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Old 12-14-2016, 03:43 PM
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Can't wait to see how this one comes together. Why didn't you swap the wheels and tires on the trucks and keep your fuels?
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:16 PM
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Can't wait to see how this one comes together. Why didn't you swap the wheels and tires on the trucks and keep your fuels?
I can't either. I hate having a truck payment, it takes up a lot of money that I could've been using for truck parts. Lol

I'm pretty sure that was part of how I got my $7000 trade in value. Plus, I was needing new tires on them, and the 35's would've rubbed everything since there's no level yet, and I haven't spread the crash bars... Those crash bars really change the whole way of tire fitment, can't really just hack stuff out anymore. Lol

I still haven't gotten a chance to go get a quote on my exhaust work. I think I'll put that off until next year. Got one more payment to get my Discover paid off, then I'll need two payments on my Visa. After that the only debt I'll have is the truck.
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I can't either. I hate having a truck payment, it takes up a lot of money that I could've been using for truck parts. Lol

I'm pretty sure that was part of how I got my $7000 trade in value. Plus, I was needing new tires on them, and the 35's would've rubbed everything since there's no level yet, and I haven't spread the crash bars... Those crash bars really change the whole way of tire fitment, can't really just hack stuff out anymore. Lol

I still haven't gotten a chance to go get a quote on my exhaust work. I think I'll put that off until next year. Got one more payment to get my Discover paid off, then I'll need two payments on my Visa. After that the only debt I'll have is the truck.
Being debt free is a wonderful feeling, good on ya for getting those knocked out! Truck looks good, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:50 PM
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Being debt free is a wonderful feeling, good on ya for getting those knocked out! Truck looks good, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Thank ya! My Discover got crazy when I had to put a new trans in my last truck. Pretty much maxed it, and depleted my checking account. So I opened the Visa so I could buy groceries and such. So at least it's not that I went on a spending spree of stuff I didn't need.

There's a few things I need to goto the dealer and see if they'll fix, but I'm skeptical because per Ford's warranty you've got a week to notice fitment issues with trim interior, so I may have to do it myself.
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I hear you on the payments and right now I won't do it lol! If I don't have the cash for it I don't need it. What's the whole deal with these crash bars? Isn't it just a bracket that goes to the bumper?
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:56 PM
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I hear you on the payments and right now I won't do it lol! If I don't have the cash for it I don't need it. What's the whole deal with these crash bars? Isn't it just a bracket that goes to the bumper?
Exactly. Haha. I hate financing anything because I don't like owing anyone.

They're basically a hollow, steel, boxed bar that follows (roughly) the contour of the front bumper and then the rear of the fender well. They are made of the same steel as the frame (to my knowledge), and help immensely in a slight overlap crash as it diverts some force away from the engine bay, and will help keep the front wheels out of the cab. To see a good comparison of exactly how well they work check out crash tests on a 2015 between the supercrew and the supercab. The supercab didn't have crash bars until 2016 models, for some reason Ford found them unnecessary. And to my knowledge I believe they're STILL not on regular cab trucks.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/zGAF2Fmfx2A

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Old 12-15-2016, 08:53 AM
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Oh wow that's a huge difference in the way they hold up. I hear everybody always saying they trimmed the crash bars and then people getting mad and I hadn't looked into it because I just assumed it was a bracket from the bumper to the frame.
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Oh wow that's a huge difference in the way they hold up. I hear everybody always saying they trimmed the crash bars and then people getting mad and I hadn't looked into it because I just assumed it was a bracket from the bumper to the frame.
Yeah it's a pretty major safety feature. When I first saw them I thought the bars were stupid until the crash test videos came out. Mine are staying intact but will be spread a bit when I do put wheels and tires because they come into the wheel well a little bit. I'll grab a picture of them in a second
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:24 PM
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Swapped my order from Fox to Boss. For the price I got them for with the red dust boots it was worth skipping the wait. I'll have them down here on Wednesday. Although it's gotten rather cold suddenly, so that's annoying. Haha. Like 83* during the day on Saturday (low of 71*), when I woke up on Sunday it was 29* (high of 40*).
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:24 AM
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Swapped my order from Fox to Boss. For the price I got them for with the red dust boots it was worth skipping the wait. I'll have them down here on Wednesday. Although it's gotten rather cold suddenly, so that's annoying. Haha. Like 83* during the day on Saturday (low of 71*), when I woke up on Sunday it was 29* (high of 40*).
Did you just swap cause of the wait from fox?

Also I'd trade you tempatures, it's been down to -35 Celsius or -31 Fahrenheit for you Americans up here in British Columbia Canada
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