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ok - here is a link to the headlights tests from the IIHS ( they do more than just crash tests), and this shows that you are correct - the LEDS on the Ranger as well as the halogens are rated marginal and the LEDS have no advantage over the halogens. My wife has a 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe with halogens and the Ranger headlamps are noticeably superior. But since I have a Lariat I'm stuck with both the LEDS and an engine cover:frown:

https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/ford/ranger-crew-cab-pickup/2019#headlights
I put upgraded halogen bulbs in mine (my write up is somewhere on here). Then aimed them properly because the factory gets off by aiming them perpendicular to the road.
They are the BEST headlights I have ever drivin with. By far. Light throw dist, beam coverage, beam pattern, color temp, ditch coverage etc. Its all perfection.
I roll with fogs on 24/7 too though. Yea Im one of those people.

I can't imagine the lariat ones being any better but I havent tried em, so I cant say.





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ok - here is a link to the headlights tests from the IIHS ( they do more than just crash tests), and this shows that you are correct - the LEDS on the Ranger as well as the halogens are rated marginal and the LEDS have no advantage over the halogens. My wife has a 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe with halogens and the Ranger headlamps are noticeably superior. But since I have a Lariat I'm stuck with both the LEDS and an engine cover:frown:

https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/ford/ranger-crew-cab-pickup/2019#headlights
Interesting that there was no mention of the driving lights.
I have always relied on them to supplement visibility to both shoulders with the splash pattern set behind the headlight splash pattern. Seems that the use of the driving lights would improve the overall rating.
At any rate, the Ranger has good lights, just have to keep them and the cab glass clean.
Oh! and wipe off the engine cover at every oil change! ;)
 

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I put upgraded halogen bulbs in mine (my write up is somewhere on here). Then aimed them properly because the factory gets off by aiming them perpendicular to the road.
They are the BEST headlights I have ever drivin with. By far. Light throw dist, beam coverage, beam pattern, color temp, ditch coverage etc. Its all perfection.
I roll with fogs on 24/7 too though. Yea Im one of those people.

I can't imagine the lariat ones being any better but I havent tried em, so I cant say.
Interesting. Do you have a link where you purchased the upgraded bulbs? Thanks!
 

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4 pages on a Ranger forum about Ranger engine covers and not a single picture of what one looks like. Of course, lots of other auxiliary content, other than Engine covers. I still don't know what one looks like on a Ranger engine.
 

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4 pages on a Ranger forum about Ranger engine covers and not a single picture of what one looks like. Of course, lots of other auxiliary content, other than Engine covers. I still don't know what one looks like on a Ranger engine.
you musta breezed right past post #35 then eh?
 

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TFW - You open your hood to find yet another smaller hood. And under that hood? Another baby hood.

Am I the only one that thinks Engine Covers make your engine look more like a Kenmore Appliance than an an actual horsepower belting, stump pulling, mean growling, power monster of an engine?

People at a Chevy focus group: Hi yes, I'd like a truck but can you make the engine look like a dishwasher? It's the only thing I feel comfortable running and all of that enginey stuff scares me. If I see an engine every time I open the hood, you'll have to put a coloring book dispenser and puppies in the glove box so I can make the back seat a safe space.

People at a Ford focus group: Stick a turbo on it. Add some pipes and wires. I need more fire in the belly of this beast! See if you can make it smell like pine tar and deer leather too. Good job. Now I need to go drive up the side of a mountain with a Tear-Drop Trailer, a bed full of whiskey, and spend 3 weeks in the wilderness eating beef jerky and cultivating a fine combat beard.
 
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TFW - You open your hood to find yet another smaller hood. And under that hood? Another baby hood.

Am I the only one that thinks Engine Covers make your engine look more like a Kenmore Appliance than an an actual horsepower belting, stump pulling, mean growling, power monster of an engine?

People at a Chevy focus group: Hi yes, I'd like a truck but can you make the engine look like a dishwasher? It's the only thing I feel comfortable running and all of that enginey stuff scares me. If I see an engine every time I open the hood, you'll have to put a coloring book dispenser and puppies in the glove box so I can make the back seat a safe space.

People at a Ford focus group: Stick a turbo on it. Add some pipes and wires. I need more fire in the belly of this beast! See if you can make it smell like pine tar and deer leather too. Good job. Now I need to go drive up the side of a mountain with a Tear-Drop Trailer, a bed full of whiskey, and spend 3 weeks in the wilderness eating beef jerky and cultivating a fine combat beard.
Yep, you are the only one, a small cover dress is it up somewhat. Why do you think it is on all the higher priced models? Would you wear a suit without a shirt?
 

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Would you wear a suit to a stump pulling contest? The cover on the engine is a cheap plastic thing on your eng that makes you think that you got something special for your much larger expenditure. It is all marketing.
 

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Yep, you are the only one, a small cover dress is it up somewhat. Why do you think it is on all the higher priced models? Would you wear a suit without a shirt?
the word gullible comes to mind.

refinement is meant for Bentleys and Rolls Royces....everyone else would be a poser if they think a pickup truck needs the engine dress up.
we dont roll up to car shows looking for the first place attendance trophy. we thrash through the forest and haul wood to build shelters for our kin.

Since there are many gullible people (hint: look at the TG damper threads) I will be designing a rear differential dress-up fairing which will not only add aerodynamic properties and gain you an extra 10mph top end, the sound deadening and cooling effect on the rear diff will also add at minimum 20ftlbs of torque.
Available in color matched paint for those really set on matching the suit with the shirt so to speak.
 

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Would you wear a suit to a stump pulling contest? The cover on the engine is a cheap plastic thing on your eng that makes you think that you got something special for your much larger expenditure. It is all marketing.
It's a high density foam. Not plastic.

And it isn't cheap. :D
 

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