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I would like to put skid plates on my Ranger. I'm having difficulty finding aftermarket skid plates that will fit the Ranger. I hadn't done a thorough search before I realized someone here may have some information that could help. Has anyone bought aftermarket skid plates for the transfer case, gas tank, radiator and differential on their 2001+ Ranger? Or should I just have a Ford dealership get OEM plates?
2000s with off-road package had full skidplating. The newer Rangers only have it on FX4 Level II models. I have the FX4 so I got plates for fuel cell and t-case, but I had to buy one from Ford for the front radiator/differential. Going with OEM stuff is your best bet because it's easy to find and will bolt right up.
You can buy from the stealership, or go to junkyards. If you off-road a lot, and you have a buddy that welds, you may want to have him make you some heavy duty reinforced skidplates. The factory skidplates aren't usually reinforced behind, but still help none-the-less.
No, I haven't bought this one, but it is the one I am going with if I don't get the OEM. I guess that you could e mail them and they would reply about it. THen you could always chrome plate it and get around the rust problem that way. The price of the metal these days makes fabrication expensive. Plus the hourly of paying the guy that fabricates.
Sorry to rejuvinate an old thread, but I am looking to get a skid plate to replace the black box on my '98 4WD XLT Off-Road. I have a 3" body lift, will the OEM or the superlift type skid plate work? Anyone have a skid plate with the body lift?
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