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Old 01-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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New to the site, figured I would start my build thread on what all I will be doing to my 1997 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 4.6L V8 This thread will show what all I have done and it is also for you all to comment on what you think I should do. Here is my truck when I first got it in the Spring of 2012
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The first update I did to the truck was add Westin E-Series Nerf Bars. Picture will come soon, it is not uploading

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Westin E-Series Nerf Bars
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After the Nerf Bars, I went and got Flowmaster muffler and tips and had my local shop run it out behind rear tire. Once again, picture will not load

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Flowmast Exhaust with Tip
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Clean truck, you should crank your torsion bars so she sits level.
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Clean truck, you should crank your torsion bars so she sits level.
Thanks man! But yeah, I have a whole list of I want to do. People say you need aftermarket keys, is this necessary or can you crank on your stock keys?
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Thanks man! But yeah, I have a whole list of I want to do. People say you need aftermarket keys, is this necessary or can you crank on your stock keys?
You can get level on stock keys, I wish I had tried it with mine first before I bought the kit.
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nice truck!!
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You can get level on stock keys, I wish I had tried it with mine first before I bought the kit.
I know you can lift it a certain amount with stock keys and aftermarket keys allow you to crank higher. But I would get better keys and rear blocks for the rear to add about 2 or 3 inches all around
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