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Old 08-05-2012
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Mike's aka "Mcleary316" 2004 Build Thread

I really should have made a thread a long time ago but havent soooo here we go. I have owned my truck for 3 years now so I have done a lot to it so far.
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The day I brought it home



For some reason I thought it was a good idea to put in my own fog lights it...



Not long after I got myself a pair of HIDs from eBay. Lucky for me they actually don't suck like most of them do.



The next thing I got was cat-back duals with a flowmaster 40.


I went for a while without doing anything and then decided I needed some different rims.


My next project was at the end of last summer. 3 inch body lift!



The latest big project was the Expo 8.8 swap I did last christmas.





The last mod I did was to add a hitch receiver.
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Who da ---- is Mike?
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looking good man!
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Nice build so far.
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THanks guys! Got some big plans coming up if you catch my drift
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Reppin that skyline tshirt. Gotta love 3 ways or coneys
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Reppin that skyline tshirt. Gotta love 3 ways or coneys
Yeah yeah! 3 ways all day! Haha
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Spindles, and coils next. Looks good.
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I got a few presents in the mail today!! :)

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Whats the torque specs on Ubolts? Like 75-100 ft-lbs right? I have an explorer axel btw
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Got my lift bocks and rear shocks on!



Its got a rake for now haha.



Also put Buggmans 3rd brake light on.
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spindles ASAP!
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spindles ASAP!
I know I know! I'm just a little scared of them lol
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they are heavy beasts haha but easy to install
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Well I'm more scared of doing the ball joints honestly. The spindles seem pretty straight forward.
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I'm more of a Gold Star man myself.
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I'm more of a Gold Star man myself.
Gold star is ok. Nice change of pace sometimes. Wish we had them in Kansas.
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Well I'm more scared of doing the ball joints honestly. The spindles seem pretty straight forward.
We did my lower ball joints using a rented balljoint press and im not going to lie it sucked. Ours came with no instructions but after some messing around we were able to figure it out, it just took a lot of work. Definitely doable though, and once one side was done the other was twice as fast/easy for obvious reasons.
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