07-02-2010, 12:38 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kearneysville, WV
Re: Ranger model identification
As Z71 said check the frame right behind the driver's front wheel. Mine appears to be laser engraved with dots and can be difficult to notice without it being clean. Mine as well has a tag under the hood on the hood liner. The year is the tenth character in the series. Here is the entire break down:
- 1st digit : represents the country in which it was made. 1 or 4 is for the U.S., 2 is for Canada, J is for Japan, K is for Korea etc.
- 2nd digit : represents the manufacturer. H is for Honda, K is for Kawasaki etc.
- 3rd digit : this position represents the vehicle type or manufacturing division which can vary by make of vehicle.
- 4th to 8th digits : these positions represent vehicle attributes such as body style and engine type (not to be confused with an engine code, every vehicle has one of those mounted on the engine).
Honda ATV owners visit the Honda ATV Model Codes list for model information.
- 9th digit : this is called a “check digit” and it exists for security reasons. This letter or number is derived mathematically depending on the previous 8 digits. It’s used to confirm that a VIN isn’t being fabricated.
- 10th digit : The vehicle year.
- 11th digit : Assembly plant
- 12th to 17th digits : These numbers increase by one for each unit that rolls off the assembly line, the last four are always digits.
Front/rear steel a-arm guards
Optima Yellow Top relocated under driver seat
Homecut Polycarbonate windshield
4 -7” lightforce lights 100w
2 PIAA back up lights
2500lb warn winch (dual mount with quick connectors)
indash 2 way momentary switch/external quick connect remote
Viair dual compressors with 2.5g tank.