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Old 12-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #15
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For those interested in towing Ford Rangers, I'd refer them to Post #1 in THIS THREAD at the Ranger Station forum.


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Ford does say the Ranger is towable 4 down with the standard transmission in neutral and the electronic (dash mounted) 4wd switch in 2wd. Their only stipulation is 55 mph maximum speed. I did read this posting awhile back and this guy doesn't think they are towable at all unless a stick shiftable transfer case is used.

I would venture that Ford knows more about it than him.....I was only wondering why if anyone knows that a short distance above 55 mph would hurt the drive train.


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I towed a 2004 Ford Ranger 4x4 for about 2 years at speeds around 63+. I had a problem with the tires; they were ready for replacement in less than 2 years. Traded the 4x4 for a 2007 Ranger 2WD and never had a problem. Traded the 07 Ranger for the 09 Lincoln I'm driving now because my wife liked the ride of the Lincoln much better than the Ranger; actually I do also. Don't know if Ford had a concern about tires when they set the limit but thought I'd pass it on.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:43 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by RickO View Post
Don't test your limits above 55mph in California. That is the maximum speed limit for anything towing anything.

Towing max speed in Florida is 70 MPH which I think is more then fair a tow speed for the tower and the rest of us. I think 55 is a little low and 70 a little to high.

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