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What does Ford think the Maverick is for?

James Morse

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Well I got hammered about the beams underneath so... I guess I do see the advantage of having basically one huge skid plate underneath.
 


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Nothing should really be lower than the frame.

It's one of my favorite parts about the new rangers.. behind the motor there isn't hardly a single thing lower than the frame. No brackets, no crossmembers, no really important things like the t-case.. you could almost skidplate the entire thing with plain flat sheet.
There are a couple of companies that make a skid plate kit that essentially does just that for the 2019+ Rangers.
 

James Morse

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Mazdas b4 come w/ skid plates like FX had
and ss exhaust
on later models like '07-08 at least
 

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There are so many dysfunctional unprepared bits in that picture.

At first, I thought it looked like bleachers in the background and a retaining wall behind the Maverick. The woman with the laptop made me think “test and tune” night at the local drag strip. BUT… why would the laptop be at the rear of the truck? Why would anybody take a Maverick to the track? What’s all the blue glowing light in the truck bed? Why is there some guy with a skateboard walking around the track? Where are the spectators? Why does the girl in the skirt look like she has scoliosis? Why aren’t there other vehicles around?

so many questions
All valid questions, but way too logical.

"People do crazy things in advertisements, like eat at Arby's" -Marge Simpson
 

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