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Help with 98-00 Front Chrome Bumper

So I wrecked my 2000 Ranger a year ago and have been progressively been fixing it up as I get time/money to do it. I just got my last body piece to bolt on and make her look purdy again. I drove 45 minutes to Certifit (part place that doesn't ship) to pick up a well priced chrome bumper. I threw it (boxed) into my truck and drove 45 minutes home. I open up the box when I arrive and it the bumper has these...


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As you can see, these random holes run all the way across the front top of the bumper, 2 small in the front and 3 long on each side. I looked at the website and apparently these are for an "impact strip" which I have had never heard of. I did some googling and this all I found:

98 1998 Ford Ranger Bumper Impact Strip - Body Mechanical & Trim - Action Crash, Front - PartsGeek

These apparently are "impact strips", just a plastic piece that runs across the bumper. These are two separate ones though, I need one that runs across the whole bumper to cover up the two holes in the middle.

Does anyone know more about this. I really need some pictures of 98-00 Rangers with an "impact strip". Please help, I don't want to drive another 45 minutes to argue with Certifit about exchanging it.

Thanks guys. Save me and my aging Ranger the trip.
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Oh BTW, those holes aren't for the plastic valence. There are another set of holes for that lower down.
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I'm betting it's for the plastic strip that some came on the top of the bumper as seen on my truck here, I personally like the looks of it.

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No, its gonna look like this bumper. You can see the strips along the top frontside of the bumper. Its not a complete cap on the top.

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Hummm, that makes sense. I want to see one of a Ranger though cause your foglight valence is different.
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Thanks robert99ranger. I can't find them on ebay even. TO PARK FORD, AND BEYOND!!
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No problem
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Here's my old bumper with the Impact strips and a 4x4 fog light valence
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No, its gonna look like this bumper. You can see the strips along the top frontside of the bumper. Its not a complete cap on the top.

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Ahh I see now, couldn't really tell, the pictures were kinda hard to see.

These Rangers gotta tell you have way to many choices for the front bumpers.
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Woah, for that price it would be better to drive the 45 minutes.

I am told they are also called bumper trim and bumper molding
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Ya, I dont like them that much honestly. Looks cleaner without them. If it was me, I would drive back and exchange it.
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BY IMPERIAL DECREE: I have decided not to drive the 45 minutes, call it a day, and spend the $45 bucks to get the plastic pieces I don't want. My mistake, I have to eat it.
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