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Well, I removed and painted my grill emblem today. I thought that I had some black paint left, but all I had was grey. So, my emblem is grey. I'm going to drive it for a few days to decide whether I want it black, or just stick with grey. After seeing it grey all day, I kind of like it.

I also added a pair of rectangle driving lights under the front fascia. They fit into the recession very well. I made brackets out of aluminum stock and bolted them where the tow hooks once lived.


 

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I guess I'm the only guy around that likes the chrome logo? I think that painting it cheapens the look (although I like the gray MUCH better than black).... more like a base-level truck. And, I like your idea about adding the rectangular lights, BUT... you still have empty fog-light holes in the bumper! It looks kinda silly to add "cholo" lights to the bottom when you have empty slots for others! IMO of course :behindsofa:
 

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LOL - well, in several of the trailer parks I patrol, you'll usually find areas with mid-80's Cutlass's on 22's, El-Camino's, and low-rider S-10's... with big, rectangular fog-lights bolted to the bottom. You'd never mistake them for being stock... and they usually add to the general Cholo look you find in Detroit.

"Cholo" is slang for a Mexican Gangster. It comes from a couple decades ago, when the Mexican Gangsters would wear Chino's (up high on the waist)... and button-shirts over wife-beater tank tops.
 

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I guess I'm the only guy around that likes the chrome logo? I think that painting it cheapens the look (although I like the gray MUCH better than black).... more like a base-level truck. And, I like your idea about adding the rectangular lights, BUT... you still have empty fog-light holes in the bumper! It looks kinda silly to add "cholo" lights to the bottom when you have empty slots for others! IMO of course :behindsofa:
You must have missed the link in your sticking throttle thread before it got nuked. The factory slot is already being used for another purpose. :D







 

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LOL - with all that twisting/constricting in the hose, are you really seeing any benefits? I don't know how it can be a "Ram-Air" when it meets so many obstructions :confuseda: Unless the "suck" is powerful enough to pull the air in ...?
 

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LOL - well, in several of the trailer parks I patrol, you'll usually find areas with mid-80's Cutlass's on 22's, El-Camino's, and low-rider S-10's... with big, rectangular fog-lights bolted to the bottom. You'd never mistake them for being stock... and they usually add to the general Cholo look you find in Detroit.

"Cholo" is slang for a Mexican Gangster. It comes from a couple decades ago, when the Mexican Gangsters would wear Chino's (up high on the waist)... and button-shirts over wife-beater tank tops.
You left out white knee high socks.
 

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You left out white knee high socks.
LOL - yeah, that was a quick "crash-course" introduction. I should have said, "See the movie 'Colors'."
 

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LOL - with all that twisting/constricting in the hose, are you really seeing any benefits? I don't know how it can be a "Ram-Air" when it meets so many obstructions :confuseda: Unless the "suck" is powerful enough to pull the air in ...?
The hose remains full diameter all the way to the air box.
We often refer to ram air as fresh/cold air. Ram air traditionally relates to valve timing and intake air speed usually in relation to intake runner length.
I'll see if I can find you a link to ram air.
 

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True ram air induction...
Ram Theory

This is what it has come to represent...

Vararam Industries - About

I am using the latter, which is cold air induction from a higher than ambient pressure source, I.E., the front bumper fog lamp opening.

See also... http://www.gadgetonline.com/AirInduction.htm#Other Ideas:
and... http://www.team-integra.net/sections/articles/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=466
and... http://www.karlsnet.com/mopar/ramair.shtml
and... http://www.corral.net/tech/powerplant/ram-cold-air.html
 

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well if u must paint the emblem, then grey is the way to go. black just looks like something fell off or is a base level truck.

the pep boys lights, mmmm....well if u like em then more power to ya.

the "ram air" vaccuum cleaner hose mod...eh.....as long as u think u got gains from it, then good for u again.
 
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