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Old 09-06-2010, 10:47 PM
LTOWNKXRIDER LTOWNKXRIDER is offline
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Default Towing with my Ranger

This is probably in the wrong section, But i'm just curious as to how these trucks pull, becuase tomorrow i'm renting a U-Haul Tandem axle trailer to go pick up my 88 mustang that's 200 miles away..

I'm just wondering how they handle with around 5000lbs of car/trailer behind it, swaying problems etc...
I do have a 3"BL and 33's

Input is greatly appreciated thanks in advance
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: Towing with my Ranger

I've never towed with mine, but I can imagine that it probably won't handle the weight that well. Its only a quarter ton truck. Power might be fine, but i'd be worried about the brakes.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:00 AM
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Default Re: Towing with my Ranger

Ive never seen more than some lawn equipment or ATVs towed by a ranger...IDK...but you could try getting the trailer, and hookin up one of your buddy's car to it and take it around the block...See how it stops and whatnot...You live in the plains or mountains?
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Towing with my Ranger

You should dolly the mustang. It's the type of trailer that only the front wheels of the mustang would be on. It's the smartest bet on the Ranger being a tow rig. Sure people have towed cars on tandem axle car trailers with Rangers.....but coming from a couple years in the rental industry, we wouldn't even consider renting you a car trailer and hitching it up to a Ranger.


And please tell me this is with a frame mounted hitch. lol.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: Towing with my Ranger

Hey, just updating the status, I ended up getting a Tandem axle trailer, had the surge brakes.. Ranger was weighed down pretty good in the back end ( obviously) but it was windy out and everything I didn't get any sway from the trailer during the tow, and i was running about 68-70mph most of the trip.
i've got a picture from my phone, I'll try and link it up here.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:05 PM
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awesome cool car....project?
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:50 PM
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It wasn't supposed to be a project car, But it's kind of turning into one.. Fixing the previous owners screw ups....
It's got a Vortech Blower, Trickflow upper n lower intake, 3.73's Upper n lower control arms..
over the winter i'm gonna throw on a set of aluminum heads, Aluminum rad electric fan, gauges ( to keep an eye on everything) bigger fuel pump ( sumped tank) and should be good to go rollin deep into the 11's in the 1/4mile.
Thats if all goes as planned haha
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