Trailer hitch - - -Round or square??? - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 09-16-2009
08EscapeArtist's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Darlington, SC
Posts: 176
I have a round hitch currently and used to have a squre hitch. Personally I think the round looks better and it is tucked away a little better than the square one I had.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-16-2009
flyboy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 108
Here, I just went out and took these to show you what the round Hidden Hitch looks like. Personally I like it better.







Hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-16-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
mine is factory square
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-17-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 255
After looking at Tracy's pictures I'm not liking the looks of the round tube. No offense Tracy.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-17-2009
kymudder08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 838
so on the f150, how do you know if its class III or IV
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-17-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
should say on it, it should also have max load capacities, if it doesn't don't use it because DOT will be all over your *** if something happens, or if you get pulled over pulling something
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-17-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Mine doesn't have that on it
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 09-20-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
I like the square tubes better, and that's what I have.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-20-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 311
HMMMM My ranger is rated by FORD to pull MAX ( 6,000 lbs ) and the payload in the bed of the truck is rated by FORD for MAX ( 1,650 lbs ) and I have a factory round trailer hitch.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-21-2009
kymudder08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 838
i looked on the bottom of the hitch on my 150 and its rated for 9,900 lbs. so im good for nething i wanna do. cept pull a big *** horse trailer like my girlfriends. its 11000lbs dry. lol. her damn 88 454 dually struggles a little bit. haha
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-21-2009
dixie_boysles's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 3,778
i was comparing the tow ratings between 98' rangers and 2006 rangers the other day. Surprisingly, for 2006, they are about 150 lbs LOWER... Me and my buddy had our owner manuals out comparing the numbers and they were very similar, but the 98's seem to be higher. also, the GCWR was a bit higher as well for them. Thought that was wierd. Just goes to show you that the older stuff is built better. HOWEVER, my 4.0 has a lot more horsepower than the 98 whcih i thing was only rated at like 160 hp. hahaha
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-21-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
the reason the 2006's are lower, IMO, is if your buying a truck to haul ****, buy a truck... our trucks are sporty and fun, not a work horse
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-21-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
Stock bumpers are rated at 2000lbs. I wouldn't tow 100 lbs on it.
whoops

Name:  tn_S5032562.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  63.0 KB

Quote:
Originally Posted by --weezl-- View Post
the reason the 2006's are lower, IMO, is if your buying a truck to haul ****, buy a truck... our trucks are sporty and fun, not a work horse
whoops

Name:  tn_S5032990.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  56.1 KB

(i got a class 3 to tow the jeep, so no more bumper pulls for me, but if i was never put on jeep duty id still be rollin with the bumper hook)
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-21-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
i didn't say that it wouldn't do it... i was just saying that it wasn't really what it was intended for...
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-21-2009
Hillyard's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,018
omg that's with a 4 banger and 5 speed? I
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 09-21-2009
TrucknGolf's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
i have a square hidden hitch. all you can see is the receiver below the bumper. the round ones look nicer if you have a body lift or if it hangs lower than your bumper
Sorry to thread jack.

But do you have any pictures of you exhaust from underneath? I love how those tips look and want to do something like that on my sliverado.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-21-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillyard View Post
omg that's with a 4 banger and 5 speed? I
who y9ou talkin to?
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-21-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillyard View Post
omg that's with a 4 banger and 5 speed? I
sure is

youll like these pics even better

started at 15 ft above sea level



Name:  tn_S5033000.jpg
Views: 27
Size:  76.4 KB

lots of time spent in 3rd and 2nd gear on the steeps, and i would NOT want to have to start from a dead stop on an incline as i figure that would end the clutch.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-21-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrucknGolf View Post
But do you have any pictures of you exhaust from underneath? I love how those tips look and want to do something like that on my sliverado.
thread jack continued

personally duals on a diesel dont go ... just one big tip out the right and blow some smoke

but then again its your truck

Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 09-21-2009
Hillyard's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melt View Post
sure is

youll like these pics even better

started at 15 ft above sea level





lots of time spent in 3rd and 2nd gear on the steeps, and i would NOT want to have to start from a dead stop on an incline as i figure that would end the clutch.
OMG the reason I say that is because you have a 5spd xcab 4 banger. I have a 2wd Edge 5spd 3.0 reg cab with 4.10s and it was horrible hauling a full load of firewood plus a trailer of firewood. I would hate to be your clutch.
That should be in a commercial....lol
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 09-22-2009
kymudder08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 838
i wouldnt do duals on a diesel either... theres like 2 PS diesels w/ duals and they just look goofy and outta place. id stick w/ a 4/5" turboback exhaust pipe and a 5/6" SSrolled tip. thats bad *** sounding/looking, especially on a a cummins!
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 09-22-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
seeing as we are WAY off topic, wanna see a badass cumins?





powered by a 4bt the push truck got up to about 40-50 mph behind it before we popped it into gear, and top speed on the car was 120mph, the engine is designed for nitrous, and our nitrous was not working, he cut the engine when the pyrometers reached 9.5
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 09-22-2009
Daily Driver's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 191
If you go off road or may want to use the hitch as an attachment point read the ratings. I got a square one made for my truck but the limit on it is 3500#. The cheaper generic one had about a 5000# limit. Not sure about the rounds but they look good IMO. I like my square one though.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 09-23-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
thats the other bonus of having a hitch is the attachment points

still wanna get superduty hooks for the front ... 1wd on streets that arent m/s tend to get stuck
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 09-23-2009
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melt View Post
thats the other bonus of having a hitch is the attachment points

still wanna get superduty hooks for the front ... 1wd on streets that arent m/s tend to get stuck
why closed loop? i'm trying to find something like these, closed, but also hooks... anyone know what models have these, and if they will swap straight across with mine?

Name:  100_1089.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  168.0 KB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Class III hitch for my Ranger. Square or Round tube design? phatspeed7x Exterior Semi-Tech 21 07-06-2013 07:04 PM
06+ Foglights. Square or Round Masteratarms93 General Ford Ranger Discussion 12 05-11-2010 06:40 PM
pic request square and round lights BOBO Snapshots 14 01-14-2010 06:47 PM
round or square okiranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 26 04-10-2008 08:21 PM
Square sub Vs. Round sub mx98ranger Audio & Video Tech 4 12-21-2005 09:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.