And full size trucks from those years are comparable in cost to Rangers. You open yourself to not having your own insurance cover you, you also open yourself to civil liability. Not to exceed 600lbs tongue weight. If the only difference between the two is the transmission, the manual is more than up to the task. Im a member of both and those guys collectively now every in and out of the ford… yes! Most Factory tow pachages include additional cooling measures for both engine and transmissions. You have the underpowered 112 h.
Yes, I've needed 3rd gear on the highway, and 55mph is as fast as you'll ever go and not by your choice. A silverado with a 3. Ford seems to over rate their trucks though. I would also limit the wind resistance your trailer creates. Whether the 5-speed manual itself would hold up with a stronger clutch.
At a minimal I would say you need a good ½ ton to safely pull a loaded car trailer regardless of the engine. A lot can go wrong in 250 miles even without pulling a trailer let alone with a trailer at almost double the tow rating. The manual was only offered on the 2002 3rd gen, and the 2002-2003 Sport and Sport Trac still the 2nd gen chassis. Occasional towing utility trailer from time to time? It's like going through a door because you find the door in front of you. I would suggest finding a F150 or an E-series if you have your heart set on a van with a 300 six or 351 from the late 80s to mid 90s. My 2003 has the new 2. I am at work and trying to do this covertly.
I looked at the manual and it doesn't make sense. Dont put a 4 cylinder into a truck that had a 6 cylinder. If you want to tow a 3400lb car on a 1000lb trailer, you'll need an Explorer with an automatic transmission. It just will annoy impatient people getting moving, but I guess that goes along with your user name. Who is going to know what the tow capacity is? I use a trailer equipped with electric brakes if I need to tow more than that.
Which is good news for me and my Surfside! I dug out the manual and figured out my axle ratio based on the code on the door. Vehicles vary even within a specific model line. Certainly not a regular tow vehicle for a 26 foot camper, and not a work trailer for a landscaping company with 3 ride-alongs on it. I have not found a graph for that on the Rangers. Watch all your gauges especially the oil pressure and engine temperature 5. I looked at the manual and it doesn't make sense. Not worried about it, but I will probably put trailer brakes on it if it doesn't already have them.
I am going to get a hitch for it and want to know the maximum weight I can pull. There are no modifications that will change them. Otherwise your truck is struggling too hard. Disclaimer: By using the Tow Capacity Look-Up Tool you are agreeing to Trailers. Search Results: Year Make Model Engine Tow Capacity 1996 Ford Ranger 4x2 2. Maybe somebody with more knowledge of that 5-speed manual can chime in, to see if it will hold up given a stronger clutch.
If you need a vehicle with a greater capacity. With my '97 Mountaineer V8, I have pulled my college roommate's '67 Mustang on his tandem axle trailer before he installed the trailer brakes before, and I strongly recommend the trailer brakes with this weight anyway, especially with an Explorer. For the same price you get a lot more truck. Hi Forgive me if I posted this in the wrong forum. See this thread for more information: A heavy duty clutch or even a reasonable cost replacement may not be available. I tow a 22' boat with a 350 small block no problem.
I have the aforementioned Ranger Pickup truck. If you need help with the installation go to google and look up Ranger Forums. Some tips for you are 1. Those are made to tow things like that. They are customized for your vehicle, powder-coated for corrosion resistance and are compatible with 1. I wouldn't worry about being pulled over at all.
Now, I love my 3. I hope you are having a nice day so far. Just need one number: the max weight using a hitch not the bumper Thank you for your help. Higher weight does stress the tranny more, but the frame, motor, etc can handle it. Safety is not a specific weight, you can crash with no load at all.