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by PLWildtrak
Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 18
Views: 14019

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

I certainly have to rely on the van brakes a lot more than I'd like on long descents in an attempt to conserve the Ranger's brakes as the 2.0l has practically zero engine braking. I've also upgraded the front brakes to Bendix Heavy duty in an effort to stave off brake fade. Probably the biggest desc...
by PLWildtrak
Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 18
Views: 14019

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

I would say it depends on how much towing you are doing. If it's occasional towing, I think the 2.0l motor is best. It tows well (and in some cases better than the 3.2 as the 10sp keeps it on song) and I'm happy with it for the occasional towing I do (3 or 4 times a year with a 3T van). You then hav...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Apr 12, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sport V6 or Wildtrak Bi-turbo?
Replies: 8
Views: 5628

Re: Sport V6 or Wildtrak Bi-turbo?

Like others have said, V6 is definitely the stronger option so if you spend a lot of time loaded up or towing then then V6 is definitely the pick. The 2.0 is OK if you're only ever lightly loaded. It does the job admirably, but you could never accuse it of being a power house. Mid-range speed/power ...
by PLWildtrak
Sat Mar 11, 2023 11:34 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snorkel Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3594

Re: Snorkel Recommendation

Likewise RE durability of plastic ones. You may find that on cheap ebay copies, but none of the reputable brands will have those issues. One thing I'd recommend before you start spending money on a metal snorkel and cutting guards is find someone who has one and have a drive of their car, both with ...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Lift kit + new tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 11827

Re: Lift kit + new tyres

The Wildtrak X come with wider offset wheel than standard (P35 instead of P55). OE tyres are still 265/60/18. 265/65/18 will fit no problem as they are the same width, just fractionally taller. 285/60/18 or 285/65/18 will also fit without a problem. Some report scrubbing on the sway bar with 285 tyr...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof rack Vs trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 10956

Re: Roof rack Vs trailer

Or get a rack that fits into the channels on the roller shutter to put bulky lighter items on there where it won't hit you fuel economy too much as it'll still be under the roof line. There are loads of different options, some have additional bracing for the roller shutter to allow it carry more wei...
by PLWildtrak
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Lift kit + new tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 11827

Re: Lift kit + new tyres

In theory the OE 265/60/18 are 30.5". I say in theory as all tyre manufacturers are different.......some are sized true, some are over sized and some are undersized.......for example I'm pretty sure I remember reading a few years that ago that a 35" BFG tyre was actually closer to 34" when you measu...
by PLWildtrak
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Lift kit + new tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 11827

Re: Lift kit + new tyres

My only advice regarding the Formula lift is don't get sucked into adding things you don't need. They tried to up sell me on UCA's & airbags and all sorts that simply aren't needed on a Ranger for a 2" lift. No idea of the quality of their gear. I was just put off by the sales team. I went with Dobi...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Wildtrak X, Brisbane
Replies: 5
Views: 6257

Re: New Wildtrak X, Brisbane

I got my X in 2020 when they still fitted a snorkel to them. That was one of the big things for me. The rims on the X certainly aren't the nicest looking but the beauty of them are that they are a wider offset than any other standard Ranger rim (+35mm from memory instead of +55mm for all other Range...
by PLWildtrak
Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tub rack
Replies: 6
Views: 3828

Re: Tub rack

Was talking to someone the outer day who also recommended these........http://triplemtubracks.com.au He sells just the supports, or the rack as well. The rack doesn't suit what I'm after but the supports look good, and can then be added to any other solutions (Rhino, Stockman etc) for added peace of...
by PLWildtrak
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Depth of Ranger px3 tub
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Depth of Ranger px3 tub

If you haven't bought the fridge yet I'd just buy a different fridge.
Save yourself the headache.
by PLWildtrak
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Depth of Ranger px3 tub
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Depth of Ranger px3 tub

Mine is the same as BlkWildtrak. Measures 490mm from the top of the ribs on the tub liner to the lowest point of the electric roller shutter. If you're buying a new fridge there are certainly a few that will easily fit. If you're trying to use an exisiting fridge then it may be a challenge, especial...
by PLWildtrak
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tray organiser and rackless awning
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: Tray organiser and rackless awning

When I first got my Ranger a year ago I wanted something as a stop-gap measure before getting drawers fitted. We'd had some furniture delivered and I cut up the boxes that they came in to make something that would tide me over. Basically 2 square boxes (front & back) on the passenger side, and 2 lon...
by PLWildtrak
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tub rack
Replies: 6
Views: 3828

Re: Tub rack

I've been looking at the same thing myself. Ford rate it to 25kg yet most rack manufacturers sell racks that weigh that much without anything on them, and very few will consider supplying additional supports. At this stage the two I'm liking best are: https://podtrailer.com.au/ute-racks/ https://www...
by PLWildtrak
Sat May 29, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing with adaptive cruise control
Replies: 15
Views: 7634

Re: Towing with adaptive cruise control

Yep, I'm of the opinion that YOU should be in control of the vehicle at all times whilst towing, not some electrical laziness device. Don't get me wrong, I think ACC is bloody awesome. But just not for towing. As above, I do use the Limiter a lot when towing. X2. I'm sure using it for towing will b...
by PLWildtrak
Wed May 05, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing with adaptive cruise control
Replies: 15
Views: 7634

Re: Towing with adaptive cruise control

Aside from the question over whether the van brakes operate when cruise control slows down, the bigger issue is control. For me, towing with cruise control would only be advisable with a very light box trailer. With a bigger or heavier trailer I wouldn't use it. I want to know that when I lift my fo...
by PLWildtrak
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 18
Views: 14019

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

I think the 2.0l and 10 speed are a good combo. Solo driving is great. Has plenty of get up and go when you want it, but drives really smoothly when you don't. Even towing the 3T van the drivability is good. The only area I find it lacking a little is initial take off, but once it's up a running the...
by PLWildtrak
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 18
Views: 14019

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

Checked my owners manual when I first got the Ranger and I was surprised to see that it says nothing in relation to the transmission about towing. I tow a 3T caravan and tow in Sports mode as that seemed most suitable.......sharpens up the throttle, holds lower gears for longer, doesn't immediately ...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 21165

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

And you'd be right. It's weight is generally an asset in terms of stability, and the fact that it's permanent 4WD, and it's additional torque means it gets underway better. The 2 main issues I had with it in terms of towing are that the wheelbase is too short which can allow some fore-aft pitching, ...
by PLWildtrak
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 21165

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

I have a 2020 PXIII with 2.0l bi-turbo & 10-speed and I can't find any guidelines in the manual referring to D or S or manual mode etc for towing. Under Transmission it says "In Sport mode the transmission selects the optimum gear for best performance. This gear selection is typically lower than tha...
by PLWildtrak
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Ranger Wildtrak X- new to the Ranger club!
Replies: 16
Views: 19929

Re: My Ranger Wildtrak X- new to the Ranger club!

Just measured mine and I have 490mm from the top of the ridges on the bed liner to the under side of the the roller shutter, but that would be absolute max. Better to aim for 485mm max if possible to give some tolerance. My fridge measures 471mm, or 468mm if I take off the moulded corner guards, and...
by PLWildtrak
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Ranger Wildtrak X- new to the Ranger club!
Replies: 16
Views: 19929

Re: My Ranger Wildtrak X- new to the Ranger club!

Having the same issue as well. I have an almost unused Waeco CFX50 that I'm reluctant to get rid of as it is effectively brand new. It is about 470mm tall, and will fit under the shutter by itself, but only has about 20-25mm clearance so really struggling to find a suitable slide. The standard Waeco...
by PLWildtrak
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Re: Hello

Here's a pic from yesterday after getting some new shoes fitted. IMG_4092 copy.jpg Definitely fill the guards a little better, and should be a lot better off road than the HT's it came with. Would love to have gone bigger but need to tow a caravan with it as well so didn't want to alter the gearing ...
by PLWildtrak
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Hello

Just thought I post up a quick hello. Just picked up a new bi-turbo Wildtrak X a week ago. My first Ford (had a Jeep & a 200 Series before) and my first ute, and loving it so far. Rides amazingly well (just hope I don't bugger that up as I add more mods to it) and the 2.0l with the 10 speed seems to...