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Old 06-30-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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I have an 87 2WD Ranger all stock original suspension. I need to get a load of gravel and was wondering just what type of weight I can realistically haul a couple miles over paved roads.

The weight of the gravel is about 1375LBs. I have had about 500lbs in the back without trouble, but I just dunno about that much weight.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #2
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Well I have a 93 2wd 2.3 5 speed and I had 1300 of scrap in it. It has 3.45 gears and 29" tires. Yes it is a pig starting on a hill.
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it's as much about the brakes, clutch, and the motor as anything else. i'd do either 2-3 trips or get a trailer and do it in one trip. just my $.02.
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I have an 87 2WD Ranger all stock original suspension. I need to get a load of gravel and was wondering just what type of weight I can realistically haul a couple miles over paved roads.

The weight of the gravel is about 1375LBs. I have had about 500lbs in the back without trouble, but I just dunno about that much weight.
HEY give this a shot, it's only a buck and I bet you get an accurate answer,let us know.

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( I Have a 1987 2WD Ford Ranger and need to know how much weight I can legally HAUL in my truck bed )

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Went ahead and did it.... ended up just under 1500LBs in the bed... was afraid I'd hit a leaf and pop a wheelie. Just was sad I forgot to load Lowrider on my mp3s for the drive home.
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