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Old 11-05-2008
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Eh, it looks alright.

So is it going to serve its purpose on a 2wd?
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Meh, I don't like it. There's just too much gappage. Make it a tighter fit and I think it'd look better, along with removing the top bars.

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Eh, it looks alright.

So is it going to serve its purpose on a 2wd?
Uh Yeah! Eventually it will have a winch on it and some off road lights mounted to it along with at least on pair of fog lights, maybe two.

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Now who is going to buy mine if I sell it. You were my number 1 prospect haha
You were the reason I wanted one, as I'm sure you know.







Again, if you read toward the bottom of my first post, the gaps will be fill in time, just didn't have time to do it last night.
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Again, if you read toward the bottom of my first post, the gaps will be fill in time, just didn't have time to do it last night.
I would still redo the brackets and cut out the top of the bumper, It will fit so much better and have a much better aproach angle, as well as looking 10x's better. Not to mention the grill gaurd portion would line up much nicer too. Right now it looks kinda halfassed.
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looks really good. shame the ranger grille hangs lower than under the lights so it looks kinda weird
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I like the look, but you need to cut a section out of the top of the bumper so the bottom of the grill will be hidden and the outer top sides of the bumper will fit flush with the piece bellow the headlights. Here is some pics that may help you with ideas.

notch it for the grill and raise it up some...


so it sits flush/closer(Less gap) with the piece bellow the headlight...
That's what I was thinking he could do,

This bumper would fit perfect on the 3rd gen ones though.
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lookin good dude. i really like it on your truck. cant wait to see it actually finished. your old bumper is on my truck and i just gotta get the fog lights workin and ill be good.
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lookin good dude. i really like it on your truck. cant wait to see it actually finished. your old bumper is on my truck and i just gotta get the fog lights workin and ill be good.
Wheres the pics?
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Wheres the pics?
just posted my pics
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I would still redo the brackets and cut out the top of the bumper, It will fit so much better and have a much better aproach angle, as well as looking 10x's better. Not to mention the grill gaurd portion would line up much nicer too. Right now it looks kinda halfassed.
excactly what i was thinking there would be no more gaps the aproach angles would be better and the top bars wouldnt cover as much of the headlights
but it looks good tho cant wait to see it done
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Wow!!!
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excactly what i was thinking there would be no more gaps the aproach angles would be better and the top bars wouldnt cover as much of the headlights
but it looks good tho cant wait to see it done
I agree, I dont think it would take too much work to make the mounts he has work to move it up.
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I agree, I dont think it would take too much work to make the mounts he has work to move it up.
I don't want to move it up. I like it the height it is and like I've said before, The gaps will be filled so it won't look bad. It's still a work in progress.



To whoever asked how much it weighs, maybe double the weight of the stock bumper and valance.
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Now who is going to buy mine if I sell it?
me
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looks good. figured that the arb style bumper was what you liked. can't wait to see how you clean it up :)
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I like the look, but you need to cut a section out of the top of the bumper so the bottom of the grill will be hidden and the outer top sides of the bumper will fit flush with the piece bellow the headlights. Here is some pics that may help you with ideas.

notch it for the grill and raise it up some...


so it sits flush/closer(Less gap) with the piece bellow the headlight...
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I don't want to move it up. I like it the height it is and like I've said before, The gaps will be filled so it won't look bad. It's still a work in progress.
Can I ask why? It seems like it would just look so much cleaner of an install moved up?
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Bumper is jamming, but please pull a Sea-Bass. It will look so much better.
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Can I ask why? It seems like it would just look so much cleaner of an install moved up?
First, that's the height I decided I like it before we mounted it in the mock up stage. Secondly, The brackets are already fabricated. Third, I don't want my grill shell to be below or even with the bumper.

I will have some metal that will follow the curve of the bumper that will clean it up and make it look better. It's just the way I decided I wanted to install my bumper.
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I haven't had a chance to do it yet, but for those of you worried about the gap, look at the picture below. That's what I am planning on doing. Putting a thin strip of metal in to fill in the gap between the bumper and grill grill surround.



This is Camodown's bumper

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That thing is huge man! Looks good though I like it.
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if it was on my truck i would cut the top bars and just fix the gaps but its what ever you like man looks good so far
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I still think it would look better to notch it and move it up. Your truck though
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I still think it would look better to notch it and move it up. Your truck though
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that gap on the side is fugly!
if notched, would look wayyyyy better
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Now who is going to buy mine if I sell it. You were my number 1 prospect haha
man, half this board want's that bumper

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This is Camodown's bumper
and his is a different design, it flows better.. I guess we'll all see once you get it finished.
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