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How much weight in bed?

how much weight can you put in the bed of a 3.0 ranger without overworking it?

i am redoing a garage roof and need to get 18 bundles of shingles...just wondering if that will be too heavy and may break a leaf spring or something when traveling?

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research: owners manual : payload.
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research: owners manual : payload.

truck didnt come with one.
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well how much would the shingles weigh, im no roofer...
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roughly 45-60lbs per pack depending on the style. It'd be about 900lbs in the back for all 18 packs.
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i put 1500 in my old 02 3.0L at one time that is the most i would put in it
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Umm I had a fully built 302 in the back of mine with the rest of the bed full of crap I moved to Florida with and I've also had my 19 drawer Snap-On toolbox fully loaded in there with no problem.
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I put 5 squares in my 87 2.3.
A squares is 230lbs and there 3 bundles to a squares.
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I saw a 3.0 Ranger with the entire bed filled with cinder blocks and the mud flaps were draggin on the ground. But he jsut drove somewhat slow and was fine.
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our trucks are half tons
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on thay are 1/4 tons
at lest mine is
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Do it.
Accelerate slower.
Expect LONGER stopping distances, so don't tailgate. Go slower downhill too.

It's one trip, no biggee.

I get two scoops of mulch every year or so. Leaf springs go flat. No idea how much that weighs, but the bed is heaped to overflowing.

Just take it easy, you'll be fine.
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Late model Rangers have a total payload capacity of 1260~1660 lbs, depending on body configuration, springs, powertrain, etc.

"Payload", as defined by Ford, means everything added to the base truck except for the driver and fuel. Added options, accessories, passengers, etc, all reduce the weight that can be carried in the bed.

You should also load the bed properly since the rear axle has a maximum rating that is independent of the payload rating. Biasing the load toward the front of the box will allow the front suspension to carry some of the load, reducing the rear axle loading. This will also usually improve the handling of a truck that is loaded at or near maximum payload.
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i had over a ton of cast iron heat registers in the back of my truck and drove it over 20 miles to scrap it. and i have a 2.3L

you should be fine, like someone said about stoping..
it will take ALOT longer to stop. just remember that when you are stoping..

EDIT: i have also had like.. 20 bundles of shingles in the bed of my truck ALONG with about 10 sheets of plywood..

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Anything under 1200lb is fine anything over that take extra care in the loading..

I had 2500# of dry cleaning chemical passengers and tools.. transfer pump etc..
That was as much as I ever want in there but of course I have the winch on the front too. It was all right for 50 miles but I dont plan on doing it again.
(16.7# per gallon 120 gallons)
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i need help im buy a ford ranger edge 2002 what type of engine is there there is the 4cly 3.0L 4.0L what is the best engine.... can u get 4cly ford ranger edge ??? can some pls help me
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i need help im buy a ford ranger edge 2002 what type of engine is there there is the 4cly 3.0L 4.0L what is the best engine.... can u get 4cly ford ranger edge ??? can some pls help me

There is only one 4cly engine. I think it's the 2.3l. FYI you need to start a new thread when you have this kind of question instead of hijacking this one. I'm just letting you know, some people will jump all over you for it.
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i need help im buy a ford ranger edge 2002 what type of engine is there there is the 4cly 3.0L 4.0L what is the best engine.... can u get 4cly ford ranger edge ??? can some pls help me
Some 2002 Ranger models were built with 2.3L 4 cylinder engines BUT the Ranger Edge was not. All Edges came with either a 3.0L or 4.0L V6. As you might expect, the 4.0L offers much better performance but the 3.0L delivers about 10~20% better fuel economy.
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nice thanks for the info rwenzing
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You should have no problem with those shingles in the back of your truck, but what i want to know do you plan on carrying those shingles on the roof yourself, if you are have fun with that because its a pain and f'in a$$.
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My truck is rated at 1570, only a little less thana Dodge 15000 2wd with a 6ft bed. Makes you feel kind happy inside.
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with your truck.....1/2 ton
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if you still have some suspention left with it all in than your good. its when you have no suspention left and drive a long way with bumps not good
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