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Old 03-17-2011, 10:07 AM
D Boogie C D Boogie C is offline
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

Im no stranger to mid size trucks and lifting/larger tires. my plan is to get a 3-4" SL with 32" tires.

Is the rear axle actually larger on the FX4 or just the gears ?

Might sound dumb but is the FX4 fords "ZR2" as in the most like it?

Sorry for all the questions
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

No they have the same rearends (Ford 8.8), just different gears. The FX4's came with Ford's limited slip. THe FX4 Level II's came with a Torsen Limited Slip. All FX4s are 4.10 geared with the L/s. My XLT on the other hand is 4.10 geared, BUT i have an open differential
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

Thanks, i know it might be different but with ZR2's the only reason you really needed to get 4.10 gears is to run say 35's. wouldn't that be a super slow gear ratio for stock tires ?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

yeah i think most go with a 4.56 with 35s on the Ranger, but dont quote me. 4.10s are perfect up to a 33
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

ok i was just wondering, i never plan to put 35" on my ranger, i sold my ZR2 because it was getting to big, lol.


Whats the difference between the XLT, FX4, and the EDGE, do all the edge's have a step side bed ?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

Let me refer you to our handy dandy page:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...reak-down.html

basically the packages step up.
  1. XL- Basic
  2. XLT-Carpet flooring, chrome bumpers, cd player, etc..
  3. EDGE-Sport package, vinyl flooring, color matched everything exterior, etc... usually has alot of same stuff as XLT
  4. FX4- Same as XLT, but usually got a few more extras like the limited slip, etc...
  5. FX4 Level II- TOP OF THE LINE, has all options + some
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

FX4 Level 2 is the shit! Great for mudding, inside is slick for being stock, the only thing i didnt like were those flairs which i removed. Had to remove the logo sticker too cause i didnt want people to get jelious

but that looks like a 4x4 to me, decent looking truck, should last a while with that 4.0L
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

my ranger is a 01 xlt and i have a 4.10 gears stock( but that may b cus i have the offroad package) and i got the 4.0 too
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

Ok went and looked at it today, wasnt really impressed. I also went to see a 04 FX4 which i really liked, it had 95k on it, I have a few questions about it tho.

It didnt have power anything, and it didnt have carpet ? i thought the FX4 did ?
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

its better to have vinyl flooring! i loveee my vinyl flooring
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

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its better to have vinyl flooring! i loveee my vinyl flooring
I dont care, i just thought that the FX4 had carpet, power windows, and fog lights?
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:58 PM
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Ok went and looked at it today, wasnt really impressed. I also went to see a 04 FX4 which i really liked, it had 95k on it, I have a few questions about it tho.

It didnt have power anything, and it didnt have carpet ? i thought the FX4 did ?
FX4 should have fogs and power.

U able to take a picture of the truck and show us. Could be that someone put a FX4 sticker on it.

If not what color was it? FX4's were only available in a few colors.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:19 PM
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FX4 should have fogs and power.

U able to take a picture of the truck and show us. Could be that someone put a FX4 sticker on it.

If not what color was it? FX4's were only available in a few colors.


It does sit a little differnt than the XLT, The color is like a granite ? I have the vin # also would it say if its a FX4 or not from that.
here is the pic.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

You get vinyl in the Fx4's because it is much heav dutierer.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

You may be able to do better than that. We just recently bought a 2005 FX4 Level 11 with the Pioneer stereo. Fully loaded truck with 64K for $14,000.00


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thanks everyone. Yea id like to find a FX4, but all that i find in my area are high mileage or are too expensive.

The truck above only has 51k miles and its for sale for$ 13,500. I also am trading in on it if i get it, which im hoping to get at least $3k for my trade in. If i can get it for $10K do you guys think it would be a good deal ? i live in PA btw
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