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lsu03
03-06-2008, 06:07 PM
can you pull anything frequently(2-3 times a week, only about 20 miles) with a 4 cylinder?

also, could you fit two kids along with the driver in a single cab? with auto? with manual?

Landrus2
03-06-2008, 06:15 PM
can you pull anything frequently(2-3 times a week, only about 20 miles) with a 4 cylinder?

also, could you fit two kids along with the driver in a single cab? with auto? with manual?


Ok maybe 1-2 times a week:waving:

lsu03
03-06-2008, 07:05 PM
sounds good.

Carolina Green
03-06-2008, 08:03 PM
I used to pull a 17 foot bass boat with a 4 banger. You should be find as long as you don't have a alot of hills. I would be more concerned with stopping power than pulling power. My 2cents :weightlifter:

shepoutside
03-07-2008, 07:12 AM
I have sometimes 3 crew, and a fully loaded ranger, and one has a 4 banger, and all without problems.

Valk
03-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Have read on here some guys are getting upper 20s in mpg's with their 4 cyl Rangers...a good selling point for your folks, lsu03.

My '00 4cyl Nissan Frontier (a solid lil truck, imo) is good for 22, maybe 23mpg...though I've never taken a pure hwy trip with it to see what she'd max out at.

topsites
03-07-2008, 01:28 PM
Afaik some trucks like the Iveco Trakker have 4 cylinders, but somehow I think we speak of something lesser.

All depends on the weight, the gears, the transmission bands or clutch type (heavy duty or not).
Then it's not just pulling but stopping, too...
Most passenger / smaller vehicles are rated to tow UP to 1,000 pounds total.
And I wouldn't recommend it any more than a few times a year.

I'm not saying you need an 18-wheeler here, but as for pulling landscaping trailers or weights, you need a full size pickup in comparison... Here's the type of truck that has a 4-banger (at least I think it does), but that's one stout compact truck:

lsu03
03-07-2008, 04:37 PM
i even offered to buy a truck but my parents for some reason would rather pay their own money on a car that will get what, 5 extra miles to the gallon, maybe. i dont understand. i mean if i want to use my hard earned money on something so they dont have to, they should be willing, but whatever.

lsu03
03-07-2008, 04:53 PM
they are worried that a reg. cab cant hold 3 ppl, but mom doesnt like the jump seat ex. cabs. some though, face forward not inward.

gene gls
03-07-2008, 08:28 PM
My 4 banger work fine......

stuffdeer
03-07-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm not sure of that.

Let me check.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0146-1.jpg

Yep, I'd say so.

fool32696
03-07-2008, 09:53 PM
I used my 4cyl Ranger for a number of years hauling a big Z turn on a loaded 6x12. Wasn't fast but the worst I ever got out of that truck was 17mpg.

lsu03
03-07-2008, 10:32 PM
thanks for the replies.

lsu03
03-08-2008, 08:38 AM
how good on gas would a 4x4 3.0 supercab do?

herberg
03-08-2008, 09:06 AM
i had that truck - was a bit of a dog with a trailer hooked up. You'll get the same mileage with the 4.0 If I recall - i was getting mid to high teens with the 3.0. Regretted not buying the 4.0 everytime i had the trailer hooked up.

my $0.03:)

Valk
03-09-2008, 12:11 AM
I'm not sure of that.

Let me check.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0146-1.jpg

Yep, I'd say so.

How's your rig at hwy speeds & hills? MPGs w/ & wo trailer?

stuffdeer
03-10-2008, 07:15 PM
How's your rig at hwy speeds & hills? MPGs w/ & wo trailer?

Does highway speeds fine. If you hit a big enough hill, I drop it into 4th.

MPG with 17 to 22.
MPG without 24 to 28.

Cutter1
03-10-2008, 07:39 PM
I cut for years with a 4 cylinder toyota t100 2wd. pulling a 12 ft trailer with two walkbehinds. 1500 lbs of grass in the bed and three guys in the front, WITH A 5 SPEED!! it still runs, its a tool truck for us now. it struggled on hills but it was a great truck for us.