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    Question New Ford Ranger Bull Bar?

    Ok, looks like I'm spamming the forum. I bought the new shape ranger november last year. Stock standerd. The bull bar that ford supplies for the new ranger looks rather impressive! Has anybody retro-fitted the ford bull bar? How much does it cost, etc. What's included on the bullbar? Fog's? Does it take long to fit?

    Apologies for the plethora of questions.
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    Hi Martin,

    Standarb bullbars supplied by the manufacturers usually aren't very practical in terms of 4x4 usage. They might look good, but you can't fit a winch or similar to them and you can't recover on them either. They also decrease the approach angle of the vehicle

    Best option for 4wd functionality is to get a full replacement bumper. they offer the vest protection and improve the 4wd abilities through a bigger approach angle and they are made from thicker steel than he standard nudge-bars. Have a look at nudge-m and burnco in the cape. Alternatively visit places like 4wd megaworld or LA Sport for options

    In terms of the standard bullbar, you can pick up second hand ones (saw one or 2 advertised on the forum). Spot lights aren't expensive and fitment is quick and easy
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    Thanks Christo! Great advice. But I must be totally honest. I don't think I'll go for the 'tough' off-roading bits. It's just for when I go the farm, maybe a trip to Mozambique, etc. I must be really honest, The new ranger looks really good, and mine looks like it needs something infront to 'round-it-off'. Does the ford supplied bull bar decrease the approach angle alot?

    Thanks again for the info,
    Martin Coetzee

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    Hi Martin,
    The standard Ford bumper doesn't impede your approach angle much at all. It gives pretty good protection, especially to the inter cooler which sits in a fairly vulnerable position.
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    Default Thanx Christo

    Thanx for the info Christo.

    I recently bought myself a 3.0 2007 4x4 ranger also looking to fit a nudge bar.
    Any suggestions where i can fit n bigger intercooler?


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    SAC or CRD can do the intercooler kits, or you can buy a big cooler and fit DIY, then have pump optomised afterwards
    For the 3.0 check the sticky for the chip, lots of info there

    For bumper, speak to the fitment centres for the imported ones, or have a look at Nudge-M, good local one
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    I removed my Stainless Steel Ford Bullbar off my 2008 3.0TDI, with fitting brackets, lieing in the roof so, who wants it, PM and make me an offer....just courier it up no problem.
    Last edited by Scrat; 2010/08/03 at 11:52 AM.

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    I have an old 2002 Ranger standard nudge bar plus the front skirt that is replaced when the after market bumper is fitted. If any one needs, accident or what ever, I am in Cape Town, just pick it up.
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    The pics are of the new Ranger and Mazda Ford approved nudge bars. The previous model had an paper thin mild steel exhaust pipe bent into a nugde bar, first thing I threw away.

    The Ford S/S bar is what I have lieing around as nudge bars don't interest me. They around R6000 the last I look.....PM make an offer...
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    Hi Scrat,,,

    You have been sent,, I recently(week ago) bought a 2008 3.0 4x4 supercab ranger,,
    It comes with almost everything except the nudge bar,, I will be onoured to take this piece off you,,,
    Please call me for further arangements (Payment and Pick Up/Transport). 083 265 9671 (Niel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nieloelofse View Post
    Hi Scrat,,,

    You have been sent,, I recently(week ago) bought a 2008 3.0 4x4 supercab ranger,,
    It comes with almost everything except the nudge bar,, I will be onoured to take this piece off you,,,
    Please call me for further arangements (Payment and Pick Up/Transport). 083 265 9671 (Niel)
    Hi

    I only just came back from Mercedes Benze so I'm knackered...I'll call you tomorrow then I can find out who and how much to courier.

    I have the mounting brackets as well, must just go find the bolts in my garage so you have a complete fitting kit. Takes 10min to fit.

    TREV

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    Quote Originally Posted by nieloelofse View Post
    Hi Scrat,,,

    You have been sent,, I recently(week ago) bought a 2008 3.0 4x4 supercab ranger,,
    It comes with almost everything except the nudge bar,, I will be onoured to take this piece off you,,,
    Please call me for further arangements (Payment and Pick Up/Transport). 083 265 9671 (Niel)
    Hey mate you still want the bumper or not.

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    Is it possible to fit a after market bull bar to a Ford Ranger '07 - '10 model?
    By the looks of it, it does not seem possible?

    Has someone done it and pics please??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbnut View Post
    Is it possible to fit a after market bull bar to a Ford Ranger '07 - '10 model?
    By the looks of it, it does not seem possible?

    Has someone done it and pics please??

    HUH? You can fit a full integrated bumper or any nudge bar you want, piss easy job BUT, if you have the new one you have airbags across the range and Ford will void your plan/waranty, so they say this is why they only ok their factory numdeg bar...

    As for pics...search ARB bumpers, Burnco, Nudgem,Redback,basically search Ford Ranger intergrated bumper.

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