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Old 09-15-2013, 09:12 AM
fordranger95 fordranger95 is offline
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hey guys I have a 96 ranger.... its a 2.3 5 speed ranger with 4.10 gears.. nice little truck.... I have done numerous mods to it

here how it looked when I got it bone stock about 2 years ago



and now after all the mods and here how it looks today





should I keep the chrome front bumper or buy a new primered one and color match the front bumper to the color of the truck to give it that 03 04 ranger edge sorta look to it..i really love the ranger edge front looks out of all the ranger generations and they way my truck looks now in the front looks similar to it... im not really a fan of chrome but it doesn't look bad on my truck... I want to keep the lower fog light valance black to contrast the color regardless.... what should I do...
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: color match front bumper

Ya, no big fan of chrome either. I'd body colour the whole thing, including the rear bumper. I like the blue oval on that billet. I've got a small one I've been thinking of putting down in the corner of the driver side. Now, if I can just find it!!!LOL
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:23 PM
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I'd say keep it I'm not much of a chrome guy but I like just the bumpers

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:39 PM
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Color match it. Those bumpers look like the front of vacuum cleaners lol
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: color match front bumper

im going to paint match it....I just really dislike the chrome
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:25 PM
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Hit the JY and find a EDGE bumper and toss that on!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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Hit the JY and find a EDGE bumper and toss that on!!
will a edge bumper fit without cutting and moddin a lot?
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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Hit the JY and find a EDGE bumper and toss that on!!
Not that simple devin (you know that lol) and OP I say go for it like a splash bumper kinda thing lol. Trucks looking great but IMO you should shorten that shifter down with the explorer console, to me it not only looks better but 100x more comfortable

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will a edge bumper fit without cutting and moddin a lot?
Without thread jacking yes it's direct bolt on to your truck
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: color match front bumper

I'd say leave the chrome bumper I'm not big on chrome but painted to match that color no, certain colors it works, but a color like that wouldn't look right. And that chrome breaks up the truck nice, really nice truck.
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