Originally Posted by 05Level2
Awesome, thanks for the part numbers too! What do you mean by reversing the push pins? So i can order 2 pass side ones and im good to go?
Yes, two 98+ passenger side splash shields will do it. Push the pins out of the holes in one shield and then push them through in the other direction. When there were two shields on the 98+ Rangers, the actual shields themselves were the exactly the same part. The only thing that made them different part numbers was the direction of the pins.
My mod for additional tire clearance for the 98+ splash shields:
Originally Posted by rwenzing
You can gain some extra clearance by reversing the push pins (or swapping left for right) and moving the shields to the inside of the plastic inner fenders. You will probably need to repunch the rear two holes in the rubber to get everything to line up - easy.
This simple mod gives extra clearance and, just as importantly, hides the prominent top edge that the tires like to grab hold of when turned to the steering limit.
Here is a remounted shield. In the photo, you can see the "witness mark" of where the shield used to be on the tire side of the inner fender.