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Towing with my 3.0

I have a 2001, 3.0 auto 2wd ranger. I need to tow my 5.0 fox mustang about 80-100 miles on a open deck car trailer. Its mostly all high way driving. Is this possible?
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Probably. Check your owners manual for tow ratings. If you don't have the manual then look here

Regular cab or supercab? Torsion bars or springs?
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I would not recommend that.
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it will tow it ive towed heaver with my truck
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yeah but its gonna feel like a tractor, the 4.0L ohv felt like one and i had less on it.
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yeah i've towed 3500-4000 with my 4.0 going up hills slowed me down alot so it could do it but it will be slow doin it
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mine pulls pretty good, and i have 35"s. not saying you'll make it in record time but you'll make it

Just keep the rpm's up and mind your braking distances.......it'll be fine
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how heavy is the trailer? and how heavy is the Mustang? It can be done.. I've seen worse.. 2wd yota's pulling fullsize trucks on a dual axle trailer. in AZ in the summer... Im sure that yota was pissed,, if it even made it..

Get the weight distrabution on the trailer right. & be damn careful.
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Probably. Check your owners manual for tow ratings. If you don't have the manual then look here

Regular cab or supercab? Torsion bars or springs?
Its the reg cab with the 7 foot bed. It has the leaf springs in the back and coils in the front. I may be throwing some 31x10.5x15 on there. Would those be better than the stockers? Or should I leave the smaller tires on for the tow?
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