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Bigbore500r

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On to the Tint.....

17% carbon on the front to match the factory rear. Hoping that’s enough, I’m used to 15% or Limo!

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Ed doing what Ed do best.....been tinting my cars for 20+ years
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Truck looks great! I've been on the fence about getting something newer, but I like and am used to the early 2000's body style. Keep up the good work!!
 

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Truck looks great! I've been on the fence about getting something newer, but I like and am used to the early 2000's body style. Keep up the good work!!

YES!! The 1999- 2003's I just Love the Front End and Headlights of those years. Then they kept messing with BIG UGLY things, IMO.
 

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Ding free, tinted and clean! Now that exhaust pipe and muffler stick out like a sore thumb.....
Guess maybe that’s my next project lol....
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Looks Super.

I have always felt that a Great,Clean Older Vehicle will always get the attentio vs a So typical New one.

Great JOB!!

P.S. is it Rude to ask what you have into it after the purchase, Detail,Tint etc.
 

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What a difference....just the lil things...
I need to strip my moulding too....wanna paint my grill all black and get new headlights. I've already polished mine once.....already oxidizing....lame
 

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Looks Super.

I have always felt that a Great,Clean Older Vehicle will always get the attentio vs a So typical New one.

Great JOB!!

P.S. is it Rude to ask what you have into it after the purchase, Detail,Tint etc.
Not at all! I’m tracking it 😀
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Truck - $7000
Headlamp lenses - $65
LED bulb conversions - $175
Lift (adjust) - Elbow grease
Tires $550
Alignment $50
Sell original tires -($250) credit
Sell side steps -($60) credit
Black spraypaint $25
Remove mouldings - Elbow grease
3m adhesive wheel $20
3m spray 77 $10
Waxes $25
Paintless dent removal $320
Tint 2 windows $75
Elbow grease
Elbow grease
Elbow grease

Total so far - $8005.00

Stereo stuff (head unit, speakers, backup cam, amp kit) is in the crutch field cart right now, $495.00

May toss a flow master “big block” series muffler on it for a little tone, that would be $100

Projected total - $8600.00.....and a shitload of elbow grease
 

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Not at all! I’m tracking it 😀
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Truck - $7000
Headlamp lenses - $65
LED bulb conversions - $175
Lift (adjust) - Elbow grease
Tires $550
Alignment $50
Sell original tires -($250) credit
Sell side steps -($60) credit
Black spraypaint $25
Remove mouldings - Elbow grease
3m adhesive wheel $20
3m spray 77 $10
Waxes $25
Paintless dent removal $320
Tint 2 windows $75
Elbow grease
Elbow grease
Elbow grease

Total so far - $8005.00

Stereo stuff (head unit, speakers, backup cam, amp kit) is in the crutch field cart right now, $495.00

May toss a flow master “big block” series muffler on it for a little tone, that would be $100

Projected total - $8600.00.....and a shitload of elbow grease


Worth Every Cent.

The Dent repair seems reasonable.

Did some Beerski's go along with the Elbow Grease?:D
 

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$8600 is a bargain.

If it were mine, the next step would be putting together a junkyard 6.0 on a stand in the garage. :)
 

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Nice work


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Ding free, tinted and clean! Now that exhaust pipe and muffler stick out like a sore thumb.....
Guess maybe that’s my next project lol....
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Looking good BB500!!
I love my '04 2500HD LT 2WD LB 8.1L . I'm the original owner. As much as I would love to upgrade I just can't. Just hit 59k miles on last trip to Havasu.
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May toss a flow master “big block” series muffler on it for a little tone, that would be $100
I know that you know your way around these trucks but if they are anything like the half tons, they can drone like crazy at highway speeds. I went with a pretty quiet magnaflow cat back on my truck and it still slightly drones and is annoying on long trips. Sounds good around town though. If you plan to use this on long trips, you might want to just throw a shiny tip on it and call it a day.
 

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Anyone else's 99-07 HD have the whining / hissing power steering thing happening? When you steer the truck when stopped ( or parking lot speeds) the steering hisses like a Isuzu NPR and your can feel it in the wheel. I'm assuming this has something to do with the PS / Hydroboost system that the HD trucks have. Anyone delt with this?
 

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I’ve got this but Its worth more than the truck lol
I know what you mean. But a used lq4 block is cheap. I might be going down this / your route soon. I think 450rwhp with mid grade parts and a small budget is pretty attainable. Probably have to run 91 but would be enough to peel the rear skins off up to 30mph and pull a boat 75mph in lock up.
 

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I know that you know your way around these trucks but if they are anything like the half tons, they can drone like crazy at highway speeds. I went with a pretty quiet magnaflow cat back on my truck and it still slightly drones and is annoying on long trips. Sounds good around town though. If you plan to use this on long trips, you might want to just throw a shiny tip on it and call it a day.
Judging by the way mine sounds.....and I bought it from him a couple of years ago....I'm sure he's ok with it....lol. Got Gibson over here...sounds good. That's what stereo is for...😂
 

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Anyone else's 99-07 HD have the whining / hissing power steering thing happening? When you steer the truck when stopped ( or parking lot speeds) the steering hisses like a Isuzu NPR and your can feel it in the wheel. I'm assuming this has something to do with the PS / Hydroboost system that the HD trucks have. Anyone delt with this?
Are you losing any fluid? I just replaced the hydro boost yesterday. There is a seal that goes bad after a little while on them and needs to be replaced. You can buy the seal and rebuild or get the whole refurbished unit for couple hundred delivered.
I ended up with replacing the unit and all is good so far but still too early to tell. Been watching your thread to get ideas what I am going to do next 🍺
 

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Judging by the way mine sounds.....and I bought it from him a couple of years ago....I'm sure he's ok with it....lol. Got Gibson over here...sounds good. That's what stereo is for...😂
The Gibson came on the truck, I added the Stereo to out-blast the Gibson!!
 

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Are you losing any fluid? I just replaced the hydro boost yesterday. There is a seal that goes bad after a little while on them and needs to be replaced. You can buy the seal and rebuild or get the whole refurbished unit for couple hundred delivered.
I ended up with replacing the unit and all is good so far but still too early to tell. Been watching your thread to get ideas what I am going to do next 🍺
No fluid loss, and previous owner flushed the PS fluid frequently so I don’t think the fluid is the issue. Would love to quiet it down
 

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I know what you mean. But a used lq4 block is cheap. I might be going down this / your route soon. I think 450rwhp with mid grade parts and a small budget is pretty attainable. Probably have to run 91 but would be enough to peel the rear skins off up to 30mph and pull a boat 75mph in lock up.
The issue is low RPM torque, pulling in 4th at 75 is around 2500rpm’s, and the cam / heads required to make 450RWP out of a 6.0 would murder torque output below 4000rpm. Need cubes!!
 
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