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FX4 question

Just curious, Did they produce FX4's in 94 year models? i love the look of the FX4 stickers and would like to put one on mine. If so, what is the difference between my 4wd 4.0?
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Um no, you can get stickers on eBay though.
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what is the difference between my 4wd 4.0?
Just about everything! your 4.0 is a OHV and the newer ones are a SOHC. Your suspension is coil sprung with i-beams where newer rangers are IFS with torsion bars. Your rear suspension MIGHT be the same as an fx4 (not referring to the level II model) but i think they used the 7.5 more often in your body style though instead of the 8.8..
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^^^^ all 4.0L received 8.8...
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Thanks for the info. man, they really changed the rangers from my year m odel huh? what does IFS stand for? sorry, i am a newbie mechanic. and my truck does not have torsion bars? i do know i have the 8.8 rearend.
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no you truck doesnt have torsion bars..

Independent Front Suspension..IFS


start-1997 not TONS changed there was a few changes in suspension wise.. but nothing drastic

now 98+ its a whole nother ball game..
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i thought i had independent suspension in the front?
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what's the difference between IFS and I-beam?
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you do have IFS....

the proper name for your truck 4x4 is TTB=Twin traction beam...

your gen 2wd is I-beam


now 98+ is called SLA = Short long arm
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Ok so im curious, dont mean to take over the thread but i have the 8.8, which has the 4.10 gearing correct? on my 04 fx4 offroad..
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its possible check your diff tag.. or door code. it will have 8.8 gears are up in the air
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Whats the code im looking for, for the 8.8/gears? If you can tell me what it is, i can check tommorow morning and get back to you.
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Thank you.. So according to that it should either be the R5, R6, R7,R8. Since the FX4's came with the 8.8 right? Sorry just new to this stuff.
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i have 3.73's with the 8.8. You can look on the tag on your differetial and it will tell you what gears you have without having to look up a code.
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dagumit zach just call me an idiot why dont you? i was just trying to be like you!
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Ok i looked at my door jam and under axel it says R7.. So that means i have the 8.8 with L/S 4.10 gears. From my understanding thats a good combo correct?
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Ok i looked at my door jam and under axel it says R7.. So that means i have the 8.8 with L/S 4.10 gears. From my understanding thats a good combo correct?

Yes it is.
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