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How can I tow a 4wd ranger with a 4wd ranger?

how can I tow a 4wd ranger with a 4wd ranger? I wasn't thinking when I bid on a parts truck but now it looks like I might have to tow it home. Will towing a ranger be safe with a dolley or trailer if I rent one?
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Yeah your fine. rangers arent that heavy, especially if your gona use a dolly...
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How far are you towing it? If you're putting it with all 4 wheels on a trailer, you're fine no matter what. Just remember if you have a dolly, put the rear wheels on the dolly and disconnect the propeller shaft if you're going over 25 miles, I belive it is.


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I would have to rent either but I'm going about 80 miles. My ranger has a class 3 hitch and overlaod springs installed as well as a trailer brake. Not sure what the PO used to tow. Here's the parts truck:
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your truck will do fine with a dolly .

put the front tires on the dolly and simply remove the rear driveshaft if its a 4x4.

nice parts truck, whats wrong with it?
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Looks rolled from the picture.
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Yeah it was rolled then they overheated the motor. Here's the auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...2192&rd=1&rd=1
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your truck will do fine with a dolly .

put the front tires on the dolly and simply remove the rear driveshaft if its a 4x4.

nice parts truck, whats wrong with it?
^x2
You'll have to remove the rear driveshaft anyway as it has an auto tranny.
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I just put mine on a dolly & in neutral, while my buddy with a '95 hardbody on 35's pulled me w. no problem.

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Just got home a little while ago. Pulled the driveshaft and had no problems. 65mph most of the way home until I started hiting some hills, one hill had me down to second gear but you couldn't get a run for it. The 94 did great! I'll post a couple pics afterwhile.
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question... what are you using this donor truck for? doesnt have the same suspension as yours.. its a 3.0L... its rolled... interior maybe?
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question... what are you using this donor truck for? doesnt have the same suspension as yours.. its a 3.0L... its rolled... interior maybe?

his sig says he has a 1999 Ranger ext cab 2wd 3.0/auto


and since the picture is of a truck with flares, id assume the rolled truck is a 4x4

that and it looks like it has 2000 taillights
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Well at this point Im not really sure whats going to happen with it. The 94 is done and doesn't need anything except the tires are wore down. Probably for sale soon. The 99 I thought the trans was bad until I changed the filter now I think its ok and I'm not sure I want to go thru the work to switch it over to 4wd when it runs good as is. From what I understand I would have to weld the 4wd crossmember in the existing frame or swap frames. The other glitch is the 99 is a 3.0 flex fuel truck and the rolled 98 is a 4.0 so I don't think the motors interchange on the bellhousing pattern. I was told the 4.0 in the 98 is bad but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. I may end up with yet another truck. Sell the 94, drive the 99 2wd until I can put together a project truck. Of course I change my mind so much I may just sell em all...lol
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