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Old 11-20-2012, 07:54 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Build Thread... needz moar fuelz

Well i have been on here for a while now, almost a year i think. I have done alot to my truck already but there is alot more to come in the future. So i figured i should start this now. I'll try to catch up and talk about the stuff so far and put in whatever pics i have of the process along the way

Here is the day i brought her home It already had aftermarket tires/wheels, keys, steps and line-x..... but not for long
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WAITING TO BE INSTALLED - PCV reroute, Ppe rear diff cover, inline filter kit
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:13 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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first mods i did were just the basics. 4'' MBRP, K&N CAI, and A Quadzilla stelth II. Loved the mods at first, thought it was so fast. Untill labor day i was at a party at my buddies parents house with a bunch of people. Everyone was shooting skeet and targets and had a hog roast. Well that got boring so we decided to line up the trucks in their field of soybean stubble. There was 4 diesels, and 4 gasers (one was an ecoboost). We line up and spool up and im thinking to myself "i got this all day" as im lined up with my buddies lly with a bullydog and a lbz with a superchip. and i knew my dads 6.4 with the Edge wasn't even turned up all the way. The rest were stock 5.3s and the ecoboost. So we take off and i blast the line and pull ahead (for like 40 ft) and then there goes the other 3 diesels and the ecoboost... I raced a few more times and then just got pissed off. I tried it on the next setting down and all that. I got so much shit from everyone (especially my friend with the stock ecoboost lol) So later on, after joining the forum, i learned about rail pressure So i got my lift pump and damn!!! Now I had something!!! i didnt know what i was missing.
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WAITING TO BE INSTALLED - PCV reroute, Ppe rear diff cover, inline filter kit
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:17 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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A pic of just me and the lly. bad reaction time lol. it didnt help the starting line guy was drunk
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WAITING TO BE INSTALLED - PCV reroute, Ppe rear diff cover, inline filter kit
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:26 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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After a few performance mods i needed to do some exterior work.
First thing was to shave the badges. I love the clean look!


then i ordered new halo projector lights and a black billet grille overlay. At this point i knew i was going to go with the black look. Really changed the truck.

Before


After



They look even better after i get rid of some moar chrome
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WAITING TO BE INSTALLED - PCV reroute, Ppe rear diff cover, inline filter kit
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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so at this point, i have had my truck for about 8 months and the time when i notice my tranny isn't going to last to much longer, it was still very driveable, i was just noticing some bad shifts and i was ready for something more. I tow around 26k in cattle at least once a week and with my quadzilla it took so long to switch tunes i just left it on whatever tune it was on (i know, i'm a dumbass ) probably the main reason for my tranny problems. So i decided to order EFI live. I went with some built tranny tunes from Diesel Addiction ( i know alot of people don't like them but i have had a great experience with this tuning) The same day i ordered the EFI i called Merchants and got an appointment to get a MA-700 installed the only problem was the appointment was a week after the local shop was having its dyno days My efi arrived on wednesday and i didnt get a chance to install it till the next day. took it out for a test drive on the tow tune and instantly noticed and difference in drivability compared to the stealth II. Switched it onto the economy 125hp tune and i was SOLD! that 125hp tune was faster than my 140HP tune on my quad all day, or at least it felt like it. Knowing that i had my stock worn out tranny i didnt even think about toughing the hot/street and acid tunes. So saturday comes and its dyno day and i say it! Im just gunna let it rip, im getiing a new tranny anyways lol. I went into it thinking i was just gunna have fun and see what it could do. i ended up running 553rwhp and i won the damn thing lol
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WAITING TO BE INSTALLED - PCV reroute, Ppe rear diff cover, inline filter kit
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:57 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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The day i had been waiting for finally was here! my wheels came in!

they were on back order for like 2 months, but i'm glad i waited.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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After getting the bigger tires and cranking my torsion bars more to fit the 33.5"s i had such a bad ride. i rode around like this all summer, finally one day i got sick of it, decided i was gunna lift it, called the local parts guy and he said he had a 6'' some kid ordered and never picked up that he would give me a deal on it. i said perfect ill be there in an hour lol. So i picked it up and already had the plans in my head. i didn't want to just put it on the way it was, so i sent it in for powdercoating Orange of course! i like to stand out but not to much, i thought it would accent the plain black and silver of my truck and give it a distinct characteristic
It looks a little different in the pic, but trust me, its sweet!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:21 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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and this is the way it sits as of tonight
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:35 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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sweet, looking forward to the pics!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:46 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Sweet, BorderlineReckless!!!!! From the picture of them on the truck, I would say they are well worth the wait.

From my family to yours, we hope you have an awesome holiday weekend.

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