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Icon4 Brushguard help!!!!!

OK,

im taking my current bull bar off and i want to put a nice functional brush guard on.

Anyone have any picsof one on your ranger? or know where i can get one? send links.

I plan to mount atleast my 2 Kc slimlights on it and my new MIle Marker 8000lb'er


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Brush Guard

WAAG Grill/Brush Guard

Google Search for WAAG they have good looking Grill/Brush Guards and they hold up very well. Lots of users on here that have used them loved them.
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If you want to add a winch to it, get the Warn winch bumper, its the only one that I know of and have seen that will mount a winch
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What are you going to do with your bull bar? I'd be interested in buying it soon? If you were interested, would it fit my truck? I have an 02 4x4 XLT with a body lift.
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Regular brushguards will rip right off when a winch is used on them because the mounts on them are little flimsy things that won't hold anything. Look at the warn line, or the mount that a member on here made, Levino made it, I forget his username now.
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What are you going to do with your bull bar? I'd be interested in buying it soon? If you were interested, would it fit my truck? I have an 02 4x4 XLT with a body lift.
it would fit, but it would be 3" lower that it is on mine, i have no BL
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Here is mine

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Ace- yours is very nice. where did you get it?

i need one i can mount a winch on, but i do have a good idea on how to mount it to the frame rails and the guard to keep from messing it up.
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You can not use any old grill guard when using a winch, the grill guard above is not able to handle a winch. There are only two companies that I know of that make Grill Guards that fit a Ranger and are also Winch capable.

The only thing you can use with a Winch is Warn and Mile Marker. Ramsey and Smittybilt do not make any mounting systems for the ranger other than the multi-mount set ups...if they even make that...not sure.


WARN part #'s...the warn site only goes to 2003...it will fit, so dont worry about that.

OPTION 1

Grill Guard
http://warn.iwebcat.com/_Members/loo...Flag=&hdnWN=1&

Winch Carrier(This link isnt working...The part # is 29165)
http://warn.iwebcat.com/_Members/lookups/partdetail.asp

OPTION 2

or the front hitch
http://warn.iwebcat.com/_Members/loo...Flag=&hdnWN=1&

if you do the front hitch set up you will need the mult-mount...
http://www.warn.com/truck/mounting-s...ti_mount.shtml



Mile Marker (Not sure whats included with the Mile Marker stuff)

Grill Guard w/ winch plate
http://www.milemarker.com/winch-guards.html

Front Hitch(Used w/ mult-mount set up)
http://www.milemarker.com/front-mount-receivers.html

This is what the Warn set up looks like...

Without Brush Guards (I use to have the Warn set up)


With Brush Guards

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Ace- yours is very nice. where did you get it?

i need one i can mount a winch on, but i do have a good idea on how to mount it to the frame rails and the guard to keep from messing it up.
i got it from a member on here and you wont be able to use a winch with it though.
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http://www.waag.com/appsindex/G/Ford.php

I don't know if this is valid or not, but WAAG doesn't have a listing for newer rangers. I know Robin over at GE special ordered them before..
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http://www.waag.com/appsindex/G/Ford.php

I don't know if this is valid or not, but WAAG doesn't have a listing for newer rangers. I know Robin over at GE special ordered them before..

link isn't working.
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im probabally getting one similar to ACE's
and im going to mount my winch to the frame using a C type plate to my frame where my tow hooks are

any one done this?
pics?
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Heres where i origionally got the idea

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...n%26safe%3Doff
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Thats Tom Barcia's, an old member of this site. For the one I mentioned, which is pretty much that one, here is a thread on it. you can download the instructions on the 2nd page: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=39989

You can find some pictures on eguy208's car domain of that mount and a brush guard in use on the same truck.
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nice


ACE, how wide is the middle of yours?
i need to be able to fit my winch before i even get one
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ACE, how wide is the middle of yours?
i need to be able to fit my winch before i even get one
Uhm i dont know and which middle?
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just realized my b-guard was sitting in my room lol

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just realized my b-guard was sitting in my room lol

in your room?

wanna sell it?
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in your room?

wanna sell it?
no not really lol, i just have been working to much to have time to fab up new brackets since i have a B/L on
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i got a westin sportman 1 piece grille guard and i got a front reciever from mod bargains and ima put a winch receiver in it and fab it to were it fits perfect i just hope the winch doesnt sit to tall
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Still cant afford my winch but soon
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I have the Manik also but ran into a problem with it last weekend. Hit a rock with the bottom bar while crossing a ditch and bent one side in going to be tough to get it to straiten back out. Its a good looking brush guard but it wont take a lot of off road abuse.

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you'll need a good strong bumper to put that winch on
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Welcome, you bumped a 3 year old thread.
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