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i was wondering if someone knows whythe 2010 ranger with auto trans can tow 5200 lbs and the same truck(both with tow package) with a 5 speed can only tow 3080. i always thought a manual would tow more than an auto.
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The manual tranny's SUCK. Most people can't tow with a manual tranny and ford doesn't want to warranty clutches all the time. Thats about it
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Its the clutch thing. if your really worried you just upgrade the clutch, or take your time. i usually do the 2nd option.
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Small weak clutch, tall first gear and generally a weak trans.
Getting a heavy trailer moving up hill from a stop sucks with the ranger manual trans.
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cuz ford is cheap and doesn't wanna have to warrenty a clutch cuz some [email protected]$$ can't drive.


edit: it's lower then my 08. that is rated at 3700 for the manual and 5000 for the auto.
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Do what myself and lots of other manual owners have done - upgrade to a Stage 2 clutch, and you should be good! I just finished towing ~3500 lbs with about 1000 in the bed a week ago, and never had an ounce of problems even when I was feathering the clutch to get some backup work done.
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Or if there is a stop sign at an incline, time it right so you can just keep moving slowly without having to stop all the way.
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ford ranger 4.0 sohc auto: "the TOW Machines"
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ford ranger 4.0 sohc auto: "the TOW Machines"
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where can you order the parts for a stage 2 clutch?
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where can you order the parts for a stage 2 clutch?
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when i had my auto 4.0 ranger it was a beast. i could hall a 15ft trailer with 3 4wheelers like it was nothin. even lifted with the 33s it did aight. prolly the beefiest v6 out there other than the yotas. id trust the ford over the yota though...
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SPEC Clutches & Flywheels: Auto Parts, Domestic, Import, Truck, Racing, Drifting :: Products

Thats what your looking for - the Stage 2 one.. Shane and I both run a Stage 2 in ours. Search it up for local prices and hunt around a bit
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SPEC Clutches & Flywheels: Auto Parts, Domestic, Import, Truck, Racing, Drifting :: Products

Thats what your looking for - the Stage 2 one.. Shane and I both run a Stage 2 in ours. Search it up for local prices and hunt around a bit
thanks. have you all upgraded your trannys any either. I was just curious whenever my 5 spd starts wearing out. Also how much did you spend on the stage 2 clutch if you dont mind me asking.
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thanks. have you all upgraded your trannys any either. I was just curious whenever my 5 spd starts wearing out. Also how much did you spend on the stage 2 clutch if you dont mind me asking.
About $350-$430 depending on your engine. here be a price list:

SPEC Domestic Truck and SUV Stage 2 Clutch Kits from HorsepowerFreaks
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About $350-$430 depending on your engine. here be a price list:

SPEC Domestic Truck and SUV Stage 2 Clutch Kits from HorsepowerFreaks
thanks man I appreciate it, and im still curious what they/you all recommend to beef up my 5spd tranny if I ever need to rebuilt?
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thanks man I appreciate it, and im still curious what they/you all recommend to beef up my 5spd tranny if I ever need to rebuilt?
If i needed to beef up my trans (which i might do in a few years after im on 33's) i would start out with a beefy clutch (similar to what you are looking at) Although i had good luck with my zoom Kevlar clutch that was in my old 98 wheeler rig, so i will be going with zoom. And then i would pick up a master rebuild kit with new synchros and bearings similar to this:

Amazon.com: Motive Gear M5r1 Master Rebuild Kit WITH SYNCRO RINGS 1993-2000: Automotive

and get it put in so everything inside the trans is up to the task, then i would just run a good lubricant like Royal Purple or Lucas.

You could get more extreme, you can get less in depth; that's just what i plan on doing.
Another nice touch if you dont have one on already is a Hurst short throw shifter, i really enjoy mine and still view it to be one of the better things i have done for my truck. Its nice when you need a fast transition between gears (for me during hill climbs when i need a fast transition or when i am towing in town.) They are a bit louder than stock, but there are ways to quiet them down...problems in perspective i love mine, and would buy another one in a heartbeat.
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.....Thats what your looking for - the Stage 2 one.. Shane and I both run a Stage 2 in ours. Search it up for local prices and hunt around a bit
there are four stores semi close to me. RSM in missisauga, STEEDA in south milton, H2SPORT in georgetown and CTA in brampton.

is it just the stores listed on the site that have this clutch or would i be ale to find it at say the equivalent of your murry's or a o'reilys?
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