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need help ID'ing indercarriage part.

Howdy and greetings from Colorado Rockies.

I have a 2001 Ranger XLT Super cab 4x4 that had a minor disagreement with a cliff wall. Bad luck but got lucky. Front bumper took the wall on square so there's minimal damage.Mounts are bent a bit. No lights, grill, hood damage. Luckily the air bad did NOT go off. I need to figure out the name of the part so I can go about replacing it.

It's the plastic piece under the truck behind the bumper that protects the cooler lines and bottom or radiator. front air dam? front skid plate? front doohickie? It looks like something that should be replaced quick. Never know when another storm brings foot or more of snow and I won't be able to glide over the top of the snow quite as easy without this. I can live with the slightly sagging front bumper. That plastic bumper valance is now cracked on both sides of the bumper so it's balanced nicely.
Why am I taking this so lightly? Mostly because I got off lucky. I didn't slide off the downhill side of the mountain. Considering how hard it felt like i hit, this is minimal damage. and doesn't mean weeks in body shop.

Thanks for any help.
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I wouldn't worry about that plastic thing that covers the radiator. I took mine off right when i got the truck and haven't ever had a problem. Ive ran through lots of snow banks and piles and been fine.
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ya most people end up ripping that off. If youre concerned about it go out to the junkyard and look for a front "skid" plate on 98+ ranger that will cover it and will bolt right up.
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I also took mine off, but I built a skidplate afterwards. It's been sitting in the shed ever since. I need to get it outta my way. lol



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Thanks you guys. I'm curious, why take it off? I've had my truck 5.5 years and haven't had any problem. This is the first time it's been damaged and I've done quite a bit of off road and snow driving. I love these trucks!

I looked at the plate some more and it appears looks like ABS plastic. I've had great success gluing ABS with super glue.

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