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Well im kinda iffy about my radiator hanging around down there you know...One good rock or stump would rip her right out....I NEED to get a dang skid plate to protect her...Here this next month im gonna order the 01 front end stuff....I hate how my valance doesnt cover that radiator gap like the 01+.....


Should i take off that plastic radiator drafter thingy thats screwd into the mount???
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Oh yeah, i went to mount my rear bumper and seems i have lost the left bracket...I called summit and they said theyd replace it so itll be here it two days....The box was in my truck the whole time dont know how i lost it....
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haha....the radiator..don't worry about it...it's fine. sure, get a skid if you want. but i havn't heard of anyone with a body lift getting a rock thrown at the rad and destroying it.

Hell....i was rockin' stock w/o a valence.....driving it two years and wheelin' it two years w/o any issues what so ever.

heads up...what your looking at is likely the ac condensor....that's forward of the rad.

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I haven't heard of a rock flying into the radiator but I have seen one get trashed climbing hills and my skid plate has saved mine a time or two

Video of Matt busting his haha
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...in52107033.flv

one save for me
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and a save for Matt after he built a skid
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if you climb around on stuff a lot and play in rocks I would get a skid cause a 2 hour trip to get a radiator sucks haha

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hahahahaha

yea.. i remember that day, wrong line

and yea, 2 hours.. ONE WAY across austin and getting my tools, then all the way back across austin which was another 30 minutes easily, thennnnn 30 mins to fix it and clean up

not to mention that was a $250 adventure. with my 20% discount at autozone


so i spent $60 on some 1/4" steel plate and made this beast
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and it got tested a few weeks later
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guess i know wat im weldin up in welding class this year
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I haven't heard of a rock flying into the radiator but I have seen one get trashed climbing hills and my skid plate has saved mine a time or two

Video of Matt busting his haha
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...in52107033.flv

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and a save for Matt after he built a skid


if you climb around on stuff a lot and play in rocks I would get a skid cause a 2 hour trip to get a radiator sucks haha


NICE>>>def need to make me one......Does that plstic thing under the ac condensor protect anything? If i take it off it wont be AS noticable i think, i havent seen anyone with one that has a BL...
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Take it off!
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Take it off!
Whoa buddy i barely know you...maybe after a few drinks...

I am here in a minute...Trent im hoping to order some certifit stuff soon, in the next 2 weeks or so....Well since im not with Amber, and no need to go to Raleigh i may order at charlotte, and pick it up....or whatever
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Haha nice. I'll be back in Hickory in like late October so we'll have to meet up.
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Haha nice. I'll be back in Hickory in like late October so we'll have to meet up.
Definatly let me know the date, and ill wait and order the stuff around that time and we could put it on....Maybe we can go ride some trails up at wilsons if you wanna
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Hell ya defn, that would be fun.
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its always been that low even at stock, its jut now you can visually see it
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its always been that low even at stock, its jut now you can visually see it
i cant see yours..Its gone now, but does that plastic thing do anything?
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its there along with everyone elses think about it


the plastic thing does nothing
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i know that, i was just messin
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yea, the plastic thing.. funny story.. shortly after i got my truck i saw another ranger with the plastic thing, looked under mine for it and all i saw were a few chunks of the plastic left between the screws and the frame

aka the plastic thing would do absolutly nothing to protect the radiator or AC condensor..

it cleans up the look of a Bl'd truck as well. w/o the valence atleast
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(like how shiny it is? same night.. yea we kept wheelin after we fixed it lol)


to what you see above


btw i just cut mine off my truck today.. and its not going back on if someone wants it.. but i'm not gonna ship it and my truck wont be driving for a few weeks so you would have to come get it lol

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yea, the plastic thing.. funny story.. shortly after i got my truck i saw another ranger with the plastic thing, looked under mine for it and all i saw were a few chunks of the plastic left between the screws and the frame

aka the plastic thing would do absolutly nothing to protect the radiator or AC condensor..

it cleans up the look of a Bl'd truck as well. w/o the valence atleast
from this

(like how shiny it is? same night.. lol)


to what you see above


btw i just cut mine off my truck today.. and its not going back on if someone wants it.. but i'm not gonna ship it and my truck wont be driving for a few weeks so you would have to come get it lol
I like that guys bumper did he fab it up matt?
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That's CamoDown's truck. it's a XJ bumper that's been fabbed to fit the ranger frame. I beleive it's an XJ bumper.
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I think its there to make noise if you were about to hit the radiator. Kinda like an early warning. It also might be there to protect from small debris flung up while driving.
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I like that guys bumper did he fab it up matt?
kinda fabbed. the bottom angled sections, the verticle pieces below the head lights, the part that wraps around the body?(maybe) and the top pieces of tubing are fabbed

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That's CamoDown's truck. it's a XJ bumper that's been fabbed to fit the ranger frame. I beleive it's an XJ bumper.
it was origionally an XJ bumper yes, and then modified in more than a few ways to get the truely badass look

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I think its there to make noise if you were about to hit the radiator. Kinda like an early warning. It also might be there to protect from small debris flung up while driving.
i think thats what its purpose is.. the part about stuff getting flung up.. if your being stupid plowing through stuff and boucing around on rocks.. that little noise isnt going to stop you from destroying it lol
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exactly, it is definitely useless IMO...
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i ripped mine off like the first month of owning the truck. lol.
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yea.. me too
actually im not sure when i ripped it off.. but it wasnt there after a few weeks of owning it.

hell it coulda been ripped off 4 hours after owning it when i decided i needed to test out the 4wd and watched a 2wd taco get stuck
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yeah that be my bumper and what everybody else said about it, pretty heavy modified xj bumper and don't mind the scrapes and such. I need to repaint bad haha

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