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Old 01-13-2018, 08:07 PM
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Well, this is my 5th build thread I've made on this forum after my 2010, 2012, 2014 and oh the other 2014.

This one will be for my 2016 XLT Sport Screw 4x4. After selling my 2014 FX4 while house shopping I spent about 7 months in a 2013 Mustang GT, had my fun, built the car and then sold it because I had to be back in another truck. Set out looking for a used 2015-2017 sport 4x4 in blue flame. Thankfully my wife works at a dealership and I had a few salesman on the lookout. This was traded on a Friday and I bought it on Saturday. All they did was put it through the certified pre own inspection and brought it out before it had even been cleaned up. I had not seen any pics yet so I was a little disappointed when it showed up with the Lariat PVD wheels instead of the factory sport 20's like the window sticker stated but that's easily changed.

The truck showed up with half a golden retriever still in the back floor and seat but other than that it was really clean. Didn't bother me as I detail cars on the side, I just asked that the lot boys vacuum out as much as they could.

I don't have many pics yet as it got ridiculously cold the weekend after buying the truck so it's covered in salt and ice.

Plans:
Paint correction
Remove bed decals
Removed air dam
Tint windows
Leveling Kit
Painted emblems
Wheels/Tires, 34 or 35" tires. Currently searching for factory sport 20's
Exhaust-Undecided
Headlights-Undecided. Either anzo's w/HID, custom painted factory w/ led's or full retro fit.
Tail lights-Tinted or candy red the clear/chrome strip
led's in tag lights, cargo, and reverse
Led fog lights-either Diode dynamics or XB's.
led light bar or hood mounted cubes....maybe both
Stereo-Pac kit with 7" screen, single 10" sub
Tune-Not sure from who yet
I'm sure there will be more






2.25" ready lift leveling kit will be installed next Friday to correct the horrible rake. As measured right now the rear is 2.75" higher. This will make my need for bigger tires even worse. If I can't find any sport wheels soon I will probably just throw some 35x11.50's or 295/60's on the PVD wheels and maybe "dip" them a gloss dark grey or black as a temporary solution.

Quick note: As some of you may remember or those I've kept up with during my mustang hiatus I had extensive shoulder surgery in February 17 and then was in a pretty bad car accident on duty (was t-boned) on 8/17 and tore both shoulders. Basically, my wrenching days are behind me so this build will be a lot slower than others. Happy to be back

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Congrats on the new truck, I wish I had some Sport wheels to exchange for those PVD beauties..lol
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Yikes! Shoulder injuries are such a pain! But both! Thatís hell! - Welcome back! and look forward too seeing what you do 👍🏼
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Thanks guys.

Picked up these today, so it's a start in the right direction.


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That truck looks incredible. The mods your planning sound sweet as well! Have any plans for more types of electronics on the inside? I.e. dash cam, GPS, media, security trackers etc?
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That truck looks incredible. The mods your planning sound sweet as well! Have any plans for more types of electronics on the inside? I.e. dash cam, GPS, media, security trackers etc?
Thank you.

I like the idea of a dash cam and may end up with one down the road. Otherwise, other than the stereo upgrade I haven't given anything else much thought.
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Wow, that is a gorgeous truck.
Congrats and enjoy.
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Well, Im in for another one! This one sounds mild but should be fun to watch!
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Wow, that is a gorgeous truck.
Congrats and enjoy.
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Well, Im in for another one! This one sounds mild but should be fun to watch!
Grab a seat and enjoy the ride lol. It always starts off in my head as mild but rarely ends that way.
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Ok, so I know I said it will be slow but I already ordered some Nitto Ridge Grapplers today in the 35x11.50 flavor. So Friday the leveling kit goes on and Saturday I'll stop by discount tire to have the new wheels and tires mounted.
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