bumper build - Page 5 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #101  
Old 03-07-2009
schatten789's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Matagorda County, Texas
Posts: 735
The bumper looks great!

For the factory for light switch, I think the best way to do it would be to run all new wiring and run a relay like normal, but switch the ground of the relay instead. I think the factory fog switch is made to switch ground only.

This is how I had mine wired up. I dont remember what wires are switched on the factory switch so you will have to use a meter to find that out. Maby someone here will know.
Name:  CopyofFactoryfogswitch.gif
Views: 0
Size:  4.6 KB

Hope that helped....
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 03-08-2009
comunistico's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
yeah the xrc8 does pull the ranger no probut of most situations u can get into. thow not for rock crawling :P
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 03-08-2009
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
yeah idk about it for a ranger

but my buddy has a built samurai, with the same winch on the front. and it was able to pull his rig up a pretty good sized rock face..
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 03-08-2009
kenny_216's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 879
that bumper is pretty sick. u definetly need to fill that nasty gap though! idk if uve seen mine or not, but the guy that built it cut out the cross member, chopped the frame back n built a new cross member then took the bumper straight down.
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 03-08-2009
herm59's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 1,694
I'm not a fan up tube bumpers, but doesn't look bad at all. You defiantly need to cover that gap up though.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 03-08-2009
z3ro's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 140
That thing is sexy! Build me one now! :)
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 03-09-2009
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
There's a thread on here about wiring to the factory switch. It's double grounded so it works a lil differently.. I'll check my photobucket to check the wiring on it hang on...
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 03-09-2009
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
Here's the coding:

pin 3 LB/BK from relay coil to switch contacts
pin 4 BK chassis ground
pin 5 LB/RD Night illumination power
pin 6 TN/OR Hot from foglamp power wire for "ON" LED

you can tap pin 4 and pin 5 from the other switch... The other two run up to the relay for lights. I'll try and find the picture someone drew up. I have it somewhere...
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 03-11-2009
ShadowRanger08's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,694
very nice, that looks awesome
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 03-11-2009
TheBob's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: 16823
Posts: 70
Why not flip the Hellas down into the gap?
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 03-11-2009
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
i could... never thought of that. might look goofy though. idk. lol
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 03-11-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Thats what I thought you were doing at first, give it a try
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After Build "build" thread... ShoNuff82 Project Logs 268 08-18-2015 07:47 PM
Bumper Build and a few other builds Ray_Welder Fabrication & Tool Tech 30 04-28-2009 08:37 PM
New pics of bumper build wellcom2knoxvile General Ford Ranger Discussion 54 04-22-2009 03:44 PM
bumper build similar to the WAAG OVERtheEDGE Fabrication & Tool Tech 11 01-28-2009 05:08 PM
bumper bumper bumper INT3RC3PTOR Fabrication & Tool Tech 60 08-08-2006 11:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:22 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.