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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    I actually think Foxes are slightly cheaper than Icons.
     
  2. May 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    I think I need a louder muffler. :pout: I can't hear mine any more. :eek:
     
  3. May 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    I think you're just getting older... and deafer! :laugh:
     
  4. May 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    They are a bit. And different valving too i believe so they ride a bit different.

    lol chop that shit off! :D or get a 14'' magna like me :cool:

    I actually find it funny driving my double cab now..stock exhaust..its actually kinda nice sounding..i mean..its quite as shit compared to Frankenstein..but it doesn't sound bad either..

    :ohsnap:
     
  5. May 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    Yeah, I've seen that Icon is digressive while most others like Fox are progressive. I can't decide what would be better for me. Digressive would be smoother on the highway but rougher on the trails, while progressive would be the exact opposite.

    And I second the 14" Magnaflow! I love mine. Gives a nice sound while driving around but isn't obnoxious when driving on the highway. Mine's dumped.
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Nice! :headbang:
    x2 :eek:
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Yea for me foxes will be better. Icons are supposed to be awesome on washboards and whoops tho.


    NO!!!

    You SAS that freaking thing!!! NO LT FOR YOU!
     
  8. May 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    This is true. :p And can't see as well at night and can't keep it up as long and ...

    There is nothing wrong with my 18, just can't hear it over the stereo any more. :headbang:
     
  9. May 18, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    :headbang:

    Hell yea :cool:






    Will have a build update soon about my front bumper and a tweak I did to it.
     
  10. May 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Tweak could mean good or bad... hmmm
     
  11. May 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    did you take it off?
     
  12. May 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Sorta both in this case

    Yep :cool:

    Lol gtfo of here gage hahaha
     
  13. May 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    I like the quiet gurgle of the stock exhaust. And it's not obnoxious to my ears or anyone else's.

    The only thing I will probably do is cut it off somewhere behind(?) the rear axle because the exhaust tip is just an ugly rusty looking POS. So for pure aesthetic reasons only.
     
  14. May 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    Yea it's not bad.

    But I love my 14" magna with the custom piping. It's awesome.
     
  15. May 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    you would like the 18" magnaflow. its quietish
     
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    :popcorn:

    ish? :p
     
  17. May 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    :D mines louder because of its location.
     
  18. May 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    You can't really go wrong with Magnaflow. Period.
     
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    Yeah but many have said you lose low end power and fuel economy.... so I wouldn't like it that much.
     
  20. May 18, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    Yea 18 isn't very loud.

    Okay so update time.

    So my last trip I did some winch ping and tugging with my bumper. It bent forward pretty badly or so it seemed it had bent at the frame mounts. Turns out it did but only a small part of the mounts. Took a few whacks with a hammer and it was flat again! Cut out some 1/4" plate we had lying around and drill a hole just like the bumper. Going to weld them into the bumper later tonight or tomorrow. Should make it quite stout! Tim at Elite was very helpful and almost mad it had bent :laugh: he offered to make me a whole new center section if needed or anything for me. Was very helpful and stood by his product. Love Elite! Thanks Tim!

    Here are pics of the bumper on the truck

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    Here it is off the truck. Nothing else bent at all other then the outside part by the mounts
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    Couple hits with a hammer and bam!
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    So my dad whipped out the oxy/setilin torch and a slab of 1/4" plate we had lying around and cut out 2 squares 4x6" to mount right behind the mount.

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    Cleaned off the rust and lined up where to drill holes

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    Drilled. What a bitch. This stuff is HARD.

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    Put a bolt in to hold it in place for welding

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    More to come!
     
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