Originally Posted by 03Ranger4x4
I have a 2003 Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4 with factory lift. I damaged the bed beyond repair and will be looking for one this weekend. I believe the place has some 2002+ beds but they are from unlifted trucks. I figure as long as its a supercab and same style bed it'll fit. Could use some expert opinions though. Thanks in advance.
1: There's is no such thing as a "factory lift" on these trucks. If they've got torsion bars, they all sit the same.
If you were to consider anything a lift, it's the fact 4x4's have a 2.5" block installed in the back to compensate for the taller front suspension.
2: If you've got a xcab, you've got a 6' bed. They never came any other way. Could actually measure 6.5', but it's known as 6'. Pretty obvious looking at it as well whether it be a shortbox (6') or a longbox (7'). Any 93+ Ranger 6' bed would fit. Just pay attention to if you've got flares or not. That's the only real difference between the beds of the same "styleside" style (flat sides). Flare equipped models have holes for the flares to mount to. Non-flare equipped models don't. Typically flares are found on 4x4's and non-flares are 2wd's.
3: Given your location, look for the best condition bed you can locate. Rust is hell for ya'll living in the 'belt.
Originally Posted by Redneck Ranger
Main thing you really need to worry about is if it's the 6' bed, or the older 7'.
Older? They still made the 7' box until the last one rolled off the line for the '12 model year. 7' beds were only offered on reg cab models and always have.