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Old 03-31-2014, 05:41 PM   #22291
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Remove the bug guard and steps, and fix the rust.
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Here's my '97 F150 4x4, 4.6 with a 5 spd stick. I turned the torsion screws up to the allowed 24.25", nothing in the back - but might raise that up another 2 inches with blocks. Right torsion screw was turned up higher than the left to maintain the 24.25" measurement on that side, no issues with the alignment afterward. I understand this is pretty normal. 17x9 Rockstars with -12 offset/4.5" back spacing. Picked up a really used set of BFG 315x70x17s ($100 for all 4) and found that they fit great - no cutting or trimming needed. Tonneau cover and step bars off Ebay. Home fabbed grill mod. Typical midwest rocker rust, did some fab work on the Nerf bars to the frame and now they are even more solid than before. Might put a brush guard on it and I think that's about it.
You do have a nice truck...a brush guard or bull bar would look good on your truck. Any headlights will work just as long as they are not the factory
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You do have a nice truck...a brush guard or bull bar would look good on your truck. Any headlights will work just as long as they are not the factory
Definitely wouldn't say that at all. One piece projectors and pretty much anything with LED rings or strips will burn out pretty fast after some weather. Lightning or Harley lights are the best looking and performing lights available for these trucks.
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If you drive highway often, keep the bug shield or it will end up like my wife's Tahoe with chips all over the hood. Evidently no one else on here likes the practicality of a bug shield. I have it more for stones than bugs and have a lot less chips!! Since I got mine lifted I could probably get away with it.
I would decide if you want chrome or black so either go chrome wheels and bull bar or get black steps. The problem with black is it starts to rust so fast and I'm a chrome guy cuz like the shine that stands out on those bright sunny days but all my buddy's are black accents now and it looks good to
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Definitely wouldn't say that at all. One piece projectors and pretty much anything with LED rings or strips will burn out pretty fast after some weather. Lightning or Harley lights are the best looking and performing lights available for these trucks.
I had mine for over two years and working just fine...of course when a lady hit me in passenger front end, I made sure her insurance paid for the $320 spiders...look just like the cheaper ones I had but much brighter and I really like the blue strip across the bottom...and I don't want to have the same heads as everyone else
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If you drive highway often, keep the bug shield or it will end up like my wife's Tahoe with chips all over the hood. Evidently no one else on here likes the practicality of a bug shield. I have it more for stones than bugs and have a lot less chips!! Since I got mine lifted I could probably get away with it.
I would decide if you want chrome or black so either go chrome wheels and bull bar or get black steps. The problem with black is it starts to rust so fast and I'm a chrome guy cuz like the shine that stands out on those bright sunny days but all my buddy's are black accents now and it looks good to
They do protect it some, but not really enough to justify the huge hit the looks of the truck takes from it. I took mine off a month after I bought it 3, nearly 4 years ago and to date I don't have any rock or bug chips. And I lived on the same dirt road as the county rock quarry so there were dump trucks passing me and in front of me all the time. They key is not to tailgate them lol.
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I had mine for over two years and working just fine...of course when a lady hit me in passenger front end, I made sure her insurance paid for the $320 spiders...look just like the cheaper ones I had but much brighter and I really like the blue strip across the bottom...and I don't want to have the same heads as everyone else
All the F-15DY boys run halos like that lol they're not really THAT unique.
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I definitely agree with Browning on this one. I ran the one piece projectors on my old 97 for a while and they absolutely sucked. They didn't even fit in the grille right, which in turn, made it where I couldn't even use the high beams. Not to mention their light output was just terrible in the first place from my experience. I couldn't adjust them and they were just a waste of money in my case. I woke up eventually, saw the light and bought a set of clear lightning headlights. Then a miracle happened, I could see at night again! haha
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I definitely agree with Browning on this one. I ran the one piece projectors on my old 97 for a while and they absolutely sucked. They didn't even fit in the grille right, which in turn, made it where I couldn't even use the high beams. Not to mention their light output was just terrible in the first place from my experience. I couldn't adjust them and they were just a waste of money in my case. I woke up eventually, saw the light and bought a set of clear lightning headlights. Then a miracle happened, I could see at night again! haha
You must have had the cheapo's cuz i can easily light up a field with mine...mine would fit perfect if it wasn't for the aftermarket crap parts the insurance company's make you put on when you get in an accident even when it's the other persons fault..I don't know why I would need brighter heads as bright as mine are...I get flashed at all the time when people think my highs are on but it's always my low beams especially when my fog lights are on to
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