Looking for some recommendations - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-06-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Rochester
Posts: 7
Icon5 Looking for some recommendations

Hi all,

I have a 2011 Ranger XLT. It has the 4.0 and 4x4 with a 5 spd.

I'd like to add a couple of things to it... first and foremost, a brush guard and a roll bar. I want to add lights and a winch onto the brush guard in the future. I'm not really sure what brand to look into for a brush guard or a roll bar because I want to have a really high quality piece rather than some flimsy job that will break when I need it most. Cost is not a huge issue, if it's expensive then I will just be saving up for longer. For the roll bar, I would like to explore getting a functional roll bar that is attached to the frame, but I would settle for an aesthetic one.

I would also like to add a tonneau cover in the future - does anyone know of a cover that accommodates - or a way to accommodate - a roll bar?

Thanks,

James
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2015
Sequoiha's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Lillian Alabama
Posts: 16
On the lights, I run Rigid on mine, cost a little more but man are they nice, twice the lumens of other lights the same size, about to put a 30 inch light bar on the roof.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2015
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
By roll bar do you mean the headache type roll bar?

Also, are you set on a roll bar? You can get a high quality front bumper that has a winch mount in it. C4x4 makes some REALLY good ones. A couple members have them on here. Here's a linkC4x4
FYI, I am not associated with them at all.

If you are going to be running aux lights and a winch you're going to want to upgrade your alternator.

Nobody is going to make a tonneau cover that will handle a roll bar if it is the type I are thinking about. You are going to have to do something custom.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Rochester
Posts: 7
Not set on a roll bar, but I am fairly set on retaining the stock bumper... That's where I'd like to just attach a winch to a brush guard. Any suggestions on a good alternator?

I'm thinking this style of roll bar:
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2015
annguyen1981's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicopee, MA
Posts: 1,888
IDK for sure, but I wouldn't attach a winch to a brush guard. It wouldn't be able to handle the stress of even a small job IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2015
bravetitan24's Avatar
Strokin'
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Haughton, LA
Posts: 2,156
I've got a pair of Rigid Duallys I'll sell you if you're interested.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-10-2015
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 86
Truck Gears USA's American roll covers. This covers can adapt to roll bars. You can buy it online via 4wheelonline or directly on the Truck Gears website.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying New Tires, Looking for Recommendations Social Torture Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 5 04-11-2015 06:41 AM
Some Camburg, some BTF, some Bilstein, some OEM yeatzee Snapshots 17 08-14-2012 05:17 PM
Looking For Tire Recommendations Read! 05RangerXLT Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 27 09-21-2007 02:22 AM
Tire recommendations 2003stealthedge Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 5 06-03-2005 11:05 AM
building a system for < $700, need recommendations james13f Audio & Video Tech 15 03-25-2005 03:21 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.