Well... took me about a year watching ebay, and I have finally reached my goal. To get a full set of skid plates for my truck.
However, my last skid plate came with an extra skid plate that I have no use for, so that goes onto ebay.... seems to me that those who are looking for skid plates dont quite understand the concept of locating them on ebay. the search term required is:
Ranger Skid Plate (thats the term I use, its a broad term which will locate all "ranger skid plate" listings)
Dont worry about your year, anything 97 and newer has a damn good chance of fitting. after all, my transfer case plate is off a 98, my front plate is off a 2000 and this last set is off a 2001
difference in color is a diff camera setting
Had a problem with the plate fitting correctly, the inner mount wouldnt line up
so I had to rectify it by drilling a new hole
This is the front skid plate i got this last fall
you have to remove this for the skid plate to fit
and last but not least, in an effort to keep my engine clean, driverside wheel well:
heres the run down $ wise:
Front skid plate: $65 US Shipped
Mid Skid Plate: $40 US Shipped
Fuel Tank AND Mid skid plate: $101 US Shipped - this packaged deal included the mid plate, which I had already have, so I sold it on ebay.
Ebay search term used to locate skid plates: Ranger Skid
thats the EXACT term I used, every time.
The explorer fuel tank skid plate will NOT work.