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Old 08-31-2013, 11:33 AM
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So.. even though you removed the steps I imagine some AMP research steps will be next?

Those heavy duty trucks sit up high. I'm not very tall so I have to give it a little hop to get in. Those steps sure make it easy!
Yes I liked the steps and now you have an opportunity to go with the Amp steps. A nice mod.
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Thanks for the rep Andrew!!


A few more mods to add to the list:

Yesterday after work I had about an hour to kill so I started on a couple more mods to the truck. First I removed the center speaker from the dash. I didn't take any pictures as it's fairly straight forward and not really cosmetic at all. Then I took a bit of time to tune the stereo and get it all sounding nice. For a stock set up I'm actually very impressed with it. Typically I find the "high end" stereos put into stock vehicles such as the Alpine system overrated but this one actually performs very well. It could definitely use a better sub but the speakers themselves are fine by me for now.

Next I started to remove the B-pillar vinyl off the drivers side. Once I figured out the best way to do it (pulling from the top door jam corner down at a 45 degree angle) it all came off fairly easily. It did leave a lot of glue behind that I didn't have time to take off yet. So far I've only done the drivers side but it definitely looks a lot better without it. I'm hoping to have time to tackle the passenger side today and then get all the glue removed.

B-pillar vinyl still installed on the passenger side:


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My tonneau cover arrived at the shipping location this morning so I'm hoping to have time to go pick it up after work today. As long as I can get it and the weather holds up I'll be installing that tonight. Really looking forward to having it on the truck!
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Got the Bakflip installed today. Install was really simple despite the fairly basic (unhelpful) instructions. They did say that I was supposed to install the shims on the bottom of the rail to put the rail at the correct angle. I found out pretty quick that there wasn't any need for them. Just install the rails straight to the bed rail with no shims.

There is a small dent on the bottom of one of the panels (visible in the pictures) that I'm not too thrilled about. But it will rarely be seen so it's not the biggest deal. Overall I'm very happy with the cover; it looks and functions great!

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Looks nice, B! Too bad about the dent though.
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That cover looks great on your truck. Have I mentioned before how jealous I am before?

Atleast that small dent is on the under side and not visible when the cover is down, and is nothing severe.
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Looking good, your modding is coming along nicely.
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Brandon, looks amazing!
As for the dent......these covers dent easily on the underneath.
They don't dent as easy where it matters, which is the top part.

I had 2 dents on mine. 1 when it arrived and 1 that I did

But neither of them showed through the top
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Thanks guys! I'm definitely happy with the look and function of it. It should work out a lot better than the Peragon I had on my 1500.

And ya, as far as the dent goes I'm not worried about it as it's only visible when the cover is folded up completely. When I first saw it I freaked out a little because I though it was on the top, then I noticed the slide brackets for the arms to keep it in place when it's folded up so I relaxed a bit.
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Truck looks good man. Which version of the BakFlip is that?
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