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Old 12-11-2010
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List of Things To Do

-E3 Diamondfire Spark Plugs x6 = $40
-Streetglow Headlights = $35
-Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust System = $400
-Fram Fuel Filter = $12
-K&N Oil Filter = $12
-Prestolite Spark Plug Wires = $35
-Duplicolor Bed Armor DIY Truck Bed Liner = $100
-Kenwood Excelon KDC-X494 Headunit = $170
-Kenwood KFC-C6893PS Speakers x2 = $160
-Hoss XD Series Wheels x5 = $725
-31 Firestone Destination A/T Tires x5 = $800
-Radar Detector = $150

Total Price = $2639

Any new ideas, criticisms, opinions, are welcomed and encouraged. Thanks ahead of time.
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All sounds great man other than two suggestions I'd make.

1) I think I'd stick with the factory headlights and maybe look into the headlight mod.

2) Save money on the exhaust setup! Get a muffler of your choice and just get a muffler shop to do it! You can do the tips or tip exactly how you want and you'll def. Save some dollars!

Edit: I guess I was wrong...you just meant bulbs im guessing? If so, I'd say Sylvania Silverstars or maybe even Hids! You might could look into PIAA bulbs as well.
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Yeah I was just talking about the bulbs. I'll look into the headlight mod and the brands you recommended. I just picked the first brand name bulb that I saw online. As for the exhaust, I just liked the design of the system I picked which was the tip exit in front of the rear passenger side tire. Thanks for your input.
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Check out zabeard's old exhaust setup..it was in front of the tire and it looked great. Also check out the bassani system..best sounding setup I've heard I think. Sounds mean!
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Make sure you get exactly what you want. Thats alot of money you are gonna spend.
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E3's have a big advertising budget---you're better off sticking with Motorcraft Platinum plugs.
And give yourself plenty of time to change them-it's usually a pretty miserable job unless you're quadruple-jointed!
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Have you looked into the Kenwood 994 instead?? I'm either going with that or some sort of a double din unit...



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Radar Detector is USELESS
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I know you mentioned in another thread you wanted to lift it. If you're on a budget, do a 3 inch body lift, and put 33's on it. Not too much more money for the tires.. and the body lift is like 200ish.
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My Kenwood KDC 794 is awesome, just sayin

Go with stock bulbs or get Silverstar ultras (or the cheaper Phillips version)

Skip the radar detector and just keep a sharp eye out
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Built in bluetooth would be nice though.. Along with the color matching. Just sayin.



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Radar Detector is USELESS
For a Ranger, if you really want one get a cheap one from walmart. Like the $30 Cobra. Still work pretty well. I used one but I rarely speed, I just like knowing when police are near so I don't get that "shock" when I see the black and white car.
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Thanks for your opinions guys. I really appreciate it.
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"DiamondFire" spark plugs are a waste of money.

Just like "Pulstar" plugs, "SplitFire" plugs, along with Bosch twin and quadruple electrode plugs, "Fire Injectors" from about 40 years ago, and any other snake-oil stuff.

Platinum Motorcraft, Autolite or Denso Iridium plugs FTW, unless you're boosted, then go pure copper electrodes. Everything else FTL.
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Great list my only suggestion would be to look at the kenwood
Speakers*Kenwood - KFC-P680C speakers. Avoids the oval woofer but fits I. The 6x8 form ou trucks like :)
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silverstar ultras are amazing! well worth every cent.
and spark plugs are only allowed a certain charge by your vehicle. so the design is the key factor when you get up into the high quality plugs, dont buy because the commercial said so, do research. I have the 1 nipple 2 finger plugs (dont remember name) and I noticed a little more power, very little.and they cost way less than 40$
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oh and truck bed liner FTW. neighbors 150 has that exact stuff in it. I love the feel of it and it appears quite durable and tough but its not ugly at the same time. good choice
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Wow thanks for all the feedback guys. This is all going into major consideration. I don't start working again until February (I work on a farm) so I have about 2 months to think about all of this until I make a final decision. I'll keep doing the research and let you guys know what I come out with in the end. Oh and Mark, thanks a lot for the p.m. that really helped out. :)
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