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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 PM
LilRanger93 LilRanger93 is offline
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Default Re: Could a Ranger tow the Endeavor?

Originally Posted by thatranger View Post
To add to this, our 1995 GMC 3500 dually 7.3l gasser broke down today, its the starter, so we towed it with my dads toyota 2003 Lexus rx300 awd today. And it did it just fine. Kept it between 20-40mph (down hill speed) for safety, and it was pulling it 1.5-2k rpms just perfectly fine with the factory tow hook. :P Could of towed it at 45mph just fine, but didn't want to for it was a hilly backroad.

We choosed the lexus due to a few reasons. His 99 single cab has a 2.5L. Mine has the flareside bed, so no weight to get traction (was lightly raining as well) plus its a 5speed and no tow hitch. We have a '11 4door 4.0 5spd with tow hitch, but didn't want to hurt the clutch.

Was a little scary, since the lexus has a bad egr(I believe thats what it is) where it'll start running away (full gas). Which is scary if your at highway speed, 60mph, and it starts, the brakes will NOT slow you down at all. You will have to shift into N. Happen to me when I was at highway speed & was behind someone and it started speeding up (thought it was the curise control button stuck on acce) and kept tapping the breaks to stop, but it wouldn't, tried turning it off, still kept going & the brakes wouldn't slow it down at all & there was a car in front of me. Shifted it into N, and it revved to redline & turned it off. & no, its nots the floor mat sticking. Don't know why these toyotas like to kill people lol. But it didn't go WOT while towing, it just randomly likes to stick.

I lol'd at this:
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Originally Posted by stateranger View Post
If want real power you need to Plasti-Dip the entire engine including the valves and bearings, that's good for up to 150 horsepower.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:00 AM
gamikzone gamikzone is offline
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Default Re: Re: Could a Ranger tow the Endeavor?

Originally Posted by LilRanger93 View Post

I lol'd at this:
Hahahah that's what I call a tough taco! That Toyota pic would make a great sticker on my ranger! But I would hate to have that crap happen to me no matter what you do you can't slow down.

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