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Old 12-20-2007
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grill gaurd

why dont ya guys with the grill guards show em off a bit!

trying to get some ideas...
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Are you looking for a push bar or a full brush guard?
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Old 12-21-2007
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actually, kinda both, probably leaning for a full brush gaurd. I "may" be in the market.
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heres my warn

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How much did that cost you? including the lights? I dont know, I like the *clean* look of my edge, but then again, like in the movie Live Free or Die Hard, theres that cop explorer, i know its a little different front end, but it looks awesome with the gaurd. I have the toolbox like you do, I like it. I think my truck would look good with one.
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I have a POS Westin Safari Bar.

It basically just holds lights. It doesn't really do anything productive in a crash, except squish. LOL

Those old style WAAG bars were nice. IMO the full front bars are a little too big on the Ranger. But to each their own.

Just get ready to pay some $$$$$ for them though.
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are they worth it?
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I completely forgot the manufacturer....I got it from 4wheelparts 7 years ago.

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Well I got the front full brush guard and the matching rears to go along with it I love the look of my truck now....I should get some pictures when the weather cooperates with the widows tinted now...

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You be the Judge, this is the legendary WAAG Bar.







and this is the only pic that i have of my truck in its current condition, with out the WAAG Bar. Personally, i really like the waag bar, and will never sell it.

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Dave, When are you gonna get your truck fixed?
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Old 12-21-2007
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Anyone got pics of a newer (06+) with just a push bar or something other than a full-frontal bar ?
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imho, brush guards/grille guards aren't quite my taste

I used to like them, but purely for cosmetic's sake

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the more I did research, the more I realized that all they did was reduce gas mileage (weight over the front end) and yield little protection in an accident...both bending overtly out of shape preventing re-use, and (more importantly) producing the opposite effect of a collapsing bumper: a brush guard doesn't collapse properly, thus making the time of the impact shorter and the jar of the impact more dramatic on the people involved (and more likely to hurt you and other people)

if you want something that will hold up in a crash, get a bumper...and don't expect to hurt less if you get into an accident
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i have a westin full frontal on my truck and i love it. with as many dumb people as there are around here driving makes me feel a little better about my chances to stand up in an accident. also gives me a quick way to climb into the engine bay.
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Dave, When are you gonna get your truck fixed?

well i meant in its current 'modded' state. the truck has been fixed since mid august. $4,000 later and its almost as good as new...
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I have the MAnik.. I like it..


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All your trucks look really good. Keep the pictures coming....

Does anyone know if there are any good aftermarket complete new bumpers out there for sale?

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i need one!
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brush guard

here is an 05 ranger and love the brush guard

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the warn with lights cost about 500, but i got it on sale from a local shop, the set up is usually 600 or so. the thing i really like about the Warn is the 8000lb capacity and it mounts above and through the bumper so i have no reduction in my approch angle like all the other bars.
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