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Conversation Between BlackThundah and sportster07
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  1. BlackThundah
    10-05-2013 05:30 PM - permalink
    Here are a few pictures after I washed and waxed the truck. Picks aren't the best, there from my cellphone. Sadly the passenger side isn't as clean anymore, but I'll get fixed here soon.

  2. BlackThundah
    10-05-2013 05:16 PM - permalink
    Hey thanks for replying. You have a beautiful truck man. Yeah I figured it would be around 4-5k. Paint will have to wait for me for a while then.... haha I have to get new tires so I figured I'd replace the wheels while I was at it. That's going to cost a pretty penny. My dad also accidentally backed into my truck the other day so I have to get the right front and rear passenger doors fixed now. Which also sucks.. Any ways though, I'll get her all fixed up. Just curious how long you've been running the lift? Its a torsion lift right? I know a lot of people say they wear out front parts really quick. I don't know if thats true or not though.
  3. sportster07
    10-05-2013 10:27 AM - permalink
    I think my best advice is to focus on one thing at a time. The bigger picture will come eventully. Also if you do paint, taking your trim and fender flares off is something to think of. I did it to mine and I love the way it looks. If you have another $1500 or so, get out there and start calling body shops, good luck.

    Send me a few pictures of your truck if you want to, I'd love to see another one like mine.
  4. sportster07
    10-05-2013 10:27 AM - permalink
    When you get your truck painted, it's not really the paint that runs you all the money, it's the prep and body work. My truck was a little rough around the edges, I replaced the box, the cab corners, rockers, front fenders, the floor and a ton of other things. As far as paint, a good job can run you around $3-4 grand and if your lucky you can get one for half of that. I had a mustang painted in the past for $1500, it didn't really "need" paint, I bought it with an ugly two tone color job. The paint turned out good. My truck for the paint was $4000 but it all had to be primed, a few little things straightened out and stuff like that.

    In my opinion, paint makes the biggest difference. I went with the paint first and the tires and lift were sort of an after thought. I was thinking stock heigth with 33's but I found a good deal on a lift and found a set of 35's new for a price less then what I thought so I went with it. My truck is a work in progress,
  5. sportster07
    10-05-2013 10:26 AM - permalink
    Hey man, first off I am running a rough country lift. It's my first lifted truck and I was always under the impression that they would ride much worse but in all honesty, my truck drives just as good as it did before. I bought the lift kit off a buddy of mine, not in a store so as far as brand it was just what was available.
  6. BlackThundah
    10-04-2013 06:00 PM - permalink
    Hey man, first off welcome to the forum! I was wondering how much it cost you to get your whole truck repainted? I guess it might have cost you a little more because you changed your color, but I have a black 98 and have been thinking about getting mine repainted. The paint is good, but the 15 years on the paint shows. Also just curious what brand 3'' lift are you running and how do you like it? Thanks

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