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06 mirrors on 96 ranger?

would these just bolt in place or not cause iv seen the mounting to the door on an 06 and they look like they would same design and all, but i dont know the mounting of the bolts any one know if anybody has done this before?
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they bolt in .. i want to get some 06's aswell for my 96

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You have to redrill the bolt holes to a slightly larger diameter I believe.

MJones should have some info floating around here with his install.
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You have to redrill the bolt holes to a slightly larger diameter I believe.

MJones should have some info floating around here with his install.
Yeah from what I read you have to redrill out the holes trying to see if i cant find the tutorial...
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^^yupyup. I had to drill out all 3 for my install.
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thanks all of you for the help much appreciated!
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Good luck on the mod :)

I'm tempted to do this myself next...only issue keeping me from doing it money lol.
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do you just get the mirrors from the stealership.
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^^ they are highly expensive but they are the only ones that fit nice.. aftermarket ones i heard kinda suck
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I got mine for under $75 for the pair from Ford. Of course, I've got sort of a hook up. lol.

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I just mounted a set of aftermarket ones, and they fit perfectly. There is a MUCH easier way of doing the swap though.
If you look on the ends of the threaded self tapers which are on the newer style mirror, it looks like a torx bit. Take a reverse torx socket and back those self tapers out of the plasic on the mirrors. Then take a small angle grinder or whatever you think would work best and grind down the small plasic cylinders that the self tapers screwed into. I took them right down flush with the rest of the plasic. Next you just put the self tapers back in the holes(you may need to use a drill bit to get any melted plastic out of the hole, or to make the hole a little deeper for the self tapers). Once you have done that, mount the mirrors on the doors, it's as easy as that. No need to grind or drill your doors at all.

Hope this helps some people. I had read the write up on how to do it, and I was intending on doing it that way, but once I got to look at the actual mirror, this way was so much quicker. It took me a total of 15 mins to do the swap.
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I got mine for under $75 for the pair from Ford. Of course, I've got sort of a hook up. lol.

ill send you 110 shipped for those mirrors with your hookup
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do u really have to use the washers on an 01-05?
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Do you retap the holes?
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I need a close up picture of the back of the new style mirror without the foam seal on it so i can explain it easier. Can anyone get me a picture please?
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I got mine for under $75 for the pair from Ford. Of course, I've got sort of a hook up. lol.

I like your truck and all.. but bro, I like my mirrors more.
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I like your truck and all.. but bro, I like my mirrors more.
haha, they are the same mirrors. but he has a black cover and you have a red cover.
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shane has no cover.. his is the full plastic case one if u look closely
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That, plus my used to be chrome..... chrome makes me sad.
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That, plus my used to be chrome..... chrome makes me sad.
Whys that? Although on the new Rangers the chrome covers look stupid because there is very little chrome on the truck.

I just some '07 mirrors with chrome covers on my '94, and I think they look great.
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