2003 Expedition Face Lift Begins

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    Although... chrome is classic, right? Perhaps timeless...
     
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    Black is the New Chrome look around at all the lifted trucks ..unless its a highway Queen then it'll probably have Chrome..

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    Ha ha... yea you're right. I grew up in the muscle car era so when I think of custom wheels chrome is the first thing that cones to mind. But so far, with all the mock ups I've put together, black is winng out. Thanks for your inputs Scoot!
     
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    Looks good Bob I have polished 35 on 17 x 9.5. We go wheeling and I air down so did not want to blow a Bead. Brought back memories when I did mine over a year ago. Enjoy
     
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    Thanks, JB!

    How do you like the RT's? I've been thinking about tires too and while I LOVE the aggressive look of the M/T's, they don't rate so great in winter weather for some reason. You'd think with that aggressive tread that they would just tear thru in the snow. I read somewhere where a guy had his M/T's siped. Maybe that helps bridge the winter traction gap.
     
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    Got the word from Natalie over at WAM that the bumper is ready to ship! Cost to ship to the West Coast is right at $250... wish I could just go pick it up like some of you can! I asked what all it ships with as a gentle reminder to ship the lights that I ordered for it along with whatever mounting hardware it comes with. Can't wait to see it!
     
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    Hi Bob The Toyo RT is a great tire. Before the lift I had Toyo AT 33 and they were fine but the 35 RT do an amazing job off and on road. I was considering the MTs as well but was not willing to sacrifice the shorter tire life and the added noise. I have had the RTs on for over a year and they seem to do well in the rain, I have not had the opportunity to run in snow, of course sand and dirt are great, and I must say I can get up much steeper incline now, where the AT would lose grip.
     
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    Thanks for the info, JB! I'm currently running Toyo AT II's. I've really liked them. Had them in snow a few times and would say they're pretty decent. Struggled getting up my hill this winter when we have a little over a foot of snow. Managed to get up on the one final and last attempt... turned off all traction control and I drove right out. Not sure if it was the one last try or if it was turning off all traction control. If I had to guess, I'd say it was the traction control because during several of my attempts it seemed like I'd start loosing power to the point where I'd even loose power brakes momentarily. I'll have to remember that trick.
     
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    Bumper shipped today and is scheduled to arrive at the terminal in Portland on the 28th. Sweet!! :cool:
     
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    JB, how do you air back up? Do you have onboard air? Locker?
     

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