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BlueBottle's '16 Plat CM Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by BlueBottle, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Mar 5, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    @HBdirtbag regarding the headlights, they are better than stock but a retro is definitely on my short wish list.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2017 at 11:58 AM
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    No link to a build thread. The projects been in a stale state for two years and unfortunately is sitting in a garage down in LA right now. IMG_6741.jpg




    Your mk4, how has it held up, I'm close to pulling the trigger because I like the ability to open and close the tailgate. How has it held up on all this rain? Did you do the install or have someone local?
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    That's a prettt good setup! Hope u could finish it soon.

    Regarding the mx4, it's not 100% waterproof. Some drops do come in from the hinges. And the tailgate if you don't seal it. My truck is parked in the garage most of the time so I'm not stressing. If it was parked outside I would opt a different route. I would get something that sits on top instead of flush. Anything that is flush is not 100% sealed in my opinion.

    I did the install myself. It's easy just make sure to order the one with the bed rail if you have that. It comes with drop brackets.
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    I posted this in the lighting section but wanted to add it to my build thread just as a reference.

    Here is a list of LED bulbs I have switched to for the rear of the truck


    Camera - Sony a6000
    Lens - 50mm 1.8
    Settings - SS125/F1.8/ISO100

    Taken with some daylight left to show how bright these lights really are
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAf21T-Tq-g
     
  5. Mar 19, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    Man! I really love your truck. It looks SOOOO good.
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    thanks bud!
     
  7. Mar 19, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    I've been looking at your truck since day one and can't put my finger on it but something about it keeps drawing me back. Definitely one of my favorites on here.
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    Nice build
     
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  9. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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  10. Mar 26, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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  11. Mar 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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  12. Mar 26, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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    Hmm. I hope it's just the photo cus if there's a dent there that's the first I know if it.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    I'm pretty sure is that beautiful shine of the bumper cap
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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  15. Mar 26, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    So you made me go check on the truck. No dent. Phew!

    I wanted a white one lol. Almost bought a white 1794 but couldn't deal with all the chrome on that thing. So ended up with a platninum.
     
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  16. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    I hear you on the chrome. By the end of this week I'll have no chrome either:)

    I also have some other tricks up my sleeve to implement over the next couple weeks along with the remaining chrome going away!
     
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  17. Mar 28, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Just ordered the 921's for my rear directionals. I like the idea of not needing resistors. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Yup. I always hated splicing stock wiring harnesses. These bulbs still holding up well! You will be happy.
     
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    ^^^ ordering now ^^^
     
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  21. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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    Did you install yours yet? Just wondering if you like them.
     
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  22. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    I have had them in for about a week. So far so good. No error codes or issues and plenty bright.
     
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  23. Apr 20, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    Haven't had any updates lately. I did order the driver oh shit handle. Sparks parts has the complete kit that includes the second nutsert and bolt. No need to go to hardware store. Will update once I get it installed next week.
     
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    Sparks is where I picked up my handle. It is an easy install.
     
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  25. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    Received my driver side grab handle. Simple 10 minute install. Got it from sparks parts and it came with everything needed for install. Great add on to the truck. Should have came stock on these trucks!

    Had to modify the bottom part of the pillar to match the original. That is to clear a wire loom in that area
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  27. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    Loving the upgrades and i spy FATLACE!
     
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  29. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Where lol...
     
  30. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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