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Old 02-27-2011, 12:43 PM
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Default Retrofitting Ranger Grilles???

I currently own a 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 in Grabber Orange/Valencia with the chrome package. As my uncle would say, "I am not a stock kind of guy;" and I am considering installing an aftermarket grille. As I was looking through my most recent LMC Truck catalog, I found a chrome grille for a 2001-03 Ford Ranger (Part No.: 50-9153). I know that hood and headlights have not changed enough between then and my 2008 model, but I do know that the grille style has changed slightly. I was wondering if anyone knew if it would possible to retrofit a 2001-03 grille on a 2008 Ranger? Your suggestions and help are greatly appreciated...in advance
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Retrofitting Ranger Grilles???

you would have to swap the hood as well the grille and shroud to fit your 08 the 01 - 03 hood is different then the 04-current.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Retrofitting Ranger Grilles???

Also would need header panel aka radiator support.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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Also would need header panel aka radiator support.
the header panel is the fiberglass piece all the lights and grill mount to. the radiator support (aka core support) is the metal piece that goes between the inner fenders and the radiator mounts to it. 98+ are the same core support.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: Retrofitting Ranger Grilles???

Thank you all for telling me what would be involved. As much as I enjoy working on vehicles and making it more my style, I am thinking that it would be best to go another route.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Retrofitting Ranger Grilles???

as far as I know you would have to get a different hood along with the grille
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