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Bumper Ideas! 2005 Ranger

Hi! I have a 2005 XLT Ranger 4x4 4.0 V6, I currently have a stock bumper(Plastic with chrome trim on top) and I have a few issues:
1)It's plastic, flimsy, and annoying
2)The old owner cut the suppots on the bottom to tow it on a trailer
3)I went on a wheeling trip up Wildcat Mountain and went onto a bank and it got caught on the underside by a rock and cracked it in 2 places

Basically I was curious if anyone thought I should buy a new stock one off Ebay, or build one. My only concerns is what would a built one look like on a stock Ranger...
Also! I was curious if I could buy a kind of metal one thats stock, and where to buy it.
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I'm all for custom bumpers. If you can do it go for it. Otherwise the 98-00 have a steel bumper that is bigger then the 05's. And you talking about the valance not the bumper. All bumpers are steel.
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I can do it, but only problems there are is it worth 300$ for a custom bumper, or a stock new one. And if I can buy a older bumper from like the 2000-2004 where it color matches my metallic grey that would be tight. And I have no idea where to buy one
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You can color match any bumper. Looks on ebay, craigslist, certifit, rockauto, tascaparts.
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I've looked. But what I'm trying to say is do you think it would look alright to have a built bumper on a stock ranger, I've heard that they don't look good and sometimes they do
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Basically stock ranger. With maxed T-bars.


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Thats a sick bumper! Yeah I just talked with my buddy who owns a off road shop and he said building a bumper like yours with labor and such could cost around 300-400. I definitely like the bumper, totally jealous.
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That isn't my truck.
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Oh, whoops.
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You can buy them for like $600 online.
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600? Dang. Well not too sure, I heard you can make one for 300
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But I looks so much nicer than anything you can "home make." You get what you pay for.
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Definitely, what sites sell them?
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