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Offroad package shocks

I found this information regarding the 2001 offroad package. Does anyone know what Bulge body shocks are? I have never heard of them.


Optional off-road package includes:
Bulge body shocks
Five-spoke, 16-inch aluminum wheels
P245/75R-16 outline white letter all-terrain tires
Skid plates
4x4 Off-Road decals
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no idea but my 2000 had the ORP and they were just flat black shocks, dont know if they are anything special or not.
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the off-road packages never had any special shocks on them unil they came out with the FX4 Level II's......all the others had just regular 4x4 shocks on them....
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I went out and looked at the ford parts catalog and they do list a separate shock for vehicles with the offroad package.
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bulge body is the retard way of saying flareside.
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so the ORP rangers have Flairside shocks huh?
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bulge body does mean flareside, but it doesnt ask anything about that in my parts guide. my guide just ask reg/super cab, 4x2 or 4x4 and with w/o off road
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On fordparts.com they have 5 shocks total: 3 listings for 2wd, 1 for standard 4wd and 1 for the offroad package. Here is the listing....


Shock absorber, ranger, off-road package - 4wd, w/o beam axle - 4WD, W/O BEAM AXLE
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I may have the shock you are referring two since my FX4 is what, in prior years, was the ORP. I donít think they are much better than the standard shock, but Iíve never compared the two.
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There is a difference, and I don't know what. I had a buddy that had the exact same ranger color motor wheels, as my 01 ORP ranger. I had really thick looking Silver Shocks, he had skinny black painted shocks. That and the 4x4 sticker on the tailgate instead of the box sides were the only differences we had.

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in 2001, the non off road 4x4's came with "regular" shocks, but the offroad 4x4's came with bilstein shocks.
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I went and looked at mine and they are completely black. Not sure now if I have the offroad pkg, maybe just the sticker...lol. I guess someone could have switched them out or something before I bought it.
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the off road package has 'premium gas filled shocks' wtf that means
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the off road package has 'premium gas filled shocks' wtf that means

I think they are talking about the blistens on the FX4 Level II's
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I think they are talking about the blistens on the FX4 Level II's

No, I looked at my 2001 Catolog for ranger last night and ORP includes

"Premium Bulge body Shocks" This was a Year before THe First FX4 and the Level II

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There is a difference, and I don't know what. I had a buddy that had the exact same ranger color motor wheels, as my 01 ORP ranger. I had really thick looking Silver Shocks, he had skinny black painted shocks. That and the 4x4 sticker on the tailgate instead of the box sides were the only differences we had.

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I think these are the "Premium Bulge body Shocks"

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