find a buyer and shipping can be a pain in the ass so try to go local (craigslist). I agree it will look better with out them. I m not sure exactly on the bracket but I remember on my 150 I went up behind the bumper and just cut the plastic brackets that ran through the bumper with a razor knife.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:57 PM
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K thanks for the suggestions at the moment Ive got about 500 bucks to put towards the truck. I dont use the step rails so If I get rid of those how much could I sell them for? and the plate bracket is rivetted on how can i pop it off?
just drill the rivets out. and as far as your budget and a lift and tires, its not going to happen lol. tires alone will run you 500. and depending on what way u want to lift it, it can get as costly as 1600
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:00 PM
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Thats stretching it even for tires lol. There are tons of little things you can use the 500 for that will make the truck look great.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:11 PM
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ok thanks and I wasnt planning on lifting immediately plus I am just gonna wait until the tires I have now wear down before I get new ones. but ya the step bars and plate bracket are definitely gonna come off soon also the way my school schedule is gonna go this year I will be able to work a lot more so more $$$ (yay)
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:33 PM
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Body lift with 31's
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:01 PM
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Body lift with 31's
that would look...gay
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:12 PM
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i'd suggest getting new bed rails. some sleeker ones. i took those off, sold them to some dude on here for 50 bucks, then bought the ones i liked for 80. haha.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Any Suggestions On What I Should Do?

well if you plan on doing a good amount of off roading them a brush guard would be a good idea
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:35 PM
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ya I dont really like the bed rails because i'm worried that if I put a toolbox on them they will crack so I'm thinking about getting new ones or getting a spray-in bed liner
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