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Old 05-02-2011, 11:04 PM
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Question How much can my 2.3 tow???

Couldn't really find an answer on here so decided to ask. I'm trying to find out how much my ranger can tow. Fairly new motor with 2.5" exhaust throughout and a 4.10rear end i believe (Axel:87). Ive towed some stuff here and there with it before but too major. Trying to decide if I can tow my friends 98 mustang on car trailer from Illinois to California. Helping him move so expect some weight in bed of truck and his car. I feel like my truck could do it but kinda iffy with the Rocky mountains. Please help
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:08 PM
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Absolutely not. Not sure on the specific ratings but a car on a car trailer is too much for your truck, sorry.

a 98 mustang is over 3,000 lbs and your tow rating is under 2k.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:04 PM
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Couldn't really find an answer on here so decided to ask. I'm trying to find out how much my ranger can tow. Fairly new motor with 2.5" exhaust throughout and a 4.10rear end i believe (Axel:87). Ive towed some stuff here and there with it before but too major. Trying to decide if I can tow my friends 98 mustang on car trailer from Illinois to California. Helping him move so expect some weight in bed of truck and his car. I feel like my truck could do it but kinda iffy with the Rocky mountains. Please help

You can't be serious........I'll leave it at that.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: How much can my 2.3 tow???

the 2.3 and 2.5L's have plenty of lowend torque, and could move it maybe "down the road" but "no way" not that serious of a haul..
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:11 AM
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Damn had a feeling :/ thanks guys
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:35 AM
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Couldn't really find an answer on here so decided to ask. I'm trying to find out how much my ranger can tow. Fairly new motor with 2.5" exhaust throughout and a 4.10rear end i believe (Axel:87). Ive towed some stuff here and there with it before but too major. Trying to decide if I can tow my friends 98 mustang on car trailer from Illinois to California. Helping him move so expect some weight in bed of truck and his car. I feel like my truck could do it but kinda iffy with the Rocky mountains. Please help
They can tow about 1250 pounds in the bed of the truck and 400 pounds if you get a receiver hitch it will tow up to 3000 pounds with air shocks
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:00 AM
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LOL

they are sooooo slow empty, cant even think how slow it would be with a mustang on the back haha
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:28 AM
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They can tow about 1250 pounds in the bed of the truck and 400 pounds if you get a receiver hitch it will tow up to 3000 pounds with air shocks

Where do you get your information from?
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: How much can my 2.3 tow???

I have a 2.5L and I pull a car with it I kown it can pull with it
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:56 AM
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http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehicles...vt_fotw30.html

http://www.trailerlife.com/towratings/tr00_ford.cfm
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