Silver-Bolt's plan.

Silver-Bolt

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Portland, OR & Eureka, MT
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Current Ride
24 F250 Lariat Tremor 6.7L HO
Current Ride #2
2023 Ford Bronco Wildtrak
Silver-Bolt originate back in 2000 when I bought my first new Lightning. Since that time on most every forum I frequent I am Silver-Bolt. I ordered a 24 F250 Lariat (poor folks version) Tremor 6.7L. Options: Tremor, 6.7L HO, Supplemental Cab Heat, Block Heater, Power Running Boards, F&R Wheel Well Liners, F&R Splash Guards, Upfitter Switches, Tailgate Step. Pretty basic compared to most on here. The plan is for a canopy, fuel tank, bumpers, and lights. Order for the truck placed 4/23, confirmed on 4/29, and scheduled on 5/2. I am currently scheduled to be built the week of 6/3. Without a doubt the fastest order to scheduled vehicle I have had. I am expecting to see it early July. Not a crazy build. It's my daily driver and "commuter" between Oregon and Montana.

Currently on order:
RSI Smart Cap Adventure
Trailready Full Guard front bumper
Trailready rear bumper
S&B 60gal fuel tank
ARB Solis 36 lights
BD XL80 lights
BD Squadron Racer (2 sets)
BD Squadron flush mount (rear bumper)
BD S2 rear fog light.
 
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Silver-Bolt originate back in 2000 when I bought my first new Lightning. Since that time on most every forum I frequent I am Silver-Bolt. I ordered a 24 F250 Lariat (poor folks version) Tremor 6.7L. Options: Tremor, 6.7L HO, Supplemental Cab Heat, Block Heater, Power Running Boards, F&R Wheel Well Liners, F&R Splash Guards, Upfitter Switches, Tailgate Step. Pretty basic compared to most on here. The plan is for a canopy, fuel tank, bumpers, and lights. Order for the truck placed 4/23, confirmed on 4/29, and scheduled on 5/2. I am currently scheduled to be built the week of 6/3. Without a doubt the fastest order to scheduled vehicle I have had. I am expecting to see it early July. Not a crazy build. It's my daily driver and "commuter" between Oregon and Montana.

Currently on order:
RSI Smart Cap Adventure
Trailready Full Guard front bumper
Trailready rear bumper
S&B 60gal fuel tank
ARB Solis 36 lights
BD XL80 lights
BD Squadron Racer (2 sets)
BD Squadron flush mount (rear bumper)
BD S2 rear fog light.
I remember you from the Raptor forum. Always a good contributor.
 
Picking up the truck today! Next week is Line-X, S&B 60 gal tank, and RSI Adventure canopy. Lights will be in next week, but the bumpers are still a couple of weeks out.
 
Picking up the truck today! Next week is Line-X, S&B 60 gal tank, and RSI Adventure canopy. Lights will be in next week, but the bumpers are still a couple of weeks out.
Congrats!
 
The last time it will look like this. Let the game begin. lol
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Beautiful truck Silver-Bolt. Looking forward to seeing the build continue.
 
Tomorrow is the Line-X bedliner, fuel tank, and RSI canopy. Next week I will be picking up the bumpers and hopefully installing them next weekend. All the lights are in waiting on the bumpers. Hoping to have it all done before heading to Montana in August.
 
Tomorrow is the Line-X bedliner, fuel tank, and RSI canopy. Next week I will be picking up the bumpers and hopefully installing them next weekend. All the lights are in waiting on the bumpers. Hoping to have it all done before heading to Montana in August.
Happy to help with some tips on the Trail ready front end if needed. Youll love the extended range that tank gives you.

For those looking to do the same, we sell all of these products on our site:
 
Happy to help with some tips on the Trail ready front end if needed. Youll love the extended range that tank gives you.

For those looking to do the same, we sell all of these products on our site:
Please share any tips you have on the bumpers. Hoping it's not as bad as installing an ARB Summit on a Bronco. lol.
 
Please share any tips you have on the bumpers. Hoping it's not as bad as installing an ARB Summit on a Bronco. lol.
ARB installs are the worst. Every time I open their boxes up, I am shocked by how much hardware there is.

For Buckstop/TrailReady bumpers:
1. Get some internal tooth lock washers (6 in total) for the large carriage bolts that connect the new bumper to their frame horn mounting brackets. Their techs showed be this trick when I was there. Without them, when you try to lift the heavy bastard up to the truck, you generally knock all the carriage bolts off as you try to align it. I dont think these are included with the normal hardware but I could be wrong.
2. If you are doing adaptive cruise sensor relocation, make sure to get that (and your winch) mounted ahead of time.
3. In general, you should mount everything on the bumper (ie lights, adaptive cruise sensor, winch) BEFORE you put the bumper up to the truck.
 
ARB installs are the worst. Every time I open their boxes up, I am shocked by how much hardware there is.

For Buckstop/TrailReady bumpers:
1. Get some internal tooth lock washers (6 in total) for the large carriage bolts that connect the new bumper to their frame horn mounting brackets. Their techs showed be this trick when I was there. Without them, when you try to lift the heavy bastard up to the truck, you generally knock all the carriage bolts off as you try to align it. I dont think these are included with the normal hardware but I could be wrong.
2. If you are doing adaptive cruise sensor relocation, make sure to get that (and your winch) mounted ahead of time.
3. In general, you should mount everything on the bumper (ie lights, adaptive cruise sensor, winch) BEFORE you put the bumper up to the truck.
Thank you. Sounds pretty straight forward. No adaptive cruise, just parking sensors so that should be easy. I will be welding some light tabs to the brush guard cross tube to mount the ARB Solis 36 lights. I have XL80's and Squadron Racers to mount in the bumper cutouts. Can't be as bad as the ARB. lol
 
Thank you. Sounds pretty straight forward. No adaptive cruise, just parking sensors so that should be easy. I will be welding some light tabs to the brush guard cross tube to mount the ARB Solis 36 lights. I have XL80's and Squadron Racers to mount in the bumper cutouts. Can't be as bad as the ARB. lol
I went with some light mounts from Axia alloys which are fantastic by the way if you've never purchased anything from them, do avoid the welding myself, but I know welded tabs would be stronger.
 
I went with some light mounts from Axia alloys which are fantastic by the way if you've never purchased anything from them, do avoid the welding myself, but I know welded tabs would be stronger.
I thought about clamps, but the ARB lights have a very wide 3-bolt base. Not sure there is a clamp that would work.

 
Yes, the 9" Triple R Sentinels we mounted to ours have a seriously wide base as well. The Axia alloys mount for larger HD lights like these or the Baja LP9s get pretty closed. The massive 2.5" tube on the Trailready bumper could come in contact with the edge of the Solis bracket, so a spacer might be needed. I needed a 1/2" spacer to get my Sentinel 9" Elites to mount without hitting the tube. I have since order a "slim" bracket from Triple R to make resolve this.

EDIT: After looking at the bracket, I see it only has two mounting holes on the bracket, whereas my Triple R's had three -- which mean I only needed to use the center mount.

The Axia Alloy people are really really great. If you did want to avoid welding, painting, etc I would share the light photo with them and see which of there other products could work better than the one I order which is more for the LP9 style mounting. Im not affiliated but I have used their stuff on customer cars for years and they NEVER move. Hands down the best mounts in the biz.
 
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