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Old 09-08-2008
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stepside yay! or nay!?

lol kind of a noob question too ask but i just got my new ranger and was wondering if any one had any spare stuff they either didnt like or dont need that they want too sell for cheap or just give away , also was wondering what yall think about me puttin and a regular bed instead of a stepside. right now i have a 2001 ranger stepside 4x4 with 31's that are basically off of an f-150 and want to get mud terrains or all terrains and wanted too kno what you guys think with a regular bed.
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Can you be a little more vague? I have no clue what you are asking... sorry.
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Most people that have stuff they want to get rid of put it up in the classifieds section for sale and you can respond to the threads from there.
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ive had both beds, imo the stepside looks great but the regular bed has more function
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ive had both beds, imo the stepside looks great but the regular bed has more function
I can agree with this lol. took me a little while to adjust to the smaller bed, but I still love the looks more! lol
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idc, stepsides are sexy
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Reg bed for sure they are way more functional
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reg bed ftw
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regular bed has more function

You have to admit Zach, the tie down anchors in the flareside are far better then what you get in the regular bed.


Its basically a looks and preference thing.

I'm sure there is people willing to trade you for beds. It can be done easily. Like 9 bolts and one wiring harness to undo.
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my '04 is stepside, and the '93 i had before was regular bed. there was a couple of yrs between driving the two since i traded the first one for a car, then traded that car for my new truck, but it took some time to get use to the difference.
i like the look of my stepside better but im thinking i liked the regular bed i use to have a little better
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You have to admit Zach, the tie down anchors in the flareside are far better then what you get in the regular bed.


Its basically a looks and preference thing.

I'm sure there is people willing to trade you for beds. It can be done easily. Like 9 bolts and one wiring harness to undo.
eh idk, i like the closed loop design on the regular beds, but the flareside tie downs were nice.
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Fleetside FTW. BFG M/T's or Goodyear MT/R's FTW. We have a classifieds section.
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idc, stepsides are sexy
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l like the stepside, but i wish i had the regular bed.
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i wish i had a fleetside but if this deal goes threw i most likely will have a fleetside soon
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hey guys thanx im newer to the forum so im still kind of confused bout everything...actually i just got home from mudding, well i started at 11 at night and just got back at 830 am, k so my truck got stuck harrrrrdcore so my buddy who also has a ranger goes to pull me out and his truck dies, k so where stuck in bumble fridge illinois and walk 5 miles to walmart superstore and buy a battery and walk back so ive had a rough long tiring night but you guys helped thanx a lot...

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If they made my color in the older years before 04 when they made the flaresides id be begging someone to trade, my dream truck was always a reg cab flareside I got the reg cab but with a reg bed though and dont feel like dealing with getting it painted lol
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Keep it stepsides are classic now that they stopped makeing them. Soo wheres the stuck pix? Around here you don't mention mudding with having pix to show it. lol
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I too have the stepside and love the look over the fleetside. The biggest problem I have had is putting my quad in the bed. With the suspension and body lift it is a long way up and the front wheels just clear the tailgate rails, back wheels don't at the end of the day or after a long ride putting the quad in the bed was an exercise in it's own right. I ended up making a rack that sits in the bed just above the wheel wells and comes apart and fits behind the seats. With a cheap h/f winch attached, I just hook the cable up and pull it into the bed. It also makes a good quad recovery vehicle when someone breaks down.
I guess you adapt to make what you have work, I could have traded beds but to me the stepside is what makes my Ranger my truck.
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eh idk, i like the closed loop design on the regular beds, but the flareside tie downs were nice.

Well the loops on the regs came on in 01 IIRC. The 99 reg beds that were on the lot when i was there just had the lame pockets and that was it.
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i can't close my tailgate of my stepside box with a dirt bike in there. so i wish i bought the fleetside, but the stepside is pretty awesome looking!
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i can't close my tailgate of my stepside box with a dirt bike in there. so i wish i bought the fleetside, but the stepside is pretty awesome looking!
Isnt the inside length the same? fleetside vs. stepside? It's only the inside width that's differnet as far as i know.
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Isnt the inside length the same? fleetside vs. stepside? It's only the inside width that's differnet as far as i know.

Yeah both are 6 foot boxes. Atleast on the extended cab. Only way to get the long bed(7 foot) is to get a regular cab.

Sounds like he needs a bed extender.
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Isnt the inside length the same? fleetside vs. stepside? It's only the inside width that's differnet as far as i know.
diagonal lenght is greater in a regular bed ,put the bike in sideways
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ha the thing is the reason there was no pix is because neither of us had cell phones or cameras so we were so f'ed when it came to calling for help...but pix would be a great thinig for a memory but ill tell ya ill never forget being suck like that
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