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Old 01-30-2011, 10:56 PM
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Default Front bumper and grill swap

I have a 97 Ranger XLT 3.0. w/ a lift Can I swap the front bumper and grill to the 2009 grill and bumper with the fogs ? Also how do i figure out how high the lift is on my truck ? New to this so all answers appreciated thanks
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:17 PM
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Im sure its possable not sure but Im thinking you are going to have to swap the fenders foward to do it though and I think the frame horns are differnet aswell. As for the lift how big of a tire are you running right now and what is the space between the fender and the top of the tires
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:25 PM
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33 12.50 R15LT Tires and distance between fender and tire is 7 3/8
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:58 PM
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:18 AM
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I would say a 6in susp lift or a 3in body lift looking at the pic though You may have a susp lift on it
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:31 AM
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cool thanks
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Front bumper and grill swap

you will need a new hood too
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Front bumper and grill swap

from what i was told

Both fenders
Hood
Header pannel
Headlights
Turn markers
Misc fasteners
Grill
bumper
and bumper brackets need to be modded to fit
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:38 PM
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from what i was told

Both fenders
Hood
Header pannel
Headlights
Turn markers
Misc fasteners
Grill
bumper
and bumper brackets need to be modded to fit
what Thomas said, the 97(down) have different fender lines than 98+ hood will not work
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:26 PM
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O wow ! its alot more than i thought of ! Better startsaving thanks guys

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For the hood do i need to change any of the brackets ?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:38 PM
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I have a 97 Ranger XLT 3.0. w/ a lift Can I swap the front bumper and grill to the 2009 grill and bumper with the fogs ? Also how do i figure out how high the lift is on my truck ? New to this so all answers appreciated thanks
funny, im looking to go from 2008 to 2005 lol
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Front bumper and grill swap

don't forget the hood hinges as well. the drivers (i think) changed in 05 (i think again)
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:09 PM
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is thier any bumper with fog lights that would fit a 97 ranger XLT ? either straight bolt on or very minor mods ?
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:19 AM
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93-97 has a valance that has 2 round fog lights in it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: Front bumper and grill swap

You can use a factory 4X4 valance. (93 - 97)
Looks like this....

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