So i know my truck is a little weaker than most - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-14-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evergreen Park il
Posts: 1
So i know my truck is a little weaker than most

OK let me break it down i have a 2005 ford ranger edge edition with a four door cab. It is also 2wd drive. My question would putting a small snow plow on it blow my tranmission i figure if i put snow tire with agressive enough tred and make sure i have enough wait in the bed it should eliminate wheel spinnage. I am aware of the warranty void i am just curious if it would be possible?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-14-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
first flag... light truck 2wd... can it be done yes... would i no..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2008
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
It's bad enough putting a plow on a full size. Pounding after pounding it's beats on the frame rails. That abuse on a little Ranger (even a 4x4 4.0L) will not do it any favors. Just being a 2wd is a negative. If you're looking for a plow truck, get a full size 4wd......and it can even be an old junker.

And Ford warranty's and plows don't mix......ESPECIALLY in a Ranger.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Yeah I wouldn't try it, makes it way to easy to screw up the frame.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2008
mossyoak03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 193
welcome to RF
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-15-2008
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
I don't think that your trucking being 2wd and trying to plow wouldn't work at all. I mean pushing around a bunch of heavy snow would just make your spin the tires. I have 31" BFG A/T's which are great snow tires and with weight in the back i can still get th tires to spin pretty easy. if you had 4x4 then I think you'd be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-15-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Your truck has 1/8" frame metal (well, 3mm actually) and rather smaller front frame horns than pre-1998 trucks. There's a lot of reason not to try to plow with our Rangers and structural integrity issues are the biggest reason.

The auto tranny needs some help if you were going to do that also. Our trannys can use full synthetic fluid, shift improver kits, and perhaps a bigger cooler to help.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-15-2008
My05edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 1,351
i think your just nuts for even thinking about it
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-15-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
We're all nuts around here one way or another. He's nothing special!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-11-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 47
my dad used to plow our driveway with an old toyota tacoma 4 bangger, and i think it was 2wd....it worked fine with alot of weight in the back, but the frame was a little rotted out and with couldn't take it....so if that could do it..im sure your truck could do it, but like evryone above is saying...i wouldn't do it
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
don't hate me i know this is most likely a dumb question! haha darangerdanger General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 08-06-2010 09:01 PM
My truck is taking on water worse than the Titanic!!!!!! S.O.S. Hillyard Interior Semi-Tech 11 05-31-2008 09:00 PM
Most important part of your truck. D. General Ford Ranger Discussion 45 08-28-2006 06:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:01 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.