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FX4 vs. FX4 Level II

What is the big difference? I am lookin at a 02 fx4 supercab 4door and am wondering what axle ratio it will have. Do fx4 off-road models usually have 4.10's?
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Few differences... if you're looking at an 02, you have the Level II. In 2003 they re badged it the Level II and killed the 4x4 Off Road Package to rename it the FX4. The LII's have 4.10's, full skidplates, the Torsen limited slip (garbage in 02) and Bilstein shocks with bigger tires.

I have an 02 FX4, and it's amazing.
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Both the fx4 and the level 2 have a 4:10LS. The level 2 has better shocks, and is a fully loaded ranger from the factory. By that I mean that it comes with all the power options, bucket seats, i think the gauges say fx4 level 2. The level 2 also comes with 15" alcoa wheels and 31 10.5 15 bfg all terrain tires.I think the level 2 might also have two tone paint. There is probably some guys that can name more differences.
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I read that link and

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We can't confirm Ford's claim that this FX4 can successfully navigate a 2-foot-deep stream.
WTF, so your saying if I get 1" bigger tires, I can drive through 2 foot deep water?
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Does it say that your truck can't? It just says the FX4 can.
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Well a Mazda B4000 is basically a FX4 without the leather seats or the BFG tires and the Ford symbol also.
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And the Torsen diff and skid plates.
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I have full skid plates, front tow hooks, 4.10 gears with LS. I am not sure what a torsen diff is but I would guess it's the same.
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Ah I take back my comment then.
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Twin Sticks!!!!! (03)
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im a lil bias but i still think the 03 (stilldont get why you guys all 1 manual xfrercase shifter with a 5 speed twin as twin is usually referd to as having 2 xfercase sticks) but yah mines *****en
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I would love a FX4 LII with the twin sticks... then SAS it on some 40's with 20's!!! FTW!!!
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In 02 FX4 and 03 FX4 Level II w/ manual transmissions....also got a true manual transfer case....thus creating the "twin stick" thing. Even though, "twin stick" really refers to dual stick transfer cases, like the Dana 300. No silly switch on the radio bezel...no problems with shift motors going out, because there isn't one.

'02 Fx4 = '03 Fx4 Level II.

'02 had a funky print on the seats. '03 L2 had either black/blue buckets(like mine) or black/red buckets. All had buckets. Special all Black interior. I know that 02 had a tan interior as well....unsure on anything other than black for 03 L2.

They had special stainless/chrome tow hooks up front. Often called "knuckle" tow hooks.

Both 02 FX4 & 03 L2 up got BLACK valence, flares, and rear bumper plastic. Not many folks notice that, but you would if you put a regular XLT 4x4 right next to a FX4....and you'll notice it if youre like me, and I HATE GREY PLASTIC!!
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Yah that's true, gray plastic is gay... haha...
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03 l 2 has grey and its not the best
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Stock & Included Options for a 2004:

-- XLT Basics & Standard Options due to FX4 Level II Package --

- 4.0L V6 SOHC (207 hp @ 5,250 rpm & 238 ft-lbs torque @ 3,000 rpm)
- 5 Speed Manual Trans
- 4x4 On-The-Fly ('03 was last year to get manual t-case, but I'm changing that; just need an extension housing)
- power package: keyless remote entry, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, tilt, cruise, AC.
- Sliding Rear Window
- Class III Trailer Hitch
- 4-Door Super Cab

-- FX4 Level II Package Consists Of: --

- 31 x 10.50 x 15 BFG All-Terrains
- Alcoa 15x7 wheels
- Torsen® Limited-Slip Differential
- 4.10 axle
- Bilstein shocks
- 3 skid plates
- Body Color Grille
- Stainless Steel Front Tow Hooks
- Am/FM Stereo w/ MP3/CD & Cassette (dual deck is so awesome!)
- Two-Tone Bucket Seats (red and black in my case)
- Chrome Shifter
- Black Interior
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03 l 2 has grey and its not the best
believe me....'03 L2 is black....and '03 off road is grey. I have a '03 L2 valence and '01 xlt off road valence sitting next to eachother at my house right now. Believe me....there's a difference. One's grey, and ones black. I've got comparison shots...i just gotta find them.
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believe me....'03 L2 is black....and '03 off road is grey. I have a '03 L2 valence and '01 xlt off road valence sitting next to eachother at my house right now. Believe me....there's a difference. One's grey, and ones black. I've got comparison shots...i just gotta find them.
You've got more than just those 2 things at your house you bum!
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Ok....my Fusion Flat Black'd stock flares that WERE gray.
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I was talkin about parts in general haha
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but so i can read in next hour. :)
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