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Oh, shut the hell up!!! Every single one of you has exceeded the speed limit in your truck, including myself... If someone wants to drive that way, let them be. They know exactly what can happen when exceeding that speed limit, a 5 year old does. If they wreck it's their fault and they know it.
So it was neccessary for you to find a thread that died a month ago, and proceed to scream profanities about it. No, I've never towed a boat trailer at 90+ mph and suspect most other people haven't either.
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wow talk about beating a dead horse. lets get an Admin to lock this please
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I'm glad this thread got pulled up. Half the people in here crying about driving too fast don't know jack squat. The rear end of the truck is light. Any truck is light in the rear. Whats the point? Doing 90-100 on the highway doesn't mean the rear end is going to swap ends on you without a good reason, like the driver being a total retard. You would need to work pretty hard to eat it on the highway at speed. Other idiots claim the driveshaft becomes a "jump rope" ... I don't understand that bull****? Shouldn't it be balanced? If its balanced properly it doesn't care how fast your spinning it. So, thats a big load of ***. Call me lucky, a good driver, or an idiot but the bottom line is I drive as fast as I MYSELF can handle and have no problems. I understand some people do good to drive 50mph and others can handle a wagon at 300mph ... its all relevant to skill, experience, and conditions. You won't see me doing 100 mph in pouring rain, because I'm skilled enough to understand the effects of conditions and properly compensate.

P.S. I'm going to the river this weekend and I'm driving 100 all the way there...
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You are 17 years old. You have not been driving long enough to know what "skilled" is, let alone actually be skilled at much of anything.

If your so "skilled", you wouldn't be saying what your saying and you wouldn't be towing a tailer at that speed. What you are doing is the opposite, showing how little you know and how arrogant you are about it. But if you feel that way, I'm sure you will sooner or later get what you have coming and you'll realize how stupid you sound saying this. I hope you and your trailer don't wipe out van loaded with kids while you skid across the highway and jackknife upside down into a ditch.
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children i think this topic should come to a close...

and matt come on now your a mod also...remember...now i am not picking fights at all..just come on people...
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I agree with Matt. You don't need to be going 100 mph towing a damn boat, that is stupid as hell, its gonna suck one day when you get pulled over for going that fast and get ripped a new one by a cop or worse wreck and kill someone or yourself. We can all say it hasn't happened to me, so it won't happen, that's a load of BS. It can happen to anyone at anytime, there is no use speeding up the process.
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Other idiots claim the driveshaft becomes a "jump rope" ... I don't understand that bull****? Shouldn't it be balanced? If its balanced properly it doesn't care how fast your spinning it. So, thats a big load of ***.
Driveshaft whip is EXACTLY why the vehicle speed is limited, regardless of who does or does not understand it. A balanced shaft will still whip when its critical RPM is exceeded. The only way to control the whip, beyond balancing, is to make the driveshaft stiffer. This could mean:

Shorten the overal length: (may not be practical given the vehicle dimensions);
Use a 2-piece shaft with a center carrier bearing (cost, weight and durability issues);
Make it larger diameter (cost, weight and clearance issues);
Make the wall thickness thicker (cost and weight issues);
Change the material (cost issue).

So Ford could have overengineered the part, wasting money and materials. Instead, Ford made the reasonable assumption that the very few of its Ranger customers would ever feel the need to exceed 90 MPH in a compact pickup. The speed limiter is there to protect the part by making sure that doesn't happen.
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You are 17 years old. You have not been driving long enough to know what "skilled" is, let alone actually be skilled at much of anything.

If your so "skilled", you wouldn't be saying what your saying and you wouldn't be towing a tailer at that speed. What you are doing is the opposite, showing how little you know and how arrogant you are about it. But if you feel that way, I'm sure you will sooner or later get what you have coming and you'll realize how stupid you sound saying this. I hope you and your trailer don't wipe out van loaded with kids while you skid across the highway and jackknife upside down into a ditch.
I've got more skill in my left nut than you'll ever have buddy. I was driving a Super Late Model at 14, 360 Sprints, Midgets before that and 165 mph open wheel Formula cars before 16. I've spent my whole life in race cars, and you think I can't drive a little POS truck with 150 hp? Thats quite a graphic little visual you came up with. I'll be driving along, and out of nowhere I'm going to plow into a van full of innocent little children in the middle of the desert, skid erratically across the highway, flip over and end up in a ditch... Boy, thats some stinky **** there... Hahaha, Your all a bunch of scared little boys with nightmare issues over crashing your little truck and killing everyone because theres no way anyone could handle such a beastly machine as a Ford Ranger over 70 mph... because its tail happy... hahaha, riiiiiiight... I laugh at your nonsense...
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I've got more skill in my left nut than you'll ever have buddy. I was driving a Super Late Model at 14, 360 Sprints, Midgets before that and 165 mph open wheel Formula cars before 16. I've spent my whole life in race cars, and you think I can't drive a little POS truck with 150 hp? Thats quite a graphic little visual you came up with. I'll be driving along, and out of nowhere I'm going to plow into a van full of innocent little children in the middle of the desert, skid erratically across the highway, flip over and end up in a ditch... Boy, thats some stinky **** there... Hahaha, Your all a bunch of scared little boys with nightmare issues over crashing your little truck and killing everyone because theres no way anyone could handle such a beastly machine as a Ford Ranger over 70 mph... because its tail happy... hahaha, riiiiiiight... I laugh at your nonsense...
All that smack talk, and when it all comes down to it.

Your just a kid arguing on the internet.
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All that smack talk, and when it all comes down to it.

Your just a kid arguing on the internet.

HAHAHA, Careful leo hes gonna fly you to cali so he can kick your ***.
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ive been over 100 in my truck... in fact to 105, but ive only done it once, my dad was in the truck with me, and i havent done it since and i dont fell the need to. basically.. im just glad that i know the power is there, that doesnt mean i have to use it.
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All that smack talk, and when it all comes down to it.

Your just a kid arguing on the internet.
Yep. Its just the internet right?
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HAHAHA, Careful leo hes gonna fly you to cali so he can kick your ***.
I don't think so. We have enough vatos here as it is..
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Yep. Its just the internet right?
Yes mam...


Vatos live in El Paso btw..
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I don't think so. We have enough vatos here as it is..


HAHA GOOD ONE!!! and where did you get those clothes, the toilet store??
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hey hey people.....lets chill.....put it this way if you wanna go 120+ then go buy a bigger truck w/ a V-8.....I got my ranger b/c I needed a good gas efficent truck not some drag truck that does 120+ , although sometimes it is tempting to wind it up....but my 2.3L won't do much if. I do I top:85(just too be safe I dont go much farther)
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my truck went 120 easy. :)
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I never hit the gov in mine yet. I've had it to 100, and reved it past 5000. I don't know.
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HAHA GOOD ONE!!! and where did you get those clothes, the toilet store??
Bed Bath and Beyond...
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Yes mam...


Vatos live in El Paso btw..
I've been to El Paso once... one too many times... that place is the bunghole of the country..
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shouldn't have dissed Texas...

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