I think you need to reword this statement. Are you trying to say No Stock
Ranger in any configuration has greater ground clearance that any F150 of a
similar type? And by similar type do you mean any 4x4 Ranger compared to any
4x4 F150? Are you sure this is supported by the facts?
You might want to review the data at
https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/2007/bb_pdf/80.pdf and verify
you are making a true statement. At least this time, you are mostly correct
if you take a very narrow definition of what "similar type" means.
The Ranger with the greatest ground clearance (4x4 FX4 Level II Package with
31x10.50R-15SL Tires) has a minimum ground clearance of 8.3 inches. An F-150
Regular Cab 4x4 Styleside with P235/75R-17A/T Tires also has a ground
clearance of 8.3". An F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 Styleside with P255/70R-17A/T
Tires has a ground clearance of 8.2" So if you are comparing any Ranger 4x4
to any F150 4x4, the Ranger may have more ground clearance. A Ranger 4x4
without the FX4 Stage II package has 7.8" of clearance (less with a 4.0L) -
which is less that a standard F150 4X4 with P235/75R-17A/T Tires. There are
other F150 tire/wheel options that have greater ground clearance. To be
clear, I am measuring ground clearance to the bottom of the rear
differential. You will need to subtract the "K" dimension (the differential
CL to bottom of the differential dimension) from CC dimension (the rear axle
centerline height) to calculate this value. For the Ranger FX4 Stage II you
need to refer to the tire data sheet to get the "CC" value for the tires on
this model and use 5.7" for the "K" value since the FX4 Stage II package
gets the larger differential. The standard Ranger differential hangs down
0.7 inches less than the standard F150 differential. So even though the
radius of the F150 tire is greater than for the Ranger tires - 14.1" vs
12.9", the actual difference in ground clearance is less, 8.3" vs 7.8"
(unless you have a 4.0 Ranger, then the differential is the same as for an
F150 and the ground clearance is further reduced - unless you get the larger
tires in the FX4 Stage II package).
BTW, the factory F150 with the greatest ground clearance uses the optional
LT275/65R18C wheel/tire combination.
The cross members in the new F150's on all the F150's at work are all
beat in and bent back from bottoming out. I have driven these trucks,
and they would barley clear a soda can sitting upright on a flat surface...
The ranger's at work are much higher... much to my surprise... and i am
NOT an fan of rangers...
I am talking about 2wd trucks here, rangers w/ 235/75/15 and F150's with
Ranger has more clearance, and i'm not talking about the rearend... the
F150's are hitting on the front crossmember. Do you want pictures?
C. E. White wrote:
Yes I do.
Now hte 4x4 F150 / Ranger comparison might be a different story.
I'm just saying, you measure a 2wd F150 & Ranger, i'm not talking about
the rear end either mike... im talking about the front cross member...
in front of the oil pan, on the F150s is very low.
I will measure them someday when i get them on a flat floor.
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