Originally Posted by Steve_O113
Thereís been a lot of questions about towing on here lately so I figure id ask a towing question. Can you increase the towing capacity of a ranger and still keep the v6. Im just wondering if theres some upgrades you can do that will give you a better tow capacity so I donít have to resort to the mpgs you get from a v8. im thinking like gears and a different trany and if thatís what id need what size gears and what trany?
There is alot that goes into the Tow Rating of a Truck. Yes, the drivetrain is one of them, but Mainly the Frame design, weight of the truck itself and design of the truck's suspension are the major factors in the determining the tow rating. Unfortunately there is no way to make a ranger tow more than a grand over what it is meant to tow "safely". I am sure I will be bashed for this, but then again, I do hold a CDL (Commerical Drivers License) Class A for Semi Trucks, so I do know a thing or two about this. Do your research before you attempt anything of the sort, especially if you are exceeding your towing and weight capacity limits of your truck!