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It’s time to get this rolling. Thanks to @snakebitten for the name suggestion.

The last truck I went wild, this will be mild. The vision for this truck is simple bolt-on modifications that can be ‘easily’ removed and returned to stock. The plan here is longevity and simple mods for comfort or increased towing performance

The truck was ordered June 4 and arrived August 6. 2019 crew cab 6.5ft bed in Ruby Red. HDPP and max tow. As optioned as one could wish for while still maintaining HDPP









Plans are as follows:
Whipple Mega Cooler
S&B Intake
Icon Delta Joint UCA’s (maybe)
Bilstein 5100’s all the way around 1.25” setting
Morimoto XB Projector Fog Lights
Ford Performance Diff Cover (Spicer 10023539)
Line X Bedlined and Wheel Wells
Pro Z Premium Trifold Tonneau
Husky Weatherbeater Mats
Oedro Mud Flaps
Hood Hinge mounted Rigid D2’s
Ford OEM tailgate assist
3M Ceramic Tint 20% fronts and 50% windshield
AWE exhaust


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Some Line X pictures (that stupid window sticker will come off when I debadge the truck):






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Going down the list we can check off
Bed liner
Morimoto Fog Lights
Husky liners
Tonneau
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I was prepared to take the dumb line x sticker off when I got mine done, but the shop I used actually put a 3D line x logo behind the spray on the side of the bed instead of a sticker. It is much better.
 

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I was prepared to take the dumb line x sticker off when I got mine done, but the shop I used actually put a 3D line x logo behind the spray on the side of the bed instead of a sticker. It is much better.
I have both


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This weekend I was able to install the Oedro mud flaps all the way around. Initial impressions are these were a hell of a deal for the $32 I paid for both front and rear sets. I’ll provide pictures and a more detailed review later today or tomorrow.

I also swapped one of the bulbs to an H9 low beam to see how that helped the lack of headlight visibility from the stock halogen. I only swapped one for the time being as I didn’t have a good place to check alignment and wanted to be able to adjust the new bulb if there were any difference between the beam height and pattern before I lost the passenger side point of reference as it came from the factory. So far, no noticeable difference but I hope by tomorrow I can validate bulb adjustment. If it’s already where it needs to be, I’ll have to continue looking at the options. I already sent out a message to Diode dynamics on their SL1 upgrade

Any members here have experience with it or other recommendations over going to a full LED swap? I’d really rather just do the bulbs if I can get an adequate increase in light output. Can’t justify swapping out the brand new housings if I can avoid it...perhaps a retrofit option that is highly successful and cost effective?


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Also placed one of the ZROADZ fender mounts in its location for reference and validation. I’m a little concerned about the stability of the mounting point. I initially thought this would be a better option than loosening my good for their beefier mounts. However, I’m all about durability and reliability. The clearance the fender bracket has to the fender itself isn’t much. Has me a little concerned if the bracket were to ever shift or god forbid get bumped.

Any opinions or advice on this pillar mount set up?


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Some shots of the Oedro mud flaps. I like how these cover the width of the tire. In the rear, there are a total of 6 mounting points. 2 of them are trim molding plastic push pins, one vertical screw, 2 clamp style spring clips which contact a plastic mold that “folds” around the wheel well trim, and lastly the support bar which extends from the third vinyl trim to the inner part of the flap for support (due to the width of the flap)












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I mounted the ZROADZ brackets up to both sides. These utilized the fender bolts only. Part number Z365711. I opted for the bracket only as I chose to use the 502313 Rigid D2 Pro from my previous truck for the power. My only concern is the rigidness/durability of the mount to stay permanently in place. The hood hinge mounts use two bolts versus this single attachment point.

I’m skeptical to use the hood hinge mount due to hood alignment issues after. Following the mounting of driver and passenger sides, I had slightly more clearance on the passenger bracket to the hood (maybe 1/32-1/16). I mounted up the rigid light, no wiring, so I can monitor it’s tightness over a week or two. I guess I’m just used to having a more ‘bullet-proof’ set up.

Initially I had the Rigid bracket too high - 1st picture. I pulled out my unmounted light and found I could get a tighter fit (less clearance) by swapping the bracket 180 degrees - 2nd picture.

Anybody else with experience or comments?







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Driver rear latch in...forgot to remove the passenger from the other so I’ll have to order one up. You don’t realize how much these are taken for granted until you don’t have them.



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It’s been a long 11 days straight of work. Tomorrow was gonna be 12. I decided to cap it at 11 for this stretch and a little wrench therapy never hurts a gearhead.




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Sunday scrub



Both A pillar lights installed



I picked up these $25 seat covers from
Costco while I contemplate a permanent solution but honestly pretty happy with them.



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