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Headlight and corner light mod

I want your guy's opinion's should I do the light mods to my ranger? and just how hard are the corners? i read how to do the headlights and i can handle that.
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and for the hell of it, i did the good old jack stand lift to see where it should sit
this is with about 2" in front and 3" on the rear
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And this is about 3" in front and about 5" in back
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Get clear corners or '06 corners....and DO THEM!!!!

Here's RangerExtreme's truck....veryvery similar to yours. His are painted with Dark Shadow Gray...

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The sun is hitting the '06 reflector in this one...
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nice i was thinking of going completely gloss black but don't know if thats too dark. i'll look at getting the corner lights.
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mine are black. I'd link you but I'm on my ipod touch right now
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did you use flat or gloss? or maybe in between with semi-gloss ha ha
oh and do you have any pics of the completely clear lenses blacked out?
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I would do it flat black. youre gonna need clear corners to do the corners though as it wont show up through the amber like you have.
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did you use flat or gloss? or maybe in between with semi-gloss ha ha
oh and do you have any pics of the completely clear lenses blacked out?
I used gloss black, next time i'll use flat black though. I used OEM 06 corners for mine.


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I'm leaning toward flat black or Satin dark gray...
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k i think i'll try and find some oem corners for 06 if i can't i'll just use the clear ones i found on ebay and flat them out. don't think they will look as good though
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Do it all... black + red = sexy
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Grabber Orange + 5spd + black = drop dead sexy.
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I agree with fx4
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so i'm going to do the head lights this weekend i think, i'll get the corners coming
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k i think i'll try and find some oem corners for 06 if i can't i'll just use the clear ones i found on ebay and flat them out. don't think they will look as good though
Aftermarket clear corners seem to be made of a different plastic and have a reputation for cracking or melting easier than factory parts. The 06+ Ranger factory corners are mostly clear but have the small amber reflector required by the DOT. I gave my headlights and corners the satin black treatment. I would agree that the corners were more difficult than the headlights.

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Here are pics of the stock and modified 06 corners. I just followed the headlight mod instructions here, being careful not to pry too hard. I had to heat them twice for 10 minutes at 190F to get them to fully separate. The background and the rim of the clear lens were then painted satin black before reassembly.

You can skip painting the rim if you want but it leaves a whitish halo effect that looks different from the headlights.




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Thats the man that got me to do mine. I thought the corners were really easy, the plastic is more easily messed up though so you have to be careful. I broke a set of eBay clear corners trying to mod them for someone else, I know other members have done the same.
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