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freaking plastic handle....

.... tailgate handle broke for the second time, so....

Besides Ebay, anyone know of a local place to get a new one, preferably a METAL one? Napa, auto Zone, etc?

also, what years interchange with the 01? I've seen conflicting reports and hope someone has replaced their plastic with metal.
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ford dealer...i believe all the way back to a '93 to '07 will interchange...
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advance auto has chrome ones that will work about 15$ I think it's the older style but they still work.

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Underdog sells METAL tailgate handels for Rangers in black and chrome, I replaced my old plastic one after it broke...

http://underdog-performance.com/id81.html
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x10 got mine from wayne^
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93-97 came in metal, and they are a direct swap
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the new ones are plastic??? lol
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Yes, they are plastic and they suck.

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Underdog sells METAL tailgate handels for Rangers in black and chrome, I replaced my old plastic one after it broke...

http://underdog-performance.com/id81.html
I ordered on in March. It is still sitting behind the seat of my truck since I haven't had time to put it in.
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Yes, they do suck. Mine hasn't broken yet, but I feel it will any time. When I open my tailgate I usually push on it first to relieve some weight so the handle won't snap off.
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I ordered on in March. It is still sitting behind the seat of my truck since I haven't had time to put it in.
It takes a total of about 5 minutes - go frickin do it right now, instead of writing a reply to this post. You'll need a 10mm deep socket, a 6" extension, a socket wrench, and a Torx bit to pull the panel off.

I ordered mine from Underdog too....it's the highest quality I've found, and it was brand new (not junk-yard quality!).

My plastic one broke, and I was able to get a Metal one from Underdog along with some Mag-Lite clips SHIPPED for cheaper than the dealership wanted for a metal one!!!
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thanks guys, just ordered one from underdog.
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i wish some one had them for our doors though
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Got it, installed, and love it! WAY better than that plastic crap.
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i wish some one had them for our doors though
There are plastichrome stick on covers available. I know it sounds bad, but they look pretty good from what I've seen. Buzzair and a few others have them. they can give a review.
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Man, I hope mine never breaks. I herculiner'd the hell out of the cover...oops.
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Man, I hope mine never breaks. I herculiner'd the hell out of the cover...oops.
Oh, it will....that's 2 plastic ones before I wised up! Be especially careful in the cold!
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