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I don’t know down here in Florida we have to worry about the kind of lug nuts we buy because of the salt air we have here. The open end style are not good because the salt can corrode the studs and freeze the nut on. At least that’s what I as told as I always put a little oil or something on them anyway…and on that note…Has anyone ever heard of lug nuts swelling? Took my truck in for standard rotate, balance, alignment check and they told me they recommended replacing all the lug nuts bc they were swelling. I have never heard of this…


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Yes normal the OEM lugs are junk, thin tin covered open end nuts. That's what happens when they use impact gun on them and salt gets to them.
 

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I don’t know down here in Florida we have to worry about the kind of lug nuts we buy because of the salt air we have here. The open end style are not good because the salt can corrode the studs and freeze the nut on. At least that’s what I as told as I always put a little oil or something on them anyway…and on that note…Has anyone ever heard of lug nuts swelling? Took my truck in for standard rotate, balance, alignment check and they told me they recommended replacing all the lug nuts bc they were swelling. I have never heard of this…


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Not yet on mine BUT the same kind of nuts were on my Magnum.

Dealer COULD NOT get them off. Had to do it the old fashioned way--hammer (with a sledge hammer) a slightly smaller size socket (that is sacrificed) onto that nut (the outer cover just spins over the solid core) and crush it so it could be removed.
 

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Gave it a nice bath. Love the way the race red glows when all cleaned up!




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Went on a 950 mi. "tour of Texas" Friday through Sunday. It ran perfectly, even with my fretting over the 6 year old battery I wanted to change out beforehand, haha!
 

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The emblem looks fine but maybe make it blacker ? I like the first photo better than the middle but the 3rd better than the others (y) Nice.
 

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Has that sweet Lariat Sport look now.
Always a favorite of mine.
I'm always surprised by how few F150's are in that trim.

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Changed the spark plugs with my nephew today. His dad isn't around to teach him how to be a man so I gotta do what I can. While we were doing so my neighbor from across the street came over to introduce himself and he also has a '13 Ecoboost. Truck buddies. Good day.
 

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Not today but these are in the garage delivered yesterday and going on this coming week.
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Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus LT275/70R17 C/6PR BSW Tires, all weather 3 peaks rated. I did check the weight, 47.33 pounds each. To replace the 3 year old Nitto G2's that have become too hard to get decent grip in wet. KM
 

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The emblem looks fine but maybe make it blacker ? I like the first photo better than the middle but the 3rd better than the others (y) Nice.
I think so also. I did mine in a semi-gloss black, tried flat but did not like that. I did start with very little chrome to begin with though.

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New part coming, Highly controversial part for some people

but to heck with it

Also did a new dsp tune for my sound system. Was bored


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New part coming, Highly controversial part for some people

but to heck with it

Also did a new dsp tune for my sound system. Was bored


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I can't wait.
For whatever reason, I like just the thought of it. :)

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New part coming, Highly controversial part for some people

but to heck with it

Also did a new dsp tune for my sound system. Was bored


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I thought you added ditch lights and SS3 fogs....those look like Morimotos. Is this an old pic or did you switch back? Or did I remember incorrectly?

Look forward to the new parts.

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I thought you added ditch lights and SS3 fogs....those look like Morimotos. Is this an old pic or did you switch back? Or did I remember incorrectly?

Look forward to the new parts.

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Haha good eye. Yeah older picture, I was cleaning up photos last night and came across it. Got my old factory steps on in that picture as well


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The emblem looks fine but maybe make it blacker ? I like the first photo better than the middle but the 3rd better than the others (y) Nice.
Funny, the first photo is by far the worst to me. I despise chrome or anything near it.

Has that sweet Lariat Sport look now.
Always a favorite of mine.
I'm always surprised by how few F150's are in that trim.

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Yes I think the Lariat is by far the best looking option. Especially the SE option they had. I almost bought it but only had it in the grey (don't remember name, maybe lead?) option and I wasn't a fan at the time.

I think so also. I did mine in a semi-gloss black, tried flat but did not like that. I did start with very little chrome to begin with though.
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That is a good thought. I never even considered gloss or semi because I prefer a flat. Given the emblem is surrounded by gloss, it may look better if I painted the emblem gloss. What paint did you use for yours?
 

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Sorry just washed my post and couldn't do anything with it. Obviously user error! KM
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