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Cheap Ideas Needed

Hey everyone, my last truck I left stock but I just got a new one and I want it to look good. I don't have a lot of money and I'm definately into doing things myself. Any ideas/tips on how to make changes without spending a lot? I also have a warranty I'm trying not to void... thanks!
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After market tails, blacked out headlights and corners, wheels, billet grill...
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Everything Trigger01 said and nite shade those tails
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Cheap mods....

"blinker mod"(free! well...less than like $2), blacked out headlamp housings/corner housing are off ebay and are around $140 shipped, mirror mounted turn signals(thunderbolt ones are about $40, I made my own using clearence lamps for under $20), air-box mod(cutting up your stock air box).

Those are some good ones.....many many many more as well.



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After market tails, blacked out headlights and corners, wheels, billet grill...
aftermarket tails?? dude...are you on crack!?
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Headlight mod yourself... cost me 2 cans of black paint, and use of the oven (but keep a eye on them or you will have to buy new headlights)... cut 60/40 seats to 40/40, only cost is thread to sew the fabric back together...
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^^and getting a center console......

forgot about mentioning doing the headlamp mod your self...thanks man.
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Alright... just bought the S.S. door/tailgate handles I've been lookin' at. I guess we'll start small for now!
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Headlight mod will void the warranty on those.
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Headlight mod yourself... cost me 2 cans of black paint, and use of the oven (but keep a eye on them or you will have to buy new headlights)... cut 60/40 seats to 40/40, only cost is thread to sew the fabric back together...
I'm curious as to how long the paint will last. Anyone done this a long time ago, and the paint is still holding up?
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looks like he already has bucket seat so 40/40 seat mod is out. Clear corner market for like $30, decals(they hp too!!), body lift= $200, lights $50 (can't ever go wrong with lights + every thing before - the aftermarket tails
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Over head console

paint radio bezel and door panels (door panel section where the electric locks and window buttons are)

mustang/explorer dome light
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aftermarket tails?? dude...are you on crack!?
Yea! lol I hate ALL aftermarket tails now they just got too ugly! He already has the new tail lights!
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I want to do all the light... black out/swap and my next project may be to get those emblems off but that's gonna suck.
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I wouldn't take the emblems off, theres 2 holes behind them that will be left over.
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aftermarket tails?? dude...are you on crack!?
Nope. she said she wanted idea, she didn't specify if she wanted good or bad ideas. That was a bad idea.
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imo...

Your truck needs those black Xtreme Alloys 8069 wheels.....16" or 17". eBay black headlamps, color matched mirror caps, niteshaded tails and 3rd brake light, black low-profile toolbox, STX/08 Sport grille, DJM 4/5 drop.

At least, that's how i'd build your truck. lol.

These wheels(not exactly cheap)....
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what is niteshaded?
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^^Niteshade is the act of tinting of a lense....... Niteshade is actually the brand of a product that is sprayed onto taillights, headlights, and it tints them. Basically tint in a rattle can.
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3" Body Lift and 33's will look best, try not to "junk it up" with small stick on accessories.
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Yeah... I wanna stick with chrome and black... no more orange... and you're crazy if you think I'm covering those mirrors! However, when I lift it I will be getting black rims... I'm thinking niteshade taillights will be soon though
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Dont forget the Explorer Overhead console! Thats pretty cheap, and is my favorite interior mod next to my stereo system.
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So this is what I did today.... installed the new handles... it doesn't look nearly as tacky as I was afraid it would...

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