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2006 FX4 Do I have a Level 2?

I bought a 2006 Ranger from a local ford dealer. They said it was a Level II. Now I am not so sure. Any help would be great on verification. Truck Specs:
2006 Silver two-tone bottom dark grey
Bed Stickers say FX4 Off-road. No other badging.
Chrome cap mirrors.
Black tow hooks.
15" Alcoa's with 31x10.5x15 BFG KO
Two-tone seats Black with grey centers
Dash Grey with Black around radio/ac cluster
Two-tone door pannels grey/black
Axl: R7
SPR:11KK
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It would say level II under the FX4 sticker
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Sounds like you got one of the weird FX4 1.5's lol, some of the level 2 stuff but not all of it (for example your wheels and tires are level 2 spec). The full level 2 has bilstien shocks (rancho in recent years) a front skid plate, stainless steel polished tow hooks, torsen equipped 31 spline 8.8 (you can tell by the thicker axle tubes.) all black interior and I think 06 they put a "level II" decal on the door at the body line.
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not a level 2, grey interior says it all
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It would say level II under the FX4 sticker
in 06/07 the level 2 didn't have that decal, level 2 is only labelled on the bottom forward part of the doors
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not a level 2, grey interior says it all
Would you call it grey or black int. floor, and main part of seats plus door pannels are black. Some of the dash and insets into seats are the only grey.
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I copied this from another ford website that gives the specs for the 2006 ranger.

FX4 adds: Limited-slip rear axle, black wheel-lip moldings, skid plates, premium shocks, step bars, 16-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, rear jump seats, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with speed control, power windows, mirrors and locks with remote keyless entry.

FX4 Level II adds: Torsen limited-slip rear axle, bright front tow hooks, rear tow hook, 15-inch forged Alcoa aluminum wheels with 31-inch by 10.5-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain “KO” T/A tires, skid plates front, mid and aft, Bilstein shocks, unique two-tone bucket seats, center console, chrome shifter (manual) and AM/FM stereo with MP3/CD player and cassette.


I have all of the FX4 stuff listed plus half of the the Level II stuff listed.
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every single peice of plastic should be black and in 06/07 level 2's either came with black leather or black cloth seats with a blue or red insert.

is your truck auto or manual? if it's manual then it will have a shifter that doesn't look stock. The level 2's also had silver trim around the guages.

and also check to see if your shocks are yellow and blue (bilstein)

there's plenty of other things you can check but those are the easiest to point out.
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I think I have a couple interior shots in my gallery you could use to compare
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Truck is an auto. Shocks are grey....motorcraft....no silver around the gauges. It interior details you give are what I was looking for. Thanks. I wasn't putting too much into the shocks as they could have been changed out. The truck was bought used. The shocks don't look like they have 23k on them like the rest of the undercarrage.
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the silver/grey truck you have in your pics is identical to mine.
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well almost. Now that I look a little closer Paint colors are the same. couple of slight differences. no level II badge on door. and no chrome front hooks. I do have chrome exhaust tip and chrome side mirrors.
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yea thats cool, you'll enjoy it just as much
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i believe the fx4 badging changed when the front end of our trucks changed, and at the same time the standard fx4 (non custom painted or custom colour choice) and LII's got the DSG bottom, and this change was the Level II decal on the top of the grey, at the front edge of the door, both drivers and passenger side..

some have told me that the chrome shifter (manual trans) is on all fx4 (offroad and L II) but i have seen offroads with the black shifter and rubber boot... the big give away would be seats, i don't believe the offroads have the 2 tone seats like the level II's, the skid plates, there are 3, one from the rad support, to front diff, one under the t-case, and one under the gas tank, my 07 has blisten shocks, and i believe the level II's were discontinued as of 2009 model year

easiest way to figure it out, post up some pics...
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i believe the fx4 badging changed when the front end of our trucks changed, and at the same time the standard fx4 (non custom painted or custom colour choice) and LII's got the DSG bottom, and this change was the Level II decal on the top of the grey, at the front edge of the door, both drivers and passenger side..

some have told me that the chrome shifter (manual trans) is on all fx4 (offroad and L II) but i have seen offroads with the black shifter and rubber boot... the big give away would be seats, i don't believe the offroads have the 2 tone seats like the level II's, the skid plates, there are 3, one from the rad support, to front diff, one under the t-case, and one under the gas tank, my 07 has blisten shocks, and i believe the level II's were discontinued as of 2009 model year

easiest way to figure it out, post up some pics...
only the level 2's ever got that shifter, the 2002 "offroad" got it but that was a level 2. And the last year of level 2 was 2007. 2008+ is when the basic fx4 and the level 2 turned into one truck I like to call the level 1.5 even though it wasn't called that
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no its just an FX4 with Alcoas. Some 06+ FX4s are like that. For it to be a Level II, it needs the stainless hooks, black interior, etc.. Yours is just an FX4.
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If the stickers are there, what else can you look for to tell for sure ?
I know the rear axle but that isn’t always easy to get at.
Do all Lvl IIs have manual T/C ?

I am looking at one also, front right hit, only seeing pictures of the right rear; I can see the sticker but that’s it, asking for pictures of interior now.
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If the stickers are there, what else can you look for to tell for sure ?
I know the rear axle but that isn’t always easy to get at.
Do all Lvl IIs have manual T/C ?

I am looking at one also, front right hit, only seeing pictures of the right rear; I can see the sticker but that’s it, asking for pictures of interior now.
only the 03-04 lvl2s have the manual shift t-case
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Took this from the wiki about the level2

This truck uses code R1 (for 2-door) and R4 (for 4-door) in the 5th and 6th positions of the VIN.
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good info, thanks
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I asked for the VIN, it has R4 in the 5th and 6th positions.
It is an 03 built in NJ but nothing on the VIN search that calls out an FX$ Lvl II directly, just the R4.
Good info though, now at least I got an idea.
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With parts being interchangeable, and eBay......it's easy to build clones. People are passing Rangers off as higher models all the time on CL and eBay.
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That’s true, myself, I am just looking for a Manual T/C and Shifters, they should be easy to determine.
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Id like to find a manual tcase for my lvl2 do these still have the rubber plug in the floor? How much do the newer tcase run?
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