generation clarification question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-07-2008
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
generation clarification question

if my math is right my 08 would be a 5th gen. correct?

83-88 is 1st
89-92 is 2nd
93-97 is 3rd
98-00 is 4th
01-current is 5th

right? i'm going on wen they did the body changes. the 00-current seems fuzy to me since all they did was change the bumper and headlights.

please, someone give some feedback to clear up my ignorance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-07-2008
fifthranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: cleveland, oh
Posts: 198
Quote:
if my math is right my 08 would be a 5th gen. correct
Yes, you seem correct. Best advice is to get on Wikipedia.com type in Ranger and it will give the same list or something similar.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-07-2008
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
I would even call the 04+ Gen 5.5 lol...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
I think of it as....

83-92 1st
93-97 2nd
98-current 3rd.

At least, that's how I look at it. Significant changes between the models in my model. lol....i'm likey wrong. lol. I fail.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2008
WowMike2001's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 2,583
Actually.. that sounds about right in my own thinking too, Shane..

The significant body changes happened then, and just in teh "newer" gens.. all they have been changing is the front end and hood and valance/bumper.. the rest has been pretty much the same since I think.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2008
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
I think of it as....

83-92 1st
93-97 2nd
98-current 3rd.

At least, that's how I look at it. Significant changes between the models in my model. lol....i'm likey wrong. lol. I fail.
No.

Generations of Rangers are as follows:
83-88 = Gen 1
89-92 = Gen 2
93-97 = Gen 3
98-00 = Gen 4
01-03 = Gen 5
04+ = Gen 6
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Generations in rangers are sooooo different than chevy trucks....or chevy cars too.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2008
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
just about whenever there was a front end change is when the generation changed.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
imo....doesnt make sense to me. lol. I mean come on....what what changed between gen 5 and gen 6...really......headerpanel, hood, grile, bumper, some small electronics? What about gen 1 and gen 2. Grilles?

I think gen differneces should be major.....not just cosmetic differences. Gen 1 & 2 can be rolled together, because they are the same. 93-97 rolled together(huge difference between gen 1. and 98 and up rolled together(intro of A-arms, different styling). suspension changes, engine changes, exterior changes........major ones are what should define the "gen" designations.

I just think it's retarded.


Gen 1 camaros vs Gen 2 camaro vs Gen 3 vs Gen 4 vs Gen 5......MAJOR differences. Not just little subtle differences like the ranger Gen lines.

See what i'm saying?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2008
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
The '83-'88 Rangers and the '89-'92 Rangers have major differences. The dog house was redesigned, new frame, and complete new interior. The interior got a complete make over with a new dash, door panels, seats, and electronics.

There was one major change in the Gen 3's ('93-'97). The interior in the '93-'94 Rangers was like the '89-'92 interiors. They had the squared off dash. In '95, Ford redesigned the interior to match the current setup.


I think the reason they have the Gen's setup like that is because there haven't been a lot of changes to the Ranger over the years. If you look, the Ranger is one of the only vehicles to stay the same.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4th generation BL work on 3rd generation? tom kalmanidis Suspension Tech 4 10-14-2009 07:51 PM
Will a cap from a 3rd Generation Ranger fit a 4th Generation? Dalmatian90 General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 08-27-2009 10:55 AM
Clarification Needed Ciaran Suspension Tech 3 10-22-2008 05:28 PM
Need some clarification WarmWaterErik Suspension Tech 4 03-21-2007 08:17 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.