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Hey guys, I'm new to these trucks. I'm thiking about using mine to towe my 87 Mazda rx7 to the race track, but I dont know if my 95 b3000 2wd can even do that. Or what kind of mods would I need if its not possible? I was thinking towing only one axle, not a whole trailer.
 


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It will be able to pull it. These are tough little trucks. If your unsure I would just maybe now strap it on and go for a few blocks and see how your engine does and also more importantly how your brakes feel.
 

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Are there any brake upgrades I can get off other cars and bolt on? What about the chasis? would that be a weak link? I do minor fabrication at work, and I could upgrade my car, but I'm pretty new to owning a truck. So I wanna learn more about it
 

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well, a hitch, for starters. And always brake early...give yourself lots of room until you know how it'll react. I towed a dakota on a tow dolly with my old 87 ranger, 2.3 5-speed. It'll do it, no question. It's more a question if YOU can properly control it.
 

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Yup should to1w no problem, I towed my buddies stock car to the races with my 94 B3000 4x4 and a big old trailer. But the only thing I would be worried is making sure the car is secure, I let my buddies tie down the stock car while I was inside the house gathering some last minute things and lets just say I made it 20 feet with the trailer before I felt a crap load of weight on my bumper and the noise end of the car in my tail gate... always double check your chain and straps
 

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yeah my buddy borrowed my (2200lb empty)flatbed to tow a V8 gremlin from detroit mich, through chicago, back to plymouth wi.... i don't think he had the brakes hooked up either, and it was lifted with 31's or 32's......i was like you break it you bought it lol.
 

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You should be fine. I've towed a number of cars with my Ranger.....some on a dolly and others on trailers. I've maxed it out a few times(according to the manufacturers ratings) and other then the need to drive it like you're pulling a heavy trailer it did fine. Look and see what your truck is rated to tow and remember, the important thing is not getting it rolling, it's getting it stopped!!
I would also highly recommend getting a hitch if you don't already have one.
 

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Get a good receiver hitch. I'm not a big fan of bumper hitches....
 

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If you plan on going to the track once a week or more, you should consider getting something bigger. If you only go two or three times a year than yeah, the b3000 will do fine.
 

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