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Old 04-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Cdy291 Cdy291 is offline
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Do you think this Ranger with stock size wheels and tires needs running boards. My grandfather put them on there when he bought it new and I have never thought much of them. If I take them off I can save some weight. By the way I wonder how much they weigh?

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Running boards

I've got some on my 2002, I like them. But they are getting some rust on them. No sure if I should take them off or not.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:25 PM
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odd... when I purchased my '01 edge, Nerf bars (the correct term) were factory on ALL edges.
so, I wonder why your Grandpa had to install aftermarket nerf bars.
anuways, as for your question, yes, remove them. I removed mine and it looks a lot better and you'l lose around 40lbs of weight
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:29 PM
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I am almost positive he said he bought them after market. They are westin.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:04 PM
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I can tell they are not factory, factory ones have the "riibbed plastic moulding" along the entire length of the nerf bar, on top.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:16 AM
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I'd keep the step bars depending what the condioton they are in take them off and clean them up and re paint them. My Ranger does not have step bars and the GF has trouble getting in and out of my Ranger
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:41 AM
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Get rid of them, ugly as sin things. Its a Ranger... it ain't that high off the ground.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:50 AM
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Keep the ladies in mind...
My GF uses it so I leave them on.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:56 AM
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I took mine off all they did in the winter was collect snow and ice,I think my truck looks better without them. and yes you'll save about 50lbs.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:05 PM
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took mine off...looks so much better without them
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:24 PM
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Take them off. I don't like the looks of the aftermarket ones, the only ones that I think look good are the factory ones.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:31 PM
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itook my factory ones off long ago, and just like a month or so ago put them back on. Probably just the fact that it was something new to my eyes made me like them. Plus now i got the 3 inch body lift and actually find myself using them where as before i tended to only bang my shins on them.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:23 PM
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Off... mine would be off if it wasnt for my wife being so short LOL I have no use for them
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:48 PM
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I've got a set like that, like the look and stops parking lot door dents but the are worthless as a step and just get dirt on the back of my pants leg getting out.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:45 PM
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looks like the exact same bars my grandfather had put on my truck when it was new so he could get in and out.... i took 'em off, mostly because they were mounted real shoddy and starting to rust though..... that and i wailed a stump with one and broke the mount, lol.... but the ones on your truck look like their in good condition, actually they look real nice on that truck. i would leave 'em untill they get crappy looking ( seems like they all do eventually...)
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