Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorer and Ranger Owners - By Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts.


Ford Explorer Generation Guide

EF Swag Store 2015 Ford Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Room My Posts Reviews Explorer Photo Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Classifieds: Explorer / Ranger / Bronco II Parts For Sale and Wanted > Auto & Truck Parts For Sale > Parts and Vehicles Wanted

Notices

Parts and Vehicles Wanted Need a part for your Ford Explorer, Ranger? Looking for a special vehicle? Looking for a house, a dog, or an RV? This is the place to ask.

Skid plate

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Skid plate

Looking for a front skid plate from a ranger. Stock or aftermarket.




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

For only $20 per year you can become an Elite Explorer member. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to eliminate most ads, including blue underlined links, and no ads on photos. Other benefits include the ability to store 1000 Private Messages, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and to our Photo Gallery and more. Join the Elite Explorers today.


Old 10-09-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
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.




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
I see them on a ton of rangers(4 today), but none on ebay, craigslist, or at the junkyards.




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
Tbars4
Offroad/Fitness Moderator
anaheim hills,california
 
Tbars4's Avatar
95 ranger 4x4/ 91 X 4x4
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 25,469

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
...check with Kbabiak on the bottom of the forums page..




__________________
I have Rocks in my head. What's in yours?
'95 ranger xl 4x4 2.3L std cab, 2 sticks Ranger RegistryThe Squirrel
'91 4x4=To much to list, much more to add.. Project "X" and more Pics & Mod's List
How to: Wheels,Tires, & Lifts...
Buy Explorerforum.com Items here
Tbars4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tbars4 View Post
...check with Kbabiak on the bottom of the forums page..
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.




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
Tbars4
Offroad/Fitness Moderator
anaheim hills,california
 
Tbars4's Avatar
95 ranger 4x4/ 91 X 4x4
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 25,469

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
..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)

....I think Stic-o has a spare second gen X skid plate just hangin out in his garage..




__________________
I have Rocks in my head. What's in yours?
'95 ranger xl 4x4 2.3L std cab, 2 sticks Ranger RegistryThe Squirrel
'91 4x4=To much to list, much more to add.. Project "X" and more Pics & Mod's List
How to: Wheels,Tires, & Lifts...
Buy Explorerforum.com Items here
Tbars4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
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




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #8
Tbars4
Offroad/Fitness Moderator
anaheim hills,california
 
Tbars4's Avatar
95 ranger 4x4/ 91 X 4x4
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 25,469

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
..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..




__________________
I have Rocks in my head. What's in yours?
'95 ranger xl 4x4 2.3L std cab, 2 sticks Ranger RegistryThe Squirrel
'91 4x4=To much to list, much more to add.. Project "X" and more Pics & Mod's List
How to: Wheels,Tires, & Lifts...
Buy Explorerforum.com Items here
Tbars4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #9
sport97
Elite Procrastinator
connellsville pa
 
sport97's Avatar
1997 sport SOHC 4.0
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,365

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
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.




__________________
CB radio w/ dual whips, Front skidplate,
4 door leaf/aal/shackles/TT, 265/75/16 at's
SOLD! - New car 2012 focus titanium hatchback

My ex
-Vince
sport97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:18 AM   #10
MonsterTruck460
in the mud & sticks-Hillsboro, Wisconsin
2001 Eddie Bauer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 132

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.




__________________
-2001 Explorer 4x4 Eddie Bauer 5.0, SuperChips tuner, custom cat-back exhaust, 265/75/16 DuraTracs, Customized BBPfab bumper, KC DayLighters, 2" TT lift, 3" AAL lift. Rancho 5000s. Alpine Stereo System w/ 12" subwoofers x2, & more Pics & Specs
-1977 F-250 longbox, 9" lift, 460ci big block, NP205 transfercase, Dana 60 front axle, Dana 70 rear axle, 44" Denman Groundhawgs, American Racing wheels, custom bumpers & more. Pictures to prove it Here and Here. happy muddin!
MonsterTruck460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Suggest this thread to friends:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM Gas Tank Skid plate sizing question becker69 Modified 1995-2001 Explorers 4 04-11-2006 12:15 PM
new skid plate zhanx Offroad Fabrication - Bumpers, Sliders, Cages etc. 7 02-25-2006 05:01 PM
Shock Mount Skid Plate Rick Explorer - Ranger Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits 0 11-23-1999 12:48 AM
Front Skid Plate Jordan714 Explorer - Ranger Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits 0 08-05-1999 11:50 AM



Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!



Search Explorer Forum


Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 AM.



US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Explore the site!


Copyright 2014 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography



Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.



All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.



Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.