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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

Guys, in case you havent seen it, I finally picked up a PSD. It wasnt exactly what I was looking for, but I think it will fit the bill nicely. I bought it from a member on here for a good price, and have already gotten the mod stuff started. Just gonna put all this out here, and I'll update this thread along the way to show the progress of the truck as it takes shape. Look for plenty of questions along the way:

EDIT: I didnt even add a picture, or tell you anything about the truck! It's an early 99 F350 SRW 4x2 - was completely stock, save for a K&N with 226K on the clock. As of today, it has over 228, and thats only been a few weeks, haha.

The only pic I have for now...


Here are the plans: (in no certain order)
MPG/Maintenance first:
-4" MBRP Turboback (on order)
-ISSPRO EV gauge setup (on order)
-Fluid/filter changes
-Any other suggestions?

Cosmetics:
-Wheels: 17's or 18's not sure which wheel I'll wind up with
-Drop: Blocks and shackles first, then move on to a 3/5
-tinted tails/brake light, tinted park lights, then HD stuf
-4500K HID's (DDMTUNING)
-Painted mirrors, grille and bumpers
-Re-tint the windows as dark as I can get away with, lol

Interior:
-Alpine CDA-9855 Headunit
-Memphis Performance Reference Series Coaxials, then later components
-Image Dynamics IDQ 10.2 Subwoofer in a slot ported box
-Not sure about Ampage

Randoms:
-Either painting my small in-box toolbox black, or adding a full length black box - gonna go in-bed here too.
-Amber strobes (I'm in the towing/recovery business)
-5th wheel hitch
-Hard-wired power inverter
-Two tone paint: either Black/white, or red/white

I think that's it for now... Will edit this as plans change, lol

What do you guys think? Anything else I should add/change?

Thanks!
-Michael
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Re: Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

Yeah, you could add a picture Good luck, with the build up.

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Re: Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

haha, was just fixing that!

am I the only one who really HATES the stock wheels? Might do something cheap liek paint between the spokes black, and leave the flat parts cleared/polished looking.
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Re: Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

The wheels you have now aren't bad! I'd upgrade to 05 headlights if you're going to go HID anyway.

What are you going to do to lower the front? Some gasser springs out of a junkyard might drop you an inch or so, and taking out the block from the rear should be good for two.


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Re: Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

that's probably where I'll start, drop-wise. There's a '00 F250 XL V10 that's in the local JY and I've already pulled the grille off of, and will probably be pulling the bumpers to paint, later. I might just do the blocks for now on the rear, to get it closer to level.

Wanna hear something funny? My roomate has the engine in his mustang! Its not finished yet, but I'm looking forward to the conclusion of that project.

Only reason I'm contemplating the wheel change is that I'm about in need of tires, and I cant see spending that kinda cake on tires, when I could find a set of bigger/nicer used wheels and tires for not much more.

HD's with HID's is def gonna be in the future, lol.

Trying to decide whether I wanna go with chrome or black wheels... *scratches chin* Maybe two tone?

Decisions!
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Either one looks good with white. Depends on how you go with everything else. I'm sure you saw Budro's white CCSB in "Pics Of Lowered 2wd's). That is more of a truck leaning towards chrome/white. But I see lots of trucks that go white/black and look awesome too... It's all about preferance.

I don't think I've seen many white/black lowered trucks with black wheels come to think about it...


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Yeah, I saw it... If I go chrome wheels, I'd rather go with chrome (regular) ;05 style lights, and either tint the rears, or some red LED tails.

I know the white/chrome is the classy (and more popular) choice, but I like bein a little different sometimes. I plan to make it stand out in the crowd, but still be presentable to customers when needed. I think the White/Black/Polished look will turn out nice, but it's gonna take time.
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Pull the Emblems, the side trim down the doors, paint the mirrors and door handles to match, pull the steps off(unless you're a midget), stick a smooth painted to match wiper cowl. Billet wiper arms and a shorter billet antenna. Skip buying a painted to match rear bumper and get a roll pan and a hidden hitch.

I could keep going if you would like lol... I used to build/drive show trucks.

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Pull the Emblems, the side trim down the doors, paint the mirrors and door handles to match, pull the steps off(unless you're a midget), stick a smooth painted to match wiper cowl. Billet wiper arms and a shorter billet antenna. Skip buying a painted to match rear bumper and get a roll pan and a hidden hitch.

I could keep going if you would like lol... I used to build/drive show trucks.
HAHA. I gave him a similar list the other day.


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Re: Plans for the new (to me) truck - Questions?

definitely go with 05 headlights on it, and get rid of the trim on the rocker panels. and ditch the k&n.

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