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Old 06-11-2017, 10:07 AM
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2WD Lower Valance on 4x4

Super easy swap, this is the way the trucks should look coming from the factory. I understand the reasoning of the larger front valance, but this just looks better.

OEM 2WD Lower Valance - PN: HC3Z-17626-AD - $54 from Tasca Parts

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Old 06-11-2017, 10:11 AM
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The URL's don't work for me.
 
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:12 AM
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The URL's don't work for me.
Yea not sure what was wrong with them. They should be updated now.
 
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And to think, when the '08s came out, a lot of folks were putting job 2 valances (longer like the '17s) on to get a little better fuel mieage. Fuel was over $4 at that time. My, how things change.
 
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by No1Hookman View Post
And to think, when the '08s came out, a lot of folks were putting job 2 valances (longer like the '17s) on to get a little better fuel mieage. Fuel was over $4 at that time. My, how things change.
haha yea I haven't paid for fuel since 2012 (company fuel card) so it doesn't really bother me. I usually chunk the oem parts once I swap them out but I'll hold on to the 4x4 one just in case my fuel mileage drops significantly.
 
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:35 PM
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putting that on my list....looks better
 
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OP, let us know how much your MPG drop.
 
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Originally Posted by BADAS03SVT View Post
putting that on my list....looks better
this lower valance and the power running boards really help the look of the oem stance. Still needs a leveling kit and larger tires.
 
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:09 PM
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2wd valance on mine as well. If there's any mileage loss, it's to the tune of .1mpg in my case, but that's minimal enough to be anecdotal and/or a function of a leveling kit I installed at roughly the same time
 
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I need to do this. I remember when I first saw the 4x4 valance, I thought it looked really strange.
 
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Well done Brent. The first mod I did to my '17 was remove the 4x4 valance. I am thinking about ordering this one, thank you for the tasca part number. Reps sent.
 
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Looks so good.

I ordered from Tasca and had to cancel my order 54 for the valance plus 14 dollars for the part cool! Well the emailed me after a couple of days and said that they made a mistake in the shipping calculator and I owed them 30 something more. So a 50 dollar part and 50 dollar shipping, nope. Well I re ordered from varsity ford, no problems then here we go again... they blamed it on ford for incorrect dimensions. It's 90 bucks from the local stealership so I am a little bummed to say the least.
 
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Did you have to remove the bumper to install the panel? Also, did it use the existing mounting holes and hardware?
 
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Did you have to remove the bumper to install the panel? Also, did it use the existing mounting holes and hardware?
You don't have to remove the bumper. It uses all the existing hardware and is a direct replacement. There are two "claw" shaped things that are bolted to the bottom of the frame-rails of the 4x4 trucks. I believe these are to keep the higher trucks from running over smaller cars. They need to be removed otherwise you'll see them hanging down below the shorter valance.
 
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:41 AM
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Did you have to remove the bumper to install the panel? Also, did it use the existing mounting holes and hardware?
Crazy! I paid around $140 for the below;

 
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