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Hey guy and gals? I got a 1999 Ranger XLT stepside, and I want to know if headlights from a 2005 ranger will fit on my truck, I want to get rid of those damm Plastic headlights...
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I think almost all the Ranger years newer than yours have plastic headlights.
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yea rangers since 88 have had plastic headlight housings...
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So No advantage to upgrading to the 2005 headlights then? Looked like to me they have different bulb set ups. thought that it might give some more light on the subject( little tongue in cheek humor). As a new owner just looking at the little things to set my truck off from the rest. Thanks for the answers guys.
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The 05 is more of a euro design were the 99 is frosted.
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so the 05 headlights should fit the 99 then? That would give the front just a hint of, Whats different with that Ranger look?
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in order to run 01+ lights you'll need to do a front end conversion
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So it's not just a matter of changing wires and headlights,you sheet metal isn't comparable? Oh, I figured I couldn't be that lucky, on to the next mods, getting the SmittyBuilt nerf bars installed.
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yeah the fiberglass header panel isn't the same and you can't mount them on. different mounting system for the 01-2011 trucks
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yeah the fiberglass header panel isn't the same and you can't mount them on. different mounting system for the 01-2011 trucks
Thank you for the update, and thanks to all the others that answered, hopefully down the line I'll be able to pass on some Ranger wisdom of my own
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I thinks you need pretty handwork to do this ! i am just watching the headlights on Google! :P
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You could always upgrade your existing lights...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-00-RANGER...ht_6014wt_1396


http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-00-Ford-R...ht_5710wt_1396







There's other styles out there......black themes, cheap-**** projector, etc....blahblahblah. Your color would look best with chrome in my opinion.

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