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Old 07-16-2011, 09:23 PM
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Jeez guys, all I wanted was to find out what y'all think about me getting a grille guard.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:41 PM
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yes i think you should lol they look cool and help in alot cases

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in fact i will be gettin one for mine sometime soon
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:54 PM
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i cant belive i have read all of that lol. but while reading i have come to the conclusion boogyman is correct with this argument. adding the weight MAY affect the performacne in someway but it will probley be hardly noticble unless in the most perfect of situations.

And for turbo to help further boogyman go to lowes and buy a 12ft piece of 2x4 lumber. now

Step 1: pick it up in the exact middle. its very balanced and easy to manuever ( as a 12ft piece of lumber can be)

step 2: now go pick it up at the back and try to lift it all up in the air. you will find you cant cause of how the weight is ditributed. ( you now just created a model or how a perfectly balanced ranger from the factory is now affected by the extra weight on the end throwing off the balance of the truck)

step 3: now go buy a bunch more lumber (40lb worth) throw it in the bed at the rear and bam you now have a balanced ranger again witch will be slightly near stock.
This test only proves that the forces you apply to one side or the other are not equal to the other side, not even close to the experiment that Brian was saying.

Common sense tells ME that applying a 40# brush guard to the front of the truck will do absolutely nothing to the way it drives. Why? Because the truck is built to handle more then that in payload with something brilliant that car manufacturers have been using for...decades?: Suspension!

Sure, if you add a 40# brush guard to a Mercedes Smart Car, then we could talk. 40# to the front of a Ford Ranger? Really? You are spreading caution that it could cause a change in breaking and handling?

If you compared the amount of people that have been involved in accidents due to adding brush guards to the people who have just been involved in accidents, found the square root of the amount of people who have not been involved in accidents at all and the amount of people who's minds have been blown by the discussion in this thread, you would have a some that is greater than or equal to: Shit.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:11 PM
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This test only proves that the forces you apply to one side or the other are not equal to the other side, not even close to the experiment that Brian was saying.

Common sense tells ME that applying a 40# brush guard to the front of the truck will do absolutely nothing to the way it drives. Why? Because the truck is built to handle more then that in payload with something brilliant that car manufacturers have been using for...decades?: Suspension!

Sure, if you add a 40# brush guard to a Mercedes Smart Car, then we could talk. 40# to the front of a Ford Ranger? Really? You are spreading caution that it could cause a change in breaking and handling?

If you compared the amount of people that have been involved in accidents due to adding brush guards to the people who have just been involved in accidents, found the square root of the amount of people who have not been involved in accidents at all and the amount of people who's minds have been blown by the discussion in this thread, you would have a some that is greater than or equal to: Shit.
^ this!

not to mention that an ranger (or any truck for that matter is going to be perfectly balanced from side to side from the factory. its a truck... trucks are known to be light in the ass. colinS, your argument is invalid.

Brian, i'd make a GIF... but boogerboy would just find another way to turn it around and "one up" us some how like the self righteous ass that he's portraying himself to be. P.s.: did you know that flexing your suspention with a brushguard on the front will ruin your frame?
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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Common sense tells ME that applying a 40# brush guard to the front of the truck will do absolutely nothing to the way it drives. Why? Because the truck is built to handle more then that in payload with something brilliant that car manufacturers have been using for...decades?: Suspension!
It's designed to handle payload in the bed, not hanging off the front bumper. To declare "absolutely nothing" will change is your idea of common sense, not mine.

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You are spreading caution that it could cause a change in breaking and handling?
No, I'm cautioning that it may cause a change in BRAKING and handling. (sorry, couldn't resist. )
So, what's wrong with a few words of caution? It's not like i'm saying your truck will blow up or disintegrate, y'know?

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not to mention that an ranger (or any truck for that matter is going to be perfectly balanced from side to side from the factory. its a truck... trucks are known to be light in the ass.
Soooo... adding weight to the front will make the ass heavier?

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but boogerboy would just find another way to turn it around and "one up" us some how like the self righteous ass that he's portraying himself to be.
What's amusing is how people get so bent out of shape over a simple suggestion that they consider the possible effects accessories may have on their trucks. It's as if I called their mothers names or something. Jeebus, guys, read my first few posts... it's just advice, take it or leave it, but "boogerboy"? "self righteous ass"? Really?
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:26 AM
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No, I'm cautioning that it may cause a change in BRAKING and handling. (sorry, couldn't resist. )
Yeah, I suck at spelling at 11 PM, lol.

I agree with you that if you were to add a lot of weight to either end of the truck, it will make a difference, but not 40#. But, that's just my opinion.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:33 AM
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Yeah, I suck at spelling at 11 PM, lol.
It's cool, just a little jabatcha.

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I agree with you that if you were to add a lot of weight to either end of the truck, it will make a difference, but not 40#. But, that's just my opinion.
And you're entitled to it. At least you considered it, that's all I asked. Cheers.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:39 PM
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soooooo if i add a grille guard, will my engine violently tear through my hood immediatly? just wondering.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:29 PM
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soooooo if i add a grille guard, will my engine violently tear through my hood immediatly? just wondering.
You have a 4 hanger... so, yes.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:42 PM
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You have a 4 hanger... so, yes.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:29 PM
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Jeez guys, all I wanted was to find out what y'all think about me getting a grille guard.
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IMO Ive heard brush gaurds are good for just that. Gaurding from brush. Idk what your going to use it for but if that was it Id say go for it. IMO Id get and offroad bumper, pure reason is you could tie in tow points on it. Plus you could hit shit and thats always fun.

But like I said previously. Thats my personal opinion.
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Where the heck to you find grill guards that fit an '86 Ranger? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
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