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Old 04-20-2011
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2007 Ranger With 33x12.5, want a 3" body lift and still want to tow. Input?

I guy I'm new here and I have a question about my 2007 fx4 ranger.
I think to put a 3inch lift kit with 33x12.5 tire but I have a 21'' trailers and it's weight is approximatly 3800lbs.

Do you think it's okay to towing it ???
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if you have a trailer hitch and 4.0 you'll be fine rangers are rated around 5000pds for towing
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it will pull it but your drivetrain will hate you for it. with stock gearing and 33;s it will struggle a bit more. if you plan on pulling it often i would consider re gearing.
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the fx4 has 4.10 gears right? thats what i have and i have towed a small 18?? foot trialer with my 95 sunbird demo figure 8 car several times with no problems. it does struggle a lot more than stock tho
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If you tow often I would defiantly consider re-gearing to 4.56s when you go to 33s
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I'm body lifted with 33s with 4.10 gears and a 4.0 with 190k and I haul a 5x8 landscaping trailer fully loaded 5 days a week with a 48" Gravely and a 32" World Lawn and all the other necessities for mowing. It pulls it fine but you can tell at times the drivetrian hates me especially when I have a bed full of grass. Buuutttt Its all I have right now.
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I have to agree with the regear.

It will be so much better in the long run.

I can't wait to get new gears under mine.
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I towed this ranger

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With this 4cyl 5sp lifted on 33x12.5's, 4.10 gears and l/s.
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I towed it 35 miles all highway and it was a dog to get started but once I was going I was fine. Stopping took a little longer as well. lol
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I do it just turn O/D off
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