Originally Posted by dragon_wolf
thanks alot, so is the the FX4 Level 2 the only one with any real mechanical difrence?
Sort of. It's the true off road package, but all the internal's are the same. It's biggest features that set it apart were in 02 and 03 they had a manual transfer case with the manual transmission, referred to as a "twin stick" setup. It also had Bilstein 5300 series shocks, 31X10.50 BFG All Terrains, and 17" Alcoa rims. It also boasted a special seat insert pattern for the 02's, different colored inserts, Grey, Red, or Blue for the 03 and beyond.
In 89 Ford offered the 4.0 OHV in the Rangers. That was the big power plant thru 2001 when they revised it as the 4.0L SOHC. THey also have the 3.0L Vulcan, which in 99 they made flex fuel compatible. The flex fuel technology I believe is still offered with them, but I don't believe it's the E85 flex fuel like the Dodge's and Chevy's are offering now. They went thru a few transmission upgrades in the autos, such as the A4LD to the 5R55E in the 4.0L and the 4R44E in the 2.5L I4 and the 3.0L. Don't hold me to my dates, I'm just going based off what I know.