Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #16  
Old 09-19-2010, 06:21 PM
crowdpleazer crowdpleazer is offline
^thats what they call me^
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 417
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark98xlt View Post
an open rear end will put power to both wheels with equal traction on both wheels.
normally one wheel will spin and the other sit still if your at a complete stop.
__________________
1998 ranger extended cab, 2wd, 4.0 ohv, 5 speed, sony xploid 52 4 way watt radio, 2 pair of pioneer 240 watt speakers, Cobra 29 LX LCD CB radio pushing 100 watts, k&n air filter, 15 inch exploder wheels, dual exhaust with 4 inch stainless tips, 2 12 inch subs with a 1000 watt amp just for the hell of it!

new project: dirt track modified racing at the local saturday night track.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Ranger_EDGE Ranger_EDGE is offline
SVT
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,522
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

i drive the same in the winter. no chains no weight in the bed no lockers. no need if you start sliding well take your foot off the pedal and don't press the brake. Only time i came loose last year was in rain and i felt like going fast and my rear end came loose on a on ramp. easy to correct just let off the gas and on my way to school i was. some people over kill it especially when they only have rain to deal with. no need to load up shit in the bed if its just raining i mean come on. snow people i cant really say anything about you guys because i hardly drive in the snow. you guys know it way better then i do year after year of it.
__________________
-1995 ford ranger prerunner, 4.0, 4x4, 5-speed, 62k original miles, 2.5 radflo bypass front and 2.5 radflo triple bypass rear, deavers f23, 4.56 gears front and back, 07 seats, 07 mirrors, 35x12.50 bfg a/t, 4" fiberwerk glass front and rear, eagle alloy rims, 6k hid heads, two 8k hid off road lights, 34" led light bar, bed/roll cage/engine cage, 25 gallon fuel cell, cut and extended beams/radius arms
-2000 ford SVT f150 lightning -SOLD Lifted 2001 Ford Ranger EDGE, April's 2012 TOTM
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-19-2010, 07:46 PM
99offroadrngr 99offroadrngr is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 945
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by modelageek View Post
I drove my 2wd around for 2 winters on Bald tires with no Problem......I live in the northeast........I don't even have a LS
You live in the city. Try driving your truck like that on my end of the state...good luck moving 1 inch. If you got stuck and i stopped to pull you out and saw your tires id probably just get back in my truck and leave because of your ignorance
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-19-2010, 11:40 PM
Airtruksrus Airtruksrus is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 347
Send a message via Yahoo to Airtruksrus
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

I'd say the traction is about 50/50 with the open, it all depends if just one tire grabs and it's all over. I've had mine lock up on ice causing me to do some 360's during practice, just letting up on the gas until the traction comes back. I found by having a little weight did help on snow or mud, best to have some chains handy. I've gotten stuck in the muddy driveway at my old house just because there wasn't anything to throw in the back, by then the tire was already buried in and had to ask my neighbor to yank me out of the sinkhole i created. Just allow a little more distance to account for lack of traction and take it easy on the throttle.
__________________
87 Ranger
5.0 (306) from worn out gt mustang
Exploder 31 spline tracloc,linelockin 3:55 rear w/discs
S & R Customs in the works...

PNW Crew...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-20-2010, 04:16 AM
ranger5572 ranger5572 is offline
2004 XLT with a few mods
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 312
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark98xlt View Post
an open rear end will put power to both wheels with equal traction on both wheels.
An open rear end will put power to both wheels or one or the other, the one with the least amount of resistance will spin...a locker puts power to both wheels at all times regardless of the amount of resistance on either wheel...Ever seen a car spin out and leave only one mark on the roadway? Thats an open rear end...
The reason this type of axel is safer in snow or low-friction roadways is because in a turn the outside wheel tracks a further distance than the inside wheel. This means the outside wheel has to turn faster to keep up. If its an open rear end, this will allow one wheel to be pushed by the motor leaving the other one free-spinning to avoid the rear end of the vehicle sliding outward in a turn.
__________________
2004 XLT 4.0 4x4, 3" PA body lift, 32" BFG M/Ts, Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, Euro tailights, self-painted headlight mod, NAV/DVD/XM/iPod stereo (Pioneer AVIC-D3), Line-X, Westin step bars, AVS bug shield and window vents
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-20-2010, 04:20 AM
modelageek modelageek is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,257
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger5572 View Post
An open rear end will put power to both wheels or one or the other, the one with the least amount of resistance will spin...a locker puts power to both wheels at all times regardless of the amount of resistance on either wheel...Ever seen a car spin out and leave only one mark on the roadway? Thats an open rear end...
The reason this type of axel is safer in snow or low-friction roadways is because in a turn the outside wheel tracks a further distance than the inside wheel. This means the outside wheel has to turn faster to keep up. If its an open rear end, this will allow one wheel to be pushed by the motor leaving the other one free-spinning to avoid the rear end of the vehicle sliding outward in a turn.
doesn't the limited slip provide the traction and then turning. I always thought a LS was better in the snow than an open
__________________
2004 Ext Cab, 4WD, 4.0, Auto, 154k. (4.0 engine is out of a 2009 Ranger w/96k) ( as of 7/1/2017)

2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 116k.(6/5,2014) (SOLD).
1999 Ford Ranger, Reg Cab, 2.5, 5 speed, 2WD, no AC, 150k (SOLD).
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-20-2010, 04:45 AM
Airtruksrus Airtruksrus is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 347
Send a message via Yahoo to Airtruksrus
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by modelageek View Post
doesn't the limited slip provide the traction and then turning. I always thought a LS was better in the snow than an open
The mustang i was driving had the trac-loc differential or LS and both wheels locked up regardless of driving conditions. However I try in my ranger with the open rear going around a tight uphill right turn, the inside wheel always breaks loose and burns out until out of the turn even with half throttle.
__________________
87 Ranger
5.0 (306) from worn out gt mustang
Exploder 31 spline tracloc,linelockin 3:55 rear w/discs
S & R Customs in the works...

PNW Crew...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-20-2010, 04:58 AM
Mayguy Mayguy is offline
Buy a Ford
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 188
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger95 View Post
I live in Minnesota and it snows a lot here. With 2WD, you will need to put some weight in the back or else you will just spin the tires. I usually put 4 or 5 bags of salt pellets in the back as close as possible to the tail gate. You will be fine as long as the snow is not too deep. Just take it easy when accelerating, the tires will spin a little bit before you start to move. Hopefully you have tires with good rubber on them.
I'm with Ranger95, I had about 5 bags of salt in back, and I made it around just fine with our Minnesota snow.

Never seen snow chain used here in MN, see lot of west cost people talking about them..
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-20-2010, 09:08 AM
JGiddy JGiddy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,682
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayguy View Post

Never seen snow chain used here in MN, see lot of west cost people talking about them..
thats cause there are places here where theyre required by law during heavy snowfall
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-20-2010, 09:45 AM
ranger95 ranger95 is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 25
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayguy View Post
I'm with Ranger95, I had about 5 bags of salt in back, and I made it around just fine with our Minnesota snow.

Never seen snow chain used here in MN, see lot of west cost people talking about them..
I have never seen chains used here. On TV I once saw them being used on city buses after an ice storm. I believe that chains are useful in places where the snow gets compacted into ice on the roads. When you have a layer of ice underneath and snow on top it is really slippery. It has a lot to do with how the highway department handles snow. In Minnesota, the road get plowed and that is usually followed by a sand-salt mixture. Further south, many states do not get much snow and so when they get any snow it quickly turns into a layer of ice. I was driving through Oklahoma after a snow storm and the highway department were running dump trucks on roads without any snow plows. They just squish the snow down; trying to get it off the road. This probably works if the temperatures stays above freezing overnight.

If I lived in a rural area with mountains, then chains would be necessary during winter.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-20-2010, 10:58 AM
ranger5572 ranger5572 is offline
2004 XLT with a few mods
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 312
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by modelageek View Post
doesn't the limited slip provide the traction and then turning. I always thought a LS was better in the snow than an open
Limited slip is an open rear end. Just another name for it. Yes limited slip is better in the snow because you can maintain better control through turns due to the wheels turning independently of eachother through turns. posi-trac or positive traction is the same as having a locker, while open rear end is the same as having a limited slip axle.
__________________
2004 XLT 4.0 4x4, 3" PA body lift, 32" BFG M/Ts, Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, Euro tailights, self-painted headlight mod, NAV/DVD/XM/iPod stereo (Pioneer AVIC-D3), Line-X, Westin step bars, AVS bug shield and window vents
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-20-2010, 01:47 PM
crowdpleazer crowdpleazer is offline
^thats what they call me^
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 417
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

limited slip is just what the name says. it acts like an open rear end under normal conditions but when one wheel breaks free the rear end only allows it to spin a little faster than the other
__________________
1998 ranger extended cab, 2wd, 4.0 ohv, 5 speed, sony xploid 52 4 way watt radio, 2 pair of pioneer 240 watt speakers, Cobra 29 LX LCD CB radio pushing 100 watts, k&n air filter, 15 inch exploder wheels, dual exhaust with 4 inch stainless tips, 2 12 inch subs with a 1000 watt amp just for the hell of it!

new project: dirt track modified racing at the local saturday night track.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-20-2010, 07:53 PM
Gearhead299 Gearhead299 is offline
<<<IT LIVES!!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 300
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

when i was driving my old truck 2wd and having the weight of the cap on the bed did just fine on packed snow, didn't hurt that i had the all terrains either, it would make it through deeper snow in 2wd but i stuck it in 4x4 to make it easier to handle, i hate driving my 2wd in the snow, but i have found the best way to make it handle snow better is 300-500 (estimated) pounds of weight in the bed, like said before, i often take the snow i shovel off the walk way and throw it in the bed
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-20-2010, 08:56 PM
kbmotocross505 kbmotocross505 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

Thanks for all the information guys, when the winter comes around ill be doing what your opinions are, for my truck. how much do good lockers go around for? if too much..then i'll stick to the sandbags and stuff. thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-21-2010, 04:04 AM
crowdpleazer crowdpleazer is offline
^thats what they call me^
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 417
Default Re: Any problems with your 2WD ranger?

they cost about 5 sticks of 6013 welding rod...

just kidding about that but i have done that for racecars and it works great but its permanent posi
__________________
1998 ranger extended cab, 2wd, 4.0 ohv, 5 speed, sony xploid 52 4 way watt radio, 2 pair of pioneer 240 watt speakers, Cobra 29 LX LCD CB radio pushing 100 watts, k&n air filter, 15 inch exploder wheels, dual exhaust with 4 inch stainless tips, 2 12 inch subs with a 1000 watt amp just for the hell of it!

new project: dirt track modified racing at the local saturday night track.

Last edited by crowdpleazer; 09-21-2010 at 01:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Ford Ranger 2WD, abs brake problems? Randy K General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 05-29-2011 01:13 PM
1996 Ford Ranger 4.0 2wd with Transmission Problems Winchester370 Drivetrain Tech 2 01-18-2011 08:37 PM
Slight shudder in 2WD, No problems in 4WD 02Edge Drivetrain Tech 23 12-04-2010 03:50 PM
For Sale: 94 Ranger 2.3 2wd PlumCrazy Trucks 2 03-26-2010 11:23 PM
91 2wd ranger, A4LD auto trans problems. stclist111 Drivetrain Tech 2 12-16-2009 05:37 PM