KNOCKOFF Ford Ranger Raptor Grille

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  1. chasvs

    chasvs Well-Known Member

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    #1 Feb 26, 2019
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    You already received it? Or is that the pic from ebay?

    If you have it in hand you should see if you can cut away the black background behind the ford lettering - if so it'd be basically an exact copy of the OEM unit.

    EDIT, now that I'm looking at it closer, it may not be possible to cut away the background. But you tell us! :)
     
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    If you're gonna go the route of trimming, here's what mine looks like from straight on:
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    Since the letters can be unscrewed I wonder if they could be removed and retrofitted to a stock grill.
     
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    Do you think a Ranger no-mod replica raptor "ford" grille is coming? I might be interested if it was a no-mod replacement.
     
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    I sure hope so! The Toyota Tacoma Pro grille was copied and sold for under $150 for a $400 OEM grille! But a no-mod version ptoably not as it's only a small area that needs to be modified and may not be the same mod for non-NA versions.
     
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    Begs the question, why didn't Ford make a common mount section so people could in fact just swap grilles as they see fit?

    Didn't the original post say that the Raptor grille lines don't exactly match with Ranger front, even after doing the cuts?
     
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    I spoke to "Connecticut Joe" about 2 weeks ago, and we agreed that he should send a factory US grille to his manufacturer to use as a template so his grills will fit like a factory one with no need to trim or modify. I haven't spoken with him since, but he sounded like he was on board with the idea. I'll make sure to ask him next time we talk.
     
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    #9 Mar 11, 2019
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    I got this reply from him today when i asked about the fit. Not sure it really says anything though:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/264214175499

    Hello Yes Sir
    That Ranger in the pic is the largest Ford dealer in USA!
    He ordered 5 more which i shipped last week!
    Its made by different factory,the others are made in Tawain!
    I am looking for flares but they are different!
    I have 20 landing on Thursday!
    I brought in 10 to start and sold them all!
    I sold 3 to a dealer in Kansas,2 to dealer in Ca!
    The other 5 om EBAY & Amazon no complaints !
    Its a really beautiful grille Ford quality !
    I have been working with the best factory in China for 3 years now!
    I have bought 250 Toyota Tacoma grilles from them!
    I sell to new car dealers so the quality has to be right!
    Its hard to find the good suppliers?
    When i find the correct one i stay put,i dont care if it cost more!
    You always get what you pay for in life!
    I ordered another 10 last night,the sell before i get them in!
    Do you have your Ranger already!
    I am older guy been in this business for a long time, i have happy customers!
    I have 6 pre sold already!
    I need this Ranger to be as good or better for me than Tacoma !
    You will be happy for sure!
    I will have lots of other Ranger Accessories soon!
    Flares,Console Vault !

    Lets chat i am learnig more everyday from my customers!
    TY Very Much
     
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    Who is this Connecticut Joe I keep reading about? lol
     
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    Which on is this?
     
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    I just did! Will let you know how it works out!
     
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    #15 Mar 20, 2019
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    Connecticut Joe is is selling the Raptor grill for the Ranger on eBay for $274 which is almost half the price of the one from Thailand. I received mine in 4 days and it looks even better that his photos. Here is what came. I’ll post when I get it on the truck and let you know if it needs any mods. I will be selling my Sport Edition Magnetic grill when I complete this.

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