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Old 09-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #71
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I just checked that tire sticker, and it says 1,646 lbs. There are really no changes, other than the tires that should change it that much, I would think. Maybe I will still find a scale, and just weight it.

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I can see how that might have a bit of an effect on towing, with the 2" bigger tires, but not payload, as that is weight acting downwards.
The heavier wheels and tires reduce payload. The 2" larger wheel diameter is irrelevant by itself, since the shorter tire sidewalls result in the same overall tire diameter as the 18" setup (and not by accident), so overall effective gearing is not changed.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:03 PM   #72
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Jim what did you get for a motor, conflicting info in this thread?
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:04 PM   #73
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3.5L EcoBoost.
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That's what I thought, need to edit your signature line. FWIW, the yellow sticker was correct when I had my F150 weighed.
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That's what I thought, need to edit your signature line. FWIW, the yellow sticker was correct when I had my F150 weighed.
Oh yeah, thanks. Anna-Marie told me to in a PM a couple days ago, and I forgot.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:32 AM   #76
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According to the Ford Canada F-150 Towing specs page, of the three levels of GVWR/payload available for this cab/box/4x4 combination, only the lowest (the one Jim has) is available with the 20" wheels. Getting more GVWR and payload requires more serious working wheels and rubber, rather than the "sporty/trendy" low-profile setup; the highest payload is only for the 18" wheels. The 20" setup may be the nicest to drive for applications that don't require maximum payload.

The base wheels - even for this cab/box/engine combination - are 17", so there might be more of a weight difference to the 20" setup than there would be between 18" and 20". With the Lariat, you start with 18" and can upgrade to 20".
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Wow, news to me. I held off as long as possible buying my last Ranger. Gave up hoping they'd change their mind about continuing on with it. Bought one of the last ones available.
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I drove that truck for eighteen years. I didn't mean to keep it that long, but not long after I bought it my girlfriend at the time complained that I didn't have any goals in life. I said, "well, okay; I'll drive my truck for twenty years. That's a goal." I almost made it. Meanwhile she left me for someone with more ambition.
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So Mike, what are your plans for next year
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So Mike, what are your plans for next year
I'd like to go to Nova Scotia, but it's too early to tell when/if I'll do it. If I go, it will probably be in late summer / early fall.
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Same here, maybe we will meet again up there, keep in touch.
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