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Going from stock to...well, not stock

Ok, so I decided that I'd make this thread for myself and anyone else who would like to track my progress in making my truck less stocky...I'll be listing things I plan on doing, taking many pictures, asking opinions, so on and so forth.

So far I've replaced the stock speakers with some Pioneer TS-G6842R speakers (got them on eBay..also had to mod them so I could use the plug from the stock speakers...warranty voided..lol), threw in my head unit from my first car (Pioneer DEH-4600MP), and threw my blue light in the window.

To Do List:
  1. Install Maglite & clips as well as fire extinguisher--COMPLETED
  2. Install & mod grill strobes--COMPLETED
  3. LED tail lights COMPLETED
  4. LED turn signals (yellow)
  5. New gauge cover thing (white-glows blue/red)--COMPLETED (pics to come)
  6. Definity Dakota A/Ts (rear) COMPLETED
  7. Flow Master Super 44 muffler
  8. Air Box Mod--COMPLETED
  9. Remove Pin Stripes--COMPLETED
  10. High Beam/Fog Light Mod--COMPLETED
  11. Mod manual locks for use with keyless entry
  12. Tool Box
  13. Tonneau Cover
  14. Tow package
  15. Get a winch(maybe)

(I'll be updating the list as time goes on)

UPDATE (3/19/09)

Ok, so i washed it, removed the pin stripes, and decided to do my first flex ever. lol.


UPDATE (2/11/09):

The tires (replaced rear)




Kinda hard to tell but there's LED lights in there...I probably should have taken a pic before I put em in...oh well.


UPDATE (2/7/09):

Alas! the strobes are done...what a pain in the ***...ENJOY! (video last).

I used one of those fancy switches with the cap tht you flip up, then flick!


Strobes and blue light (thinking about getting a bar light next..this ones too short.


ok so here's the video...for some reason the camera made it look like the strobes weren't really...strobbie...but trust me they are, infact i got to test em out about an hour ago on my way to a dwelling call..BS, but fun lol.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...10889515&hl=en
(can't figure out how to embed the video)

UPDATE (2/6/09):

Here's what I was able to accomplish today...not as much as I wanted to, but at least the strobe lights are mounted...can't use em yet...but hey, tomorrow is another day.

Ok the strobes are installed in the grill, kind of concealed...like a cop lol.


UPDATE (2/5/09):

Ok so I took some interior pics after finishing up the maglite clip mod and the extinguisher mod...also snaped a shot of the Pioneer head unit, enjoy!

Pioneer DEH-4600MP (did this like the 3rd day I had the truck)


The extinguisher mod (completed 2/5/09)


The maglite mod (completed 2/5/09)

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That's quite the list, I look forward to updated info and pics as you finish projects. Have fun.
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Ok, so I decided that I'd make this thread for myself and anyone else who would like to track my progress in making my truck less stocky...I'll be listing things I plan on doing, taking many pictures, asking opinions, so on and so forth.

So far I've replaced the stock speakers with some Pioneer TS-G6842R speakers (got them on eBay..also had to mod them so I could use the plug from the stock speakers...warranty voided..lol), threw in my head unit from my first car (Pioneer DEH-4600MP), and threw my blue light in the window...that's all so far. I'll get some pics in here once I get home from work so be patient!

To Do List:
  1. Install Maglite & clips as well as fire extinguisher--installing today
  2. Install & mod grill strobes--Hopefully finish this weekend
  3. New gauge cover thing (white-glows blue/red)--on its way here!
  4. New tires...one set for winter one for every other season--researching
  5. Flow Master Super 44 muffler (or super 40 not sure)
  6. Cold air intake
  7. Tow package
  8. Get a winch(maybe)

(I'll be updating the list as time goes on)
where did you find the maglite clips?
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Ace hardware
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Fleet farm has them too.
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Don't waste your money on 2 sets of tires. Just get one good set of All Terrains (cough BF Goodrich couch).
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Don't waste your money on 2 sets of tires. Just get one good set of All Terrains (cough BF Goodrich couch).
Yea i was looking at them...do they have cheaper ones that handle well in snow...even if iv got a 2wd?
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Go super 44.
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oook....so i finished the maglite and fire extinguisher mod...check the pics above..also added new item to the list...yeaap.
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just bought some maglite clips yesterday while i was at ace hardware. debating on where to mount mine, im almost thinking on the passenger side, on the trans tunnel
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I like shane's idea of sticking it on the 4th door plastic pillar
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for tires a cheaper bfg that is really good is the general grabber at 2. there 116 for a 265/70R16

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Grabber+AT+2
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I like shane's idea of sticking it on the 4th door plastic pillar
I have a regular cab...sooo yea lol
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for tires a cheaper bfg that is really good is the general grabber at 2. there 116 for a 265/70R16

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Grabber+AT+2
The side walls aren't as strong as the BFGs though. Tread is closer together as well
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The side walls aren't as strong as the BFGs though. Tread is closer together as well
yea i think i may go with BFGs...but i still have to check walmart...im friggin cheap lol
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yea i think i may go with BFGs...but i still have to check walmart...im friggin cheap lol
I've gotten my last 2 sets of BF's at Sams and Bj's. They install, give a road hazzard warranty and will rotate and balance every 5,000 all included in the price. When I got mine in Nov. '08 I paid around $800 (sux having that 16inch rim) at BJ's.
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I've gotten my last 2 sets of BF's at Sams and Bj's. They install, give a road hazzard warranty and will rotate and balance every 5,000 all included in the price. When I got mine in Nov. '08 I paid around $800 (sux having that 16inch rim) at BJ's.
Screw Sams and BJ's go to Costco. Coming up in the beginning of March we should have another sale. Probably $80 off of a set of 4. We are not sure exact dates or details but thats when we are due for our next sale.
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Screw Sams and BJ's go to Costco. Coming up in the beginning of March we should have another sale. Probably $80 off of a set of 4. We are not sure exact dates or details but thats when we are due for our next sale.
I'm guessing you work there?...think u can hook me up with a membership?

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Mounted Strobes

Ok, so the only thing I accomplished to day was the mounting of the strobes...I was kinda disappointed that I didn't get to wire them, but hey tomorrow is another day...and when it's finished I'm gonna like...**** a brick...if it works out well enough lol.
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are you a fire fighter? i like the mag lite on the pass trans tunnel idea tho. i just have no idea how to mount it there.
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are you a fire fighter? i like the mag lite on the pass trans tunnel idea tho. i just have no idea how to mount it there.
yeap i am a firefighter...and all you need to do is buy maglite clips from like Ace Hardware and screw them right in (screws are included)
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I'm guessing you work there?...think u can hook me up with a membership?
No but with that coupon the membership will pay for itself the first time you use it. Then use it through out the year and it will be well worth it. If you buy a gallon of milk a week it will pay itself off.
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oooooooook...strobes are complete!
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I like shane's idea of sticking it on the 4th door plastic pillar
heck yes. what about my under the center console lid location for the minimag?
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your stock air intake is a cold air intake. buying an aftermarket one is a waste of money with a stock engine, and a stock tune.
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