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Old 06-18-2022, 10:13 PM   #1181
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Installed a Cattleman Grill Guard. Instructions weren’t the best a few brackets weren’t very straight but she went on and is very sturdy. I hope I never hit any wild animals but if I do hopefully damage be minimal.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:42 AM   #1182
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I replaced the under-bed cross members on a 2004 F250..



















While the bed was off, I needle-gunned the frame and painted it with POR-15...











Not a 5-minute job!!


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This is next on my list. The hardest part will be flipping the bed over without damaging the skirts. I have the same issue on my 2012, with some holes in the bed as well.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:29 AM   #1183
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Removed the 93 octane Diablo tune. I can go back to 87 octane now. Not sure it will help mpg, but it will sure be cheaper to fill up with 87 vs 93 octane.
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:43 PM   #1184
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Installed a trailer brake controller in dash like ford wanted. Download the forscan and other apps to flash it. Other than downloading app on computer and license. It was extremely easy. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2022, 10:16 AM   #1185
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What year and trim level, Moose?
I thought far less dash trim was needed to be removed.
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:51 AM   #1186
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What did I do?

Filled the gal up with gas. Now that was a surprise at the pump. Guess we'll be eating more hot dogs and Spam and less steak and lobster.
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:08 PM   #1187
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What year and trim level, Moose?

I thought far less dash trim was needed to be removed.


It’s a 2019 F 250 xl, both the videos I watched were on an XLT I believe but I could be wrong. In one video it shows removal of two bolts on the top try and two on radio every thing else is clips. Second video they popped the clips only on the tray and gained access to the two bolts holding in radio in center section.
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Old 06-24-2022, 05:29 AM   #1188
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Washed it.....ready for a short trip this weekend.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:49 AM   #1189
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My 2021 Ram 3500 had 35x12.5x17 tires installed by the dealer (on the stock rims) before I purchased. I replaced those with only 15k miles on them to go back to stock size for better mileage and so I can carry a spare in the right spot under the truck bed. Replaced Yokohama Geolandar X-AT with Pirelli Scorpion AT+ from Sams for $208 per tire.
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Old 06-27-2022, 09:35 PM   #1190
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What did you do to your tow vehicle today?

Installed Timbrens piece of cake then removed the running boards and installed new ones. Removal was easy installing the new bracket and steps easy installing the runner and tightening was pain in ***** my hands weren’t that small couldn’t fit standard socket behind it and standard open end wrench didn’t have right angle so my father in law saved my rear even though he passed 4 years ago. He had an open end attachment to a ratchet wound up being off set enough to fit still almost to big to fit. Anyway pics of running boards $240 grill guard $450 and Timbrens $252 combined with the brak controller added earlier $65. I might finally be ready to tow.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-27-2022, 10:17 PM   #1191
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I took the TV and trailer through Blue Beacon truck wash in Dodge City and am pleased with the result. Less than $70 for both including Rain-X.

I suspect the latter is akin to the paint protector new car dealers like to load onto new cars, but they look good. The trailer isn't spotless but it's much better than it was and probably better than I would do, to be honest.
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:03 AM   #1192
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This is next on my list. The hardest part will be flipping the bed over without damaging the skirts. I have the same issue on my 2012, with some holes in the bed as well.
I'm with ya . I have a couple of years hopefully, but that's gonna be a real bugger. 2007 Dually. Post up any tips/tricks.
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