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Old 11-25-2008
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Very nice, looks great. I want to do this sooo bad.

Can you tell any difference between it and your old axle power/driving-wise?
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Oh yea its a big difference. I may just stick with the 4.10s but my truck is able to get onto the highway easier and get going a bit quicker from a dead stop. My overall mpg went up to about 18mpg on the highway at a steady 65mph. As for the breaks I couldn't ask for anything better. I wanted the Centric rotors but will wait and get them next year when I upgrade my fronts to centric rotors and pads. I bought the Duralast C-Max carbon pads which seem to not produce as much brake dust. I took it into a shop and they rigged up my e-brake and made me some new metal brake lines and got it working right. So all in all I am very pleased. It's very expensive but you want it done right the first time.
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Sweet truck, man. It just keeps getting better.
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Old 12-05-2008
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Looks good. your truck is so nice.

When did you add the back up lights
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Old 12-05-2008
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Nice Ride. looks awesome.
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Old 12-05-2008
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Crazy looking truck now man. From bone stock to awesome. So far, how much do you think you spent will all the mods?
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Old 12-05-2008
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Looks good. your truck is so nice.

When did you add the back up lights
Those are those back up lights I got from HF as well a while back, I sent him and a local guy a set.
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Those are those back up lights I got from HF as well a while back, I sent him and a local guy a set.
thought thos lights looked familiar
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Yea had those lights on their for some time now. Trent sent them to me since HF was all sold out. I havn't really kept track of how much I spent on it! Maybe a little too much!
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Careful with seafoam guys.. It's fouled my plugs doing it.
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Careful with seafoam guys.. It's fouled my plugs doing it.
Thanks for the heads up. My truck runs just as good now. How often are you allowed to use the seafoam? Every 30k or so?
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About every 10K miles.
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Yeah I did it twice on my truck since I've had it. I've put a lil over 21k miles on it and the second round of seafoam on those plugs made it idle sluggish...

So I changed my fuel filter and plugs 2 weeks ago and it runs way better.... No mpg gain though.
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Well it's been a while Since I posted here. Been a little busy with work and since the holiday's are gone I can finally not stress about getting people crap! Got some cool new stuff for my truck.

Kobalt Low Pro Tool Box
6000k Hid's
Sport-Trac HVAC

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2002 4x4 Bumper chrome with the Fogs.
Step Bars.

As far as the step bars go does anyone know what size of bolts they use? I got the bumper and the step bars for $150 off of craigslist. I'm going to order up some 3000k hids, Black Edge paint able valance off of LMC, and get a new Radio/HVAC Surround with foglight button.

Flash and raining!
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The new Bumper looks muchhh better!
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Bumper looks good, trucks starting to look familiar lol. I LOVE my lowpro kobalt box.
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New Interior Mods on the way!

Well since I have gotten a long way with my truck I decided to start doing some interior mods! I decided to throw my Full Expo Console back in and get rid of the CB radio, maybe sell it. I don't use it that much so why not. Anyways I asked Trent about the paint for the Expo console and picked up some supplies on the way home from work. Also went to the fabric store and picked up some new material for the armrest. Here are some few pics of how the console looks. My camera flash washed out the paint so it dosn't look as good. but it looks damn good in person. I am thinking of painting my whole interior black when it warms up this spring!





Adding extra padding to the armrest.
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I recovered my armrest as well, I want to go back and add some new foam though. Looks great!
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That console is awesome. I didn't know they have cup holders on the back.

Everything's coming together great. I love the new bumper and lights.
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Yup, I need to find some kind of inserts for mine, they don't hold the cups so well.
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Looks good man! I'm pulling mine again this summer and re painting the black and spending some more time on it this time!
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Looks great!! IMO....paint that valence!!! Black would go soooo much better with the truck.


I do believe you've got some shiny bolts to show off??.....
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Why paint it when I could just get a new one from LMC Truck! Oh and yes those shiny new bolts still need to go in!

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Starting the clear coating on the console. Got my armrest redone. But I might want to redo it since it would look nicer if I used the nail gun..but all I had where 1/2 to 1" nails! Need to find some that are a bit smaller. But I love the new material that I am using for the armrest and soon to recover the door panels, seats and maybe headliner in the future.

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Your truck looks so good with that grille and the chrome on the bumper. Really goes together nicely.
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Wow how did I miss this whole thread. LOOKING SO GOOD.
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