Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

2004 Grille question.

  #1  
Old 08-11-2016
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lewisville TX
Posts: 46
2004 Grille question.

Would a grille from a 2006 up fit my 04 xlt. ?

The reason I ask is that even though they look the same they are listed
04-05 and 06 and up everywhere I look. Why is that?

Looking for any and all advice before I pull the trigger. Thanks.
 
  #2  
Old 08-12-2016
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,667
Places like ebay and amazon have a nasty habit of having various years listed as 'compatible' whether or not it's true. I'm fairly sure 04-11 grilles are interchangeable, although I've never tried it myself.

Take a look on rockauto, maybe cross-reference some part numbers if you can. That should help determine whether or not it'll fit.
 
  #3  
Old 08-12-2016
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lewisville TX
Posts: 46
Thanks bud.. I found some info in another ranger forum that said that it does work. So I bought it and should be here sometime soon.

I will post pics of my truck with both grilles for future reference.

Thanks for your help.
 
  #4  
Old 08-12-2016
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,667
You're welcome.

Ford generally likes to stick to the same design, hence why the ranger changed so little between 93 and 11, and why it's so easy to swap parts between them.
 
  #5  
Old 08-12-2016
Dewey's Avatar
@THE_ALMIGHTY_E4_RANGER
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Arcadia, Fl
Posts: 2,138
2004-2011 are completely interchangeable. I ran a 2008 on my 2005 for like 6 months.
 
  #6  
Old 08-14-2016
Ceezer's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dalzell, SC
Posts: 95
What about years prior to '04? Would the '01-03 surround fit my 04? I really like that style and really dislike mine...
 
  #7  
Old 08-14-2016
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,667
No. In 2004, Ford changed the grille design to move more into the hood area, and subsequently modified the ford. If you want an 03 grille, you'll need the hood, grille, and possibly header panel too.

01-03 interchange, 98 and 00 interchange, and 04-11 interchange. Although, if you want something unique, you can pair 98-00 headlights with an 01-03 grille. That's interesting to see.
 
  #8  
Old 10-22-2016
black06xlt's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: flushing, ohio
Posts: 124
i swapped my 2006 grill for a 2004 grill. fit great
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
btm757
eBay & Craigslist Finds
0
07-15-2011 05:33 PM
BlackRanger04
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
0
04-27-2011 06:25 PM
wildswing
Exterior Semi-Tech
21
07-15-2009 04:23 AM
winks
General Technical & Electrical
18
04-04-2008 01:50 PM
AndyRanger1
Exterior Semi-Tech
6
02-26-2008 10:24 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2004 Grille question.


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.