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Old 12-06-2007
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for the light tabs that mount to the bumper do i have to take the bumper off to install them, cause i just ordered a set up and am hoping i dont have to take the bumper off.
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no you dont.. it makes things easier but not needed at all
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yea i could drill holes in the bumper but i dont want to do that, thats why im doing it will them.
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i only took the grill off when i installed my light tabs
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you can do it from underneath if you have a ratcheting wrench. The easiest by far is what Peter said. Pop off the front grill and you have full access while on two feet.
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When I installed mine, I just pulled the grill out and I was done in about 5 minutes.
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i have a set on the way, but i put the ones i made on for a sec, and i pulled the grill. i used a socket on the drivers side and a racheting box wrench on the passanger because of the transcooler. i suggest spraying some penatrating lube on them to ge tthe rust off. now who mount the lights then mount the tabs? or do you mount the lights after the tabs?
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what year is your ranger?? I just today tried to install a set of tabs on a '07....there's no friggin' bumper bolt holes! Needless to say..it was a big PAIN!
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i installed my light tabs without taking anything off. PITA!!!
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Where do I get these tabs?
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Underdog (stuffforyourranger.com) Jusnes Modified(jusnes-modified.com I think)

They are both vendors here in the classified section.

Or....make em!
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Could you modify the light tabs or somehow turn them around so the fog lights are behind or inside the grill so to say?
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There'll probably look like stairs. I don;'t know how the 98-00 grilles attach...but on a 01-08, the header panel will be in the way. I dont think there's any way to modify a set of tabs to make it work the way you want. The lights won't fit in the grille if it just goes straight up....i'm sureit can be done, if completely different brackets are made.
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I think I may look into it a little more. I know thsoundmaster has his inside the grill so I will talk to him about it.

Thank you though
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Thats not a bad idea Ory. I think they will be too far apart though unless you connected a bar to them to relocate the lights closer to the center. The other thing that crosses my mind would be the tranny cooler. Not sure if that would get in the way if you have an automatic. You have me interested enough to take a peek behind the grill.
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i just ordered light tabs and i have a westin safari bar.. will the lights still fit? i have 6" kc day lighters.. i noticed flyinfx4 has the tabs and the arched 4 bar but he has a bull bar and his semed to fit fine.. im wondering if all i have to do is put some washers in the tabs to make the lights sit up higher, but im more woryed about how far they will stick out im hoping they wont hit the bar.. dose anyone know if i will have problems??
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Jason, send me some measurements and I'll make them per your specs. You should be able to place a tape measure to the back of the bumper and let me know how far out it can go before hitting. My Bracket comes out 6" with the center of the hole at 5" from the back of the bumper.

This will show you the general location of where the tabs come out:
http://stuffforyourranger.com/How_To...httabsbar.html
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Jusnes Modified(jusnes-modified.com I think)
I think this is the site your talking about

http://www.jusnesmodified.com/store/
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I think this is the site your talking about

http://www.jusnesmodified.com/store/
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They are both vendors here in the classified section.
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Jason, send me some measurements and I'll make them per your specs. You should be able to place a tape measure to the back of the bumper and let me know how far out it can go before hitting. My Bracket comes out 6" with the center of the hole at 5" from the back of the bumper.

This will show you the general location of where the tabs come out:
http://stuffforyourranger.com/How_To...httabsbar.html
hey sorry for never responding back to you. i got the tabs and they fit perfect i have about an inch of clearence from the bottom of my light to the tip of the bar...
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