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Hey guys whats up as yall can see this is my first post on these forums even though i have been looking on them for a week or so somthing like that. well anyways i have 2001 ranger with the 3.0. i put in a k&n drop in filter in it and drilled holes in the stock airbox to give it a little more airflow. well anyways i have a couple of questions about the truck.
1. i also have a nissan 240sx and it is my drift car. i was wondering if the ranger will be able to pull a 2600lbs. car on a dolly??
2. if i lower it will it affect the towing capiblity??
3. will a efan and underdrivepullly help with towing.

thats about it for now but thanks alot in advance and i really like these forums i am on a ton of forums and this is one of the best ones im on.
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Yes your truck should pull that amount of weight. Just keep it out of overdrive. Welcome to the site!
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welcome
just remember it will take you longer to stop but she will pull it
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Hey guys whats up as yall can see this is my first post on these forums even though i have been looking on them for a week or so somthing like that. well anyways i have 2001 ranger with the 3.0. i put in a k&n drop in filter in it and drilled holes in the stock airbox to give it a little more airflow. well anyways i have a couple of questions about the truck.
1. i also have a nissan 240sx and it is my drift car. i was wondering if the ranger will be able to pull a 2600lbs. car on a dolly??
2. if i lower it will it affect the towing capiblity??
3. will a efan and underdrivepullly help with towing.

thats about it for now but thanks alot in advance and i really like these forums i am on a ton of forums and this is one of the best ones im on.
Yes, yes, and yes. Just get some trailer brakes and you'll be fine.
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ight guys thanks alot. im in the fixin mode right now my dad didnt keep very good care of it and keep the tune up on it. i just changed out the egr and it still has a cylinder one misfire so imma get some new spark plugs and wires. also what kind of a dizzy system does the 3.0 use it looks complety different from any dist. i have worked with it looks electrical and not geared(termanolgy??)lol. well guys thanks alot and imma get some pictures of it and post up my future mods. got some corners, headlight bulbs, and grill on the way.
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it uses a coil pack.. which could also cause a misfire if it went bad, but if it's been neglected for quite some time, those plugs are most likely the reason.. get those pics up! hah
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awww so it just uses one coil pack for all 6 cylinders interesting. my rb20det (skyline) motor in my 240sx uses individual coilpacks ontop of each spark plug cool setup. well anyways yeah imma just do a good tune up like plugs wires, and the coil pack and see if i can get that ugly miss outta there. thanks
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How about some pics of that 240.
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yea, lots of cars now a days are going to indiv coil packs.. the have their strengths and weaknesses... as for misfires..

injector fouled
vacuum leak
spark plug
wires
coil pack

theres more haha

indiv coils are good bc when one goes out u can still drive, and u dont have to replace them all.. bad side is when u have to replace them all its not $50-100 for the pack, its like $50-60 a pop... (i work at az.. ppl hate the indiv thing)
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How about some pics of that 240.
ya what this guy said.....
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thanks alot guys i got new plugs and wires the other day and imma put them on this weekend tried the other day but it was COLD AS *****. haha. well since last time i posted i got new clear corners with led lights, euro designz high/low, billet grill on the way. im about to order a smoked third brake light.

also i gots another question really a poll kinda thing i guess. well i wanna put some new rims on it and i found some i really like i just dont know what size to go for. 20's or 18's. im thinkin 18's will fill the wheel wells pretty good and not rub and i can run a bigger tire so it wont ride like ****. or get 20's?? what yall think i dont want to be ridin high either lol.
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looks like you missed a cone. lol.
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lo naw its wierd to see how the course is set up but im right on target or the next turn. that is from the last drift day we had
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