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Old 12-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Installed the Smittybilt Predator today, took about 45 minutes by myself with frozen hands. It's hard to tell from the pics, but the driver's side is about 3/8's of an inch higher than the passenger side, so I plan on shimming it down with a steel plate. Cool thing about the Predator is that I get to keep my tow hooks! I love it, now I need some lights for it. I can only imagine if I never found the F150 sites how different my truck would look and sound, and how much more $$$ I'd have, LOL! The topper is on my truck for the winter months, in the spring I'll be putting my Access tonneau cover back on. Please let me know what you think Click the image to open in full size.
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That's sweet! I like it. Maybe put two lights on it?? Don't have to worry about deer now lol
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Installed the Smittybilt Predator today, took about 45 minutes by myself with frozen hands. It's hard to tell from the pics, but the driver's side is about 3/8's of an inch higher than the passenger side, so I plan on shimming it down with a steel plate. Cool thing about the Predator is that I get to keep my tow hooks! I love it, now I need some lights for it. I can only imagine if I never found the F150 sites how different my truck would look and sound, and how much more $$$ I'd have, LOL! The topper is on my truck for the winter months, in the spring I'll be putting my Access tonneau cover back on. Please let me know what you think
Here's my truck when I first bought her in May of 2010....
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And how she looks today....
Take a look at the hella black magics i think they would look good on that black smittybilt does that come in stainless?
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Take a look at the hella black magics i think they would look good on that black smittybilt does that come in stainless?
I will, thanks. I have no clue about lights, this'll give me a start.
The Predators were available in chrome also, but they've been discontinued for quite a few years, why I'm not sure. If someone ever decided to start making them again they would sell like crazy!
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I know they're discontinued but Is there anywhere you can still get them I want one really bad?
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I know they're discontinued but Is there anywhere you can still get them I want one really bad?
I found this one on Craigslist about a week ago and picked it up the other night. All I can tell you is keep searching!!!
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I found this one on Craigslist about a week ago and picked it up the other night. All I can tell you is keep searching!!!
I'll keep looking around I would love to have one and keeping my tow hooks is a necessity so this would be perfect.
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I'll keep looking around I would love to have one and keeping my tow hooks is a necessity so this would be perfect.
Just a tip, if you've never tried it use SearchTempest to search all of Craigslist, it's a handy tool! You can cover however big of an area that you want, good luck!
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what kind of grill is that? and what size tires you running?
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what kind of grill is that? and what size tires you running?
That's an FX2 grille that I found on Ebay. I scuffed it up, sprayed it with adhesion promoter and then hit it with 5 nice light even coats of Krylon Fusion spray paint. I love the look of the FX2 grilles!
The tires are 275/60/20
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