Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Ranger & B-Series
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Ranger & B-Series All Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series modelsSPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 12-23-2002, 02:06 PM
TallPaul's Avatar
TallPaul TallPaul is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Metro Detroit (Redford)
Posts: 5,857
TallPaul is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
What does XLT actually mean?!

Fleet vehicles are pretty bare bones. I had a '71 Ford Custom 4 door sedan that was a fleet left over. It was puke yellow and had a 302 V8.

But talk about bare bones, my '77 F100 (see gallery) had manual steering, no power assist on the brakes, no air con, rubber mats, crank windows, and three-on-the-tree. Oh yeah, the clutch was totally mechanical--no hydraulics. You had to have a bit of muscle to work that truck. Ah, for the good old days. :-)
__________________

'01 Ranger, 2.3L, 5 speed, 83,000 miles. Redline MTL, Amsoil Signature 5w20, Wix Oil Filter, Dynomax Super Turbo muffler.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-23-2002, 09:51 PM
rebocardo rebocardo is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 13,873
rebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud of
What does XLT actually mean?!

Having been in the car business (and I have NEVER done this) I know people take XLT tags (either new or used) and stick them on base models to dupe unsuspecting customers.

If you have a plain jane that says "xlt", you got taken. If you look under your seat on most late model trucks, you can find the factory build sheet.

__________________
The Year 2010 Anno Domini - May it bring a great year of Revelations to you.

Libraries are like art museums for the printed word.

Bronco IIs and 4x4 E-series -
the best Fords, because I own them!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-24-2002, 12:56 AM
pancake's Avatar
pancake pancake is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: utica n.y., u.s.a.
Posts: 686
pancake is starting off with a positive reputation.
What does XLT actually mean?!

just my 2 cents here..

now i didnt read every post so dont get annoyed if i dont comment about youres but what i have to say is..
i have both trucks listed below ..both with vinyl floor and cloth seat th ranger has no options other than auto tranny and the 150 has tilt, cruise, air ,and duel tanks...and my dad has an 88 150 2wd auto with vinyl seat and floor,and no options at all and all 3 of these vehicles are listed in the xl trim package group.so i think the package(xl,xlt,xlt lariat)doest change the seat and floor matierial,but may cover more less stereo and pwr windows and locks.etc...
__________________
THE NEW TO ME MOBILE->99 f150 suprcab 4.6 auto 4x4 75k...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-24-2002, 10:53 AM
madmacs madmacs is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: us
Posts: 107
madmacs is starting off with a positive reputation.
What does XLT actually mean?!

XLT was a Package, they varied from year to year on what they had in them. The first couple of years on the full size trucks it was the all chrome package. As for Rangers it included the carpet and cloth seats, usually a stripe kit and aluminum wheels, upgraded Radio, headliner etc. I had a 90 XLT 2.3 5spd, ac, ps, pb anti lock rears, stripe delete, cloth split bench, carpet, headliner, delux door panels, chrome grill and bumpers as well as wheel well chrome, aluminum wheels and white letter tires. My brother bought a 91 w every available option, big six and all, he used to get pissed cause my 4 cyl would out top end his 6...macs
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-24-2002, 11:03 AM
madmacs madmacs is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: us
Posts: 107
madmacs is starting off with a positive reputation.
What does XLT actually mean?!

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-27-2012, 01:50 PM
ramrunnr's Avatar
ramrunnr ramrunnr is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
ramrunnr is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
XLT was a Package, they varied from year to year on what they had in them. The first couple of years on the full size trucks it was the all chrome package. As for Rangers it included the carpet and cloth seats, usually a stripe kit and aluminum wheels, upgraded Radio, headliner etc. I had a 90 XLT 2.3 5spd, ac, ps, pb anti lock rears, stripe delete, cloth split bench, carpet, headliner, delux door panels, chrome grill and bumpers as well as wheel well chrome, aluminum wheels and white letter tires. My brother bought a 91 w every available option, big six and all, he used to get pissed cause my 4 cyl would out top end his 6...macs

I used to work at a Ford Dealership 1999 to 2002 and I know from my experience there that it can be even more confusing.

You could get an XLT and order it with delete options, so there are possibly XLT trucks out there with no carpet, no AC, and no radios. and I have seen XL trucks ordered with cloth seats and carpet.

I know Ford has changed the rules a little and has bundled options together in packages so for newer stuff that might not hold true, but for stuff from before al least 2002 you had more flexibility about the options.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-27-2012, 03:09 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,756
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
XLT was a Package, they varied from year to year on what they had in them. The first couple of years on the full size trucks it was the all chrome package. As for Rangers it included the carpet and cloth seats, usually a stripe kit and aluminum wheels, upgraded Radio, headliner etc. I had a 90 XLT 2.3 5spd, ac, ps, pb anti lock rears, stripe delete, cloth split bench, carpet, headliner, delux door panels, chrome grill and bumpers as well as wheel well chrome, aluminum wheels and white letter tires. My brother bought a 91 w every available option, big six and all, he used to get pissed cause my 4 cyl would out top end his 6...macs
First XLT: 1970 / First Ranger: 1965 (1958 Edsel Ranger was the 2nd cheapest).

1970/72 Ranger XLT's had wide upper side mouldings with wood grain inserts, huge tailgate finish panel also wood grained.

1970/72 Rangers had the same mouldings, finish panel, but had painted black inserts.

1970/72 Sport Customs had narrow upper side mouldings, tailgate finish panel that only covered the FORD letters below it.

1970/72 Customs were bare boned strippers, had none of this jazz.

XLT's had cloth/vinyl seat, carpeting. Rangers, Sport Customs, Customs had all vinyl seat, rubber floor mat.

All optional: Styleside/Flareside beds, AM radio, AM/FM monaural radio, A/C, rear bumpers, 4 speed or A/T, 300 I-6, 360, 390, dual piston caliper PD/B (F250 2WD & F350 only), power drum brakes, P/S, R/S outside non remote mirror, R/L remote outside mirrors, Western mirrors.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-27-2012, 04:54 PM
arctic y block's Avatar
arctic y block arctic y block is offline
Old School
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Island Southeast Alaska
Posts: 12,790
arctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputation
Right on Bill. So what was it the XLT was meant to stand for?
__________________

85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's
62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K
Don't just Modify it Fordify it
A Side Arm Is Like A Parachute, Tis Better To Have One An Never Need It, Than To Need One And Not Have It

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-27-2012, 09:39 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,756
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic y block View Post
Right on Bill. So what was it the XLT was meant to stand for?
I haven't a clue what XLT refers to. Haven't a clue what XL refers to in Galaxies, either.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-27-2012, 11:30 PM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 16,033
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
Watch a few episodes of Mad Men and you'll get it.....

eXtra Large Truck.

Exultant.

Exalted.

It means it has a few items, bells, whistles etc and is not a stripper.

My '98 Exploder is XLT. Leather, tilt, cruise, air, AM-FM casette/cd, PDL, PW, PDS, running boards. I could find the window sticker if need be to determine what was "XLT" and what I paid more for.

The next one up in the Exploder and iirc the Bronco & Expedtion is the Eddie Bauer. More bells and whistles.

Then there was the "Limited". They made lots of those, how can that be?

Oh, one other thing: This thread is 10 years old.......
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,756
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by 85e150six4mtod View Post

Oh, one other thing: This thread is 10 years old.......
Doncha wish you were 10 years younger? I do.

When the Explorer was introduced it sold like hotcakes, dethroning the Jeep Grand Cherokee within a year that had been numero uno for decades.

When FoMoCo finally got around to offering a V8 (2nd generation, 302 initially), even more were sold.

Sales took a nose-dive after the Firestone tire debacle, Jeep regained the throne, still retains it.

New (current) Explorer really isn't new at all, it's basically a Ford Freestyle, which never sold worth a hoot. Freestyle name dropped, replaced by Taurus X, it didn't sell worth a hoot either.

So Ford dropped the Taurus X name, then made a few changes, the "new" Explorer was born. No more V8, I-4 or I-6 only, available with FWD or AWD.

Rented one (AWD) in Anchorage last month for 5 days. Ho-hum...it's OK, but I wouldn't want one. 2nd seat legroom with the front seats all the way back is so cramped, only Billy Barty sized peeps would be comfortable.

There was no indication anywhere it had AWD. I had to read the owners manual to figure out if it was, then how to operate it.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:08 PM
97ranger xlt's Avatar
97ranger xlt 97ranger xlt is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mass.
Posts: 547
97ranger xlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
mine has a map light but no one has maps anymore!
__________________
'97 Ranger xlt extended cab 2.3L 5spd 160k 'the money pit'
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:17 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,756
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by 97ranger xlt View Post
mine has a map light but no one has maps anymore!
Whiz over to your local AAA office, they have plenty of maps, free to members.

Book stores sell 'em, including Thomas Guides and for every foreign location including Antarctica.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:30 PM
endoskeleton's Avatar
endoskeleton endoskeleton is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Barrie, Ontario Canada
Posts: 30
endoskeleton is starting off with a positive reputation.
Wow, a 10 year old thread revived! My interpretation from since I was a kid was Xtra-Luxurious-Truck! I have stuck with that since the XLT came with more options than the bare bones Custom!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:48 PM
97ranger xlt's Avatar
97ranger xlt 97ranger xlt is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mass.
Posts: 547
97ranger xlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Whiz over to your local AAA office, they have plenty of maps, free to members.

Book stores sell 'em, including Thomas Guides and for every foreign location including Antarctica.
i should have said 'no one uses maps anymore'
__________________
'97 Ranger xlt extended cab 2.3L 5spd 160k 'the money pit'
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 12:48 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Ranger & B-Series

Tags
46, f150, ford, include, kits, lariat, mean, meaning, means, package, power, stripe, truck, trucks, windows, xl, xlt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Bronco or XLT "wood grain" door panels reamer WTB - Parts & other 2 05-13-2014 08:08 PM
xlt conversion Harvester93 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 5 11-08-2013 09:32 PM
Steering Column Issues Corkwheats 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 12-01-2012 07:26 AM
how hard convert manual windows to power windows Brady Miclos Super Duty & Heavy Duty 1 11-15-2012 07:46 PM
Puchasing a 94 f150 xlt 4x4 avnmaintman 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 09-27-2012 08:11 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup