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Old 11-03-2009, 11:09 AM
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Hey guys, bought my first truck last night, an 02 Ranger Edge with 83,000 miles. My automobile past is all RWD sports cars so I'm psyched about finally owning a 4X4 vehicle. As you know, us Camaro, Mustang and Trans Am guys are all terrified of snow - now I'm actually lookng forward to the first storm out here. I welcome any tips or advice from you experienced Ranger guys.

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:11 AM
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Welcome

Just remember 4wd trucks can get stuck also. I would put some weight in the back of your truck when it snows. I put about 400 pounds and it helps a lot
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:02 PM
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welcome from the uk rich just drive it fast lol
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:22 PM
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nice to have ya. to be honest i never put any weight in my truck for winter. but if you are careless you will be on the side of the road in a ditch. if you take it slow and easy you can get damn near anywhere without any problems.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:29 PM
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Thanks guys. Yup I wont go crazy in the Ranger but it's got to be more fun then riding in snow in my modified 93 Mustang:


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Old 11-03-2009, 02:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum...and yeah ^ that aint going anywhere haha
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:18 PM
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welcome to frf , and greetings from venango county ,pa
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:42 PM
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:46 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

I have a hard tonneau cover on my Ranger, therefore no weight in the back. Never been a problem for me in the snow, either. Adding weight to the rear will help keep the ass-end from breaking loose and oversteering in a 2wd truck, but with 4wd, the truck actually has a tendency to understeer, even in really slick conditions. So I really don't feel adding weight is necessary. If anything, it might hurt your gas mileage. And just a heads up - your gas mileage is going to be absolutely awful driving around in heavy snow. Don't be shocked if you get 12mpg. But it's worth it because driving the Ranger in snow is so much fun. I've driven in over a foot of snow and truck doesn't even break a sweat.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum. If you're going to be taking on snow on a regular basis you might want to consider getting some better tires, those stock tires aren't really offroad friendly.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:21 PM
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welcome from sunny nor-cal !
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:10 AM
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Welcome from NC and when it snows here (rarely) I stay home!
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:18 AM
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Welcome from York COunty. Yes, I don't get too much snow, but usually drive my FWD drive 4 cylnder for traction reasons to work and around. You feel a little more confident in a truck in truck in the snow, but it won't take much to end up off to the side. But then again I'm not from around here. Where I come from in in northern Michigan you might as well as a snowmobile or 4x4 drive.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:43 PM
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welcome to FRF, Rich!
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:40 PM
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Greetings from York County
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