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Old 07-08-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Does anyone know towing capacity of a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT with a 4.0L V6 and manual transmission (also 4x4 and Supercab)?
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure but a good guess would be about 3500 to 4500lbs. A stick shift has less tow rating than a automatic.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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5900 pounds, according to:

http://www.kbb.com/KBB/UsedCars/Specificat...p;Mileage=12000
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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Does anyone know towing capacity of a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT with a 4.0L V6 and manual transmission (also 4x4 and Supercab)?
The owner's manual for a 1996 Ford Ranger is available HERE. On page 207 there's a chart showing max trailer weights and GCWR. Depending on your axle ratio it looks like your max trailer weight would be 2,000 or 3,000 lbs., with a GCWR of 6,000 or 7,000 lbs.

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5,900 pounds is the combined truck and trailer weight (GCWR). The max trailer weight is less than 3,000 pounds and depends as noted by the transmission and other options.
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Here are ratings from TrailerLife for 1999 Ford Ranger with 4.0 V6 which is the earliest they show:

<span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">Ranger 4.0 V-6 6,000</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">a,c</span></span></span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Ranger 4WD 4.0 V-6 5,820</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">a,d</span></span></span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Ranger SuperCab 4.0 V-6 5,980</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">a,c</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">Ranger SuperCab 4WD 4.0 V-6 5,660</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">a,d</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">Ranger 4.0 V-6 3,660</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">c,f,i</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">Ranger SuperCab 4.0 V-6 3,520</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">c,f,i</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Ranger SuperCab 4WD 4.0 V-6 3,200</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">d,f,i

<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">I found this at:

http://www.trailerlife.com/images/do...owingguide.pdf

Here are the codes:

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<div align="left">a</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Requires automatic transmission and towing package.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">b</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Requires 3.31:1 axle ratio.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">c</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Requires 3.55:1 axle ratio.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">d</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Requires 3.73:1 axle ratio.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">e</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Requires 3.98/4.09/4.10:1 axle ratio.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">f</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Manual transmission.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">g</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Fifth-wheel towing.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><div align="left">h</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Automatic transmission.</div>
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">i</span></span></span><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><span style="font-family:Helvetica-Condensed"><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Must be equipped with heavy-duty towing package.

<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">Hope this helps.

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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Since I actually bought the truck this past weekend...I dug out the manual and figured out my axle ratio based on the code on the door...apparently R6 means 3.76. And of course the detail for this one isn't printed in my manual.

However a previous owner completed all of the calcs and documented them in the manual and has it at 3100lb towing capacity.

Which is good news for me and my Surfside!

Thanks for the replies!


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