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Old 10-10-2010, 05:36 PM
sheltonfilms sheltonfilms is offline
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My 2000 2.5 A/T does pretty good with 300lbs of sand in the back. I made a 2x6 board that slides into the slots of the bed liner over the rear axel then I put (6) 50 lbs bags of sand behind that. The best thing to do when driving in the snow or ice is to treat the brake pedal as if there is an egg under it (what Dad always said). No sudden pressure. Also don't drive fast. Smooth movements is the key. Smooth acceleration, turning, and braking.

Also I would say the worst thing about driving in the snow isn't YOU. Its usually the idiots that don't know how to drive under the conditions you have to really worry about.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:48 PM
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Absolutely...hope I can help...Happy to take a look for you and get back at ya!
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On your seat belt there is a plastic button in the middle to keep the buckle from sliding down to the floor. My driver's side is that way but the passenger side belt doesn't have the plastic button. They (Ford seat belt supplier) just sewed across the belt a few times to keep the buckle from going down. Also below that they sewed on a scrap piece of seat belt incase the buckle does make it past the stitching. I haven't had a chance to go back to the dealer and look at the other Rangers to see if they are the same way.

I can post a pic if needed.

Is your passenger belt that way?
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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What the hell is snow???
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:52 PM
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As for floor mats. Weathertech FTMFW!!
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:33 AM
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4 bags of sand between the wheel wells an you'll go almost anywhere. I live in the Mo. Ozarks an all we have are hills around here. The wife never has had a problem gettin' stuck with her little 99 2wd, an we have several snows per winter
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:48 AM
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You will be fine.. I made it though though Minnesota winter with my old '93 Ranger, my old '95 Explorer and my current Ranger that are all 3 are 2wd.

As many said, just take your time.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:18 AM
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2wd in Tennessee, crazy snow here sometimes, and I snowboard, have to take truck UP a steep mounain.

So we use to take my girlfriends car, being 4WD.

The sign says not to even try if 2WD, so I never did if that sign was up, but I've never been able to handle it well in snow. I have good tires, all terrain, but no weight in the bed. What would be good for weight? Sand, cinderblocks, railroad ties?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:25 AM
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Home Depot sells tube sand about 60lbs each I am thinking 3-4 of them and I run M&S tires on the truck...
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2wd in Tennessee, crazy snow here sometimes, and I snowboard, have to take truck UP a steep mounain.

So we use to take my girlfriends car, being 4WD.

The sign says not to even try if 2WD, so I never did if that sign was up, but I've never been able to handle it well in snow. I have good tires, all terrain, but no weight in the bed. What would be good for weight? Sand, cinderblocks, railroad ties?
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