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I broke this piece...

Hello and good morning all, I went 4wheeling yesterday nosed dived the front of my brand new truck. Inspecting underneath the front of the truck there is a hard plastic piece that covers the radaitor. On the drivers side I noticed the part had broken. Best way to fix it? anyone ever re-place this piece? Cost? Hate to just take it off, might keep rocks or mud from getting into the transmission cooler.
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its just a nice lil cover..

looks like this?



if it is..im like 75% i have one in my garage ill give it you just pay shipping..
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that little l___l shaped thing? its fine just take the dang thing off its pointless. look into getting a stock skid plate instead start checking junk yards any 98+ 4x4 will work...
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High Roller II, man that would be great. New to this board, so not sure how to post a pm.
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redneck, do you know how much that skid plate would be? Next stupid question, where do I get one?
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junk yards, dealer, ebay. list goes on it can range from $50-$175newish that plastic is supposed to protect all that its cheap as crap and isnt even worth being on. the stock skid plate is alot better to have...
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like here is a brand new ford factory one

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...=5&catalogid=2

$180

FYI like i said any 98-07 truck will work for the skid plate nothing has changed
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lemme know if you want skid or that piece..

hell i dont run one..it wont hurt anything-IMO
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ya like that little crappy plastic is gonna protect something metal LOL its so sad really...
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*LOL* that is what I was thinking little ole cheap plastic piece. Well I took it off, don't looks like I hurt anything else. Knocked some paint off the cross member, however I have lots of flat black for that. won't do that again!!*LOL*.
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High roller do you make that piece?
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Im new to this 4x4 thing, didnt even thinking about the nose going over that far. Had fun. first time it was off road and I broke it.. poor car wash people. when I put it up in the bay, thought dang hope ain't noone looking.... found some great 4x4 spots with my girl. she was laughing... .said... yeah all fun and games till ya break a 180.00 piece...
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the skid plate which is metal is $180 not that little plastic crap...
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redneck, thanks I saw it was made out of metal. Might have to just leave it off till I can get that part.
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i dont make it..i just have that plastic piece layin in the garage..
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ok high roller thanks, might just invest in that metel part but thanks for the offer.
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ya you will be fine with out that plastic piece on nothing to worry about
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I knew this board would come in handy. thanks to you both!!
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we try sometimes lol
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we try sometimes lol

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stupid plastic.. i ripped mine off its useless even if you get a skid plate made it doesnt cost much! a buddy got one made out of checkerplate for like 80$ or something..looks good too!
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mine never had that plastic piece lol
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I haven't ripped mine of yet, suprisingly, I thought about the skid plat, but I wondered what they look like and will they work with a WAAG bar?
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you jsut have to modify them thats all..if you have a bushguard or a waag you need to cut 2 channels in it..thats it..
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I haven't ripped mine of yet, suprisingly, I thought about the skid plat, but I wondered what they look like and will they work with a WAAG bar?
If you see my installation how-to for the WAAG bar, you'll notice that I made provision for that little thing. I ripped mine off on my first off-road excursion also. It's a radiator splash-shield and pretty much is a mud-trap. If you pulled it out and decide not to replace it, you'll be fine. It's supposed to keep water and dirt out of the engine bay, but does a really bad job of that and also just collects mud. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
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