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Old 03-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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Default Toolbox anyone?

I'm looking to buy a toolbox for the bed of my 05 ranger and I need suggestions. I'm not looking to spend 400 bucks on one.. 250 is more of my price range. Any input sure would be helpful!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:50 PM
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Craigslist will be your friend
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:50 PM
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Lowes has a large in bed plastic box fo around 80$. It is very praticle and still can run a hard cover
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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Yeah I was thinkin maybe Craigslist
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:02 AM
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New aluminum ones are like like $225 at Tractor Supply, last time I looked.

But, there are always used ones on CL.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:09 AM
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Nice forum here. Thought I'd register to throw in my two cents... Amazon was my friend when I went through the hunt for toolboxes. Could only find plastics and half-deeps at both HomeDepot and Lowes. No one should want to waste their money for a foot-deep box...
Cannot remember seller; wish I could help you there more.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:21 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:31 AM
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talk to any local truck accesory dealers you've got around, i got my trail F/X box for $250, including tax, with a lifetime warrenty from a small local dealer. the quality of the trail F/X box is alot nicer than what i saw at lowes & tractor supply too, i would reccomend one to anyone
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:45 AM
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Yeah I was thinkin maybe Craigslist
X2. I got a nice UWS for $90. Just have to check every day.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:03 AM
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X2. I got a nice UWS for $90. Just have to check every day.
Multiple times a day! Lol
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:26 PM
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Craigslist is the best place for tool boxes. Around here you can pick up a nice diamond tread one for $150 all day long. Some uglyer ones you can get for 20-50
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:30 PM
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I got 2 56" Weatherguard side boxes for $100 each!!

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:59 PM
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How heavy do those get? Does the added weight affect fuel economy or is it negligible?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:22 PM
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How heavy do those get? Does the added weight affect fuel economy or is it negligible?
I don't know how much they weigh, but the tools stay in there full time. I have tools that stay in the ext cab too..I'm estimating at least 400 lbs between all the tools and the boxes themselves..I get between 13-17 mpgs, so it affects it some for sure. Other members with same truck as me have reported better mileage but not much. I don't care what fuel mileage I get, the tools are necessary for me, owning my own business
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 PM
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How heavy do those get? Does the added weight affect fuel economy or is it negligible?
I would say mines about 50 lbs with an additional 50 lbs of tools. I dropped about 1 mpg but I had a tonneau before I had the toolbox.
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