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Old 02-06-2011, 05:17 PM
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Fx4 vs 4x4

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.
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You've pretty much nailed it. There are some interior appearance differences that the FX4 provides. Center column and dash panel trim
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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
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This is just me, but I was going to get a 4X4 before I got my FX2 and I wouldn't even think of a 4by unless it was an FX4. I like the sporty look much better.
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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.
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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.
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One option the FX4 should be available with but it isn't is a manual transfer case.That way you have 4x4 when you need it.
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One option the FX4 should be available with but it isn't is a manual transfer case.That way you have 4x4 when you need it.
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?
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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.
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learned something new today. i thought all the 04+ were electric, was 06 the last year for it?
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learned something new today. i thought all the 04+ were electric, was 06 the last year for it?
I believe you can still get the manual TC on a XL,STX and XLT.Altough quite a few XLTs have electric TC's.

Here is my manual 4x4 shifter.It may be ugly but it's reliable.
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I believe you can still get the manual TC on a XL,STX and XLT.Altough quite a few XLTs have electric TC's.

Here is my manual 4x4 shifter.It may be ugly but it's reliable.
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Does the F150 transfer case have a neutral provision like on the F250/350 case? Just curious.

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04's and up for the F-150's all have locking rear diff's, but electronic controlled is optional, the standard ones rely on a clutch pack assy. in the rear diff's.
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Does the F150 transfer case have a neutral provision like on the F250/350 case? Just curious.

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My 04 fx4 has 3.55 LS rear in it. build 2/04
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