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best vehicle for towing?

Okay as a posted a few weeks ago. I'm going to buying a new truck next year sometime. Now i'm planning on buying an old B2 to build into a trail rig and it will not be street legal and will be towed everywhere. here's my question. What would be a better tow rig.

2006/7 Ford ranger 4.0

2006/7 regcab f150 5.4

Now I know the f150 has more then enough power to do it. However would the ranger be able to handle it? I'd really love to stick with a ranger, but at the same time a f150 would be nice. So what do you think the pros and cons would be of both vehicles.

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the F150 would win in any scenario, its more powerful, its heavier, it has better brakes, etc. It would be hard to argue a Ranger over an F150 for towing.
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i agree the ranger can pull a trailor with a b2 on it but it does not like to stopwith it
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Either way you deffiently want an automatic tranny. Personally i would go for the F150.
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f150 will definatly pull better. much better.
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why mess around - get a super duty
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why mess around - get a super duty
That is what i did
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why mess around - get a super duty
Thats really the best choice. you might need an F150 now but you never know down the road you might need some more towing ability.
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I towed my B2 from up near Centralia, to my house in Harrisburg. I also towed it back and forth to my job out near Reading...I had no problems.
I agree with Earl, if the trailer you use has brakes, you will be fine in all cases. :)

An F series, would perform better as a tow rig in all occasions, but you won't be towing all the time. Can you justify a bigger truck, just for that? Ultimately, buy what you are comfortable towing with...
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what about an f-350

lol

f-150 sounds like the better choice
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I think the smart choice would be any f-150 with the 4.9 inline 6. That's a bulletproof engine that will never die and is amazing. Sure it'll prolly be an older truck. Do you need a brand new truck as a tow truck though?

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would the tow truck also be a DD??
in that case, I would personally prefer the inline 6 or a 4.0 ranger
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I get a F-150.
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As long as its thr 5.4 fiddy it's hands down the winner
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f150.
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F-150 make sure it has the 5.4L
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4.9 liter easily ovr 5.4 Or do they not carry the 4..9 anymore?

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hah no more 4.9s

you have the V6, 4.6, and 5.4

and the 4.6 is a huge piece of **** [ridiculously underpowered]and i mean thats coming from someone
who drives a 3.0....
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4.9 liter easily ovr 5.4 Or do they not carry the 4..9 anymore?

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96 was the last year of the 4.9. In 97 they came out with the 4.2. My new truck will be the DD and a regcab wouldn't be bad. It'll be about the same size as my truck just a bit wider.
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Get an F-750. It'd knock your socks off.
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Get a fullsize plow truck then you can make money too plowing.

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i see there's nothing wrong with using the ranger
i used my 87 2.3 to pull my charger (3.850 lbs.) a couple of times
i just reccomend using a bigger moter than what i used
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actually, go ahead and use the F-150.
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the F150 4.6 is a slug from the factory, but a tune alone gives it 46 more tq at peak. that doesnt even count across the band. I towed a ford aspire on a car dolly with my 2003 ranger 4.0 4x4 4.10s, and it SUCKED, of course the trailer had no brakes. but it still sucked. Then recently i rented a full floor car hauler and moved the 87 ranger, and a 72 gran torino, and a 65 galaxie, all with no problems at all.

an F150 is just plain more powerful, has better brakes, etc. plus F150s are cool
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plus F150s are cool
Unless they look like Lincoln's!



jk, your truck is beautiful.
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Get a fullsize plow truck then you can make money too plowing.

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The day I start making money off of plowing in alabama is the day the world ended lol.
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