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View Poll Results: What Generation?
Gen 1 4 5.80%
Gen 2 2 2.90%
Gen 3 7 10.14%
Gen 4 12 17.39%
Gen 5 35 50.72%
2004 9 13.04%
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thought id get a idea of whats the major gen over here, im guessing gen 5 but that could be wrong
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i got a 98 gen 4, woo woo the only ranger year to come from the factory with painted doorhandles/tailgate

none of those ugly black plastic handles
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Black handles look good on my black 04
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Mine are chrome...

I like it that way, easier to see at night in dark areas...same with the lock cylinders.
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the 04's are not considered a Gen6, this was discusssed previoulsy on another webiste and the conclusion was there was not enough changes to make the 04 a new Gen.
Sure there were some differnet options avail and they changed the grill, hood, fogs and MAF on the 4.0 being part of the airbox.
It's not....sorry to bust your bubble....LOL JK Scott.
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the 04's are not considered a Gen6, this was discusssed previoulsy on another webiste and the conclusion was there was not enough changes to make the 04 a new Gen.
Sure there were some differnet options avail and they changed the grill, hood, fogs and MAF on the 4.0 being part of the airbox.
It's not....sorry to bust your bubble....LOL JK Scott.
ok, so start naming the differences between the 98-00 and 01-03s

grille
lights
bumper
fogs



ok, unless theres a lot more, then its the same damn thing...and i know awhile back there was a fight for gen5s being real 5s or just anyother verison of the gen4...

so in my book they are gen6s and i dont see why not
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I own a HEMi-KILLER, what gen would that be?
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the 04's are not considered a Gen6, this was discusssed previoulsy on another webiste and the conclusion was there was not enough changes to make the 04 a new Gen.
Sure there were some differnet options avail and they changed the grill, hood, fogs and MAF on the 4.0 being part of the airbox.
It's not....sorry to bust your bubble....LOL JK Scott.
ok, so start naming the differences between the 98-00 and 01-03s

grille
lights
bumper
fogs



ok, unless theres a lot more, then its the same damn thing...and i know awhile back there was a fight for gen5s being real 5s or just anyother verison of the gen4...

so in my book they are gen6s and i dont see why not
Heya Scott,
one synonym for you SOHC oh yeah they call it the SOHC 4.0.

New engine = new gen
OWN3D?


Oh yeah I own a Gen2 AND a Gen5? so would I add the two together and divide by 2? that would be a Gen3.5 :p .... can I vote for more than 1?
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LOL, I own a gen-D. Anyone else on laughing gas? ROFLMAO!

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Heya Scott,
one synonym for you SOHC oh yeah they call it the SOHC 4.0.

New engine = new gen
OWN3D?
one problem with that logic

yeah, that came out beginning of 01, but they still had the 2.5, 3.0 and then mid 2001 came out with tthe duratec 2.3 (different then the older lima 2.3) so if i go by your logic, my truck (with the duratec 2.3) should be a gen 6 and not a gen 5 since a new engine came out

I dont think engines make the generation, or else the gen 1-4 would be the same since they all have the 2.3 (lima) 2.5 (lima0, 3.0 and 4.0
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Generations

it's a combination of everything, I wouldn't particularly worry about the duratec as it's slower than me anyways... lol I know low blow.

by the way, who voted for a Gen6?
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oh well, ill drop it, im just pissed i miss the orignal debate...i would have been all over that

and i think FLPanther did gen6, but yeah ill change it to say 2004
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i got a 98 gen 4, woo woo the only ranger year to come from the factory with painted doorhandles/tailgate

none of those ugly black plastic handles
Well mine came with Painted door handles... does that count? lol Tailgate handle is black tho, but that works with my red and black theme :p
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I dont know what every body is arguing about, it is pretty easy to look at the Rangers and see the 5 differant stages they went through...
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i got a 98 gen 4, woo woo the only ranger year to come from the factory with painted doorhandles/tailgate

none of those ugly black plastic handles
same here...i love my ranger...
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I got Jipped!!!! I owwn an '00 XLT gen 4 and I have those Shizzitty fading black plastic handles. Oh well. Time to body color match!!
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Headlight change normaly dentones a Generation change. I have a Geb 1 and a Gen 5, but voted for Gen 5 cause I drive it, and the Gen 1 has no motor.
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what gen would a 00 be 4? oh and another difference is the fx4 package. not avaliable in the 98-00's.

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I think they are all the same. I mean look in your bed, you still have the second filler neck stamped inside even though that hasn't been an option for almost 20 years.
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well i just saw the sticky gen thread. gen 4.

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I think they are all the same. I mean look in your bed, you still have the second filler neck stamped inside even though that hasn't been an option for almost 20 years.
second filler neck?

got a picture of what you are talking about?
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Yea that was me that voted Gen6 :p but now it is changed to 04.
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<-- generation 5
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another difference is the fx4 package. not avaliable in the 98-00's.
No, but there was the ORP, STX and such packages. I hear the STX Gen 1's were pretty badass off pavement. Prolly more-so than the current FX4 LII..
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second filler neck?
Look at the backside of the bed, behind the wheel-well. There's a 'bump' in the side just like there is in the front. It's not actually a neck, but rather just a change in the shape of the bed to accomodate a neck.. Drop in bed-liners and bed-mats need to be cut around these.
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