Towing with a Ranger 2.2 Auto

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:29
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Hi all

Im about to get a Ranger 2.2 dual cab 4wd for work and am wondering how they tow. Ive got a van that weighs 2.23t when its fully loaded. Will the Ranger tow it ok? Ive got an Amarok and it tows it very nicely

Also ,in works infinite wisdom, they've fitted an aluminium tray, Am I gonna need to put a chiropractor on the pay role and have him travel with me or will it be reasonably comfortable?

Cheers Wilko
I waltz my Amarok all over
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:47

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:47
Ranger 110 kW and 375nm and six gears vs amarok 120 kW and 400nm and a hundred gears, the Vw is always going to shade the small engined ford, but those figures will get the job done. You'll notice the takeoff lag in the 2.2 with that kind of weight. Their off idle torque is nothing like the 3.2.
It won't be as comfortable as the Vw either but again they aren't exactly a disappointing ride either. The factory rear springs aren't great for constant big loads so be prepared for sag rectification.
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Follow Up By: Mike W1 - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:55

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 17:55
Thanks GBC, Itll be the newer ranger I think its got 118kw and a little more torque. I am worried about the turbo lag I heard you need to flatten the accelerator a minute and a half before you actually have any forward motion.

Interesting to hear about the springs as it will be carting 1000lt tubs.

Cheers Wilko
I waltz my Amarok all over
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 18:17

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 18:17
I'm guessing you'll have a great set of van towing springs pretty soon then ;)
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Reply By: axle - Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 19:13

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 19:13
Hi Wilko , I reckon it would be up to the task, but maybe have a think about the transmission oil cooler, as that could be a area that might need upgrading


Cheers Axle
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Reply By: swampy - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 21:21

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 21:21
hi
The only vehicle the dealer had for road testing .
The auto could easily be confused
The 2.2 has the same peak torque as the old 3.0ltr BUT
the 2.2 suffers poorly in the bottom end/ mid range dept by comparison .
An example of the old 2.5 to the 3.0 The 3.0 had 30% more torque
The bigger 3.2 u have to rev a little harder compared to the prev 3.0

swampy
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