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Old 10-04-2007
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Hey Guys,

What's a good bolt on push bar (w/light mounts) for an 03 Ranger? Looking for a chrome one. I know this question has been asked several times, but what is the widest tire you can put on the stock 16x9 wheel? I looking to get a wider look, stick out from the fender about an inch or so, vs going taller.
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youcan put 12.50s or 13.50s on a 9" wheel....but ranger 16" wheels are 7" wide. Even then you can put on a 12.50 tire....tire manufacturers don't suggest it, tire shops don't suggest it either, but it can be done.

Chrome push bar......I honestly never seen one for a newer ranger. I know someone was talking about chrome plating their Waag bar, but dont think anything ever came of it.
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you can get the westin bull bar in chrome...
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^^^^ Thats the only one I have ever seen too.
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The Westin safari bar is nice, but if you like chrome, go for the Westin Bull bar as pictured above.
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Thanks, I forgot the orginals wheels are 16x7 perhaps I should purchase some 15x9 wheels and go from there.
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anyone have pics of a chrome westin bullbar like pictured above on a Silver XLT 04' with chrome bumpers? im wondering if i get the chrome bar if it will clash with the already chrome bumper. what do you guys thing? black or chrome?
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I just put this one on my truck:


Both the safari bar and the bull bar come in black and chrome. My safari bar was $100 (black) at autozone but it didnt include mounts ( I made my own). The safari bar is 1.5 inch tube and doesnt have a skid plate. The bull bar is 2 inch tube and includes the skid plate. The Bull Bar will run you about $250 for black.

The lights I used were some cheapo Pilot lights also from autozone. They were $50 and included all the wiring, fuses, and a switch. THey work pretty good.
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where can i get the bullbar for 250? all the stuff i find online is over 400.. i cant even find a cheap pair of running boards... what are some good places to find cheap prices. also how do you mount the lights to the bar?
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check ebay too....i think the bull bar comes with mounts already....but dont hold me to that...
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Search Craigslist as well. I found my black Westin light bar with two SS Pro-Comp lights for $50.


VVV This guy picked his up cheap as well, IIRC.
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i just came back from auto zone, cap and advance auto and the cheapest i could find a black westin bull bar for was $300.44. as far as side steps.. it seems like the universal ones are around $270ish for chrome, but i dont want to hassle with trying to make them fit. the westin steps are $300+.. also for the bullbar it says that the "plastic shroud must be removed, and license plate relocation kit PN [32-0055] may be requierd". < dose anyone know if this is true? or are they just covering there ***?

and what plastic shroud are they talking about?

thanx for the help guys.. sorry for hijackin this thread i should of opend my own.
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There is a small 'shroud' on my 03 right under the front bumper. It's plastic and does not to anything if you ask me. I like the looks of the 2 inch bars, and the full skid plate.
It looks like the bull bars need the front tow hooks removed?
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