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Old 10-16-2010
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Tow Package

Hello all,

My 01 Ranger 3.0 4x4 didn't come with a tow package installed.

I would like to put one on. I haven't had much time to shop for one but I did see one at Walmart. I believe it was around $120.

Is this tow package worth the time and money or is it junk. If it is could you tell me where to find a decent one.

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Old 10-17-2010
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What brand was it, or do you remember?
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Old 10-17-2010
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you could go to a junkyard and find towing hitches all day long that attach to rangers.
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Old 10-17-2010
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ebay cheaper than that ($70) and I didnt have to pay shipping...drilled 2 holes for bolts, and mounts to the same bolts as bumper.. rated higher than I will use... pulls my 3000 lb boat no problems... pulled the 4500 lb Jeep / trailer a time or two ( engine hated me but pulled fine )
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don't forget to install the radiator cooler.
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Old 10-18-2010
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What you need is a Sweet towing package like Aaron has!
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Old 10-24-2010
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What brand was it, or do you remember?
No I don't remember the brand...seemed like a generic/universal brand that fit a bunch of light trucks, that's why I was concerned about it.
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Old 10-24-2010
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actually ford prices for a hitch arent too bad IMO...around 150 IIRC
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Old 10-24-2010
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you could go to a junkyard and find towing hitches all day long that attach to rangers.
Yah that completely slipped my mind...I go there all the time for stang stuff...doh

and Machine090767, thanks for the cooler suggestion, will definitely have to do that.
I'll be pulling a 15ft trailer and probably a 17-18ft boat in the future.
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I'll be pulling a 15ft trailer and probably a 17-18ft boat in the future.
with a 3.0 ranger?
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our trailer is a 16ft and my truck does fine pulling it... except we have a weight distrution hitch with bars and when I pull it I run with o/d off.
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AND, I thought that Rangers came stock with radiator coolers... mine did
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Old 10-24-2010
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AND, I thought that Rangers came stock with radiator coolers... mine did
do you mean trans coolers ?
if so, then mine did too, but its a 99
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yea all automatic trans in any car come with a trans cooler...granted they are bigger in trucks
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