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Old 10-11-2008, 11:43 AM
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Ranch Hand Grill Guard

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I've been wanting to get a grill guard for some time now, but just been waiting a few years to get a good deal on a used one. I found this one on Craigslist for $200 (I offered less, waiting for a reply): http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/864885406.html

I don't expect it to save my front end in the event of an accident (I'm a pretty conservative driver), nor to withstand heavy duty offroad use (I don't tear my truck up offroad, just a little mudding and other light offroading). I don't plan to mount a winch or anything like that, and I think I can keep my tow hooks up front with it installed.

It would be a good place to mount a couple of KC lights and give me a little protection if someone backs into me in a parking lot or something. Really, I just want something on the front of the truck.

So is this worth $200, or less if my offer is taken?
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:30 PM
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Not to framiliar with pricing but $200 is $200. If you got it and think that the brush guard will please you, buy it up. Doesn't sound like a bad deal to me, if I was in the market for one i'd try to get him down to $150 or so. Seeings how most generally start by listing high.
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:22 PM
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I talked to the guys at a Ranch Hand factory outlet and they told me that I can keep the tow hooks when I install it. They cost $499 new, and the guy from Craigslist told me I can have it for $150, so I think I'm going to get it.

I've been looking for about two years and this is probably the best deal I've found. Only problem is that I'm moving to Quantico, VA next week and my buddy will have to pick it up for me and help me install it before we leave.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:23 PM
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do it dude, my buddy has one and it looks great
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:38 PM
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for $150 grab it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:50 PM
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get it and that looks good
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:34 PM
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Well, unfortunately the deal didn't work out. The grill guard was on a 2wd truck. I spoke to two different Ranch Hand stores and they both said the 4wd and 2wd models are uniquely different. Evidently the frames on a 2wd Ford F150 and a 4wd are not identical as one would expect. And $150 was such a deal!

So if anyone in the Houston/Galveson area has a 97-03 Ford F150 2wd and wants a grill guard, look on craigslist!
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:43 PM
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**** I'd make it work...they cant be THAT different
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:54 PM
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Well, unfortunately the deal didn't work out. The grill guard was on a 2wd truck. I spoke to two different Ranch Hand stores and they both said the 4wd and 2wd models are uniquely different. Evidently the frames on a 2wd Ford F150 and a 4wd are not identical as one would expect. And $150 was such a deal!

So if anyone in the Houston/Galveson area has a 97-03 Ford F150 2wd and wants a grill guard, look on craigslist!
if you can make a 2wd work i can get you one i think located in houston that's rhino lined for probly under $150. go look and see how that one mounts. the one my friend has we installed all you do is drill 2 holes in the chrome of the bumper and then it has brackets under the valence that go to the frame. so i dont see why it would not work on your truck.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:22 PM
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I bought that ranch hand grill today.... and it matched right up to my 2002 Fx4
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