AzBarcelona’s Too Slow and Too Broke Build

AzBarcelona

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Decided to give a build thread a chance, since I have never done one before. My build is going to move at a pretty slow pace, but in the end I think it’ll come together nicely!

So first things first, obligatory new truck picture:

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I have had the truck for maybe a year now and there really isn’t much done to it.

First mod was an SDHQ dual light bar mount behind the grille and my 4 year old son who helped with the install:

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The top bar is a 30” curved olb brand light bar, I wouldn’t recommend them but it fills the spot for now. Bottom is a 30” rigid radiance. The rigid really impressed me for its price so I hope to get another to fill the top.

Next up was an HID kit for the low beams. Here is a before picture of the output:

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After picture of the output/cutoff:

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The above picture is a little deceiving, I went with the 5500 bulbs and they really don’t look that blue in person. They look really close to the stock running lights in my opinion.

Next up I debadged the side emblems and the rear ones on the tailgate:

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I’ll continue posting later, thanks for checking out my build!
 

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Welcome! That light bar is HUGE! any plans on a less light obstructive grill?
 

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Hey Scott! Good to see you over here!
 

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Hey Scott! Good to see you over here!

Hey man! Yeah decided to get on over here to see what all was going on. So far it seems like a cool place.
 

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That's a sweet grille. I've got the RAD Industries grill. Has plenty of room for a behind the grill LED bar.

I’ve never heard of that one before, if you have pictures post them up! I’d like to check it out. I’ve always liked the pro grille but it seems like everyone has one now, so I’m hoping I find something a little different.
 

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Ok, let’s continue on with the build. Next thing I did was get ride of the chrome turn signals in the mirror. I switched them out for a custom set made by mesojdm.

Before:

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After:

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Little side by side comparison and a light output shot:

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The most recent thing I did was purchase a couple of the brushed gold scs ray 10’s

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I’m waiting to throw them on until I can afford my lift, that way I can fit the tire size I want. But for now they look great in the boxes :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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I’ve never heard of that one before, if you have pictures post them up! I’d like to check it out. I’ve always liked the pro grille but it seems like everyone has one now, so I’m hoping I find something a little different.

Here you go!

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The most recent thing I did was purchase a couple of the brushed gold scs ray 10’s

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I’m waiting to throw them on until I can afford my lift, that way I can fit the tire size I want. But for now they look great in the boxes :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
I dig it! You're going to have a very Sun Devil-ish theme going on there with the maroon and gold.

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Next thing I did was get ride of the chrome turn signals in the mirror. I switched them out for a custom set made by mesojdm.
How hard is it to remove those side markers? I've got some extra smoke tint vinyl laying around, I think I'll try wrapping mine to see how they look.
 

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Here you go!

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I kind of like that option to be honest. It reminds me a little of the pro grille, but is still different. Now you have my wheels turning
 

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I dig it! You're going to have a very Sun Devil-ish theme going on there with the maroon and gold.

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How hard is it to remove those side markers? I've got some extra smoke tint vinyl laying around, I think I'll try wrapping mine to see how they look.

I didn’t even think about the sun devil theme, although I have heard that it’ll look like iron man. I was just aiming for something different than what everyone else has.

It was super easy, you could have them removed in minutes. I put a plastic bag over the mirror and then popped the cover off so that it couldn’t go flying. Then you just unscrew and unplug it. There’s a video floating around somewhere of it, I’ll send t it your way once I find it.
 

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I didn’t even think about the sun devil theme, although I have heard that it’ll look like iron man. I was just aiming for something different than what everyone else has.

It was super easy, you could have them removed in minutes. I put a plastic bag over the mirror and then popped the cover off so that it couldn’t go flying. Then you just unscrew and unplug it. There’s a video floating around somewhere of it, I’ll send t it your way once I find it.
Thanks I appreciate it. So the painted part just pops off?
 

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Thanks I appreciate it. So the painted part just pops off?

Here is the link for you:


Super easy honestly, I’d be down to help you get them pulled apart if you want. If you can get yourself to pull it off and not worry about breaking it, then you’re good.