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Has anybody installed the big silver aluminum Raptor skid plate on a non-Raptor. I have a question about bolt lengths.

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I was searching for a modular bumper and a Raptor bumper and skid popped up. Price was awesome.

I am moving from plastic bumper and skids on my Wildtrak, so I currently still have the plastic engine skid until I can find a metal replacement.

I wasn't and still not really sure about the look of the front skid, but I did put it on to try it out. The skid did not come with bolts, so I reused the ones from the plastic front skid. 3 of the bolts were fine (two front, passenger or driver rear, I don't remember and everything was upsidedown), but the other side rear was way too short. I have looked at the schematic of the Raptor skids and they don't show any difference in bolts (as far as I can see).

I am not sure if part of my issue is that I still have the plastic engine skid, but the Raptor front skid sits solidly on the frame, so I am not sure that not having the metal skid is my issue. Maybe the Raptor engine skid. is somehow different and required. I am just not sure..

I am still not 100% sure on the silver, but it doesn't look bad, so if I find metal modular skids there is I chance I would move back to the black look.

So if anybody has done this, or know the bolts and possibly bolt part numbers, I would appreciate you help.

Here is what it looks like on my white Wildtrak:
Ford Bronco Raptor Front Skid Plate installed on standard Bronco bumper IMG_5675
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Here is what the Raptor bumper looks like without the silver trim, if anybody is curious:
Ford Bronco Raptor Front Skid Plate installed on standard Bronco bumper IMG_5674
 

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I like the look, but prefer the trim pieces black and keep the silver skid.
Nice find and thanks for trying it out for others interested in the same! ✌
 

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I was told the Braptor bumper wouldn’t fit a standard Bronco…interesting. Any issues mounting the bumper itself?
 

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Would love to do this, hope you can shine a light on all the part numbers and cost.
 

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I was told the Braptor bumper wouldn’t fit a standard Bronco…interesting. Any issues mounting the bumper itself?
There is only one Modular HD Bumper.
 

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Has anybody installed the big silver aluminum Raptor skid plate on a non-Raptor. I have a question about bolt lengths.

Back story:

I was searching for a modular bumper and a Raptor bumper and skid popped up. Price was awesome.

I am moving from plastic bumper and skids on my Wildtrak, so I currently still have the plastic engine skid until I can find a metal replacement.

I wasn't and still not really sure about the look of the front skid, but I did put it on to try it out. The skid did not come with bolts, so I reused the ones from the plastic front skid. 3 of the bolts were fine (two front, passenger or driver rear, I don't remember and everything was upsidedown), but the other side rear was way too short. I have looked at the schematic of the Raptor skids and they don't show any difference in bolts (as far as I can see).

I am not sure if part of my issue is that I still have the plastic engine skid, but the Raptor front skid sits solidly on the frame, so I am not sure that not having the metal skid is my issue. Maybe the Raptor engine skid. is somehow different and required. I am just not sure..

I am still not 100% sure on the silver, but it doesn't look bad, so if I find metal modular skids there is I chance I would move back to the black look.

So if anybody has done this, or know the bolts and possibly bolt part numbers, I would appreciate you help.

Here is what it looks like on my white Wildtrak:
Ford Bronco Raptor Front Skid Plate installed on standard Bronco bumper IMG_5674
Seems easy enough fix. Powder coat the silver if you don’t like it. Buy a bit longer bolt. The skid looks good regardless.
 
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Bumper fits fine. No problems there even with the plastic extensions above and below the bumper ends.

The Raptor front skid is a little bit of a challenge as the Raptor has two brackets on the frame, one for each side, for the rear of the skid, while non-Raptors have only one. I will likely fabricate a spacer and use a longer bolt to make up the height different. I am debating between buying the Raptor engine skid for about $450 through Ruxer Ford, or just buy the $100 modular skid. Using the Raptor engine skid would make the better install though.

@flip has be great in helping me figure out what is going on. I will post some of what we discovered soon.

I am contemplating just switching to the normal modular skids and leaving the Raptor skid for when I have more time, which would probably mean never.

I still have to pull the bumper back off because I guessed wrong on the fog light polarity and need to swap the wires around. I had a brilliant idea to keep the electrical connections handy in a pigtail that goes between the wiring harness connector and the Raptor fog lights, then I covered up the pigtail with one of the bumper metal brackets when I was putting everything back together...
 
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Has anybody installed the big silver aluminum Raptor skid plate on a non-Raptor. I have a question about bolt lengths.

Back story:

I was searching for a modular bumper and a Raptor bumper and skid popped up. Price was awesome.

I am moving from plastic bumper and skids on my Wildtrak, so I currently still have the plastic engine skid until I can find a metal replacement.

I wasn't and still not really sure about the look of the front skid, but I did put it on to try it out. The skid did not come with bolts, so I reused the ones from the plastic front skid. 3 of the bolts were fine (two front, passenger or driver rear, I don't remember and everything was upsidedown), but the other side rear was way too short. I have looked at the schematic of the Raptor skids and they don't show any difference in bolts (as far as I can see).

I am not sure if part of my issue is that I still have the plastic engine skid, but the Raptor front skid sits solidly on the frame, so I am not sure that not having the metal skid is my issue. Maybe the Raptor engine skid. is somehow different and required. I am just not sure..

I am still not 100% sure on the silver, but it doesn't look bad, so if I find metal modular skids there is I chance I would move back to the black look.

So if anybody has done this, or know the bolts and possibly bolt part numbers, I would appreciate you help.

Here is what it looks like on my white Wildtrak:
Ford Bronco Raptor Front Skid Plate installed on standard Bronco bumper IMG_5674
Beefy! Looks cool!
 

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Is it aluminum or metal painted silver?

I like the look.
 

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Following closely because I recently bought a raptor bumper and skid plate for my BB. Would love to hear more about wiring for the raptor fog lights.
 
 


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