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God,Country,FORD's F150 deployment Project

Hey all, so its been a while since i have been on here, hows everyone doin?

Well, I am deployed again, this time in afghanistan.. This one is 10 months instead of my last 4 month stint in Iraq.. SOOO Lots of tax freee money lol.

Decided to build up the screw a little, cant really swing getting another dedicated offroad rig right now, maybe in the next few years..

So heres what i have on the list so far, let me know what you think:

6" lift
- Not sure on brand yet, still deciding best bang for my buck.. looking at Trailmaster, Superlift and BDS

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35X12.5R17 KM2s

Winch bumper: - will be black with two 6" light holes on each side

BUCKSTOP Truckware - Heavy-Duty Winch Bumpers for Ford Expedition Trucks, Vans and SUVs

Winch:

Smittybuilt XRC10

Eventually i will get gears, not TOOO worried about it right now, althought the extra weight of the bumper might make it a necessity.. if i go with gears, its going to be 4.56..

POSS lockers front and rear... not too sure on that yet though...


What do you guys think?

OOOH specs on truck for those who havnt seen it:

2005 DSG F150 FX4 SCREW
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word cant wait to see it
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First thanks for your call to duty.

Truck ideas are good.
Check out Custom 4x4 Fabrication: C4x4
This isn’t my truck but the bumper is from C4x4.



They look pretty good.


God bless and keep your head down.
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Trust me, you are going to want gears. And while you are re-gearing, might as well throw in E-lockers front and back. No way I would consider spending that much on a bumper that effectively does nothing, without first re-gearing and locking the differentials. But that's just me, I'm more concerned about how my truck works than how it looks. I like how some of the bumpers look but I don't think I would ever feel justified spending that much money on "just" a bumper.
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Agreed.

I would do lift, tires, gears and lockers before any of the pretty stuff. Function over form!
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cant these trucks fit 35s with a leveling kit? wont they look a little small?
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It balances out. Kinds like how you can fit a 33 on a ranger with no lift......
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Trust me, you are going to want gears. And while you are re-gearing, might as well throw in E-lockers front and back. No way I would consider spending that much on a bumper that effectively does nothing, without first re-gearing and locking the differentials. But that's just me, I'm more concerned about how my truck works than how it looks. I like how some of the bumpers look but I don't think I would ever feel justified spending that much money on "just" a bumper.
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Get a cheap cherokee and trailer it with the 150.
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First thanks for your call to duty.

Truck ideas are good.
Check out Custom 4x4 Fabrication: C4x4
This isnít my truck but the bumper is from C4x4.



They look pretty good.


God bless and keep your head down.
thanks Scrambler! And ill look at those bumpers!!!

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Trust me, you are going to want gears. And while you are re-gearing, might as well throw in E-lockers front and back. No way I would consider spending that much on a bumper that effectively does nothing, without first re-gearing and locking the differentials. But that's just me, I'm more concerned about how my truck works than how it looks. I like how some of the bumpers look but I don't think I would ever feel justified spending that much money on "just" a bumper.
Hey brian, I was hoping you would chime in!!! How much did your lockers run you if you dont mind me asking, if you could give me a list of everything you had to get i would greatly appreciate it..

The bumper is mainly to protect against deer and also to protect the winch sooo its not ONLY for looks, althought it does look pretty snazzy lol.

And the Elockers... How do you like them?
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cant these trucks fit 35s with a leveling kit? wont they look a little small?
Its just like being able to put the 33's on the rangers, but it works better with the 4" SL..

and I have seen a few trucks where the 35s look small but usually its on trucks that have retartedly big rims...

I was thinking about going with a 8" lift and 37s.. but with this setup i can always go higher later.. i cant necesarily go lower...
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35s fit with a leveling kit but only on specific wheels, and only with specific tires. With a 4-6" lift kit, you run different wheels (normally 9" wide with 4.5" backspacing) so the tires sit out a little wider and fill up the wheel wells better. A 4-6" lift on an F150 with 35s looks very proportional.


James I spent $2045 on parts for everything, including shipping.
4.56 yukon gears front and rear
Master install kit rear w/ Timken bearings, minor install kit front
Elocker front
Detroit locker rear

Front
F8.8IFS
$165 - YG F8.8R-456
$20 - MK F8.8
$725 - Eaton Elocker front - EAT19685

Rear
F9.75
$250 - YG F9.75-456
$234.09 - YK F9.75-B
$630 - Detroit locker rear - DET225C-194
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$35 shipping
$1114.09


I think I paid the guy $600 or so for install, but that also included a couple of extra bearings that he wanted to replace and rear brake pads.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Detroit, which I expected. I love the traction but it isn't smooth so I wouldn't recommend it for most people.

I haven't used the Elocker a whole lot yet, mostly just played around with it in some grass, gravel, ditches etc but it works like it should. Open diff when it's off, locks when you flip the switch.
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35s fit with a leveling kit but only on specific wheels, and only with specific tires. With a 4-6" lift kit, you run different wheels (normally 9" wide with 4.5" backspacing) so the tires sit out a little wider and fill up the wheel wells better. A 4-6" lift on an F150 with 35s looks very proportional.


James I spent $2045 on parts for everything, including shipping.
4.56 yukon gears front and rear
Master install kit rear w/ Timken bearings, minor install kit front
Elocker front
Detroit locker rear

Front
F8.8IFS
$165 - YG F8.8R-456
$20 - MK F8.8

wow thats not bad at all!!!
$725 - Eaton Elocker front - EAT19685

Rear
F9.75
$250 - YG F9.75-456
$234.09 - YK F9.75-B
$630 - Detroit locker rear - DET225C-194
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$35 shipping
$1114.09


I think I paid the guy $600 or so for install, but that also included a couple of extra bearings that he wanted to replace and rear brake pads.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Detroit, which I expected. I love the traction but it isn't smooth so I wouldn't recommend it for most people.

I haven't used the Elocker a whole lot yet, mostly just played around with it in some grass, gravel, ditches etc but it works like it should. Open diff when it's off, locks when you flip the switch.
Thanks for the info brian!!! Yeah, I know i do not want a full time locker in the rear... had to deal with that in the old TJ and hated it..

And that isnt bad price wise, i was expecting alot more!! and only 600 for instal is CHEAP.. I paid 900 just for the front gears on the ranger.. AND HE DIDNT DO IT RIGHT! lmao.
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hey Brian, where did you get your parts?
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Wayne from diffsonly.com
I found him on pirate4x4.com as a vendor, waynehartwig.
He had a thread for "lowest prices on ..." I messaged him and a few other vendors, he was by far the cheapest and well under ringpinion.com prices. Tell him that I referred you to his thread. I sent several people from f150online to him and they are happy. The parts were shipped and on my door in a few days.

Labor was cheap, the guy who installed everything has a shop on his home property and does all of his work there, he is really reasonable. It is just him and a helper.
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You could sure build a nice trail rig for all this money...just sayin lol
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You could sure build a nice trail rig for all this money...just sayin lol
He lives in IA not so much trails as just muddy field in between trees. You could wheel a motorhome there.
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hey dude! thanks for your service!

Ive got one of those nice bumpers for sale..would save you some cash for other things and would help me out :)
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You have a f150 bumper for sale?
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no I got the ranger one that Im sure can be modded to make it fit an F150..just make it wider..
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He lives in IA not so much trails as just muddy field in between trees. You could wheel a motorhome there.
bahahahaha I LOL'd when i read that, coffee came out of my nose... And yeah, not so many trails, lots of muddy fields, SOME trails where I am at and if you go up to council bluffs and go into the bluffs.. A few of my buddies go into Missouri to go wheeling and say theres some pretty good spots, i have not been there though

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hey dude! thanks for your service!

Ive got one of those nice bumpers for sale..would save you some cash for other things and would help me out :)
Well if you want, post some pics on this thread( just not from photobucket, govt computers dont like it lol.. Just attach them if you can)
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Wayne from diffsonly.com
I found him on pirate4x4.com as a vendor, waynehartwig.
He had a thread for "lowest prices on ..." I messaged him and a few other vendors, he was by far the cheapest and well under ringpinion.com prices. Tell him that I referred you to his thread. I sent several people from f150online to him and they are happy. The parts were shipped and on my door in a few days.

Labor was cheap, the guy who installed everything has a shop on his home property and does all of his work there, he is really reasonable. It is just him and a helper.
Thanks alot brian!! Yeah, the prices you listed are ATLEAST a hundred bucks cheaper for the lockers than what i was finding, def. saving me quite a bit of money!!!
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Brian, I emailed wayne through his website, cant wait to hear back from him!!!! Im more excited to get the gears and lockers then the tires and lift haha
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Sweet, hopefully he will still make those prices or close to it. The deals he gave me when I contacted him on the forum were lower than he advertised on the website, I'm pretty sure. Hopefully he'll offer you a good deal too, I have him a heads up earlier today that you would be emailing him.
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Sweet, hopefully he will still make those prices or close to it. The deals he gave me when I contacted him on the forum were lower than he advertised on the website, I'm pretty sure. Hopefully he'll offer you a good deal too, I have him a heads up earlier today that you would be emailing him.
Thanks again Brian!!! Yeah even his advertised prices are way lower than anywhere else!!
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Brian, so I am thinking alot about going ahead and getting the gears/lockers for the truck(atleast one locker) instead of the lift... So it would be 35's, leveling kit and the gears/locker(s).. what do you think? or just get the lift now then go with gears/lockers?
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