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Old 01-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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Default The end of stepsides?

When I went to ford.com to build a truck I wanted it to be a stepside but it didn't have that option. Then I got to thinking I haven't seen any newer models with the stepside. Did they stop making that an option after 2000? If so, why?



My dream ranger is a black stepside 4X4 with a lift kit.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: The end of stepsides?

yes they no longer make them., no idea what year but i THINK it was 06
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:51 PM
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I believe 04 was the last year but I could be mistaken.

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Old 01-18-2012, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: The end of stepsides?

04 was the last year according to google search
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: The end of stepsides?

Damn Does anyone know why? Was the fiberglass too much to mass produce?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:08 PM
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Damn Does anyone know why? Was the fiberglass too much to mass produce?
Up until the end of production ford had been cutting back on alot of the available options, my guess is to make it cheaper to produce. The step side was just one of those options cut.

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:09 PM
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I love my stepside
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:09 PM
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I love my stepside
Ditto

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-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:10 PM
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05 was the last year for the steppie ranger and 11 for the ranger altogether...FWIW i have seen a few 09-10 F150 steppies

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:14 PM
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I love my stepside
thats a big x4
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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I wish I had a fleetside.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:36 PM
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I hope you weren't trying to build a ranger.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:38 PM
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I love my stepside
x5 wouldn't want it any other way
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:32 PM
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x5 wouldn't want it any other way
+6!!


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Old 01-18-2012, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: The end of stepsides?

step side rangers look awesome!!!
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