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Old 03-16-2011, 11:54 PM
D Boogie C D Boogie C is offline
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Default Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

hey everyone ! Im new to the Ranger world. I just sold my Lifted S10 zr2. now im on the hunt for a Nice clean ranger.
can someone please clarify what the difference are between the different models, i did read the sticky thread about it, but still dont get it !

My question is, Im not sure if this truck is a XLT or a FX4. it says its a XLT but it looks like a FX4 ? Its a 2004, and has a 4.0l SOHC

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Old 03-17-2011, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

the fx4 is just has a few things more than a xlt it has different guages will have 4.10 gears with limited slip i believe and have a transfer case skid plate i think and #1 tbars which are the stiffest but that truck has wierd fender flares that look like if its a 2000 or somethin.. but by looking at the tailgate and the 4x4 there im sayin its a xlt because the fx4s only have decals on the bedsides but that doesnt mean you wont have 4.10 gears though
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:05 AM
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Thanks !!! which one is better ? i didnt think the XLT had a 4.0l

BTW here are some more pictures of t.
http://kurtjohnsonauto.com/?page_id=...=4&gallery=146
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:08 AM
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an fx4 is better if you wanna do some wheeling because youll be set with your 4.10 gears to go to 33s if you want and the #1 bars buut this ones wierd because i thought all xlts have fog lights and rear seats but yours doesnt
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:11 AM
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Yea i know its like a combo of the two lol? the gauges look like the XLT model.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

yea if it was an fx4 it would have guages with some silver trim around the speedometer and tach but theres a breakdown of all the models on here

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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...reak-down.html
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:23 AM
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thanks ! i read over that few times. so do you think those flares are just after market ?
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

not all xlt s have fogs or back seats. my 04 xlt has neither
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

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thanks ! i read over that few times. so do you think those flares are just after market ?
Yes those are aftermarket flares,

That XLT is a value package

4wd Value Package (no fogs, no flares, vinyl floor, 2dr)
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:58 AM
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I'm pretty sure its a XLT the gauges look just like mine the flares are just after market and the bed caps/tailgate guard look like the EGR's I just bought for my 2009 the seats are a 60/40 all FX4's I've seen have bucket seats with a center console.It looks like the rear seats were built in just below the rear speakers,some XLT's like mine came with power window's and locks but all FX4's came standard with them as far as I know.It's a clean looking truck as long as the mileage isn't too high and the price is right I'd go for it ,nice truck
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:26 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

looks like an XLT with Bushwacker aftermarket flares. find a true FX4
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:23 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

look for a fx4 level 2
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

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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Old 03-17-2011, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

in all fairness, it IS a nice truck. looks like it was well taken care of. you can add parts to it to make it as good/better than an FX4 if you were set on this xlt.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: Noob. FX4 or XLT ?

all fx4's had "XLT" on the ranger "badge" back in 2004. (they also had "fx4" stickers on the sides of the rear quarter panels)the Fx4 was just fords fancy way of saying "Off Road" which some XLT's were called pre 2003.
also, 4.0L 4.10's can be found in regular xlt's, edges, fx4's, xlt off roads, level II's.
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