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Was my truck custom ordered?

I was recently informed that my truck, 4.0 sohc blah blah having a manual transmission with all power options, had to be custom ordered.

Is there any truth behind this?
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Not necessarily. Dealers determine what they order for stock and pick their own packages and options on each car they order. Many times they order several of one configuration, but in different colors for example. Ford doesn't dictate what they order. I've seen dealers with on-the-lot 5-speed XLT's and FX4's...although not in recent years. Most dealers buy the configuration that sells best: 2WD single cabs, but you'll find a few still keeping a decent 4x4 on the lot...as production winds down, you won't see many of those anymore.
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my truck is the same way...i have a 4.0 5spd with the power pkg...only difference is i have the fx4 pkg
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I was recently informed that my truck, 4.0 sohc blah blah having a manual transmission with all power options, had to be custom ordered.

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sounds pretty straight forward. a top of the line with a manual tranny. some people prefer manuals over autos, and don't consider them "lower".
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sounds pretty straight forward. a top of the line with a manual tranny. some people prefer manuals over autos, and don't consider them "lower".
thats how i am
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i got the same options. the only thing i dont have is cruise control
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They def. made alot more 4x4 auto than 5 speed for sure. When I bought my 02 in 2004, one of my friends was a salesman at the local deal (one of the larger ones in my area with muliple dealerships). I had him look for 4 months for a 4x4 4.0L 5speed. Couldnt find one. He gave me a great deal on the 02 4x4 auto so I pulled the trigger instead of waiting.


He gave me a figure on the auto to manual count but I forgot the number he gave me, but it was very low
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thats how i am
same




as far as finding them. like i said it's all about preference when people ordered them. and it was also up to the dealer to decide if they wanted to risk ordering and putting a manual 4x4 on the lot to see if it would sell. everyone can drive automatic but not everyone can drive manual.
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but not everyone can drive manual.
everyone can learn. lol


The guy I sold my 04 neon srt4 couldnt drive manual. He has his bro come and pick it up haha
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We usually have 4x4s on the lot up here. very few 2wd. but thats SD.
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everyone can drive automatic
noo, not everyone can drive an automatic.. especailly during the winter..
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^LOL

this is true according to all of the threads floating around
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when i bought my truck it was the only 4.0 4x4 5 speed with in 50 miles.
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Yeah it seems that these boogers are hard to find. Thats why im surprised that I found this one on a Hyundai lot. lol.
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I often wondered if my truck 2007 was a special order as well. I've never seen an FX4 before with manual windows and locks. Ran the numbers on the door sticker. It has all of the FX4 hardware like 4.10 with LSD and Rancho shocks, Y-spoke rims, two tone seats and two tone paint, etc. Its like it was de-optioned to manual windows and doors, oh and no cruise either.
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If I'm not mistaken, you could order a standard in pretty much every model except with the center subwoofer console 6 disc CD deck (hence why mine's an auto and not a manual). They're getting harder to find, though, but most folks prefer auto's for whatever reason. I'm split, I've owned both and prefer a manual, but with the crappy gearing that comes in the M5ODs I would rather have an auto instead to be honest.

Frosty, my roommate has an '07 FX4 (non-level II) with no power options/cruise either, and the regular steering wheel (non-leather). I don't know what year they made the leather-wrapped steering wheel standard with the FX4 package, but I ordered leather seats in mine because it already came with the leather-wrapped wheel and figured I'd just make them match. His '07 has virtually no options and even though it has 4.10s and a L/S, its the 28 spline 8.8 and not the 31 spline axle. Its basically an XL model truck but with the FX4 flares and two-tone paint job. It was one of 4 or 5 trucks sitting on the lot that the dealership ordered in and was selling cheap, and being that he was too impatient to wait for an optioned out truck he bought that one instead. They do exist, but I think that most folks who wanted to pay for the FX4 package also wanted the other options as well, whereas those who wanted the base model interior just bought an XL model instead - hope that made sense. LR
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when i bought my truck it was the only 4.0 4x4 5 speed with in 50 miles.
50 miles isn't really that big a radius for cars

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noo, not everyone can drive an automatic.. especailly during the winter..
I doubt it has anything to do with the tranny. More like "not everyone can drive during the winter"
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I doubt it has anything to do with the tranny. More like "not everyone can drive"
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50 miles isn't really that big a radius for cars
Thats over 40 dealerships kiddo. Only one of them had a manual.
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Hmm makes sense loneranger glad I didn't pay full price then. I actually prefer having no power windows or locks. Wouldn't mind leather seats though.
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I doubt it has anything to do with the tranny. More like "not everyone can drive during the winter"
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I was recently informed that my truck, 4.0 sohc blah blah having a manual transmission with all power options, had to be custom ordered.

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I wish I would have seen this thread when it was started. You most definitely have a custom ordered truck. All the dealers ordered the XLT 4X4 trucks with 5-speed manuals to have manual windows and door locks. I learned this the hard way when I called 2 different dealerships and about 60 different salvage yards looking for a in-dash wiring harness. I ended up buying a in-dash wiring harness from an automatic 4X4 Ranger and there really wasn't much difference at all. The people that work at the JRs are a bunch dumb asses and meaner than a snake on top of it.
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I was ready to order, because I couldn't find a Red Extra-cab 4X4 Sport anywhere in MD. I finally found a dealership that found just what I was looking for in PA and they brought it down the next day. Check further before ordering, you may get lucky.
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