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Old 07-18-2009, 07:56 PM
mr.ranger mr.ranger is offline
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Default what do you guys think of truck boxes?

i was just wondering what your opinion on truck boxes/tool boxes were?
i would like to get one but find them awfully expensive..however, what is the differenence between the metal and cheaper plastic ones??? thanks in advance
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:03 PM
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I really like the looks of the Diamond plate tool boxes I myself have one in my ranger. They are very useful. The plastic ones i dont know for sure but they could probably break easier and i think they look bad in general.
oh yea and if possible look for them used to cut some cost. try out your local Craigslist.

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:21 PM
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thanks man, i also though the diamond plate ones look sexy..if you dont mind me asking, how much did your box cost? also, does yours lock and it is completely water-proof?? thanks in advance
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:45 PM
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I like tool boxes. But the best on the Ranger are the low pro tool boxes, this is the only pic I can find from ym old Ranger:

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:46 AM
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yeah, that one looks great on the ranger...if u dont mind me asking , how much was the low tool box???
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:18 AM
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I have a custom built brand diamond plate box that I picked up from craigslist for $50.00. I had to do a little cleaning and polishing but it comes in very handy to store my tie downs, come-a-long, tow chains, and winch. I like it because my extended cab has a sub box that takes up the whole back of the cab.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:41 AM
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my box my dad found for me for about $100. mine is not low but i think both ways they look fine and mine doesn't effect my vision out the back at all.
If i would update a picture i could show you but my camera is currently broke.
but good luck
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:51 PM
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thanks guys, i will get either the low or normal type but wili get the diamond metal one..io was also thinking that if i bought a ranger in ht efuture, i would be able to transfer the box to the new one so it would be worth the $. also i have heard that they last a long time..
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:14 PM
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The only problem is they make your tiny box even smaller.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:14 PM
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Mine was about 250 or so. Cuts your bed down a bit but you can still slide stuff under, was perfect fro snowboards.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:07 AM
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yeah, i just want a durable box thanks looks decent and can hold the bare necessities...
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:30 AM
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Mine held a bunch of my tools as well as all my snowboard gear (boots, helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, goggles) minus my board.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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the plastic ones suck! they look cheap and fade! Definitly go with a diamond plate one! You can get one at Lowes for 230-250 dollars! They are Kobalt and have a LIFETIME waranty! ill get pics up of mine tomorrow! i have two lights in mine on the underside of my lid so i can turn them on at night, and i have the no slippage black mat for mine as well in the bottom of it so the stuff inside stays in place! Lowes has all of these!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:45 PM
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Here is a better pic of my tool box:

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:01 PM
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i really like the diamond plate tool boxes, their ridiculously useful here in florida when its raining all day. heres mine, made locally by a great company- united welding services
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