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How easy is it to take the doors off? Plans for tube doors or cutting up other doors to make half doors?
you need to drill out the current door pins then enlarge the holes on the hinges to 1/2" and put removable pins in there. fairly easy to remove and put back on once its done. I told Mike i was going to do it and he's gotten it done before me lol
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Looking good. I have that same broom
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Old 07-09-2013
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There are probably a few threads on the subject but are the Explorer Spring direct fit and how much lift do you get ?

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the are a direct fit and I usually people get 1-3 inches of lift. I put mine on and took out my 2" block and stayed about the same hight.

How easy is it to take the doors off? Plans for tube doors or cutting up other doors to make half doors?
They are a direct fit as far as length but I did need to use different bolts. I just reused the ones that were on the expo leafs. They lifted the assend up about 2" which is exactly what I wanted. They seem to ride smoother as well.

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you need to drill out the current door pins then enlarge the holes on the hinges to 1/2" and put removable pins in there. fairly easy to remove and put back on once its done. I told Mike i was going to do it and he's gotten it done before me lol
Thats cus you're too busy being a kewn and looking at F350s.

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Old 07-09-2013
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Also I am serious about getting a new bumper right now. I like the look of the C4x4 bumper but are there any alternatives out there? I cant seem to find much. RLC looks decent but cant find any good pics of one installed on a late model.
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personally.. after learning and getting into all this prerunner ****, always cheaper to buy steel or tubing and have it fabricated through a friend if possible.
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Old 08-09-2013
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Painted the valance. Look soooooo much better. Door handles, mirrors, other things soon too come.




Also I am working with a guy on a few new bumper designs right now. Think ill be going with a tube bumper. Hope to have it done soon!
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The difference two years makes.

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Nice job Mike, the truck is badass.
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Thanks guys!
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Old 08-30-2013
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So what's everyone's opinion on the BTF mid travel kit?
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So what's everyone's opinion on the BTF mid travel kit?
You will be much much lower.
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You will be much much lower.
I realize this but I would also be getting glass.
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I realize this but I would also be getting glass.
Well I'd hope so I have never heard anything bad about the kit, I've seen one work in person at the f-r-f meet a while back in fresno and it looked good. I was going faster than he was around the track, and I couldn't tell how smooth it was because I wasn't riding shotgun. Looked nice though
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Man... I have a bunch of updates I need to get up here. Jk I haven't done ****.
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let me get that grille
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Any idea why my truck occasionally loses power? I'll be driving fine, stop for gas then it struggles to hold 75. Still runs fine but it feels like im pulling a load or something. the mpg take a dive also. It will randomly go back to normal too. It's not consistent.
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looked back over your thread, got some questions, are you using stock uca's? and what shocks are you running both fron and rear?
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Any idea why my truck occasionally loses power? I'll be driving fine, stop for gas then it struggles to hold 75. Still runs fine but it feels like im pulling a load or something. the mpg take a dive also. It will randomly go back to normal too. It's not consistent.
check for a bad plug.
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Just spent $1358.09 fixing it. **** this truck. Full size mod here I come.
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What was the issue?
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What was the issue?
Clutch ltr'd
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Gotcha. I didn't quite follow what was going on, I just really like the looks of his truck. (another reason I'm double lifting)
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