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Buying Tips and Info needed, please!

I am looking at getting a 02 - 03 Super Cab with 4X4 (preferably the EDGE). I plan on beefing it up and ACTUALLY taking it off road. Can you guys help me out by telling me what options I should look for, and what options come on each of the Ranger Models. Zabeard was telling me that the Level II is the best one. I want the Edge because I want the color matched bumper, I want it fully loaded (power everything, cruise, captain chairs; not the bench seat), and I want a 5 speed in it if i can swing it. Can anyone hint to me the different axles and other drive train components I should be looking for here. Also, any hints on areas that I should Fine tooth the truck for rust or anything out of the ordinary. I appreciate it guys, and gals. Thanks!
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look for limited slip... my 4x4 xlt is an open diff and it drives me nuts. i really wish i had the stock 4.10's instead of 3.73's so id look for that too. 4.0L.... duh. i like the painted bumpers too so i agree with that.... thats all i anna say right now.. im in class, lol
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4.0L 8.8 rear 4.10s Limited slip
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if you are looking for an 2002 and a 5 speed try too find a 2002 FX4 it wont have the colormatched bumper but the manuals came with a manual transfer case, and you get the torsen LS 31 spline axel, full skids and bilsten shocks. and if you really want just sand and paint the flares and bumper.
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Thank You guys... is there any other Vitals I should be looking for. I have a print out of the axle codes and plan on double checking the axle code on door jam and the TAG on the Axle itself. I am just making sure I get a strong 4x4, not one that needs "beefing up" so to speak!
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