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Whats the difference? edge, level 2, splash, etc.

Just got curious this morning and wanted to know the differenece in the edge, level II, splash, and other types of our kind.
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Edges are lifted both 2 and 4 wheel drive, and have a mono-color bumper, flare, and body paint scheme. Generally have rubber floors rather than carpet.

FX4 Level 2 refers to the flagship 4x4 of the Ranger fleet. Better equipped with a heavier rear axle equivalent to an Explorers except for the disc brakes and a better limited slip design in the rear as well. Some years had manual transfer cases. A better equipped XLT model (see below).

Splashes are an older trim with fancy graphics monotone paint that conveyed a real "sport truck" look.

XLT's are a high-end trim for Rangers with generally more standard stuff like leather wrapped wheels, carpet and so forth.

XL's are stripped-down models generally sold as commercial vehicles but some get bought new by the public.

Now there are "Sports" that I believe are what the Edge has become and perhaps other trim names I haven't kept up with.
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Edges are lifted both 2 and 4 wheel drive
they technically are not lifted from the factory. The 4wd models are the same height as a normal 4wd Ranger. The 2wd models have the same front suspension as the 4wd Rangers minus the axle...
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they technically are not lifted from the factory. The 4wd models are the same height as a normal 4wd Ranger. The 2wd models have the same front suspension as the 4wd Rangers minus the axle...
I suppose you can look at it that way. All 4WD and Edge models are lifted compared to the normal 2WD models then. Any truck with blocks in the rear is "lifted" to my mind, lol -- even if it comes from the factory that way.
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i guess you can say that!
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Mine was lifted 2" in the rear from the factory!
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But like most of us -- it just wasn't enough was it?
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But like most of us -- it just wasn't enough was it?
heck no! stock isn't fun!
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On the edge model, do both the rear wheels put the power down or it is just one?
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If I may hijack this thread as I was about to ask a similar question,

Does the newer post 2000 model year "Sport" come with carpeted interior?

thanks and sorry for the hijack.
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On the edge model, do both the rear wheels put the power down or it is just one?
It's a standard differential which means that both rear wheels "put down" power with the torque determined by the wheel with the least resistance.

Contrary to popular myth, an open differential does NOT apply power to just one wheel at a time. It only appears that way when one wheel breaks traction.

You can get a limited slip in Edge models, but it's not standard. I put a locker in mine.
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Ive got a Question on this topic I hear "trailhead edtion" is this an early attept at the edge ? and were they 2wd or 4wd or both ? just curious .
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Yes, that was more or less a 2WD Edge -- a lifted 4x2 (or, to look at it another way, a 4x2 at 4x4 height by using the 4x4 suspension).
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If I may hijack this thread as I was about to ask a similar question,

Does the newer post 2000 model year "Sport" come with carpeted interior?

thanks and sorry for the hijack.
As in the 2006+ Sports? We, like the old edge, have rubber floors.
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i would say......

That the Trailhead, EDGE, Sport 2wd models.......are an attempt to compete with Toyota Tacoma PreRunner.
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One thing to help distinguish the Splash is the mirrors are colormatched to the body paint.

The Edges had a front torsion bar suspension on 2wd. The XL and XLT had a coil spring on 2wd models.

I think torsion keys are showing up now, but this was a real consideration if you wanted to suspension lift or lower your Ranger. It was almost easier/cheaper to put Edge appearance items on an xl or xlt than to lift or lower an edge.
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If I may hijack this thread as I was about to ask a similar question,

Does the newer post 2000 model year "Sport" come with carpeted interior?

thanks and sorry for the hijack.
Depends on the trim level. I have a 2000 XL sport and it does not have carpet while the XLT sport does.

The sport package during that year consisted of:
Body color grille
Body color front and rear bumpers
Bright painted wheels
Spare tire lock
Sport sticker on tailgate

And that's it
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what about the STX model? It hasn't been listed yet.
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Tremor = Edge w/ boom boom & special wheels.
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If I may hijack this thread as I was about to ask a similar question,

Does the newer post 2000 model year "Sport" come with carpeted interior?

thanks and sorry for the hijack.

I have a 99 sport and it is carpeted but its only got the 3 leaf pack in the rear and a 3.0 Flex in it so its usually a cheap edge with carpet lol!!!
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Rubber floors > carpet any day.
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werent all "splash" models stepside beds also? (not nessesarily were all stepsides splash pkgs though)
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werent all "splash" models stepside beds also? (not nessesarily were all stepsides splash pkgs though)
Yes! All splash models were stepside but not all stepsides are splash models!!!
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The STX in 94 was like an XLT , has all of the high level trim , without the bling of the XLT package ,
in as that it has painted bumpers , and grill ,
Also has a higher stance , and limited slip rear .
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But like most of us -- it just wasn't enough was it?
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heck no! stock isn't fun!
Stock sucks! The higher the better.
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