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Aprox Year of Suspect Ford Ranger

Hello everyone, Ive come here to see if anyone could possibly give any help in my hit and run case.

I have a Dash Camera in my car that records on impact any accidents or events.

So basically to sum it all up I was traveling in my car when a ford ranger leaves a private parking lot, Slams into the side of my car then proceeds to take off.

With the license plate un-readable, and photos circulating around town my only option now would be to post the video here and have some fellow members respond who could possibly give an aproximate year of the ranger in question.

This would allow the police to search a certain year, with that color, Then I could research to see if certain digits in the vin represent having a stepside box etc.

It's a single cab red or burgandy in color, with a flare-side box, and with body color bumpers.

Heres the video below, and any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Sorry... can't help. Good luck though.
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by the corner marker and the hood, i'd have to take a guess that its an 01-05

heres a picture of an 01 edge. in 01 they changed up the headlights so thats my guess. and in 06 they changed the side mirrors so that gives you a time frame at least.

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Definitely 01-05... I don't think it can be narrowed down any further than that. Were flareside beds available until '05?
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if you could see the grill a little better you could tell more but like said above 01 or newer
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Would anyone happen to know if the flare side models were limited to certain engines or could it have been any engine at all?

Also are they 2 wheel drive only or were they optionable for 4x4 as well?
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I wanna say it's an edge truck. It has the same rims that came on edge models.

I can't believe he didn't stop. Have you asked the body shops about someone coming in for repairs or the junk yards looking for parts?

Edges came w/ 3.0L's for sure and since it's a reg cab, it might even have a 4 banger. But don't quote me for sure.
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They came with 4.0's also. And they could have been 2WD or 4WD

It's really tough to narrow it down
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bout as good as you can get, but those tails and colored matched bumpers should be an easy find imo.
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Yeah those clear tails aren't gonna be on many Rangers. Also note the back sliding glass .

Someone else chime in on this, but aren't those power mirrors? Or did Ford make power looking manual mirrors for those years? I know for a 98-00 if it doesn't have the flag style its manual doors.

Also there is a hood visor (bug deflector) on it.

Can you not getting any better resolution than that from the camera?

Does that intersection have a camera? If so you can supoena the records or footage to get the plate number. If not at that intersection maybe the one after it.
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It is definitely an EDGE model for sure. I would go a far as saying it's an 01-03 because the grill looks black like the picture posted.


...and correct me if I may be wrong... you can only get the EDGE, regular cab, stepside, with 2wd
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...and probably a gutless 4 cylinder judging by how slow he pulled out in front of you! Also notice his or her truck has those window vents on the side windows.

What was the idiot thinking?! I hope the catch this guy soon and nail him to the wall.
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Yeah those clear tails aren't gonna be on many Rangers. Also note the back sliding glass .

Someone else chime in on this, but aren't those power mirrors? Or did Ford make power looking manual mirrors for those years? I know for a 98-00 if it doesn't have the flag style its manual doors.

Also there is a hood visor (bug deflector) on it.

Can you not getting any better resolution than that from the camera?

Does that intersection have a camera? If so you can supoena the records or footage to get the plate number. If not at that intersection maybe the one after it.
Ford made manual versions of those mirrors.
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Definitly an EDGE. If you pause the video at 17 seconds you can make out a blue-ish "EDGE" vinyl decal on the bed. And as far as how fast the truck was, I'm willing to bet its a 3.0. At 14 seconds you can sorta make out the torsion bar "key area" (sorry not sure of the actual term) but sadly that doesnt narrow it down as 2wd and 4wd Edge models came with torsion bars.
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it has a powerdome hood, therefor its an 01-03

and its a 2wd due to the rims. as stated, most likely a 3.0
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It's also got a dented front end I'm willing to bet
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crazy people i swear. wow
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What an idiot, if you find him nail him to the ground! Definitely 01+ Edge though as far as I can tell. Hope you find him man!
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Certainly looks like an Edge. As mentioned those taillightss stick out. May have a Black or Smoke colored Bugflector(deflects bugs over the vehicle) on the hood as well. Good luck, hope you catch the Br*stard!
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Thanks For all the information provided, We are still trying to track this guy down.

Based on the info recieved I will be giving the police the following info to narrow down the DMV search of possible leads.

Red in color with the first 8 digits of vin number, possibly 2001-2003 and definetly no later then 2005.

1FTYR10U- This vin, based on info from my auto service program signifies it is US built from what all rangers appear to be, has the 3.0L v6 non flex fuel, single cab 4X2, and is between 4001-5000 lbs.

Lets see where this takes me :)
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Why did you decide not to follow him?
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it has a powerdome hood, therefor its an 01-03

and its a 2wd due to the rims. as stated, most likely a 3.0
X2 ... It's a 2001-2003 2WD Ranger Edge with 3.0
The 3.0 was standard with the Edge package.

I hope you catch that crazy SOB.
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Well might as well start giving a vin code. LIke xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and just replace the x's with the digits you know. I'm not too good with the stuff. I would assume the first is 2 for Canada, 2nd is F for Ford, and 8th is U for the 3.0.

I'm sure cops can search this way, at least I would hope.
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1= US, 2= Can, 3= Mexico. That's all I know from countries. I am pretty sure all manufacturers use that system. My dub was built in Mexico and started w/a 3.
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