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Old 05-19-2017, 10:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Thank you for all the comments! Quite a bit has happened since I last posted.

First off I got the truck bed Line-X'd with Premium (Standard + UV layer). I think it looks much nicer now and will hold up much better. I already had scratches and a few gouges in the aluminum bed from hauling a refrigerator and a few other items here and there.



Small thing after that. I got the RappyGraphics decals and stuck them on. I really like how subtle they are. Black on black for everything with this truck. Goes well with the black American flags on the fenders. Adds some decent HP too.


Also used the Ammo NYC stuff and gave my truck a nice wash and wax. It needed it.


Next, I went back home and buddy cleared out some of his shop and we installed the ADD Intercooler Relocation kit. The install was honestly not difficult. We took our time, went slow, and it was about 6 hours from the first bolt off to the last one on. We also took the bumper off (Not needed normally) because I was also trying to installed the Warn ZEON 10-S Platinum. It didn't fit by literally about an inch. It was making contact with the intercooler charge piping. So I got the Warn VR10-S instead. That will be going in this weekend. Keeping the stock bumper. The install would have taken about an hour and a half to two hours less if we had not dealt with the bumper and my Baja Designs lights.

As far as performance, I do notice the truck is much "peppier" and responsive. It honestly has made a difference. The BOV drains to natural atmosphere now, so the noise from that is much more prominent. I didn't like it at first, but it's actually grown on me. Plus I think it looks badass behind the grille and makes room for the winch.

Sorry for the shitty photos. iPhone shots during install. Much better photos to come.






Finally for now, I finished up the doors with 100% coverage of Dynamat. I understand 30-50% coverage is fine, but I wanted to go above and beyond. These are pictures from the rear driver door and the front passenger door. But you get the picture. All doors look like this. It was about 1.85 sheets per door. I was literally running out of space to put more Dynamat. It's on the outer and inner skin of the doors. I will later back this with SecondSkin Overkill Pro. But for now the doors are good. I'm moving onto the roof. Putting Dynamat on that, and topping it with SecondSkin MegaZorbe under the headliner. I'll combine the headliner removal with the installation of the VHF antenna and cable routing. After that I'll coat the rear wall with Dynamat and OverKill Pro and eventually get to the floors (But also add a blast blanket to go with the armor going in the doors)



Some have asked about the LLumar Safety and Security tint on the windows. It's 8mil thick, and not advertised as an auto glass. It's meant for buildings such as embassies, windows in buildings subject to possible Hurricanes, ect. But it can be used on auto glass. Just have to find the right installer to work with you. I'm extremely happy with the results. It was backed with LLumar tint to match the rear windows. The Safety and Security film only comes in clear. So I placed that on all of the windows but I also wanted to tint the front windows to match the back three. I don't like sharing costs, but I will in this case since it seems many are interested. My tint guy bought a roll of it just enough to do my truck with some left over. That cost me $350. Then it was about $660 in labor for the rest. My out the door cost was $1,010. That included:
Windshield - LLumar Air Blue 80 film.
Front passenger windows - LLumar Safety and Security film (8mil), LLumar 20% tint.
Rear passenger windows - LLumar Safety and Security film (8mil)
Rear truck window and slider - LLumar Safety and Security film (8mil)

A fair price in my opinion. All work was done in one day and the truck looks great. If you wanted to follow my Instagram (M4NKIND) I have a video going over the tint that I posted as well as a shit ton of truck photos, and just cool shit.. Shameless plug.


Also, almost forgot. I installed my FAS1 Safe. 5 bolts down through the center console. Angle Iron on the side of the safe actually makes it too wide to ever remove from the console. So even if you were able to somehow back out the bolts, you would have needed to bring an angle grinder to take off the angle iron on either side of the safe, or hack up my entire center console. Good luck.
I have to do a little trimming of the shelf so it will fit back in the console. Shouldn't be an issue.



Anyway. Warn winch is going on this weekend. Stay tuned!
Hey man.. much respect for your build, but also your service!

I am curious how that intercooler relocate will effect your water temperature in the truck. I was debating getting it..

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Cool build, and awesome thread to follow. Thanks.

Just one question...

If things really do go sideways, aren't you supposed to be one the guys bailing guys like me out and not traversing down the coast? I'm kidding....keep building!
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Hey man.. much respect for your build, but also your service!

I am curious how that intercooler relocate will effect your water temperature in the truck. I was debating getting it..

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Thank you for your support. And nothing has changed really from installing the new intercooler. I've paid attention to all my temps and they've stayed the same. The new intercooler allows for better airflow, so if anything, temps should reduce.

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Cool build, and awesome thread to follow. Thanks.

Just one question...

If things really do go sideways, aren't you supposed to be one the guys bailing guys like me out and not traversing down the coast? I'm kidding....keep building!

Lol, if things go sideways, our little station isn't going to do much in the way of helping. Better off making the trip down south and hunkering down with family. Keep following. This is only the beginning! Warn VR10-S install, Baja Designs interior lighting, amber S2's, VIAIR 400H, PA system, and much more will all be shortly.


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More details on winch setup? Price?
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Here's this for now Zane. I'm working on a full write up with Nick from Apollo Optics. We are putting together a kit so-to-speak that plans to streamline the process of installing a winch behind the factory bumper with minimal cutting of anything. As is stands there are no modification to the SDHQ winch mount bracket or the fairlead mounting plate. There's some minor cutting on the winch spool guard (Rear side. Nothing structural) and a small flange on the inboard side of each frame rail needed to be trimmed slightly. Again, not structural. But that's it. Standby for the full write up. I will post it in my build thread as well as it's own thread for those interested. Cost was a bit higher than normal due to the intercooler relocation part, but this is an awesome option if you like the factory bumper and still want the functionality of a winch. I'm not sure what Apollo Optics has planned on kit pricing but I'm sure it will be good. Parts required are the ADD Intercooler Relocation kit, SDHQ winch mount for the 2015+ non EcoBoost F150's, Warn VR10-S and Warn 78" ECU Relocation Kit.


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Originally Posted by RaptorCoastie View Post
Here's this for now Zane. I'm working on a full write up with Nick from Apollo Optics. We are putting together a kit so-to-speak that plans to streamline the process of installing a winch behind the factory bumper with minimal cutting of anything. As is stands there are no modification to the SDHQ winch mount bracket or the fairlead mounting plate. There's some minor cutting on the winch spool guard (Rear side. Nothing structural) and a small flange on the inboard side of each frame rail needed to be trimmed slightly. Again, not structural. But that's it. Standby for the full write up. I will post it in my build thread as well as it's own thread for those interested. Cost was a bit higher than normal due to the intercooler relocation part, but this is an awesome option if you like the factory bumper and still want the functionality of a winch. I'm not sure what Apollo Optics has planned on kit pricing but I'm sure it will be good. Parts required are the ADD Intercooler Relocation kit, SDHQ winch mount for the 2015+ non EcoBoost F150's, Warn VR10-S and Warn 78" ECU Relocation Kit.
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why did you choose the VR-10. will the platinum not fit?
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If you want your truck to be as tough as possible wouldn't an aftermarket bumper work better? That winch mount and those lights are super clean though. I can't wait to see the final product.


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