towing vehicle with 2.9L 92 ranger - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 02-08-2010
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Whoever said installing a hitch would take less then thirty minutes has never installed a hitch on a 92 Ranger before. It took me a good 4 total hours, one of which was me cussing the thing the entire time. That's a good 18 years of bolts never being touched to take off, and if your doing it by yourself, it is a *****!

I have a small trailer that even lightly loaded feels like it is too much for my Ranger. Definitely borrow.

And I also agree with steveo. Being broken down that far away from home sucks. I've done it, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-08-2010
Redrocket's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
it should handle it if you take it easy are just get a nother tow vechile. any way i thought ford stoped useing the 2.9 in the early 90s and went to the 4.0??
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-08-2010
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redrocket View Post
it should handle it if you take it easy are just get a nother tow vechile. any way i see you said you have a 92 ranger with a 2.9L v6.. im pretty sure you have a 4.0. i was pretty sure ford droped the 2.9 in the early 90s and started puting 4.0 motors in rangers.
It was dropped in 93.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-08-2010
Redrocket's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
i found that out lol thay had the 4.0 back then but it was a option
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-08-2010
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redrocket View Post
i found that out lol thay had the 4.0 back then but it was a option
Yup. That's what the green beast has.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-08-2010
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: new baltimore, Michigan
Posts: 14
yea and im sure those bolts are rusted to hell on this one. everything else has rust on it on this truck which is in part way i go it for $750 lol. just a winter beater. yea im not going to risk it with the ranger. i have a lot of friends with full size trucks. im sure ill be able to bribe 1 with some beer and return it with a full tank and possibly change the oil for them aferwards if they let me use it or to come with me.

i found the prices on uhaul and its only $44.95 for a dolly and $54.95 for a trailer. for those that have towed both with a dolly and a trailer which is easier to tow?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-09-2010
02rangermayhem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: C.Springs
Posts: 573
if you get a trailer, they wont let you leave the lot with it on your ranger. the dolly they may give you a hard time. i dont know how strict they are by your neck of the woods but the trailer + vehicle in tow = need bigger truck.

they trailer alone is at least 1500lbs itself.

to solve your problems, may i suggest jus getting a hold of a full size and get the trailer. it will make life so much easier.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1991 ranger w/ factory towing pkg- how to tell its towing capicity? peteranger General Technical & Electrical 4 03-04-2012 10:12 PM
not a pic of my vehicle but an ITEM for my vehicle lol 99offroadrngr Snapshots 14 01-09-2011 08:47 PM
do you regret/miss selling old ranger to get curent ranger or vehicle dixie_boysles General Ford Ranger Discussion 36 05-26-2009 10:32 AM
First time towing with 04 ranger..no REAL power towing Ranger_Johnny 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 30 07-19-2007 08:43 PM
best vehicle for towing? Sonic04Edge General Ford Ranger Discussion 25 05-17-2006 10:13 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 07:04 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.