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Old 07-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Aside from my dumb self putting the shim in backwards the first time around and having to flip it around after I took it for a test ride, it was a pretty easy and straight-forward install. No big surprises to speak of.

Having been in modified diesels for the last 12 years, this is my first venture back into a gas engine and so far, I'm loving this truck. Only mods so far are the bumper grill, the bed cover and the lowering shackle/shim kit.

It's killing me not to mod the snot out of the engine, but I've got a warranty to think about now.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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Looks great! Sure so miss my red 03, color just pops!!

Other simple, cheap and warranty friendly mods are.

*Remove EcoBoost Emblem
*Cut Factory Antenna
*Install a 5.0 Drivers Side Bumper Pad
*Remove exhaust tip, cut 8-10" off tailpipe and reinstall tip.
*Mirror Reflector Delete
*Rear Wheel Liners

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Truck looks really good! I have a set of Belltech shackles on the way also. I didnt order the shims though. Im wondering if i am going to need them. I had some shackles on my 2010 and didnt use shims. Guess ill find out after the install...
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I didnt use shims on my 07 and the Chassis Tech shackles netted me 2.5" drop, no vibration at all.

OP, your truck looks great! After seeing your pics, I need to get me some fender flares!!
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I will be getting new black and red badges and taking the Ecoboost badge off.

Well well liners are next on the list. I've seen the shorty antennas, but I've read the reception with the HD Radio is terrible. Since the only station I listen to is on HD Radio, I don't want to lose that.

I knew before I got to 10 mph I had put the shims in backwards...terrible vibration. Shook the whole truck.
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Def looks better...now it just needs to be lower!
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Aside from my dumb self putting the shim in backwards the first time around and having to flip it around after I took it for a test ride, it was a pretty easy and straight-forward install. No big surprises to speak of.

Having been in modified diesels for the last 12 years, this is my first venture back into a gas engine and so far, I'm loving this truck. Only mods so far are the bumper grill, the bed cover and the lowering shackle/shim kit.

It's killing me not to mod the snot out of the engine, but I've got a warranty to think about now.
Looks great. Wish I could get it done myself but my local shop says not to because of that vibration
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Once i put the shim in the right way, the vibration is gone. Feel just like it did from the factory.
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The truck looks good bud. That red looks really nice. I was debating on the red or the black onyx myself. I went with the black. I like the lowered look. Very nice.
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Once i put the shim in the right way, the vibration is gone. Feel just like it did from the factory.
Can u send me the exact part numbers for the shackles and shims u used ? Thanks
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