Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Is it possible to add tow hooks without modifying or damaging the Ford Ranger bumper?
Answer: Except for coil spring 2wd trucks, all stock 2wd and 4x4 Ford Rangers already has a fitted crossmember on the torsion bar. Check if it has holes drilled already. If there doesn't seem to be any holes, drilling a couple wouldn't be too difficult. Installation of the tow hooks is a breeze because one doesn't need to remove the bumpers to reach the holes of the crossmember.
What are the parts that would be needed if the front Ford Ranger bumper is modified?
Answer: For any late 90s Ford Ranger that needs an upgrade to a more recent look, there are a couple of extra parts and accessories that should be obtained to get for a clean Ford Ranger bumper swap. First, look for a new header panel. Also grab a new set of headlights and corner lights. Don't forget to secure the lights on the panel with new retainers. Depending on the owner's taste, there are various grill options available in a body paint color or chrome finish. Pick between bumpers that have fog lamp holes or none. Some year models will also need a new hood for a perfect fit.
Will the stock Ford Ranger bumpers still be compatible on my truck if a body lift kit is installed?
Answer: For the most part, the existing Ford Ranger bumpers should be just fine if a lift kit is added height to your truck. The body lift kit should include all the brackets and extensions needed so that the bumpers still look good even with all the changes. If the body lift kit was installed to make the adventurous Ford Ranger more suitable for off road applications, it might be a good idea to consider getting a customized prerunner bumpers.