Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2




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    Default Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2

    I have searched the forum which is like an encyclopedia with information. Maybe I am searching incorrectly? I have a 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 two wheel drive with diff lock. I know of a D4D 3.0 that have done sand driving in Mozambique with deflated tires and diff lock on. My experience very little to none, 19 voerstsek Willy's in the mid to late 70's, Hermanus, Onrus river. Even that got stuck once or twice but it was part of the fun. My question, what if any off road capabilities does my Ford have? One day when I have completed some of my other projects I would like to attempt some sort of obstacle course.
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    Default Re: Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2

    We had a guy join us with his 4x2 ford ranger with difflock at hobby park in krugersdorp

    He kept up with the like of landrover and jeeps

    I was very impressed
    He did battle on very rocky uphill terrain
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    Default Re: Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2

    Playing in the dunes is fine, momentum is your friend. (the 4.0 has plenty)
    Dune driving is a skill that improves with practice, so best to 1st get someone that knows their stuff with 4x4 to go along so they can show you the ropes , etc. (even 4x4's get stuck)

    The man made trails 1-2 & some 3 are no sweat, but some 3, 4&5 are better to skip or take the chicken route.
    Try to avoid Rock crawling axle twisters and steep declines (especially if you have an auto)
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    Default Re: Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2

    tyres between 0.8 and 0.6 bar, no sharp turns, and dont stop in soft areas, then you should be fine.

    But have a 4x4 at hand, and know this... Momentum is your friend.

    Also, as said before, if you stop in a "soft" area, you are stuck.
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    Default Re: Not a 4x4 but I would like to know. 2007 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x2

    When we were in Namibia I tried driving the Gypsy in 4x2 on the beach BUT it doest have diff lock and I dint get very far especially in the very soft sand. I recon with difflock you will be able to do better and wider deflated tyres will definately help.
    Momentum is key especially in soft sand and dont try to pull off on a sandy incline. Beautiful country though.
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