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So your saying you had 2400lbs in your truck...? You do know that 2000lbs = 1 ton, so you had more weight in your Ford Ranger then what a 1 ton 350 is rated for... That doesn't seem right at all.
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Your not helping Matt.

I geuss my only option is new, larger springs... and next set of tires being 8ply instead of 6. And maybe a new set of rear shocks.

empty with me in it I sit at 4300lbs. I have had a total truck weight of 6700lbs with a load of pool sand. this passed week end I would geusstimate myself at about 6500 or so lbs....

Geuss I just need bigger springs. My mechanic and I am sure can make it work, as unlike some of you guys, I dont have $20K tp drop on a larger truck... Also, a trailer = more insurance + more problems

Also, it should be noted, that as long as what your pulling is on wheels, it doesnt really matter how heavy it is... its just a matter of stopping that rolling weight, And at 6500lb truck weight i dont have an issue stopping.
that is some of the dumbest logic ive heard in a while. 4000 pounds is an absurd amount of weight to put in the bed of a ranger. even if your springs and tires could hold it, your axle, frame and bed wont. there is a damn good reason ford didnt rate the payload of the ranger, or even the 3/4 tons at 4000 pounds in the bed. do it right with a trailer or dont do it at all. if you want to haul that much in the bed get a dump truck! dont be stupid
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You are honestly an idiot if you would go through with this. Especially when you can rent a truck for damn cheap so easily.


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I'd bet a 350 wouldn't even do it.
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When properly equipped the F-350 can tow 15,000 lbs. or carry a payload of 5,720 lbs.
Lol I looked it up before I said anything
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Just rent a trailer from U-Haul its only $40 with insurance
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It did the job for me at a fraction of the cost
BTW the load capacity for that trailer is bout 4300 pounds I believe
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man i loaded up half a ton of drywall in my truck and it was **** with that....you guys are nuts for putting so much weight back there
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Make more than none trip,no mods only gas and time.
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hey guys.. just remeber.. "ya cant fix stupid!" or "no brains, no headache".. this guy has his mind set on this and hes not listening to our advice!
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Lol I looked it up before I said anything
Lol my bad, I thought it could only have 2000lbs since it's considered a 1 tone

Oh wait, I read that wrong. It says when properly equipped so maybe a stock 350 wouldn't even do it.

But I think since this guy is so focused on doing it, he should put new leafs in, put airbags in, some better tires and spend all this money then put 4000lbs in his bed and do some serious damage.

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I'm hoping something breaks so you don't end up doing this. More than that, I'm hoping this is a joke, 4000lb payload in a 4600lb truck, not on a trailer . . . LMFAO, straight up dumbass. Think of someone else's safety by chance?
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id be worried about making that truck weight over 6000# and braking safely. I mean ranger brakes arnt the best brakes on a stock ranger weighting 4000# much less almost an other ranger on top of that. Plus i bet the trans is going to be boiling having to pull that much weight.
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id be worried about making that truck weight over 6000# and braking safely. I mean ranger brakes arnt the best brakes on a stock ranger weighting 4000# much less almost an other ranger on top of that. Plus i bet the trans is going to be boiling having to pull that much weight.
the truck can pull and stop that much wieght no problem, but the suspension cant carry that much weight over the axle. i routinely pull a loaded enclosed trailer, usually loaded to around 3000 pounds, but pulling a properly loaded trailer is totally different than overloading your bed and suspension.
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Oh sorry my bad. I still wouldn't trust it. Ive pulled a 20' boat before and it did it fine but i would imagine doing it with it strapped to the bed. I have a 3.0 so cant expect much out of it
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So you're worried about more insurance with a trailer, what the hell do you think your insurance company is going to do when you wreck with your truck overloaded? Think they will cover your stupidity?

We should start a RF Darwin award for things like this....

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Your not helping Matt.

I geuss my only option is new, larger springs... and next set of tires being 8ply instead of 6. And maybe a new set of rear shocks.

empty with me in it I sit at 4300lbs. I have had a total truck weight of 6700lbs with a load of pool sand. this passed week end I would geusstimate myself at about 6500 or so lbs....

Geuss I just need bigger springs. My mechanic and I am sure can make it work, as unlike some of you guys, I dont have $20K tp drop on a larger truck... Also, a trailer = more insurance + more problems

Also, it should be noted, that as long as what your pulling is on wheels, it doesnt really matter how heavy it is... its just a matter of stopping that rolling weight, And at 6500lb truck weight i dont have an issue stopping.
You should fire whatever pathetic excuse for a mechanic is telling you this crazy stuff. It should be noted that neither he nor you have a clue what you're talking about.

I'm not helping or you don't like the truth? Your insane if you actually think like this. You need to stop. What you are suggesting is reckless and I hope your truck crushes in on itself before you leave your driveway, that way nobody else has to die from your lunacy. And, it should be noted that despite what you usually think, I'm not just saying this because it is you. Perhaps you failed to notice that everyone in this entire thread is telling you that you're wrong. The police would call that... a clue.

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You should fire whatever pathetic excuse for a mechanic is telling you this crazy stuff. It should be noted that neither he nor you have a clue what you're talking about.

I'm not helping or you don't like the truth? Your insane if you actually think like this. You need to stop. What you are suggesting is reckless and I hope your truck crushes in on itself before you leave your driveway, that way nobody else has to die from your lunacy.
If I had a dollar for every time FMD said something stupid or illogical...

well i'd prolly have as many $ as his post count, whatever that is.
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I can't believe what I just read. WOW just WOW
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Your just jealous Matt :D

Just think Matt, with this mod, I can finally take your GF out for Buffalo wings and a beer!

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Your just jealous Matt :D
If that made any sense or was remotely comical, I would give a sarcastic and comical response.

But it doesn't and its not. And you turning your truck into a death machine doesn't warrant such. You have the entire population of R-F telling you what a terrible and awful idea this is AND telling you how you SHOULD do it instead. Rather than acknowledging that, you (as usual) ignore that, whine about what I said, and go on like nothing happened.

You are a dangerous person and the only hope is that is fails miserably without some innocent person being hurt by it. If you get hurt in the process, frankly, you will have gotten what you knowingly had coming to you at this point.
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As everyone else has said in this thread... it's not safe and not smart to put that kind of load in the bed of a ranger.
And if you think about it... the cost of modifying your truck to do this irresponsibly, will almost pay for a trailer that can already do this safely. Put the cash towards a trailer with brakes and you will save yourself a whole lot of trouble.
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Your just jealous Matt :D

Just think Matt, with this mod, I can finally take your GF out for Buffalo wings and a beer!
was just thinking, I have added leaf springs, added shocks, and ten ply tires. Here's my truck w/ a 600 lb snowmachine in it.
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Youre telling me that your truck can carry more than 6 times what my truck can? My truck had enough time rubbing carrying that much and the front end was scary to steer because the front tires were not making good contact w/ the ground.

(its hard to tell from the pic but my back end is 3 inches lower than front
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ya get a trailer or a bigger truck
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You'll be fine! Just do it!
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Nice edit there Dave. Congratulations, you lose. And for that, thread closed, buh bye.



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