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Hey everyone, I have a 2008 and I ordered it with the bedrails in order to get the capped mirrors. However, I don't really like the rails but they're bolted on. I could take them off really easoily but somehow I have to cover the holes. Any ideas besides extending the bedliner over the top? I've also been told to leave them or paint them black... opinions?

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Take them off and don't worry about the holes if you don't like the rails.
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Ditch em... They don't go on the truck at all!
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Don't they just go in the stack pocket holes?
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The holes that would be left are on EVERY ranger.....they are called stake pocket holes.

But if you don't like them, you have a few options....

Bedrail/tailgate caps(with or without stake pocket holes), stake pocket hooks, over-the-rail spray in bedliner, or just deal with it.


Here's a few of those options on my truck....

Bushwacker Diamondback bed rail cap and tailgate cap...I ordered mine w/o holes(about $110 or so for all three pieces)....




Or just add these hooks...they are very useful and cheap(about $20). I cut holes in my caps and installed these hooks. There are MANY differnt styles to choose from as well. I likethese the best....







Or......JUST deal with the stake pocket holes!
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Don't they just go in the stack pocket holes?
I guess I should unbolt one and see how it looks. From the top it appears to go through where the holes are on larger trucks but my old ranger did not have those and if I look from inside the bed I can see bolts coming through.
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that is the first orange ranger i have seen....and oh yeah, ditch the bed rails...ugly
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I've seen orange rangers before, but they're usually accompanied by over paid city workers lol
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I've seen orange rangers before, but they're usually accompanied by over paid city workers lol
Haha... very funny... sad thing is I've heard it all... my dad and brother were gonna dress it up like a pumpkin for halloween...
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i read your signature and wanted to see pics of orange and the apearance package. it looks good. that truck would look great with black rims and a nice agressive tread. forget the negatives. it looks good.
as for the bed rails, loose em'. your truck won't fall apart without them.

oh yea. next halloween, make it a truck-o-lantern. instant popularity status!!!!!!!
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Orange just always reminds me of worthless city workers lol.. but I like your truck man, don't get me wrong!

What comes with the appearance packages?
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i think she's a girl (acording to her name).
the apearance package has chrome steps, grill and mirrors. as far as bright apearance package 1 and 2, i'm not sure, but mine came with the grill, steps and mirrors.
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The bright is the same as appearance... must just be a new name. When I ordered it I told 'em I wanted the mirrors and grill and since they didn't have much info on the '08's (this is before they were even on the lot) he suggested adding both packages just to be safe... I think #1 is grille and steps and #2 is mirror and rails but i'm not 100%.

As for the truck-o-lantern, I told them if they could do it without messin' the paint I'm down, but they slacked off...
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If you aren't the only one you are one of very few on this site with a Grabber Orange Ranger.
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If you aren't the only one you are one of very few on this site with a Grabber Orange Ranger.
And that's exactly why I bought it!! I was raging when the dealership brought in a second one...
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Nice pumpkin, j/k I like the color you never see it! Truck will be better w/o the rails.

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Ohh wowsers, that truck woudl look fantastic with soem black rims and some fairly meaty tires.. liek some 265's... Goo dcolor, haven't seen one that colro myself yet.. haven't been to the lots since they rolled in the 2008's, I may just have to go down and take a peek at the new rangers, see just what they have different in them :-)
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I love the Grabber Oranger color......it's awesome!
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I think that is the first Grabber Orange on the site, I've only seen one and that was at a dealership in West Virginia, looks awesome! I'll be getting the same rails Shane has soon, I'd just take off your rails and throw some of those up there. Bushwacker has a couple different styles of rails for Rangers.
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You could put on a tonneau cover, my Truxedo Truxport covers the stack holes.
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Someday I want to do a tonneau but I'm also thinkin' of those black plastic rails... I think they are a Ford part? I've seen 'em around a few times lately... the ones that sit right on the edge of the bed. Do you guys know what I'm talking about?
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Are you talking about the edge rails?

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YES! That's it... Except I'd have to paint them black... grey won't cut it
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Mother Truckin' double post...
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Ask Shane, fx4wannabe01, I think he still has his... I hated them!
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