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Old 09-14-2009, 07:25 AM
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When STL told me about this I was a little surprised I had never heard of anyone doing this before. Real simple, just loosen the 4 bolts holding the bumper just enough to be able to push it up a little bit then retighten. I raised it almost an inch. It looks better, but now more of the cross member that the tow hooks bolt to is exposed, and it's looking a little rough. I'll probably pull the whole bumper off and undercoat the cross member.

The difference is subtle, but effective. Some pics....

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:56 AM
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im going to do this today!
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:08 AM
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Aside from a cleaner look it gives you better access to the tow hooks and an extra inch for improved approach angle.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:33 AM
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Aside from a cleaner look it gives you better access to the tow hooks and an extra inch for improved approach angle.
really!? plus i need to adjust min to the left a little. looks good Jay
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:51 AM
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Thanks. And it'll look better on your truck without the flares.
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i want ur grille!
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:23 AM
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lookin better..........
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:31 AM
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i want ur grille!
I think I'm going to paint it black, or maybe dark gray if I can find a shade that matches my flares and valance.

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lookin better..........
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:54 PM
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Good deal

Looks better never understood why they had such a gap
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:49 PM
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i love your truck it looks great
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:48 PM
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looks real good man
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:38 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:16 AM
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Looks better never understood why they had such a gap
ya i think that ford dose this gap to allow for frame tweak when under a load and off road but lets get real its a ranger not a supper duty thats going to haul a ton of stuff to the point you tweak the frame going thru a 45% washout if you know what i mean
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:18 AM
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PS and was looking at mine next to a 4x4 and mine is tight compared to 4x4s bumper so i think thats why ford did this!
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