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Swordfish94x

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I know there's loads of posts about bumpers but I couldn't find anything on this. I have a 96 explorer, my buddy has an 04 ranger edge. I have stock bumper on, he has his stock one with some added support and d rings. Just wondering if the edge has the same frame width as the explorers or regular rangers I think is what I'm getting at. Be nice to know before I take them off and start trying to fit something that doesn't.
 


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Park them side by side and grab a tape measure. Let us know what you find!
 




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He won't notice his bumper is missing? :D

I second the idea to get out a tape measure.
 




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Well I could fab some way to attach it but the brackets are different. I think I'm just gonna wait til I learn how to weld so I can make one that fits my needs a little better. Liiiike having a skidplate, and not sticking down so low. Besides what's the point of d rings on a bumper when the mounts are stock? Aren't the mounts the weak links that we see endless bumpers getting torn off on YouTube?
 




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The tow hooks on the front of the Ranger are held on by 3 large bolts. The one video I saw of a bumper being torn off was from someone hooking up a tow strap & leaving slack in it & the tow vehicle getting a running start then ripping off the bumper. If you hook up a tow strap & then go slow to remove the slack you should be able to be towed out of a stuck situation with out a problem. Our 99 Sport has one in the rear under the bumper & I was towed out of deep snow using only the tow hook with out any problem. You just do it wisely.
 




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The tow hooks on the front of the Ranger are held on by 3 large bolts. The one video I saw of a bumper being torn off was from someone hooking up a tow strap & leaving slack in it & the tow vehicle getting a running start then ripping off the bumper. If you hook up a tow strap & then go slow to remove the slack you should be able to be towed out of a stuck situation with out a problem. Our 99 Sport has one in the rear under the bumper & I was towed out of deep snow using only the tow hook with out any problem. You just do it wisely.
I just use the chain holes on the hitch socket if I can(not the bumper one).
 




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