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Discussion in 'Parts and Vehicles Wanted' started by sport97, October 9, 2011.

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      Looking for a front skid plate from a ranger. Stock or aftermarket.
       
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      Did find a new aftermarket options for around 150. Ford wants 250ish, not happening.

      If i have to shell out over a hundred then i guess I may attempt to make something. Hoping to come across a stock one, and add a support brace.

      From what i see 98-02 with off-road package have the plate, and newer fx4 level 2's have the plate as well. Supposedly a straight bolt on. Hope so.

      Let me know if you guys know of any used ones. I'm going to call a few full service yards and see if they have anything. The u-pull it doesn't have any newer rangers.
       
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      I see them on a ton of rangers(4 today), but none on ebay, craigslist, or at the junkyards.
       
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      ...check with Kbabiak on the bottom of the forums page..;)
       
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      Thanks ,but I did ask him the other day, no luck:(

      There are aftermarket options, but I'm looking for something a tad cheaper than the 150 or so for the aftermarket ones. Ford wants 250 for one, that's nuts. I may have to fab one up in the spring if I don't find one.
       
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      ..I know you own an X but is there a specific reason you are looking for a Ranger skid plate?

      ..I know the second gen X skid plate is about 3"s wider than a Ranger skid plate..(at least for my 95 Ranger)

      ..:scratch:..I think Stic-o has a spare second gen X skid plate just hangin out in his garage..
       
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      I'm looking for the front skid plate that goes under the radiator, not the t-case or gas tank plates.

      They are on 98+ off road package equipped 4x4 rangers and the fx4 rangers as well.

      From what I saw its a straight bolt on piece
       
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      ..I believe those are only on the FX4 and the other is just a plastic box under the radiator...Another thing to look for is factory "offroad" sticker on the truck..

      ..These trucks have a skid plate package..Although I have never seen one of these at a junk yard..:(
       
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      Yea, the "offroad" package. Someone has a ranger with that package(maybe a 2000?) where I work, it appears to be stainless steel. I also have a buddy with an 06 fx4, it is equipped with one. Although he said if I try and take it he would taze me haha

      You are correct though, the majority of rangers don't have any, just that plastic box around it.
       
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      I've been looking for a skidplate too. With the offroad bumper, it leaves the radiator/condenser waaay too exposed. No luck though. I'm thinkin I'll just have to make my own.
       

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