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Just wanted to get some opinions on the King ranch truck vs. the Lariat, not to much difference in price, I'm back and forth on the leather seats, wheels are nice, is it worth it...? Thanks in advance.
Ya, I traded in my 04 FX4 scab for an 05 Lariat SCREW. - needed a full 4 door with the kids. Had the choice of a dk copper colored King Ranch screw or a white Lariat screw. Only a $1000 difference, both were loaded, moon roof, arz beige twotone paint and all. IMO - I just could't get used to the dark copper paint color of the KR as well as the orange/brown colored seats with tan interior, grey console and dash. All this color was just way too much. The KR seats are better leather though, like a baseball glove.... ( they actually look darker brown and not as orange on a new '06 kr I just saw )
So, I got the best of both, the white/arz beige lariat and installed kr arz beige bar grill, kr arz beige running boards and bedrail/tailgate caps !!
if you really can't decide, just drive em both at highway speeds and buy the one with no shakes and vibes .....
Just be prepared for the KR leather to change color- a LOT. The sun bleaches it, and dirt and oils make it darker. Scratches very easily, too. But it is the softest leather I've ever experienced in a vehicle.
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One thing I like about the King Ranch that the Lariat doesn't even give you a choice is the electric folding mirrors. Even though I have a 3-car garage, I park in the single door side instead of the double door side. My 2005 Lariat is wider than the 2001 was. I didn't have to fold either mirror with the 2001 but the 2005 I have to lower the window and fold in the driver side to get it in the garage door.
I wish I had the King Ranch, I could just use the electric mirror control to move both mirrors in. I don't know how long the motors would last doing this a couple times today but hopefully my window motor will hold out.
Does anyone know if you can buy one King Ranch mirror and just replace one of the mirrors? Is the necessary wiring already there along with the correct controller and would there be any programming necessary?
Well I made my decision, I went with the 06 screw KR black and tan, I took it for a test drive and it is the most comfortable truck I have ever sat in. I figured with the truck being black the copper seats are not that bad, now I just hope they have worked out the previous defects I hear about in 04/05 models. Thanks for the input.
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