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I recently installed a Bumper guard on my 2001 ford escape XLT and for some reason i feel when i look at it that it is not supposed to sit that far from the car. I had no trouble fitting it on and found it actually quite painless. Is there anyway to fit it if it is not on the car right. Here are some pictures! Thanks



 

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YOU STOLE MY ESCAPE! :stop:

No, wait, it's where I parked it. :worry:

I have not been able to figure out if it can go back any. Mine looks identical. I got used to it sticking out and it doesn't really bother me, it hasn't been a problem. I agree it would look a bit nicer snugged up closer to the front end. If anyone knows if it can be adjusted back I'd be all ears, but I don't see how.
 

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Oh man! we do have the same escape...I dont have lights on mine but once im done with mine they wont look the same. I was thinking about maybe grinding a bit on the holes to slide it back just a bit and I have no idea what to do other than that. Its not a big deal to me if I have to do some cutting because the guy sold me that guard for $30...
 

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Jeddy said:
Oh man! we do have the same escape...I dont have lights on mine but once im done with mine they wont look the same. I was thinking about maybe grinding a bit on the holes to slide it back just a bit and I have no idea what to do other than that. Its not a big deal to me if I have to do some cutting because the guy sold me that guard for $30...
Wow, that's a steal. Mine was a lot more than that, but I ordered it new. Had a heck of a time finding it, the brand name ones cost even more that it did, so for the price I got it at I was happy even with it sticking out. My assumption is it's made more to fit the later Escapes, since mine was touted to fit 01-07, maybe they have attach points farther back??

Good luck to you on your customizing. I have a few other things on my Escape so they aren't quite identical, but man when I first seen your pics I had to do a double take.
 

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I am just going to have to play around with it during the spring...Just got more snow again today so it is alright for now. Just looking to see if anyone had the same problem and maybe a solution.
 

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they are made that way to actually protect the front of the truck. if they are too close and you hit something it just shoves the grill into the front of the car or allows things around the gaurd. But youre right they look better a bit tighter to the front end.
 

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sorry to bring back an old post I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to make it look tighter.
 

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let me know how it fits sorry to hear about that...All i have around here is horses and deer to hit haha. What kind of lights are those on your escape?
 

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ive not seen the bracket that mounts the guard to the underside of the escape but by looking at it, a drill and some decent drill bits you should be able to drill new holes to move it in closer to the bumper if thats what you want, after seeing the pics from airmapper i would happily keep it away from the bumper.
 

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mgkars said:
ive not seen the bracket that mounts the guard to the underside of the escape but by looking at it, a drill and some decent drill bits you should be able to drill new holes to move it in closer to the bumper if thats what you want, after seeing the pics from airmapper i would happily keep it away from the bumper.
yeah looks like i will have to play with the bolts...I am still leaving it a bit far out not really close to my escape but its just a bit to far out for me, personally. Thanks though ill try it when it is warmer and i have time
 

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Jeddy said:
What kind of lights are those on your escape?
Here is a LINK. They are made by Westin. I got a new set of those too after the cow busted the mount on one, now I got spare parts off the old set, but really they never have given me any trouble at all to need parts for.
 
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