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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #41
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Well, at least you'll be stylin' when your rotors fail and you flatten a busload of nuns taking some orphans to the zoo.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #42
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Well, at least you'll be stylin' when your rotors fail and you flatten a busload of nuns taking some orphans to the zoo.

Ill have dual dune flags, a train horn and strobe lights so no WTFOMGBBQ
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Old September 6th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #43
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #44
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Now that the labor day "brake" is over im starting to wait for brown Santa to show. I should have all the steering components today, so I will start there and progress onward. I ordered my fender flares from a company called prestige, they make a bushwhacker knock off "bolt on" style for $290 versus $450 plus for the real one's. A slew of other parts will be arriving later on this week, like mirrors, inter cooler boots, tranny cooler fittings and other crap. Im still figuring out an 05-07 front bumper as good used ones are hard to find and aftermarket repop's range from $600-750 so I might have to wait a little bit.

2 things are left undecided, one major and one minor. Minor was the wheels, going with a set of raceline renegade's as they are a good looking wheel for cheap, $120 for polished and $175 for chrome, ill probably go chrome as they will clean up easier then unsealed polished. I thought about a set of xd diesel wheels
for a minute but didn't like their cost, around $1000 and I don't fit in the flat bill/monster energy crowd bro!

The paint is the major issue as I don't know if I want to keep it all white or Have the lower half painted a dark grey with a mix of bed liner on certain areas to prevent stone chips.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #45
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Well, at least you'll be stylin' when your rotors fail and you flatten a busload of nuns taking some orphans to the zoo.

At least no one will miss a busload of orphans...
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #46
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did you start the cummins swap you have been talking about since you bought the truck yet?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:55 AM   #47
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did you start the cummins swap you have been talking about since you bought the truck yet?
Sure have! Received a few parts in yesterday. The new mirrors give a much larger field of view compaired to the original ones and I also received the conversation inner cooler boots for the 6.0 inner cooler. Im going to start work on everything next week.
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those mirrors will really help you see the other cars that are behind you when you have your awesome cummins swap
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those mirrors will really help you see the other cars that are behind you when you have your awesome cummins swap
They will also help me put my boat into the water next week when I wanna out on the lake
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Old September 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #50
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They will also help me put my boat into the water next week when I wanna out on the lake
Too cold for boating, what lis of mods that you will never accomplish do you have listed for the boat too?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #51
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Can I have your Tj tires yet?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #52
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Besides all the bullshit I just made another addition. After an extensive search I was able to find a good front bumper assembly. Work will begin next week.
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Besides all the bullshit I just made another addition. After an extensive search I was able to find a good front bumper assembly. Work will begin next week.
I would be interested in your old bumper/grill if you are upgrading...shoot me a PM if its not spoken for...THX
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Old September 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #54
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Just bought the same bumper for mine. Repop painted top panel and chrome bar 600$. How much were the mirrors? Been looking for a tailgate too. Picking up another truck tmmr too 99extended cab long bed 7.3 so ill be nodding it up in the weeks to come lol
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I am a believer in drilled/slotted rotors. I had them on my Mustang and my Tahoe. They are currently on my dad's Yukon and his Impala, both used to eat pads and rotors terribly, not now. I will be installing them on my expedition in the next month or so.

I have tried anything from the cheap $12 autozone type to the "high quality" carquest, napa, oe equipment rotors, even a few sets of cryogenic rotors. I have had the best performance and longevity with drilled and/or slotted rotors.

I am with skooterbuilt on this one.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #56
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give up already? or is the cab hanging from a tree in your moms back yard?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:25 AM   #57
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Sorry been busy. I installed the 6.0 inter cooler, it did knock down my egt about 100 degrees. Next to install Is the 203 thermostat and billet housing, the new mirrors, brakes and rebuild the front end as it severely needs it. I bought tires off here, hopefully I can pick them up this weekend.
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Ahhh sooo ... updates. I finally picked up an 05-07 front bumper. I got it complete with all the brackets, fog lights, valances for $250. The chrome bar has a few dents so ill probably buy a new one along with a Harley style grill. Today I was ready to buy the new wheels and tires but dura trac 315/70/R17's are on nation wide back order so I got 2 choices now.

Option 1: reuse factory wheels and have them repolished or powder coated black or white and then buy new 315/70/R16's

Option 2: I clean up my chrome 20's and put 305/55 dura trac's on them. Since the 20's I already have arnt perfect to start with if they look ugly after winter I could then get them powder coated black or white or recromed.

Either option will still be cheaper then buying both new wheels and tires
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