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Old 01-25-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hey yall,

Im new to this forum and am looking to get a F-150 from 04-08. What is the difference between these different versions? I'm sure this question has been asked before alot.

Thanks for your help
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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XLT is the most common of them all if your just looking for a good truck with minimal bells and whistles go for the XLT. The FX4 is an offroad version with different shocks, skid plates, and different gauge cluster. The lariat is the luxury package which 90% of the time has captains chairs and center console. If you want the best of both worlds and you can find one get the Lariat with the FX4 package. It took me a month of auctions to find mine but i absolutely love it.....Luxury and i can go anywhere off road!
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Here is a short summary

1. FX4 - 4x4 and a sportier style truck
2.XLT- mid grade truck with pretty standard power features
3.Lariat - more luxury style truck

A search of the forum will give you more detailed information on each trim level.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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It was asked before. My fully loaded XLT has smaller rear end, no leather and different cluster then FX4 has (well not sure if leather is standard on FX4). Lariot has the luxary gauge cluster and forget what else but considered top of line street. I consider FX4 top of line off road. You can find better answers if you google search.
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I copied and pasted from a Google hit, so I can't promise it's exactly right:

XLT:
4.6 Motor Standard (5.4 available)
Power Windows
Power Locks
Cruise Control
Cloth Seats Only
FX4:
5.4 Motor Standard
3.73 Gears
Limited Slip
PTM Bumpers
Textured Flares - Unpainted
Black "H" Bar Grille
Skid Plates
Leather Seats Available
Carbon Fiber & Black interior scheme
32" rubber on 18" rims (early FX4's have 32" on 17" rims)...20" rims available
FX4 Luxury Package:
Basic FX4 Package
Center Shift Console
AUTO EATC Unit
Blinkers in Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Black Leather, Power Captain Seats
Adjustable Height Pedals
Lariat:
XLT options
5.4 Motor Standard
Center Shift Console Available
PTM Flares
Heated/Blinker Mirrors
Power-Fold Mirrors
Auto EATC
Traction Control Available
Woodgrain Dash/Door panels
Message Center Instrument Cluster
Leather Seats only
Power Seats
Adjustable Pedals
King Ranch:
Lariat options standard
Saddle Leather Seats

basically KR has all the options installed that are available
Options you can get in all models:
Moonroof
Power Rear Window
Power Seats
Audiophile Radio
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WOW that pretty much sums it up GATORB8
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Yeah as he said the models dont exactly narrow it down completely. Every truck is different. I have an 05 FX4 but I also have power seats, center console, moonroof, power rear sliding window. So you really just have to look at each truck because even though one XLT has this the next XLT wont. I personally think a luxury FX4 is the way to go. You get the best of both worlds. I also think that the gauges in the FX4 are better than the lariat but thats just my personal opinion. Either way your getting a Ford which is a great truck. Welcome to the Forum you will find tons of great stuff on here.
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FX4>all others
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FX4>all others

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