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Old 01-23-2018, 02:55 PM
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Default Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

Hi guys, Ive been looking at buying :

-4 Cylinder 2.3 Engine
-5 speed manual
-2 WD
-2008+

I looked at pictures of ranger from 2006 to 2011, 4 cylinder 2.3 2wd rangers.

The front bumper seem different from 2008 and up compare to 2007 and down.

Does anyone know if ford did change some of the front bumper from 2007 too 2008+

Look at the front bumper.

I want too get a 2008 too 2011 XL 2.3 5 Speed 2wd Ranger.

And does anyone know if Ford did change things from 2008 too 2011 in the Ranger XL 2.3 ?

Thank you
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

Depending on what your uses or ideas are, the recent advent of everything becoming LED cubes and what not I guess would depend on your tastes for aesthetics.

The bumpers should be the only "style changes" to the front end and I am almost positive that you could likely search Rock auto for what you're looking for and they should bolt up. Its not like you're going from a 3rd gen to a 4th gen where the mounts change I dont think.

Someone may be able to verify that for sake of the thread, I havent verified that specifically to be true.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:09 PM
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Default Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

In 2008 they only changed the valence that holds the fog lights, and the fog lights were round in stead of square. It remained unchanged from 2008-2011. however all mounts for the bumper are the same from 2006-2011


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Old 01-25-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

If you find one in good shape, buy it. In 2009 a class 3 hitch is standard equipment as well as traction control and 4 wheel disc brakes.
If you like the way the front clip looks, then buy it.
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Traction control and 4 wheel disc didn’t happen until 2010.


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Old 01-26-2018, 05:27 PM
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If you find one in good shape, buy it. In 2009 a class 3 hitch is standard equipment as well as traction control and 4 wheel disc brakes.
If you like the way the front clip looks, then buy it.
All this time the forum has been dead and you haven’t learned to not post unless you have correct information?
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:32 PM
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In 2008 they only changed the valence that holds the fog lights, and the fog lights were round in stead of square. It remained unchanged from 2008-2011. however all mounts for the bumper are the same from 2006-2011


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Also the bumper mounts are the same from 1998+ but the bumpers are different shapes. The following images are of a 1998 without a bumper and a 2001 without a bumper. The 98 only looks different because it has the cross bar for the tow hooks. My 2007 has the same frame horns.

2006-2011 have the same reinforcement bar shape, with the plastic upper and lower valence like mine. 2006-2007 have square fogs, and 2008-2011 have round fogs. Structurally the 2006-2011 are identical.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

But to answer your final question, yes.

2008 was the last year for the 3.0
After that you can only have a 4.0 SOHC or a 2.3 Duratec.

Either one can be Automatic or Manual.
2010 & 2011 have 4 channel ABS and disc brakes and only an 8.8 as standard equipment. That’s also the year they introduced traction control.

Otherwise they’re the same.
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Default Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

2007 was the last year of the 3.0. The grill and hood alignment changed in 04’ effecting the shape of the bumper.


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Old 01-27-2018, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder XL 2008+ Bumper question(Picture inside)

Since we're on the subject matter. Knowing that the 93/97 frame horns seem to be different at least in the sense of bumper mounting points. 3rd gen to 4th gen (94 < 99) for example, if you were doing a front end swap wouldn't you need to change the front bumper and if so, is that a modded bracket or frame horn change?

Just trying to clarify a thought
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