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What to do next?

I recently bought a 01 Cummins with a little bit done to it. 2” block leveling kit, wheels and tires, headlight and taillight housing and led reverse lights, Has some dings but isn’t bad and exhaust done. Any other ideas of what to do non performance wise?

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Any play at all in steering? Any oil leaks? Gear fluids?

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I have a feeling your headlights aren't actually upgraded.

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I have a feeling your headlights aren't actually upgraded.

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Sorry if this is high jacking. Care to elaborate? are they off the shelve bulbs so to speak?

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Yeah definitely some play in the steering. my buddy that I bought it from did his tie rods funky so it is loose and steering wheel is crooked. And yes little bit of oil and a bigger steering pump leak not sure exactly how to go about that... I was gonna take a peak today or tomorrow.
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Yeah definitely not that good. I’d kill for that. What do you run?
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Sorry if this is high jacking. Care to elaborate? are they off the shelve bulbs so to speak?
No, you can't get output like this with off the self or plug and play HIDs or LEDs or halogens. This is a retrofit. This setup is the MD2S 4.0 projectors with osram ballasts and osram CBI bulbs. You have to open up your headlight housings and install the projectors. I also did red demon eyes and amber/orange LED strips for blinkers and marker lights.

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Yeah definitely not that good. Iíd kill for that. What do you run?
I forgot to quote you in my response, but there is what i have.

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No, you can't get output like this with off the self or plug and play HIDs or LEDs or halogens. This is a retrofit. This setup is the MD2S 4.0 projectors with osram ballasts and osram CBI bulbs. You have to open up your headlight housings and install the projectors. I also did red demon eyes and amber/orange LED strips for blinkers and marker lights.

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Interesting thanks. Been wanting to upgrade my lights, and the results look good! I refuse to put a lightbar on my truck
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Interesting thanks. Been wanting to upgrade my lights, and the results look good! I refuse to put a lightbar on my truck
I have quad projectors on my 3rd gen and a light bar is useless when i have high beams on. Plus you can't run a light bar with traffic around.

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Find the play in steering components. Track bar either end, ball joints, steering gear etc Replace anything with any play. Moog tack bar.
Oil leaks are probably the Vacuum pump seal and tappet cover. 20 dollars each for parts. Look at vacuum pump from underneath when running with a flashlight for a drip.

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Tappet cover is a pita. VP has to come out. Wait until yours bites the dust before stopping that leak.

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