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Southern3.0
08-07-2007, 12:28 AM
Gen 1: 83-88....First Rangers made. These are the ones with the square headlamps recessed into the grill.





Gen 2: 89-92....2nt Rangers. Front end changed. New fenders, hood, grill, headlamps and bumper, different wiring. new dash and other interior upgrades. These are the square looking rangers.



Gen 3: 93-97....First major overhaul since introduction in 83. Theses are the first Rangers with the rounded front end. There was an interior redesign in 95, the front brakes went to a 2 piston setup, and the grill changed, nothing major changed in these years.



Gen 4: 98-00....This was the year the ranger lost its great TTB front end in favor of the torsion setup in the 4wd Models and A arm setup is the 2wd's. These trucks has new front ends, cabs that were 3" longer, completely new front end suspension and new tail lights.



Gen 5: 01-03....New headlamps and header panel, bumper replaces, tail lights changed.



Gen 6: 04+....New bumper, grill and hood. Interior redone with better seats and new gauges. No major mechanical changes.

BeefStew42791
05-13-2009, 09:01 AM
'95 also saw the update from eec-IV to eec-V. Just thought I'd throw that out, even though it should be common knowledge...