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robpayneusaf 03-01-2013 11:29 AM

My 2010 TRX4 Beauty
 
The first time I saw my truck was on cars.com while deployed to Afghanistan. Needless to say, I was in love. It took quite a bit of work, but I made sure that it was sitting in my driveway when I got off the plane a month later. And I've been modding ever since.... and plan to keep going :smiley_thumbs_up:

But enough about me, letís get to the pics and mod list

Here's a few pictures of my truck bone stock. It wouldn't stay that way for long.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...pseda212d7.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psdf32f595.jpg

MODS

1) Flowmaster 50 Series HD dual exhaust.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psa8932837.jpg

2) Duplicolor Shadow painted emblems and side badges (would end up debadging the sides).

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps484ae4c4.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4bf6c5f7.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps20cc9fce.jpg

3) LED foot well and bed rail lighting with activator switches in the cab. It's hard to take a picture of the footwell lights without them looking blue, but they're a cool white in person.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psf692ab6a.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1fc677a7.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4f03cb48.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9bb7e582.jpg

4) Window tint all the way around.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psb643fcd1.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psc7195b8b.jpg

5) Replaced stock white bulbs with cool white LEDs (reverse, license plate, cargo light, interior dome light, interior map lights). But with my crappy camera, it's hard to get a picture of these so you're just going to have to trust me.

6) Bilstein 5100 front and rear shocks. Front shocks set to 2.8" (I don't have the 'death wobble').

Before
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0f58d5e3.jpg

After
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psc84ef04f.jpg

robpayneusaf 03-01-2013 11:30 AM

7) Custom painted engine cover and cold air intake cover.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4ad7e5a4.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psf926beb7.jpg

8) Traded 17" OEM wheels and tires that come on the TRX4 for the stock 20" wheels and tires for the Sport. I got them brand new from my local dealership for $600. Not too shabby. You guys might not like them, but I love them. Plus they will look great with 35s.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8d9e61d9.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psc1b3c0c5.jpg

9) Replaced headlights, fogs, and tails with tinted lights. The headlights also have the black housing that I wanted.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psa71638cd.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps114259a5.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psa737eb8d.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps26318cbe.jpg

MODS TO COME

-35x12.5r20 Nitto Trail Grapplers (will probably have to add 1/4" wheel spacers)

-Paint my brake capilers red. Anyone got tips?

-I'd love to get my hand on a Mopar Sport Performance Hood, because I'd be just about the only TRX4 on the road with one and they look amazing. Let’s face it, I like to be unique.

-Replace interior green LED dash lights with white LEDs? Basically I'm just waiting on the courage and time for this one.

In closing, let me know if you have any questions about any of the mods I’ve made. Enjoy!

robpayneusaf 03-03-2013 11:59 PM

Anybody got any advice on painting brake calipers? Certain brand of paint you would use?

05cr125r 03-04-2013 12:23 AM

i do not know much about paint...but i do know thats a damn nice truck

ShawnC13 03-04-2013 12:47 AM

Great looking truck and looks like you have put a lot of work into it and it is awesome!!

fastNugly @ BP 03-04-2013 04:15 PM

Nice looking truck

as for the calipers, duplicolor makes a pretty easy to use caliper painting kit. Either aerosol or paint brush

robpayneusaf 03-04-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 1029386)
Nice looking truck

as for the calipers, duplicolor makes a pretty easy to use caliper painting kit. Either aerosol or paint brush

Thanks man. I bought a can of the duplicolor paint and have looked around at some of the other trucks that have done the same thing, but that red isn't exactly the shade of red that I want. Think I could use the duplicolor caliper paint, then go over it with a few coats of the red header paint that I used on the engine cover? It's rated for 2000 degrees, but I just don't want to deal with it chipping.

Bully's Performance 03-04-2013 11:08 PM

Truck looks killer :)

Thanks
Jeremiah
Discount Auto Performance

fastNugly @ BP 03-05-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robpayneusaf (Post 1029608)
Thanks man. I bought a can of the duplicolor paint and have looked around at some of the other trucks that have done the same thing, but that red isn't exactly the shade of red that I want. Think I could use the duplicolor caliper paint, then go over it with a few coats of the red header paint that I used on the engine cover? It's rated for 2000 degrees, but I just don't want to deal with it chipping.

Mine is painted red as well and I too do not like the red, but I dont think it was done right, because it is chipping.
I will be re doing them this spring in a different color

robpayneusaf 03-08-2013 11:44 AM

I covered my emblems with plastidip black and the glossifier last night. The duplicolor shadow had started to chip. I'll post some pics this afternoon!


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