Originally Posted by albion walt
have you had any concerns with your tranns when hualing
None, it has behaved fine. I did have it rebuilt before I towed anything. Not for that reason, but it was "slippery" at 99,000 and the aftermarket warranty was about to run out. Apparently it needed to be rebuilt because the warranty company sent someone to look at it and approved it.
I've had no problems towing with it though. I added a cooler before towing and changed the fluid and filter (not flushed) when the owner's manual says at 30,000 miles, put in the correct fluid, and it behaves fine and has not smelled burned or showed any weakness. I towed the max 8000# for a little while, but try to keep it around 6500# to 7000#. It has been 63000 miles since the rebuild and I've towed maybe 10-15,000 miles. maybe more, hard to say exactly, but everything is still good.
I also have the Ford 7 1/2 rear end which is supposed to be "weak" compared to the 8.8 but has been fine also. I also change the fluid on time or early with that too. It also appeared fine.
What and how much weight are you planning to tow? What year is your Ranger?
95 Ranger Styleside SWB 4X4, 3.0, Auto, 4.10, 145,000 Miles
Century Cap, BF Goodrich All Terrain 30x9.50's, Reese Hitch, K&N Air Filter, Taylor Wires, Splitfire Plugs (I have had good luck with them), Bed Mat, Upgraded to factory alloy rims from "argent wheels", Cat, Dynomax Cat Back, Additional Battery Charging System, Transmission Oil Cooler, Grizzly Grill/ Brush Guard, Hella 500 Amber Fogs, Chrome Diff Cover, Nerf Bars, new bumper.
Upgraded to NH registration from Mass (Best upgrade!)
OEM Tube Rear Bumper, Tow Hooks, 31x10.50's, Larger or Additional Fuel Tank, Locker