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Old 01-19-2015
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looks good haha, I tried to offer up some mounting services


But for a roof mount with a smaller bar like that, you really don't have many options besides mounting it to a roof basket etc. A 50" can be mounted in the door jams by some easily fab'd brackets. Hit a brutha up next time and I'll see what I can do for a fair price :)
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Old 01-22-2015
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So did some research. My truck has the 8.8 with 4.10's and an open diff. How common is an expo 8.8 with disc brakes, 4.10s and a l/s? My local pull a part has tons of expos.
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So did some research. My truck has the 8.8 with 4.10's and an open diff. How common is an expo 8.8 with disc brakes, 4.10s and a l/s? My local pull a part has tons of expos.
I'm pretty sure there are some floating around.. You're gonna want to rebuild it anyway IMO so if you cant find one with 4.10s don't let that discourage you from getting one
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I'm pretty sure there are some floating around.. You're gonna want to rebuild it anyway IMO so if you cant find one with 4.10s don't let that discourage you from getting one
Yeah my plan is eventually putting an e locker in it so either way I'll probably have apart before it goes in. At least I'd like to.
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Yeah my plan is eventually putting an e locker in it so either way I'll probably have apart before it goes in. At least I'd like to.
Save up and get an ARB and then rebuild the whole axle. That's what I would do
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Truck looks really good! Ever considered the head light mod?
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Thanks. What headlight mod?
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Thanks. What headlight mod?
You basically bake your headlights and take them apart and paint the chrome inside black. There's a how to somewhere.

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I've been looking at buying some black ones and I was thinking about doing that too but I don't wanna mess anything up.
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I've been looking at buying some black ones and I was thinking about doing that too but I don't wanna mess anything up.
If I had 01+ I would buy instead of diy for the same reason.
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I've been looking at buying some black ones and I was thinking about doing that too but I don't wanna mess anything up.
Be careful with the ebay ones. The reflective piece in the one I got was bouncing around inside of mine.. ended up having to bake it and re-seal them anyway. They are crap. I would find cheap junk yard ones to practice on modding.
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Be careful with the ebay ones. The reflective piece in the one I got was bouncing around inside of mine.. ended up having to bake it and re-seal them anyway. They are crap. I would find cheap junk yard ones to practice on modding.
Going to pick up a set tomorrow for 50 bucks. Gonna try the black if I like it I'm gonna try and retro projectors and maybe halos.

What do I use to paint it? Should I get like a black chrome kit?
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Also found a new set of 06+ corners on ebay for 35 bucks. Good deal?
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It's plastic so I would recommend Krylon Fusion black.. up to your whether you use flat, satin or gloss.. doesn't really matter.
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Well picked up the lights and got right to work.




Alot easier than I thought. Biggest thing i Think is take your time and don't be scared to use plenty of heat.
I will paint them tomorrow after work
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I got the $35 corners off eBay to mod. They 've been fine so far
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I got the $35 corners off eBay to mod. They 've been fine so far
It's about the quality of the lens itself. I should try to get a close-up picture of how terrible mine look now.
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When they look like crap, I'll clean them up, sell them and get another set. They're nodded with LED panels that work with the turn signal mod, so I'd hope they'd sell pretty quick
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When they look like crap, I'll clean them up, sell them and get another set. They're nodded with LED panels that work with the turn signal mod, so I'd hope they'd sell pretty quick
Can you post pics and a description of how it's wired?
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It was a pre fabbed panel I found on eBay. It was designed for an RV. Works great though, no problems so far
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It was a pre fabbed panel I found on eBay. It was designed for an RV. Works great though, no problems so far
Ok but how is put into the corner and how it blinks correctly with the mod.
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It has 3m sticky and I siliconed it in the position I wanted it to. I then simply plugged it in. Its really that easy
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Ready for the lens to be put back on.

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Make sure you clean all of that old adhesive off of there and use a good silicon adhesive to seal it back together fully and correctly. Don't half-*** or rush this or you will end up with moisture inside the lens... ask me how I know.
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Make sure you clean all of that old adhesive off of there and use a good silicon adhesive to seal it back together fully and correctly. Don't half-*** or rush this or you will end up with moisture inside the lens... ask me how I know.
I'm not I'm going to cut that old gasket think out with the Dremal and clean it well. And make sure everything is as close to perfect as it can be.
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