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Edge Package vs. Fx4 Package

Hello, I searched the forums and google but couldn't really find a comparison.
I know that the Fx4 has a better suspension and 4x4 stock, but I don't know that much about the Edge's. If anyone would mind helping me figure out what some key differences are that would be greatly appreciated. I am looking at 4th gen's currently, IE 01-07.
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only thing different suspension wise are the shocks. that's it. I'd lay out all the differences, but i'm off to work.



EDGE = painted bumpers and flares, vinyl flooring inside

Fx4.....Have you searched Fx4 LevelII versus Fx4 Off Road? There's two different Fx4 models, and each have their own stuff. Both those models have textured grey/black flares and valences, chrome bumpers, carpet. Fx4 Level 2 w/ manual transmissions have a chrome shifter arm, and if it's a 02-03 Fx4 w/ a manual you geta manual transfer case. There's subtle interior differences too that i won't go into.





Now you want a ranger again?
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only thing different suspension wise are the shocks. that's it. I'd lay out all the differences, but i'm off to work.



EDGE = painted bumpers and flares, vinyl flooring inside

Fx4.....Have you searched Fx4 LevelII versus Fx4 Off Road? There's two different Fx4 models, and each have their own stuff. Both those models have textured grey/black flares and valences, chrome bumpers, carpet. Fx4 Level 2 w/ manual transmissions have a chrome shifter arm, and if it's a 02-03 Fx4 w/ a manual you geta manual transfer case. There's subtle interior differences too that i won't go into.



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So Edge is basically looks, whereas Fx4 is performance? I found a post on Fx4 vs. LII's on RPS...which I've been looking over for the last few minutes.

I've wanted a Ranger since the moment I joined the forum, but I also have a backup plan(The F150) in case I cannot find the right one. Lately I've been looking and the forum is home to some of the cleanest 4th gen's I've seen, and I've always loved the body style, mainly the front bumper. My dad says that once my grandma takes care of some private matters, that I'm more then welcome to ask her for the money, and pay her back once I have a steady job. So in the meantime, I want to find the most information on Rangers I can possibly get.
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I have an Edge Plus and it's 4x4 . Mine has the LSD rear, 4.10 gears, power everything, tow hooks, hitch, etc.. The main differences are that FX4s come with Bilstein shocks and Edges don't. The FX4 has a Torsen LSD rear and my Edge has some other stock LSD. The difference there is that the Torsen, while better going forward does not work in reverse as I understand it. My LSD works in reverse also.I like that feature better a lot.
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FX4 has skids as well
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And the FX4 has the center console with buckets i think.. Mine does anyways, not sure about the EDGE package.. EIther way get one with the 4.0L.
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Torsen doesnt work in reverse... :o WTF ????? i didnt know that
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I don't think thats true...
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And the FX4 has the center console with buckets i think..
thats actually an option for the XLT and Edge (now sport) models too, just not as common. Standard on the FX4, but you could still opt for the 60/40 bench... at least with the 2008 and 2009 models
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With a torsen if one wheel leaves the ground it will send all the power to that wheel, but all you have to do is press the brakes a little while you give it gas and it will send power to both again.
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lol... WTF ^^^
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I have read on more than one forum that Torsens do not work in reverse. If you search around, you'll find the threads.
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So Edge is basically looks, whereas Fx4 is performance? I found a post on Fx4 vs. LII's on RPS...which I've been looking over for the last few minutes.

I've wanted a Ranger since the moment I joined the forum, but I also have a backup plan(The F150) in case I cannot find the right one. Lately I've been looking and the forum is home to some of the cleanest 4th gen's I've seen, and I've always loved the body style, mainly the front bumper. My dad says that once my grandma takes care of some private matters, that I'm more then welcome to ask her for the money, and pay her back once I have a steady job. So in the meantime, I want to find the most information on Rangers I can possibly get.
edge is 2wd with better suspension than a normal 2wd.

FX4 is the super duper offroad package (4x4).
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Some Edges are 4x4 also. Like mine
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Ok....here's the gist of it....


There's TWO models of FX4 out there. You must specify which model in which you are looking at. BOTH are XLT 4x4 trucks. BOTH have 4.0's and 4.10:1 gearing and 8.8s out back. BOTH are xcabs, chrome bumpers, black textured flares and valence. '02 Fx4 = '03-07ish Fx4 LevelII. '02 4x4 Off Road = '03-07ish Fx4 Off Road. Those differences can be found elsewhere. BUT...Fx4 level 2 has a Torsen gear driven limited slip, where as the regular Fx4 has an Trac-loc clutch driven limited slip, same option for a 4x4 edge or regular 4x4 xlt. Level2/LevelII what have you....it the top of the line Ranger model.

There is NO difference in suspension between the Edge 4x4 and the Xlt 4x4 and the Fx4......only difference is the shocks on the Fx4 Level 2's. IF it's a xcab 4.0 4x4, it likely has either #1 or B front bars, and C or K rear leafs. only real differnce.

Edges are a 'step down' from an Fx4/Xlt 4x4. Painted front and rear bumpers and valence, painted flares(if styleside), vinyl flooring, base door panels(ugly imo) if not equipped with the power options, standard 3.0L, optional 4.0L, some with 7.5's and some with 8.8's, standard cab or xcab. LOTS of options on the EDGE. Not many on the Fx4's.






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KEY DIFFERENCES:

Edge: Body colored bumpers and flares. Vinyl Floor, basic door panels if not power equipped. 3.73 or 4.10 axle ratios. Optional limited slip(trac-loc)
Fx4: Chrome bumpers and black textured flares and valence Upgraded interior. Rear limited slip. Standard limited slip(torsen on the Level2 models, trac-loc on the Fx4OR pkg). Standard power equipment group. Standard cruise and tilt leather wheel.

Fx4level2...Top of the line model of ranger.

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FX4 has vinyl floor too! At least the 2008's do...
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I don't wanna sound like an @$$, but is the FX4 really worth paying that much for one ? I know when I bought my 07 Sport in 06, a FX4 starting price was $27K
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With a torsen if one wheel leaves the ground it will send all the power to that wheel, but all you have to do is press the brakes a little while you give it gas and it will send power to both again.
no that's a normal L/S, the torsen is closer to a real locker. it actually sends power to the one on the ground
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Torsen is crap. End of story.
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FX4 has vinyl floor too! At least the 2008's do...
yeah yeah, blah blah. i need to update my brain to more knowledge of newer models. hense the whole '03-07ish remark. lol. hahaha.
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I don't wanna sound like an @$$, but is the FX4 really worth paying that much for one ? I know when I bought my 07 Sport in 06, a FX4 starting price was $27K
Right now, if it were '03, i'd be all about it. Two sticks out the floor, best looking one of them all(int and ext). and who really pays MSRP anyway? My little brothers truck's MSRP was about 14k.....we drove away with it brand new '01 in '01 for $8888.
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I love the Rangers and everything seeing as i'm on my 3rd one but I really like my buddy's 07 Nismo Frontier which he got for around the same price as an FX4. If I had to do it over again I would probably have to go with the Nissan
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not to hack......

but i almost traded my truck in on a '05 red xcab nismo with the 6spd. couldn't bring myself to trade th truck i paid 10k for in for a truck that would run be 28k!.
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friend of mine owns a car dealership in eugene and springfield, or ... didnt consult him when i was lookin for trucks, he later found out i was lookin at frontiers and rangers (bseries too) .... said it was good i got an RBV cause the frontiers are crap
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Totally understandable but my buddy's 96 Splash had been paid off for several years and would still be driving it if a woman too busy on the cell phone to notice the red light hadn't ended it's run. I had thought bout getting an FX4 but 1) I didn't wanna pay that much and 2) I want a regular cab and 3) i love how the flares look on the Sports

Melt.....you sure he wasn't talking about the older ones and not the newer ones ? I know the ones before 05 weren't hitting on much but the new ones are awesome IMO
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