What Does "Edge" Mean?

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by El Camino Man, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Hello everyone! WhileI was looking at buying a truck before I got my Ranger, I saw some Ranger Edges. What makes an Edge special? They look like a regular XLT or Sport? No fancy wheels or tires or skid plates. Just some decals.
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  3. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    I'm not sure what all it gives you, but I do believe that the 2wd edges got tbar suspensions..
  4. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    the edge is the same thing as a sport
  5. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Edge models have: Cloth & Vinyl seats unique to Edge models, color matched and smoothed front and rear bumpers, color matched and smoothed flares(if styleside), plastic/vinyl flooring instead of carpeting, all Edges(even 2wd) have the same raised 'powerdome' hood as the XLT 4x4's as well as the same grille and same style bumper with fogs. The non-power optioned trucks have basic door panels that are carried over from the XL models. XLT's w/o power options got nicer door panels iwth map pockets. And, as far as I know, the 2wd edges all came with torsion bar suspensions, which made lowering them more difficult.

    Ford has the Edge model as one step down of XLT, one step up from XL. But in all reality, they are basically the same truck...they can be equipped the exact same options as an XLT.
  6. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    think of the edge/sport as a 2wd version of the 4x4 ranger.
  7. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Makes sense. But they did make some 4x4 models lol. So a 4x4 Edge is the exact same thing as a 4x4 XLT essentially
  8. But with painted bumpers
  9. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Mines got painted bumpers lol
  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Then yours is most likely an edge.
  11. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    But it doesnt say Edge lol
  12. Your truck's just a misfit. Haha
  13. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Lol its just a little confused...
  14. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Lol the sports also come with painted bumpers.... But a sport xlt is top of the line now since the edge was discontinued ( years before the ranger was lol )
  15. ZRanger28

    ZRanger28 Got boost?

    like Pete's $exuality :p

    haha just kidding Pete :thumbup:
  16. VH5150


    The Edge model disappeared from the Ranger line when Ford introduced the Edge Crossover, I believe in '06 or '07. After that, the Ranger Edge became the Sport.
  17. Rangeredgewhite

    Rangeredgewhite Ranger>Tacoma

    the edge is the same as the new 4x4 sport (suspension) just without 4x4
  18. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    This may have been answered but I didn't bother to read the other posts....

    Edge package came into light beginning in the 2001 model year and ended in the 2005 model year and was replaced by the Sport in 2006. In terms of Base model to Fully Loaded, this model was mid range placed between the XL and the XLT. Aimed towards young new car buyers. Many TV or Magazine ads featured Motocross Bike sports as part of the Edge advertising campaign.

    Edge package included:
    • Available in both Reg Cab and Extended Cab(2dr or 4dr), both 4x4 and 2wd
    • Edge 2wd had 4x4 suspension under it, similar to the Toyota Tacoma Prerunner trucks. Essentially, lookwise, it was a 4x4 without a front axle or transfer case
    • ALL Edges had the same engine trans offerings as the 4x4 XLT trucks: 3.0L or 4.0L, 5spd manual or 5spd Auto
    • ALL Edges featured the same exterior parts as the XLT 4x4, but with enhancements specific to the Edge model. Things like body colored bumpers and flares. In 04-05 models, Edges got a color-matched grille surround
    • Foglights
    • Vinyl floor
    • An audio enhanced model was introduced called the Tremor in '00. All '01+ Tremor models were built on an Edge platform

    That's the gist of it.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  19. dixie_boysles

    dixie_boysles New Member

    Yours is not an edge, they stopped making edges in 2005, and changed them back to their previous name of "Sport". The Edge/Sport package is basically an appearance package that consisted of no chrome, color matched bumpers, color matched fender flares (no flares on steppies), vinyl floors, t-bar suspension (even for 4x2s). That's basically it. As with all sport models across the auto industry, it was made to look a little sportier than the regular XLTs which usually had no flares and chrome bumpers. They did come in either 4x4 or 4x2.

    The reason your truck has painted bumpers is also in 06+, ford stopped making chrome bumpers for Rangers to cut cost since now the bumpers are made like cars where they have bumper "covers".
  20. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    That explained everything! Thanks guys! Now I know. I had always wondered.
  21. EDGE= Extreme Driver Gets Enough

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