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Full set of Skid Plates *updated*

Well... took me about a year watching ebay, and I have finally reached my goal. To get a full set of skid plates for my truck.

However, my last skid plate came with an extra skid plate that I have no use for, so that goes onto ebay.... seems to me that those who are looking for skid plates dont quite understand the concept of locating them on ebay. the search term required is:

Ranger Skid Plate (thats the term I use, its a broad term which will locate all "ranger skid plate" listings)

Dont worry about your year, anything 97 and newer has a damn good chance of fitting. after all, my transfer case plate is off a 98, my front plate is off a 2000 and this last set is off a 2001



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Had a problem with the plate fitting correctly, the inner mount wouldnt line up
so I had to rectify it by drilling a new hole





This is the front skid plate i got this last fall





you have to remove this for the skid plate to fit



and last but not least, in an effort to keep my engine clean, driverside wheel well:



heres the run down $ wise:

Front skid plate: $65 US Shipped
Mid Skid Plate: $40 US Shipped
Fuel Tank AND Mid skid plate: $101 US Shipped - this packaged deal included the mid plate, which I had already have, so I sold it on ebay.

Ebay search term used to locate skid plates: Ranger Skid

thats the EXACT term I used, every time.
The explorer fuel tank skid plate will NOT work.

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Looks sweet!! Now we need an underneath side picture of the truck with them on!
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you have a full list of stock ranger skid plates?


I know to look up skid plate, but i have no idea besides the front on what there are
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hah i have been searching ebay for a front skid plate only. and saw thoes..i guess i no who won
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Lookin good! Now get them on
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gas tank, transfer case, T-bar ones, front... think thats it..my truck came with all of em..that was nice, and trust me they get used i painted mine silver, and they are all back to black again
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gas tank, transfer case, T-bar ones, front... think thats it..my truck came with all of em..that was nice, and trust me they get used i painted mine silver, and they are all back to black again

pics, i wanna see them mounted
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use my search term and ull find all auctions for the skid plates.

im hoping to mount the gas tank one tomarrow.

btw, i looked at an 05 gas tank skid plate, and it seems a bit cheaper than the one i got, all mine seem to be pretty heavy duty.......
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if that is a full set where is the front plate?

I see a problem with Ford marketing on that one
unless you get the Level II you don't get the front plate and that one seems pretty important if you like your radiator and steering components
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you want pics that bad eh!?..haha is it that un common to see..i'll have some for ya tomarra moring after class
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Pics will be nice, I'd like to see these on as well.
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wellll they'll be com'n right up as soon as i get outa school at 10:30am MN time
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Pics will be nice, I'd like to see these on as well.
dude, i have em on my truck, at pismo you asked something about em.. probabbly before the front one was trashed to hell
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Indeed they are extremely nice to have. My 02 FX4 has them all, and I too can vouch for them ALL being used, especially the front one. I dont know where I'd be without them.

Could you do some before and after pics?
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ok here are some pics i took. not sure if they really show them very good but watever here are a few shots... just ignore the blue hah..it was 2 years ago when i thought it was cool

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so being that i have an a-arm ranger, do i just need the front skid plate and a gas tank one?

or woulod more fit up?

its a 4x2 so no transfer case skid plate
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yup just gas and front.. 4x3 eh..never heard a that? haha



edit:..dam you changed it lol
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well brian said once he had a fx3 when he had a winch


yeah, and i edited my typo


oh and is all gas tank skid plates the same? i mean, ex-cab and regular cabs have different size tanks right? so does the skid plate fit all tanks?
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looking at it..it might be typical, cause its really not formed specificly to my size tank, it looks like it wouldnt matter


but i could be wrong
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dude, i have em on my truck, at pismo you asked something about em.. probabbly before the front one was trashed to hell
I thought you only had the front one that ahem cough cough ahem someone in AZ trashed going over a dune, haha.

Those are pretty nifty though, and the gas tank plate looks decently strong, what is the price on that one, I'd like to get it while I wait for my fuel cell.
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yea its definetly strong for what it is..ive landed, scraped, and high centered on it multiple times and its still mint
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assuming that the 96 explorer has the same frame as a ranger

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Gas-T...WDVWQQtcZphoto
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maybe work...but if not, im sure it would be nothn to mod it or fab some stuff to make it work, looks a bit wider
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ya the skid plates are really nice to have.

i went under my truck and noticed just how many scratches and dings i have in them..
probably saved me a few times.
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Good to hear, I think I'll get one just to protect my rear end (don't have a bed). Thanks Scott.
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