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Hi all. This is my first post. I just got a new Ranger '08 4x4, and a friend of mine has a busted foglight on his Ranger. Is there any kind of rock guard that clips into the factory lamp socket? I have been searching and have not been able to find anything. I just know that mine will probably get broken from branches or rock due to the low corner location. I am also interested in any other exterior modifications that help protect from rock damage (gravel roads and branches). My truck is basically stock, nothing added yet, except for a canopy and boat rack. Looking forward to forum and any helpful information. Thanks.
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I highly doubt it, especially since Ford changed the foglight shape in 08.
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The only thing I can think of is to maybe use 3m clear bra on them.
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Thanks, that sounds like a good solution. I found it here, 12 x 24 " for $11.50. Not sure how easy it is to apply but can't be all that hard. This would be good for rock protection on the paint as well. I don't plan on putting nerf bars or front mud flaps as they usually get damaged or ripped off in mud.

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I would remove the fog light and then install it. Put some soapy water in a squirt bottle and then spray the fog light place the 3m bra onto the light and then squeegee all the water out from under it.
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I'veseen people take their lamp off, put on some chicken wire, and wedge the chicken wire in between the lamp and the valence. That's an idea....


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Chicken wire...

Wouldn't have thought of that one! Now that gives me some ideas. I was looking up the 3m film but couldn't find the tech specifications on their website. I wonder how much force it can really take, rocks hurtling at XX km/hr??? I know that there are a lot of different sized meshes out there or can make a custom guard.
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XPEL makes special thick covers for all kinds of vehicles' headlamps/foglamps and they are pre cut to shape. I have a set. They have worked good so far.
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XPEL makes special thick covers for all kinds of vehicles' headlamps/foglamps and they are pre cut to shape. I have a set. They have worked good so far.
How difficult was the xPel to install? Were you able to get all the bubbles out? Did you do the headlights too?

I am considering that but was wondering how difficult it was to install and have look invisible.

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3m ClearBra works fine. It can be cut to fit anything and unless someone takes a hammer to it, it's not going to break with that on it. People do that on headlights all the time and I can't imagine it not working on the fog lights.

I had this done on my Integra I used to have on the headlights...the car sat really low and was prone to headlights getting cracked. it never yellowed or anything and you couldn't really see it.
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You can get a 08-09 fog lamp (same part at some expeditions) at rockauto.com for like $40 bucks, so if it breaks just order another one. Might not be worth the $35 dollars and all your time thinking about protecting a $40 part.
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You can get a 08-09 fog lamp (same part at some expeditions) at rockauto.com for like $40 bucks, so if it breaks just order another one. Might not be worth the $35 dollars and all your time thinking about protecting a $40 part.
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Its cheaper to just buy the foglamp new if it breaks.. and they wont break very often anyway - as low of a location as it is - our fog lamps sit higher then most small cars normal headlights.
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