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Seb's '08 FX4 Build Thread

Started stock lookin like this..

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Then came a torsion bar crank (2.5")

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Then painted the stock chrome mirror caps black

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Added an AAL (2.5")

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Tonneau cover (went on and off all the time)

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Took the side steps off

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Made some duals..

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Had some stereo equipment for a few months

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Bought some 265 AT's
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Painted a few things on the truck to make it look better (snap frame, between tailgate and bumper, rear-end to get the rusty look out)

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Bought a Mile Marker PE8000 Winch

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Installed the 8000lbs winch

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Painted the stock rims Black

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And Tinted the tails lights right after that

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More to come...
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nice man i really like what you have done with your truck
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thanks man
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looking good Seb! was it a ***** to get the hitch mounted?
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thats the kinda of truck i want. it's a downright sexy truck man.
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its looking good man. what else you got planned for it?
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Those rims look sick painted black. I would have got em powder coated though.
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The hitch was actually really easy to mount. Put it behing the front cross member (had to take the tow hooks out though :( I just cut it to size, drilled 2 holes to match with the tow hook holes, and put it Grade 8 bolts. So when I pull something, the frame is holding the hitch from going anywhere.

Thanks Logan, I appreciate it!

Spilly - Planning on a BL, getting the rims powder coated for winter use, and new rims for summer (15" this time).

Paseries - It's planned!
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looks good man!
how did you mount that winch to the bumper?
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its on a hitch mounted out front haha
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oh,, I missed that part. I saw him talking about the hitch and just assumed it was the back. haha.
Front reciever hitchers are sweet! espcially when they have a tow ring in them! i want one
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Ya tthose look wicked! But I like having a winch in it more lol I'll prob put a tow ring in the back though
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Here are some sketchy shots of how my winch mount is

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Also decided to repaint my rims and mirror caps

Rims before, black but beat to hell because of the trip to rausch creek, and I took the weights off


Now, painted them to match as close as possible to the two tone, gotta get a good pic to show the color
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Mirror caps, they were just primered before
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How it looks now
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Also decided to paint my drums and calipers black
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It's looking pretty good these days. Do you leave the winch in all the time?
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Yep, have a cover, never put in on, and watch everyones faces when they see it lol
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Got the fuel filter changed and rear brakes serviced at work today (Ford) since I just hit 60,000km. Paid 20$ for the filter, and gave my buddy 40$ to teach me how to do it all. Pretty darn simple if you ask me lol

Next up is tranny flush (either full flush or fluid and filter change), as well as flushing the front and rear diffs, but before that is front rotors and pads.... So no mods or a little while... Oh ya, need a new filter for the intake
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truck looks good man
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I like how about tint?
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i really like those rims in black
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Tint will be done in the front after all the maintenance stuff is out of the way, gonna go with 20% to match the rear.

Rims are now DSG, don't know which one I like most lol
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Are you planning to get your wheels rebalanced? Because it looks like you took your weights off and it cant be good to be driving around with unbalanced wheels. You can get weights that instead of clipping onto the rim of each side, they stick onto the inner wall of the wheel so they don't show at all.
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Looks great better with the lift and tires!
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Trucks looking good man!
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Ya I'll be rebanlancing my wheels at work when I have a chance.

Just got a new cone for the intake. Old one was getting dirty
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why don't you just tint the front windows yourself? Its easy and cheap.
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