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W8N4MUD's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by w8n4mud, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Albert
    San Diego, CA
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    2015 Subaru WRX
    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Updated 4/27/14
    06' Tacoma + Albert = W8N4MUD
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    Action shot by PandaJerk.
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    The build begins.
    Line-X'd Skid Plate
    I LOVE IT! It looks good and feels great (Yes, I touch my skid plate). Talk to Dallas and he'll take care of you of guys. The workmanship is excellent and you can even get a UV coating for a little extra to prevent fading which is what I opted for on the valence.
    For those of you in San Diego, their address is:
    2704 Transportation Ave ste A & B
    National City, CA 91950.
    (619) 477-1796

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    Added the 2nd skid plate to finish the bottom
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    Front Bumper Valence Line-X'd / Fog Light Mod
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    Added the Grillcraft Grill
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    Added a Toyota Emblem on the Grillcraft.
    My opinion on this mod after doing it twice, is to spray the whole thing black first before spray painting the letters your own color unless of course you want them white which is from the factory. If you do color it, put a clear coat over the top.
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    2010 Smoked Chrome Headlights
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    Purchased a new Black Hood Scoop
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    Avid Light Bar
    Finish completed by Dallas at Line-X in National City
    Originally Ron's (Edrin55), I took possession of this bad boy when he started to sell off his accessories. It looked great on his truck and just good on mine. :D
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    Custom European Front License Plate
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    Added the lower front Grillcraft on the bumper
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    Added Black Sand Pearl Factory Badges
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    Added WeatherTech Window Visors
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    Added the Factory Roof Rack & removed the OEM Side Steps.
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    Added Elite Off Road Sliders
    Elite off Road website http://www.eliteoffroadproducts.com/
    Coating done by Dallas at Line-X in National City
    Installed by Quinn at 74Weld in San Diego http://74weld.com/contact-us/
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    265/70/R17 Cooper Discoverer ATP tires (purchased from Discount Tire on 7/12/12 @ 141,555 miles).
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    ATX Artillery Rims with a Teflon coat
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    Replaced the stock 06 tail lights with the L.E.D. ones.
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    Factory Tailgate handle with Sony Camera
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    Sony Rear View Camera
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    License Plate LED Lights
    All L.E.D. lights from another TW member called CSJUMPER2003.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/176932-fs-led-lights.html
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    LEDs on the 3rd Brake Light
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    LEDs inside the Fog Lights. A direct replacement.
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    Bilstein 5100's - Front
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    Bilstein 5100's - Rear
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    Add-a-Leaf by PRO COMP
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    Exhaust Tip
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    Removal of Mud Flaps
    MUD FLAPS!!! Had I known they were going to leave an imprint, I would have taken them off from the get go! This sucks. I think having them off makes the truck look higher. Plus, the MUD gets on the truck easier. Therefore, it doesn't always look like I'm waiting for mud.
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    Haul Master Tow Hook - A must have!
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    SmittyBilt Tow Strap - A must have!
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    Got Stuck!
    I knew this hook and strap would come in handy.
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    Dent Removal
    Tony DiLorenzo
    The Dent Dude
    (858) 204-3594
    www.thedentdude.com

    The price is reasonable and the service was great. Tony has a lot of years of experience. Check him out. I don't have a picture to show, but the proof "was" on the truck. I had 4 door dings on the door behind the driver and another quarter size dent behind the rear tire on the bed. In regards to the door dings, 2 of them were on the curved part of the door and all were taken out without a problem.

    Washer on Tailgate Cables
    Use a T-30 and add an extra washer on each side. Make sure the washer fits over the lip of the bolt on the inside part.
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    Added a Hose Clamp to prevent theft
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    Added D-Rings on the bed
    MOST TACOMAS SHOULD BE THE SAME. USE THE T-55 BIT AND TAKE OUT THE BOLT (the one closest to the cab).
    You'll need a dremel to use on the bolt itself (to remove existing washer) and the new washer going on it. D-Rings on all four corners.
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    Secured Bed Mat
    A must have! Finally got one and love it. I don't know why I waited so long. Scored it on www.craigslist.com. I paid $65. After I installed it, I secured it through the drain hole in the middle.
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    Extang Bed Cover
    http://extang.com/docs/tufftonno.html
    I don't have this anymore, but I loved it so much I still want to give it props. My roll-up extang cover was IMO the best of them out there. When I needed the space, I simply rolled it up. I didn't want to take off a hard tonneau cover when we unexpectedly made a purchase that required using the bed. Going home to only come back to the store was ridiculous. For the record, this cover was a zip lock style and not the button style. It cleans easy and has tie downs when rolled up.
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    Custom Cross Bars made by SocalDuckSlayer
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    Powder coating by Triad Powderworks
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    Inno Bike carrier for my Trek Fuel EX8
    I did not want to remove the front tire only because this bike has a thru-axle.
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    Thule MOAB Basket
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    New bed side decals from Sock Monkey

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    Off-Road Flag
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    RedLine Tuning Hood Shocks
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    Engine Cover Mod
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    K&N Air Filter
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    INSIDE THE TRUCK!
    NEW! White Dashboard Lights.
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    LED Interior Lights
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    Gentex Auto-Dimming Mirror with Rear View Monitor
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    Black Air Vents
    I had swapped out the side vents to black from the original silver. I like the silver theme down the middle.
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    LED gear shift
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    Blacked Out Cup Holders
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    Blacked Out Door/Window Controls
    Front Seats
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    Wet Okole Armrests
    Self-installed with fabric from the Wet Okole Factory, these bad boys look & feel real nice.
    Installation takes about an hour a door. Sucks for those with a Crew Cab.
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    TRD Seat Covers
    They are not Sport or Off-Road specific. A simple TRD! Be warned... the cover gets hot and if you're shirtless then you might start to sweat. I would recommend the Wet Okole Brand, but not sure about the fitment.
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    WeatherTechs Floor Mats
    Got them for the front and back. These are the best!
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    Mag Light Mod
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    Mini Maglite Mod - Small Flashlight
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    iPod Connection to OEM Stereo
    Here's is the iPod connection I have. I'm using the factory stereo with a harness in the back of the unit which allows my iPod to play. It doesn't charge! I've got the JBL 6-Disc CD player. I know for a fact that the harness uses the 6th slot of the CD to play from the iPod.
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    Uniden 520PRO XL
    It's a great way to communicate with one another on a trail run.
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    CB Antenna Mount
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    4' Firestick Antenna w/ a heavy duty Spring
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    Cabin Air Filter Replacement
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    Meet & Greets
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    Ocotillo Wells in Jan of 09. Im the second one behind the Tundra (that got stuck later).
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    San Diego Caravan to the Off-Road Expo in Pomona on Oct 10, 2009.
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    Otay fun on some trails
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    Tacoma uses...
    So I figured that I needed to add pictures of me using the "truck as a truck."
    Coming back from Vacation
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    I'll admit it was a scary drive from Valley Center to Chula Vista, but worth it!
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    Alright... helping my sister move.
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    Helping a friend move. One of many trips. :D
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    Same friend... another day.
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    Resources for CB's:
    http://www.rightchannelradios.com/

    Thank you TW! Cheers. What a difference between then and now.
    Some of my favorites pictures...
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    In Loving Memory
    My old 1998 Nissan Frontier 4x4 SEV6 King Cab &
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    1998 Nissan 200SX SE (wanna be SE-R)
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    PART NUMBERS
    Driving belt for 2006 Tacoma PreRunner Sport Double Cab V6
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    No. 2 Idle Pulley
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    D-Ring Part No.
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    Thank you TW for all the great ideas. Be sure to leave a comment. :D
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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Nice start man!
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    TR3NT

    TR3NT saving up

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    recessed billet, blacked out valence,cheaters lrgm, 5100's all around, painted rims, weathertechs, painted pinch weld, 33" Hankook m/t, mkw wheels, tsb leafs
    Great build! Nice work man
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    phynyx38

    phynyx38 Believe

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    Awesome truck, good build.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    killer truck man! i really like the new wheels!!

    P.s. when you and derek witched out rims did you find out what was wrong with you steering or whatever?
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Thank you and yes. The last thing I'll need to do is replace the rear tires, but I'll wait till they need replacing. One of those in the rear was causing my steering wheel to shake. They're in the back now and I'm free from the shaking.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    True Dual Flowmaster 40 Series exhaust, Volant CAI, HIDs, Raptor series Side Steps, Weathertech Floorliners, OME 613 Shocks and Coils with Diff Drop, Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks, ToyTec AAL, Fearless Fabrication Front Bumper
    Looking Great Albert!!! The skid plate looks great!!
     
  8. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    sweet man!!
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    It's about time! :woot:
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    Colton

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    Awesome build, Albert! :)
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    nice rig
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Nice job Al!
     
  13. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:25 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    I haven't forgotten about the CB antenna holder.
    Thank you.
    Thank you Daniel and I guess we'll see you this weekend.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Edrin55

    Edrin55 Well-Known Member

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    Avid Off Road Light Bar Line-X'd, Black Sand Pearl Hood Scoope, Truck Covers USA metal roll up bed cover, Thule Custom lockable light bar, TRD Sport Exhaust, Line-X'd TRD skid plate, Slee Off Road Sliders, Upgraded 3.5" Rearview Mirror/Monitor, Anytime Foglight Mod. (TY Jeff), Smoked Foglights, SilverStar Headlight & Foglight Bulbs, Tinted windows all around, Vent visors, Bed mat with security mod, Wet Okoles front & back, Race/Sport Pedals, Tailgate Clamps, PopNLcok 5300 Tailgate Lock, All weather mats, Helo 17x8 Hubcentric Rims & BFG All Terrain 265/70/17, Blisteins 5100's all around with mini leaf add to the rears, AFE Pro Dry drop in filter, Go Rhino Hitch Step, TRD License Plate Frames and Tire Valve Covers. GrillCraft MX Mesh upper and lower grills with "old school TOYOTA" FJ emblem, Cobra CB Radio, Firestick CB Antenna with custom mount.
    Albert, awesome job on building up your truck to its current look. Also, great job on the detailed post of your build. I hope that one day my new truck will be able to be on the same level as yours. I will be definently asking for your advice on a lot of mods for my truck.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    :thumbsup: Nice build and write up.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    BLacTaco

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    your truck looks good Albert!!! good job
     
  17. Sep 13, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Thanks man. It's going to sound better too! Haha.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Let me know when you Line-X the valence. I want to do that, too.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    For sure Derek. There is a chance I will go tomorrow. I'm guessing around 10:30am or so. Is that too late of a short notice?
     
  20. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    For those of you interested, I posted some updates on the top of page 1.
     
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