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ranger towing

how much can these rangers tow? weight wise? i was looking at the nissans and toyotas to compare, looks like they got some more ponies under the hood then the rangers, i have a 69mach1 that i need to tow once in a while but i dont think the ranger can handle it, dont want a full size truck either, maybe i can install my 351 stroked windsor in that ranger. thanks.
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ive bout um..3K on my truck..did fine
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i pulled my 87 mustang gt about 500 miles and it did fine besides the fact that right after the fact my trans started slipping
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besides the fact that right after the fact my trans started slipping

lol

i know beard has pulled a bobcat with his.and i know that sucker is at least 5K+
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lol

i know beard has pulled a bobcat with his.and i know that sucker is at least 5K+
his trans isnt in the best shape tho.
i'd say u would be fine towing ur mustang. factory wont recc. it, but you could do it.
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i pulled our superduty,it is like 9000 pounds.
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i wouldnt do it often ive pulled my stang 4x and my trans is already goin so just becareful and get your fluids flushed
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changing your fluids wont help. mine has been changed every 25k.

pulling the skid loader didnt really hurt my tranny, had more to do with this load of 6800lbs of stone +1200lb trailer and 33s. I wont ever do that again

HP isnt really the issue its other drivetrain. i know my 4.0 has never struggled.
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my wifes uncle pulled a 23 foot camper for about 5 hrs(dont know the milage off the top of my head) with his 1995 3.0 4x4 5-speed. he ended up having to sell it cause he needed more cab room (him, his wife, and their daughters)
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Pulling the load with the ranger isn't the hard part. It's getting it stopped. Our boat and trailer weigh about 2800-3000 pounds and I have no problem getting it around but it has trailer brakes. I remember when I was a kid and we would go on vacation to the U.P. of Michigan, dad would pull a big V-hull 18' aluminum Starcraft boat (probably more than our boat weighs) along with us two kids and mom along with all the luggage and stuff 14 hours straight and that was with a 2.9L/5-speed '88 supercab. Man those little back seats were uncomfortable even for a kid. I can still remember mom complaining because it was hot and dad wouldn't turn on the A/C because the truck couldn't keep 65mph with it on....lol!
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you need to be more specific about engine, gear and tranny options.

a 4.0 w/auto can tow between 5000 and 6000 lbs.

a 3.0 w/auto 3500-4000 lbs

a 3.0 or 4.0 with 5-spd is rated considerably lower.
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