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converting 87 xlt to stx


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im not sure if this is in the right place but what would i need to do in order to convert my xlt into a stx? its a 87 super cab that now has a 5 speed, manual 1350, and 89 seats
 


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Well since the two are just trim packages with little real significance, paint and decals mostly.
 

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the stx had an 'l/s n the back
 

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Other then some stickers, nothing really.

If you are talking about the factory "lift" that was the High-Rider option.
The STX also had the pushbar/brush guard option.
The bed bar option.
The rear tube bumper option.

Notice a pattern forming here?
 

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so pretty much if i change the rear bumper and get the decals itll be a stx and no i wasnt talking about the highrider how ever much id love to have on i dont think ill find one for the lift and if i do that i might as well just get a skyjacker kit and the truck already has a tube push bar on the front
 

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so pretty much if i change the rear bumper and get the decals itll be a stx and no i wasnt talking about the highrider how ever much id love to have on i dont think ill find one for the lift and if i do that i might as well just get a skyjacker kit and the truck already has a tube push bar on the front
They were still options so it isn't required.

STX's were a fancy boring truck... if that makes any sense at all. Kinda like a sporty XL. Best thing would be to get a '87 brochure and compare the grille and stuff between your XLT and a STX.

BTW those full length sticker jobs are kinda hard to find...
 

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I have an 87 STX! The 87 STX didn't have decals it had chrome STX emblems on the rear quarter panels!
It also had a heaver suspension. Bucket Seats, Black front and rear Bumpers, chrome grill! Mine also has all options that were available in 87, Power windows, locks, and power lumbar, cruise and tilt, large solid rear window. Paint is two tone dark gray over silver! It's a really nice truck!
Have it torn down right now, doin some metal work, gettin it ready for paint. Goin to do a solid dark gray with a strip across the hood and down the fenders to just behind the doors. Its an extended cab with a 2.9 automatic. Let me see if I can get some pix up in the next day or so!
 

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I have an 87 STX! The 87 STX didn't have decals it had chrome STX emblems on the rear quarter panels!
It also had a heaver suspension. Bucket Seats, Black front and rear Bumpers, chrome grill! Mine also has all options that were available in 87, Power windows, locks, and power lumbar, cruise and tilt, large solid rear window. Paint is two tone dark gray over silver! It's a really nice truck!
Have it torn down right now, doin some metal work, gettin it ready for paint. Goin to do a solid dark gray with a strip across the hood and down the fenders to just behind the doors. Its an extended cab with a 2.9 automatic. Let me see if I can get some pix up in the next day or so!
The weird thing is what was chromed and what was "blacked out" on the STX Vs an XLT.

While the STX models had blacked out bumpers they had chromed grilles and windshield mouldings, while the WLX's "reversed this"

On my '87 which had the Chromed STX badges, my Uncle's EARLIER production '87 STX had the stripes instead.... Go figuire...

and NEITHER of our STX supercabs had a limited slip rear axle. from the factory.

the only consistant thing the STX's had that the other trucks didn't was stiffer springs, GAS shocks (factory was Monroe SensATracks) and swaybars at both ends of the truck.

Also the STX's through '89 were only sold with the 2.9 engine (you could buy a 4cyl XLT) and typically the grabbiest axle offered for the engine trans combination (5sp STX = 3.73, A/T STX = 4.10)

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For the record, my 87 STX is very option-less. It has the full length decals to separate the blue from the silver, but it has black bumpers, black windshield trim, 3.73 open diff... It only has power lumbar seats.

I didn't know about the sway bars as being standard on STX. I'm trying to think if mine has a sway bar in the rear... although it does handle really well for being a truck :icon_thumby:
 

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I have an 87 STX! The 87 STX didn't have decals it had chrome STX emblems on the rear quarter panels!
It also had a heaver suspension. Bucket Seats, Black front and rear Bumpers, chrome grill! Mine also has all options that were available in 87, Power windows, locks, and power lumbar, cruise and tilt, large solid rear window. Paint is two tone dark gray over silver! It's a really nice truck!
Have it torn down right now, doin some metal work, gettin it ready for paint. Goin to do a solid dark gray with a strip across the hood and down the fenders to just behind the doors. Its an extended cab with a 2.9 automatic. Let me see if I can get some pix up in the next day or so!
Ok Here are some updated pix of my STX! in the end I decided to go Blue and Black with the stripe to match interior! Well I guess I won't be putting pix up, says I have to re-size my pix and I have no clue on how to do it!
But I do have pix on Ford Ranger Forums, (FRF) if ya wanna see them!
Thanks, George.
 

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