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Unread 10-21-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hey... again.
I just wanted to move from my "welcome to car forum thread" to my own official truck work-log. I have done a few things since the "welcome" thread, but still have a few things to do with the truck.

1997 Ford F150 XLT (6.5ft bed)
-Daily Driver
-~118k miles
-RWD (4x2)
-4.2 v6 Engine
-4r75w auto Transmission

What Have I got for the truck:
-The final missing rim hub was replaced
-Berlin snap tonneau (roll up)
-A clicker for alert system

Done:
-Deep cleaning on the rug, and seats (was really dirty)
-New Wipers
-Got some wires fixed (a short to the computer chip)
-Put weight in the back for winter

To Do:
-Improve sound system - New speakers (maybe) and cd system
-Fix the antenna system
-Replace front bumper (cracked and broken license plate holder)
-Install a new Grille
-4 new tires (currently worn out)

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Hey, I just wanted to do a little project now that I got the cover for my bed.
I want to put in LED light strips into my bed. But I'm new to this, how does this work?
Also would just some cheap LED light strips "undercar" from ebay work?
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Yea, any LEDs would work, just get strips and cut them to length. Just wire it into whatever harness you want to turn the lights on (tailights? Brake Lights? High Beams? Cargo Lamp?)
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Yea, any LEDs would work, just get strips and cut them to length. Just wire it into whatever harness you want to turn the lights on (tailights? Brake Lights? High Beams? Cargo Lamp?)
Thats where I'm new. What kind of harness would I need and I just need power. The LED strips would come with "on/off" switch.
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I'd wire it into the taillights. When the headlights are on (aka at night), your light bar would be. Otherwise, when you hit the brakes they would come on. Either way
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I'd wire it into the taillights. When the headlights are on (aka at night), your light bar would be. Otherwise, when you hit the brakes they would come on. Either way
okay, now does anyone have any type of diagram i could see to figure out the wiring?
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I can get Ford schematics, but you'd probably be better off to play with it a bit yourself.
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I can get Ford schematics, but you'd probably be better off to play with it a bit yourself.
Naw, its fine. I just looked under where the taillights are hooked up to the power wire. I assume I just unhook that and twist the light's wire into that into the power wire.
And I think I'm gonna buy 4 of theses:
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Should work?
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Hey guys, I have another question regrading what the truck can do. My uncle gave me his 4 winter tires (his truck got in an accident). The tires are 265-75-r16, which it should fit in my truck.
However when I get the tires changed, I am wondering can the truck be lifted any inches on stock?
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Lifting a 4x2 truck?
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