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Maybe a dumb question, but how do you determine if your Ranger has stabilitrak or not? I am wanting to get a spindle lift and am just curious on if there was year it was introduced or not. I have an 03 Ranger 3.0 XLT
 


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They didn't put stabilatrak into rangers until 2010, and you can tell if it has it because there is a button to turn it off an on below the radio.
 

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They didn't put stabilatrak into rangers until 2010, and you can tell if it has it because there is a button to turn it off an on below the radio.
Ok, thats what I was guessing, I just didnt want to make a wrong judgement and there wasnt anything talking about it online. Everything I saw was talking about I saw 2010 problems with stabilitrak so I put that together and just wanted to verify. Thanks!

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I thought it related to the traction control system, but it is just an upgraded system.
 

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It is a form of traction control system. Very basic and uses the ABS system. The tone rings are different between the regular 4 wheel ABS system and the later stabilatrak system which is why it matters when you're buying lift spindles. Its useless crap, be thankful you don't have it.
 

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It is a form of traction control system. Very basic and uses the ABS system. The tone rings are different between the regular 4 wheel ABS system and the later stabilatrak system which is why it matters when you're buying lift spindles. Its useless crap, be thankful you don't have it.
Oh yeah for sure! haha
Yeah I didnt put that across clearly. I was just assuming it was an upgraded traction control, but from the sounds of it its just a bigger hassle.
Thank you for the help!
 

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Stabilitrak is a GM thing ;)
 

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Stabilitrak is a GM thing ;)
No wonder I've never heard of it. My Ranger does have that stoopit traction control b.s. though.
 

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Ok its "Electronic Stability Control"... it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you set it on fire and throw it in a river.
 

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Ok its "Electronic Stability Control"... it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you set it on fire and throw it in a river.
 

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So was the unholy act of its very creation!
 

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I think Ford's proprietary name is "Advancetrac", actually. I read a few threads from people who said it freaked out when they tried to lift their trucks, but I was able to put 31s and at 2" lift on my 2010 without causing issues. 🤷🏻‍♂️ YMMV.
 


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