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valence hacked for tow hooks

well i pushed myself to do it just incase i get stuck this weekend for a ranger wheelin trip/meet with about 10 other MA ppl. hacked up the valence. it looks alright from further back but from close up ehh lol

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as u can see i got a little happy with the torch on the left hook lol u can see the brown spot. I haven't tried getting that spot out though im sure it will come out with a good wash, if not whatever haha i don't really care
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what did you use to cut that?
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wut was the point? were ur tow hooks inaccessible before?
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what did you use to cut that?
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as u can see i got a little happy with the torch on the left hook
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wut was the point? were ur tow hooks inaccessible before?
when you have a body lift the valance is in the way.
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what did you use to cut that?
dremel...fun getting melted plastic all up my arm cutting it lol...i really didnt care if it came out bad or not i can get another valence for ten bucks lol used a torch to melt the crap off of the edges..i still need to sand it but i really don't feel like doing it AND i have a ton of work to do for classes.

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wut was the point? were ur tow hooks inaccessible before?
i have a body lift so i couldn't put them back in unless i ripped off the valence...or cut it haha

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LOL yah the to the left of the left hook
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ouch
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same way here i went for years with out them cause i didnt want to cut my valance. then i just done the mod and didnt have to cut the valance
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same way here i went for years with out them cause i didnt want to cut my valance. then i just done the mod and didnt have to cut the valance
i hate you but mine are being modded now.
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you coulda just taken the valence off for the trip ya know....
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What is the process of modding them? Hows it done?
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What is the process of modding them? Hows it done?
ask stone. i had to wait a hot min. to get the answer and had to drive 8 hours to knoxville to find out.
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it looks good i like!

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Hmm... The main reason i dont really want a BL is becuase of that valance cutting situation. Now im considering one in the future. Who knows??? If i ever do a BL though i would most likely do like what shane did and put in a front hitch and rock the honda impeler. lol. That looks way more badass anyways.
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dang, you could of cut them a little nicer
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looks alright. Performance>looks
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What is the process of modding them? Hows it done?
their is a lot of cutting and welding to be done i had mine done in about 2 hours its not hard just got to sit down and figure out how to make them work



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ill have mine back to me by may 10th i hope.
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yeah i could care less to "mod" them cuz it takes too long and i really don't care about looks plus i am picking up a valence for ten bucks next week so if i want it nice again ill just swap it out
as long as it works i don't care how bad it looks haha you may but i don't lol...
i will however NOT screw with my valence once i do the 01+ front end conversion haha i want that lookin good
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i did mine on my 01 and it didnt look bad but i also used a paddle bit and drilled a 1in hole in each corner then used a hack saw for the staight part and didnt use heat

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yeah i could care less to "mod" them cuz it takes too long and i really don't care about looks plus i am picking up a valence for ten bucks next week so if i want it nice again ill just swap it out
as long as it works i don't care how bad it looks haha you may but i don't lol...
i will however NOT screw with my valence once i do the 01+ front end conversion haha i want that lookin good
you have the cast iron hooks you cant do anything with them anyways
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you have the cast iron hooks you cant do anything with them anyways
cast iron what is this you speak of is that what the stock 4x4 ones are?
then the fx4 are stainless steel?
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cast iron what is this you speak of is that what the stock 4x4 ones are?
then the fx4 are stainless steel?
no older 98-99 some where cast iron instead of stamped steel and rod stock
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gotcha id never heard that b4
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that cut job looks like garbage.
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