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Old 01-17-2011, 10:45 AM
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ford ranger

i have a chevy 2500 hd duramax right know that i pull my 5x10 trailer loaded with a lazer and hand helds. i get about 13-14 miles per gallon pulling the trailer. i am thinking about getting a mid 90's ford ranger 2.3 4 cylinder 5 speed manual this year to pull the trailer wih and still keeping the chevy. how many mpg's are you guys getting with and with out a trailer on your rangers.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:28 AM
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I had a 99 Ranger at one point, 2.3l, 5 speed. Reg cab long bed. It got around 20 to 25 mpg, mix of highway and in town. That was without a trailer though, I would almost be hesitant to pull a trailer with it. Truck didn't have a whole lot of extra power LOL.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:34 AM
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I have an 08 and its rated at 23 empty. Pulling a trailer it probably will not get much better then what your getting now , and die a lot quicker.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:35 AM
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I think you would need a 6 cylinder at a minimum. I pulled my 6.5 x 12 for a while with a 4x4 ranger. It was a v6 manual shift. The brakes are a weak spot. The trailer kinda looked like a big fish ready to swallow a little fish lol...
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:08 PM
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I have a 99' 2.4 liter Nissan auto, and get about 26mpg hwy without trailer and 22mpg hwy with trailer. I pull a 5x12 with ZTR, 21", two trimmers and blower. I've put a cold air intake, throttle body spacer, header, flowmaster exhaust, and transmission cooler. I also upgraded the brakes. Pulls great. I got about 24 without trailer and 19 with trailer before the upgrades. Not really apples to apples though, because I think a stock Ranger is rated at 120hp and the Nissan about 143 stock.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:59 PM
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If gas gets too high I'll probably get a small truck for weekly maint./ estimates, and just pitchfork it into my dump at end of day and use dump for 1X cleanups.
very interested to know what you come up with.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:59 PM
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A 4cyl RANGER?????? Wow, forget the trailer just throw ur bent shaft and push mowers in the truck bed.. Who needs a professional image these days anyway???
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:05 PM
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Rear differential is gonna let you know.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:06 PM
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WOW, guess my 4 rangers with mow decks, Logos, don't meet someones "professional" image?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:07 PM
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I wouldn't use a 4 cylinder. I think the 6 cylinder 4.0 liter was as small as I would go. And the one I used briefly was a 4x4 STX, and I believe the suspension was probably a little beefier then a 2 wheel drive.
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