weight llimit of cargo in the bed?! - 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
  #1  
Old 06-24-2008
FMD's Avatar
FMD FMD is offline
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Amherst NY
Posts: 3,811
weight llimit of cargo in the bed?!

What is the weight limit for the ranger? So far I have had 2100lbs of sand in the bed for a neighbor, and while driving on the bump stops, it wasnt that bad....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-04-2008
Rescue's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 213
check your manual........
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-04-2008
Crunchy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, Quebec
Posts: 486
Should be on the sticker in your door jam, GVWR or something like that. Basically its the max your axles can carry (remember, this includes the weight of your truck).

With mine I think the max is about 5000 lbs, so take off my truck, that leaves me with about 1000 lbs.

I don't think this is in the manual (at least it was not in mine)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-04-2008
ManEHawke's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 327
Which leaf springs do you have in the back.
I think its about 1500 lbs with C springs, and about 1200 with the other.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-08-2008
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
the 08 brochure says the you can only have like 600 lbs in the bed of your truck. towing is 5000lbs with the auto, 3100 with a stick. that is an extended cab 4.0L truck.



edit: (for 4.0L i must have been reading the kg's instead of lbs. sorry.)
maximum loaded trailer weight;
man trans, supercab: 3120lbs.
auto trans, supercab: 5600lbs.

maximum payload;
4x4 supercab with jumpseats: 1440 lbs
4x4 supercab w/o jumpseats:1580 lbs (i'm guessing the difference is a third buddy helping you move who weighs 140 lbs.)

max GVWR
same as above w/ jumpseats: 5140 lbs.
same as above w/o jumpseats:5280 lbs.

info will probably vary from generation to generation as power levels might be different. but that is for a 2008 supercab w 4.0L, 4wd and both transmissions.

Last edited by morris; 07-09-2008 at 12:42 AM. Reason: read brochure again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-09-2008
Naa_Danno's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 18
I don't get why Automatics have a higher towing rate than a manual shift.. I always thought a standard shift would have much more..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-09-2008
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
'm guessing that since autos have cooling features with the fluid and a transmission cooler, that helps keep the temps down. whereas, a manual doesn't get this option.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-09-2008
Danger06Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, IN
Posts: 620
We've been through this before, Ford didn't want to warrenty clutches.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-09-2008
jeffb502's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Santa Maria CA
Posts: 128
The quick way to find this out is to look at the "GVWR" on your door sticker, then find out what your vehicle's curb weight is. According to my door sticker, the GVWR on my 98 XL 2.5L is 4320 lbs. According to this webpage my curb weight is 3020 lbs. Subtracting curb weight from GVWR (4320-3020) gives me 1300 lbs for passengers and cargo, so 1100 lbs for cargo with a 200 lb. driver. With a 200 lb. friend riding along to help unload the cargo that would limit the weight of the load to around 900 lbs.

For comparison as far as driving an overloaded vehicle, my 85 Chevy 3/4 ton truck was once weighed at over 10,000 lbs. GVWR was 8600 lbs and curb weight was 4800 lbs. The rear tires were rubbing going around corners. It was almost 100% city driving to the dump. I wouldn't have driven it at highway speeds that overloaded, but it wasn't horrible around 35-45mph. I haven't carried any heavy loads in my Ranger yet so I'm not experienced with how much it can handle.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-09-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naa_Danno View Post
I don't get why Automatics have a higher towing rate than a manual shift.. I always thought a standard shift would have much more..
its the clutch and the driver, too many factors on the manual trans.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-09-2008
WowMike2001's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 2,583
Lots of in-experienced folks driving a manual habitually ride the clutch when starting up and going up hills.. that FRIES a clutch if your towing any reasonable weight. Nothing like hopping out of a rig and smelling the fluids heated up under there
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-11-2008
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
yea, i forgot about those clutch factors.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-14-2008
DillonT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 352
ive had a yard of dirt in my truck. a yard of mulch, tons upon tons of fire wood, and my atv which weighs roughly 5 -600 lbs
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bed extender or cargo bag Himecraig General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 08-13-2012 11:55 AM
Some new FUNCTIONAL Mods on my 2011 - Bed lights, floorliners, cargo light, cupholder spankis General Ford Ranger Discussion 34 11-07-2011 09:13 AM
Cargo Bed Question puntadigital General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 08-22-2008 03:25 PM
bed weight 2XRAD Ranger New Ideas 16 01-10-2007 05:46 PM
How much weight in bed? Jeremy102579 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 25 11-27-2006 07:41 AM


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 10:18 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.