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Old 03-07-2011, 01:01 PM
SWC906 SWC906 is offline
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Hey what are your guys feelings on a brush guard on a 2wd ranger? Where i live is way back in the sticks there is deer moose bears wolves and just about anything else one could hit. I was thinking of trying to find one to add to my ranger but i didnt know if it would look stupid being it is a 2wd model..


Does anyone have pics of a brush guard on a 2wd ranger?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:11 PM
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hmm.... I know I've seen one around here, somewhere.... hmm...

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nah.. sorry. can't think of where I saw it.

also, if there are deer, moose, bear, wolves, etc... shouldn't you be looking for a deer guard, a moose guard, a bear guard, or a wolf guard, anyway? a brush guard will probably only really protect you from... um... brush.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:16 PM
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Lol do it up...brush gaurds look horrible in my honest opinion, but there are some that look good and not overkill...look at his ^^ and mine...If you need it, you needs it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...Q5fAccessories

heres one with a decent price...but wat year is it?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:16 PM
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oh, here's a photo from the TOTM nomination thread....

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

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hmm.... I know I've seen one around here, somewhere.... hmm...

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nah.. sorry. can't think of where I saw it.

also, if there are deer, moose, bear, wolves, etc... shouldn't you be looking for a deer guard, a moose guard, a bear guard, or a wolf guard, anyway? a brush guard will probably only really protect you from... um... brush.

Im not really looking for protection i Would like it to slow down anything i may hit before it hits the truck tho. Maybe help knock down some of the damage.
Trust me i know if i hit a moose nothing is gonna help same with the bear.


Even tho my truck is 2wd i still have to take it places that alot of ppl wouldn't go down in there 4wd full size trucks for work.


I will have to look in to this some more i need to get my seats first

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Oh and my truck is a 1998 ext cab
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

I have a WAAG. good lookin unit but weak mounting brackets. does not hold up well to even to brush.

I have a warn winch bumper on my full size chevy, it can take a hit, but I still don't want to hit any deer or elk with it!
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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Even tho my truck is 2wd i still have to take it places that alot of ppl wouldn't go down in there 4wd full size trucks for work.
pics or it didnt happen. Im sorry but i dont believe this statement. I have owned both (currently a 4x4) and 2WD rangers suck on wet grass...lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

Ive taken my ranger on shit that is just pain crazy, Hence me always breaking the damn thing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:54 PM
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pics or it didnt happen. Im sorry but i dont believe this statement. I have owned both (currently a 4x4) and 2WD rangers suck on wet grass...lol


yes with shit street tires i have been stuck in the front yard on wet grass. When i had The good At/s on them i have taken it back in the woods alot. I will be going back to the At/s here soon. Not saying that i have never gotten stuck because i have but when the guys in the z71 dont want to go down the trails because a ranger hardly fits in them i will push on.

I will have to see if i have pics of it after mudding up in Canada.


Also up here if you run the snowmobile trails and woods roads you can cut the hour and 10 min drive to town down a good amount.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

I also have a WAAG....I made custom mounting brackets with 1/4" steel though
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:07 PM
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Nothing wrong with a brush guard on a 4X2. People have been doing that and also putting lift kits and big tires on 4X2 trucks for years. If you want it, go for it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

2 wheel or 4 wheel in my opinion it still makes a truck look good (depending on truck)
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:13 PM
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Well here is the truck it will be getting a cap soon and i hope to get some bigger rims so i can stuff some bigger AT/s on it. Also if i can find one around here at the junk yard i want to get the bumper and valance that has the stock fog lights in it
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

imo, it's kinda like putting a roll bar on a 2wd... doesn't make a whole lot sense to me.. but, it's your truck, do as you wish..
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:48 PM
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brush guard would probably look Ok once you do some of the things you mentioned
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