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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Lowered the front this past week


    Might go down another 1/2" -1" depends how it looks after its aligned.

    Getting it aligned today.

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    what drop is it?

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    How much does something like this cost to drop it, any long term issues with lowering

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Where did you get the Platinum front end parts at? Looks really good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethrill View Post
    Where did you get the Platinum front end parts at? Looks really good!
    off a seller on ebay. sold as a whole unit. I bought one also from the same seller. there was some small scuffs and scratches but im happy the way it came out. I think big rob wasn't as happy with the seller but was happy with results. I think it looks pretty damn good and im happy with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throwback420 View Post
    off a seller on ebay. sold as a whole unit. I bought one also from the same seller. there was some small scuffs and scratches but im happy the way it came out. I think big rob wasn't as happy with the seller but was happy with results. I think it looks pretty damn good and im happy with mine.
    As throwback said, ebay seller.
    The item was much worse off than described, but i just had it fixed and installed it.
    single best improvement ive done to the truck appearance wise!

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Thought I would update this thread a bit.

    I have replaced the rear Air shocks with new AC Delco shocks, rides 10000x better, I will probably replace the fronts as well.

    I swapped in a heated/cooled cup holder (wiring it up today)

    Truck has been great, no issues so far.

    Last project is to tackle the installation of the system that will allow the iPhone to be displayed and controlled via the OEM headunit.

    Before Platinum and Lowering




    After Platinum and Lowering


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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Get some new headlights or clean them real good and I will give it perfection. I have a 08 changed both headlights for new ones people think I got a new truck
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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyShops NY View Post
    Get some new headlights or clean them real good and I will give it perfection. I have a 08 changed both headlights for new ones people think I got a new truck
    Yeah I need to. These are all F'd up. I will have a company polish them, and hope that works.

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    What is the ebay seller that had the complete platinum front end kit? This mod has been on my list for awhile. Just been intimidated by not knowing exactly what parts i need to do this.

    Big rob, do you have a list on hand of what it takes?

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    What color

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Quote Originally Posted by Prormk View Post
    What is the ebay seller that had the complete platinum front end kit? This mod has been on my list for awhile. Just been intimidated by not knowing exactly what parts i need to do this.

    Big rob, do you have a list on hand of what it takes?
    This is the seller I bought mine from, http://www.ebay.com/usr/xmaxfady
    He did a HORRIBLE job of shipping/protecting it during transit, and I had to have the body shop fix all the scrapes (more than paint) to get the bumper back in to perfect condition.
    He/she sells them frequently.
    When you buy it from them you get the following:
    Bumper, bumper styrafoam, upper/lower grills, fog lights, and lower chin spoiler, and left and right bracket behind the fog lights.

    You will need new splash guards (people have said that you can modify the stock ones, I didn't), and the new Hood Chrome piece.
    I might have an excel spreadsheet with all the part #s on it I can look for, if that would help, but there are numerous threads on it here. I got all my information from those threads.

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    What color
    Kia Imperial Blue

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Right on big rob. Appreciate the response.

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Well the cupholders are installed and wired up, and kind of a big let down.
    They work, hot gets up to 120* and cool gets down to 60*
    But they are highly inefficient on cooling/heating your cup because of the surface area that touches the cups is super small.
    Cool to show people, but not really functional in my opinion.

    Shifting my focus back onto the iOS/Android integration.
    Had to cannibalize my heated windshield washer switch, trying to integrate a button that works with the factory switch.
    Once that is figured out and working, Ill rip the navi apart.

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    Re: 2007 EXT build

    Hey Rob, get those headlights polished or replaced. It will look like a brand new truck!
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