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Waags are ugly....

I like number Two
Your ugly! #1 all the way!
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Your ugly! #1 all the way!
oh sorry i forgot you had one...
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#2 on my truck does have ground clearance issues for climbs and such, it's higher than the lowest point on the truck (rear diff or front suspension support), but I recently cranked my t-bars and gained 2", so that's not really a problem any more.
It's also good there, it protects the valence, or if you happened to get in a head-on-collision with a lowrider, it'd fix their hood and bumper a little.
Angle of approach mean anything to you?

I love my WAAG bar I get compliments on it pretty often. But honestly I really like the full brush guards too!
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does anyone have a side/ under body pic of #2???
So i can see about the ground clearance issue.
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If you want looks, go with 1 or 3. If you want actual protection go with 2. My vote is always full guard.
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lol...poop huh...
yup 1= POOP
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Hey, #1 is my truck!

Its not Poop!

But I like it, it serves my purpose without overtaking the look of my truck. Full brush guards on light trucks look like poop because they are so big compaired to the rest of the truck.

my $0.02
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Hey, #1 is my truck!

Its not Poop!

But I like it, it serves my purpose without overtaking the look of my truck. Full brush guards on light trucks look like poop because they are so big compaired to the rest of the truck.

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They look ok and all I just hate the fact that everybody has them. I mean come on does wal-mart carry them of something.
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They look ok and all I just hate the fact that everybody has them. I mean come on does wal-mart carry them of something.
Everybody on here has one yes. But I NEVER see them on any rangers driving around and I live in a major city the only other one I have seen was 01rededge but he is also a member of these sites. I always see those brush guards
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Angle of approach mean anything to you?
Exactly, #1 is the only one that does not drastically effect this. The other 2 are like getting plow on the front. I have seen pics of stuck trucks because these sweet ground clearance robbers dug straight into the ground/mud.
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ya, i see a lot of them but mostly on other bigger trucks...and explorers..

If i DO infact see a ranger with ANYthing on it, it is the full brush gard, there just most popular.
I always see this black ranger at my work on tuesdays who has the full gard, and I kinda like the way it looks, but I also like the WAAG bar.

Im still undecided. I have pictures of all 3 sitting on my table and i look at them at least 10 times a day but i cant decide.
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Oh dont get me wrong I like the brush guards. I just dont understand when people say everyone has the waag bar
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Angle of approach mean anything to you?
Exactly, #1 is the only one that does not drastically effect this. The other 2 are like getting plow on the front. I have seen pics of stuck trucks because these sweet ground clearance robbers dug straight into the ground/mud.
Cost of doing business, which is to say, I myself haven't had a problem. Sure, it reduces aproach angle, but I honestly have yet to have a problem. .. At least I've yet to have a problem that couldn't be fixed by engaging 4WD!

Given I'm not as 'hard-core' as most and would probably be labled a 'mall-crawler' by some of you.

I agree, the design leaves a little to be desired. It would be nice if someone were to market either a guard that didn't mount to the frame by going under the valance like that.. or better yet, if someone marketed a whole replacement bumper w/ intergrated fog cutouts and an intergrated bar.

Besides, if you're serious about aproach angle, the valance has to go anyhow.. Not all of us are willing to part w/ the valance.

That said, these things are mostly cosmetic anyhow. I mean look to see how beat to crap mine is.. and that's just after a couple wrist/arm sized pine trees.

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If you want something to mount lights, get a prerunner bar, those look mean.




The valence has to go though, which looks real good but shows some bolts and stuff. This does not have the ground clearance issue, but may play with the approach angle, not sure.

I see at least 10 different rangers every day around my small city, and probably at least 40 different ones live throughout the city. 2 other than me have a full brush guard, none have any other bar.
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^^Thats a little to much for me ^^
I dont like how much it sticks out.

Hey Colin, if you dont mind, whats the price of a full brush gard cost these days?
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^^^those do stick out alot more than any other bar, I love the way they look though.
My Westin brush guard was $500 at a local off-road shop. Online it's about the same after shipping.
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1 nice, simple and clean looking
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In my area all of the SUVs have those wrap-around brush guards and ones on the tail lights too. Me and my friends call them "shopping cart guards" because the only place these cars go is to the store and back. go with #1 or #3. Im going to be ordering #1 in the group order coming up in September.
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If you want a BUMPER, look at roadarmor.com
Sucks, none for a ranger.
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In my area all of the SUVs have those wrap-around brush guards and ones on the tail lights too. Me and my friends call them "shopping cart guards" because the only place these cars go is to the store and back. go with #1 or #3. Im going to be ordering #1 in the group order coming up in September.
Group Buy on number 1?

Link?

I was leaning towards number 2 but after seeing some pictures and reading the discussion here I think #1 is the way to go as long as lights can still be mounted on it.

The big question, will it work on the Mazda B4000?
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Has 2 pre-drilled holes for lights. Yes it works for Mazda, make sure to make that clear when calling them to order.

All the info you need:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=WAAG
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ya, i was thinking abut going with the group buy for the WAAG
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go with 2, no doubt
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You mean this isn't settled yet. Wal-mart must carry number 1 because I see so many of them. I would never buy number 1 just because everybody and their mother's brother has one. j/k, no for real I see alot of number 1 around me I like being different.
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You mean this isn't settled yet. Wal-mart must carry number 1 because I see so many of them. I would never buy number 1 just because everybody and their mother's brother has one. j/k, no for real I see alot of number 1 around me I like being different.
Ben your losing it now. your thinking of the Safari bar or Bull bar. #1 is the WAAG bar only made by WAAG and is ONLY owned by GE or RF members BECAUSE its discontuned and has been for years hardly no one and there mother owns them but US....you CANT buy them anywhere else except from here...
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