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I'm thinking Lighting..

They sucks @$$ with all this wet roads..
I think it got worse when I installed the leveling kit.. but only when the roads are wet.. When they are dry.. it's fine..

I don't have fogs either..


I'm thinking of swapping my factory chrome bumper for a paint to match one with fogs..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-...ryZ33640QQihZ013QQitemZ230141993913QQtcZphoto

Then putting in some good fogs..

Maybe doin this also!


But I do plan onblacking out my headlights.. When the weather warms up though!
And maybe doing a Hid projector retro in the headlights.. but that'll def be after.. since it's $$$..
 

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lmao...my whole truck is a project. Need some body work, paint job, new tires soon, stereo, tinted windows, I could go on for a while. But getting it on the road is the first project (only an exhaust left to do). The other things aren't needed to drive it, just to look good.:icon_biggrin:
 

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I call mine Project: Green Turtle....since I think other than FirstTry I've got the slowest truck on this forum :icon_lol:

Here's some links to what I hope to have bolted on by June.

Exhaust --

4 new O2 sensors, prolly gonna stiek with Motorcraft, costs more but no compatibility issues.


2 Maggie Hi flow cats.



2 Cherry bomb extreme mufflers.




Motor --

Xcal3 with custom tunes from Troyer Performance.

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi-bin/ppistore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=3000

Underdrive pulley.

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi-bin/ppistore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=826300

Gatorback belts x2 so I have a spare.

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi-bin/ppistore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=4060870

CAI kit by AF1

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi-bin/ppistore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=16406

Thought of going with this Stage 1 package but I don't know if they would modify it for a true dual set up.

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi-bin/ppistore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=Stage1-FV6

And some efans but not sure if I'll go with a kit or build my own kit with some junk yard efans and controllers.

Wish list for next year --

m112 S/C



I know you're saying..."but dude that won't fit on a 4.2L" It will if you buy or make the adapter plate. supersixmotorsports has the palte but they want $900 US for it. Going to see if my buddy the "mad scientist" can fab one up for me. Of course I'll ahve to get other stuff like a bigger Maf, TB, injectors etc... but this is all next year or the year after.
 

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Well Green Turtle
:icon_rolleyes: :icon_lol: :icon_rolleyes:
sorry couldn't resist
Thats a nice long list
Let us know how the high flow cuts effect your performance.
will you be doing exhaust upgrade in stages?
that would be nice to see improvements from step to step two



 

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WILL be finished soon for sure:

Well for now as most of you know I'm waiting on my new 17" Ultra Black Thunder wheels with my Mickey Thompson 35" MTZ's. New set of lights for my top roll bars(thinking of relocating light bar to middle or front rollbar)

What my truck needs

-Back bumper or get it straitend out(same reason as v.v.v.v.v.v.v)
-New tailgate or fixe old one(victim of a jack knifed trailer, not by me by the way)
-Fix fog light (victim of a car backing into me after pulling him out of ditch)
-reapolster the seats
 

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well for the truck i tihnk ill be into the leveling kit, possibly rear leafs. OR ill do abit of cosmo mods...such as black billet grill, bull bar,.

so for outside my truck, my M3 is in need of new control arms, tires, and bushings on diff/tranny/motor. got to get it ready for AutoX season.

As for outside my current cars, im looking at buying a old 1986-1991 Bmw, 3 series (ill end up doing a engine conversion) OR ill go with a MK2 VW golf or 2 dr jetta with a slighty modded GTI engine (intercooler, bigger turbo, and lighten the whole thing up)

i know its lots of plans, but they dont have any time limites, so i got time.

too bad this temp house we just moved into has a TINY ass garage, which sucks for projects.
 

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Matt -- I would like to do all the exhaust mods at once since I don't have a garage to work in I have to arrange time with a friend in Thorold to use his, plus his tools and expertise. I'll know tomorrow if he can fab up the piping for it. I figure with the cats and the cherry bombs I may get 8-10 HP. With all the mods I listed I'd love to get an extra 50 RWHP from it, ok not counting the S/C. They might get me up to 200HP. Right now using just the 1/4 mile method of calculating HP I figure right now I'm making ~147-150HP at the wheels. Before I even start adding the mods I'm gonna take it to Chandlers to get a base line dyno run.
 

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Well after discussing things with my friend "the mad scientist" it looks like theres either a turbo or a twin turbo in the future for the green turtle. But it may take a year or two. We took a good look at the roots blower he had on hand and with the adapter plate needed to mount it on my motor it looks like there won't be enough clearance at the back of the motor. The part of the firewall where the wiper motor is located is in the way.
 

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Hey f150phule, you forgot to put headers in your mod list, I just got my Mac shorties delivered this week, but they won't go on till the weather gets warm(no garage).
 
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