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Old 07-12-2011, 09:45 AM
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i got a 1999 ranger, XLT, extended cab, 2wd... i want a class 5 reciver hitch that will fit this truck... must come with the nuts and bolts to go on the frame and be in fair condition
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:18 AM
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They don't make them because a Ranger is not rated to tow that much.
5000 pound is the highest hitch rating you can buy.
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...cleid=19992515
7500 pounds if you install a WDH.
And you would be completely insane to tow that much!!
That is about twice what your truck weighs!!
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but, but, hes done modifications
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:09 PM
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Oh, Yeah...
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:03 PM
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but, but, hes done modifications

b4 ya"ll get judgemental ask me what i did?... it has a 1/2 ton rear axle, and transmition, with a custom drive shaft... still only the 3.0L and orginal suspention... i bought this truck from a junk yard in very good condition, rebuilt the engine, new radator, just replaced evrything that was taken for parts and i had the old axle and tranny from my 1995 f-150(old mud truck )
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:26 PM
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I can tow about 5800 lbs, the 3.0 is rated to tow less than that.
You cannot do enough mods on a Ranger to warrant a Class 5 tow rating. They are too light, too short and too narrow.
A tow package often consists of heavy duty springs, shocks, brakes, different shift points, tranny cooler, steering dampener, power steering cooler, larger radiator, gear ratio, etc.
A Class 5 hitch uses a 2 1/2" shank and is for trailers up to 12,000 lbs/17,000 lbs with a WD setup.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:05 PM
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I can tow about 5800 lbs, the 3.0 is rated to tow less than that.
You cannot do enough mods on a Ranger to warrant a Class 5 tow rating. They are too light, too short and too narrow.
A tow package often consists of heavy duty springs, shocks, brakes, different shift points, tranny cooler, steering dampener, power steering cooler, larger radiator, gear ratio, etc.
A Class 5 hitch uses a 2 1/2" shank and is for trailers up to 12,000 lbs/17,000 lbs with a WD setup.
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For me the engine isn't really the limiting factor as much as stopping the thing. Anything over about 2500 lb should have brakes on it when behind a ranger imo, it makes a world of difference.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:23 PM
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you have no busniess towing that much...not to mention if you get into an accident/get pulled over...you might have to pay some HEFTY fines
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b4 ya"ll get judgemental ask me what i did?... it has a 1/2 ton rear axle, and transmition, with a custom drive shaft... still only the 3.0L and orginal suspention... i bought this truck from a junk yard in very good condition, rebuilt the engine, new radator, just replaced evrything that was taken for parts and i had the old axle and tranny from my 1995 f-150(old mud truck )
im confused how you managed to mate a "transmition" out of a 95 f150 to a 3l ranger. and why those two parts constitute a capacity of a class V hitch. your wheels, tires, brakes, frame, suspension and vehicle's footprint do not have the capability to tow that much.
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