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Gear ratio??

Does anyone know the gear ratio for my stock 1998 ranger 4.0? I looked at the rear Axel and it had 338M. does anyone know what that means.
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Look at your door sticker. Tell is what it says under 'axle'.
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It says 95. hope that is what your talking about.
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Cool!! thank a bunch man!! im asked because im looking at travel trailers and i wanted to know my towing capacity, thanks a lot!
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Double fail for 3.55's and open diff. lol
FYI, the weight won't be the biggest problem, the wind resistance will!
When I pulled an enclosed trailer with my sport trac from Oregon to Kentucky, strong headwinds slowed me down and semi's were passing me. When there wasn't wind, I was passing semis up the mountains, no problem. I also had 4.88 gears and 33" tires.
My trailer was only 6' wide. The ranger is just not well suited to towing a travel trailer, unless it is a pop-up.
Look in your manual, it lists a maximum frontal area as well as weight. For good reason I found.
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thanks, well i was looking at this travel trailer that was like a big pop-up, i look at the weight on it and its a little heaver then a popup and it folds down to a pop-up height for towing.its all hard around, the top half of it cranks down over the bottom half of it. it wouldn't be higher then my cab. i forgot the name but, i think i would be fine with something like that. that was one of the main problems i wanted to avoid. thanks for the advice though!
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