Is there any difference in the Fx4 package other than skid plates and shocks? I think 09 Fx4 adds a electronic rear locker but I dont think the 04's to 08's have the locker. I'm looking to buy a F150 4x4 for under $18 and not sure if their is a big difference in the Fx4. Thanks for any input.
i would say try getting the fx4 package if you have the ability to, i wish i had got one myself and my next truck will be an fx4. the open diff sucks *** and holds the truck back big time on what it can do when traction is an issue
FX4 is shocks, and all FX4's have a 3.73 limited slip axle which as stated above is a big plus... I love mine.. Some have wheels on them, as well as a "FX4" dash logo. FX4 is a little more then just trim. The ranger has a lot more beefier stuff on it, when it gets the FX4 package, in fact the entire axle is entirely different.
Usually it's leather, full center console, different gauge graphics, chrome-less exterior trim and Rancho shocks, skid plates and L.S. Diff. Usually 18" wheels are standard. Drivetrain is the same as any F150 with the 3.73 L.S., and I doubt the shocks are really anything special. The skid plates would be nice, though. Think of it as an off-road oriented Lariat package.
what transfer case does yours have? mine is the electronic 2h 4h and 4l, do you want it to have a manual arm like an old truck to the TC?
My 06 XLT has a manual transfer case.
I've had to pull my dad's old F150 out a few times because his electric transfer case decided it didn't want to work when he needed it to and he got stuck.He now has an F250 with a manual transfer case.