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Just got a 2003 FX4 Level II

Well, it looks like I've joined the Ranger family. I just picked up a 2003 FX4 Level II this afternoon. The condition is quite good for the age and about 160,000 miles.
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Is it an automatic, or does it have a manual transmission/transfer case?
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It's an automatic. It's going to be used as an extra truck for my business so it makes the most sense to have the automatic.
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I'll grab some pictures of the truck tomorrow and post them.
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Found a little time today to take a few pictures.
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I want your seats!
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The interior is one of the things that sold me on getting this particular truck. The seats are in amazing condition. I suspect they were either replaced or reupholstered fairly recently.
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Nice truck, getting closed to breaking it in...
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Nice rig, looks clean and well maintained.
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Thanks. So far it does appear to have been well taken care of. Cosmetically it's in excellent shape for a 2003 truck with 160,000 miles. I'm planning to pull out the drop in bedliner and have Line-X done on the bed. It also look like there was a shell or cover on the bed at some point due to some holes that look like they were mounting points. I figure a good spray in liner will help protect those areas from further damage, and I've been very happy with the Line-X coating on my F150.
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Awesome.

Just be prepared to go on a wild goose chase or pony up some cash if you ever need a rear axle replacement! Lol...I have a FX4 LVII rear end in my 2.5L Ranger and finding axles for this thing have been a b***h.
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Awesome.

Just be prepared to go on a wild goose chase or pony up some cash if you ever need a rear axle replacement! Lol...I have a FX4 LVII rear end in my 2.5L Ranger and finding axles for this thing have been a b***h.
Well the good thing is I'm planning to keep this truck for a good long while. Rangers are the perfect size for a second truck for my business, and no one makes a truck this size any longer. I purchased this one because the body, interior, and frame look to be in great shape. I'm prepared to replace the engine, transmission, etc as it becomes needed. This truck will also probably only see 5000 to 7000 miles a year from now on.

My other work truck is an F150, currently a 2012, with a 2015 Lariat on order that will hopefully be here in around 8 weeks. That's the one that does the heavy duty work.
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Well the good thing is I'm planning to keep this truck for a good long while. Rangers are the perfect size for a second truck for my business, and no one makes a truck this size any longer. I purchased this one because the body, interior, and frame look to be in great shape. I'm prepared to replace the engine, transmission, etc as it becomes needed. This truck will also probably only see 5000 to 7000 miles a year from now on.

My other work truck is an F150, currently a 2012, with a 2015 Lariat on order that will hopefully be here in around 8 weeks. That's the one that does the heavy duty work.

Sadly, no one really does make a truck that is sized like the Ranger anymore.

I also plan on running my truck til it just can't go anymore.

Looks like this one will be in good hands.
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The nice thing about being in Southern California is that if vehicles a taken care of they really can last for decades.
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I wish it was that easy out here in the rust belt...lol
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