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yea i would love to have a lvl2 but the FX4 lvl1 is a pretty good pkg
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yeah they are!
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so that ugly plastic stuff on the bottem is what makes it a real FX4? lol
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so this guys 2003 FX4 doesnt have the plastic. is it a real FX4 or is it just a sport?
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mines an real fx4 and i dont have the flares because i have a stepside bed
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Ford didn't offer the sport in 03...it was the xl,edge,xlt,fx4,and the fx4 lvl2
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so by your criteria your FX4 isnt really an FX4 its just an edge or xlt.
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thank You ford for changing your models every fricken year. I know all the differences for all years and trim levels because I am a ranger nerd, but seriously this is all you need to know. In stock form Level II's from 03-05 are the baddassest of the Stock rangers. You seriously don't want to become a nerd like me /thread
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so by your criteria your FX4 isnt really an FX4 its just an edge or xlt.
what are you talking about??

flair-side trucks do not have the plastic fender flairs. I had an 02 4x4 offroad which is equal to the 03+ fx4 level 1. I didnt have flairs because i had a flair side bed
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so that ugly plastic stuff on the bottem is what makes it a real FX4? lol
you have to look at it per year what the differences are. Every year or so it seems ford changes things around. But from what I recall, usually the fx4's are pretty loaded
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hes saying the 2011 FX4 isnt a real FX4 because it no longer has all that plastic on the bottem. well his 2003 doesnt have the plastic on the bottem either so by his criteria his truck isnt an FX4.
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hes saying the 2011 FX4 isnt a real FX4 because it no longer has all that plastic on the bottem. well his 2003 doesnt have the plastic on the bottem either so by his criteria his truck isnt an FX4.
you are comparing 2 different years. You do realize they stopped making the flairside beds in 05 right?
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they stopped making the flare side because it was hideous.
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they stopped making the flare side because it was hideous.
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they stopped making the flare side because it was hideous.
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hes saying the 2011 FX4 isnt a real FX4 because it no longer has all that plastic on the bottem. well his 2003 doesnt have the plastic on the bottem either so by his criteria his truck isnt an FX4.
no basically it just boils down to the 2011 FX4 is a rebadged Sport. There really is no arguing that. All you have to do is look at it and you can tell.

In simplest terms you are somewhat correct. Ford just started using the sport as the basis for the FX4, so they no longer got the plastic colored fender flares and two tone, instead they have the sport fender flares and in leiu of a "Sport" decal, they get the "FX4" decal on the bedside.
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they stopped making the flare side because it was hideous.
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so this guys 2003 FX4 doesnt have the plastic. is it a real FX4 or is it just a sport?
they didnt come with the bottom "plastic" until 2006. I dont believe its plastic though, I think its part of the paint, I could be wrong though.
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no basically it just boils down to the 2011 FX4 is a rebadged Sport. There really is no arguing that. All you have to do is look at it and you can tell.

In simplest terms you are somewhat correct. Ford just started using the sport as the basis for the FX4, so they no longer got the plastic colored fender flares and two tone, instead they have the sport fender flares and in leiu of a "Sport" decal, they get the "FX4" decal on the bedside.
so by your criteria the only thing that makes an FX4 a real FX4 is the colored flares? the 2011 sports do not come with the 4.10's limited slip and the rancho shocks like the 2011 FX4's do.
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basically what im saying is that if this guys 2003 is a real FX4 than the 2011 is also a real FX4. the only difference being the plastic piece on the bottem is now no longer available.
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so by your criteria the only thing that makes an FX4 a real FX4 is the colored flares? the 2011 sports do not come with the 4.10's limited slip and the rancho shocks like the 2011 FX4's do.
do they even make an 11 fx4? I searched the ford site and i couldnt find it
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they make it in canada still, no level 2 though.
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They sell it in Canada
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No since 98 or whenever the "Sport" was introduced, it was known to have colormatched Body parts like the bumpers and flares and also the vinyl interior. Then in 01, it became known as the "Edge" Package. same truck though. It stayed the edge package until like 05 when it became the Sport Package in 06. Again the same truck new look as far as the new front end and stuff goes. The Sport and Edge Package is MOSTLY an appearance package with no chrome. So yes technically you are right. The FX4 from 01-05 is an XLT package with chrome bumpers, plastic colored flares and such AND the Ford l/s and . Then in 06 Ford dropped chrome bumpers all together but still the FX4s had the plastic colored flares. In 06 you can see where ford started to really drop things from the Ranger since it is being discontinued. Thats why you can get 06+ sports with alot of the same stuff that the FX4s had as far as suspension and tuff are concerned.

So to save an argument:

2010+ Canadian FX4s ARE the same thing as the Sport "Appearance" wise.
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If it left the factory with a FX4 sticker it is an FX4. If It left the factory with a FX4 Level II sticker it was a Level II. It depends on what year it was made as to what that sticker means. Some years it = badassery, some years it = lame shadow of the past.

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