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So I've been trying to figure out what options we have to skid plates for our Rangers, and I know that they're new to the market plus the volatility due to the pandemic, but figuring out what options we have has been a bear. So I have compiled all of the options I could find into this post with some basic information. I've set it as a wiki post so others can add ones they find if there are any.

Please feel free to share your experiences and any others you've found!

ManufacturerPriceMaterialAccess PanelsNotesLink
589 Fabrication$350 - Front/Oil Pan
$275 - Transmission
$220 - Transfer Case
$845 - Full Set
SteelAccess Hole for oil drain plugPlates need to be purchased separatelyhttps://589fab.com/products/ranger-skid-plates
AFN$405Aluminumhttps://www.stage3motorsports.com/48002524-19-20-ranger-afn-skid-plates.html
ARB$660SteelNohttps://www.stage3motorsports.com/5440230-19-21-ranger-arb-uvp-steel-skid-plates.html
Foutz Motorsports$1200Aluminum (Steel mounting brackets)Single plate engine-to-transfer casehttps://www.foutzmotorsports.com/products/2019-ford-range-skid-plate
Hooligan Off Road$1250+Steel or AluminumIncludes Gas Tank Skidhttps://www.hooliganoffroad.com/products/2019-ford-ranger-skid-plates
ShrockWorks$850+Steel or Aluminumhttps://www.shrockworks.com/FRAN5-SKD-pr-16306.html
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(Side note: I believe the dealer said the AFN plate has never been / will never be sold)
 

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I have been looking at several skids (Hooligan, Shrockworks, ARB). The Hooligan is taking the lead for me simply because it has the fuel tank skid plate. It's the only one I can find. Does anyone else offer a fuel tank skid plate?
 
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I think the 589 skid for $350 is just the front skid. They offer other ones too though.
Yup! I updated the main post with that. $850 for a "full set" from them.
 


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I am hoping the border eventually opens and I'll be road tripping the US for a few months. Hit some iconic trails, lots of camping, kayaking and will also arrange some skid plate work and other work at a few shops along the route.
 

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(Side note: I believe the dealer said the AFN plate has never been / will never be sold)
Lies... Just not in stock at the moment... We've sold quite a few...
 

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I've used the ARB Skidplate system on a stock-ish height '21 XL (slightly larger tires for a 1" lift). You do get a slight clearance reduction, but boy have I beat the sh*t out of those plates. If you're going with the ARB system, the instructions suck. Look around on the forum for the Install guide with pretty pictures :thumbsup:
 
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I've used the ARB Skidplate system on a stock-ish height '21 XL (slightly larger tires for a 1" lift). You do get a slight clearance reduction, but boy have I beat the sh*t out of those plates. If you're going with the ARB system, the instructions suck. Look around on the forum for the Install guide with pretty pictures :thumbsup:
I've heard good things about it, but between the loss in clearance and the lack of access panels, it's still a hard option to pick for me.
 

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Once you know how to install it, it's really easy. There are 3 additional bolts over the OE skid plate. It would take, maybe an extra 2 minutes to remove that OE.
 

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I've heard good things about it, but between the loss in clearance and the lack of access panels, it's still a hard option to pick for me.
When I have to do my first oil change on the truck I'll be doing a youtube install guide on the Ranger ARB Skid plate so others don't have to suffer and feel stupid like I did while trying to install that contraption. I'll post a link on the forum for it when I get around to it.
 

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I have the 589, and it does have access to the engine drain plug. No “panel” to remove, it’s an access hole.
 
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