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waag bar or other??

i want to get a ber for the front of my truck but i dont know what to get and i dont know if it would look good on it. i was eather going to go for a WAAG bar <i know everyone going to say that or a crome safari bar. i dont know if black would look good and they only make the waag in black, see what u think hers some pics as of now what it looks like.





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i am hopeing to get it after christmas with the extra $$ i MIGHT get hopefully
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I say waag bar that is alot stronger than the safari bar. But waag bars are hard to come by since they are not produced anymore.
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I had the Safari bar on my truck & loved it but I know its limitations. It was all show & no go. Mounting was messed up to say the least.

I will announce the next WAAG bar order on my site as well as this one, but it probably will not be till Febuary. We just had one & it takes time to build up an interest & comittment to ordering one.

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I dont like the safari bar at all. Its to low to the ground.
I think waag is the best wat to go.
If not waag, then custom...i guess
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I think the Waag ius very nicely made, tho, a chrome option on the waag would be cool. maybe not all chrome, but partially chrome... cause ima chromy kinda guy
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I think the Waag ius very nicely made, tho, a chrome option on the waag would be cool. maybe not all chrome, but partially chrome... cause ima chromy kinda guy
Thats not going to happen. They do this as a favor for us & quite honestly, the quality control went to **** on this last order. Holes misaligned. No WAAG stamp & they didn't even drill the holes for mounting the ****ing lights. I've got one sitting in the bedroom still in the box & I know I will be dissappointed when I open it.

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lol thanx for the help so u think it will not lok goofey on my truck since it has more crome than black?? i want ppl to be making fun of me when i drive down the street lol

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you could get it dipped in chrome if you dont like it? Im interested in the WAAG buy, how many people do you need? How much do they run....hopefully they turn out alot better than RockingRobin69's

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Just call Irma at Waag. She can probably sell you one without a group buy. After much drama, the last group-buy among multiple boards only yielded 4 or 5 orders. When i spoke with her, she said it was still a regular production item. Ask for the Ranger Sportster model.

I still think it's the California equivalent of a snowplow; it's just in-case.
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Something that would be cool....is striping the paint off the Waag, or just get it uncoated/unpainted and send it off to get triple nickled(chromed). Just a thought.
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chromed with those black plastic/rubber ends on it I think would look pretty cool, or, maybe the center horizontal bars chrome, or the ends chrome.

as far as the WAAG Stamped piece, that doesnt really bother me, because it gives it more of the "one of a kind" look... if you know what I mean. and, as far as misaligned holes,. I didnt really experience this. the installing of the waag was pretty easy, it was swapping the tow hooks which proved to be a real PITA. and as far as the pre drilled holes... for most people, this would probably be a cause for concern, but to me, it gives it a more finished look. leave your options as the consumer more open as to what you want to do with it. leave it plain, and not have the holes i think is better than having the holes and it being bare... or have the holes for easy light addition later. its an opinion based dilema. but, im happy with it. I actually prefer to not advertise 3rd part companies on my truck. so, the not having the waag indented on it is groovier to me, since i think im probably the only one in NYS with a Waag bar like this on my ranger.
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About those tow hooks, if you remove the plastic grill (highly recommended), you can use a 1/2" drive with a 12" (or so) extension and a swivel/universal to remove the vertical bolts. This also lets you get a torque wrench on them for reassebly. The horizontal bolts are no problem. (3 bolts per hook)

This is way better than whacking the radiator fins with your rachet.
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