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08 fx4 6,000 miles black fully loaded super cab 20 90.91%
08 xlt 14,000 miles black fully loaded super cab 2 9.09%
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:34 AM
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i have looked into getting a 08 fx4 and a 08 xlt both black super cab and fully loaded the only thing i dont get is why the fx4 sits lower then the xlt and they both are bone stock i just need a little help deciding witch one by monday (tomorrow)
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:48 AM
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Is there a step bar on the Fx4? That could be creating the appearance of the truck sitting lower.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:53 AM
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Is there a step bar on the Fx4? That could be creating the appearance of the truck sitting lower.
yes there is a step bar,i could be just so use to my old truck

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here is a picture of the fx4
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:55 AM
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Get the FX4 it has limited slip and all
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:04 AM
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Ahh, If the XLT doesn't have step bars, then there's the problem. I know when I pulled the step bars from my 03 to switch them around, the truck looked like it gained a couple inches of height.

However I have heard that the newer Fx4s do sit lower, but that was compared to the older Fx4s.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:12 AM
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Ahh, If the XLT doesn't have step bars, then there's the problem. I know when I pulled the step bars from my 03 to switch them around, the truck looked like it gained a couple inches of height.

However I have heard that the newer Fx4s do sit lower, but that was compared to the older Fx4s.
when i go back Monday i am gonna have to put them side by side
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:50 AM
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i say fx4
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:55 AM
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Yeah, the newer trucks do sit lower. Like 2WD status.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:48 AM
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I lost my '03 XLT FX4 with a run-in with a deer last month and replaced it with a new '11 Sport FX4. It's not the same truck. When I first sat in the '11, I noticed it sat lower. I checked the specs. on both trucks and found the '03 XLT FX4 sat 68.75 inches, while the '11 Sport FX4 sat 67.5 inches. Only 1.25 inches difference, but a difference I noticed right away.
The tires in the '03 were 31x10.5R15, close to 31" in diameter, while the tires on the '11 are 255x70R16 and are close to 30" in diameter.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:51 PM
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thats cause they stopped making FX4's. all rangers that are called FX$'s are SPORTS with an FX4 badge. thats why they sit lower.
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