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Old 02-10-2015, 03:27 PM
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I bet it was replaced because I have seen solid tinted windows. Not a big deal though. I replaced mine with a solid window in my 02 and it was just like yours. I took it to a tint shop and had that fixed.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:34 PM
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Positive changes are in the making. My boyfriend is currently building a back rack. I'm looking for a new set of all terrain tires. She's getting a lift within the next month or so. New headlights, tail lights, and the fog lights replaced. The new mirrors are going on her this weekend. Theres rust under the splash guards on the box that I'm getting fixed and touch ups on certain "rough" spots from the crash that never got fixed. I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing by ordering the FX4 grill and what not. I'll probably start a project form for her too soon. I'm open to suggestions though.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:05 PM
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It's a shame it wasn't repaired the way it should have been.
Yep! That's the truth. Also the side rear windows look tinted when the rear window is not that's a good indication it was replaced
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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The arm rest over the centre console is also broken, go figure.
You could probably find an arm rest at a junkyard, explorers also had that similar console.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:39 PM
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Our junk yards here have nothing. I'm constantly looking. I had a hard enough time finding matching mirrors! (Not on yet) Sadly the mirrors are still not the correct ones, but they are the right style just not power.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:41 PM
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the power mirrors are completely different than the flag mirrors you have now..a common and popular mod is to upgrade to 06-11 mirrors
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:51 PM
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the power mirrors are completely different than the flag mirrors you have now..a common and popular mod is to upgrade to 06-11 mirrors
Yes I realize this. The new mirrors I have are not on Essie yet. I hate the flag mirrors that were on it when I bought it. If my boyfriend would haul the 95 f-150 out of the garage so I didn't freeze my ass off the mirrors would have been changed by now. Hopefully this weekend. It's been -30 •c for the last few weeks here.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:17 PM
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Yes I realize this. The new mirrors I have are not on Essie yet. I hate the flag mirrors that were on it when I bought it. If my boyfriend would haul the 95 f-150 out of the garage so I didn't freeze my ass off the mirrors would have been changed by now. Hopefully this weekend. It's been -30 •c for the last few weeks here.
Do the mirrors you're putting on look like this?



I did what DJ is talking about with the 06 mirror swap. But there is nothing wrong with the mirrors pictured above

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Old 02-10-2015, 06:26 PM
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Hey there, I bought a 2003 Ranger. Buddy told me it was an FX4, but I'm not entirely sure anymore. I've been trying to figure it out for awhile now. What makes things a bit more difficult is that he had crashed the truck and rebuilt it so I don't even think the drivers doors are the original ones, therefor the vin sticker could possible be wrong. According to the VIN the truck weights 5001-6000 pounds. It is a 4.0L V6, EFI SOHC 5 speed automatic. Axel code 97. Wheel Base Code 126. It currently Has the wrong mirrors on it, just ordered new ones as they are suppose to be power mirrors, it has the buttons for them. Can someone please help me? Dani
Oh my that's a heavy ranger, haha. The truck should only weigh, at most, like 4000 lbs you're probably looking at GVWR
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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Yup they look like that. I was gonna go with the newer 06 ones at first. Still might. Who knows, but for right now I want the flags off. So those ones it is for the time being. As there's no newer ones in the junk yard and I hate ordering things offline, I'm to impatient.

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Oh my that's a heavy ranger, haha. The truck should only weigh, at most, like 4000 lbs you're probably looking at GVWR
Yup, I already corrected myself. I knew what I meant, it's just didn't get typed that way. Haha
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:57 PM
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Would an Fx4 have an open differential ?
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:24 AM
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Or an electric transfer case? It's a 2003. Every 2003 FX4 I've seen has had the stick.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:01 AM
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Or an electric transfer case? It's a 2003. Every 2003 FX4 I've seen has had the stick.
yes. The level 2 with a stick is the only one that had a manual one
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:24 AM
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This is what my interior looks like. This isn't my truck, but you get the idea. For those who've asked. Although my interior code is KT.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:59 AM
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thats a level 2 interior...2002 to be exact...can you get some pics of your interior?
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