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dude i dont think you will have a tranny by the time your done or a clutch just my .2
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downey.. give it up..
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I thought you towed way over?



Oh wait... you do.
if you read more of that thread it says im only over 500-700 lbs. i guess way over wasnt the right thing to say. but point taken im not 2.5k over the limit and towing it for 5 hours
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I wouldnt do it.
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Old 08-29-2009
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i towed a 2000 lb boat and trailer combo off the bumper.. but only for a short distance.
it did ok , no way i would take it on the highway.

towing a 3000lb plus jeep 5hrs with a 4cyl 5spd?? = no chance.

may the force be with you..
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bad idea for a thread apparently.

anyhow, tested out the setup today, went over a farily steep hill and it did ok .... fluids are all topped.
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Best of luck to ya. Be as safe as ya can
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do you know what the towing capacity is of your truck is??? it around 1500 lbs that jeep weights way over that. there is no way your truck will pull it you will burn up your clutch or tranny and never be able to stop.


THIS IS NOT A SAFE TOW
The truck will pull it just fine. My 86 pulled a F150 and did fine. Just don't hot rod it.
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bad idea for a thread apparently.

anyhow, tested out the setup today, went over a farily steep hill and it did ok .... fluids are all topped.
i hope you have a clutch or tranny when your done
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i hope you have a clutch or tranny when your done
COME ON GUYS! So..is everyone saying that it is imposable to tow this Jeep with this Ranger?! Why?! Why is it imposable to do it? Most of the people that reply to this say that he will need a new tranny or clutch. Its a Jeep we're talking about..not a semi! Its been done before! (thats all..I'm done. :D)
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did you read his first post about the hills and towing it for 5 hours
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as long as im not stopping and having to start again, and stay where the engine develops peak torque i dont think the hills are gonna be much of a problem.
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did you read his first post about the hills and towing it for 5 hours
Yeah, I read it...
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You make all 4 cyl owners proud!
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YES!! I knew that Ranger would do it! Awesome job man!
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i was just getting ready to say it can be done i towed my 72 cj home with my ranger from nebraska to colorado good 5 hour drive and she did just fine i also was driving like a grandpa but it did great.
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Yay, the 2.5 wins again
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D O N' T
D O
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Just kidding - glad you made the trip okay!

Makes me want to try hooking a tow bar up to my aunt's '80 Pontiac Parisienne...only a 2 hour trip through the hills.
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haha sweetness, i towed my 86 toyota 4wd on a big flatbed wit my 2.5L...wasnt that bad...sure surprised the hell out of me
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