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A little curious as to how it would do in the snow, I tried it out on a snow covered smoothly paved hill with about 8 inches of untracked snow. I locked in 4 high and started up the hill to make it about 25 feet before I got excessive wheel hop in the front end that cause me to have to shut it down before anything was damaged! The same result again and again, even going as slow as I could in 4 low. Could not go up the hill, UNTIL, I put it in 2wd and hammered the gas shifted into 2nd gear, and flew right up over....Backed down and tried the same in 4 high.....Wheel hop and shut down early again. I guess I liked my past Rangers because most of them were 2 wheel drives......I don't mind if it spins to a stop in 4wd, but to have so much wheel hop that you have to shut down? Why have 4wd at all?

sounds like an operator who has no f'n idea what they are doing..........
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not i havent had a problem like that thusfar.
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mine with 33's went through 34'' if snow no biggy, my tires are far from agressive, stock suspension, no body lift etc...
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sounds like an operator who has no f'n idea what they are doing..........
You guys are jumping all over someone about operator error without looking at whats happening.
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It really doesn't sound like operator error to me. sounds more mechanical. Do you have any warrenty left on it?

I do, and soon they will be getting my truck with a laundry list of problems to fix...4wd wheel hop, clutch howling when pulling out under load at times, brakes mis proportioned on start up at times, E brake locking up no matter what temperature....
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You guys are jumping all over someone about operator error without looking at whats happening.
Yeah ease up a little, How would that be operator error? I have owned several 4X4 vehicles and went thru some really crazy sh*t and never had that happen, and since NO ONE thus far has had this happen, I can only assume that something is wrong with his truck, and not him.......
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sounds like an operator who has no f'n idea what they are doing..........
Not to be funny, but what exacty is your secret technique O Wise One?
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Not to be funny, but what exacty is your secret technique O Wise One?

2wd because that is all he has.

sorry about the first post i made looks like it started a wave of people saying the same thing.

check your swaybar links??
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sounds like operator error.


never had a problem getting around in snow in my truck.....shoot we got 2' a couple years ago and i got around fine...
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never had a problem getting around in snow in my truck.....shoot we got 2' a couple years ago and i got around fine...
Same here, just last year. Tonkaranger04 has me on video. overal i did good with the new lift and 32's at the time.
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Like I said I have no problem with not making the hill, just as long as it spins to a stop.....No having to shut down early due to wheel hop. Now, when I go as slow as I can in 1st gear in 4 low, I can sometimes get it to barely hop and then spin to a stop. Once it does that, I can spin smoothly......Oh and it also does it when climbing the same hill in reverse in 4 low.....hopping like crazy! Just had to try all variations.
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My clutch has howled for 122,000 miles, ford dealer replaced it once, my dads truck does it...I think its a ford thing
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2wd because that is all he has.

sorry about the first post i made looks like it started a wave of people saying the same thing.

check your swaybar links??
No problem......I am far from wet behind the ears when it comes to wheelin, as I have an urge to go play when oppritunity presents itself, and have had that for years! I've called friends to pull my stuck 2wd out and they show up with 4wd and don't want to go in the same place to get my 2wd out! I was hoping this was a common issue to deal with, and only required an easy mod to fix.
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things i would try

shocks
crank torsion bars. this will bring more tension on the arms hopefully less hop
sway bar links

also how many rpms were you turning? sounds like you had it hammered.
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things i would try

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crank torsion bars. this will bring more tension on the arms hopefully less hop
sway bar links

also how many rpms were you turning? sounds like you had it hammered.
Another good idea, sway bar links are a good thing to look into as well...
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my truck does this going up a sandy hill
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S. Western PA? Hmm, You around the washington area? That's where i live. We got hit with snow pretty good. I had both my trucks out in the snow (F-250) and a Ranger on 34s. Never had a problem with my 4wd doing that at all. I've also wheeled the crap out of my ranger, driving it up hill climbs and through mud holes up over my bumper. No problems with 4wd ever on my part. If ya live around here i might be able to help you with your problems.
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I suggested operator error only if there were no mechanical problems. Go back to my original post and you'll see I didn't mean it as an insult.

When you speculate on what it COULD be, that has to be mentioned. I don't know as it has to be HAMMERED on, lol -- but it always stands as a possibility in a case like this.
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have you ever though about traction bars? if you had wheel hop, then this would help that problem..........

and most of the time you get wheel hop, you are well on your way to being stuck.....also, might try putting it in 4wd before you try to go into deep stuff....if not when you stop to put it in, you will just sink and be screwed....it is all about momentium...
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I can "amen" that about momentum -- especially in my 4x2.
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100% stock except BFG tires..........
You mean BFG AT's? Whoa, I have those on my truck and they have never let me down. And they've played in sand, mud and snow.
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They're not good in "real" mud, lol. Come out to Wharton with us, lol. We'll show you what we mean.

They are an excellent tire overall though.
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You mean BFG AT's? Whoa, I have those on my truck and they have never let me down. And they've played in sand, mud and snow.
In his sig. it says BFG long trials. IMO they are the worst tires ever made, if nothing else, they are the worst tires I have ever owned......
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the BFG Longtrails SUCK <---with capital letters!

the best 2 BFG tires are the A/T and the M/T......the A/T is actually better in the snow than the M/T because of the sipping on the A/T......when we had the 2' of snow, i had 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's and went were snow plows hadn't yet and would never go....through a corn field!
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the BFG Longtrails SUCK <---with capital letters!

the best 2 BFG tires are the A/T and the M/T......the A/T is actually better in the snow than the M/T because of the sipping on the A/T......when we had the 2' of snow, i had 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's and went were snow plows hadn't yet and would never go....through a corn field!

their M/Ts are pretty good but i hate just about any A/T tire, especially BFG A/Ts

its not very hard to go somewhere a snow plow truck wouldn't go.
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