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I saw you post somewhere else about the tow hooks. forget them, weld in a hitch up front. that bumper looks way better than the stepside one haha

now it needs tint
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I saw you post somewhere else about the tow hooks. forget them, weld in a hitch up front. that bumper looks way better than the stepside one haha

now it needs tint
Thanks Pedro, and I really want to do the front hitch its soooo badass! especially with a beast d ring. I just need some more info to go off of. Any insight is appreciated lol.

As for the tint. if I don't pay to have that done professionally that is surely something I would F-up. If you wanna help me do the fronts i'm game. First I gotta get my rims and tires. I'm thinking the Ion Alloy 174's in 15x8 with the Grabber Red Letters in 33x12.50.
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Thanks Pedro, and I really want to do the front hitch its soooo badass! especially with a beast d ring. I just need some more info to go off of. Any insight is appreciated lol.

As for the tint. if I don't pay to have that done professionally that is surely something I would F-up. If you wanna help me do the fronts i'm game. First I gotta get my rims and tires. I'm thinking the Ion Alloy 174's in 15x8 with the Grabber Red Letters in 33x12.50.
wheels and tires are a must lol. the hitch is easy, just get any straight bar hitch (i've used a chevy 1500 hitch both times) and then cut it down to size and weld it in between the frame rails and onto the weak front cross member. I don't mind helping do the fronts. tint is $20 too so its not bad
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Old 08-25-2012
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traded my stepside bumper for this one. It's in awesome condition and has no dents which was killing me about the other one. Just painted the plastic, which was also gray.

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That truck is minus the half bedlined rockers and that actually has bumpers. lol
I missed that one big time. lol.
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Old 08-28-2012
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got my spray on today, still gotta do the leaves and drums but did a ton. lots of sanding and wire brushing
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Old 08-29-2012
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Looks good. Need step bars to cover the frame.
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Looks good. Need step bars to cover the frame.
Yea i ran out of paint haha, I have to paint those and put them back on.
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Finally got them. 33x12.50 bfgoodrich at's on 15 inch ion alloy 174s



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Looking good.
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i like those wheels a lot. looks good.
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i like those wheels a lot. looks good.
thanks guys!

I had a little rubbing when i went for my first drive so i pulled over into a parking lot to check it out. turns out i rubbed on my drivers side fender flair (right on the corner), and the front valence on both sides. After a quick few snips with the nippers, zero rubbing. even at full lock going over a small bump, and in reverse.
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Just finished up painting the running boards and putting them back on


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Old 09-04-2012
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Fix your bumpers.
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The new tires and rims look good.

Where’s the new bumper ?

The front one will need to be painter red too.
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Old 09-10-2012
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The new tires and rims look good.

Where’s the new bumper ?

The front one will need to be painter red too.
The other rear bumper is painted and ready to go on but i'm still waiting on my hitch so im waiting for that to put it on.

And i know my rear bumper is wack but whats wrong with the front? Lol looks fine to me.
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Old 09-13-2012
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The gap on the passenger is smaller then the gap on the driver. By the fender, the corner.
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Old 09-16-2012
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cut and re-welded the hitch for the body lift.



Finally put the new edge bumper on I got from Grev, I just painted the plastic gloss black.



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Old 10-14-2012
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cranked the torsion bars to get about an inch more up front and made some rear gap guards out of an old treadmill belt.

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First coat of Duplicolor Bed Armor with Kevlar

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nice. doing the tailgate?
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i"m only doing a small part of it. I have a nice plastic cover for it that screws on so i'm just gonna put that back on.
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Looks good! How many coats do you have to put on?
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Old 10-22-2012
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I did two but i feel like three would be the best. I still have a good amount left over so i might end up throwing another on. says in the instructions for two or more if necessary. guess it depends on how heavy you lay it on.
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