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|11-05-2017, 02:10 AM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: So. Calif (SFV)
Vehicle Year: 1990,1994
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Bronco II, Ranger
I use this vehicle for: Crawling over thingsRep Power: 10
It's a 2K pound trailer Why should a V6 truck have difficulty with that as long as it doesn't have some huge like 60 sq-ft frontal area on it? (some of the 4-cyl trucks even had 2K+ tow ratings depending on the axle ratio).
I've towed a 4K lbs enclosed trailer up & down the west coast with my 2.9L... I don't know how different the 3.0L power curve is, but with 5-10 more HP (I don't have the '03 spec in front of me) I just don't see why the 3.0L couldn't at least hang with it.
Stopping the thing and sway-abatement are areas of far greater concern with RBVs & trailers (especially with shorter wheelbases like my BII)
I agree with Will and RonD. You probably need to modify your driving habits (let that 3.0 sing once in awhile). Changing rear end ratios may help too, though this would depend on what is currently in there now (combination of your axle ratio and tire size). Swapping the axle whole is generally the easiest way to change ratios if your desired ratio is something that was offered factory. Not hard to do on the ground or in a driveway (get some wood blocks or thick plywood to put your jackstands on if they want to sink down into the ground).
'90 Bronco II XLT
5" lift (Skyjacker Jeep coils), D35 & 8.8" w/5.13s (locked), 1354 dual T-case, 35x12.50s
'94 Ranger XLT
6" Skyjacker, ARB D44 front, Detroit 8.8" rear, Atlas 4.3, 33s
Last edited by 4x4junkie; 11-05-2017 at 02:15 AM.
|06-14-2018, 12:35 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: MCNEAL, AZ
Vehicle Year: 1995 2003
Vehicle Make: mazda RANGER
Vehicle Model: B2300 XLTRep Power: 0
Thanks to all who replied to my post. I appreciate your advice. . .
|07-10-2018, 12:06 AM||#13|
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Gnaw Bone, Indiana
Vehicle Year: 2007
Vehicle Make: Toyota
Vehicle Model: FJ Cruiser
I use this vehicle for: When I can't ride a motorcycle.Rep Power: 10
So what are you doing? We wanna know, man!
'07 FJ Cruiser
'14 Ninja 1000
|07-15-2018, 07:11 AM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle Year: 1987
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
I use this vehicle for: Tetanus Awareness
My credo: A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...Rep Power: 29
The 2.9 makes its torque 1000RPM lower then the 3.0. A 2.9 will tow circles around one.
I'm still doin' everything I used to do, it just takes a lil' longer now...
97 F250 460/E4OD------77 F250 400/C6
87 Ranger XLT "Rusty 2.0" 2.9/TK5
Member since March 2002
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