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Old 01-28-2012, 10:26 AM
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WHAT IS THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUPERDUTY XL AND XLT???

My truck is a 2002 f250 superduty xl accordind to the badges it sez xl but inside it came with power windows/locks, tilt steering, 4x4 electronic shift manual cloth seats, trailer tow hitch 7 pin connector and a v10 with auto tranny...what is or suppose to be the difference between the two xl vs xlt i thought the xl was a plain jane model roll down windows with manual locks mine never came with these options but sed xl??? if i was to swap or add parts what would i need to make my truck an xlt? so i want to change the badges over...so far i have added superduty rear slider window, lariat captain heated seats, fog lamps king ranch front and rear bumpers with sensors, newer style 04 headlights marker cab lights vent shade tint 20'' aftermarket wheels cb stereo...anything else an xlt has that i missed please let me know thanx.
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My truck is a 2002 f250 superduty xl accordind to the badges it sez xl but inside it came with power windows/locks, tilt steering, 4x4 electronic shift manual cloth seats, trailer tow hitch 7 pin connector and a v10 with auto tranny...what is or suppose to be the difference between the two xl vs xlt i thought the xl was a plain jane model roll down windows with manual locks mine never came with these options but sed xl??? if i was to swap or add parts what would i need to make my truck an xlt? so i want to change the badges over...so far i have added superduty rear slider window, lariat captain heated seats, fog lamps king ranch front and rear bumpers with sensors, newer style 04 headlights marker cab lights vent shade tint 20'' aftermarket wheels cb stereo...anything else an xlt has that i missed please let me know thanx.
Your truck is an XL, because that's what it was built as. You can have all the same features as an XLT, but that doesn't make it so IMHO.

Why does it matter what it's labelled as?
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My truck is a 2002 f250 superduty xl accordind to the badges it sez xl but inside it came with power windows/locks, tilt steering, 4x4 electronic shift manual cloth seats, trailer tow hitch 7 pin connector and a v10 with auto tranny...what is or suppose to be the difference between the two xl vs xlt i thought the xl was a plain jane model roll down windows with manual locks mine never came with these options but sed xl??? if i was to swap or add parts what would i need to make my truck an xlt? so i want to change the badges over...so far i have added superduty rear slider window, lariat captain heated seats, fog lamps king ranch front and rear bumpers with sensors, newer style 04 headlights marker cab lights vent shade tint 20'' aftermarket wheels cb stereo...anything else an xlt has that i missed please let me know thanx.
So you added lariat seats, king ranch bumpers and want xlt badges??? I don't get it, but it's not for me to judge... Anyways, hopefully this link will give you some idea of the differences:

2002 F-Series Super Duty Overview

XL and up
Passenger's side roof ride handles standard on all trim levels
Passenger rear seating grab handles standard on Crew Cab
New instrument cluster with transmission temperature gauge standard on models equipped with an automatic transmission
Map pockets with integrated drink holders standard on SuperCab rear doors
Color-keyed cloth, single-blade visor with map strap on the driver's side. Single-blade visor with mirror insert on the passenger's side standard on XL

XLT and up
New seats and increased bolster height and shoulder width
Improved lumbar support system, providing greater range of adjustment

Lariat
Six-way power passenger's seat standard on Crew Cab models
Larger overhead console with garage door opener and sunglasses bin
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Didn't the XL's have the sealed beam headlights and all XLT and up have the halogens?
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Didn't the XL's have the sealed beam headlights and all XLT and up have the halogens?

Not always. There are some XL models that were built with the halogen composite headlights. I called them XL+ trucks but a lot of them had a nicer seat in them when it came with that option. I currently own 2 XL models-one with sealed beams and one with composite halogens.

I wanted to put a flatbed on the 2001 (since it needs a bed) to pull trailers for the farm but have since decided that I would rather pay off some other debts first.
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So you added lariat seats, king ranch bumpers and want xlt badges??? I don't get it, but it's not for me to judge... Anyways, hopefully this link will give you some idea of the differences:

2002 F-Series Super Duty Overview

XL and up
Passenger's side roof ride handles standard on all trim levels
Passenger rear seating grab handles standard on Crew Cab
New instrument cluster with transmission temperature gauge standard on models equipped with an automatic transmission
Map pockets with integrated drink holders standard on SuperCab rear doors
Color-keyed cloth, single-blade visor with map strap on the driver's side. Single-blade visor with mirror insert on the passenger's side standard on XL

XLT and up
New seats and increased bolster height and shoulder width
Improved lumbar support system, providing greater range of adjustment

Lariat
Six-way power passenger's seat standard on Crew Cab models
Larger overhead console with garage door opener and sunglasses bin

I can not find the same info for 2003, can somebody post a link?

Thanks
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I can not find the same info for 2003, can somebody post a link?

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2003 Ford Superduty Overview
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Thanx to all for your replies...u was confused by the fact that i have seen superduty trucks with manual roll down windows i thought these were the xl and anything power was xlt???
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Is there an un-named base model for 1999 F-250? I have no XL (or otherwise) badges on my truck, title, registration, etc. Mine has the electronic transfer, composite lights and rear sliding window, but has no carpet, vinyl seats, manual windows & door locks, no tilt, no cruise, etc.
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No,the base model is an XL.
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Is there an un-named base model for 1999 F-250? I have no XL (or otherwise) badges on my truck, title, registration, etc. Mine has the electronic transfer, composite lights and rear sliding window, but has no carpet, vinyl seats, manual windows & door locks, no tilt, no cruise, etc.
didnt they have a "work truck" model in 99? seems like i remember those.
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No,the base model is an XL.
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didnt they have a "work truck" model in 99? seems like i remember those.
Would it be common for either of these models to have no badging whatsoever?
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The xl trucks came with the basic items like roll up windows, etc, but you could have ordered most options separately, ala carte on a one by one basis if you desired.

The xlt package trucks came standard with better cloth seats in a 40 20 40 style, power windows, locks , autolamp, keyless entry, jeweled headlights, chrome bumpers, carpeted floor, chrome accented grill, an am fm cd cassette radio, nicer map light, door pockets, color keyed door side moldings, key tailgate handle, and chrome clad rims, cloth visors and headliner with a mirror on the right visor, tinted glass, and xlt badges if my memory serves me right. I had bought one new in 02.
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Thanx thats the answer i was looking for...i guess if you add alot of items yourself from newer years you can rebadge your truck to hybrid lol...if the insurance companies dont mind lol...
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