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Old 09-19-2007
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Slider and front bumper plans

anyone have plans they'd be willing to let me peek at? I ask as I'm no engineer, more specifically my degree is biology. LOL

A former co-worker's husband is a fairly handy welder and told me if I can get plans to him we can work on it.

That said...ScottD (Big04Ranger) you have any plans on that front bumper of yours?

And anyone for sliders?

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i dont have any plans but if you get him to make a bumper for you do you think we could arrange to maybe have him build 2 and then could you ship one up here i would pay the shipping charge or i could take a trip down there to pick it up.
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i dont have any plans but if you get him to make a bumper for you do you think we could arrange to maybe have him build 2 and then could you ship one up here i would pay the shipping charge or i could take a trip down there to pick it up.
That was a thought I wasn't wanting to propose quite yet. First I've got to be able to even do this. And secondly, I don't want to run into making empty promises like what has been done before by a forum member on here regarding the same items I'm after.

That said, the best I can do is say, "We'll see."
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i am going to make me a set of sliders once my welder gets here. but i need gas for the welder, hopeing around christmas time.
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Can't you show him some pictures of what you like? Then drop of your truck and he can measure and build? That is what they did with my sliders and and they'll do that with my bumper and skids this weekend if everything works out.
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Old 09-28-2007
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Dosen't anyone make good bumpers for Rangers?

Might be a new direction for us......
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Everything had to be custom made for 98+ rangers.

Actually I think Camburg might have a prerunner bumper but that is it.
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Interesting......

And since I have an '00 & '03......
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Scott D isn't on much cause of work.....might try emailing him or PM'in him...
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And since I have an '00 & '03......

You should make rock sliders! If there was a bolt-on option for use Ranger guys I think you could make a killing as long as they were competitively priced(hahaha, there's no competition).

It would be nice if they were bolt on, and there would have to be a body lift and a non-body lift version. But I bet that people would be interested because, as much as us offroad guys would enjoy them, the non-offroad guys might like them as a replacement to side steps.
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I would buy some for a body lift for sure if they were no more than 150. I'm going to get some eventually anyways and it would be a lot easier to be able to buy some that bolted up then to buy some then make my own brackets.
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www.bbpfab.com has some universal sliders that look pretty beefey and they got some designs on the webpage.
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I would buy some for a body lift for sure if they were no more than 150. I'm going to get some eventually anyways and it would be a lot easier to be able to buy some that bolted up then to buy some then make my own brackets.
I don't think you could build sliders for $150 in materials. Not like the ones that others have made for Rangers. If you wanted just some angle iron and box tube, you might be able to get away with 'em... but a bolt-on solution for $150 that doesn't look like @ss isn't going to be profitable at all

Some basic 4" angle iron sliders for my Samurai are going to cost me about $75 in materials I think... and I'm building them myself!

Buying pre-made sliders that are functional and decent-looking would probably cost in the $250-300 range... They are even that expensive for Sami's... And sami owners are cheap bastards!
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Well I know I can get 78" sliders for 160 without brackets and pottsy's are 200. When it comes down to it that is probably what I'll do and then make my own brackets. Cause I can see someone coming out with full sets of sliders and they be like 350 just cause they are the only ones.
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Where are you getting those from?

They probably won't cost $350 because they're the only ones... they'll cost $350 because that's how much it would cost to make them worth the manufacturer's time.
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The link above bbpfab, his are 200 shipped for 78" sliders

and the trail-gear sliders range from
Rock Sliders - 58" $ 148.50
Rock Sliders - 67" $ 154.00
Rock Sliders - 78" $ 159.50

These have no kind of brackets
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i was thinking about ordering the trail gear sliders..what length would be good for the ranger? im not sure how to do the math to figure out the coverage after the bends and all that jazz
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You'll probably want it to span from the back of the front flare to the front ofthe rear flare.....Pull out your tape measure and figure out which will fit.
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ha i was confused cuz i was still thinking about how to measure if i were to build my own i didnt think for somereason that it would be the span of it tip to tip you know? i was thing how much would be lost in the bends if i were to build my own
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