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Old 12-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #21
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #22
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Here is one of the tabs I welded on for the turn signals


and here is with the turn signals mounted
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #23
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Damn looks good. I want a TG bumper so bad but just dont have the cash right now. Looks good though. Keep it up
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:59 AM   #24
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Damn looks good. I want a TG bumper so bad but just dont have the cash right now. Looks good though. Keep it up
I hear that man ... It takes a lot of OT work for me to get stuff... All part and partial to having a wife and kid... Keep saving.
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Very nice.

You may have replaced them already, but in the future you want the better tires in the back. I only say this because in the tire shop I always go to they only have about a million different videos explaining that better tires go on the back. Apparently it will keep you form fishtailing
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Very nice.

You may have replaced them already, but in the future you want the better tires in the back. I only say this because in the tire shop I always go to they only have about a million different videos explaining that better tires go on the back. Apparently it will keep you form fishtailing
Thanks !!!

Yeah, I guess that makes sense... Guy at my neighborhood shop told me to throw them on back and just milk the rest of the life out of them... I figured his logic was just the opposite of yours, if I hydroplaned it won't be the wheels I steer with. Either way can make sense.

I don't really drive the truck a whole lot. She sits in the drive way looking pretty all week. I'm going to try some TreadWright tires next, but first I'll probably be going for the winch ... I've got the Engo 9000 in mind

Other than some of the finishing detail work I have to do, I don't expect to make anymore major purchases until probably the middle or end of February.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:00 AM   #29
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Home from travel, and my winch is in a box on my kitchen floor waiting to get installed .... Pics to follow when I get it done.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #30
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Here is one of the tabs I welded on for the turn signals


and here is with the turn signals mounted
Truck looks sweet man. Are you going to trim the fender lining and remove that bracket in front of the tires? Its a few screws inside the hood and one outside and the bracket pops off. Makes the front end look a ton better in my opinion. Heres mine after I cut the liner with a box cutter at an angle.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #31
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Truck looks sweet man. Are you going to trim the fender lining and remove that bracket in front of the tires? Its a few screws inside the hood and one outside and the bracket pops off. Makes the front end look a ton better in my opinion. Heres mine after I cut the liner with a box cutter at an angle.
Yeah, definitely, I just haven't got around to it yet, I travel quite a bit for work so my time is pretty limited on the truck, lol.

I tried putting my winch on yesterday, what a PITA. I have to drop the bumper to put it on it looks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #32
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Just got done installing the winch

Just about gave myself a hernia trying to get the bumper back in place with the winch bolted to it. I'm hoping to get the solenoid box installed in the morning. I'll take some better pics. Got some battery cables from the parts store and hooked them up in the solenoid box already. The plan is to put it in the engine compartment. There's just enough space right behind the airbox.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #33
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Nice! No synthetic line or fairlead?
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #34
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Nice! No synthetic line or fairlead?
Not as nice as yours, but thanks dude !!!

I wish I would've spent the extra cash on the synthetic line now that I have it mounted. Not sure what I'm going to do about the fairlead yet. How did you even bolt yours on ? My winch sits so close to the front of the bumper that is doesn't even look like there's room for a nut to fit in between.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #35
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I remember the bolts being a tight ass fit. I put it on before I bolted on the winch though.
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I remember the bolts being a tight ass fit. I put it on before I bolted on the winch though.
I figured..... I'm gonna have to unbolt the winch anyway. I clocked the clutch handle wrong. When I turned it just one bolt hole rotation back, I thought it would still interfere with the grille, thinking maybe since it's a different brand than yours maybe it's a little different, so I went another which angled it downward so now it hits the bottom of the core support. I could bend the core support a little and make it work, but I think there's room to unbolt the winch and just slide it to one side and it'll allow me enough room to get that end off.
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So this is an idea I have for a temporary bracket to make the roller fairlead work with my TG bumper until I upgrade to synthetic line and a hawse fairlead.

Give your input. I'm thinking the truss on the backside of the bracket will prevent the roller bracket from bending if the line was putting any serious downward pressure on the lower roller.

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Your truck is nice! Imma keep an eye on this thread...
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Looks good. I guess it all depends on the welds. Hopefully when your ready to switch to a hawse fairlead it won't be to much of a bitch to undo.

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So this is an idea I have for a temporary bracket to make the roller fairlead work with my TG bumper until I upgrade to synthetic line and a hawse fairlead.

Give your input. I'm thinking the truss on the backside of the bracket will prevent the roller bracket from bending if the line was putting any serious downward pressure on the lower roller.

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