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Skid Plate with Body Lift on 98-00

Okay so I went to put on my skid plate tonight and just like I was afraid of....there is a dern 2 inch gap between the valance and the top of my skid plate. That sucks major!! Does anyone with a 98-00 have a skid plate on with a body lift? I hoped it wouldnt show the gap but it sure as heck does, and let me tell ya its u g l y...lol I was thinking about rebending it but I hate to mess it up.
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time for 01-03 bumper/valance swap...

and Justin has 3" body on his 98 and front skid and really doesnt snow it.. which valance do you have fogs or no?
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lol I figured you would say that..i was just lookin at pictures of rangererv's truck and I was like hey...no gap!!! I have fog lights...Im really suprised it shows the gap as bad as it does..it sucks
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prob thats why the fog valance doesnt drop down as much as none fog.. he removed that air dame thing but still has the upper half but that drops down more then your fog one

just go and get a newer valance and bumper it looks better anyway
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Can I go with only the bumper and valance? I thought I had to get the whole header panel headlights and everything?
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hell no... bumper/valance bolts on the same as your bumper now. no need to change the rest of the front end.. let me look for a pic
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Okay that would be great..I just found a bumper and a valance on ebay...I would just have to get the fog lights also...do they wire up with the same plug or what?
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heck ya!!! That looks great!!!
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and that uses the same brackets for my body lift?
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yep same brackets.. wiring no clue..
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man I love rangers lol...I wonder how much I could pick up one from a junk yard...wonder if it would be cheaper
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hit or miss really no one ever seems to have one
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Ya thats true...looks like I can do it all for around 300...I just may have too...and it will def. cover up the skid plate I hope
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I do have one more question...what about all the supports and stuff? When I get a bumper and valance off of ebay im sure they are gonna come just like that with no mounting brackets and supports and stuff. What can I do about getting that stuff?
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HOly crap zach, you changed your avatar..

vansnxtweek kept saying your screen name, and i was like, i dont see him on here. lol.
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Hey vans I got my bumper and valance for like 120 new, check out certifit.com
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what years can you but that valance on ??? 94????
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Hey vans I got my bumper and valance for like 120 new, check out certifit.com
holy crap 120!!! thanks! Im gonna check that out
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HOly crap zach, you changed your avatar..

vansnxtweek kept saying your screen name, and i was like, i dont see him on here. lol.
haha... i used to change it month there for a while.. but i didnt have photoshop after my computer crash for a couple months

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what years can you but that valance on ??? 94????
no not with out custom brackets to mount the bumper..
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I called up certifit...100 bucks for both the valance and bumper!! I forgot to ask about supports and stuff (stupid me) but the only thing that sucks is I dont live close to either raleigh, nc, or baltimore...that sucks
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