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Old 03-17-2010, 04:55 PM
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Default radiator skid plate

just removed that stupid pointless valence. and i just now noticed that shes missin the skid plate that goes under the radiator. so where would i get this from?
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: radiator skid plate

The one mine had was just this little wimpy plastic thing that was only good for protecting the radiator from rocks that get kicked up off the road. If you are looking for off-road protection your best bet is to make one.

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Old 03-17-2010, 05:32 PM
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The one mine had was just this little wimpy plastic thing that was only good for protecting the radiator from rocks that get kicked up off the road. If you are looking for off-road protection your best bet is to make one.

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ya thats what i had and i would love to make my own but i dont have the materials nor a welder. so im just going to stick with the plastic one
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: radiator skid plate

well if you just going to buy one buy one of the actual skids plates not just the plastic piece. Even though the stock skid plates aren't much more than plastic but at least cover more and look better
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:42 AM
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well if you just going to buy one buy one of the actual skids plates not just the plastic piece. Even though the stock skid plates aren't much more than plastic but at least cover more and look better
sounds good but where do i get the actual skid plate from?
edit* just found this, but would it work on my '01?
http://www.millersfabrication.com/skidplate.html
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: radiator skid plate

yeah that would but that is just a crazy price for one. You could get a local welder to make you one for 100 bucks probably.

Ebay or junkyards is where you will find the stock ones. They are on the rare side just like any ranger part
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:49 PM
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The problem I see with that skid plate is that if you were to actually need that to help you get up and over something that it wouldn't work out too well. It looks like it does not extend to or down to the same level as the cross member. It will protect the radiator but since it does not connect to the cross member then you stand the chance of the crossmember hanging you up. On mine I have it extended to the cross member so it will slide across. If you look up under the truck I am sure you can make something out of angle iron, some flat stock and some sort of heavy plate aluminum that would work better then the stock ones. The stock ones provide about as much protection as the plastic piece you have.

If you crawl under your truck you will see where the plastic piece attaches to the frame and the cross member you will see how you could bolt on something there. If it would help I can take pictures of mine. It would be different on how it attaches to the front part of the truck but it would give you the idea. It doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to work.

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