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Old 06-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Blackbeauty162 Blackbeauty162 is offline
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Default Explorer Front Bumper Question

So I have come to the conclusion that I hate my stock bumper on my truck and wish to change to a bumper from a 2000 Ford Explorer with fog lights.

My truck doesn't have fog lights to begin with and is wondering where there is a how to somewhere to install them.

and also does the bumper bolt on to my truck with little to no modifications?

heres the pic of the bumper I want:

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

Anyone at all??????
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:24 PM
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do you know if your truck is prewired for fogs...and i dont think an expo bumper will fit...just get an 01-03 front bumper if you want the round fog lights
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

I will have to check, I hear that you look around the bumper for the connectors or is there another place to look?

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and if i go with a 01-03 bumper, is it a bolt on or are there any additional brackets?
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:21 AM
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i believe its bolt on rangers havnt really changed much
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:16 AM
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I will have to check, I hear that you look around the bumper for the connectors or is there another place to look?

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and if i go with a 01-03 bumper, is it a bolt on or are there any additional brackets?
pull the radio bezel out and if your truck is prewired there will be a connector behind there...and i believe the bumper is bolt on
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

Just run an AUX switch for the fogs.. No biggie
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:31 PM
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Get the buggman wiring kit for it!
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:58 PM
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clinton, is Buggman paying you to advertise for him?
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:43 PM
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Judging by the O.P's avatar pic, he already has an 01-03 bumper installed on the truck.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

ok so I'll check tomorrow for the wiring, and I'll research a bit more about the expo bumper

and If i decide to go with the 01-03 bumper, any rough idea on price?
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

So I got my explorer bumper that I already had a picture of at the beginning of the thread

I'll paint it to match obviously, but as for mounting it:

The mounting holes are similar but not exact, off by just a bit.

My idea to solve this may result in taking the plastic piece off my old bumper and somehow bolting it to the new bumper so the holes will match up.

any other ideas besides mine?
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

you already had the correct bumper on the truck, it would have been cheaper to buy a new valance for it, and get the valance with fogs and put those in. sell the expo bumper and buy a new valance with the money, and get oem fogs for it.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-03...item35b3f9abdb

get this. its a direct bolt on, it says 2wd bumper but if you look at how the valace wraps around on the top of the bumper its actually a 4wd spec bumper and valace, but it will work. and the 4wd ones have fog light holes.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Explorer Front Bumper Question

I looked at the prices and just for me at the moment money is tight and i got the bumper for mad cheap, along with the fog's

So unfortunately Imma look to keep this bumper and make it fit, i've debating about enlargin the mount holes or doing some kinda Frankenstein brackets for the bumper or some way to get it on
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