Re: a friend of mine is looking to get a ranger
personally i would go for a 2001 to a 2003, ford fx4 level II cause they give alot more options and from what i hear they have the limited slip rear end with 4.10 gears. and if you get a manual i think the level II comes with a manual transfer case. and it looks really cool. and you won't have to mess hubs. i believe they switched out the vaccum hubs in that year and when you lift it and put 33s on it it won't bog down cause of the gear ratio. but thats just me and im not sure if im being completely accurate on the package with the truck. so anyone correct me if im wrong.
1999 ford ranger 4.0l v6 4wd
-3 inch body lift
-custom ultra type 50 15x8 rims -31x10.5r15 bighorn maxxis MT tires -stock stereo with line output converter and 500 watt jensen amp with a 12" Mtx thunder 4500 sub-custom white neon blue guage overlays-pro-comp explorer stainless fog lights