Spruced Up the Grandpa Truck a Tad

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  • Spruced Up the Grandpa Truck a Tad

    Well was about time for new hoops (44k on OE Goodyears) and wanted some Firestone Destination A/T2’s. After pricing them out decided I’d take another look at Texas Truck Tire and see what they had taken off and in stock. Wanted some OE black wheels too and they had a set off of a Chevy AT4. Swapped out the center caps for me and sent them on the way. Actually only $700 more for the combo than buying at Firestone store.

    Also put 2” leveling kit on front and doesn’t look so Grandpa-ish anymore. Was thinking about a new truck but thought to myself why? Plus I just ordered Valla a new Landrover Defender for her retirement present so figured I’d keep this puppy a few more years—after all, I do like it!

    Grandpa to not so Grandpa for $2500, less the cost of new tires I had to get anyway ($1350) = $1150 for OE wheels and OE leveling kit.


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  • #2
    Ennngh.
    Looks like a Granpa Trash Hauler to me.












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    • #3
      Tight work Gramps.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post
        Ennngh.
        Looks like a Granpa Trash Hauler to me.












        Those are sacks of cash, he's on his way to pay for the wheels and tires.

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        • #5
          Did the same thing with my F250. Found a set of factory take offs from a tremor. Brand new rims and tires for 1500.00. Completely changed the look of the truck.

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          • #6
            Nice looking truck, for a Chebby…😀

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            • #7
              Nice truck, but what can ya put in that little toy bed???

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              • #8
                Looks.much better. Would look even nicer if it was a Ford.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Billinfla View Post
                  Nice truck, but what can ya put in that little toy bed???
                  You laugh, but I need to find a truck that fits into my garage, but still seats five and can tow a 10,000 lb travel trailer or boat. Shorty bed would be fine.

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                  • #10
                    I love the black rims , it looks a lot better to me .

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                    • #11
                      Most awesome Master!

                      You cheating out on tires, funny .

                      Enjoy your custom ride

                      BWP

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                      • bluewaterposer
                        bluewaterposer commented
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                        Cheaping, stupid spell check!!!

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by V_Thirteen View Post

                      You laugh, but I need to find a truck that fits into my garage, but still seats five and can tow a 10,000 lb travel trailer or boat. Shorty bed would be fine.
                      Tundra crew cab 5.5, tows up to 12k.
                      Sanibel FL
                      2015 Sea Ray 410 Sundancer "Someday"

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by V_Thirteen View Post

                        You laugh, but I need to find a truck that fits into my garage, but still seats five and can tow a 10,000 lb travel trailer or boat. Shorty bed would be fine.
                        I understand your pain. My father in law had a 4 door 8' bed truck decades ago. Great on the hiway, terrible driving around downtown Savannah.

                        I actually like towing and using a 10' utility trailer for heavy stuff....much easier to load.

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                        • #14
                          Looks great. We are a black rim family here. They make the car look so much better

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                          • Tiretyme
                            Tiretyme commented
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                            I agree! Had on my Armada that my daughter now drives but went with a dark gray on Valla’s new Defender. Just matched color scheme a little better than black

                        • #15
                          My F350 has shiny aluminum rims in the rear and gold rims in the front.

                          Of course if I was to ever wash it they might match.

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                          • Sans Peur
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                            My record is 4 years. At that point one of my guys (who washes his vehicle including company truck every weekend) couldn't take it anymore. He asked for my keys to "move the truck" and disappeared to the car wash and vacuum place. I told him he ruined my experiement.

                          • Tiretyme
                            Tiretyme commented
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                            Y’all are hilarious!!

                          • Billinfla
                            Billinfla commented
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                            My truck is cleaner under the hood than outside.
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