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Old 02-02-2017, 11:18 AM
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That mostly depends where you buy and how much rust you have. Junkyards would be the cheapest and no rust would be easiest!
greatly appreciated thank you sir! i'm sure there is a "how to" on how to take off the front bumper? as far as a picture for picture to take off the front end and install the new parts theirs no photo for photo? how easy was it for you to do it?
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:30 AM
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greatly appreciated thank you sir! i'm sure there is a "how to" on how to take off the front bumper? as far as a picture for picture to take off the front end and install the new parts theirs no photo for photo? how easy was it for you to do it?
there's just four bolts i think that fasten the bumper to the frame rails. then the bumper brackets can stay fastened to the bumper unless you reuse them on another bumper like your... so if you buy a different model bumper, you'll need new brackets for it as well if they don't come with them
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:27 PM
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there's just four bolts i think that fasten the bumper to the frame rails. then the bumper brackets can stay fastened to the bumper unless you reuse them on another bumper like your... so if you buy a different model bumper, you'll need new brackets for it as well if they don't come with them
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:38 AM
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sure thing! are you thinking about fog lights? might make a difference in rounding up parts...
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sure thing! are you thinking about fog lights? might make a difference in rounding up parts...
yeah. but it will be hard to find one in a maroon color. i will eventually plasti dip it black for a rugged look.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:46 PM
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hey guys just starting my search and been browsing
just need a little input
i have a 99 ford ranger 4x4 extended cab 5.0 v8
looking to get the 01-03 front since it doesnt require having a hood also
i think i found what i need on ebay just making sure i am on the right track

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200962908458
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200953429052

would that be all i need? also my ranger currently doesnt have fog lights
is that easy to wire and setup?
thanks for the help guys
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:59 PM
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hey guys just starting my search and been browsing
just need a little input
i have a 99 ford ranger 4x4 extended cab 5.0 v8
looking to get the 01-03 front since it doesnt require having a hood also
i think i found what i need on ebay just making sure i am on the right track

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200962908458
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200953429052

would that be all i need? also my ranger currently doesnt have fog lights
is that easy to wire and setup?
thanks for the help guys
That should be all you need, but you might need some miscellaneous hardware if that doesn't have any.

Something to look out for: those aftermarket headlights may have a terrible beam pattern and you may want OEM lights instead. If you don't have a junkyard nearby, I have one near me that has a lot of headlights and I can get some for you. (And there are other header panel / grill combos on ebay without headlights included to make it cheaper).

Fog lights are not that hard to wire up. Just run some wires and connect them with a relay and a switch.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:30 PM
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That should be all you need, but you might need some miscellaneous hardware if that doesn't have any.

Something to look out for: those aftermarket headlights may have a terrible beam pattern and you may want OEM lights instead. If you don't have a junkyard nearby, I have one near me that has a lot of headlights and I can get some for you. (And there are other header panel / grill combos on ebay without headlights included to make it cheaper).

Fog lights are not that hard to wire up. Just run some wires and connect them with a relay and a switch.
Awesome thank you for the input! I seen there were combos with out certain things. should I look for OEM corner lights as well? There are some junk yards around me so maybe I'll luck out if not eBay should do it.
As for installing all this. Is there a write up? I haven't searched yet but I assume there is. Probably be a little bit before I get to this. Maybe after winter and the weather gets better.
Thanks again!
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:56 PM
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Awesome thank you for the input! I seen there were combos with out certain things. should I look for OEM corner lights as well? There are some junk yards around me so maybe I'll luck out if not eBay should do it.
As for installing all this. Is there a write up? I haven't searched yet but I assume there is. Probably be a little bit before I get to this. Maybe after winter and the weather gets better.
Thanks again!
Happy hunting! And just price them out for the corner lights, as I don't think aftermarket vs oem has any real difference (it's not hard to make a diamond hex reflector with a light)

Not sure if there is a write up for the swap or not.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:51 PM
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Happy hunting! And just price them out for the corner lights, as I don't think aftermarket vs oem has any real difference (it's not hard to make a diamond hex reflector with a light)

Not sure if there is a write up for the swap or not.
Wonder if these are worth the $
https://www.ebay.com/itm/172051397178

Also any one have tail lights like these
https://www.ebay.com/itm/191218473492

Be fun to finally start adding some things to my ranger
Any input is appreciated
Thanks
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:37 PM
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Wonder if these are worth the $
https://www.ebay.com/itm/172051397178

Also any one have tail lights like these
https://www.ebay.com/itm/191218473492

Be fun to finally start adding some things to my ranger
Any input is appreciated
Thanks
Don't waste your money on those headlights, the output is pure trash. If you want projectors / cool looking headlights, the best option would be to retrofit your own.

And the tail lights should be fine, as long as you make sure they are water tight, otherwise they fog.

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