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Old 06-15-2016, 08:20 AM
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I just looked up Iowa's tint law. 70% is nothing. Man that blows.
Yep, and I hate not having matched tint all the way around. They're real sticklers on front plates too. I've paid enough in fines for no front plate or tint to not bother with it anymore.
 
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Windows were already legally tinted when I bought the truck, and that has been good enough for me.

The best I have done is to replace the junk factory speakers with A set of Rockford Fosgates and replace the factory Goodyears with Terra Grappler G2s.
 
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyII View Post
Windows were already legally tinted when I bought the truck, and that has been good enough for me.

The best I have done is to replace the junk factory speakers with A set of Rockford Fosgates and replace the factory Goodyears with Terra Grappler G2s.
Thanks! That's good info. The stock speakers do seem to be junk.
 
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Originally Posted by Thunder:Raven View Post
Thanks! That's good info. The stock speakers do seem to be junk.

Im not an audiophile by any stretch, and never realized how bad they were exactly until I replaced them. They were replaced because they kept busting and I grew tired of bringing it in to be replaced under warranty with the same ole same. When I first heard turned the radio on after the swap I was blown away by the crispness and clarity. I highly recommend this.
 
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Im not an audiophile by any stretch, and never realized how bad they were exactly until I replaced them. They were replaced because they kept busting and I grew tired of bringing it in to be replaced under warranty with the same ole same. When I first heard turned the radio on after the swap I was blown away by the crispness and clarity. I highly recommend this.
Totally gonna do that first. My passenger front is blown out already.
 
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Originally Posted by Olytlr View Post
I just looked up Iowa's tint law. 70% is nothing. Man that blows.
Maybe I'm lucky, but my '13 F150 has 50% added all around (over the factory in the rear making it something like 30-40%), my wife's Chrysler 200 has 50% front and 35% rear, and my '95 has 35% front, and 20% rears with a 20% brow, and I've never had issues with it, and I've been all over Iowa with all of the vehicles in the past 5 years.
 
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A $400 tune for my Ecoboost. That was dirt cheap horsepower. Best $400 I ever spent on a vehicle.
 
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The next best things I did for my truck was a combination of the ARE skin tight rock deflector, ARE window vents, the Husky rear wheel well liners and the Husky floor mat system. All are protective devices and offer some dress up as well for real cheap.
 
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One of the annoyances for me was the door detents not having a "middle" stop location. The door was either not opened enough to fit out of, or into the car next door. Luckily, there is a company that takes new OEM ones and machines in a new detent for $90 bucks. Money well spent IMO: Door Detent 3.0 by northlight labs | Now F-150 Doors Open Just Right

Posts on the subject: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post13297024

EDIT: looks like you have a Screw, for all 4 doors, a bit more $
 
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Robb, that looks like an awesome Mod

The wife & I both noticed immediately the ****ty stop position, as soon as I pulled it in the garage the first time.
I want to do this as well, sad thing is, I should not have too, WTF Ford

Great write up & pic's BTW
 
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by King-bRanch View Post
Robb, that looks like an awesome Mod

The wife & I both noticed immediately the ****ty stop position, as soon as I pulled it in the garage the first time.
I want to do this as well, sad thing is, I should not have too, WTF Ford

Great write up & pic's BTW
Right? Crazy this isn't done from the factory! Appreciate the shot out on the write up and pics

Anyways, if you end up getting them, the passenger side is a bear to install. I think there were some updated instructions about removing the fuse box from the passenger side kick panel that came out after I had installed. If you end up getting the kit and have questions feel free to shoot me a PM.
 
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That is a good idea! I may have to get a set for my Red Beast. I've kinda gotten used to it and I mainly park the truck towards the back of any parking lot anyway just so I don't have to worry about anyone else opening their doors into me. But I still agree Ford should have done this better
 
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Here is what I've done so far.

1. Plastic door sill protectors $35
2. Replace door speakers $120
3. Linex spray liner

Next mods will be Amp Power steps and a powered sub.
 
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyII View Post
Im not an audiophile by any stretch, and never realized how bad they were exactly until I replaced them. They were replaced because they kept busting and I grew tired of bringing it in to be replaced under warranty with the same ole same. When I first heard turned the radio on after the swap I was blown away by the crispness and clarity. I highly recommend this.
I have the stock Sony system in my 2014 SCREW. Are these the same speakers you guys are talking about? My system sounds great.
 
 
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