What do the intrusion beams look like deleted? Icon lift w/285's question

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Whats a Ranger look like without the intrusion beams altogether? Is there a giant void or opened up body panel?

I am going with an Icon stage 1 leveling kit and 285-70-17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers and 1.25" spacers on factory 17" magnetic sport wheels, i have a feeling I will rub but I'm not sure. Posts all over the place with different results. I don't have time to order bds offset crash bars yet. Those can come after the install, but debating if I should cut or delete the crash bars now nefore the install, then do the bds once they come?

I loosened and adjusted the fronts as far forward as I could and retighrened them, do I wait and see if I rub?



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I think you might be fine. I have a 3” level and 1/4” front spacers with 285/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers and I clear the crash bars. Stock wheels as well.
I did take the plastic cover off of them.
Getting the FOX 2.0s w/ BDS uppers . I still think I’ll be fine with the crash bars.
It’s when I run a lower offset rim, then you will have crash bar issues.
 
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I think you might be fine. I have a 3” level and 1/4” front spacers with 285/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers and I clear the crash bars. Stock wheels as well.
I did take the plastic cover off of them.
Getting the FOX 2.0s w/ BDS uppers . I still think I’ll be fine with the crash bars.
It’s when I run a lower offset rim, then you will have crash bar issues.
With the 1.25" spacers I'm essentially running a a 17x7" wheel with 23mm offset vs the 17x7" 55mm offset wheels if you break the spacer down into offset. Most ranger wheels are 18 or less so that's a good sign im not too far out, I hope. Haha. I couldn't find anyone with the 1" in stock.

I will remove the two Phillips plastic screws that hold that cap on tomorrow and see if that's enough. Pray 🙏
 

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With the 1.25" spacers I'm essentially running a a 17x7" wheel with 23mm offset vs the 17x7" 55mm offset wheels if you break the spacer down into offset. Most ranger wheels are 18 or less so that's a good sign im not too far out, I hope. Haha. I couldn't find anyone with the 1" in stock.

I will remove the two Phillips plastic screws that hold that cap on tomorrow and see if that's enough. Pray 🙏
I also heard that you can loose the crash bar bolts, and push it back to give you a quarter of an inch or so.
 
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I also heard that you can loose the crash bar bolts, and push it back to give you a quarter of an inch or so.
I did loosen them, one slid forward 1/4" forward, the other was already forward pretty much.

Tires come in to Discount Tire Wednesday. Not sure if they're going on Wednesday or the following day. Leveling kit and spacers tomorrow. So I was debating if when they have the front tires off tomorrow if we should just remove them. I prefer not to, if I won't need to.

So I guess my opinion is I'll leave them and check for rub first. If I rub them they're going bye bye and I will order the BDS ones. Remove plastic caps, reconfirm I've loosened them and slid them forward and wait and see.

Your truck and one other members were my inspiration for the look. Screen shots on my phone, haha.
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Between your 1/4" spacer and his 1.5" I'm a little less than him, so maybe no modification is needed.
 

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We have 285/70/17 Toyo AT3 on 17x8.5 +25 offset wheels which sounds close to what you'll have. This is the clearance in front of the wheel with BDS intrusion beams:
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We actually left the behind-wheel OEM bars in place for now and those shouldn't be an issue although it's tight.

If you have the aero fairings in front of the tires you'll probably have to remove them. Ours would have been ripped off by the tires at lock. Pretty easy just 2-3 small bolts on each side.
 
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We have 285/70/17 Toyo AT3 on 17x8.5 +25 offset wheels which sounds close to what you'll have. This is the clearance in front of the wheel with BDS intrusion beams:
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We actually left the behind-wheel OEM bars in place for now and those shouldn't be an issue although it's tight.

If you have the aero fairings in front of the tires you'll probably have to remove them. Ours would have been ripped off by the tires at lock. Pretty easy just 2-3 small bolts on each side.
Is that at full lock for you? I'm assuming those bds gave you some space, but a whole inch, maybe not so that gives me hope that I'll fit.

Any details on the removal of those partial air dams? I looked into this but never knew those would be an issue. Is one of the arms welded on that supports those little air dams? Or is it fully just bolt on? I couldn't tell.

I can look tomorrow too.
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We have 285/70/17 Toyo AT3 on 17x8.5 +25 offset wheels which sounds close to what you'll have. This is the clearance in front of the wheel with BDS intrusion beams:
IMG_20200416_124448.jpg


We actually left the behind-wheel OEM bars in place for now and those shouldn't be an issue although it's tight.

If you have the aero fairings in front of the tires you'll probably have to remove them. Ours would have been ripped off by the tires at lock. Pretty easy just 2-3 small bolts on each side.
Had to remove ur front bumper to install the intrusion beams?
 

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Thanks to the others who mentioned it before and helped: we used the method of loosening the opposite side and only fully removing the bumper nuts or bolts (can't remember which) on the side being worked on. Then pulled and slid the beam out, put them back on and switched sides. We kept the bumper on that way.

We did mark the OEM spots before with sharpie to get them back in place at the end.
 

                           















































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