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01-24-2012, 06:22 PM #1
Looking For Ideas
Something very strange has happened... I actually have a few extra bucks to dump into the truck (around $400). I always have a ton of ideas of things I would like to do, but now that I have the chance I want to choose wisely.
I would love some suggestions as to what you guys would do for this budget. I am more looking into appearance mods because I use the truck for work and don't drive like I used to. My first thought is to get my dual exhaust done, but then I start thinking about a new grille, fender flares, or maybe hockey stripes, oh wait I know what to get, I'll get some step bars hmm, or maybe a light bar of some sort....
I have been going back and forth on what to get and figured I'd see what you guys would do if it were your truck. Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
**Edit** These are the most recent pics I have of the truck...HERE
01-24-2012, 06:32 PM #2
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How long have you had the exhaust at the bottom of your sig? It looks like you've had your eye on that for awhile, so you may want to mark it off your "to do" list and feel good about accomplishing another mod goal you've been aiming for!!
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01-24-2012, 07:18 PM #3
Do the exhaust those bow tie tips will look good i have them on my truck with 40 series flowmaster
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01-24-2012, 07:56 PM #4
I agree -- tick the exhaust off your list. It's so easy to get distracted from one's plans. I speak from experience, as my re-gear project would already be done if I hadn't done my winch project before it. (Winch was supposed to be in spring!)
01-24-2012, 08:59 PM #5
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Go with your gut feeling!! Usually its hard to make up your mind what you want to do next. Make a list of mods you want to do and prioritise them in the order you want to do them. You may want to start with the less expensive mods first to get through them quicker but it really comes down to your personal preference and what you feel is most important to you!!!
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01-24-2012, 10:13 PM #6
I think if your using the truck more for work and your leaning towards appearance mods, maybe do something to the interior.
01-25-2012, 06:34 AM #7
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Like most people said so far, I would go with the exhaust. If you would go with fender flares you would most likely need to get bigger tires and a leveling kit to keep up with the overall appearance (if thats the look your going for). A grille would look nice as well, and depending on how much the exhaust costruns you, you may be able to get them both .
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01-25-2012, 07:05 AM #8
Thanks for the responses everyone. I have had the exhaust in my sig for a while, too long i guess. I am going to go with the exhaust. I used to have a dual set up on my 03 and that is something I have come to truly miss.
01-25-2012, 12:22 PM #9
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