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to tool box or not to toolbox, that is the question

found this on craigslist (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/180722665.html)






i think i will get it but i'm still not sure, so its your job to help push me to do it.

for the people that have tool boxes... any complaints? anything i need to know? does it block the view in the back too much?

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i like tool boxes but not that one. it sits to high up on the window. if you get one get a low profile one. just my $0.02.
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^ I agree with the low profile one!
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only difference, is that box is $90, the low profiles are like 300ish i think
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GET IT!....then buy this...cheap plug for me...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=22937
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not to toolbox. That is the answer :)
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i like tool boxes but not that one. it sits to high up on the window. if you get one get a low profile one. just my $0.02.
Ditto

I love my tool chest, keeps all my tools/gear out of the cab

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Ditto

I love my tool chest, keeps all my tools/gear out of the cab

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ditto i am with him on this one i hate boxes i like the chests. my next truck will have one of these for sure
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Ditto

I love my tool chest, keeps all my tools/gear out of the cab

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do you have messurements on that?
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190 bucks holy poo doo..i thought they were cheaper then that..dang i was lookin at gettin one of them..

i can make one for cheaper then that..
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Get one like mine, It is a Delta Low profile box. I think it was just over $200 installed. I love mine because it does not block my view and I have a ton of stuff in there. The down side is you loose some bed space.

I don't like the box you have pictured, It is very shallow and it takes up alot of the back window, it's to tall imo.
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Tool boxes are okay but, that one's to tall looks hideous. [just my 2 cents]
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I never new how much junk i needed with me until i got one. from extra fluids to tools recovery gear and even football pads it holds it all i love it but if you haul stuff alot i wouldnt recommend it. The rangers already have a small bed and you subtract atleast another foot and a half. but mine is perfect for my needs and i think it makes the ranger look a little bigger as well.
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tool chest x10000000
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Tool box are cool.

I got one on my silverado, and my buddy keeter has one on his ranger. This is his truck...

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i had one on my 92 and i loved it
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Get one like mine, It is a Delta Low profile box. I think it was just over $200 installed. I love mine because it does not block my view and I have a ton of stuff in there. The down side is you loose some bed space.

I don't like the box you have pictured, It is very shallow and it takes up alot of the back window, it's to tall imo.
thats what i was talking about. where did you get that at man?
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plus with a chest you can still put your cap on
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hell no
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plus with a chest you can still put your cap on
he sold his cap. (loser )
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he sold his cap. (loser )

ya whatever, i made money off of it.....hehe


and as far as it being too tall, i thought about that, but i dont really care too much about how it looks, more about how it functions. If its too tall where its hard to see or reduces any visibility i will consider other boxes, but for the price, this one will do very well.
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do you have messurements on that?
i can get measurements but you have a style side.

i know it's called a 42" tool chest. it's 42" wide. i can get the length and depth if you need.
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My box is a life saver, I hate transporting alcohol in the cab just in case. I've got alot of "just in case's" in my tool box that I don't want wet in the bed or stinking up the cab.

just don't cheap out on it, you get what you pay for
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I say if you get one to go with the chest for sure.
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ya whatever, i made money off of it.....hehe


and as far as it being too tall, i thought about that, but i dont really care too much about how it looks, more about how it functions. If its too tall where its hard to see or reduces any visibility i will consider other boxes, but for the price, this one will do very well.
oh, you'll care in like.. 2 months
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