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which do you prefer. i like the staightside because it gives at a much cleaner look and you dont lose all that cargo space
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I prefer the "styleside" or straight bed for capacity. Many prefer the look of the stepside -- and they do look nice on some trucks. But I choose straight -- actually I choose that in OTHER aspects of my life as well, lol!
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Ya, i dont like the stepside, if i had a stepside, i think MY truck would look dumb cause its soo wide, thank god for flares
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Stepside all the way baby! I like they way they look on lowered Rangers.
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I prefer the stepside because there's always a spot that the branches don't touch when out wheeling.
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Although I personally prefer the Styleside, I think Ford is making a mistake in eliminating the Flareside for 2005. IMO, many Ranger sales have been made or heavily influenced by the availability of the Flareside option.
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they arent making anymore flaresides?
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Gone for 05. Still some leftover 04s at the dealers. Last chance for a new one!
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Although I personally prefer the Styleside, I think Ford is making a mistake in eliminating the Flareside for 2005. IMO, many Ranger sales have been made or heavily influenced by the availability of the Flareside option.
I agree.

I like having a Styleside, but I like Flaresides too and it is a shame to see them replaced by a Mazda bed.
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I like having a Styleside, but I like Flaresides too and it is a shame to see them replaced by a Mazda bed.
The Mazda semi-stepside isn't offered either. The new Rangers are Stylesides, no other choice is offered. Check Ford's site and see if there are any pictures or feature packs that had stepsides in them.

I personally like my stepside, but was a bit hesitant at first. It's an acquired taste. The look is nice, but you do lose some cargo space.
I prefer the Mazda version which isn't so cut on the outside. I believe it has the same loss of interior cargo space.

The best benefit is the fiberglass shell, which makes it more ding resistant than metal. My wife whacked the side on the bed once with a floor tile, and only left a tiny scratch in the paint. A metal bed would have surely been dented.

Oh well, not the first time Ford killed a good idea.
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your "AVATAR" has some spelling errors...
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lol i changed it now cuz i like the way this truck looks
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My Burnout vid!

i have a stepside and dont like it. i cant put my quad (easily) in the truck. if anyone wants to trade.... lemme know
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lol ill trade but its def not fair
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I prefer the "styleside" or straight bed for capacity. Many prefer the look of the stepside -- and they do look nice on some trucks. But I choose straight -- actually I choose that in OTHER aspects of my life as well, lol!
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Sweetest delivery vehicle ever!!

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I prefer the "styleside" or straight bed for capacity. Many prefer the look of the stepside -- and they do look nice on some trucks. But I choose straight -- actually I choose that in OTHER aspects of my life as well, lol!
i second that lol
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I hesitated when I bought my new truck with the stepside, but it has grown on me.
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