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

  #1  
Old 02-25-2011, 07:33 AM
ford2195 ford2195 is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 26
Default 2wd not bad

I just purchased my ranger and live in the midwest Kansas. We get some snows but usually only one big one a year. It snowed last night a inch or two with a ice base first. I was not sure how the ranger would do. I was so suprised I had no weight in the back and man it does great. Tracks real good and not bad traction. I think for the most part I will be fine unless it is a really big snow. It has the anti traction but I am not sure what that does. What do most of you use for weight in the two wheel drive trucks to help just the standard sand bags. Also how much added weight would help. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:30 AM
Pietato Pietato is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 266
Default Re: 2wd not bad

Living in Buffalo we get alot of snow, infact its snowing right now. I usually have 2 or 3 sandbags in the back along with whatever snow i shovel in the back (free weight that melts as appropriate ) cant say I've ever really been stuck
__________________
2004 4.0L extended cab FX4 Level II 5r55e

1998 3.0L extended cab XLT 2wd 4r44e
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:38 AM
FordDude1991 FordDude1991 is offline
Turkey Hill Superstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,045
Default Re: 2wd not bad

i fear nothing except ice in my 4x4 ranger
__________________
Dave K
2011 Ford Ranger 4x4 Sport 4.0L "Dixie"
Rancho Suspension/Auto/3.73's/Pinstriped/Flowmaster SS Exhaust.

FUTURE: 3' Body Lift/32's/Windshield Visor/Brush Guard.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:39 AM
aaron_ariens aaron_ariens is offline
NO H8.
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,435
Send a message via AIM to aaron_ariens Send a message via MSN to aaron_ariens
Default Re: 2wd not bad

Yeah, 2WD is not bad, inless its a huge storm
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Automatic.
1995 Acura Integra LS
PNW Crew!
http://www.facebook.com/aaron.ariens

Quote:
Originally Posted by richarddhoward View Post
Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:54 AM
ColinS ColinS is offline
slingin' mud to the sky!
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,252
Default Re: 2wd not bad

i'v never been stuck and i use some softner salt usually 240lbs of it and what ever i have in beed at the time usually round 300lbs total and its a beast in snow
__________________
Colin S. AGE: 18
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 reg. cab 4.0l 5spd, 2" SL , Summit Nomads 15x8, 30x9.5x15 Trail Digger M/T's, cab lights, spray in bed liner, custom tube bumper,

1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3l 5spd ext. cab. the loaner truck

1987 Camaro z28 383 to much to list

https://www.facebook.com/colinshriver

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...anger-4x4.html
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-25-2011, 09:53 AM
Clinton Clinton is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 14,049
Default Re: 2wd not bad

I use about 180lbs of tube sand. As long as you have some weight and good tires that thing will be fine on the snow!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-25-2011, 12:07 PM
jack7481 jack7481 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 227
Default Re: 2wd not bad

I live in Wis.and I wont buy a truck without 4x4! you never know when you need it - and if you get stuck in the summer are you still gonna have thoes sandbags in the back?.
__________________
03 ranger 4x4 4.0 LTX v6 sohc super cab xlt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-25-2011, 12:12 PM
NoVa Longbed NoVa Longbed is offline
Drag & Destroy!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 41
Default Re: 2wd not bad

2wd? Im pretty sure mine is 1wd! Maybe its the street tires or maybe it is the empty longbed. Either way I can make it further on a bicycle in the snow then my ranger.
__________________
6"/7" drop,4 link & Cantilever...March project!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-25-2011, 04:07 PM
Metallheadd Metallheadd is offline
90 ranger
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 14
Default Re: 2wd not bad

Tires and weight make all the difference. Chains are always an option too. My dad used to tell me that he would push snow with the front bumper of 40's sedans with chains on.
__________________
1990 2WD 2.3L 4 cyl. reg. cab long bed
1976 F100 351W .030 over LWB GAS eater Sold!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-25-2011, 04:09 PM
FlySwatter FlySwatter is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5
Default Re: 2wd not bad

I hear ya NoVaLongbed. We don't usually get snow or ice of any consequence in Macon, but we did this year, and the handling of my 2wd was abysmal. In the future, I will make an effort to have something to put in the bed for additional weight on the rear wheels.
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab, 3.0L Auto, 4 Door, Dark Red, Unknown After-Market Exhaust (prior owner)
2008 Mazda MX5, 2.0L 6SP Manual, Power Retractable Hard Top, Galaxy Gray, Custom Enthuza Exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Tommy2 Tommy2 is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 102
Default Re: 2wd not bad

I just picked up a '95 Ranger 2wd. New tires. It's ridiculously bad in the snow compared with cars I've owned. I live in lake effect land. We've had well over 100"s already this year.

I put a trac-lok rear end in it - and a couple 60lb tubes of sand. That seemed to help quite a bit. At least to the point where I don't feel like I'm going to get stuck (unless it's a real bad storm) But still much squirreler than any FWD car.

Reminds me I need to throw a shovel in the back..

Last edited by Tommy2; 02-26-2011 at 07:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-26-2011, 07:20 PM
Ranger Sport Ranger Sport is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,137
Default Re: 2wd not bad

Quote:
Originally Posted by ford2195 View Post
I just purchased my ranger and live in the midwest Kansas. We get some snows but usually only one big one a year. It snowed last night a inch or two with a ice base first. I was not sure how the ranger would do. I was so suprised I had no weight in the back and man it does great. Tracks real good and not bad traction. I think for the most part I will be fine unless it is a really big snow. It has the anti traction but I am not sure what that does. What do most of you use for weight in the two wheel drive trucks to help just the standard sand bags. Also how much added weight would help. Thanks.
Traction control lol.


Screw weights, i got better tires and have a blast in snow.
Drove through 3 big storms, and i had to take off traction control because it was so much fun, turn it back on and i had the left lane on highways all to myself
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-27-2011, 01:25 AM
Drexl Drexl is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 752
Default Re: 2wd not bad

The traction control works remarkably well in my 2011.. I find I don't put on 4x4 nearly as much as I figured I would.. I also have a set of 265/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs on it as well which help out a ton...

I had a 2007 2wd before.. It had l/s but no traction control and was a fucking nightmare even in wet conditions.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-27-2011, 10:02 AM
fordboy95 fordboy95 is offline
Ford Motor Co
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 158
Default Re: 2wd not bad

I live in southeast kansas and I have a 93 2wd ranger with no traction control or anything like that I use (4) 60lbs sand bags and I get around just fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad timing chain cassette/tensioner cause bad gas mileage? xDARKGUITARISTx 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10 09-18-2012 01:47 PM
1998 2wd 2.5 to a 96 explorer 2wd 5.0 ? turbo saleen 8-Cylinder Tech 8 04-21-2011 09:32 PM
need help bad badasblue 3.0 Vulcan Tech 2 01-27-2011 09:21 AM
Is this bad? Scott3483 Vehicle Snapshots 7 01-05-2011 06:09 AM
i need help bad please!!! jcollins225 3.0 Vulcan Tech 8 07-27-2009 04:47 AM