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Phil
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:57 pm

2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD
8.1 Liter Vortec V8
bulletproof lift, 14" total
20" kmc rockstars w/ 39.5" tires
random brand of blue underbody kit / needs replacing
Motorized drop down door steps

Getting new tires this week

It has a lot of potential for LEDs and glow

Been thinking about a lifted truck for a while. Picked this one up from a friend in a local truck club. $18,000 with 73,000 miles. I think its a fair deal.

Completely impractical. Amazing gas mileage of EIGHT mpg. Throaty roar, since no muffler.

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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:04 pm

Love the truck I have a lot of those out by me but none of them as clean as this one
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:10 pm

icon_surprised.gif Sick bro.. absolutely sick. the lift is tight.. and your right, definite potential for some glow
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:15 pm

If you put a very sizeable "OZNIUM" banner on it you can write the gas used for it off as advertising biglaugh.gif
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:16 pm

Same size sticker you have on your Highlander windshield on the tailgate of the truck, ASAP.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:31 pm

saw a hummer with those wheels on it yesterday
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:32 pm

holy crap...

thats awesome
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:23 pm

That's so badass dude, man you're so lucky!
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:45 pm

Actually, I think in NY its 2 Banner sized stickers and MAYBE vanity plates, you can get cheaper insurance and write some of it off.

Like you said, impracticable, but its bad ass you have all those rides.

Kudos.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:41 am

Picture 2 (dash shot): there's some type of controller with a blue led and button...what's it do?
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:58 am

Dude I sware i've seen that truck before!!!!
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:03 am

Hahah. He did get it. Crazy duder. And the pic with you in it is baller.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:02 am

8.1 liter. thats huge haha sick truck
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:04 am

that 3rd pic just says..

'**** garages. im no pavement princess.'


sexy truck phil. good decision
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:45 am

awesome but scary icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:13 am

Awesome truck Phil. My only comment - remove the iron cross off the trailing arm mount! (pic 5)
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:39 am

you cant take the cross out unless you weld a plate over it. other that that, the thing is SICK AS HELL. i would love to own that. you wana trade? my grand-prix GTP for it? haha
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:52 am

DJTricky wrote:
you cant take the cross out unless you weld a plate over it.


I bet they have different styles of plates, and if not...Time to get out the welder. Iron crosses are not what I think of when I think "Oznium Show Truck".


I say get custom plates made with Oznium.com cut into them. It could be a thick engraving or an actual cutout so you can glow through it. Or buy standard plates and modify them icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:18 pm

I'd still rather have one of the other cars. Big trucks are a no go for me.
Phil
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:10 pm

^ I like your bike

Way overdue for new tires:

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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:15 pm

wow JUST jacks holding that up? puppy_dog_eyes.gif

I dont see a safety stand in site.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Phil wrote:

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Straight up jacked.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:22 pm

holy crap phil that truck is sick

looks like is could run over any thing
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:05 pm

Those wheels look sick without the center caps. Primarily without the big chrome star. Reminds me of the Lone Star state when it's installed icon_razz.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:06 pm

I'm sorry.. I have to be the dissenting opinion . This is not my style of vehicle at all.. and its also the kind of vehicle I hate driving around . I don't see how a huge lifted domestic truck is the best display vehicle for auto lighting since I don't think that's the largest customer demographic, and with all the exposed suspension and the height of the interior relative to the eye level of the average viewer, you're going to have to work a lot of miracles to hide your sources . Also why must everyone paint random interior panels ? And why blue for christ's sake ? And why does the paint look textured ? And if your main purpose is to show it you're going to have to get people to climb inside or they'll be looking at the floor mats when they look inside . And that rear window logo needs to die .
Also, around here the only people that drive lifts like this are white guys with fo-hawks or shaved heads with ball caps on half sideways with mad off-road brand and Skin stickers with pop punk blaring out their open windows.. or their wives/girlfriends who are running me off the road because they have no business being in a vehicle this large and have no idea wtf they're doing . Oh it just all rubs me the wrong way ! Waaaaarhbhlagggggaaaaarrg . icon_lol.gif

Also, congrats on your new purchase ! icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:49 pm

I just hate how it has all the suspension work and wheels and such and will never see off road. icon_confused.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:58 pm

robbie wrote:
I just hate how it has all the suspension work and wheels and such and will never see off road. icon_confused.gif


Who says? icon_lol.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:04 pm

That is badass. If it were practical for a daily, thats what I would be rolling in right now. icon_cool.gif
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:18 pm

those wheels are the sweetest wheels available and i HATE black wheels
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:47 pm

Phil wrote:
^ I like your bike

Way overdue for new tires:

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personally i wouldve thrown cinderblocks under it jsut for the comical effect
My .02$ is that you should have a 3ft by 5 ft flag made or two of them. mount a bracket system up then put floodlights or superflux's pointed and the flags
its what ive been wanting to do to my flags
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:37 pm

So did you sale your 4Runner?
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:33 am

Fo_SheeZy wrote:
So did you sale your 4Runner?


Was thinking the same thing.
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:07 am

Lacrossefox wrote:
My .02$ is that you should have a 3ft by 5 ft flag made or two of them. mount a bracket system up then put floodlights or superflux's pointed and the flags
its what ive been wanting to do to my flags

That just screams redneck imo. No flags. Just some oznium promo stickers and a bunch of glow. That thing gets plenty of attention as it is.
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:40 am

so about that trade haha
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:25 am

04yellowf150 wrote:
those wheels are the sweetest wheels available and i HATE black wheels


you just can't help but love rockstar wheels. and agreed with Korn... NO flags.
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:36 am

Phil, does that thing have the axles re-geared? If not I'd recommend getting it done... you'll see an improvement in mpg and definitely in the power department. What tires are you going with?
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:40 am

Somehow I don't think that MPG is a concern of his biglaugh.gif
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:45 am

Is anyone gonna let us know that that *** banana looking sticker on the back is?
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:50 pm

I heart Rockstar wheels icon_cool.gif
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:54 pm

The sticker on the back was from the old owners NOR-CAL / car club. No *** bananas. Sorry icon_rolleyes.gif

My favorite picture is Phil on macro mode (thanks Aken for explaining Macro mode to me biglaugh.gif) taken from my Pontiac G6 rental chase vehicle by Brittany.

Also we won't need people climbing into the vehicle, but think at the shows we attend, the STI's, Evo's, and every other tuned import will be there...

Oznium will have a huge glowing truck which will project LEDs mounted on it perfectly will definitely stand out from the crowd. icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:39 pm

^^^Agreed icon_biggrin.gif (on what? Idk)

This truck is going to be a show stopper of glow icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:01 am

Awesome truck, and you're right...endless possibilities for glow!
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Post Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:01 pm

Very awesome. I love the wheels. What brand of tires did you go with?
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:22 pm

you've already seen my truck so you know I'm curious as to what tires you run. Those old STS's were bald!
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:28 pm

Hey guys -

Kevin_S wrote:
Picture 2 (dash shot): there's some type of controller with a blue led and button...what's it do?

Bass controller knob =) 2 subs under the back seat, and upgraded door speakers. Something is loose with the speakers though, so I'm gonna have to pull the door panels off and investigate.

Fo_SheeZy wrote:
So did you sale your 4Runner?

Absolutely not! I love the 4Runner. It would be in the pics too, but a friend was borrowing her.

Toastr wrote:
Phil, does that thing have the axles re-geared? If not I'd recommend getting it done... you'll see an improvement in mpg and definitely in the power department. What tires are you going with?


Yea, its been re-geared, but not sure to what. Just put on a new set of 40" Trxus STS. It "handles" a lot better now compared to the bald ones. Fortunately its not a daily driver, so I don't have to worry about burning through gas or expensive tires as much.

kornholio788 wrote:
Somehow I don't think that MPG is a concern of his biglaugh.gif

Haha, quite the opposite. Bring on the low MPG and high gas prices. Bring it on.


Regarding the glow...

Already put on on twenty pieces of 20-inch blue LED bars. That got me coverage along the sides and rear. Need another 5 bars to bring it to the front. Then I'll probably add a second set of green a foot inward from the blue, to give a nice contrast and more brightness. There could easily be fifty pieces of 20-inch LED bars underneath. At $25 each, that's $1250 worth of underbody lighting.

These are the ones I'm using: https://www.oznium.com/linear-lights/smd-bar They've got a super thin profile, and plug directly into each other with waterproof connectors. Just as bright as a piranha bar, or flex strip.

Thank god for a warehouse full of flashy LED lights at my disposal =)
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:34 pm

Phil wrote:
Thank god for a warehouse full of flashy LED lights at my disposal =)


And the address of this warehouse? What's the low-down on security? icon_cool.gif
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:38 pm

What is the big difference between the SMD and the piranha other than the price? I can't tell much of a difference.
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:41 pm

SMD uses surface mount LEDs, Pirahna bars use superfluxes. Don't know about the SMD bars, but the Piranha Bars are BRIGHT. I put some in my lower grille, I'll get some pics soon. Also, Pirahna bars don't come waterproofed, and they have a plastic tube around them. Means the SMD bars are better for outdoor use...probably should have used those for the grille icon_razz.gif
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:54 pm

I have a couple of Piranha bars....I have one lighting up my desk right now!
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Post Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:29 am

:*******:
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:40 pm

icon_eek.gif icon_eek.gif Dear god that's bright.
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:19 pm

Looks good, but need some better quality pictures.
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:34 pm

Are you going to stick with just blue? or add in some other colors?
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:08 pm

Phil wrote:

Regarding the glow...

Then I'll probably add a second set of green a foot inward from the blue, to give a nice contrast and more brightness.
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:12 pm

my bad, i must have read it and disregarded it... oops
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:50 pm

A-Ray wrote:
Looks good, but need some better quality pictures.


Yeah I agree,those pics are horrible! icon_lol.gif
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