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Difference between XLT 4x4 off road and FX4 level 2

Ok I was wondering whats the difference between the XLT 4x4 off road and the FX4 level 2. I have the XLT 4x4 off road and its extended cab. Theres no skid plates to it. I don't know what thing came on the FX4 level 2
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What year is your truck?

Lvl2's came with an optional manual t-case, 31 spline rear end with a torson lsd, skid plates, 31 bfg all-terrains, alcoa factory wheels and a black interior.
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I would search. But there are different torsion bars. Interior there are a couple things like center console (newer years) and i think vinyl floor. And Twin sticks.
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+ Beilstein shocks I believe.
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fx4 LII were 4 door too...im not sure about the XLT offroads tho
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+ Beilstein shocks I believe.
Up to 07 or 08 when they switched to Rancho. Manual t-case was only available on 02-03. Level IIs had Number I t-bars up to 08.
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ugggg...i'm gonna be a baby and say "i dont feel like listing all the differences again. i've done this like a dozen times.".




Edit: Level 2 have Fore, Mid, and Aft skid plates. 31 spline rear axles with torsen diffs, Bilstein shocks valved to Ford's specs, black interior, buckets(either black with blue insert or black with red), center console, black flares, valence, rear step. There's a butt load others i could list but dont feel like it. Most have been covered, all are 4dr, all have power options, all have 4.10. 02 Fx4 and 03 Fx4 Level 2 with a manual transmission have a manual transfer case. All manual equipped trucks have chrome shifter handles.

XLT 4x4 Off Roads and 03+ Fx4 Off Roads have tcase skids and gas tank skids, 4.10s, limited slip rear, and that's about it. lol. dont remember the specifics too much...i know we've got threads showing the differeces.

oh...

02 Fx4 Off Road = 03+ Fx4 Level 2
02 4x4 Off Road = 03+ Fx4 Off Road
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I believe that the FX4 Level II came out in '03 - the year that my Ranger is.

In '02, there was just the FX4, and it came with the Torsen rear end, skid plate package, manual 4wd, bucket seats, unique upholstery, 15 inch special rims and tires, etc.

In '03, all those goodies were found on the "FX4 Level II", and the FX4 Level I package (which I have) was basically a 4wd Ranger with the Off Road Package.

In '03, the FX4 (or Ranger w/Off Road Package) came with the skid plate package, 5-spoke aluminum rims, 16 inch tires, Bilstein shocks, decals on the rear fenders and a few other things that I don't recall at this moment.

Some of the differences between a Ranger with the Off Road Package (or FX4 Level I) and a 4wd XLT (in '03 at least) were the available seats (bench vs. bucket), sound system, power equipment package, shock absorbers, and maybe a few other minor details which I don't recall.

Don't know what happened in '04 or later - Ford keeps coming up with various model designations, and keeps juggling around the standard equuipment that is part of the designation.

Hope this helps - can't speak for any other year than '03 though.
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My XLT 4x4 off road is an 02. It came with bucket seats and is a 4 door. everything on it power.
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Dont forget the FX4 tow hooks. front and rear.
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I Have a 2003 FX4 Level 2 Its Auto with auto 4x4 too. No man. nothing on it...
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Dont forget the FX4 tow hooks. front and rear.
yep....rear hooks are only equipped on non-hitch vehicles. no rear hook if equipped with a factory towing package.
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sure its been covered but here i go lol ive got a 00 4x4 off road its got full skids frount is possey and rear is open whats the deal with that shoudent it be a limided slip?? (sorry for the speling its been a long day)
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yep....rear hooks are only equipped on non-hitch vehicles. no rear hook if equipped with a factory towing package.
yup doesn't fit... I got a hitch and sold mine.... I miss it...
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sure its been covered but here i go lol ive got a 00 4x4 off road its got full skids frount is possey and rear is open whats the deal with that shoudent it be a limided slip?? (sorry for the speling its been a long day)
wrongo.


no way your truck is 'posi' in the front and open in the rear....you've mustve got it backwards.
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In '03, the FX4 (or Ranger w/Off Road Package) came with the skid plate package, 5-spoke aluminum rims, 16 inch tires, Bilstein shocks, decals on the rear fenders and a few other things that I don't recall at this moment.

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actually they are 15 inch alcoas =]
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actually they are 15 inch alcoas =]
Jay....

he was talking about Fx4 Off Road models...NOT Fx4 Level 2 models...but bilsteins didn't come on that model he's talking about.....another misimformed Fx4ist.
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Jay....

he was talking about Fx4 Off Road models...NOT Fx4 Level 2 models...but bilsteins didn't come on that model he's talking about.....another misimformed Fx4ist.
hehe oops i thought he was referring to the lvl2s dang it.
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OH..

ALL 02 FX4's are Stylesides. As are ALL 03+ Fx4 Level II's.

Any Fx4 thats a stepside/flareside ARE a Fx4 Off Road which is equal to a Xlt 4x4 Off Road model...nothing too special.
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Dont forget the FX4 tow hooks. front and rear.
Rear hooks were only included if the truck in question did not come with the Towing package.
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OH..

ALL 02 FX4's are Stylesides. As are ALL 03+ Fx4 Level II's.

Any Fx4 thats a stepside/flareside ARE a Fx4 Off Road which is equal to a Xlt 4x4 Off Road model...nothing too special.
Good point.

I'm not certain if this is only the Level II models, but my 01 4x4 XLT had a gray honeycomb grill and my Level II has a black one... looks much better IMO.

Also, the 02 FX4 model has black bucket seats with a crazy white/black design fabric insert
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Also, the 02 FX4 model has black bucket seats with a crazy white/black design fabric insert
Some people refer to it as "cracked ice".
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I call 'em squiggly chalk mark seats. lol.


ya.....there the differences between the years which can be a pain in the *** to show/tell people....like the differences between 02 and 03(door panels, gauges, seat fabric, radio bezel, etc). OH...'02 was the only year where Tan was an interior option for the Fx4(level 2 equivilent)

YES....02 Fx4 and 03 Fx4L2 got black exterior plastics....the regular XLT trucks had gray exterior plastics. Here's picture proof:
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actually they are 15 inch alcoas =]
Haven't been on for a while - on my 2003 FX4 (Level I) I got the 16 inch rims w/245/75/16s; the Level II has the 15 inch Alcoas.

In fact, when I ordered the Off-Road Package, I didn't expect to get the FX4 Off Road Decals, but that's what my truck came with.

All the configurations were a bit confusing to say the least but I was happy with the truck I ordered. BTW, the skid plate package included 3 skidplates (I checked before I ordered), but mine came without the front plate - I brought that to the dealer's attention - they checked the specs of what I had ordered, and a front skidplate was delivered and installed a couple of weeks later.
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Jay....

he was talking about Fx4 Off Road models...NOT Fx4 Level 2 models...but bilsteins didn't come on that model he's talking about.....another misimformed Fx4ist.
Mine has the Bilsteins.

I don't know - maybe a difference in marketing between Canadian and US dealers?
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