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Old 01-24-2015, 03:28 PM
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Default Ranger anti-theft door plates

Just thought I would share this with you fellow ranger owners in case anyone has ever come across this kit and wondered.
Some time ago I had a $25 eBay voucher when I came across these.
I see no need to go into detail about why these plates could be useful, as most are aware of the break in concern with ranger door handles.
This will simply be my impression/review of the seller, and weather I feel the product lives up to its purpose.
I ordered this kit off eBay(link below)
http://m.ebay.com/itm/120945498288?
The seller was very prompt in shipping, and communicating and included very easy to follow install instructions.
Here is a pic of the kit:

The quality of the steel and hardware were definately top tier and exactly as advertised.
I will not be going into detail on the install but needless to say it was a simple, straight forward process that anyone with even a bit of knowledge of hand tools and a drill could accomplish. Install on both doors took me less than an hour.
Before and after pics to show the difference:
Before install:

After install:

You can clearly see a difference.
My total impression is that while there are other products on the market that are similar(but more $$)this product does cover the majority of the vulnerable spots and the hardware is just as solid(if not more solid) of a hold as the factory rivets. It does not affect the function of the door handles at all, in fact you would not even know they are there unless you were looking specifically for them.
The fact that the seller is honest about his product and the fact that it will not prevent every theft/break in shows accountability.
While I still think $25 (shipped) is a bit of a large price tag for these materials, the cut and quality was great, and if your like me and have a concern with auto theft in your area, I think this product is highly worth considering.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: Ranger anti-theft door plates

Thanks for the write-up/review. wasn't even aware this was an issue. might have to buy some now.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:52 PM
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Glad to help!
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Ranger anti-theft door plates

yeah thanks! i'm likely to hit the junk pile & take a hacksaw to a decent piece or two & make my own lol
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