Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

1st Gen vs 2nd Gen 07 ST

Discussion in '2007 - 2010 Explorer Sport Trac' started by lynnc7738, July 9, 2011.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. lynnc7738

      lynnc7738 New Member

      Joined:
      September 15, 2009
      Messages:
      11
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Oak Ridge, TN
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2007 Sport Trac V8
      How do you tell an early model vs a later model or 1st gen vs 2nd gen/ is it by the serial number? I have an o7 V8.
      Thanks
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. FLOffroad

      FLOffroad Active Member

      Joined:
      July 8, 2009
      Messages:
      866
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Wasatch, Utah
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Forester; 08 ST sold :(
      They look pretty different for starters. Second, the 1st Gens have a solid rear axle with leaf spring suspension, while 2nd Gens have IFS/IRS with coilovers all around.

      Here's an example of a 1st Gen from the front:
      [​IMG]

      You have a 2nd Gen. First Gens are 01-05, while 2nd Gens are 07-10.
       
    4. GreenMando

      GreenMando Active Member

      Joined:
      December 28, 2007
      Messages:
      483
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Columbia, CA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '08 Sport Trac XLT 4x4 V8
      1st Gen were based on a Ranger frame
      2nd Gen got their own frame.
       
    5. JohnnyO

      JohnnyO Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      January 4, 2005
      Messages:
      1,833
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Pittsburgh, PA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '08 Sport Trac
      Gen 1 Sport Trac: '01-'05
      Gen 2 Sport Trac: '07-'10
      There was no 2006 Sport Trac.

      Gen 2 (visiting my parents in FL)

      [​IMG]
       
    6. King of So Cal

      King of So Cal Active Member

      Joined:
      December 17, 2009
      Messages:
      465
      Likes Received:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      18
      City, State:
      So Cal
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      .
      I really hope threads like this are a joke.
       
    7. GreenMando

      GreenMando Active Member

      Joined:
      December 28, 2007
      Messages:
      483
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Columbia, CA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '08 Sport Trac XLT 4x4 V8
      They are trucks! I use a forklift to load my tool box in mine.
       
    8. FLOffroad

      FLOffroad Active Member

      Joined:
      July 8, 2009
      Messages:
      866
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Wasatch, Utah
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Forester; 08 ST sold :(
      I agree. I was just being polite, but this thread should have stopped after GreenMando's first post or even after mine.
       
    9. ncranchero

      ncranchero Co-moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      August 14, 2004
      Messages:
      3,737
      Likes Received:
      4
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Denver,NC
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '94 F150 4x4 SWB 4.9L
      Gee guys, everybody has to start learning about new interests somewhere. What's it like to be born knowing everything?:rolleyes:

      Since the OP has a 2007 maybe they mean a Job1 or Job 2. One of you tell me what production date that change-over took place? I'm a Gen 1 owner, so help ME out, huh?
       
    10. toad

      toad Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      March 7, 2001
      Messages:
      676
      Likes Received:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      18
      City, State:
      Blue Point, Ontario, CANADA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2007 Sport Trac
      I believe thats what hes looking for, no need for the others to jump all over him. Not everyone knows the lingo:rolleyes:


      To the OP, I dont know if any of this is for sure, but alot of early 07,s didnt have the roll down rear window and there is also something about them not having door pulls in the arm rest??, again Im not sure about this, theres proably a cut off date between job 1 and job2 as well.
       
    11. ncranchero

      ncranchero Co-moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      August 14, 2004
      Messages:
      3,737
      Likes Received:
      4
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Denver,NC
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '94 F150 4x4 SWB 4.9L
      Actually the title of the post says "1st Gen vs 2nd Gen 07 ST" I agree with toad.....

      Okay, my Ford GURU says: "It looks like 2007 Job 1 was from 1/30/06 to 8/7/06" . Ford wiring diagrams list an early and late production for 2007 also, but no actual date is associated with that term that I can find .......yet. FWIW.
       
    12. GSU4x4

      GSU4x4 Active Member

      Joined:
      May 2, 2010
      Messages:
      326
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Canton, GA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '07 Sport Trac XLT
      Well then from what I understand I have the "first gen" 07 model...because mine doesn't have the roll down back window, and has the weird pull handles on the door below the door handles
       
    13. ncranchero

      ncranchero Co-moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      August 14, 2004
      Messages:
      3,737
      Likes Received:
      4
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Denver,NC
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '94 F150 4x4 SWB 4.9L
      :ttiwwp::ttiwwp:


      What's your production date?
       
    14. GreenMando

      GreenMando Active Member

      Joined:
      December 28, 2007
      Messages:
      483
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Columbia, CA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '08 Sport Trac XLT 4x4 V8
      I understand all '07's had the odd pull under the arm rest. My '08 has the odd pulls under the armrest only on the back doors. I have seen a few '08's without the roll down rear window.
       
    15. JohnnyO

      JohnnyO Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      January 4, 2005
      Messages:
      1,833
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Pittsburgh, PA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '08 Sport Trac
      My '08 has a build date of Aug. '07. It has the extra door pulls on the rear doors (only). Puzzling because they're not good for much of anything. Although it is an early production '08 it has a retractable rear window.
      At the MySportTrac.com meet in Louisville last year I was parked next to a guy who had an early '07 with the fixed rear glass. The rear glass was a one-piece unit all the way across, so it's not like the early ones had the same window with a fixed middle section.
       
    16. ncranchero

      ncranchero Co-moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      August 14, 2004
      Messages:
      3,737
      Likes Received:
      4
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Denver,NC
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '94 F150 4x4 SWB 4.9L
      Other than the novelty of having an opening rear glass I personally find it of no use. :thumbdwn: In all of my previous pick-ups, if they were bought with a slider, I have swapped them out for solid glasses. If there was a screen for them then they would be okay but at any speed at all if you open it then all the leaves/dirt/crap that may be in the bed comes flying into the interior.:mad: If you have a tonneau cover then that helps. just my personal opinion/preference.;)
       
    17. GSU4x4

      GSU4x4 Active Member

      Joined:
      May 2, 2010
      Messages:
      326
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Canton, GA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '07 Sport Trac XLT
      My old Ranger had a sliding rear window and that would always happen! :splat:
       
    18. blksn8k

      blksn8k Member

      Joined:
      December 15, 2001
      Messages:
      74
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      8
      City, State:
      Clinton, OH
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      07 Sport Trac Limited 4x4
      My Job 2 '07 had a build date of 12/18/06. IIRC I placed my order near the end of October 2006. The power rear window, which I ordered, was an option on Job 2 but was not available on Job 1. That is exactly why I waited until well after the Job 2's were out to place my order. The Job 2 also has the door pull handle on the front and rear doors along with a cut-out in the front armrests only, which was another reason why I waited. Would have been nice if they had reprogrammed the transmission shift patterns before then but that was fixed later under a TSB.
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!