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Valance: On or Off

cant decide for myself, id like to have the tow hooks back on the front just because but than i like the way it looks with the valance, dont want to cut it up though

note-i will be using regular 4x4 tow hooks not LVL 2 tow hooks


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Off... looks good!

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it dont look bad at all with it off. just get a skid plate or diamond plate valance
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it dont look bad at all with it off. just get a skid plate or diamond plate valance
easier said than done.....
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I personally think it looks better with the valance on... i've never been a huge fan of the no valance look. The valance just makes the truck look "finished" so to say, and smoothes out the front.

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Off man!!!
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Well it's your call. The valence is smaller on that year truck and it's less noticible. I can't stand it when the 01+ trucks don't have a valence... looks booty-fab to me. I think it looks fine off, and I think it looks good on too... decisions decisions.
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NEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


01+ front valance and bumper is a must!!!!!!!!!!1
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Well it's your call. The valence is smaller on that year truck and it's less noticible. I can't stand it when the 01+ trucks don't have a valence... looks booty-fab to me. I think it looks fine off, and I think it looks good on too... decisions decisions.
You make a really good point. I don't like mine off. Although I do like interceptors off, and I like n3elz off, just b/c he's Mr. Griggs though.


Zach, you have a VERY good point. Get that edge bumper/valance homie!!!
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urs doesnt look bad off.
it might be because i HATE the look of a valance with fog light holes and no light, that looks so crapy IMO
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easier said than done.....
yea but just an idea
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i say off i have mine off and love love, but mines a 97.
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You make a really good point. I don't like mine off. Although I do like interceptors off, and I like n3elz off, just b/c he's Mr. Griggs though.


Zach, you have a VERY good point. Get that edge bumper/valance homie!!!
not just edge even a regular one would look fine on his!
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Well it's your call. The valence is smaller on that year truck and it's less noticible. I can't stand it when the 01+ trucks don't have a valence... looks booty-fab to me. I think it looks fine off, and I think it looks good on too... decisions decisions.
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Exactly what I was going to say!
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urs doesnt look bad off.
it might be because i HATE the look of a valance with fog light holes and no light, that looks so crapy IMO
Yep, if you dont have fog lights there dont worry about even having the valence- like somebody else mentioned, just fab up a nice skidplate.
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well my truck originally had the valance with no holes because it didnt have fog's but i got this one for 20 bucks so i threw it on and i kinda liked the way it looked, now im just debating on function vs. looks........i think im going to take it off and look at it for awhile.....
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I say it looks better off, you know of any good places to go off roadin in Virginia Beach or Norfolk area, we should meet up sometime and go.
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Looks Better with the valance off
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on....and add foglights...
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ok well i took it off just now and painted everything behind it flat black, ill post up some pics tommorrow

mudranger, ya ive got a few places that i know of, some are pretty much all mud which im trying to stay away from just cause i cant stand having to clean the **** off but i know of someother places, def let me know if ya ever feel the need to go out, do you ever go down to obx????????
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oh and does anyone know how to get a license plate holder off of a 98-00 ranger???? im curious as to what mine would look like if i took it off but im not sure as to how to get it off, thinking of moving it to the side, similar to someone elses truck on here.....
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I know the LP holders on the '01's are a royal pain in the butt to get off. All I can tell you is, patience is key! Leave the valance on.
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